MARTS: Downpatrick

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

A well bred Limousin heifer sold to £2.60ppk, while in the forward cattle section a Saler cross Friesian bullock sold to £1.90ppk. Leading prices as follows:

HEIFERS: Ballywillwill farmer 304kg LIM £790 (2.60ppk) ,Dromara farmer 304kg LIM £790(2.60ppk), Dromara farmer 320kg LIM £800(2.50ppk), 360kg LIM £820 (2.28ppk) and 378kg LIM £639 (2.20ppk), Drumreagh farmer 300kg LIM £639, Saintfield farmer 250kg LIM £490(1.96ppk), Lisburn farmer 286kg LIM £546(1.91ppk) and 254kg LIM £455(1.79ppk) Saintfield farmer 230kg LIM £409(1.78ppk), Lisburn farmer 262kg BB £440(1.68ppk) and Saintfield farmer 302kgLIM £459(1.77ppk).

BULLOCKS: Ardglass farmer 694kg SAL £1318 (1.90ppk),Ballycruttle farmer 686kg CH £1282 (1.87ppk), Ardglass farmer 590 LIM £1080(1.83ppk), 640kg AA £1139 (1.78ppk), 668kg AA £1189(1.78ppk), Strangford farmer 660 kg CH £1155(1.75ppk) Ballynahinch farmer 276kg LIM £480(1.74ppk) Strangford farmer 714kg BB£1228 (1.72ppk) and 632kg LIM £1087 (1.72ppk), Ballycruttle farmer 656kg CH £1128 (1.72ppk), Ardglass farmer 688kg BB £1156 (1.68ppk) and 660kg BB £1102(1.67ppk) and 704kg AA £1168 (1.6p pk) and 674kg BB £1112(1.65PPK) and 638kg AA £1046(1.64ppk).