Heavy lambs sell to £90.00 per head at Downpatrick

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At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 25th June, lightweight stores made to 400ppk, heavy lambs sold to £90.00 per head and fat ewes to £90.00.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Castlescreen farmer 23.5kg £94.00, Downpatrick farmer 23kg £91.00, Ardglass farmer 29kg £90.00, Drumaroad farmer 23kg £89.50, Ardglass farmer 22kg £89.00, Loughinsland farmer 22g £89.00, Ballyhossett farmer 23kg £88.00, Ballyculter farmer 23kg £84.00, Ardglass farmer 22.8kg £83.00, Ardglass farmer 24kg £83.00, Downpatrick farmer 23kg £82.00, Crossgar farmer 24.7kg £82.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 24kg £82.00, Drumaness farmer 25kg £81.00, Downpatrick farmer 23.6kg £80.50, Annacloy farmer 22kg £80.00, Annacloy farmer 25kg £80.00, Loughinisland farmer 22kg £80.00, Castlewellan farmer 22kg £80.00 and Ballykinlar farmer 24kg £79.50.

FAT EWES: Drumaness farmer £90, Ballykilbeg farmer £77, Ballydonety farmer £76 and Downpatrick farmer £71, Crossgar farmer £70, Ardglass farmer £70 and Downpatrick farmer £70.

At the fortnightly cattle sale on Monday night 27th June, a Burrenreagh farmer topped the sale with a Lim bullock at 476kg £1010 (2.12ppk). In the heavier weight heifers category, a Downpatrick farmer presented a Ch at 440kg £895 (2.03ppk).

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Burrenreagh farmer 476Kg Lim £1010 (2.12ppk) and 440g LIM £895 (2.03ppk) and 420kg Ch £850 (2.02), Castlewellan farmer 420kg Ch £845 (2.01ppk) and 480kg Sal £960 (2.00ppk), Ballynoe farmer 500kg Sh £990 (1.98ppk), Drumaroad farmer 560kg Lim £1100 (1.96ppk) and Burrenreagh farmer 458kg Ch £880 (1.92ppk), Ballynoe farmer 630kg Ch £1170 (1.86ppk) and 580kg Ch £1035 (1.78ppk) and Ballynahinch farmer 426kg BB £745.

HEIFERS: Castlewellan farmer 338kg Lim £695 (2.06ppk), Castlewellan farmer 440kg Lim £895 (2.03ppk), Leitrim farmer 342kg Lim £695 (2.03ppk), Dundrum farmer 350kg Lim £700 (2.00ppk), Leitrim farmer 418kg Lim £785, (1.88ppk), Leitrim farmer 450kg Lim £840 (1.87ppk), Crossgar farmer 304kg Daq £560 (1.84kg) and 428kg DAaq £775 (1.81ppk).