Latest prices from Rathfriland Co-Op

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An excellent cattle trade on Friday saw prices for dropped calves and bullocks really excel.

Sim bull calves sold to £375 for a Newry farmer and £360 for a Lisburn farmer. Bullocks sold to 231 pence per kilo for a 446k Ch @ £1030 from Ballyward. Fr bullocks to £825 for a 438k lot from Dromara or 188p/k. 120 weanlings sold to £780 for 330k. Suckler cows cleared up to £1200 and Fat cows to £800 for a 720k from Castlewellan. A Shanrod farmer topped the heifer section@ £915 and up to 204p/k.

DROPPED CALVES: Newry farmer Sim bull £375. Lisburn farmer FCK bulls £360, £330 and £300. Cascum farmer Sim bull £300. Glenside Farms Pen of Ch £330, £325, £310, £305, £285, £280, £280 and £250. Dromore farmer 13 Angus £340, £340, £335 and £315. Warrenpoint farmer Sim bull £295, FCK heifer calf £260. Dromara farmer Her bull £240.

WEANLINGS: Banbridge farmer 330k @ £780, 278k @ £700, 330k @ £680, 289k @ £650, 296k @ £645. Armagh farmer 320k @ £640, 302k @ £620, 310k @ £625, 320k @ £630. Annaclone farmer 322k @ £660, 322k @ £640. Rathfriland farmer: 316k @ £710, 236k @ £455. Castlewellan farmer: 404k @ £850 and 376k @ £780. Tullyniskey farmer 8 Lims 400k @ £780, 400k @ £735, 364k @ £765, 294k @ £680 and 294k @ £660.

HEIFERS: Shanrod farmer 466k @ £915, 462k @ £900, 410k @ £810 and 384k @ £785. Poyntzpass farmer 450k @ £865, 344k @ £700, 374k @ £710, 354k @ £660 and 328k @ £585. Kilkeel farmer 118k @ £380 and 280k @ £550, 370k @ £740.

FAT & SUCKLER COWS: Breeding bulls to £1100. Cows and calves to £1200 and £1180 from a Banbridge and a Castlewellan farm. Fat cows to £800 for 728k from Ballyward.

BULLOCKS: Rathfriland farmer 614k @ £1180, 590k @ £1130. Edenagarry farmer 510k @ £1080, 500k @ £1000 and 584k @ £1190. Castlewellan farmer 446k @ £1030. Co. Armagh farmer 436k @ £436k @ £845, 404k @ £810, 396k @ 720. Waringsford farmer 448k @ £820, 448k @ £800. Ballynahinch farmer 522k @ £960.

Friesian bullocks: Dromara farmer 438k @ £825, 436k @ £770, 422k @ £700. Glenavy farmer 400k @ £575, 470k @ £690, 380k @ £530. Tassagh farmer 440k @ £670, 440k @ £580.

1218 head on Tuesday evening saw three heavy lambs sell to £98 but overall the lamb trade was reduced with the main trade from £70 to £85.50 per head. 223 fat sheep saw rams sell to £119 and ewes to £93.

LAMBS: Lisnacree farmer £98. Archville Ltd 30k @ £85.50. Kilkeel farmer 24k @ £79. Castlewellan farmer 25k @ £78. Corbet farmer 25k @ £77. Kilkeel farmer 23.5k @ £76.50. Clough farmer 24.5k @ £76. Ballynahinch farmer 24k @ £76. Leitrim farmer 22k @ £76. Store lambs to £71 for 21k etc.

FAT EWES & RAMS: Rams to £119 for a Rathfriland farmer. Ewes to £93 for a Banbridge farmer. HIlltown farmer £88. Belfast farmer £85. Dollysbrae farmer £81. Hilltown, Tassagh, Drumarkin and Kilkeel farmers all reached £80 each for their ewes.