Weanling calves sell to 332 pence per kilo at Rathfriland Co-Op

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While dropped calves sold to £430 for a strong Ch bull from Downpatrick, the 100 weanlings excelled in price at Rathfriland Co-Op. A top of 332p/k was paid for a 198k Ch at £640 from a Banbridge farm.

Others from this farm sold at 287p/k for 246k at £705, 12 weanlings, 6 male and 6 female, averaged 260p/k.

Heavier weanlings cleared up to £980 (244p/k).

Bullocks reached £1,020 for a 500k Her from Rathfriland.

Heifers sold to £1,145 with several from £1075 up.

Fat cows sold to £945 for a 712k Ch. A 636k Hol sold at £770. An Angus weighing 432k sold at £735 or 170p/k.

DROPPED CALVES: Downpatrick farmer: AA male, £430. Glenside farms: pen of Lim males and females averaged £350 each. Brague farmer: BB bulls £330 and £270. Bessbrook farmer: Angus bulls £315 and £280. Dollysbrae farmer: 2 Saler heifers at £400. Dromore farmer: BB heifer £340 and bull at £315. Downpatrick farmer: Ch heifer £335.

WEANLINGS: Banbridge farmer: 12 Ch and Lims, 198k at £640 or 323p/k, 246k at £705 or 286p/k, 340k at £740, 334k at £750, 314k at £730, 346k at £740, 282k at £700, 298k at £700. Scarva farmer: 170k at £360, 140k at £310. Katesbridge farmer: 296k at £735, 392k at £795, 378k at £790. Annalong farmer: 376k at £840, 380k at £785, 304k at £700, 370k at £740, 338k at £700. Portadown farmer: 234k at £560, 234k at £535, 244k at £490. Poyntzpass farmer: 314k at £725. Castlewellan farmer: 524k at £980, 404k at £830 and 360k at £820.

HEIFERS: Kilkeel farmer: 590k at £1,145. Annalong farmer: 560k at £1,100 and 516k at £970. Dromara farmer: 544k at £1,075. Ballymageough farmer: 438k at £900. Kilkeel farmer: 394k at £760, 340k at £630, 364k at £700.

FAT COWS: Kilkeel farmer: 712k at £945 and 432k at £725. Kilcoo farmer: 636k at £770. Newcastle farmer: 686k at £750. Ballyward farmer: 622k at £660 etc.

BULLOCKS: Rathfriland farmer: 500k at £1,020, 498k at £1,000, 522k at £1,005, 478k at £975, 516k at £990. Dromore farmer: 342k at £690, 418k at £765. Bryansford farmer: 504k at £975 and 360k at £970.

FRIESIAN BULLOCKS: 522k at £765, 478k at £700, 430k at £615, 492k at £740, 408k at £615, 358k at £550 and 474k at £600.

The largest entry of sheep this winter on Tuesday evening saw 300 fat ewes sell to £105 with the top 100 ewes selling from £95 to £105.

Hoggets maintained their recent good trade with a top of £91.50.

A further 10 lots sold at £90 per head, eg Ballyroney farmer: 26k at £91.50. Corgary farmer: 26.5k at £90. Cascum farmer: 27.5k at £90. Emdale farmer: 29k at £90. Slievenaboley farmer: 26k at £90. Ardarragh farmer: 29k at £90. Kilkeel farmer: 22k at £83.50. Ballynahinch farmer: 21k at £79.

300 FAT EWES: Lisnacreevy farmer: £105. Emdale farmer: £103 and £100. Ballinaskeagh farmer: £102. Newcastle farmer: £100. Ballyroney farmer: £97. Dromore farmer: £96. Hilltown farmer: £95. Ballymartin farmer: £95. Ballyward farmer: £95.

BREEDERS: Ballyward farmer: £172, £170. Mayobridge farmer: £170, £168 and £165. Ewes with singles lambs at foot sell to £140.