There was a further increase in entries at the weekly sheep sale on Saturday, 16th April including breeding sheep returned a steady trade with fat lambs selling to £99.00 and fat ewes to £91.00. A pen of 25 lambs sold to £3.68ppk.
Leading prices in all categories as follows;
FAT LAMBS: Clough farmer 28kg £99.00, Ballee farmer 26kg £96.00, Downpatrick farmer 29kg £96.00, Ballynoe farmer 30kg £95.00, Castlewellan farmer 26kg £95.00, Ballyhossett farmer 26g £95.00, Ballyrolly farmer 31kg £95.00, Bright farmer 33kg £94.00, Annacloy farmer 25kg £93.50, Annacloy farmer 26kg £93.00, Ballee farmer 25kg £92.50, Ballyclander farmer 29kg £90.50, Legamaddy farmer 31g £90.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 34kg £90.00, Annacloy farmer 23kg £88.50, Castlescreen farmer 32kg £87.00, Ballylucas farmer 25kg £86.00, Strangford farmer 22kg £84.00, Ballyclander farmer 25kg £83.00, Downpatrick farmer 21kg £80.00, & Ballynahinch farmer 22kg £80.00.
FAT EWES: Dundrum farmer £91.00, Annalong farmer £90.50, Ballykilbeg farmer £90.00, Ballylucas farmer £88, Ballee farmer £88.00, Ballykilbeg farmer £87.00, Clough farmer £85.00, Corbally farmer £85.00, Ballykilbeg farmer £85.00 & Castlescreen farmer £85.
Breeding Ewes: KilKeel farmer, ewe with single lamb at foot £107, Killyleagh farmer £104 & £99 & £98
At the weekly cattle sale on Monday night 18th April 2016, there was a good entry of quality store cattle. A Clough farmer toped the sale with an CH bullock at 240kg £645 (2.69ppk). In the heavy weight bullock’s category, a Downpatrick farmer presented an AA at 574kg £935 (1.63ppk).
Leading prices in all categories as follows:
BULLOCKS: Clough Farmer 240kg CH £645 (2.69) & 266kg CH £690 (2.59ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 224kg CH £560 (2.50ppk) & 284kg CH £680 (2.39ppk), Clough farmer 318kg CH £730 (2.29ppk) & 252kg CH £575 (2.28ppk) and 300kg CH £665 (2.21ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 244kg CH £535 (2.19ppk), Clough farmer 312kg CH £680 (2.18ppk) and 340kg CH £725 (2.13ppk), Ardglass farmer 366kg CH £750 (2.05ppk) and Castlewellan farmer 346kg CH £690 (1.99ppk), Ballyward farmer 376kg LIM £745 (1.98ppk) and 316kg BB £610 (1.93ppk), Newry farmer 308kg AA £555 (1.80ppk), Ballynoe farmer 316kg AA £560 (1.77ppk), Castlescreen farmer 472kg AA £835 ( 1.77ppk), Clough farmer 774kg CH £650 (1.74ppk) and Newry farmer 318kg AA £550 (1.73ppk).
HEIFERS: Clough farmer 348kg CH £795 (2.28ppk) and 350kg CH £755 (2.16ppk) & 244kg CH £525 (2.15ppk) and 250kg CH £520 (2.08ppk) & 268kg CH £545 (2.03ppk) and 378kg CH £760 (2.01ppk), Castlewellan farmer 276kg lim £545 (1.98ppk), Drumaroad farmer 304kg LIM £595 (1.96ppk), Clough farmer 346kg CH £640 (1.85ppk), Legananny farmer 360kg CH £610 (1.69ppk), Ballynoe farmer 348kg LIM £580 (1.67ppk), Newcastle farmer 284kg AA £465 (1.64ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 330kg CH £540 (1.63kg) and Ballyward farmer 356kg LIM £570 (1.60ppk).