Heifers £1255 and bullocks £1205 at Rathfriland

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Another good full yard on Friday saw stock improve in price with more quality cattle around.

123 bullocks cleared up to £1205 for a 602k Lim from Kilkeel. Other Ch bullocks from this farm sold at £1120 for 610k, £1100 for 566k etc. An Annaghbane farmer reached £1155 for a 618k Ch. Some great store heifers were offered in the sale, eg a Derrycraw farmer: 656k at £1255, Rathfriland farmer: £1210 for 678k Ch, £1175 for 660k with a pen average of £1138. 150 plus weanlings reached £950 for 462k from Kilkeel. A 432k similar lot sold at £895 from the same farm. Poyntzpass farmer: 408k at £840. Heifer weanlings to £660 for 298k from Edenagarry and 270p/k tops. Suckler cows to £1320 and Fat cows to £985 for 662k from Banbridge. Dropped calves were a good trade with a top of £450 for a three month old Lim bull. An Annalong farmer reached £355 for an MBE bull.

DROPPED CALVES: Annalong farmer: MBE bulls £400, £355 and £315. Mullaghbawn farmer: Lim bull £310, Heifers £300, £260 and £215 etc. Dromore farmer: £295, £290 and £255. Donacloney farmer: £290, £290 and £260. Newcastle farmer: Pen of Herefords £245, £215 and £205. Craigavon farmer: £290, £280 and £315 for BB bulls.

WEANLINGS: Kilkeel farmer: 462k at £950, 432k at £895. Poyntzpass farmer: 408k at £840. Carginagh farmer: 376k at £820, 248k at £585. Newry farmer: 356k at £760 and 322k at £730. Edenagarry farmer: 298k at £660, 280k at £650, 280k at £645, 312k at £640, 242£620. Millford farmer: 314k at £570. Co Tyrone farmer: 306k at £640, 316k at £640, 320k at £630, 280k at £550, 264k at £580, 306k at £640 and 292k at £590.

HEIFERS: Derrycraw farmer: 656k at £1255. Rathfriland farmer: 678k at £1210, 666k at £1175, 602k at £1105, 578k at £1100, 616k at £1085. Ballyveaghmore farmer: 528k at £1020, 412k at £835, 452k at £840, 478k at £880, 448k at £825. Lisburn farmer: 504k at £950, 526k at £915. Mayobridge farmer: 498k at £915, 492k £900, 528k at £900, 480k at £875 etc.

BULLOCKS: Ballinran farmer: 603k at £1205, 610k at £1120, 566k at £1100, 580k at £1080, 590k at £1075 and 514k at £1045. Banbridge farmer: 618k at £1155, 536k at £1050, 542k at £1020, 498k at £980, 504k at £970, 472k at £850 etc. Ballynanny farmer: 450k at £870, 444k at £825, 482k at £895. Dromara farmer: 438k at £840, 422k at £835, 430k at £800 and 404k at £780. Annaclone farmer: 552k at £1025. Warringsford farmer: 540k at £920, 468k at £890, 474k at £890. Drumarkin farmer: 568k at £1020, 578k at £1010, 456k at £950, 478k at £970, 542k at £990 and 484k at £875.

Lambs and fat ewes maintained their recent rise in price on Tuesday evening. A Corbally farmer topped the lamb section at £85. Castlewellan, Hilltown and Kilkeel farmers all recorded £83.50 for their lots between 24k and 28k. Light lambs sold to 383 pence per kilo for 17.9k at £68.50 from Castlewellan with 18.5k at £70.50 for the same farm. Rostrevor farmer: 17.9k at £65.50 and a Cabra farmer sold 116k at £60.

FAT EWES AND RAMS: Fat rams sold to £100 from a Ballykeel farm. Fat ewes sold to £95 and £94 for Dromore and Kilkeel farmers. Castlewellan farmer: £84. Annaclone farmer: 20 ewes at £83.