At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 18th February at Downpatrick lambs sold to £86.80 and fat ewes to £85.00.
Lighter weight lambs sold to £3.70ppk.
Leading prices in all categories as follows:
FAT LAMBS: Crossgar farmer 26kg, £86.80, Tobermoney farmer 25kg, £86.00, Annacloy farmer 30kg, £86.00, Crossgar farmer 28kg, £86.00, Clough farmer 28kg, £86.00, Killinchy farmer 26kg, £85.50, Ballygowan farmer 25kg, £85.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 23kg, £84.20, Corbally farmer 22kg, £84.20, Ballykinlar farmer 24kg, £84.00, Hillsborough farmer 24kg, £84.00, Downpatrick farmer 23kg, £83.00, Legamaddy farmer 22kg, £80.00, Downpatrick farmer 19kg, £70.00, Tullymurray farmer 20kg, £61.00 and Strangford farmer 17kg, £42.00.
FAT EWES: Annacloy farmer £85, Killough farmer £80.00, Saintfield farmer £76.00 and Downpatrick farmer £76, Downpatrick farmer £76 and Kilkeel farmer £64 and £63.
At the Monday night cattle sale on the 20th February 2017, there was a good entry of quality store bullocks that sold to £2.53ppk for a Sal bullock from a Dromore farmer and light weight Ch heifers making to £1.92ppk. Leading prices in all categories as follows:
BULLOCKS: Killough farmer 560kg Her £950 (1.70ppk), Dromore farmer 398kg Sal £800 (2.01ppk) and 324kg Sal £775 (2.39ppk) and 298kg Sal £755 (2.53ppk) and 318 Sal £720 (2.26pk) and 292 Sal £710 (2.43pp) and 326 Sal £685 (2.10ppk) and 332kg Sal £675 (2.03ppk), Downpatrick farmer 268kg Lim £660 (2.46ppk), Castlewellan farmer 260kg Lim £635 (2.44ppk), Ballynoe farmer 324kg Lim £635 (1.95ppk), Dromara farmer 274kg Sal £630 (2.29ppk) and Ballynahinch farmer 376kg Lim £600 (1.60ppk), Castlewellan farmer 238kg Lim £490 (2.06ppk) and Ballylucas farmer 214kg Lim £485 (2.27ppk).
Heifers: Rossglass farmer 662kg AA £1170 (1.77ppk) Crossgar farmer 574kg Lim £950 (1.66ppk) Hillsborough farmer 458kg Lim £875 (1.91ppk), Crossgar farmer 638kg AA £815 (1.28ppk), Downpatrick farmer 402kg Ch £700 (1.74ppk), Killough farmer 380kg Ch £640 (1.68ppk) and 284kg Ch £515 (1.81ppk) and 240kg Ch £460 (1.92ppk).