Three week old drop calf sells to a top of £640 at Rathfriland Co-op

There was a super show of cattle on Friday at Rathfriland Co-Op with a super yard full of continental cattle with record prices.
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The Dropped calf section contained calves up to 3 months old.

Topped to £640 for Simmental Heifer Calf for a Newry farmer, Weanling Bull calves topped to £1300 for a 410kg from Katesbridge Farmer. Fat Cows topped £1210 for 690k, Angus, Cows and Calves at £1200, Heifers topped £1630 for 558k Limousin, Bullocks topped at £1710 for 634k Limousin.


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Bull Calves: Clough Farmer Angus at £395, Angus at £390, Banbridge Farmer Blue at £385, Blue at £375, Blue at £375, Dromara Farmer Blue at £350, Banbridge Farmer Blue at £340, Angus at £330, Ballyroney Farmer Angus at £315.

Heifer Calves: Newry Farmer Simmental at £640, Simmental at £550, Simmental at £450, Rathfriland Farmer Limousin at £395, Clough Farmer Angus at £385, Newry Farmer Simmental at £370, Banbridge Farmer Blue at £345, Newry Farmer Angus at £345, Ballyroney Farmer Limousin at £340, Banbridge Farmer Blue at £335.

WEANLING Male Calves

Weanling male calves topped to £3.35 Pence per kilo, Weanling calves sold to super trade. Katesbridge Farmer Simmental 410k @ £1300, Lisburn Farmer Charolais 416k at £1200, Katesbridge Farmer Limousin 376k at £1180, Lisburn Farmer Charolais 346k at £1160, Charolais 342k at £1110, Annalong Farmer Limousin 362k at £1100, Annaclone Farmer Blue 380k at £1100, Lisburn Farmer Charolais 372k at £1090, Charolais 364k at £1080, Annalong Farmer Simmental 374k at £1070.

Weanling Heifer Calves

Weanling Heifer’s topped to £3.52 Pence per kilo, Annalong Farmer Angus 472k at £1120, Aghalee Farmer Limousin 420k at £1100, Poyntzpass Farmer Charolais 394kg at £1080, Annaclone Farmer Limousin 400k at £1050, Annalong Farmer Limousin 338k at £1000, Aghalee Farmer Simmental 388k at £990, Annalong Farmer Simmental 348k at £970, Dromore Farmer Limousin 286k at £960, Lisburn Farmer Charolais 374k at £960, Poyntzpass Farmer Angus 368k at £940.

Fat Cows: Lisburn Farmer Angus 690k at £1210, Downpatrick Farmer Angus 568kg at £1020, Angus 630k at £1000, Mayobridge Farmer Blue 596k at £950, Belted Galloway 582k at £950, Downpatrick Farmer Hereford 558k at £860, Downpatrick Farmer Friesian 564k at £730.

Cows and Calves: Katesbridge Farmer Hereford cow at £1200.

Breeding Bulls: Ballynahinch Farmer Simmental at £1680.


Heifer’s topped to £2.92 Pence per kilo, Rathfriland Farmer Limousin 558k at £1630, Limousin 566k at £1570, Limousin 564k at £1540, Limousin 554k at £1520, Limousin 554k at £1520, Charolais 570k at £1500, Rathfriland Farmer Blue 570k at £1480, Blue 600k at £1410, Blue 508k at £1390, Rathfriland Farmer Limousin 540k at £1380.


Bullock topped to £2.80 Pence per kilo, Castlewellan Farmer Limousin 634k at £1710, MA 678k at £1600, Katesbridge Farmer Limousin 576k at £1540, Rathfriland Farmer Blue 604k at £1540, Castlewellan Farmer MA 626k at £1520, Annaclone Farmer Hol 702k at £1500, Banbridge Farmer Blue 508k at £1340, Katesbridge Farmer Limousin 528k at £1320, Banbridge Farmer Blue 502k at £1310, Hereford 556k at £1300.

Farm Clearance Auction of Farm Machinery and Equipment (Due to retirement from livestock farming) on Saturday 27th April at 12 Noon sharp on behalf of Mr George Kennedy,

PLEASE NOTE: The auction will be held on his farm at 27 Ballynafern Road. Banbridge BT32 5BW. Online bidding available via MARTBIDS.IE

Tuesday evening saw a super show of stock and Hoggets selling to a flying trade. With 310 Fat Ewes selling to a good trade this week again. Closkelt farmer topped the sale at £7.78 a kilo for 22kg at £171, Fat ewes topped at £49. More ewes over the £218 mark this week with plainer ewes from £19 to £216.

Spring Lambs

Newry Farmer 28k at £184, 24k at £180, Closkelt Farmer 22k at £171, Bryansford Farmer 24.3k at £170, Jerrettspass Farmer 22.4k at £160, Kilkeel Farmer 20.7k at £151.50, Cabra Farmer 20.6k at £145, Jerrettspass Farmer 20.5k at £141, Katesbridge Farmer 19.9k at £140, Newry Farmer 20k at £133.


Armagh Farmer 28.4k at £189.50, Jerrettspass Farmer 37k at £182, Dromara Farmer 26.8k at £182, Newry Farmer 28k at £181,Newry Farmer 30.6k at £180, Greencastle Farmer 31.5k at £180, Armagh Farmer 25k at £179, Banbridge Farmer 30.2k at £179, Greencastle Farmer 29.4k at £178.50.


Kilkeel Farmer at £249, Ballymartin Farmer at £218, Cabra Farmer at £216, Magheralin Farmer at £214, Banbridge Farmer at £208. Kilkeel Farmer at £200, Newry Farmer at £196, Closkelt Farmer at £194, Magheralin Farmer at £192, Katesbridge Farmer at £192.


Jerrettspass Farmer at £224, Castlewellan Farmer at £186, Rathfriland Farmer at £182, Katesbridge Farmer at £180, Rathfriland Farmer at £180.

Ewes and Lambs

Kilkeel Farmer at £285, Ballyward Farmer £285, Jerrettspass Farmer at £220, Ballyward Farmer at £210.