Bullock sell to £1200 for 640k at Rathfriland

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Over 200 head on Friday saw bullocks sell to £1200 for a 640k Sim from Ballykeel. The top 10 bullocks sold from £1000 to £1200.

Fat cows are more plentiful with a top of £750 for a 790k Lim from Kilkeel. Suckler cows sold to £1000 for an Islandmoyle farmer. Store heifers cleared up to £900 for 486k Angus from Damolly.

A Lurgan farmer reached £880 for a Sim heifer and a Crossmaglen farmer got £865. A Cullyhanna farmer sold a 424k BB heifer at £855. A good entry of weanlings saw a 324k BB from Hilltown sell at £700 and a 316k Lim from the same herd at £690. Weanling heifers were exceptionally dear. Eg 274k from Craigavon at £580, 274k at £575 from Hilltown and 138k at £240 from Mayobridge. A Ballyholland farmer sold a pen of strong Sim bull calves at £375, £370 and £365. 13 dropped calves sold at over £300 each.

DROPPED CALVES: Ballyholland farmer: £375, £370, £365. Carnew farmer: Angus calves £360, £345 and a heifer at £275. Newcastle famrer: Blues £350, £340, Fr bulls £270 and £250. Dromara farmer: Blue bull £360 and 2 Blue heifers £330 each. Fedney farmer: BB bull £300. Ballynahinch farmer: Blue heifers £275 and £205. Newry farmer: Pen of AA bulls £255, £200 etc. Cargycreevy farmer: Lim heifers £230 and £215. Sommerville farm: BB bulls £260, £250 and £215 etc.

WEANLINGS: HIlltown farmer: 324k at £700, 316k at £690, 248k at £650, 274k at £575 etc. Hillsborough farmer: 310k at £670, 208k at £500. Camlough farmer: 354k at £665, 376k at £660. Craigavon farmer: 274k at £580, 250k at £505, 262k at £620, 254k at £615 and 322k at £655. Mayobridge farmer: 206k at £380, 204k at £380, 154k at £280, 138k at £240. Rathfriland farmer: 336k at £625. Cabra farmer: 208k at £430.

HEIFERS: Damolly farmer: 486k at £900, 534k at £848, 430k at £810. Lurgan farmer: 546k at £880. Crossmaglen farmer: 460k at £865. Cullyhanna farmer: 424k at £855. Ballynahinch farmer: 478k at £850, 456k at £840, 418k at £760, 420k at £760 and 376k at £660. Ballyward farmer: 476k at £840.

SUCKLERS & FAT COWS: Kilkeel farmer: 792k at £750. Hilltown farmer: 659k at £620, 534k at £595 and 500k at £525. Katesbridge farmer: Hol cows 536k at £580 and 490k at £400. Sucklers to £1000 for an Islandmoyle farmer.

BULLOCKS: Ballykeel famrer: 646k at £1200, 638k at £1160, 592k at £1100 and 480k at £905. Lurgan farmer: 590k at £1150, 598k at £1120, 608k at £1020, 586k at £1040, 550k at £1000 and 540k at £980. Crossmaglen farmer: 250k at £550. Holstein bullocks cleared up to 140.7 pence per kilo for two weighing 263k each at £370.