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A smaller show of 413 sheep this Tuesday with Hoggets selling to a top price of £91.50 and a top of £3.90 per kg. Fat ewes selling to a top price of £110. Breeding sheep selling to a top price of £168 each for a pen of 3 Ewes and 6 Lambs.

LEADING PRICES:

HOGGETS - Downpatrick producer, 24 26.5kgs £91.50, Downpatrick producer, 13 27kgs £91, Downpatrick producer, 13 26kgs £90, 6 24kgs £86, Hillsborough producer, 15 24.75kgs £87, Ardglass producer, 15 22kgs £85.80, Bangor producer, 50 23.75kgs £85, Castlewellan producer, 13 23.5kgs £84, Cloughey producer, 16 23.75kgs £84, Hillsborough producer, 9 22kgs £82, Killyleagh producer, 12 21.75kgs £80, Kircubbin producer, 13 21.5kgs £80, Killinchy producer, 2 21.5kgs £75, Ballygowan producer, 13 18kgs £69.

FAT EWES - Newtownards producer, £110, £90, £65, Comber producer, £104, £80, £75, Carryduff producer, £100 £65, Donaghadee producer, £100, £86, Downpatrick producer, £96, £72, Carrowdore producer, £84, £60, £55, Downpatrick producer, £80, Newtownards producer, £69, Kircubbin producer, £66.

BREEDING SHEEP - Lisburn producer, 3 Ewes and 6 Lambs £168 each, 3 Ewes and 6 Lambs £162 each,

3 Ewes and 6 Lambs £148 each, 3 Ewes and 3 Lambs £120 each.

Better entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale. A strong demand for all types throughout.

FAT CATTLE: sold to £1557 for a 870kg Lim Bull, £179 per 100kg. Cows sold to £1247 for a 770kg Lim, £162 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Ballygowan producer Lim 870kg £179 £1557, Ballynahinch producer Sim Bullocks 720kg £193 £1389, 680kg £197 £1339, 700kg £184 £1288, Downpatrick producer Lim Cows 770kg £162 £1247, 720kg £138 £993, Strangford producer AA Cows 790kg £124 £979, 700kg £118 £826, Dromore producer Char Cows 630kg £148 £932, 620kg £124 £768, AA Cow 660kg £120 £792, Newtownards producer Fr Cows 730kg £113 £824, 660kg £114 £752, 720kg £99 £712, Lisburn producer Lim Cow 590kg £131 £772, Comber producer Fr Cow 560kg £173 £968, Downpatrick producer Fr Cows 720kg £114 £820, 650kg £109 £708, Dromore producer FKV Bull 930kg £109 £1013. More cows required.

BULLOCKS: Good entry of over 100 Bullocks, Sold to £1260 for a 570kg Char, (221) £690 along with his weight. Lighter sorts sold to £1100 for a 440kg Char, (250) £660 along with his weight.

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer Char 570kg £1260, Lims and EAs 560kg £1240, 550kg £1200, 510kg £1180, 540kg £1170, 520kg £1100, 550kg £1140, 460kg £1085, 490kg £1050, 600kg £1120, 550kg £1090, 520kg £1030, 520kg £1000, 490kg £1015, 500kg £1035, Ardglass producer Lims 560kg £1220, 500kg £1190, 500kg £1160, 500kg £1100, Lisburn producer Chars 440kg £1100, 400kg £1010, 400kg £900, Killinchy producer Lim 520kg £1180, Hillsborough producer Chars 490kg £1160, 440kg £1040, 400kg £950, 410kg £880, Strangford producer AAs 620kg £1150, 520kg £1075, 530kg £1015, Downpatrick producer Lims 360kg £820, 300kg £755, Crossgar producer LIms 330kg £805, 340kg £785, 300kg £780. Strong demand every week from both local and export buyers.

HEIFERS:

Sold to £1165 for a 530kg Lim, (220) £635 along with her weight.

Leading prices: Crossgar producer Lims 530kg £1165, 530kg £1120, Ballynahinch producer Chars 550kg £1160, 470kg £975, Downpatrick producer Lims 370kg £875, 280kg £715, Hillsborough producer Chars 400kg £810, 370kg £780, Lisburn producer Lims 330kg £745, 300kg £715.

DROPPED CALVES:

Sold to £410 for a Sh Heifer. Excellent trade for all types of calves.

Leading prices: Killinchy producer SH Heifer £410, BB Heifers £340, £305, Portaferry producer Lim Heifer £340, Comber producer Lim Bull £320, Ballynahinch producer BB Bulls £300, £295, £280, BB Heifers £300, £275, £242, Ballygowan producer AA Bull £285, Comber producer BB Heifer £288, Downpatrick producer AA Bull £240, Killinchy producer Fr Bulls £165, £158, £120, £110, £100.