Bullocks to £1090 at Rathfriland

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Big numbers of dropped and weanling calves on Friday sold in a really good trade.

A smaller entry of bullocks sold to £1090 on three occasions for a Rathfriland farmer.

Springing cows to £960 from Dromara and fat cows to £890 for a 738k Lim from a Finnis farmer.

Store heifers reached £875 for an Angus from Katesbridge.

Weanlings reached £850 for a 388k Lim from Saintfield and easily sold up to 250 pence per kilo for a 272k Lim at £680 with a 310k lot from the same farm at £760.

Dropped calves sold to £360 for a BB heifer from Donacloney.

Hereford heifers to £285 from a Warrenpoint farmer.

DROPPED CALVES: Donacloney farmer: £360, £250, £225 and £240 for heifer calves. Warrenpoint farmer: Fleckvieh bull £295. Attical farmer: £280. AA bull £280. Donacloney farmer: £280 and £240 and £200. Newry farmer: Her heifer, £285. Aughnaskeagh farmer: £240. Bessbrook farmer: £230. Ballyward farmer: £220. Loughbrickland farmer: £205.

WEANLINGS: Saintfield farmer: 26 Lim bullocks and heifers, 388k at £850, 424k at £815, 416k at £810, 398k at £810, 338k at £800, 362k at £775, 400k at £770, 294k at £630, 276k at £620, 276k at £620, 276k at £600, 290k at £580 etc. Banbridge farmer: 482k at £820. Annaclone farmer: 340k at £790, 360k at £780, 302k at £620, 298k at £600, 298k at £580 and 248k at £575. South Armagh farmer: 300k at £580 and 340k at £580. Moneyscalp farmer: 220k at £500 and 234k at £485.

HEIFERS: Katesbridge farmer: 430k at £875, 400k at £790, 350k at £700, 430k at £695, 390k at £650. Newry farmer: 412k at £800 and 440k at £800. Hillsborough farmer: 470k at £790.

BULLOCKS: Rathfriland farmer: 596k at £1090, 594k at £1090, 622k at £1090, 524k at £1015. Warrenpoint farmer: 498k at £875, 406k at £830, 374k at £710. Hillsborough farmer: 378k at £725, 378k at £715, 404k at £715, 374k at £675 and 326k at £660.

Over 1000 sheep on Tuesday evening saw 217 fat ewes sell to £119 for 10 from Dromore with a batch from Ballynahinch at £114 each. Hoggets sold to £97 for a Lurgan farmer.

HOGGETS: Lurgan farmer: 32k at £97. Banbridge farmer: 28.5k at £96.50. Katesbridge farmer: 24.5k at £96. Ballynanny farmer: 25.5k at £95. Hilltown farmer: 38k at £95. Ballyveamore farmer: 26.5k at £95. Ballyward farmer: 32k at £95. Drumnaquoile farmer: 24.5k at £94.50. Downpatrick farmer: 23k at £87.50. Castlewellan farmer: 23k at £85.50. Legananny farmer: 23k at £85.50. Ballynahinch farmer: 29k at £94.50. Ballymartin farmer: 24k at £91. Kilkeel farmer: 24.5k at £94.50. Ballyward farmer: 20k at £81.

FAT EWES: Dromore farmer: £119 for 10. Ballynahinch farmer: £114. Newcastle farmer: £103. Castlewellan farmer: £97. Katesbridge farmer: £95.50. Rostrevor farmer: £95. Corbet farmer: £94. Katesbridge farmer: £94. Newry farmer: £98. Ballynahinch farmer: £93 and £91. A batch of springing hoggets from Killough sold at £100 per head. Ewes with 1 lamb at foot to £152.

Next Tuesday evening: Show and sale of Hampshire Down Spring lambs.