MARTS: Downpatrick

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At the fortnightly cattle sale on Monday night, there was a strong demand for store cattle.

On the night Light weight stores sold to £2.89ppk, medium weights to£2.27ppk and forward cattle to £1.82ppk, leading prices as follows:

BULLOCKS

Crossgar farmer 244kg CH £705(2.89ppk) Crossgar farmer 286kg CH £720(2.52ppk), Castlewellan farmer 408kg HER £755(1.85ppk), Hillsborough farmer 192kg AA £470(2.45ppk) Saintfield farmer 300kg LIM £675(2.25ppk)and 256KG lim £580(2.27ppk) and 318kg LIM £670(2.11ppk) and 278kg LIM £590(2.12ppk), Saintfield farmer 212kg CH £465(2.19ppk), Clough farmer 604kg CH £1100(1.82ppk), Castlewellan farmer 442kg HER £800(1.81ppk) and Saintfield farmer 216KG lim £385(1.78ppk).

HEIFERS

Ballynahinch farmer 182kg LIM £390(2.14ppk) ,Dromara farmer 322kg BB £680(2.11ppk) and 508kg CH £955(1.88ppk) and 456kg CH £575(1.85ppk)Crossgar farmer 270kg AA £560(2.07ppk) and 386kg AA £675(1.75ppk), Castlewellan farmer 406kg AA £715(1.76ppk) and 282kg CH £485(1.72ppk),Ardglass farmer 496kg AA £795(1.60ppk).

At fortnightly sheep sale a good show of lambs making up to £90.50 and fat ewes to £87.50, leading prices as follows.

FAT LAMBS

Bonecastle farmer 25.5kg £90.50, Ballyculter farmer 24kg £90.00, Downpatrick farmer 25kg £90.00, Tyrella farmer 25kg £89.50, Annacloy farmer 26kg £89.50, Downpatrick farmer 24.5kg £87.50, Ballykinlar farmer 23.5kg £87.50, Bishopscourt farmer 28kg £87.00, Annalong farmer 23.8kg £86.50, Ballynahinch farmer 25kg £86.00, Castlewellan farmer 23kg £84.50, Ballynahinch farmer 23.9kg £80.00, Newcastle farmer 21.5kg £75.50 and Ballygowan farmer 21kg £75.00.

FAT EWES

Castlewellan farmer £87.50, Killough farmer £80.00, Downpatrick farmer £80, Kilclief farmer £75.00, Tyrella farmer £70.00 and Downpatrick farmer £60.00.