Michael Spellman (pictured) has been elected president of the European Association of Livestock Markets (EALM) which represents 14 national federations and more than 600 livestock marts across Europe.
EALM marts are responsible for the sale of about 35m cattle, sheep, pigs and horses annually.
Mr Spellman is currently in his second term of office as chairman of the national marts committee of ICOS.
He has served as vice-president of the European association since 2012. From Kilteevan, Co Roscommon, he is a board member both of ICOS and of Roscommon Co-Operative Livestock Mart.