Dairy cows selling to £2280 at Rathfriland Co-Op

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

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:50 am

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

Topped to £465 for Simmental bull calf for a Saintfield farmer.

Weanling calves sold to £960 for a 520k Simmental bull from Loughbrickland farmer.

Heifers topped at £1160 for 616k Charolais.

Bullocks topped at £1400 for 722k Belgian Blue,

Dropped calves and young stock

Bull calves

Saintfield farmer Belgian Blue at £465, Castlewellan farmer Aberdeen Angus at £450, Mayobridge farmer Shorthorn at £450, Castlewellan farmer, Aberdeen Angus at £430, Aberdeen Angus £420, Mayobridge farmer: Shorthorn at £390, Castlewellan farmer: Aberdeen Angus at £390, Saintfield farmer Aberdeen Angus at £375, Mayobridge farmer Shorthorn at £370 and Hillsborough farmer Aberdeen Angus at £360.

Friesian calves £255, £190, £90, £85 and £70.

Heifer calves

Downpatrick farmer: Aberdeen Angus at £295, Saintfield farmer Belgian Blue at £290, Belgian Blue £290, Aberdeen Angus £290, Hillsborough farmer: Aberdeen Angus at £260, Saintfield farmer Aberdeen Angus at £260, Annalong farmer: Belgian Blue at £240, Hillsborough farmer: Aberdeen Angus at £240, Kilkeel farmer Hereford at £235 and Clough farmer Aberdeen Angus at £235.

Weanling male calves

Rostrevor farmer Charolais 212k at £650 (306ppk) Charolais 262k at £730 (278ppk) Charolais 288k at £790 (274ppk); Castlewellan farmer Limousin 312k at £850 (272ppk); Dromore farmer Limousin 274k at £740 (270ppk); Rostrevor farmer Charolais 326k at £870 (266ppk), Loughbrickland farmer Simmental 520k at £960, Hillsborough farmer: Aberdeen Angus 440k at £940, Castlewellan farmer Aberdeen Angus 362k at £880, Rostrevor farmer Charolais 326k at £870, Castlewellan farmer Limousin 312k at £850, Hillsborough farmer Aberdeen Angus 350k at £800, Rostrevor farmer Charolais 288k at £790, Lisburn farmer Limousin 300k at £775, Dromore farmer Limousin 274k at £740 and Lisburn farmer Lisburn 296k at £730.

Weanling heifer calves

Castlewellan farmer Aberdeen Angus 164k at £385 (234ppk); Hereford 138k at £310 (224ppk) Aberdeen Angus 152k at £310 (203ppk) Belgian Blue 166k at £340 9204ppk); Castlewellan farmer Shorthorn 264k at £550 (208ppk) Aramgh farmer Aberdeen Angus 376k at £800, Hilltown farmer Charolais 314k at £800, Hillsborough farmer Aberdeen Angus 368k at £800, Aberdeen Angus 366k at £790, Hilltown farmer Limousin 302k at £760, Aramgh farmer Aberdeen Angus 372k at £750, Aberdeen Angus 348k at £735, Dungannon farmer Charolais 362k at £665, Hereford 236k at £665 and Dungannon farmer Charolais 264k at £655.

Fat cows

Ballyward farmer Charolais 650k at £960, Castlewellan farmer Hereford 688k at £800 and Ballyroney farmer Friesian 644k at £460.

Dairy cows

Seaforde farmer £2280, Banbridge farmer £2060, Seaforde farmer £2020, Banbridge farmer £2020, £2020, £2000, £1920 Seaforde farmer £1800 and Banbridge farmer £1800, £1780,

Breeding bull - Dromore farmer Hereford £1200.

Heifers

Ballyroney farmer Charolais 616k at £1160, Limousin 584k at £940, Castlewellan farmer Simmental 456k at £900, Ballyroney farmer Charolais 466k at £900, Seapatrick farmer LImousin 490k at £900, Limousin 400k at £800, Castlewellan farmer Simmental 414k at £875, Ballyward farmer Hereford 412k at £860, Castlewellan farmer Simmental 398k at £800 and Dromore farmer Limousin 356k at £790.

Bullocks

Ballyward farmer Belgian Blue 722k at £1400, Banbridge farmer Limousin 496k at £940, Ballyward farmer Hereford 424k at £940, Ballyward farmer Hereford 418k at £900, Dungannon farmer Belgian Blue 412k at £840, Castlewellan farmer Friesian 576k at £790, Ballyward farmer Hereford 382k at £760, Banbridge farmer Friesian 462k at £755, Aberdeen Angus 396k at £740, Aberdeen Angus 398k at £700, Castlewellan farmer Friesian 438k at £685 and Banbridge farmer Friesian 436k at £660.

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 Eees selling to a flying trade this week again.

A Donaghmore farmer topped the sale at £680 a kilo for 21kg at £144.

Fat ewes topped at £193 for Texel ewe from a Mayobridge 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.

Spring lambs

Rathfriland farmer 28k at £151, Kilkeel farmer 25k at £150, Rathfriland farmer 23k at £145, Donaghmore farmer 21.2k at £144, Katesbridge farmer 25k at £144, Downpatrick farmer 21.2k at £140 and Dromara farmer 23.6 at £139.

Heavy hoggets

Kilkeel farmer: 27k at £145, Rathfriland farmer: 33.8k at £144, Ballyward farmer 30.5k at £144, Castlewallen farmer: 34k at £144, 32k at £143, Dromara farmer: 26k at £143, Rathfriland farmer 32.4k at £143, Kilkeel farmer 25.7k at £143, Maze farmer 26.9k at £142.5, Downpatrick farmer 25.8K at £141.5 and Newry farmer 26.4k at £142.

Fat ewes

Mayobridge farmer: £193, Ballyward farmer: £176, Newry farmer: £168, Banbridge farmer: £160, Donaghmore farmer: £146, Downpatrick farmer: £145, Rathfriland farmer: £142, Castlewellan farmer £140, Ardarragh farmer £138.Armagh farmer £136 and Richhill farmer £136.

Fat rams

Annahilt farmer £141, Aramgh farmer £123, Dromarafarmer £98 and Kilcoo farmer £93.

Ewes and lambs

Rathfriland farmer £280 x 3, £260, £255, Newcastle farmer £220, £210, Ballyward farmer £210 and Banbridge farmer £190.

Online bidding available via martbids.ie

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