Good entry of quality cattle at Downpatrick

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At the weekly cattle sale on Monday night 25th January 2016, there was a good entry of quality store cattle.

A Ballynahinch farmer topped the sale with a Lim bullock at 334kg £730(2.19ppk).

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Ballynahinch farmer 334kg Lim £730 (2.19ppk), Castlewellan farmer 264kg Lim £560 (2.12ppk), Comber farmer 362kg CH £715 (1.98ppk), Castlewellan farmer 432kg CH £765 (1.77ppk), Clough farmer 376kg CH £640 (1.70ppk).

HEIFERS: Ballynahinch farmer 280kg Lim £635 (2.27ppk) and 340kg CH £650 (1.91ppk), Castlewellan farmer 350kg AA £645 (1.84ppk), Drumaroad farmer 292kg Lim £500 (1.71ppk) and 292kg Lim £490 (1.68ppk), Annadorn farmer 248kg Lim £410 (1.65ppk) and Clough farmer 530kg CH £840 (1.59ppk) and 472kg CH £740 (1.57ppk) and 490kg CH £685 (1.40ppk) and Downpatrick farmer 512kg CH £715 (1.40ppk).

At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 23rd January 2016, fat lambs sold to £92.50 and fat ewes to £74.00.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Downpatrick farmer 26kg £92.50, Downpatrick farmer 30kg £91.00, Castlewellan farmer 25kg £90.00, Downpatrick farmer 26kg £90.00, Downpatrick farmer 27kg £89.50, Clough farmer 27g £89.50, Annalong farmer 23kg £88.00, Ballee farmer 24kg £87.00, Kilkeel farmer 21kg £85.00, Annalong farmer 19kg £81.00, Ballygowan farmer 21kg £79.50, Downpatrick farmer 21g £79.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 20kg £75.00, Raholp farmer 19kg £72.00 and 14kg £30.00.

FAT EWES: Newcastle farmer £74 and £70, Ballygowan farmer £61 and Killinchy farmer £50.