Marts: Cows and calves selling to a top of £1700 at Rathfriland Co-op

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Good show of cattle in town on Friday, the dropped calf section contained calves up to three months old, topped to £420 for Hereford bull calf for a Ballynahinch farmer.

Weanling heifers calves topped to £1260 for a 404kg from Dromara farmer.

Fat cows topped £1450 for 670kg Limousin.

Cows and calves topped £1700.

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Dairy cows topped £1575.

Heifers topped £1570 for 658kg Hereford.

Bullocks topped at £1430 for 536kg Limousin.

Dropped calves and young stock

Bull calves

Ballynahinch farmer Hereford at £420, Hereford at £400, Ballyroney farmer Limousin at £375, Limousin at £360, Clough farmer Aberdeen Angus at £340, Banbridge farmer Aberdeen Angus at £315, Clough farmer Aberdeen Angus at £285, Dromara farmer Belgian Blue at £250, Banbridge farmer Hereford at £225 and Dromara farmer Belgian Blue at £220.

Heifer calves

Ballyroney farmer Limousin at £395, Banbridge farmer Aberdeen Angus at £365, Aberdeen Angus at £335, Clough farmer Aberdeen Angus at £305, Dromara farmer Belgian Blue at £280, Clough farmer, Aberdeen Angus at £250, Ballynahinch farmer Hereford at £200, Newry farmer Shorthorn at £200, Ballynahinch farmer Hereford at £170 and Banbridge farmer Belgian Blue at £170.

Weanling male calves

Castlewellan farmer, Hereford 394k at £1250, Ardaragh farmer Charolais 388k at £1240, Castlewellan farmer Aberdeen Angus 442k at £1210, Kilkeel farmer Aberdeen Angus 436k at £1190, Castlewellan farmer Simmental 410k at £1170, Ardaragh farmer Charolais 350k at £1160, Kilkeel farmer Aberdeen Angus 408k at £1160, Ardaragh farmer Charolais 346k at £1120, Charolais 298k at £1110 and Kilkeel farmer Hereford 344k at £1110.

Weanling heifer calves

Dromara farmer Blonde d'Aquitaine 404k at £1260, Ardaragh farmer Charolais 346k at £1130, Loughbrickland farmer Charolais 354k at £1100, Dromara farmer Blonde d'Aquitaine 330k at £1070, Castlewellan farmer Charolais 296k at £920, Charolais 240k at £890, Charolais 254k at £880, Dromara farmer Hereford 372kg at £850, Loughbrickland farmer Belgian Blue 310k at £840 and Castlewellan farmer Charolais 280k at £820.

Fat cows

Ballyward farmer Limousin 670k at £1450, Rathfriland farmer Hereford 860k at £1410, Banbridge farmer Norwegian Red 834k at £1360, Norwegian Red 756kg at £1240, Banbridge farmer Friesian 808k at £1230, Rathfriland farmer Hereford 734k at £1200, Banbridge farmer Belgian Blue 654k at £1120, Belgian Blue 650kg at £1120, Banbridge farmer Charolais 520k at £1050 and Banbridge farmer Holstein 706k at £1050.

Cows and calves

Castlewellan farmer Saler cow and Hereford calf at £1700 and Dromara farmer Friesian cow and Friesian bull at £1000.

Dairy cows

Rathfriland farmer Shorthorn at £1575, Shorthorn at £1515, Shorthorn at £1515, Shorthorn at £1445, Friesian at £1435, Holstein at £1435, Friesian at £1345, Friesian at £1335, Friesian at £1215 and Holstein at £1195.

Heifers

Rathfriland farmer Hereford 658k at £1570, Dromore farmer Limousin 606k at £1480, Rathfriland farmer Hereford 538k at £1410. Dromara farmer Aberdeen Angus 548k at £1380, Dromore farmer Aberdeen Angus 548k at £1360, Castlewellan farmer Limousin 460k at £1350, Charolais 468K at £1340, Banbridge farmer Limousin 488k at £1300, Castlewellan farmer Charolais 460k at £1270 and Rathfriland farmer Hereford 468k at £1220.

Bullocks

Dromara farmer Limousin 536k at £1430, Banbridge farmer Belgian Blue 472k at £1370, Belgian Blue 544k at £1360, Simmental 472k at £1260, Belgian Blue 480k at £1200, Belgian Blue 502k at £1160, Ballyward farmer Friesian 500k at £1160, Banbridge farmer Belgian Blue 422k at £1160 and Ballyward farmer Holstein 500k at £1100, Holstein 452k at £1000.

Online bidding available via martbids.ie.

Tuesday evening saw seasonal show of stock and selling to a good trade.

Fat ewes selling to a good trade again.

Ballyroney farmer topped the sale at £7.77 a kilo for 22.4kg at £174.

Fat ewes topped at £196.

More ewes over the £190 mark this week with plainer ewes from £178 to £188.

Spring lambs

Rathfriland farmer 28k at £190, Portadown farmer 22.4k at £174, Hilltown farmer 25k at £166, Ballyward farmer 27k at £166, Castlewellan farmer 22.1k at £165, Rostrevor farmer 22.8k at £164, Rathfriland farmer 21.7k at £161, Kilkeel farmer 27k at £160, Rostrevor farmer 25.9k at £160 and Downpatrick farmer 23.6k at £160.

Hoggets

Dysart farmer 28k at £158, Donaghmore farmer 29k at £158 and Dysart farmer 28.7k at £150.

Fat ewes

Newry farmer at £196, Corbet farmer at £196, Kilcoo farmer at £194, Dromore farmer at £190. Ballroney farmer at £188, Newry farmer at £188, Corbet farmer at £184, Saintfield farmer at £186, Hilltown farmer at £184 and Newry farmer at £178.

Fat rams

Rathfriland farmer at £186, at £158 and Dromara farmer at £152.

Ewes and lambs

Newry farmer at £285, Donaghmore farmer at £260, Banbridge farmer at £230 and Newry farmer at £225, at £210, at £210.

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