Hilltown cattle top out at £1150

John Farnon, Barry McPolin, Desmond McPolin with judge Martin Raffrety
John Farnon, Barry McPolin, Desmond McPolin with judge Martin Raffrety

The Hilltown Spring Show and Sale 2017 had a full yard of tremendous cattle, with a packed ringside providing a mighty trade.

Maiden Heifers from the well known Jalex herd of James Alexander added to the quality stock that was on show which topped at £1150.

Peter Farnon pictured with judge Martin Rafferty

Peter Farnon pictured with judge Martin Rafferty

The Show prize winners

Bullocks: 1st, £1110 for 454kg (244ppk) From Sean Sloan Kilkeel; 2nd, £1205 for 530kg (204ppk) From Desmond McPolin Hilltown; 3rd, £1055 for 458kg (230ppk) From Desmond McPolin Hilltown.

Heifers: 1st and overall Champion, £1030 for 466kg (221ppk) From Desmond McPolin Hilltown; 2nd, £950 for 470kg (202ppk) From I&E Beck Kilkeel; 3rd, £935 for 432kg (216ppk) From I&E Beck Kilkeel

Weanling Bullocks: 1st, £1105 for 450kg (245ppk) From Peter Farnon Hilltown; 2nd, £1075 for 440kg (224ppk) From Frank Russell Rostrevor; 3rd, £1005 for 396kg (253ppk) From Terence Fitzpatrick Hilltown.

Sean Sloan and Kirsty Sloan pictured with judge Martin Rafferty and John Farnon

Sean Sloan and Kirsty Sloan pictured with judge Martin Rafferty and John Farnon

Weanling Heifers: 1st and Reserved Champion, £960 for 404kg (237ppk) From Joseph Doyle Rostrevor; 2nd, £695 for 326kg (213ppk) From Thomas O’Rourke Rostrevor farmer; 3rd, £980 for 474kg (206ppk) From William Grant Kilcoo.

Cows and Calves: Clough farmer - £1700. Kilkeel farmer-£1460, Kilcoo farmer-£1360. Clough farmer - £1290, £1280. Mayobridge farmer - £1120. Hilltown farmer - £1100

Springing Cows: Cabra farmer - £1240, £1220. Hilltown farmer - £1210, £1180, £1110. Kilcoo farmer - £1100.

Fat Cows: Kilkeel farmer - £1050 for 712kg. Cabra farmer - £1025 for 606kg, £980 for 664kg. Rostrevor farmer - £930 for 674kg. Hilltown farmer - £925 for 694kg. Annalong farmer - £920 for 718kg.

Bullocks: Hilltown farmer - £1160 for 568kg (204ppk), £1150 for 528kg (217ppk), £1115 for 436kg (225ppk), £1100 for 584kg (188ppk), £1075 for 572kg (187ppk), £1060 for 494kg (214ppk). Donaghmore farmer - £1005 for 530kg (189ppk).

Weanling bullocks: Kilcoo farmer - £1140 for 546kg (208ppk). Kilkeel farmer - £1055 for 454kg (232ppk), £1050 for 500kg (210ppk). Saintfield farmer - £1030 for 406kg (253ppk). Hilltown farmer - £1010 for 440kg (229ppk). Rostrevor farmer - £1000 for 464kg (215ppk)

Heifers: Rathfriland farmer - £1230 for 578kg (212ppk). Ballynahinch farmer - £1150 for 618kg (186ppk). Randalstown farmer - £1150 for 592kg (194ppk), £1095 for 512kg (213ppk), £1045 for 544kg (192ppk), £1030 for 526kg (195ppk). Mayobridge farmer - £1005 for 642kg (157ppk). Loughgall farmer - £1005 for 642kg (157ppk).

Weanling heifers: Kilkeel farmer - £980 for 444kg (220ppk). Hilltown farmer - £960 for 374kg (256ppk). Rostrover farmer - £945 for 446kg (211ppk). Hilltown farmer - £900 for 458kg (196ppk). Mayobridge farmer - £870 for 390kg (223ppk). Hilltown farmer - £850 for 392kg (216ppk). Mayobridge farmer - £835 for 374kg (223ppk).