At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 4th March at Downpatrick Mart trade was brisk, lambs sold to £91.50 and fat ewes to £90.00.
Lighter weight lambs sold to £3.50ppk.
Leading prices in all categories as follows:
FAT LAMBS: Ballee farmer 30kg, £91.50, Clough farmer 25kg, £91.00, Ballygowan farmer 27kg, £90.50, Killough farmer 26kg, £90.50, Ballygowan farmer 27kg, £90.50, Killinchy farmer 26kg, £90.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 25kg, £90.00, Annacloy farmer 27kg, £90.00, Killinchy farmer 26kg, £90.00, Ballykinlar farmer 26kg, £90.00, Loughinisland farmer 26kg, £90.00, Downpatrick farmer 27kg, £90.00, Ballyalton farmer 24kg, £88.50, Castlewellan farmer 23kg, £88.00, Castlewellan farmer 23kg, £84.00 and Ballydonety farmer 22kg, £82.00, Downpatrick farmer 23kg. £80.50.
FAT EWES: Annacloy farmer £90, Annacloy farmer £86.00, Saintfield farmer £80.00 and Downpatrick farmer £80, Annalong farmer £76 and Kilkeel farmer £75 and Castlewellan farmer £72.
At the Monday night cattle sale on the 6th March 2017, there was a very good entry of quality store bullocks that sold to £2.00ppk for a Lim bullock from a Castlewellan farmer and light weight Lim heifers making to £1.81ppk. Leading prices in all categories as follows:
BULLOCKS: Castlewellan farmer 528kg Lim, £1,055 (2.00ppk) and 522kg Lim, £945 (1.81ppk) and 492kg Lim, £930 (1.89ppk), Downpatrick farmer 354kg Daq, £825 (2.33ppk), Seaforde farmer 400kg Lim, £825 (2.06ppk), Ballynoe farmer 376kg Daq, £790 (2.10ppk), Seaforde farmer 368kg Ch, £785 (2.13ppk) and Downpatrick farmer 380kg Daq, £765 (2.01ppk), Kilclief farmer 392kg Sim, £750 (1.91ppk) and Downpatrick farmer 360kg Daq, £720 (2.00ppk), Strangford farmer 314 Sim, £670 (2.13ppk) and 344kg Sim, £655 (1.90ppk), Downpatrick farmer 284kg Daq, £635 (2.23ppk) and 324kg Daq, £605(1.86ppk), Strangford farmer 320kg Sim, £600 (1.88ppk) and Artole farmer 436kg Friesian, £600 (1.38ppk).
Heifers: Rossglass farmer 638kg Lim, £1,040 (1.63ppk), Seaforde farmer 418kg Lim, £760 (1.81ppk) Hillsborough farmer 370kg Lim, £665 (1.81ppk), Downpatrick farmer 338kg Daq, £610 (1.80ppk), Downpatrick farmer 310kg Daq, £540 (1.74ppk) and 308kg Daq, £525 (1.70ppk) and 280kg Daq, £510 (1.82ppk) and Kilclief farmer 266kg Sim, £495 (1.86ppk).