Special entry of suckler heifers at Rathfriland

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A special entry of suckler heifers with six week old calves at foot on Friday topped at £1650.

Breeding Lim bulls sold to £1675. Another great entry of weanlings sold to £980 for a Hillsborough farmer and £865 for a 410k Lim from Kilkeel. A Dromara farmer sold a 384k Ch heifer at £800 and a Rostrevor farmer £780 for a 332k BB. Store heifers sold to £1015 for a 526k Lim from Ballykeel. An Ardarragh farmer topped the bullock section at £1250 for an over 30 month Ch. A Kilkeel farmer sold a 660k Sim at £1135. The dropped calf section contained calves up to three months old. A Drumlough farmer sold Sim and Her calves at £425, £350 (twice) etc. Ballyward farmer: Her bulls to £340.

DROPPED CALVES: Drumlough farmer: £425, £350, £350, £335, £320. Ballyward farmer: Her bull £340, Heifer £2875. Drumlough farmer: 2 Sim Heifers at £305. Warrenpoint farmer: Lim heifer £295 and £275. Derrylecka farmer: 2 Sim bulls £280 each, Heifer £295. Ballynahinch farmer: BB heifer £235. Katesbridge farmer: Sim heifer £235.

WEANLINGS: Hillsborough farmer: 500k at £980, 434k at £860, 402k at £800. Kilkeel farmer: 410k at £865, 352k at £760, 342k at £740. Glenside farms: 368k at £815, 350k at £755, 278k at £570. Dromara farmer: 384k at £800, 338k at £640, 344k at £590, 312k at £570. Rostrevor farmer: 332k at £780. Castlewellan farmer: 290k at £680, 332k at £680. Edenagarry farmer: 258k at £550, 262k at £555, 236k at £505 and 236k at £500. Banbridge farmer: 316k at £745, 308k at £750, 290k at £705, 276k at £675 and 290k at £600 etc.

HEIFERS: Ballykeel farmer: 526k at £1015, 558k at £940, 550k at £905. Castlewellan farmer: 438k at £805, 492k at £780, 384k at £715, 328k at £680, 308k at £655, 366k at £600. Warrenpoint farmer: 412k at £710 and 458k at £710 etc. Katesbridge farmer: 354k at £555.

SUCKLER COWS: Downpatrick farmer: £1650, £1580, £1520, £1500, £1370, £1320, £1280, £1170. Springers £1150, £1100 and £1280. A Pedigree Lim bull from Dromara sold at £1675.

BULLOCKS: Ardarragh farmer: £826k at £1250. Ballymageough farmer: 660k at £1135, 642k at £1070. Ballykeel farmer: 582k at £1055, 592k at £1090, 572k at £1045. Kilkeel farmer: 596k at £1015, 520k at £960, 508k at £920, 522k at £895, 520k at £885. Hillsborough farmer: 360k at £700, 412k at £830, 362k at £700, 320k at £620. Corgary farmer: 550k at £930, 520k at £870, 514k at £870, 504k at £845, 475k at £820, 468k at £800. Katesbridge farmer: 620k at £985, 602k at £925, 520k at £870, 556k at £740 etc. Ballyroney farmer: 524k at £970.

Another great entry of sheep on Tuesday evening saw fat ewes sell to £124 for 6 from a Brague farmer. A lot of 28 ewes from Cascum sold at £110 each. Hoggets cleared up to £99 for a pen of 29.5k from Banbridge. The top 10 lots of hoggets sold from £94 up.

HOGGETS: Banbridge farmer: 6 weighing 29.5k at £99. Dromara farmer: 7 at 26.5k at £97.50. Newcastle farmer: 3 at 23.5k at £96 or 409 pence per kilo. Clough farmer: 48 at 25k at £95. Ardarragh farmer: 39 at 26.5k at £95. Downpatrick farmer: 33 at 29k at £94.50. Loughbrickland farmer: 38 at 25.5k at £94. Croskeys farmer: 24 at 25k at £94. Castlewellan farmer: 10 at 23k at £92.50 or 402 pence per kilo.

FAT EWES & RAMS: Brague farmer: £124. Cascum farmer: 28 ewes at £110. Downpatrick farmer: £105. Tullyglush farmer: £99. Banbridge farmer: £96. Katesbridge farmer: £95. Brague farmer: £94.50. Downpatrick farmer: £91. Knockeden farmer: £90 etc.

BREEDERS: Aged ewes with 2 lambs at foot sold to £162 and £160 etc. Aged ewes with 1 lamb at foot sold to £140 and mostly from £120 up.