Strong trade and increased numbers for sheep at Downpatrick

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Strong trade and increased numbers for all categories of sheep last Saturday 19th March 2016.

On the day breeding sheep sold to £195.00, fat lambs to £96.50, fat ewes to £97.00 and light weight stores to £3.88ppk. Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Annacloy farmer 25kg £96.50, Lissoid farmer 26kg £96.00, Downpatrick farmer 27kg £95.50, Downpatrick farmer 26kg £95.50, Minerstown farmer 35kg £95.00, Balllee farmer 25g £94.50, Downpatrick farmer 29kg £94.50, Bright farmer 29kg £93.50, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £92.00, Ballyhornan farmer 24kg £91.50, Ballykinlar farmer 24kg £90.00, Ballynahinch farmer 25kg £89.00, Coniamstown farmer 23g £87.50, Downpatrick farmer 23kg £87.00, Castlescreen farmer 23kg £84.00, Saintfield farmer 22kg £83.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 19kg £75.50, Strangford farmer 25kg £73.00, Coniamstown farmer 18kg £70.50, Lissoid farmer 18kg £70.00 and Downpatrick farmer 14kg £42.00.

FAT EWES : Ardglass farmer £97 and £95, Lissoid farmer £90, Bright farmer £90, Coniamstown farmer £87, Lisburn farmer £86, Ballee farmer £84 and Ardglass farmer £82.

BREEDING SHEEP : Killyleagh farmer with three year old ewe and twin lambs £195 and ewe and single lamb £143 and £115.

At the weekly cattle sale on Monday night 21st March 2016, there was a good entry of quality store cattle. A Loughinsland farmer toped the sale with a Ch bullock at 380kg £800(2.11ppk). In the heavy weight bullocks category, a Strangford farmer presented a Lim at 624kg £1040 (1.67ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Loughinsland farmer 380kg Ch £800 (2.11ppk), Ardglass farmer 234kg AA £490 (2.09ppk) and 250kg Her £495 (1.98ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 314kg Lim £620 (1.98ppk), Ballywillwill farmer 362kg Lim £690 (1.91ppk), Ardglass farmer 252kg Her £475 (1.89ppk), Castlewellan farmer 384kg Lim £710 (1.85ppk), Leitrim farmer 374kg Lim £685 (1.83ppk), Saintfield farmer 254kg Lim £465 (1.83ppk), Downpatrick farmer farmer 258kg Her £445 (1.73ppk), Seaforde farmer 426kg Lim £795 (1.73ppk), Comber farmer 396kg AA £680 (1.72ppk), Seaforde farmer 400kg Lim £685 (1.71ppk), Comber farmer 384kg AA £655 (1.71ppk), Ardglass farmer 590g AA £1000 (1.70pk), Ardglass farmer 494kg AA £825 (1.67ppk), Strangford farmer 642kg Lim £1040 (1.67ppk), Ardglass farmer 552kg AA £900 (1.63ppk), Castlewellan farmer 454kg Lim £705 (1.55ppk) and 484kg Lim £750 (1.55ppk), Strangford farmer 542kg Lim £840 and Annalong farmer 502kg BB £770 and 470kg BB £715 (1.52ppk) and Leitrim farmer 444kg Lim £620 (1.40ppk) and 500kg MB £685 (1.37ppk).

HEIFERS: Crossgar farmer 298kg Lim £680 (2.28ppk), Castlewellan farmer 248kg Her £525 (2.12ppk), Drumaroad farmer 246kg Lim £500 (2.03ppk) Magheramayo farmer 208kg Ch £420 (2.02ppk), Bright farmer 202kg Lim £395 (1.96ppk) and Castlewellan farmer 242kg Her £490 (1.78ppk) and 334kg Sal £584 (1.75ppk) and Downpatrick farmer 502kg Lim £869 ( 1.73ppk).