At the weekly sheep sale last Saturday, there was a noticeable increase of seasonal numbers from the previous sale.
Trade was very active, with fat lambs selling to £90.00 and fat ewes to £92.00. leading prices as follows;
FAT LAMBS: Downpatrick farmer 25kg £90.00, Tullymurray farmer 25.9kg £87.00, Ballee farmer 24.9kg £86.50, Coiniamstown farmer 23.4kg £84.50, Killough farmer 23kg £84.00, Killief farmer 22.8kg £83.00, Ballygowan farmer 23.6kg £81.00, Loughinisland farmer 22kg £80.50, Downpatrick farmer 22kg £80.00, Annacloy farmer 21kg £79.00, Ballykinlar farmer 23.5kg £69.50 & Crossgar farmer 19.6kg £68.00.
FAT EWES: Tyrella farmer £92.00, Woodgrange farmer £92.00, Downpatrick farmer £90.00, Kilkeel farmer £80.00, Ballykinlar farmer £75.00 and Ballygowan farmer £55.00.