Solid sale of cattle at Hilltown

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Another solid sale of cattle this week at Hilltown on Saturday 30th May saw keen bidding and prices, despite current beef trade.

Cull cows: Top price cull cow sold at £920 at 598k from Hilltown farmer.

Sample prices: Hilltown farmer: 552k at £785, Castlewellan farmer: 668k at £800, 500k at £570.

Cows and Calves – A good entry of cows and calves sold to £1590 from Castlewellan farmer.

Bulls: Breeding bulls sold to £1300 from Banbridge farmer.

Heifer Weanlings: Top price heifer weanling made £915 at 432k from Ballynahinch farmer. Top rate of 231ppk at 264k making £610 from Warrenpoint farmer. Hilltown farmer: 450k at £890, 444k at £860, 468k at £785, 394k at £770. Kilkeel farmer: 234k at £470. Warrenpoint farmer: 310k at £650, 328k at £635, 284k at £600, 260k at £565. Ballynahinch farmer: 408k at £835. Heifers– Top price heifer sold at £1045 at 570k from Rostrevor farmer; Kilkeel farmer: 402k at £795. Rostrevor farmer: 552k at £1020. Camlough farmer: 462k at £900, 410k at £765. Hilltown farmer 284k at £715,242k at £570 382k at £860, 330k at £860

Weanling Males: Top price weanling male made £915 at 440k from Warrenpoint farmer. Top rate of 244ppk at 256k making £625 from Newry farmer. Kilkeel farmer: 456k at £905, 438k at £855,360k at £840, 370k at £800, 338k at £800. Warrenpoint farmer: 376k at £810,284k at £675. Hilltown farmer: 304k at £660. Rathfriland farmer: 384k at £865.

Bullocks: Top price bullock made £1005 at 508k from Kilkeel farmer. Rathfriland farmer: 424k at £885. Mayobridge farmer: 588k at £1000. Dromore farmer: 510k at £880. Kilkeel farmer: 522k at £955; Banbridge farmer 414k at £940, 434k at £960, 400k at £860, 406k at £855.