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A larger entry of lambs and ewes on offer at Friday morning sheep sale, sold firmly.

Lambs selling to £73.50 while fat ewes sold to £80.

J O’Donnell, 29kg £73.50, A McFarland, 26.75kg £73, A Drumquin farmer, 25.5kg £72.50, B and R Pinkerton, 27kgs £71, Ms J Clarke, 25.5kg £70, R Darragh, 25.5kg £68.80, WTR Crawford, 25kg £67 and 24.75kg £67, R Scott, 23.75kg £67.20, A Baxter, 25.5kg £67, A McMullan, 25kg £67, J Beattie, 25.25kg £68.20, P McFarland, 24.25kg £67, D Gormley, 25kg £67, BT McGlinchey, 24kg £66.40, G McFarland and G McCrea, 23kg £66, RA Wilson, 23.25kg £65, D Fleming, 23.75kg £65.80, T McNamee, 22.5kg £63.50, RA Matthewson, 22.5kg £64, Ross Hemphill, 25.5kg £65.20, K McNamee, 22.75kg £63.50, K Pinkerton, 25kg £66.50.

Other lambs sold from £51 to £65. Fat ewes; good ewes sold from £65 to £80 with second quality selling from £55 to £65.

Cattle sale: Once again a larger entry of cattle sold to a great trade.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: R Buchanan, Donemana, 645kg £1270, 510kg £980. M Moore, Drumquin, 635kg £1155. RN McCrea, Ballymagory, 600kg £1135, 570kg £1065. G Hamilton, Castlederg, 590kgs £1010. G Lecky, Castlederg, 540kgs £1090. P Bradley, Plumbridge, 700kg £1100, 695kg £1070, 530kg £1025, 475kg £860. R Kee, Douglas Bridge, 520kg £930, 505kg £910. R Hamilton, Castlederg, 470kg £850. A Gortin farmer, 430kg £890, 370kg £780, 340kg £730. S Armstrong, Dromore, 565kg £982, 470kg £820.

Heifers: A Strabane farmer 570kg £1160, 610kg £1090. R O’Neill, Strabane, 500kg £1015 and £1000, 490 kg £1010. S Armstrong, Dromore, 535kg £990, 590kg £975, 515kg £932, 480kg £865. I Lecky, Castlederg 540kg £1065, 460kg £835 and £790, 500kg £885 and £855, 450kg £800. G Lecky, Castlederg, 390kg £820. A Hill, Glenock, 490kg £935, 430kg £780. R Kee, Douglas Bridge, 530kg £900, 590kg £940. A Gortin farmer, 360kg £795, 310kg £780 and £717, 400kg £725, 320kg £680.