Dairy cows selling to a top price of £2200 at Rathfriland Co-op

Super show of cattle last Friday, with super yard full of continental cattle with record prices.
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The dropped calf section contained calves up to five months old, topped to £770 for Belgian Blue bull calf for a Castlewellan farmer.

Weanling bull calves topped to £1200 for a 474kg from Dromore farmer.

Fat cows topped £1800 for 984k, Charolais.

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Dairy cows at £2200.

Cows and calves topped at £1600.

Heifers topped £1620 for 586k Limousin.

Bullocks topped at £1510 for 608k Norwegian Red.

Dropped calves and young stock

Bull calves

Castlewellan farmer Belgian Blue at £770, Belgian Blue at £600, Dromore farmer Aberdeen Angus at £470, Castlewellan farmer Aberdeen Angus at £470, Dromore farmer Aberdeen Angus at £470, Ballyroney farmer Limousin at £440, Castlewellan farmer Shorthorn at £420, Dromore farmer Belgian Blue at £400 and Ballyroney farmer Aberdeen Angus at £365, Aberdeen Angus at £360.

Heifer calves

Newry farmer Limousin at £660, Limousin at £660, Ballyroney farmer Friesian at £540, Friesian at £520, Friesian at £505, Friesian at £500, Friesian at £490, Friesian at £490 and Friesian at £480.

Weanling male calves

Weanling male calves topped to £3.27 pence per kilo, weanling calves sold to super trade.

Dromore farmer Aberdeen Angus 474k at £1200, Aberdeen Angus 492k at £1180, Armagh farmer Friesian 524k at £1120, Newry farmer Aberdeen Angus 422k at £1070, Rostrevor farmer Charolais 318k at £1040, Newry farmer Aberdeen Angus 380k at £1040, Dromore farmer Aberdeen Angus 418k at £1020, Aberdeen Angus 432k at £1010, Armagh farmer Simmental 482k at £1000 and Gilford farmer Aberdeen Angus 360k at £990.

Weanling heifer calves

Weanling heifers topped to £3.62 pence per kilo.

Ballyward farmer Limousin 350k at £1120, Limousin 334k at £1100, Limousin 298k at £990, Limousin 348kg at £960, Limousin 300k at £9500, Limousin 286k at £910, Newry farmer Aberdeen Angus 410k at £860, Katesbridge farmer Aberdeen Angus 340k at £840, Kilkeel farmer Aberdeen Angus 336k at £830 and Katesbridge farmer Montbeliarde 348k at £820.

Fat cows

Banbridge farmer Charolais 984k at £1800, Charolais 1034kg at £1580, Rostrevor farmer Belgian Blue 656k at £1460, Strangford farmer Simmental 536k at £1200, Banbridge farmer Friesian 716k at £1010, Ballyward farmer British White 660k at £960, Banbridge farmer Friesian 748k at £960, Maze farmer Belgian Blue 624k at £950 and Banbridge farmer Friesian 668k at £940, Friesian 518k at £830.

Cows and calves

Katesbridge farmer Belgian Blue and Limousin calf at £1600.

Dairy cows

Banbridge farmer Holstein at £2200 and £1800.


Heifers topped to £2.86 pence per kilo.

Newry farmer Limousin 586k at £1620, Ballyroney farmer Aberdeen Angus 656k at £1500, Aberdeen Angus 620k at £1490, Aberdeen Angus 660k at £1470, Aberdeen Angus 628k at £1460, Newry farmer Limousin 536k at £1400, Limousin 498k at £1380, Belgian Blue 492k at £1360, Ballyroney farmer British White 670k at £1320 and Newry farmer Belgian Blue 488k at £1310.


Bullock topped to £2.88 pence per kilo.

Ballymartin farmer Norwegian Red 608k at £1510, Newry farmer Limousin 522k at £1500, Limousin 592k at £1500, Annalong farmer Aberdeen Angus 620k at £1500, Ballyward farmer Hereford 540k at £1460, Ballymartin farmer Aberdeen Angus 626k at £1420, Newry farmer Simmental 520k at £1400, Simmental 510k at £1380 and Ballyward farmer Limousin 498k at £1360, Hereford 544k at £1340.

Online bidding available via martbids.ie.

Last Tuesday evening saw super show of stock and hoggets lambs selling to a flying trade.

Fat ewes selling to a good trade this week again.

Banbridge farmer topped the sale at £6.06 a kilo for 18.9kg at £114.50.

Fat ewes topped at £260.

More ewes over the £212 mark this week with plainer ewes from £168 to £180,


Banbridge farmer 33.8k at £164, Newry farmer 28k at £158, Hilltown farmer 31k at £153.50, Armagh farmer 28k at £148, Dromara farmer 30k at £145, Ardaragh farmer 27k at £143, Kilkeel farmer 24.5k at £135.50, Newry farmer 23.k at £135, Dromara farmer 25k at £134 and Jerrettspass farmer 25k at £135.

Fat ewes

Newcastle farmer at £260, Banbridge farmer at £228, Mayobridge farmer at £212, Armagh farmer at £180, Armagh farmer at £170, Loughgall farmer at £168, Castlewellan farmer at £168. Kilkeel farmer at £166, Mayobridge farmer at £148 and Banbridge farmer at £144.

Fat rams

Hilltown farmer at £160, Armagh farmer at £148 and Kilkeel farmer at £128.

Ewes and lambs

Gilford farmer at £250, £240, £225,

Online bidding available via martbids.ie.