600 head come under the hammer at Rathfriland

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600 head came under the hammer on Friday with a great trade in all sections.

346 weanlings and dropped calves saw a Cabra farmer sell a 230k Ch male @ £700 or 304p/k. A Lurgan farmer sold a 32 Ch to 264p/k for 218k @ £575. Dropped calves cleared up to £420 for a BB from Mayobridge. Heifer calves to £355 for a Ballymartin farmer. The 100 heifers cleared up to £1100 for a 530k Ch from Ballinran. Kilkeel producers reached all the top heifer prices this week with several over £1000 each. A great entry of bullocks cleared up to £1090 for a Warrenpoint farmer with a second lot @ £1085. Fat cows sold to £870 for a 814k Lim from Ballymartin with Holstein cows to £630 for a Katesbridge farmer. A Special entry of Pedigree Angus cows and 2 bulls clearned up to 1570 Gns for bulls and 1500 Gns for cows with calves at foot.

DROPPED CALVES: Mayobridge farmer BB £420. Ballyholland farmer Sim bull £380. Ballymartin farmer Lim heifer £355. Lisburn farmer Ch heifer £325. Seaforde farmer Lim bull £340, Heifers £290 and £265. Kilcoo farmer BB heifer £330. Newtownhamilton farmer Ch heifer £340. Garvaghy farmer Her bulls £335, £335, Heifer £295 and £255. Newry farmer Sim bull £370. Fr bull £250. Strong Fr bulls to £150 and from £70 up.

WEANLINGS: Downpatrick farmer Pen of Ch e.g. 362k @ £865, 336k @ £855, 296k @ £735, 298k @ £680, 254k @ £670, 262k @ £640. Dundrum farmer: 420k @ £825, 358k @ £810, 352k @ £795. Drumarkin farmer 378k @ £805, 366k @ £800, 378k @ £775. Islandmoyle farmer 226k @ £535, 176k @ £400. Lurgan farmer: 32 Ch e.g. 218k @ £575, 300k @ £680, 300k @ £640, 286k @ £610, 256k @ £635, 348k @ £730, 346k @ £700, 220k @ £450 etc. Annalong farmer 378k @ £760, 352k @ £795, 376k @ £755, 316k @ £775, 316k @ £700 and 224k @ £525.

HEIFERS: Ballinran farmer 520k @ £1045, 516k @ £1020, 530k @ £1100, 516k @ £1015, 500k @ £1010, 430k @£835 etc. Kilkeel farmer 544k @ £1045, 640k @ £970. Garvaghy farmer 530k @ £910. Legananny farmer 470k @ £890, 442k @ £860, 410k @ £735. Dromore farmer 396k @ £780, 448k @ £780, 424k @ £770 and 432k @ £775. Rathfriland farmer 438k @ £790, 398k @ £705. Kilkeel farmer: 436k @ £860 and 462k @ £810.

FAT COWS: Kilkeel farmer 814k @ £870. Ballinahinch farmer 682k @ £720, 676k @ £695. Katesbridge farmer 620k @ £600, 570k @ £550, 784k @ £700 and 716k @ £630. Cabra farmer 616k @ £605. Warringstown farmer 684k @ £600 and 710k @ £600.

PEDIGREE ANGUS COWS AND BULLS

A special entry saw on Angus bull 2 years old sell @ £1570 Gns with cows as follows 1500 Gns, 1350 Gns, 1300 Gns (twice) 1250 Gns, 1220 Gns etc. Springing Heifers from Cullyhanna sold to £1200.

BULLOCKS: Warrenpoint farmer 554k @ £1090, 526k @ £1085, 560k @ £1065. Dromara farmer 646k @ £1080, 634k @ £1050, 514k @ £960, 552k @ £995. Bryansford farmer 548k @ £1070 and 546k @ £1050. Brackney West farmer 544k @ £1050, 508k @ £1005, 472k @ £1000, 520k @ £990 and 430k @ £900. Emdale farmer 396k @ £875, 496k @ £900 and 416k @ £780.