Another excellent trade in cattle at Rathfriland

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Another excellent trade on Friday saw bullocks sell to £1085 for a 620k BB from Lurgan.

Several other bullocks sold to £1025 for a Newry farmer. Store heifers were more plentiful with £950 paid to a Ballyward farmer for a 490k Ch. A great entry of quality weanlings saw a Clarkhill farmer record £865 for a 466k Her male. Female weanlings cleared up to £780 twice for a 400k BB from Ballyward and a 406k Her from Dromore. In the dropped calf section, two strong heifer calves from Annalong sold at £445 each. Blue calves sold to £390 for a Sh bull from Castlewellan.

DROPPED CALVES

Annalong farmer: 2 heifers £445 each. Castlewellan farmer: Sh bull £390, BB bull £370, Angus bull £345, MBE bull £315, Sh bull £300. Castlewellan farmer: BB heifer £370. Ballymacarn farmer: 2 Sh bulls £300 each. Newry farmer: Sim bull £290. Newcastle farmer: £270. Newry farmer: Angus bull £270. Banbridge farmer: 3 Here heifers £250 each. Ballyward farmer: Her heifer £230. Greencastle farmer: 2 Fr heifers £205 each and Angus bull £240 and £200. Jerrettspass farmer: £225.

WEANLINGS

Clarkhill farmer: Her male, 466k at £865, 468k at £860. Dromara farmer: 442k at £840, 394k at £780, 396k at £760. Ballyward farmer: 400k at £780, 370k at £800. Dromore farmer: 406k at £780, 336k at £640, 312k at £640, 300k at £620. Dysart farmer: 262k at £480, 268k at £430, 208k at £400. Co. Tyrone farmer: 374k at £755. Tullyframe farmer: 290k at £670. Castlewellan farmer: 312k at £640, 300k at £620.

HEIFERS

Ballyward farmer: 490k at £950, 478k at £900, 484k at £875, 478k at £870. Legananny farmer: 550k at £890, 556k at £785, 560k at £780, 476k at £775. Newry farmer: 420k at £760, 400k at £755, 390k at £750 and 385k at £735 etc.

BULLOCKS

Lurgan farmer: 622k at £1085. Newry farmer: 15 Ch bullocks 558k at £1025, 560k at £1015, 480k at £970, 474k at £935, 452k at £935, 394k at £900, 470k at £895, 470k at £895, 373k at £880. Grinan farmer: 492k at £895.

FAT & SUCKLER COWS

Springing suckler heifers to £1200. Fat cows to 110 pence per kilo for 580k at £635.

Another 1000 sheep sold in a great trade on Tuesday evening. A top of £98 was paid for 26 hoggets weighing 28k from a Kilkeel farmer. Almost 500 hoggets sold at over £90 per head. Heavy hoggets to 388 pence per kilo for 25k at £97 from a Corbally farmer. 22.5k from Annalong sold at £86 or 382p/k. A Mayobridge farmer sold 22k hoggets at £90 or 410p/k. Downpatrick farmer: 23.5k at £92 or 391.5p/k. Other prices Ballyward, 24k at £90.50. Hilltown farmer: 24k at £90. Newtownhamilton farmer: 21k at £79.50. Legannany farmer: 22k at £82. Closkelt farmer: 25k at £94.50.

FAT EWES

Banbridge farmer: £107. Annabawn farmer: £101. Ballymartin farmer: 15 ewes at £98 each. Ballyward farmer: £96 etc.