Heavy lambs sell to £94 per head at Downpatrick

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At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 20th February, heavy lambs sold to £94.00 per head, light weight stores to 380ppk and fat ewes to £80.00.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Killough farmer 27.8kg £94.00, Downpatrick farmer 26kg £94.00, Killough farmer 31kg £94.00, Ardglass farmer 26kg £93.00, Downpatrick farmer 25kg £93.00, Ballee farmer 25g £93.00, Saul farmer 24kg £93.00, Dundrum farmer 26kg £92.00, Killyleagh farmer 24kg £90.00, Ballygowan farmer 24kg £89.00, Downpatrick farmer 30kg £89.00, Saintfield farmer 24kg £87.00 and Comber farmer 24kg £86.50 and Ballykilbeg farmer 18kg £63.00.

FAT EWES; Ballynoe farmer £80, Bonecastle farmer £80, Ballycruttle farmer £57 and Saintfield farmer £55.

At the fortnightly cattle sale on Monday night 22nd February, a Castleward farmer topped the sale with an AA bullock at 252kg £560 (2.22ppk). In the heavy weight heifers category, a Downpatrick farmer presented a Ch at 518kg £824 (1.59ppk).

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Castleward farmer 252kg AA £560 (2.22ppk) and 324kg AA £700 (2.16ppk), Strangford farmer 340kg AA £724 (2.13ppk) and 320kg AA £675 (2.11ppk), Clough farmer 354kg Ch £740 (2.09ppk), Strangford farmer 330kg AA £675 (2.05ppk) and 330kg AA £675 (2.05ppk) and 258kg AA £520 (2.02ppk), 332kg AA £660 (1.99ppk) and 336kg AA £670 (1.83ppk) and Crossgar farmer 252kg LIM £420 (1.67ppk).

HEIFERS: Ballynahinch farmer 354kg Lim £690 (1.95ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 350kg Lim £680 (1.94ppk), Strangford farmer 344kg Lim £660 (1.92ppk) and 366kg AA £700 (1.91ppk), Castleward farmer 386kg AA £735 (1.90ppk) Strangford farmer 384kg AA £698 (1.82ppk), Leitrim farmer 348g AA £610 (1.75ppk), Crossgar farmer 328 AA £570 (1.74kg), Newtownards farmer 420kg Ch £700 (1.67ppk) and Castleward farmer 388kg AA £636 (1.64kg). Ballynahinch farmer 400kg Ch £645 (1.61ppk) Newtownards farmer 518kg Ch £824 (1.59ppk) Ballynahinch farmer 230kg Lim £365 (1.59ppk) and Newtownards farmer 458kg Ch £720 (1.57ppk) and Ballyhalbert farmer 324kg BB £490 (1.51ppk).