Suckler stock sells to £1,500 at Rathfriland Co-op

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Some high prices were recorded last Friday (October 14, 2016) with suckler outfits to £1,500.

Three farmers from Dromara, Edenagarry and Lisnacroppin all sold bullocks at £1,200.

The first 30 bullocks through the ring saw 28 sell at over £1,000 each. Store bullocks cleared up to 205 pence per kilo for 446k at £915.

A smaller amount of heifers cleared up to £885 for a 460k Ch from Dysart.

Weanling male calves to £890 for 410 and females to £815 for 396k.

A Lurgan farmer reached 253 pence per kilo for 296k at £750.

Dropped calves were exceptionally dear to £475 for a two month old Lim heifer for Banbridge. A Dromore farmer reached £425 for a pen of Herefords.

DROPPED CALVES: Banbridge farmer: Two month old Lim heifer £475. Dromara farmer: pen of Her, £425, £425, £395, £398, £390, £375 and £365. Ballynahinch farmer: £420 and £340. Ballyholland farmer: 2 Sim at £350 each. Banbridge farmer: £325, £320 and £280.

WEANLINGS: Banbridge farmer: 410k at £890. Loughorne farmer: 418k at £840, 434k at £810, 380k at £800, 396k at £815, 400k at £800, 380k at £720, 336k at £710. Lisnaduff farmer: 386k at £790, 280k at £610, 300k at £590, 252k at £590. Annesborough farmer: 22 Ch 370k at £774, 336k at £760, 296k at £750, 250k at £620, 258k at £645, 314k at £750, 336k at £735, 270k at £635 etc. Lurgan farmer: 9 Ch eg 292k at £720, 304k at £710, 292k at £670, 276k at £615, 232k at £480, 280k at £550. Warrenpoint farmer: 5 Sh, 246k at £530, 248k at £515, 224k at £510, 256k at £565 and 206k at £465. Edenagarry farmer: 300k at £665, 268k at £645, 250k at £620, 274k at £615, 222k at £590 and 228k at £585. Downpatrick farmer: 202k at £425, 268k at £540 and 250k at £500.

HEIFERS: Dysart farmer: 468k at £885, 442k at £880, 446k at £875, 470k at £850 and 440k at £815. Sheepbridge farmer: 472k at £860, 440k at £820, 412k at £795. Dromara farmer: 464k at £870 and 474k at £840. Newry farmer: 300k at £775, 380k at £720.

SUCKLER COWS AND BULLS: Rathfriland farmer: Five outfits £1,500, £1,460, £1,420, £1,340 and £1,220. Rostrevor farmer: £1,040, Ch bull £1,100 and BB £910.

BULLOCKS: Begney farmer: 652k at £1,200, 618k at £1,150. Edenagarry farmer: 614k at £1,200. Lisnacroppin farmer: 652k at £1,200 and 580k at £1,095. Castlewellan farmer: 678k at £1,165, 622k at £1,050 and 612k at £1,020. Dromore farmer: 570k at £1,040, 596k at £1,045 and 540k at £1,000. Dromara farmer: 622k at £1,155, 608k at £1,150 and 602k at £1,110. Annabane farmer: 496k at £1,040, 488k at £1,030, 508k at £1,000. Hilltown farmer: 450k at £860 and 460k at £910.

FRIESIAN BULLOCKS: 680k at £915, 646k at £885, 638k at £850, 584k at £765, 576k at £770, 508k at £720, 580k at £730, 658k at £840, 642k at £820 and 630k at £800 etc.

1400 sheep were sold on Tuesday evening with 1288 lambs selling to £92 for 32k from Poyntzpass. Quite a few lots from £83.50 to £86 with 2/3 of the entry being store lambs. These sold to 398p/k. Fat ewes sold up to £80 for a Ballynahinch farmer with rams to £120.

LAMBS: Poyntzpass farmer: 23k at £92. Garvagh farmer: 30k at £86. Legananny farmer: 26k at £85. Warrenpoint farmer: 27k at £84.50. Hilltown farmer: 25.5k at £84. Ballyward farmer: 26k at £84. Ballynahinch farmer: 25k at £84. Begney farmer: 17.5k at £65. Downpatrick farmer: 18.5k at £70.50 and 18k at £64 etc.

FAT EWES AND RAMS: Rams sold to £120 and ewes to £80 from Ballynahinch. A Warrenpoint farmer: £77. Ballynafoy farmer: £76. Banbridge farmer: £72 etc.