MARTS: Downpatrick

Gathered around the ring at Hilltown Mart during the NI Texel Sheep Breeders Club In Lamb Ewe Show and Sale. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Gathered around the ring at Hilltown Mart during the NI Texel Sheep Breeders Club In Lamb Ewe Show and Sale. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
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At fortnightly sheep sale a good show of lambs making up to £85.00 and fat ewes to £79s, leading prices as follows:

FAT LAMBS

Ballynoe farmer 18kg £65.00, Newry farmer 22kg £79.50, Downpatrick farmer 22.5kg £78.50, Ballyculter farmer 23kg £80.50, Downpatrick farmer 21kg £72.50, Strangford farmer 19kg £68.00, Ballyrolly farmer 23kg £79.50, Clough farmer 23kg £79.00, Clough farmer 24kg £73.20, Castlewellan farmer 25kg £85.00, Ballynoe farmer 22.4kg £76.00, Ballygowan farmer 25kg £84.50, Killough farmer 22.8kg £77.00, Ballyalton farmer 22.8kg £77.00, Castlewellan farmer 23.5kg £80.00, Ballynahinch farmer 23.9kg £80.00, Ballyhornan farmer 23.9kg £80.00 and Castlescreen farmer 15kg £50.50.

FAT EWES

Downpatrick farmer £79.00, Kilclief farmer £75.00, Tyrella farmer £70.00, Downpatrick farmer £65.

At the fortnightly cattle sale on Monday night, there was a strong demand for store cattle. On the night light weight stores sold to£2.55ppk, medium weights to£1.97ppk and forward cattle to £1.85ppk, leading prices as follows:

BULLOCKS

Newry farmer 300kg LIM £765(2.55ppk), Castlewellan farmer 330kg CH £780(2.36ppk), Ballyrolly farmer 312kg LIM £695(2.23pk), Saintfield farmer 294kg SIM £640 (2.17ppk), Crossgar farmer 320kg LIM £670(2.09ppk),Leitrim farmer 446kg CH £920(2.06ppk), Dromara farmer 470kg CH £950(2.02ppk) & 201kg CH £835(2.01ppk), Leitrim farmer 450kg CH £900(2.00ppk), Saintfield farmer 290kg LIM £575(1.98ppk) Castlewellan farmer 464kg LIM £910(1.96ppk),Burrenreagh farmer 508kg LIM £985(1.93ppk), Strangford farmer 310kg £590(1.90ppk), Ballyrolly farmer 316kg AA £595(1.88ppk) Castlewellan farmer 494kg SIM £914(1.85ppk). Tyrella farmer 426kg SIM £785(1.84ppk) & 476kg LIM £850(1.79ppk) Castlewellan farmer 552kg LIM £984(1.78ppk) Ardglass farmer 274kg LIM £480((1.75ppk), Ballyhornan farmer 562kg BB £960(1.71ppk) & 552kg BB£930(1.685ppk), 596kg BB £965(1.62ppk) & 560kg BB £905£1.62ppk).

HEIFERS

Ballynahinch farmer 298kg LIM £703(2.37ppk) ,Dromara farmer 226kg BB £505(2.24ppk) and 288kg DAQ £575(2.00ppk) Ballyrolly farmer 292kg LIM £575(1.97pk), Crossgar farmer 314kg LIM £610(1.94ppk), Downpatrick farmer 504kg AA £945(1.88ppk), Ballymagreehan farmer 450kg CH £840(1.87ppk), Ardglass farmer 600kg AA £1110(1.85ppk), Saintfield farmer 246kg LIM £455(1.85ppk), Ardglass farmer 538kg £990(1.84ppk), Leitrim farmer 446kg CH £820(1.84ppk)& 416kg CH £748(1.80ppk) Ballyrolly farmer 330kg LIM £548(1.76ppk) Ardglass farmer 386kg AA £675(1.75ppk).