Dream beef farm in Roscommon sells for €8,000/ac at auction

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

In Co Roscommon, auctioneer John Earley got €1m or €8,000/ac for a 125ac farm with extensive shedding and €17,000 in entitlements near Tulsk.

The holding is described by Mr Earley as a renowned fattening and finishing farm located 3.6km from Tulsk Village and 6.7km from Elphin.

The yard has an array of sheds extending to about 35,000sqft laid out in nine bays of slatted sheds with accommodation for 200-250 adult cattle when in full operation.

The buildings also include a calving shed with up to 15 individual pens, a cattle crush and pen, slurry pit and silage slabs. Adjoining the farmyard is a small two bedroom cottage residence extending to 650sqft.

The land is fine grazing ground that rises to a nice elevation around the boundaries, said to be in great heart it is well fenced and well tended to.

At auction the farm drew a substantial crowd and when bidding opened four strong customers took to the fray. Among them was a three strong unit of local farmers bidding as one.

In a repeat of what happened recently with another sizeable farm not far away at Moylough in Co Galway, the local consortium won the day.

Bidding opened at €800,000 the place went on the market at €925,000 and sold at €1m to the locals who outbid customers from Tipperary and Cork.

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