Excellent entry of cattle at Rathfriland

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Another excellent entry of cattle on Friday at the co-op saw bullocks sell to £1220 and £1210 for 2 Ch at 650k.

A 444k Lim from Leitrim sold at £940 or 212 pence per kilo. Dropped calves cleared up to £410 for n Angus from Castlewellan. Weanlings were an excellent trade with £800 paid for a 396k lot from Kilkeel. Heifers sold to £815, £800 and £790 for an Annalong farmer. Fat cows sold to 115p/k for a 572k MBE at £665 from a Downpatrick farmer.

DROPPED CALVES

Castlewellan farmer: 3 bull calves £380 each for Her, MBE and FCK calves and 1 AA at £410. Newry farmer: 3 Sim bulls £320, £260 and £250. Carnew farmer: Lim bull £365. Ballynahinch farmer: £295. Somerville farm: BB bull £290 and 10 Angus calves to £205. Mayobridge farmer: Ch bull £230, Lim £200, Ch heifers £215. Hillsborough farmer: 4 Blue heifers £200 each. Kilkeel farmer: Pen of strong Friesians £280, £280, £225 and £225.

WEANLINGS

Kilkeel farmer: 396k at £800. Dromara farmer: 260k at £635 and 306k at £610. Sheepbridge farmer: 342k at £630 (twice), 338k at £640, 380k at £595. Banbridge farmer: 304k at £630, 340k at £740 (twice), 266k at £580, 268k at £550 and 250k at £500. Armagh farmer: 290k at £635, 294k at £600, 280k at £550. Lisburn farmer: 244k at £550, 236k at £530 and 232k at £510.

HEIFERS

Annalong farmer: 490k at £815, 482k at £800, 440k at £790, 424k at £770 and 384k at £690. Cullyhanna farmer: 452k at £800, 440k at £700 and 400k at £690. Lisburn farmer: 412k at £765, 406k at £750, 398k at £700, 370k at £660. Banbridge farmer: 306k at £600. A pen of young Holstein heifers averaged £430 each.

BULLOCKS

Greenhill, Rathfriland farmer: 650k at £1220, 662k at £1210 and 584k at £1135. Katesbridge farmer: 600k Sh at £935, 566k Sh at £920, 540k at £885, 428k at £810, 480k at £810, 436k at £805, 318k at £665. Leitrim farmer: 444k at £940, 448k at £920, 472k at £920, 440k at £850, 402k at £810, 362k at £750, 380k at £750 etc.

1100 sheep sold in another good trade on Tuesday evening. A Crossmaglen farmer topped the sale at £98 for 32k. Drumgooland and Ballyward farmers sold 30k lots at £95. Kilkeel farmer: 29k at £94. Rathfriland farmer: 27k at £93.50. Farmers from Tyrella, Tandragee and Newry sold 26k lots at £93. A Ballyveamore farmer sold 25k at £92.50 or 370 pence per kilo. Ballyroney farmer: 25k at £91. Hillsborough farmer: 25.5k at £91. A Crossmaglen farmer sold a further 2 lots at £88 for 24.5k. Ballynahatten farmer: 2 lots of 24.5k at £88. Dundrum farmer: 27k at £93. Annaclone farmer: 23k at £86. Newcastle farmer: 23k at £91.50 or 397p/k. Rathfriland farmer: 23k at £85.50.

240 FAT EWES

Dromore farmer: 17 ewes at £107. Ballynamagna farmer: £106. Rathfriland farmer: £93. Newcastle farmer: £90.

BREEDERS

Ewes with 2 lambs to £177, £167 and singles to £140.