There was a good entry of stock presented at Hilltown on March 21st, they sold in an excellent demand to a packed ringside of buyers in both rings.
Cull Cows: Cull cows sold in a very firm trade, making £1005 at 686k from Killowen farmer. Sample Prices: Hilltown farmer: 674k at £920, 690k at £855. Kilkeel farmer: 702k at £840.
Breeding Bulls – Breeding bulls sold to £1250 from Newry farmer.
Cows and Calves - Good quality cows and calves at foot sold to £1840 from Rathfriland farmer.
Heifer Weanlings: Store heifers sold in a very firm trade, making £930 at 418k from Dromara farmer. Top rate of 251ppk at 300k making £755 from Kilkeel farmer. Rostrevor farmer: 372k at 865k, 300k at £690.Kilkeel farmer: 380k at £700, 254k at £570. Dromara farmer: 424k at £800, 364k at £790, 356k at £720. Castlewellan farmer: 390k at £800.Kilcoo farmer: 254k at £635,216k at £435.
Heifers – Highest price heifer made £1100 at 476k from Castlewellan farmer. Top rate of 251ppk at 314k making £790 from Cabra farmer. Castlewellan farmer: 406k at £980, 428k at £950, 426k at £935, 386k at £830, 412k at £880, 506k at £1070. Mayobridge farmer: 282k at £650, 400k at £890, 382k at £810. Cabra farmer: 344k at £770, 296k at £650. Hilltown farmer: 318k at £700, 376k at £820.
Weanling Males – The store bullocks sold in an excellent trade, with top price making £1045 at 496k from Ballymartin farmer. Top rate of 307ppk at 236k making £725 from Hilltown farmer. Kilkeel farmer: 336k at £855, 302k at £755, 332k at £780, 418k at £940. Rostrevor farmer: 368k at £900, 400k at £905. Mayobridge farmer: 316k at £830, 248k at £655. Castlewellan farmer: 318k at £790, 310k at £740,328k at £775. Cabra farmer: 402k at £960, 382k at £880, 472k at £1035.
Bullocks – Highest price bullock made £1245 at 590k from Rathfriland farmer. Top rate of 216ppk at 524k making £1135 from Castlewellan farmer. Cabra farmer: 790k at £1210, 630k at £1175. Castlewellan farmer: 510k at £1070, 492k at £980, 416k at £800. Mayobridge farmer: 418k at £900, 476k at £955, 566k at £1040, 624k at £1100. Ballyward farmer: 440k at £900. Rathfriland farmer: 564k at £1150.