Latest prices from Rathfriland mart

editorial image

Lambs were an easier trade on Tuesday evening with a top of £76.50 for heavy lambs from Loughbrickland.

An Annalong farmer sold 28k at £76. A Ballynahinch farmer sold 20k at £61.50. Dromara farmer 21k at £65 etc. 200 fat ewes were a flying trade to £128 for a Dromara farmer. Several other ewes cleared up to £83 per head with fat rams to £102.

LAMBS: Loughbrickland farmer 30k @ £76.50. Annalong farmer 28k @ £76. Ardarragh farmer 28k @ £73.50. Lurgan farmer 30k @ £73. Dromara farmer 30k @ £72. Craigavon farmer 27k @ £70. Warrenpoint farmer 27k @ £69. Markethill farmer 25k @ £68.50. Dromara farmer 25k @ £68.50. Ballyveamore farmer 24k @ £68. Ballynahinch farmer 20k @ £61.50. Dromara farmer 21k @ £65 and 19k @ £59. Newcastle farmer 21.5k @ £68 or 316 pence per kilo. Ballyroney farmer 18.5k @ £55.

FAT EWES AND RAMS: Dromara farmer £128. Banbridge farmer 2 lots @ £83.Rathfriland farmer £80. Dromara farmer: £78. Corbet farmer £77. Dromara farmer £77 for 16 ewes. Magheraconluce farmer £77. Dromara farmer £76. Castlewellan farmer £76. Fat rams to £102 for an Ardarragh farmer.

Breeding sheep sale commerce on Monday 24th August at 7.15pm.

Another good entry of cattle on Friday saw 94 weanlings sell to £1045 for a 560k AA from Kilkeel. A top pence per kilo of 269 pence paid to a Banbridge producer for a 260k Ch male @ £700. A 260k lot from this farm sold @ £650. Store heifers sold to £1085 for a 580k Ch from Annaghbane. A Ballyward farmer sold a 520k Lim @ £1030. A Castlewellan farmer topped the bullock section @ £1105 for a 648k DAQ. An upper Ballinderry farmer sold a pen of AA to £1040 twice for 540k. Dropped calves are continuing at a really good trade. A Castlewellan farmer sold a pen of AA bulls @ £490 twice and £460 twice. A Ballyward farmer sold a Lim heifer @ £430.

DROPPED CALVES: Castlewellan farmer 4 AA bulls £490, £490, £460 and £460. Cullyhanna farmer Her bulls £450, £450, £440 and £420. Crossmaglen farmer Lim bull £440. Ballyward farmer Lim heifer £430 and bull £420. Dromore farmer Her bull £425. Kilkeel farmer Her heifer £310. Seaforde farmer Pen of Lim heifers £290, £285, £270, £260, £250, £250 and £245.

WEANLINGS: Kilkeel farmer 568k @ £1045 and 370k @ £795. Mayobridge farmer 450k @ £865. Blackskull farmer 344k @ £840, 286k @ £635, 258k @ £600 and 280k @ £540. Crumlin farmer 398k @ £825, 412k @ £825, 330k @ £720, 316k @ £700 and 324k @ £670. Ballyardle farmer 336k @ £735. Moybrick farmer 412k @ £805, 360k @ £670. Ballywards farmer 238k @ £590 and 356k @ £835. Annaclone farmer 384k @ £800, 324k @ £785, 316k @ £700, 266k @ £650. Loughinisland farmer 408k @ £725, 406k @ £700. Crossmaglen farmer 286k @ £580.

HEIFERS: Annaghbane farmer 580k @ £1085, 550k @ £985, 546k @ £975, 546k @ £950, 474k @ £860 etc. Ballyward farmer 520k @ £1030. Attical farmer 3374k @ £755 and 394k @ £740. Katesbridge farmer 450k @ £800, 416k @ £755, 402k @ £740, 460k @ £740, 420k @ £725, 408k @ £700, 410k @ £700 and 284k @ £600 etc.

BULLOCKS: Castlewellan farmer 648k @ £1105. Upper Ballinderry farmer 540k @ £1040, 580k @ £1040, 582k @ £1030, 504k @ £980, 486k @ £970, 470k @ £920, 472k @ £905, 450k @ £900, 420k @ £780, 410k @ £735 etc. Dunmore farmer 498k @ £990, 476k @ £900, 500k @ £900, 514k @ £910, 470k @ £880 etc. Loughbrickland farmer 554k @ £740 and 300k @ £555. Banbridge farmer 590k @ £980, 584k @ £955.

FREISIAN BULLOCKS: 568k @ £850, 500k @ £660, 482k @ £675, 500k @£660, 500k @ £610, 490k @ £670, 478k @ £680, 410k @ £610, 510k @ £650, 420k @ £545 and 458k @ £580 etc.