Our Spring Sale took place in Roscommon Mart on Saturday April 5th 2014. It was a very tough trade similar to a lot of Pedigree sales this spring. There was a less than 50% clearance on the day, but with a noted increase in interest from Northern buyers, which has been the trend this Spring at a lot of pedigree sales.
The Champion Male Clashagad Maddison was bred by Phil & Pat Sheedy, Roscrea, he was sold for €2000 to a Northern Ireland buyer. Maddison is an Uppermill Maddison son out of a Buffalo Lake Blockbuster cow. The Reserve Champion bull was Lismacool Jobe bred by Padraig Flanagan, Elphin. Jobe is a Creaga Dice son out of a Cabragh Stephen cow. He remained unsold on the day.
The Champion Female Jackie Kate was bred by the Heneghan Brothers John & James from Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon. She was sold to a Beef Shorthorn breeder from Cork for €2250. Kate was a Sliabhbui Prince daughter out of a Tullagower Peter cow. The Heneghan Brothers also bred the Reserve Champion Female on the day Jackie April. April was sold to a Northern Ireland buyer for €1800.
On the day over 80% of the bulls sold went for Export to Northern Ireland.