Bullocks selling to £1340 at Downpatrick Mart

At the cattle sale on Monday 22nd March, there was a good entry of quality cattle.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:59 am

Bullocks peaked at £1340 for a 604kg Charolais with heifers at £1260 for a 618kg Simmental

Light weight stores sold to 260ppk.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

Bullocks

Dromore farmer 604kg Charolais £1340 and 590kg Charolais £1130, Coniamstown farmer 564kg Limousin £1240, Downpatrick farmer 654kg Limousin £1200 and 570kg Blonde d’Aquitaine £1130, Vianstown farmer 504kg Simmental £1090 and 430kg Limousin £900, Vianstown farmer 478kg Charolais £1060 and 372kg Charolais £920 and 424kg Charolais £910, Raffrey farmer 398kg Limousin £930 and 384kg Limousin £880 and 398kg Hereford £880, Ballywoollen farmer 318kg Blonde d’Aquitaine £845 and 324kg Blonde d’Aquitaine £745, Ballyhornan farmer 488kg Friesian £760 and 486kg Friesian £720 and 456kg Friesian £690 and 424kg Friesian £660, Carrowbane farmer 354kg Simmental £720 and 344kg Simmental £620, Tanaghmore farmer 254kg Limousin £710 and Saintfield farmer 208kg Aberdeen Angus £520 and 270kg Aberdeen Angus £480 and 290kg Aberdeen Angus £470 and 226kg Saler £430 and 242kg Aberdeen Angus £410 and 146kg Limousin £300 and 180kg Friesian £240.

Heifers

Drumaness farmer 618kg Simmental £1260, Coniamstown farmer 420kg Limousin £980 and 398kg Limousin £840, Vianstown farmer 402kg Charolais £960 and 414kg Charolais £960 and 372kg Charolais £870 and 364kg Charolais £830 and 306kg Charolais £740, Downpatrick farmer 468kg Blonde d’Aquitaine £870 and 504kg Limousin £800 and 494kg Blonde d’Aquitaine £730, Vianstown farmer 388kg Simmental £860 and 410kg Simmental £790, Ballywoollen farmer 358kg Blonde d’Aquitaine £850 and 366kg Blonde d’Aquitaine £820, Carrowbane farmer 350kg Limousin £790 and 356kg Simmental £790 and 392kg Simmental £780 and 358kg Simmental £660 and 230kg Limousin £580 and 266kg Limousin £560, Ballyhornan farmer 404kg Blonde d’Aquitaine £660, Ballynahinch farmer 248kg Limousin £630 and 258kg Limousin £590 and Blackcausway farmer 224kg Simmental £600 and 232kg Simmental £500.

At the sheep sale on Saturday 20th September there was steady trade of good quality lambs.

Fat lambs sold to £148.00.

Fat ewes sold to £165.00 and store lambs sold to 596ppk.

Fat lambs

Corbally farmer 35kg £148.00, Corbally farmer 31kg £147.00 and 39kg £145.00, Loughinisland farmer 32kg £142.00, Ardglass farmer 27kg £140.00, Derryogue farmer 26kg £140.00, Killinchy farmer 25kg £140.00 and 24kg £130.00, Loughinisland farmer 23kg £137.50, Magherasaul farmer 25kg £136.50 and 23kg £136.50, Newtonards farmer 24kg £136.00, Ballee farmer 28kg £135.00 and 25kg £135.00, Downpatrick farmer 28kg £125.00, Ballybrannagh farmer 21kg £123.00, Annalong farmer 25kg £122.00 and Ballytrustan farmer 29kg £91.00 and 32kg £90.

Fat ewes

Loughinisland farmer £165.00 and £123.00 and £116.00, Ballymartin farmer £145.00 and £76.00, Newtonards farmer £138.00 twice and £127.00 and £105.00 and £71.00, Loughinisland farmer £ 134.00 and £128.00 and £76.00 and £75.00, Ballybrannagh farmer £120.00 and £101.00 and £96.00, Downpatrick farmer £120.00, Ballyclander farmer £114.00, Clintnagooland farmer £114.00, Ballee farmer £112.00, Castlescreen farmer £100 and £98.00 and £76.00 and £74.00, Downpatrick farmer £100.00 and £81.00 and £77.00, Ballygowan farmer £87.00, Crossgar farmer £75.00 and Killinchy farmer £72.

Ewes and lambs

Downpatrick farmer £300.00 twice and £250.00 and £240.00, Clough farmer £290.00 and £260.00, Crossgar farmer £260.00 and Ballybrannagh farmer £255.00 twice.