Excellent trade at Rathfriland Co-Op

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Fat ewes sold to £124 for a Dromore farmer.

Spring lambs to £100 for 2 lots from Whitecross and Cabragh. Spring lambs to 447 pence per kilo for five lambs weighing 21k from Kilkeel. Hoggets sold to £96 per head for 27.5k from Rossglass, Downpatrick. Ewes with lambs at foot sold to £170 for a Cabra farmer.

SPRING LAMBS: Whitecross farmer 22.2k @ £100 for 8 lambs. Cabragh farmer 28k @ £100. Kilcoo farmer 24k @ £99. Kilkeel farmer 23k @ £96.50. Warrenpoint farmer 23.5k @ £95. Kilkeel farmer 21k @ £94. Hilltown farmer 22.5k @ £90.

HOGGETS: Rossglass farmer 27.5k @ £96. Loughgilly farmer 31k @ £95. Kilmegan farmer 31k @ £94.50. Kilkeel farmer 30k @ £94.50. Benagh farmer 26k @ £94.50. Keady farmer 25k @ £93. Crossgar farmer 26.5k @ £93.

FAT EWES: Dromore farmer £124. Tierkelly farmer £118. Corbally farmer £116 and £113. Ballynahinch farmer £110. Redbridge farmer £109 and £107. Aghaderg farmer £103. Dromara farmer £101.

BREEDERS: Ewes with two lambs from £155 to £170 paid to a Cabra farmer. Ewes with one lamb from £117 to £140 paid to a Waringstown farmer.

An excellent trade for cattle on Good Friday saw bullocks sell to £1160 for a 654k Lim from a Ballinaskeagh farm. A Lurgancahone farmer reached £1085, £1050 and £1020. A Castlewellan farmer reached £1020. Suckler heifers sold to £1270 for a Ballyward farmer. A Ballyward farmer topped the weanlings @ £960 for a 470k Ch. A top of 235 pence per kilo paid twice for 276k @ £650. A pen of Ch sturks from Glenside farms sold from £480 to £590. Several food calves sold at over £300 each with 2 strong Sim bulls from Ballyholland @ £405 and £400.

DROPPED CALVES: Glenside Farms sold a batch of seven Ch bull calves a few months old @ £590, £545, £525, £520, £515 etc. Ballyholland farmer 2 Sim bulls £405 and £400. Dromara farmer £500. Shanrod farmer BB bull £335. Newry farmer BB bull £335, BB heifers £250 and £240. Drumlough farmer 2 Sim bulls £365 and £315. Ballykeel farmer Pen of Herefords £255, £245, £205, £200 and £200. Hillsborough farmer 2 Sh heifers £260 and £235.

WEANLINGS: Weanling males to £960 for a 470k Ch from Ballyward. Hillsborough farmer 376k @ £770, 346k @ £660, 334k @ £655, 322k @ £620. Dromara farmer 352k @ £755 and 430k @ £780. Castlewellan farmer 500k @ £825, 482k @ £820, 442k @£805, 450k @ £805, 440k @ £780 and 410k @ £750. Downpatrick farmer 350k @ £735 and 330k @ £600. Banbridge farmer 330k @ £700, 276k @ £650, 280k @ £635, 292k @ £600 and 292k @ £680. Lisburn farmer 254k @ £550 and 260k @ £500. Milford farmer 370k @ £670 and 444k @ £770.

HEIFERS: Kilkeel farmer 432k @ £870, 324k @ £700. Ballynahinch farmer 476k @ £870, 364k @ £600. Hillsborough farmer 446k @ £800, 306k @ £555. Ballynahinch farmer 446k @ £800. Loughbrickland farmer 510k @ £905. Banbridge farmer 240k @ £495 and 200k @ £470. Castlewellan farmer 240k @ £420, 228k @ £370 etc.

FAT & SUCKLER COWS

Suckler stock sold to £1270, £1200 and £1100 for a Ballyward farmer. Holstein fat cows to 104 pence per kilo for a 780k cow @ £735.

BULLOCKS: Ballinaskeagh farmer 650k @ £1160, 690k @ £1150, 698k @ £1130, 588k @ £1110, 662k @ £1100 twice, 686k @ £1020 and 690k @ £1020. Lurgancahone farmer 630k @ £1085, 594k @ £1020 and 596k @ £1050. Barnmeen farmer 374k @ £760. Poyntzpass farmer 468k @ £800 and 412k @ £715. Loughbrickland farmer 420k @ £730 and 366k @ £665. Castlewellan farmer 660k @ £1020, 554k @ £925 and 470k @ £725.

FREISIAN BULLOCKS: A Lurgan farmer sold 11 Holsteins to average £560 each. Kilkeel farmer 490k @ £620, 520k @£640, 486k @ £575, 398k @ £530 and 330k @ £455. Dromara farmer 488k @ £875 and 512k @ £645.