Fat lambs sell to £79 at Downpatrick

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At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 18th June 2016, fat lambs sold to £79.00, top price from a Downpatrick farmer with a pen of 15 lambs making 3.39ppk. Fat ewes sold to £75.00.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Bonecastle farmer 24kg £79.00, Ballynoe farmer 25kg £77.50, Ballyhornan farmer 25kg £77.00, Strangford farmer 23kg £75.50, Downpatrick farmer 22kg £75.00, Ballyhossett farmer 22kg £75,00, Killough farmer 24kg £74.50, Ballyalton farmer 39kg £74.00, Woodgrange farmer 23kg £74.00, Ballyculter farmer 24kg £74.00, Strangford farmer 25kg £74.00, Newcastle farmer 23kg £73.00, Crossgar farmer 22kg £72.00, Tullymurray farmer 22kg £71.50, Ballygowan farmer 21.5kg £70.00, & Ballynahinch farmer 21kg £68.00.

Fat ewes: Lissoid farmer £75, Downpatrick farmer £70, Portaferry farmer £64, Castlewellan farmer £60, Annacloy farmer £55.

At the fortnightly cattle sale on Monday night 13th June, a Crossgar farmer topped the sale with an AA bullock at 246kg £610 (2.48ppk). In the heavy weight heifers category, a Downpatrick farmer presented a CH at 502kg £985 (1.97ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS; Crossgar farmer 246kg Spk £610 (2.48ppk) and 290kg Spk £680 (2.34ppk) and 278kg Spk £635, Newcastle farmer 410kg CH £910 (2.22ppk) Crossgar farmer 308kg Spk £675 (2.19ppk) and 260kg Spk £565 and 296kg Spk £630, Castlewellan farmer 428kg CH £900 (2.10ppk), Strangford farmer 430kg Sim £900 (2.09ppk) and 476kg SIM £930 (1.95ppk), Ardglass 236kg Her £460 (1.94ppk) and 282kg Her £535 (1.90ppk), Castlewellan farmer 598kg Lim £1090 (1.83ppk), Strangford farmer 486kg AA £885 (1.82ppk), Castlewellan farmer 644kg Lim £1125, Strangford farmer 594 kg AA £1020, Castlewellan farmer 590kg Swr £980 and 604kg AA £980, Ballynoe farmer 386kg £620 and Strangford farmer 578kg Fr £578.

HEIFERS: Burrenreagh farmer 416kg Ch £835 (2.01ppk), Ballymagreehan farmer 502kg Her £985 (1.96ppk), Burrenreagh farmer 416kg Ch £815 (1.996pk) 518kg Ch £980 (1.89ppk), Castlewellan farmer 440kg Ch £810 (1.84ppk) and 424kg Lim £774.