MARTS: Hilltown

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There was a smaller entry of cattle at Hilltown on Saturday 13th June, but they resulted in a better trade.

Cull cows: Top price cull cow sold at £900 at 750k from Mayobridge farmer. Sample prices: Castlewellan farmer: 738k at £820, Mayobridge farmer: 702k at £810. Ballymartin farmer: 698k at £790.

Cows and calves:– There was a great entry of cows and calves which resulted in a terrific trade, selling to £1780 from Kilkeel farmer.

Bulls: Breeding bulls sold to £1510 from Dromore farmer.

Heifer weanlings: Top price heifer weanling made £715 at 410k from Hilltown farmer. Top rate of 234ppk at 296k making £695 from Ballymartin farmer. Heifers – Top price heifer sold at £970 at 802k from Kilkeel farmer. Hilltown farmer: 310k at £650, 532k at £950. Castlewellan farmer: 650k at £870. Ballymartin farmer: 336k at £680. Kilkeel farmer: 768k at £955, 618k at £865, 388k at £825, 374k at £780, 410k at £805.

Weanling males: Top price weanling male made £850 at 354k from Killowen farmer. Bullocks: Top price bullock made £1210 at 568k from Mayobridge farmer. Top rate of 253ppk at 312k making £790 from Ballymartin farmer. Newry farmer: 620k at £1175, 516k at £1090. Mayobridge farmer: 536k at £1190, 602k at £1160, 522k at £1065, 470k at £1030. Ballymartin farmer: 400k at £925, 358k at £855, 332k at £775.