390 cattle in a flying trade at Rathfriland

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Heavy bullocks and heifers increase by at least £50 per head on Friday.

A smashing entry of heifers cleared up to £1125 (twice) for a 640k Ch from Katesbridge and a 648k OTM from Banbridge. A Warrenpoint farmer topped the bullock section at £1120 with a further 2 at £1105 and £1100. A Castlewellan farmer reached £1105, £1055 and £1005 for BB bullocks that were 20 months old. Fat cows to £815 twice for a 702k and 738k from Ballyward. 118 weanlings reached 258p/k for a 248k AA at £640 from Rostrevor with a 268k Angus at £685 from the same farm. A Poyntzpass farmer reached £890 for a 460k. Sim heifer weanlings sold to £690 for a Ballykinler farmer. Suckler cows to £1300 for a Ballykilbeg farmer. Dropped calves to £395 for a Ballyholland farmer.

DROPPED CALVES: Ballyholland farmer: Sim bull £395. Glenside farmer: Pen of Ch £355, £350, £300. Contifleece farmer: Lim £335, £315, £310. Banbridge farmer: £325. Katesbridge farmer: £325. Dromara famrer: £290, £290, £245, £245. Rathfriland farmer: £240 and £235. Ballykeel farmer: Pen of Herefords £245 and £235 etc.

WEANLINGS: Jerrettspass farmer: £890 for 460k. Kilcoo farmer: 386k at £780, 400k at £745. Ballykinler farmer: 380k at £730, 320k at £635, 290k at £580. Shanrod farmer: 312k at £715, 328k at £715 and 298k at £670. Rostrevor farmer: 268k at £685, 248k at £640, 284k at £620 and 272k at £605. Dysart farmer: 252k at £570 and 316k at £635. Middletown farmer: 280k at £650, 306k at £670 and 296k at £650. Banbridge farmer: 294k at £650.

HEIFERS: Fedney farmer: OTM blues, 648k at £1125, 644k at £1125, 668k at £1030, 668k at £1005, 540k at £970 and 570k at £960. Shanrod farmer: 644k at £1125, 570k at £1030. Hilltown farmer: 340k at £665, 384k at £730 and 380k at £680.

FAT & SUCKLER COWS: Suckler stock sold to £1300 for a Ballykilbeg farmer and from £920 up. Fat cows to £815 (twice) for 702k at £738.

BULLOCKS: Contifleece farmer: 622k at £1120, 596k at £1105, 572k at £1100. Castlewellan farmer: 568k at £1105, 544k at £1055, 564k at £1005, 530k at £945, 486k at £905. Mayobridge farmer: 352k at £650, 354k at £700 and 292k at £520. Loughbrickland farmer: 440k at £805 (twice).

Friesian bullocks: Dechoment farmer: 544k at £855, 578k at £835. Lisburn farmer: 480k at £660, 390k at £500, 510k at £775, 512k at £785, 500k at £750 etc.

A smaller entry of fat lambs improved on Tuesday evening with the average up by 10 pence per kilo. Fat ewes topped at £88 per head for 20 from a Tierkelly farm.

LAMBS: Leitrim farmer: 22k at £79.50. Annaclone farmer: 22k at £79. Ardarragh farmer: 22k at £78. Drumturk farmer: 22.5k at £78.50. Hillsborough farmer: 20k at £70. Kilkeel farmer: 21k at £75. Downpatrick farmer: 22k at £78.50. Ballylough farmer: 21.5k at £76. Warringstown farmer: 21.5k at £77.50.

FAT EWES: Tierkelly farmer: 20 ewes at £88. Cullion farmer: £84. Co Tyrone farmer: £83. Downpatrick farmer: £82. Cabra farmer: £82.