Charolais bullock sells for £930 at Downpatrick Mart

Downpatrick Mart
Downpatrick Mart

The second seasonal sale for autumn suckled calves was held on the night of Friday, September 27 at Downpatrick Mart.

On the night calves sold to a top price of £2.66p per kg for a Charolais bullock at 274kg with other calves to a top price per head of £930 for Charolais bullock at 446kg.

Leading prices as follows:


Clough farmer 446kg Charolais £930 (2.09ppk), Loughinisland farmer 400kg Limousin £880 (2.20ppk), Downpatrick farmer 544kg Charolais £880 (1.59ppk), Loughinisland farmer 342kg Charolais £865 (2.53ppk) Ballydonnell farmer 390kg Charolais £865 (2.22ppk), Clough farmer 424kg Charolais £860 (2.03ppk), Erinagh farmer 438kg Limousin £860 (1.97ppk), Downpatrick farmer 440kg Charolais £860 (1.95ppk), Loughinisland farmer 380kg Charolais £850 (2.24ppk), Erinagh farmer 416kg Limousin £845 (2.03ppk), Loughinisland farmer 354kg Charolis £835 (2.36ppk) and 386kg Limousin £835 (2.16ppk), Portaferry farmer 416kg Belgian Blue £835 (2.00ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 392kg Limousin £830 (2.12ppk), Erinagh farmer 416kg Limousin £830 (2.00ppk), Downpatrick farmer 420kg Charolais £830 (1.98ppk), Downpatrick farmer 452kg Charolais £830 (1.84ppk) and 402kg Limousin £835 (2.06ppk) and 462kg Limousin £835 (1.80ppk), Ballydonnell farmer 346kg Charolais £820 (2.37ppk), Portaferry farmer 380kg Limousin £820 (2.16ppk), Clough farmer 386kg Charolais £820 (2.12ppk), Loughinisland farmer 394kg Charolais £820 (2.08ppk), Portaferry farmer 410kg Simmental £810 (1.98ppk), Ballydonnell farmer 340kg Charolais £800 (2.36ppk)and 354kg Charolais £800 (2.26ppk) and 364kg Charolais £800 (2.20ppk) and Portaferry farmer 141kg Simmental £800 (1.93ppk).


Portaferry farmer 416kg Limousin £800 (1.92ppk), Castlewellan farmer 344kg Limousin £790 (2.30ppk),Clough farmer 354kg Charolais £785 (2.22ppk), Clough farmer 344kg Limousin £770 (2.24ppk), Erinagh farmer 430kg Limousin £730 (1.70ppk), Saintfield farmer 428kg Charolais £710 (1.66ppk), Portaferry farmer 354kg Limousin £700 (1.98ppk)and 322kg Limousin £690 (2.15ppk), Clough farmer 334kg Charolais £690 (2.06ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 288kg Charolais £665 (2.31ppk), Seaforde farmer 314kg Charolais £665 (2.12ppk), Portaferry farmer 296kg Limousin £660 (2.30ppk), Loughinisland farmer 306kg Limousin £650 (2.12ppk), Downpatrick farmer 258kg Limousin £645 (2.50ppk), Ballylucas farmer 276kg Limousin £645 (2.34ppk)and 294kg Limousin £645 (2.20ppk), Seaforde farmer 288kg Charolais £630 (2.19ppk), Castlewellan farmer 294kg Limousin £630 (2.14ppk) and Portaferry farmer 262kg Shorthorn £620 (2.37ppk).

At the sheep sale on Saturday, September 28 there was steady trade of good quality lambs.

Fat lambs sold to £75.00.

Fat ewes sold to £77.00 and light weight lambs sold to £3.30ppk.


Ballyculter farmer 25kg £75.00, Annacloy farmer 25kg £74.50, Downpatrick farmer 26kg £72.00, Killyleagh farmer 27kg £71.00, Castlescreen farmer 24kg £71.00, Kilclief farmer 27kg £70.50, Clough farmer 23kg £70.00, Ardglass farmer 37kg £70.00, Bright farmer 26kg £69.50, Strangford farmer 25kg £69.50, Dromara farmer 24kg £68.00, Ballygowan farmer 24kg £68.00, Killyleagh farmer 24g £68.00, Strangford farmer 23kg £66.00, Killinchy farmer 25kg £66.00 and 23 £65.00, Strangford farmer 23kg £65.00 and Castlewellan farmer 23kg £65.


