MARTS: Hilltown

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An entry of 1300 sheep at Hilltown on Thursday 3rd September sold in a firmer trade. Top price of £84.50 was paid for 22.5k, from Cabra farmer. Top rate of 397ppk for 18.7k making £74 coming from same home.

Cull ewes sold to £86.

SAMPLE PRICES:

LAMBS: Cabra farmer: 20.6k at £76 [368ppk],16.6k at £54 [325ppk].Banbridge farmer: 10k at £36.50 [365ppk]. Hilltown farmer: 19.6k at £70 [357ppk], 21.3k at £72.50 [340ppk], 12.8k at £42 [328ppk]. Scarva farmer: 16.7k at £57 [341ppk]. Rostrevor farmer: 17.5k at £58.50 [334ppk], 14.5k at £47 [324ppk]. Antrim farmer: 13.3k at £43 [323ppk].

A good entry of cattle in Hilltown on Saturday 5th September resulted in another great trade. Bullocks sold to £508 over at 722k making £1230, from Annalong farmer. Heifers to £629 over at 476k making £1105 from Warrenpoint farmer.

 Cull cows -  Top price cull cow sold at £905 at 620k from Hilltown farmer.

Sample prices - Kilkeel farmer: 650k at £875. Hilltown farmer: 592k at £550.

 Bulls - Breeding bulls sold to £1170 from Hilltown farmer.

 Cows and calves - There was a good show of quality cows and calves, which sold to £1790 from Castlewellan farmer.

Heifers -  Top rate of 235ppk at 340k making £800 from Warrenpoint farmer. Rathfriland farmer: 456k at £990, 472k at £900. Warrenpoint farmer: 508k at £1075, 490k at £1055, 398k at £870, 396k at £855. Clough farmer: 332k at £725, 298k at £645.

 Bullocks - Top rate of 271ppk at 310k making £840 from Kilcoo farmer. Annalong farmer: 660k at £1200. Warrenpoint farmer: 632k at £1185, 288k at £715. Newry farmer: 596k at £1150. Rathfriland farmer: 606k at £1120, 570k at £1085. Kilcoo farmer: 502k at £1070, 478k at £965. 432k at £870. Hilltown farmer: 298k at £690, 334k at £740.