Latest prices from Downpatrick

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At the fortnightly cattle sale on Monday night, 30th May, a Drumaness farmer topped the sale with a CH bullock at 278kg £645 (2.32ppk).

In the heavy weight category a Kilclief farmer presented a SIM at 510kg £1010 (1.98ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows;

BULLOCKS; Drumaness Farmer 278kg CH £645 (2.32ppk) & 380kg CH £850 (2.24ppk), Ballyalton farmer 336kg CH £740 (2.20ppk) & 334kg CH £725 (2.17ppk), Drumaness farmer 280kg CH £605 (2.16ppk), Strangford farmer 356kg CH £765 (2.15ppk) & 422kg CH £880 (2.09ppk), Kilclief farmer 430kg SIM £865 (2.02ppk) & 510kg sim £1010 (1.98PPK), Ballyalton farmer 314kg CH £620 (1.98ppk) & Downpatrick farmer 356kg AA £700 (1.966ppk), Kilclief farmer 454kg SIM £890 (1.96ppk), Castlewellan fsarmer 286kg SAL £560 (1.96ppk), Ballyalton farmer 332kg CH £625 (1.94PPK) & 356kg CH £1.94ppk) & 308kg CH £1.93ppk), Lisburn farmer 402kg LIM $750 (1.87ppk), Downpatrick farmer 418kg CH £755 (1.81ppk) & Annalong farmer 336kg AA £600 (1.79ppk)

HEIFERS; Ballynahinch farmer 372kg LIM £745 (2.00ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 320kg CH £630 (1.97ppk), Strangford farmer 314kg DAQ £550 (1.75ppk), Ballykinlar farmer 414kg LIM £560 (1.35ppk), Strangford farmer 334kg LIM £450 (1.35ppk) & Ballydonnell farmer 390g LIM £510 (1.31ppk).

An increase in entries at the weekly sheep sale on Saturday, 28th May 2016 sheep returned a steady trade with fat lambs selling to £89.50 and fat ewes to £89.00. Top price from a Downpatrick farmer with 23kg lambs making up to £3.89ppk

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Bonecastle farmer 23kg £89.50, Ballyhossett farmer 23kg £88.20, Drumaroad farmer 24kg £86.50, Castlewellan farmer 23kg £86.00, Ballygowan farmer 23kg £86.00, Newcastle farmer 23g £86.00, Woodgrange farmer 24kg £85.20, Ballygowan farmer 23kg £85.00, Ardglass farmer 22kg £84.50, Saintfield farmer 22.7kg £81.00, Newcastle farmer 21kg £77.50, Saintfield farmer 21kg £76.00, Ballynahinch farmer 25g £64.00, killyleagh farmer 18kg £55.00 & £50.00