Excellent entry of calves and weanlings at Rathfriland

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Friday’s sale at Rathfriland contained an entry of 200 calves and weanlings.

A pen of male Ch weanlings from Mayobridge cleared up to £950 for 384k and £850 for a 370k lot. A 209k Ch from Ballyward sold at £705 and two young Ch males from Magheragall 187k each at £540. In the calf section a two month old Ch male from Newry sold at £470 with a Ch heifer calf from the same farm at £430. A good entry of store heifers sold to £1000 for a 568k AA from Newry. A 326k Ch from Ballyward sold at £735. A Ballynahinch farmer topped the bullocks at £900 twice with fewer bullocks entered. Suckler stock cleared up to £1030.

DROPPED CALVES: Newry farmer: Ch bull £470, Ch Heifers £430, £420, £400, £400 and £390. Ballyholland farmer: Sim bull £370, Lims £365 and £290. Derrylecka farmer: Ch male £370 and Ch female £370. Dromore farmer: BB £365, £365, £355, £350, £320, £300 etc. Ballykeel farmer: £320, £315. Mullaghbawn farmer: £305, £300, £245.

WEANLINGS: Mayobridge farmer: £384k at £950, 370k at £850, 362k at £770. Ballyward farmer: 290k at £705, 220k at £430, 220k at £430. Drumaknocken farmer: 310k at £620, 266k at £560, 244k at £470, 262k at £465, 248k at £465, 244k at £450. Katesbridge farmer: 220k at £430, 220k at £420. Millford farmer: 298k at £560. Magheragall farmer: 187k at £540 twice.

HEIFERS: Newry farmer: 568k at £1000, 518k at £810. Ballyward farmer: 546k at £790, 485k at £785 and 326k at £735. Newry farmer: 476k at £740, 390k at £700, 400k at £700, AFBI: 404k at £765, 448k at £745, 476k at £740, 446k at £740, 456k at £735.

BULLOCKS: Ballynahinch farmer: 656k at £900 and 718k Fr at £900. Loughbrickland farmer: 456k at £800, 482k at £800, 438k at £780, 442k at £745 and 450k at £740. Rathfriland farmer: 634k DAQ at £970. Armagh farmer: 298k at £560 and 300k at £545. Lisburn farmer: 244k at £415, 268k at £520 etc.

Over 1,000 head on Tuesday evening saw fat ewes sell to £89 for a Ballyward farmer followed by £88 for a Moybrick producer. A Tassagh farmer topped the lambs at £75.50 for 26.5k with a Katesbridge farmer receiving a similar amount for 29.5k.

LAMBS: Tassagh farmer: 26.5k at £75.50. Katesbridge farmer: 29.5k at £75.50. Emdale farmer: 29.5k at £75. Leitrim farmer: 27k at £75. Downpatrick farmer: 25k at £75 and £74.50. Minerstown farmer: 28.5k at £74.50. Lisburn farmer: 25k at £74.50. Kilkeel farmer: 26k at £74.50.

FAT EWES: Ballyward farmer: £89. Moybrick farmer: £88. Ballyward farmer: £86 and £79. Newry farmer: £79 etc.