While there were plenty of customers for shorthorn heifers at the Irish Shorthorn Society’s premier sale in Roscommon on Saturday, bulls were a hard sell. Just 4 out of the 14 bulls put forward for sale found a new home with a sale clearance rate of 28% down 9% on last year’s clearance of 37%. Sale average was down almost €1,000/head year-on-year on a difficult day for bulls.

Top price of the day went to Martin Kelly for his in-calf heifer selling for €3,500