Clough farmer £77.00, Ballyculter farmer £70.00, Annacloy farmer £68.00, Castlewellan farmer £65.00, Castlescreen farmer £63.00, Castlewellan farmer £62.00, Annacloy farmer £62.00, Clough farmer £60.00, Castlewellan farmer £57.00 and Annacloy farmer £46.00 and £30.

At night sale of cattle on Monday, September 30, 2019, there was a good entry of quality cattle.

In the heavy weight category bullocks peaked at £2.11ppk for a 526kg Aberdeen Angus £1110 with heifers at £1.71ppk for a 500kg Aberdeen Angus.

Light weight stores sold to £2.09ppk. Leading prices in all categories as follows:

Bullocks 500kg plus

Ballygallum farmer 722kg Charolais £1330 (1.84ppk) and 614kg Limousin £1200 (1.95ppk) and 672kg Charolais £1150 (1.71ppk) and 660kg Charolais £1150 (1.74kg) , Ardglass farmer 672kg Limousin £1150 (1.83ppk) and 626kg Limousin £1075 (1.71ppk), Loughinisland farmer 622kg Charolais £1065 (1.71ppk) and 568kg Charolais £1065 (1.82ppk), Castlewellan farmer 506kg Charolais £975 (1.93ppk), Clough farmer 506kg Charolais £970 (1.92ppk), Ballyward farmer 500kg Aberdeen Angus £970 (1.94ppk), Castlewellan farmer 568kg Charolais £965 (1.70ppk), Ballynainch farmer 566kg Stabiliser £950 (1.68ppk), Clough farmer 506kg Charolais £945 (1.87ppk), Dundrum farmer 558kg Simmental £945 (1.70ppk), Downpatrick farmer 540kg Charolais £920 (1.70ppk), Clough farmer 570kg Limousin £910 (1.60ppk) Benburb farmer 560kg Aberdeen Angus £900 (1.61ppk), Clough farmer 500kg Charolais £900 (1.80ppk),Ballynahinch farmer 576kg Stabiliser £890 (1.55ppk) and Loughinisland farmer 560kg Limousin £880 (1.58ppk).

Bullocks 200-499kg

Saintfield farmer 378kg Limousin £790 (2.09ppk), Clough farmer 428kg Charolais £885 (2.06ppk) and 444kg Charolais £910 (2.05ppk), Seaforde farmer 360kg Charolais £730 (2.03ppk) and 426kg Charolais £830 (1.95ppk), Clough farmer 460kg Charolais £895 (1.95ppk), Seaforde farmer 432kg Charolais £835 (1.93ppk) and 362kg Charolais £695 (1.92ppk), Castlewellan farmer 462kg Charolais £840 (1.82ppk) and 478kg Saler £840 (1.76ppk), Clough farmer 364kg Charolais £635 (1.75ppk), Seaforde farmer 490kg Charolais £825 (1.68ppk), Barnamaghery farmer 490kg Hereford £810 (1.65ppk) and Benburb farmer 488kg Aberdeen Angus £805 (1.65ppk).

Heifers-500kg plus

Saintfield farmer 530kg Limousin £890 (1.67ppk), Dromara farmer 500kg Aberdeen Angus £855 (1.71ppk), Crossgar farmer 534g Aberdeen Angus £845 (1.58pp), Barnamghery farmer 576kg Hereford £770 (1.33ppk), Dundrum farmer 506kg Charolais £705 (1.39ppk), Kilkeel farmer 510kg Hereford £700 (1.37ppk) and Newtownards farmer 618kg Charolais £850 (1.37ppk).

Heifers 200-499kg:

Clough farmer 368kg Charolais £735 (2.00ppk) and 406kg Charolais £805 (1.98ppk), Downpatrick farmer 480kg Charolais £810 (1.69ppk), Clough farmer 406kg Charolais £745 (1.84ppk), Newtownards farmer 454kg Limousin £770 (1.66ppk),Clough farmer 420kg Charolais £730 (1.74ppk), Newtownards farmer 380kg Limousin £670, (1.76ppk), Dundrum farmer 430kg Charolais £725 (1.69ppk), Newtownards farmer 412kg Limousin £645 (1.57ppk) and Dundrum farmer 420kg Charolais £655 (1.56ppk).