Steady increase in entries at Downpatrick sheep sale

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A steady increase in entries at the weekly sheep sale on Saturday, 23th April 2016 including breeding sheep returned a variable trade with fat lambs selling to £87.50 and fat ewes to £95.00. A pen of 20 lambs selling to £3.68ppk.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Annacloy farmer 24kg £87.50, Ballkilbeg 24kg £85.00, Newry farmer 26kg £85.00, Killkeel farmer 23kg £85.00, Crossgar farmer 30kg £82.00, Ballyhossett farmer 24g £80.00, Ballynahinch farmer 27kg £80.00, Kilclief farmer 24kg £80.00, Clough farmer 26kg £80.00, Ardglass farmer 25kg £79.00, Saintfield farmer 27kg £75.00, Ballynahinch farmer 26kg £75.00, Newry farmer 19g £70.00, Annacloy farmer 23kg £70.00, Ballyculter farmer 24kg £60.00, Leitrim farmer 25kg £60.00, Ballyculter farmer 19kg £41.50 & Kilkeel farmer 20kg £41.00.

FAT EWES: Legamaddy farmer £95.00, Annacloy farmer £86.00, Loughinisland farmer £82.00, Ballycruttle farmer £81, Castlewellan farmer £75.00, Newry farmer £70.00, Annacloy farmer £69.00, Corbally farmer £68.00, Ballycruttle farmer £63.00 & Castlewellan farmer £55.

Breeding Ewes: Loughinisland farmer, ewe with single lamb at foot £172, Annacloy farmer ewes with single lambs £160 & £134.