Increased entry of quality sucklers at second Downpatrick sale

Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.
Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland Thursday 16nd March 2017 Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye � Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar. Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s. The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

At the second Friday night Suckler Calf sale on 30th September 2016, there was an increased entry of quality sucklers making up to £900 on the night.

A Downpatrick farmer presented a CH calf at 272kg making £750 (2.76ppk).

Leading prices as follows;

BULLOCKS: Downpatrick farmer 272kg CH £750 (2.76ppk), Ballynoe 226kg BB £595 (2.63ppk), Seaforde farmer 292kg CH £760 (2.60ppk), Loughinisland farmer 306kg CH £790 (2.58ppk), Ballyward farmer 246kg LIM £635 (2.58ppk) Loughinsland farmer 310kg CH £800 (2.58ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 304kg CH £780 (2.57ppk), Ballykinlar farmer 276314kg CH £760 (2.42ppk), Ballyward farmer 254kg LIM.£600 (2.36ppk), Downpatrick farmer 276kg CH £700 (2.54ppk), Drumgooland farmer 292kg AA £740 (2.53ppk), & 318kg CH £800 (2.52ppk), Loughinisland farmer 300kg CH £750 (2.50ppk), Ballyward farmer 330kg CH £820 (2.49ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 326kg CH £810 (2.49ppk), Clough farmer 328kg LIM £805 (2.45ppk), Loughinisland farmer 286kg CH £700 (2.45ppk) & 300kg AA £730 (2.43ppk), Seaforde farmer 352kg CH £855 (2.43ppk), Loughinisland farmer 352kg CH £855 (2.43ppk) and Drumgooland farmer 334kg CH £855 (2.40ppk).

HEIFERS: Crossgar farmer 224kg CH £560 (2.50ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 368kg LIM £900 (2.45ppk), Portaferry farmer 208kg LIM £620 (2.43ppk), Strangford farmer 242kg CH £565 (2.34ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 320kg LIM £740 (2.31ppk), Portaferry farmer 210kg LIM £480 (2.29ppk), Saintfield farmer 248kg CH £565 (2.28ppk), Backaderry farmer 268kg LIM £610 (2.28ppk), Crossgar farmer 286kg £650 (2.27ppk), Downpatrick farmer 256kg LIM £570 (2.23ppk) & Ballyward farmer 250kg LIM £555 (2.22ppk)

At the Monday night cattle sale on the 03rd October 2016, there was a good entry of quality store cattle. A Leitrim farmer toped the sale with a CH bullock at 300kg £910 (2.30ppk). In the heavy weight bullock’s category, a Loughinisland farmer presented an Angus bullock at 600kg £1080 (1.80ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Leitrim farmer 300kg CH £910 (2.30ppk) & 342kg CH £720 (2.11ppk) Ardglass farmer 392kg AA £810 (2.07ppk) & 388kg AA £800 (2.06ppk) & 488kg AA £750 (2.02ppk), Ardglass farmer 404kg CH £800 (1.98ppk), Ballynarry farmer 354kg LIM £700 (1.98ppk), Drumgooland farmer 520kg CH £1020 (1.96ppk) & 404kg CH £780 (1.93ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 518kg CH £990 (1.91ppk), Ballygowan farmer 478kg LIM £910 (1.90ppk), Drumaroad farmer 496kg CH £930 (1.88ppk), Coiniamstown farmer 510kg BB £955 (1.87ppk), Downpatrick farmer 530kg CH £990 (1.87ppk), Ballynarry farmer 426kg AA £790 (1.86ppk), Saintfield farmer 406kg CH £750 (1.85ppk), Strangford farmer 476kg CH £875 (1.84ppk), Ardglass farmer 54kg CH £980 (1.82ppk), Strangford farmer 406kg DAQ £735 (1.81ppk), Dromara farmer 500kg CH £905 (1.80ppk), and Castlewellan farmer 506kg CH £900 (1.78ppk).

Heifers; Ardglass farmer 464kg CH £780 (1.68ppk), Seaforde farmer 518kg CH £845 (1.63ppk) & 510kg CH £810 (1.59ppk) Ards farmer 344kg CH £540 (1.57ppk), Seaforde farmer 492kjg CH £760 (1.55ppk), Ards farmer 324kg HER £500 (1.54ppk) & 468kg CH £710 (1.53ppk)

Steady trade with average numbers for all categories of sheep last Saturday 1st October 2016. On the day fat lambs sold to £80.50, fat ewes to £77.00, and light weight stores to £3.31ppk. Leading prices in all categories as follows.

FAT LAMBS: Newry farmer 25kg £80.50, Hilltown farmer 28kg £80.00, Saintfield farmer 25kg £77.00, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £76.50, Ballyculter farmer 24kg £58.50, Ballygowan farmer 24kg £75.00, Hillsborough farmer 23kg £75.00, Castlewellan farmer 23g £74.00, Dromara farmer 24kg £74.00, Portaferry farmer 23kg £71.50, Ballynahinch farmer 23kg £71.50, Crossgar farmer 23kg £71.50, Saintfield farmer 22kg £71.50, Dromara farmer 22kg £70.00 & Ballynahinch farmer 23kg £69.00.

FAT EWES: Downpatrick farmer £77, Kilkeel farmer £70, Downpatrick farmer £66, Downpatrick farmer £64 & £62