Good entry of quality sucklers at Downpatrick

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At the final Friday night Suckler Calf sale on the 28th October 2016, there was a good entry of quality sucklers making up to £770 and heifers to £790 on the night.

A Ballynahinch farmer presented a DAQ calf at 252kg making £740 (2.93ppk) and 232kg DAQ heifer £715 (3.08ppk).

Leading prices as follows;

BULLOCKS: Burrenreagh farmer 350kg CH £770 (1.20ppk), Tobercorran farmer 420kg CH £770 (1.83ppk), Castlewellan farmer 374kg CH £760 (2.03ppk), Erenagh farmer 386kg CH £750 (1.94ppk), Seaforde farmer DAQ £740 (2.93ppk), Tobercorran farmer 382kg CH £735 (2.14ppk), Castlewellan farmer 356kg CH £710 (1.99ppk), Dundrum farmer 326kg MAJ £690 (2.12ppk), Newcastle farmer 350kg LIM £685 (1.96ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 322kg MAJ £680 (2.11ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 372kg AA £680 (1.83ppk), Drumaroad farmer 332kg MAJ £675 (2.03) & 326kg MAJ £675 (2.07ppk), Castlewellan farmer 312kg CH £670 (2.15ppk), Clough farmer 282kg CH £660 (2.34ppk) & 312kg MAJ £650 (2.08ppk)Strangford farmer 326kg LIM £640 (1.96ppk), Saintfield farmer 300kg LIM £620 (2.07ppk), Newcastle farmer 264g LIM £605 (2.29ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 276kg AA £600 (2.17ppk) and 270kg AA £590 (2.19ppk), Ballyhornan farmer 324kg AA £585 (1.81ppk), Castlescreen farmer 254kg LIM £580 (2.28ppk), Ballynoe farmer 316kg CH £560 ( 1.77ppk), Ballyhornan farmer 306kg AA £545 ( 1.78ppk) & 314kg BB £540 (1.72ppk).

HEIFERS: Ballee farmer 328kg LIM £790 (2.41ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 232kg DAQ £715 (3.08ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 370kg AA £710 (1.92ppk), Crossgar farmer 272kg LIM £705 (2.59ppk), Castlewellan farmer 434Kg SIM £700 (1.62ppk), Burrenreagh farmer 378kg CH £690 (1.83ppk), Loughinisland farmer 358kg AA £690 (1.93ppk), Burrenreagh farmer 326kg CH £660 (2.02ppk), Strangford farmer 304kg CH £650 (2.14ppk) & Crossgar farmer 274kg CH £645 (2.35ppk).

At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 29th October 2016, fat lambs sold to £82.00, top price from a Newcastle farmer making 3.56ppk. Fat ewes sold to £75.00

Leading prices in all categories as follows;

FAT LAMBS: Newcastle farmer 23kg £82.00, Downpatrick farmer 28kg £80.00, Ballynoe farmer 25kg £80.00, Castlescreen farmer 26kg £80.00, Newry farmer 29kg £80.00, Drumaroad farmer 25kg £79.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 25kg £79.00, Annacloy farmer 26kg £79.00, Crossgar farmer 26kg £78.50, Strangford farmer 24kg £75.50, Annalong farmer 25kg £75.00, Ballygowan farmer 24kg £75.00, Downpatrick farmer 23kg £74.80, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £74.00, Ballyculter farmer 23kg £74.00 & Ballykinlar farmer 23g £72.50, Woodgrange farmer 23kg £71.50, Seaforde farmer 34kg £70.00 & Lisburn farmer 22kg £69.50.

FAT EWES: Downpatrick Farmer £75, Newcastle Farmer £68, Clough Farmer £67 & Woodgrange farmer £63.50