Store lambs to 659ppk at Hilltown Saleyard

A large entry of sheep to Hilltown Saleyard on Thursday 18th August saw breeding ewes sell to £178, fat ewes to £144, fat lambs to £140 and store lamb to 659ppk.

Breeding ewes: Hilltown farmer £178, Downpatrick farmer £160, Hilltown farmer £154 and Downpatrick farmer £152.

Fat ewes: Hilltown farmer £144, Katesbridge farmer £142, Castlewellan farmer £142, Katesbridge farmer £136, Katesbridge farmer £126, Hilltown farmer £125, Castlewellan farmer £122, Kilkeel farmer £120, Hilltown farmer £118, Hilltown farmer £117, Rathfriland farmer £116, Mayobridge farmer £110 and Hilltown farmer £98.

Fat lambs: Castlewellan farmer £140 for 27kg (518ppk), Castlewellan farmer £138 for 24kg (575ppk), Kilkeel farmer £134 for 25kg (536ppk), Castlewellan farmer £128 for 20.1kg (637ppk), Kilkeel farmer £112 for 25.3kg (443ppk), Hilltown farmer £109 for 25.4kg (429ppk), Rathfriland farmer £108.50 for 24.1kg (450ppk), Rathfriland farmer £107 for 23.5kg (455ppk), Hilltown farmer £107 for 20.6kg (519ppk), Kilkeel farmer £106 for 23.5kg (451ppk), Hilltown farmer £106 for 21.1kg (502ppk), Mayobridge farmer £105.50 for 22.7kg (465ppk), Kilkeel farmer £105 for 23.3kg (450ppk), Hilltown farmer £104 for 20.9kg (498ppk), Bryansford farmer £104 for 23kg (452ppk), Rathfriland farmer £103 for 22.5kg (457ppk), Kilkeel farmer £103 for 22.3kg (461ppk), Castlewellan farmer £102 for 22.2kg (459ppk), Kilcoo farmer £101 for 22kg (459ppk), Bryansford farmer £100.50 for 22.1kg (454ppk) and Mayobridge farmer £100 for 22.5kg (444ppk).

Store lambs: Castlewellan farmer £122 for 18.5kg (659ppk), Castlewellan farmer £112 for 19.8kg (565ppk), Castlewellan farmer £110 for 19kg (579ppk), Castlewellan farmer £108 for 17kg (635ppk), Hilltown farmer £100 for 19.7kg (507ppk), Hilltown farmer £97 for 18.6kg (521ppk), Mayobridge farmer £94 for 18.3kg (514ppk), Kilkeel farmer £93 for 17kg (547ppk), Kilkeel farmer £92 for 18kg (511ppk), Castlewellan farmer £88 for 17kg (517ppk), Rostrevor farmer £86 for 16.5kg (521ppk), Rostrevor farmer £85.50 for 15.9kg (538ppk), Mayobridge farmer £85.50 for 16kg (534ppk), Hilltown farmer £84 for 16kg (525ppk), Hilltown farmer £83 for 16.2kg (512ppk), Hilltown farmer £81 for 15.7kg (515ppk), Attical farmer £76 for 14.5kg (524ppk), Kilkeel farmer £75 for 14.7kg (510ppk), Glassdrumman farmer £74 for 14.4kg (514ppk), Hilltown farmer £73 for 13.3kg (548ppk), Kilkeel farmer £69.50 for 12.7kg (547ppk), Leitrim farmer £69 for 13.1kg (527ppk), Leganannany farmer £68 for 12.7kg (535ppk), Newry farmer £67 for 12kg (558ppk), Attical farmer £66.50 for 13.1kg (507ppk), Glassdrumman farmer £64 for 11.5kg (556ppk) and Ballyward farmer £62 for 11.4kg (544ppk).

Another large entry of sheep to Hilltown mart on Saturday 20th August saw fat ewes sell to £180 and fat lambs to £110.

Fat ewes: Rathfriland farmer £160, Katesbridge farmer £142, Hilltown farmer £135, Rostrevor farmer £132, Mayobridge farmer £127, Rostrevor farmer £109, Rostrevor farmer £104, Newry farmer £94 and Hilltown farmer £93.

Fat lambs: Rostrevor farmer £110 for 24.4kg (451ppk), Rostrevor farmer £105 for 25.1kg (418ppk), Rathfriland farmer £104.50 for 25kg (418ppk), Hilltown farmer £103 for 23.8kg (430ppk), Rostrevor farmer £102 for 23kg (441ppk), Hilltown farmer £101.50 for 23kg (441ppk), Rostrevor farmer £100 for 23.3kg (429ppk), Rostrevor farmer £98 for 22.6kg (434ppk), Newcastle farmer £96 for 22.6kg (424ppk), Leitrim farmer £96 for 21kg (457ppk), Mayobridge farmer £95.50 for 20.8kg (459ppk), Hilltown farmer £95 for 22kg (431ppk), Newcastle farmer £94.50 for 21.3kg (443ppk), Hilltown farmer £94.50 for 21.5kg (439ppk), Castlewellan farmer £94 for 20.7kg (454ppk) and Hilltown farmer £92 for 20kg (460ppk).