Bullocks selling to £1610 at Rathfriland Co-Op

Outstanding entry of top quality of cattle on Friday with the online buyers being very active again, the dropped calf section contained calves up to three months old.

By Darryl Armitage
Thursday, 23rd September 2021, 10:19 am

Topped to £570 for Fleckvieh bull calf for a Ballinaskeagh farmer.

Weanling calves sold to £1050 for a 372k Charolais bullock from Ballyward farmer.

Fat cows topped £1310 for 890k Limousin.

Cows and calf topped £1190.

Heifers topped 578k £1270 Charolais.

Bullocks topped at £1610 for 746k Limousin.

Dropped calves and young stock

Bull calves

Ballinaskeagh farmer Fleckvieh at £570, Aberdeen Angus at £550, Aberdeen Angus at £500, Aberdeen Angus at £490, Hereford at £460, Fleckvieh at £450, Castlewellan farmer Shorthorn at £390, Ballyward farmer Charolais at £360, Castlewellan farmer Limousin £350 and Greencastle farmer Belgian Blue £345.

Heifer calves

Ballinaskeagh farmer Fleckvieh at £545, Limousin £490, Kilkeel farmer Friesian at £465, Friesian at £440, Ballinaskeagh farmer Fleckvieh at £430, Castlewellan farmer Aberdeen Angus at £290, Greencastle farmer Belgian Blue at £255, Castlewellan farmer Aberdeen Angus at £250, Dromara farmer Hereford at £220 and Warrenpoint farmer Limousin at £210.

Weanling male calves

Castlewellan farmer Limousin 252k at £850 (338ppk), Ballyward farmer Limousin 276k at £890 (323ppk), Limousin 250k at £800 (320ppk), Aberdeen Angus 294k at £940 (320ppk), Limousin 304k at £970 (320ppk), Charolais 324k at £1000 (309ppk), Ballyward farmer Charolais 372k at £1050, Charolais 388k at £1040, Kilkeel farmer Aberdeen Angus 412k at £1000, Ballyward farmer Limousin 334k at £1000, Charolais 392k at £1000, Charolais 324k at £1000, Charolais 366k at £990, Charolais 330k at £980, Kilkeel farmer Limousin 412k at £980 and Ballyward farmer Charolais 358k at £980.

Weanling heifer calves

Castlewellan farmer Limousin 262k at £640 (245ppk), Castlewellan farmer Limousin 314k at £750 (239ppk), Kilkeel farmer Aberdeen Angus 432k at £980 (227ppk), Limousin 370k at £800 (217ppk), Castlewellan farmer Limousin 370k at £800 (216ppk), Kilkeel farmer Aberdeen Angus 432k at £980, Limousin 370k at £800, Castlewellan farmer Limousin 314k at £750, Kilkeel farmer Aberdeen Angus 386k at £740, Castlewellan farmer Simmental 360k at £710, Aberdeen Angus 332k at £690, Aberdeen Angus 318k at £650 and Castlewellan farmer Limousin 262k at £640, Aberdeen Angus 258k at £520.

Fat cows

Fat cow sold to a flying trade, Castlewellan farmer Limousin 890k at £1310 and Ballymartin farmer Charolais 662k at £970, Limousin 682k at £830.

Cows and calves

Ballyward farmer Limousn cow and Limousin calf £1190.

Store heifers

Banbridge farmer Limousin 464k at £1120 (242ppk), Limousin 470k, £1130 (241ppk), Dromore farmer Charolais 382k at £900 (236ppk), Rathfriland farmer Limousin 498k at £1160 (233ppk), Ballymartin farmer Charolais 502k at £1160 (232ppk), Banbridge farmer Limousin 450k at £1040 (231ppk), Ballymartin farmer Charolais 578k at £1270, Charolais 544k at £1230, Charolais 548k at £1210, Ballyward farmer Charolais 516k at £1180, Ballymartin farmer Charolais 502k at £1160, Charolais 520k at £1160, Rathfriland farmer Limousin 498k at £1160, Ballymartin farmer Charolais 498k at £1140, Banbridge farmer Limousin 470k at £1130 and Seapatrick farmer Belgian Blue 512k at £1130.

Bullocks

Dromore farmer Charolais 380k at £1110 (293ppk), Charolais 384k at £1100 (287ppk), Charolais 406k at £1120 (276ppk), Charolais 414k at £1130 (273ppk), Charolais 408k at £1110 (272ppk), Charolais 408k at £1110 (272ppk), Charolais 418k at £1110 (266ppk), Charolais 386k at £1020 (264ppk), Rathfriland farmer Limousin 746k at £1610, Limousin 650k at £1600, Newry farmer Limousin 614k at £1460, Rathfriland farmer Charolais 636k at £1400, Dromara farmer Belgian Blue 644k at £1400, Kilkeel farmer Hereford 626k at £1380, Rathfriland farmer Charolais 630k at £1370, Dromara farmer Belgian Blue 628k at £1370, Newry farmer Aberdeen Angus 632k at £1370, Aberdeen Angus 626k at £1300 and Ballyward farmer Charolais 538k at £1300.

Online bidding available via martbids.ie.

Tuesday evening saw large show of stock and lambs sell to a good trade.

Fat ewes selling to a flying trade this week again.

A Lisburn farmer topped the sale at £5.65 a kilo for 14.7kg at £83.

Fat ewes topped at £140 for a Charollais ewe from a Banbridge farmer.

More ewes over the £125 mark this week with plainer ewes from £100 to £120 each.

Light lambs

Lisburn farmer 14.7k at £83, Kilkeel farmer: 16.4k at £89 and Armagh farmer: 18.6k at £92.50.

Spring lambs

Rathfriland farmer 40k at £134, 42k at £127, Poyntzpass farmer 28k at £114, 34k at £114, 32.5k at £112, 31k at £110, Banbridge farmer 25.4k at £108, Hilltown farmer 25k at £108, Katesbridge farmer 25k at £107, Ballyward farmer 28.5k at £107 and Poyntzpass farmer 24.3k at £106.50.

Fat ewes

Banbridge farmer: £140, Newry farmer: £137, Portaferry farmer: £136, Newry farmer: £132, Hilltown farmer: £126, Kilkeel farmer: £126, Hilltown farmer: £125, Newry farmer £122, Kilkeel farmer £122 and Hilltown farmer £122.

Fat rams

Portaferry farmer £172, Hilltown farmer £172, Portaferry farmer £154 and Newry farmer £120.

Breeding ewes

£148, £165.

Breeding rams

£460, £178.

Online bidding available via martbids.ie.