Good entry of cattle at Hilltown

Another good entry of cattle in Hilltown on Saturday 8th August, sold in another firm trade to a packed ringside of buyers.

Cull Cows. Top price cull cow sold at £860 at 650k from Kilkeel farmer. Sample Prices– Warrenpoint farmer: 608k at £790. Newry farmer: 418k at £780. Rostrevor farmer: 524k at £700

Cows and Calves: A yard packed full of cows and calves sold to £1610 from Ballynahinch farmer.

Bulls: Breeding bulls sold to £1015 from Rostrevor farmer.

Heifers: Top price heifer sold at £970 at 460k from Ballynahinc hfarmer. Mayobridge farmer 380k at £785, £865 at 448k, 416k at £800. Rostrevor farmer 376k at £770. Ballynahinch farmer 504k at £970.

Bullocks: There was a good show of bullocks on offer, with top price bullock making £1210 at 630k from Hilltown farmer. Top rate of 236ppk at 330k making £780 from Kilkeel farmer. Rostrevor farmer 344k at £775,380k at £810. Downpatrick farmer 492k at £1085, 466k at £1000. Mayobridge farmer 372k at £800,414k at £870. Newry farmer 530k at £1090, 608k at £1185, 670k at £1200. Hilltown farmer 636k at £1180.

A good entry of 1500 sheep in Hilltown on Thursday 6th August, resulted in a firmer trade for fat lambs. Fat lambs sold to 355ppk for 21.1k making £75, from Kilkeel farmer. Store lambs sold to 363ppk for 12.1k making £44 from Hilltown farmer.

Fat ewes sold to £76 from Newry farmer.

SAMPLE PRICES:

LAMBS: Hilltown farmer: 12.7k at £45 [354ppk], 11.9k at £40 [336ppk]. Kilkeel farmer: 20.5k at £72 [351ppk], 21.9k at £74 [337ppk], 13.5k at £42 [311ppk]. Rostrevor farmer: 16.6k at £56.50 [340ppk]. Newcastle farmer: 16k at £53 [331ppk]. Rathfriland farmer: 14.2k at £46.50 [327ppk]. Kilcoo farmer: 15.4k at £50 [324ppk]. Newry farmer: 23.1k at £73. 50 [318ppk], 20k at £63 [315ppk].