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Another big entry of 262 fat ewes sold to £103 for a Katesbridge farmer.

191 spring lambs cleared up to £92 for 25k from Rathfriland. Hoggets cleared up to £95 for a Knockgorm farmer and ewes with lambs to £167 for a Castlewellan farmer.

LAMBS: Rathfriland farmer: 25k @ £92. Rostrevor farmer: 23k @ £90. Kilkeel farmer: 25k @ £90. Enagh farmer: 22.5k @ £89.50. Loughbrickland farmer: 23k @ £88.50. Ballykeel farmer: 23k @ £88.50. Whitecross farmer: 21.5k @ £88. Katesbridge farmer: 21.5k @ £88.

Hoggets sold to £95 and from £80 up.

FAT EWES: Katesbridge farmer: £103. Garvaghy farmer: £99 amd £95. Rathfriland farmer: £95 and £94. Clone farmer: £89. Loughorne farmer: £89. Moybrick farmer: £83 etc.

BREEDERS: Ewes and lambs to £167 for a full mouth ewe with 2 lambs at foot and ewes with singles to £165.

Friday’s sale saw a full yard of cattle with over 300 dropped and weanling calves and a larger entry of bullocks and heifers. A Hilltown farmer sold a Lim bull calf @ £415. A Sim bull from Newry sold at £400 with a BB bull from Lurgan @ £400. Heifer calves sold to £375 for a Banbridge farmer. Weanling calves were an excellent trade considering the price of beef. A Rathfriland farmer reached £940 for 21 mostly Ch bullocks. A 394k Lim from Loughorne sold at £865. A pen of Lim heifers from Killowen sold to £890. In the heifer section a top of £1120 was paid for a Lim from Kilkeel with £1100 and £1025 for a further two lots. Bullocks sold to £950 for 530k lot from Loughbrickland, £945 from Kilkeel, £925 from Annalong and £915 from Cullion. A Mayobridge farmer topped the Fat cow section @ £805 for a 646k Lim. Sucklers sold to £1000 for a Dromore farmer with springers to £970.

DROPPED CALVES: Hilltown farmer: Lim bull £415. Newry farmer: Sim bull £400. Lurgan farmer: £400. Warrenpoint farmer: £345. Banbridge farmer: £375 and £360. Kilkeel farmer: £335. Katesbridge farmer: £305. Newry farmer: £300 and £265. Braque farmer: £270. Corbet farmer: £270. Corbally farmer: £270. Ballynahinch farmer: £235. Newcastle farmer: £210 etc.

WEANLINGS: Rathfriland farmer: 21 e.g. 514k @ £940, 480k @ £900, 466k @ £890, 470k @ £885, 418k @ £880, 450k @ £880, 476k @ £845, 416k @ £820, 436k @£810, 430k @ £825, 284k @ £585, etc. Loughorne farmer: 16 e.g, 494k @ £870, 498k @ £870, 374k @ £865, 436k @ £810, 386k @ £745, 440k @ £805, 396k @ £735, 442k @ £795, 416k @ £750, 360k @ £670 etc. Killowen farmer: 504k @ £890, 432k @ £770, 460k @ £790 and 430k @ £750. Ballinaskeagh farmer: 480k @ £900, 373k @ £680 and 404k @ £705. Hilltown farmer: 342k @ £675, 334k @ £625, 320k @ £545. Banbridge farmer: 346k @ £760, 352k @ £740, 322k @ £700, 340k @ £700, 314k @ £680. Loughinisland farmer: 240k @ £485, 244k @ £465, 274k @ £540, 180k @ £350. Kilkeel farmer: 354k @ £670, 344k @ £625 and 420k @ £720.

HEIFERS: Kilkeel farmer: 622k @ £1120, 624k @ £1110, 610k @ £1025. Drumnascamph farmer: 482k @ £885. Glenloughlin farmer: 462k @ £800, 434k @ £775, 366k @ £700, 490k @ £800, 414k @ £745 and 420k @ £710 etc.

FAT & SUCKLER COWS

Fat cows to £805 for a 646k Lim from Mayobridge. All fat cows from £565 to £805. A batch of Springers from Drumnascamph sold from £760 to £970 with heifers and calves to £1000.

BULLOCKS: Loughbrickland farmer: 538k @ £950. Glenloughlin farmer: 512k @ £945, 570k @ £900. Cullion farmer: 580k @ £915, 554k @ £890, 516k @ £880 and 514k @ £850. Dromara farmer: 522k @ £840, 466k @ £800, 394k @ £745, 420k @ £745, 440k @ £790, 432k @ £720. Mayobridge farmer: 470k @ £840, 450k @ £775 etc.