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At the Monday night cattle sale on the 12th October 2015, there was a good entry of quality store cattle.

A light weight CH bullock at 300kg sold to £680 (2.27ppk) and in the heavy weight category a LIM bullock at 646kg sold to £1259 (1.95ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS

Edendarriff farmer403kg CH £680 (2.27ppk), Ardglass farmer 370kg CH £780 (2.11ppk), Crossgar farmer 404kg AA £840 (2.08ppk) and 380kg AA £750 (1.94ppk), Ballynoe farmer 646kg LIM £1259 (1.95ppk), Seaforde farmer 508kg LIM £950(1.87ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 302kg AA £560 (1.85ppk), Ballykinlar farmer 580kg LIM £1049 (1.81ppk), Ballynoe farmer 628kg DAQ £1120 (1.78ppk), Ballygowan farmer 652kg BB £1140 (1.75ppk), Ardglass farmer 458kg AA £800 (1.75ppk), Downpatrick farmer 566kg HER £980 (1.73ppk), Ballyhornan farmer 550kg AA £950 (1.73ppk), Ballygallum farmer 652kg BB £1120 (1.72ppk), Bryansford farmer 560kg CH £960 (1.71ppk), Ballygallum farmer 656kg BB £1152 (1.70ppk), Ballyhornan farmer 484kg LIM £820 (1.69ppk) and Downpatrick farmer 686kg BB £1155 (1.68ppk) and 712kg HER £1170 (1.64ppk).

HEIFERS

Ballynahinch farmer 236kg CH £465 (1.97ppk) Ballynoe farmer 482kg DAQ £870 (1.81ppk), Annalong farmer 288kg CH £505 (1.75ppk), Ardglass farmer 512kg BB £885 (1.73ppk), Raholp farmer 330kg SIM £560 (1.70ppk), Ardglass farmer 362kg £610 (1.69ppk), Ballyhornan farmer 332g sim £540 (1.63ppk), Raholp farmer 332kg SIM £540 (1.63ppk), Ardglass farmer 380kg AA £610 (1.61ppk), Downpatrick farmer 462kg CH £735 (1.59kg).

At the Friday night Suckler Calf sale on the 9th October 2015, there was a good entry of quality sucklers. A CH male calf at 270kg sold to a top price per kg of (2.93ppk) £790 and a Daq male calf at 378kg sold to a top price per head of £930.

Leading prices as follows:

BULLOCKS

Loughinisland farmer 266kg CH £790 (2.93ppk) and 260kg CH £730 (2.81ppk), Ballyhornan farmer 154kg LIM £429 (2.79ppk), Ballynoe farmer 254kg DAQ £700 (2.76ppk) and 236kg DAQ £630 (2.67ppk), Loughinisland farmer 280kg CH £745 (2.66ppk), Saintfield farmer LIM £470 (2.55ppk), Crossgar farmer 162kg LIM £405 (2.50ppk), Ballynoe farmer 268kg DAQ £665 (2.48ppk), Loughinisland farmer 368kg CH£910 (2.47ppk), Ballylucas farmer 158kg SH £390 (2.47ppk), Downpatrick farmer 378kg DAQ £930 (2.46ppk),Saintfield farmer 288kg LIM £705 (2.45ppk), Ballylucas farmer 302kg DAQ £735 (2.43ppk), Saintfield farmer 210kg LIM £510 (2.43ppk), Downpatrick farmer 306kg BB £735 (2.40ppk), Ballylucas farmer 250kg DAQ £600 (2.40ppk), Portaferry farmer 290kg CH £695 (2.40ppk), Downpatrick farmer 238kg SIM £570 (2.40ppk), Cloughey farmer 316kg LIM £755 (2.39ppk), Ballynoe farmer 248kg SIM £590 (2.38ppk) Saintfield farmer 320kg LIM £760 (2.38ppk), Crossgar farmer 234kg LIM £550 (2.37ppk), Annacloy farmer 230kg CH £545 (2.37ppk).

HEIFERS

Loughinisland farmer 230kg CH £640 (2.91ppk), Ballynoe farmer 188kg DAQ £545 (2.90ppk), Loughinisland farmer 254kg CH £725 (2.85ppk) and 230kg CH £645 (2.80ppk) and 238kg CH £623 (2.71ppk), Crossgar farmer 170kg SH £420 (2.47ppk), Ballynoe farmer 274kg DAQ £650 (2.37ppk) and 230kg DAQ £650 (2.35ppk), Saintfield farmer 272kg CH £635 (2.34ppk), Loughinisland farmer 300kg CH £700 (2.33ppk), Loughinisland farmer 254kg £590 (2.32ppk). Ballyphilip farmer 262kg DAQ £605 (2.31ppk), Ballyhornan farmer 182kg LIM £465 (2.25ppk), Saintfield farmer 240kg LIM £480 (2.25ppk) and Clough farmer 230kg LIM £515 (2.24ppk).

At the Saturday sheep sale on Saturday 10th October, fat lambs sold to £68.50 and fat ewes to £70.00. Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS:

Ballyhossett farmer 28kg £68.50, Carrowdore farmer 35kg £66.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 24kg £65.00, Killough farmer 26kg £65.00, Newtownards farmer 245g £68.00, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £64.50, Carrowdore farmer 26kg £64.00, Newtownards farmer 24kg £64.00, Dundrum farmer 25kg £64.00, Ardglass farmer 26kg £64.00, Kilkeel farmer 26kg £64.00, Ballydonety farmer 245g £64.00, Ballynoe farmer 24kg £64.00, Dromara farmer 25kg £63.50, Crossgar farmer 26kg £63.50, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £63.00, Clough farmer 23kg £63.00, Ballynahinch farmer 24kg £61.00, Dundrum farmer 22kg £61.00, Castlewellan farmer 17kg £60.00, Crossgar farmer 23kg £59.00, Downpatrick farmer 21kg £57.50 and 19kg £54.50.

FAT EWES

Downpatrick farmer £70, Newcastle farmer £60, Ballycruttle farmer £55, Kilkeel farmer £50, Crossgar farmer £50, Dromara farmer £50 and Ballygowan farmer £47.50.