MARTS: Rathfriland

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Record prices were paid for all classes of cattle on Friday.

77 Bullocks cleared up to £1420 amd 400k bullocks at £920 or 230p/k. A Newtownhamilton farmer topped the heifer section at £1340 for a 698k Her. 2 BB heifers from Kilkeel saw a 440k lot at £1090 and 402k at £1020. Weanlings excelled in price, e.g. 208k at £615 or 296p/k, 280k at £800 or 286p/k and 156k at £445 or 285p/k. A top price of £950 was paid to a Brackney West farmer with another Kilkeel farm selling a 376k Lim at £920. Fat cows to £800 for a 760k Ch from Castlewellan. 120 dropped calves sold to £515 for a Lim bull from Ballykilbeg. A Kilkeel farmer sold 2 Sim bulls at £450 and £435. A Mullaghbawn farmer sold a Lim heifer at £395. An Annalong farmer sold 3 BB heifer calves at £450, £400 and £400.

DROPPED CALVES

Ballykilbeg farmer: Lim bull £515. Lisnacree farmer: 2 Sim Bulls £450 and £435. Annalong farmer: BB heifers £450, £400 and £400. Mullaghbawn farmer: Lim heifer £395, F.C.K heifer £305. Donaghmore farmer: Lim heifer £315, AA heifer, £305. Dromore farmer: Lim bulls £350, £305, £285 and £280. Ballynahinch farmer: MBE bull £300. Hillsborough farmer: AA bull £370, £265, £255 and £245. Ballymacaron farmer: Sim bulls £295 and £255, BB heifer £255.

WEANLINGS: Kilkeel famer: 460k at £950, 426k at £930, 460k at £910, 412k at £900, 418k at £900. Kilkeel farmer: 376k at £920, 392k at £905, 412k at £900, 418k at £900. Banbridge farmer: 298k at £770, 276k at £745, 208k at £615 and 246k at £600. Armagh Farmer:280k at £800, 318k at £695, 294k at £685 and 200k at £535. Shaapbridge farmer: 306k at £715, 272k at £660. Ballyduggan farmer: 306k at £715, 156k at £445. Dromara farmer: 372k at £750, 322k at £740, 326k at £660. Jerrettspass farmer: 320k at £640, 270k at £550, 272k at £595, 248k at £500 etc.

HEIFERS: Carginagh farmer: 442k at £1090, 402k at £1020. Newtownhamilton farmer: 698k at £1340. Benagh farmer: 382k at £810, 460k at £870. Lisburn farmer: 334k at £675, 312k at £630, 264k at £545, 274k at £540 and 248k at £475.

BULLOCKS: Burren farmer: 776k at £1420, 684k at £1320, 670k at £1300. Ballyveabeg farmer: 674k at £1315, 654k at £1290, 586k at £1245, 592k at £1160, 402k at £920, 460k at £920 and 426k at £900. Crossmaglen farmer: 506k at £1080 and 512k at £1030. Newtownhamilton farmer: 698k at £1325, 466k at £955, 494k at £955, 422k at £915, 428k at £920, 464k at £980, 446k at £950, 456k at £925. Downpatrick farmer: 12 Her and AA, 496k at £1045, 436k at £975, 478k at £970, 502k at £965, 480k at £970, 502k at £965, 390k at £890, 422k at £885, 350k at £785, 360k at £780. Lurgan farmer: 570k at £1160, 598k at £1135, 516k at £1135, 536k at £1090 and 400k at £860.

Over 700 hoggets sold to £100 per head on Tuesday evening with main trade similar to the previous week. Fat ewes sold to £127 with over 80 breeders to £180.

HOGGETS: Corbet farmer: £100. Corcreechan farmer: £98 and £96. Katesbridge farmer: £96.50. Ardaragh farmer: 39 hoggets, 27.5k at £96.50. Portadown farmer: 47 hoggets 27.5k at £96. Closkelt farmer: £95.50. Drumnaquoile farmer: £95.50. Clough farmer: 98 hoggets £94.50.

FAT EWES: Rathfriland farmer: £127. Dromore farmer: £121. Ballyward farmer: £118. Annalong farmer: £117. Kilkeel farmer: £116. Closkelt farmer: £115. Killowen farmer: £112. Loughbrickland farmer: £112. Armagh farmer: 10 ewes at £110 each.

BREEDERS: Over 80 breeders in the sale saw ewes with two young lambs from £160 to £180. Ewes with singles from £128 to £155 each.