Increase in entries at weekly sheep sale at Downpatrick

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An increase in entries at the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 9th April 2016 sheep returned a steady trade with fat lambs selling to £103.50 and fat ewes to £105.00.

Top price for a pen of 20, 26kg lambs making up to £3.90ppk.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Ballykilbeg farmer 30.8kg £103.50, Lissoid farmer 26.5kg £103.00, Downpatrick farmer 29.5kg £103.00, Ballyhossett farmer 26.8kg £102.00 and 26kg £101.50, Bonecastle farmer 26kg £100.00, Annacloy farmer 26g £100.00, Dundrum farmer 31kg £100.00, Bright farmer 46kg £100.00, Ardglass farmer 29kg £99.00, Annacloy farmer 27kg £98.00, Dromara farmer 23kg £96.50, Saintfield farmer 24kg £96.00, Legamaddy farmer 25g £93.00, Ballykinlar farmer 22kg £93.00, Dundrum farmer 31kg £91.00, Castlescreen farmer 23kg £91.00, Dundrum farmer 21kg £78.50, Strangford farmer 21kg £75.00, Saintfield farmer 23kg £75.00 and Saintfield farmer 17kg £55.00.

FAT EWES: Dundrum farmer £105.00, Downpatrick farmer £100.00, Ballynoe farmer £100.00, Ballylucas farmer £98, Dundrum farmer £95.00, Ballykilbeg farmer £87.00, Ardglass farmer £84.00, Ballygowan farmer £80.00, Dromara farmer £77.00 and Ballycruttle farmer £75.