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 £2.76ppk, medium weights to £2.29ppk and forward cattle to £1.77ppk, leading prices as follows:

BULLOCKS: Castlewellan farmer 226kg LIM £623(2.76ppk), Ballee farmer 258kg BB £673(2.61ppk), Leitrim farmer 288kg LIM £734(2.55ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 372kg LIM £914(2.47ppk), Dundrum farmer 406kg LIM £924(2.29ppk), Downpatrick farmer 264kg BB £541(2.05ppk), Bonecastle farmer 272kg LIM£465(1.71ppk).

HEIFERS: Raffery farmer 300kg LIM £705(2.35ppk), Dromara farmer 285kg LIM £615(2.16ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 354kg SIM £705(1.99pk), Crossgar farmer 315kg DAQ £621(1.97ppk), Downpatrick farmer 252kg BB £461(1.83ppk), Ballymaginty farmer 242kg LIM £435(1.80ppk), Killyleagh farmer 505kg BB £894(1.77ppk), Saintfield farmer 254kg BB £450(1.77ppk) and Drumaness farmer 720kg £1138(1.58ppk).