Fat cows selling to £1610 at Rathfriland Co-Op

A good entry of cattle on Friday with the online buyers being very active again, the dropped calf section contained calves up to two months old.

By Darryl Armitage
Thursday, 5th August 2021, 10:03 am

Topped to £510 for Limousin heifer calf for a Aghalee farmer.

Weanling calves sold to £990 for a 406k Charolais bull from Rathfriland farmer.

Fat cows topped £1610 for 874k Charolais.

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Cows and calves topped £1420.

Heifers topped at 674k for £1380 Simmental.

Bullocks topped at £1370 for 636k Charolais.

Dropped calves and young stock

Bull calves

Tassagh farmer Aberdeen Angus at £485, Seaforde farmer Limousin £475, Tassagh farmer Aberdeen Angus at £460, Belgian Blue at £435, Corbet farmer Hereford £420, Seaforde farmer Limousin at £410, Corbet farmer Hereford at £390 and Tassagh farmer Shorthorn at £380, Shorthorn at £370.

Heifer calves

Aghalee farmer Limousin at £510, Annaclone farmer Charolais at £450, Newry farmer Hereford at £400, Corbet farmer: Hereford at £390, Hereford at £320, Newry farmer Hereford at £320, Banbridge farmer Aberdeen Angus at £300, Dromara farmer Hereford at £290, Dromara farmer Hereford at £250 and Banbridge farmer Hereford at £240.

Weanling male calves

Ballynahinch farmer Charolais 286k at £820 (287ppk), Charolais 276k at £780 (283ppk), Aberdeen Angus 360k at £975 (271ppk), Charolais 272k at £730 (269ppk), Rathfriland farmer Charolais 406k at £990 (244ppk), Ballynahinch farmer Aberdeen Angus 408k at £950 (233ppk), Annalong farmer Aberdeen Angus 288k at £650 (226ppk), Ballynahinch farmer Aberdeen Angus 442k at £980 (222ppk), Castlewellan farmer Limousin 394k at £915, Rathfriland farmer Charolais 406k at £990, Ballynahinch farmer Aberdeen Angus 442k at £980, Ballynahinch farmer Aberdeen Angus 360k at £975, Aberdeen Angus 408k at £950, Charolais 286k at £820, Charolais 276k at £780, Annalong farmer Hereford 356k at £740, Ballynahinch farmer Charolais 272k at £730, Hillsborough farmer Aberdeen Angus 360k at £705 and Katesbridge farmer Montbeliarde 346k at £700,

Weanling heifer calves

Dromara farmer Blonde d’Aquitaine d’Aquitaine 302k at £700 (232ppk), Annaclone farmer Limousin 322k at £730 (227ppk), Dromara farmer Blonde d’Aquitaine 334k at £740 (222ppk), Annaclone farmer Limousin 348k at £740 (219ppk), Dromara farmer Blonde d’Aquitaine 332k at £700 (211ppk), Annaclone farmer Charolais 348k at £760, Charolais 358k at £740, Ballynahinch farmer Blonde d’Aquitaine 334k at £740, Annaclone farmer Limousin 322k at £730, Dromara farmer Blonde d’Aquitaine 302k at £700, Blonde d’Aquitaine 332k at £700, Annalong farmer Simmental 334k at £690, Rathfriland farmer Shorthorn 356k at £660 and Dromara farmer Aberdeen Angus 368k at £640, Aberdeen Angus 334k at £580.

Fat cows

Fat cow sold to a flying trade, Dromara farmer Charolais 874k at £1610, Kilkeel farmer Friesian 736k at £1150, Ballymartin farmer Limousin 582k at £1150, Cranfield farmer Friesian 622k at £1060, Kilkeel farmer Friesian 640k at £980, Dromore farmer Friesian 706k at £790 and Aghalee farmer Aberdeen Angus 616k at £775.

Cows and calves

Leitrim farmer Charolais cow and Limousin calf at £1420, Dromore farmer Limousin cow and Limousin calf at £1180 and Ballyward farmer Aberdeen Angus cow and Charolais calf at £1090.

Store heifers

Dromore farmer Limousin 426k at £950 (223ppk), Kilkeel farmer Shorthorn 432k at £940 (218ppk), Shorthorn 454k at £980 (216ppk), Ballyward farmer Charolais 332k at £700 (211ppk), Kilkeel farmer Shorthorn 428k at £890 (208ppk), Dromara farmer Simmental 676k at £1380, Limousin 644k at £1290, Kilkeel farmer Shorthorn 454k at £980, Cabra farmer Aberdeen Angus 480k at £970, Dromara farmer Limousin 426k at £950, Kilkeel farmer Shorthorn 432k at £940, Cabra farmer Hereford 532k at £920, Kilkeel farmer Shorthorn 450k at £900, Cabra farmer Hereford 470k at £890 and Kilkeel farmer Shorthorn 428k at £890.

Bullocks

Newry farmer Belgian Blue 324k at £790 (244ppk), Belgian Blue 362k at £855 (236ppk), 342k at £780 (228ppk), Rathfriland farmer Charolais 580k at £1320 (228ppk), Annaclone farmer Charolais 464k at £1040 (224ppk), Charolais 464k at £1040 (224ppk), Charolais 474k at £1050 (221ppk), Limousin 520k at £1145 (220ppk), Rathfriland farmer Charolais 636k at £1370, Charolais 580k at £1320, Dromara farmer Hereford 734k at £1320, Ballyward farmer Limousin 654k at £1270, Limousin 648k at £1160, Banbridge farmer Limousin 520k at £1145, Dromara farmer Friesian 630k at £1130, Kilkeel farmer Belgian Blue 552k at £1130, Aberdeen Angus 514k at £1100, Ballyward farmer Belgian Blue 510k at £1070 and Cabra farmer Hereford 572k at £1040,

Online bidding available via martbids.ie.

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

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

Fat ewes selling to a flying trade this week again.

A Rathfriland farmer topped the sale at £4.81 a kilo for 15.2kg at £73.

Fat ewes topped at £187 for a Texel ewe from a Banbridge farmer.

More ewes over the £135 mark this week with plainer ewes from £115 to £125 each.

Light lambs

Rathfriland farmer 15.2k at £73, Kilkeel farmer: 16.8k at £79 and Rathfriland farmer: 17.8k at £82.50.

Spring lambs

Bryansford farmer 26.1k at £106, 27k at £106, Portadown farmer 24k at £105.5, Hilltown farmer 26k at £105, Rathfriland farmer 25.5k at £105, Leitrim farmer 24.3k at £105, Dromara farmer 25.7k at £105, Rathfriland farmer 25k at £105, Kilkeel farmer 26k at £105 and Rathfriland farmer 25k at £105.

Fat ewes

Banbridge farmer: £187, Banbridge farmer: £148, Newry farmer: £143, Dromore farmer: £142, Dromara farmer: £140, Aramgh farmer: £137, Rathfriland farmer: £135, Ballynahinch farmer £135, Rathfriland farmer £135 and Rathfriland farmer £134

Fat rams

Aramgh farmer £115 and Bryansford farmer £75.

Breeding ewes

£198, £194, £190, £185, £175 and £170.

Online bidding available via martbids.ie

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

Open farm machinery sale and will include clearance sale of machinery as well on Saturday 7th of August at 1.30pm.