Bullocks selling to £1260 at Rathfriland Co-Op

A good show of cattle on Friday with the online buyers being very active.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:28 am

The dropped calf section contained calves up to three months old.

Topped to £420 for Simmental bull calf for a Warrenpoint farmer.

Weanling calves sold to £995 for a 462k Limousin bull from Kilkeel farmer.

Heifers topped at £1150 for 588k Charolais.

Bullocks ropped at £1260 for 606k Charolais.

Dropped calves and young stock

Bull calves: Warrenpoint farmer Simmental at £420, Ballyroney farmer Limousin at £405, Seaforde farmer Simmental at £400, Ballynahinch farmer, Limousin at £370, Rathfriland farmer: Hereford at £360, Dromore farmer: Belgian Blue at £355, Ballynahinch farmer Limousin at £350, Rathfriland farmer FCK at £335, Ballyroney farmer Limousin at £350 and Banbridge farmer Aberdeen Angus at £325.

Friesian calves £175, £90, £85, £70.

Heifer calves: Rathfriland farmer: Hereford at £320, Rathfriland farmer Hereford at £320, Warrenpoint farmer: Simmental at £300, Dromore farmer Hereford at £270, Craigavon farmer: Belgian Blue at £270, Ballynahinch farmer: Limousin at £270, Ballynahinch farmer Aberdeen Angus at £265, Dromore farmer Aberdeen Angus at £260, Dromore farmer Hereford at £260 and Rathfriland farmer Belgian Blue at £260,

Weanling male calves: Downpatrick farmer Simmental 326k at £950 (292ppk) Castlewellan farmer Limousin 222k at £630 (284ppk) Downpatrick farmer Simmental 364k at £980 (270ppk) Lisburn farmer Charolais 364k at £970 (266ppk), Castlewellan farmer Aberdeen Angus 500k at £1000, Kilkeel farmer: Limousin 462k at £995, Downpatrick farmer Simmental 364k at £980, Lisburn farmer Charolais 364k at £970, Kilkeel farmer Limousin 456k at £970, Downpatrick farmer Simmental 326k at £950, Simmental 388k at £940, Kilkeel farmer Limousin 390k at £930, Limousin 396k at £890 and Mayobridge farmer Belgian Blue 418k at £875, Downpatrick farmer Simmental 358k at £850.

Weanling heifer calves: Dromaral farmer Limousin 264k at £790 (299ppk); Mayobridge farmer Limousin 198k at £530 (268ppk) Limousin 284k at £740 (200ppk) Limousin 240k at £625 (260ppk) Limousin 298k at £765, (257ppk); Dromara farmer Limousin 356k at £850, Mayobridge farmer Limousin 360k at £835, Dungannon farmer Charolais 350k at £790, Dromara farmer Limousin 264k at £790, Downpatrick farmer Simmental 324k at £780, Dungannon farmer Charolais 332k at £775, Charolais 332k at £775, Mayobridge farmer Limousin 340k at £770, Limousin 298k at £765 and Dungannon farmer Charolais 322k at £755.

Fat cows: Newcastle farmer Stabiliser 652k at £990, Ballyroney farmer Limousin 652k at £890, Aberdeen Angus 684k at £790, Dromara farmer Friesian 622k at £760 and Ballyroney farmer Aberdeen Angus 472k at £710.

Heifers: Banbridge farmer Charolais 588k at £1150, Charolais 542k at £1115, Kilkeel farmer Belgian Blue 442k at £1100, Banbridge farmer Charolais 538k at £1090, Kilkeel farmer Belgian Blue 518k at £1070, Belgian Blue 522k at £1050, Banbridge farmer Limousin 500k at £1050, Mayobridge farmer Limousin 478k at £1045 and Kilkeel farmer Belgian Blue 504k at £990, Limousin 390k at £950.

Bullocks: Banbridge farmer Charolais 606k at £1260, Katesbridge farmer Limousin 528k at £1260, Banbridge farmer Simmental 604k at £1245, Simmental 550k at £1240, Charolais 550k at £1240, Belgian Blue 598k at £1115, Kilkeel farmer Belgian Blue 510k at £1090, Katesbridge farmer Limousin 462k at £1080, Banbridge farmer Charolais 534k at £1070 and Kilkeel farmer Belgian Blue 528k at £1060.

Online bidding available via martbids.ie.

All buyers must wear face covering from now on while in the mart.

Tuesday evening saw another great show of stock and all stock sold to a fantastic trade.

Fat ewes selling to a flying trade this week again.

A Kilkeel farmer topped the sale at £640 a kilo for 21kg at £134.5.

Fat ewes topped at £184 for Texel ewe from a Dromara farmer.

More ewes over the £145 mark this week with plainer ewes from £100 to £135 each.

Light lambs

Kilkeel farmer: 21k at £134.5, Dromara farmer: 20.4k at £130. Ballyward farmer: 18.4k at £104,

Heavy hoggets

Aramgh farmer: 34k at £149, 31k at £149, Katesbridge farmer: 30.8k at £149, Rossglass farmer 26.2k at £148, Aramgh farmer: 25k at £147, Dromara farmer: 25.5k at £147, Katesbridge farmer 26.5k at £146.5, Newry farmer 26.5k at £146, Dromara farmer 24.5k at £146, Rathfriland farmer 23K at £145, Dromara farmer 25k at £144 and Banbridge farmer 25K at £143.

Fat ewes

Dromara farmer: £184, Rossglass farmer: £172, Kilkeel farmer: £168, Kilkeel farmer: £166, Ballymartin farmer: £163, Aramgh farmer: £144, Dromara farmer: £141, Kilkeel farmer £139, Dromore farmer £137. Kilkeel farmer £136,

Fat rams

Aramgh farmer £146, Aramgh farmer £140, Katesbridge farmer £138, Aramgh farmer £136, £132, £124, Kilkeel farmer £124, Ballymartin farmer £120, Rathfriland farmer £120 and Rostrevor farmer £112.

Ewes and lambs

Rathfriland farmer £255, Hilltown farmer £250 x 2, £220 and Warrenpoint farmer £220, £210.

Online bidding available via martbids.ie.

All buyers must wear face covering from now on while in the mart.