Farm Ireland

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Export buyers to the fore in Roscommon

Published 25/11/2015 | 02:30

BIG demand from Northern Ireland breeders boosted the trade at the Irish Shorthorn Cattle Society Beef Show and Sale at Roscommon Mart with over 40pc of animals sold for export.

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These included the top price Springing Heifer - a Malton Zenith daughter exhibited by Alan and Frank Gibbons, Strokestown - which sold to for €3,100, while the Male Champion of the Show, Orkney Fresh Prince - bred and exhibited by Henry Dudley, Templemore - sold for €2,700 to a northern buyer.

The Female Championship was awarded to a maiden heifer - Ricketstown Rosette 177 bred by the Kelly family from Carlow and later sold for €2,500 to a Galway breeder.

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