At the second Friday night Suckler Calf sale on 30th September 2016, there was an increased entry of quality sucklers making up to £900 on the night.
A Downpatrick farmer presented a CH calf at 272kg making £750 (2.76ppk).
Leading prices as follows;
BULLOCKS: Downpatrick farmer 272kg CH £750 (2.76ppk), Ballynoe 226kg BB £595 (2.63ppk), Seaforde farmer 292kg CH £760 (2.60ppk), Loughinisland farmer 306kg CH £790 (2.58ppk), Ballyward farmer 246kg LIM £635 (2.58ppk) Loughinsland farmer 310kg CH £800 (2.58ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 304kg CH £780 (2.57ppk), Ballykinlar farmer 276314kg CH £760 (2.42ppk), Ballyward farmer 254kg LIM.£600 (2.36ppk), Downpatrick farmer 276kg CH £700 (2.54ppk), Drumgooland farmer 292kg AA £740 (2.53ppk), & 318kg CH £800 (2.52ppk), Loughinisland farmer 300kg CH £750 (2.50ppk), Ballyward farmer 330kg CH £820 (2.49ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 326kg CH £810 (2.49ppk), Clough farmer 328kg LIM £805 (2.45ppk), Loughinisland farmer 286kg CH £700 (2.45ppk) & 300kg AA £730 (2.43ppk), Seaforde farmer 352kg CH £855 (2.43ppk), Loughinisland farmer 352kg CH £855 (2.43ppk) and Drumgooland farmer 334kg CH £855 (2.40ppk).
HEIFERS: Crossgar farmer 224kg CH £560 (2.50ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 368kg LIM £900 (2.45ppk), Portaferry farmer 208kg LIM £620 (2.43ppk), Strangford farmer 242kg CH £565 (2.34ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 320kg LIM £740 (2.31ppk), Portaferry farmer 210kg LIM £480 (2.29ppk), Saintfield farmer 248kg CH £565 (2.28ppk), Backaderry farmer 268kg LIM £610 (2.28ppk), Crossgar farmer 286kg £650 (2.27ppk), Downpatrick farmer 256kg LIM £570 (2.23ppk) & Ballyward farmer 250kg LIM £555 (2.22ppk)
At the Monday night cattle sale on the 03rd October 2016, there was a good entry of quality store cattle. A Leitrim farmer toped the sale with a CH bullock at 300kg £910 (2.30ppk). In the heavy weight bullock’s category, a Loughinisland farmer presented an Angus bullock at 600kg £1080 (1.80ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:
BULLOCKS: Leitrim farmer 300kg CH £910 (2.30ppk) & 342kg CH £720 (2.11ppk) Ardglass farmer 392kg AA £810 (2.07ppk) & 388kg AA £800 (2.06ppk) & 488kg AA £750 (2.02ppk), Ardglass farmer 404kg CH £800 (1.98ppk), Ballynarry farmer 354kg LIM £700 (1.98ppk), Drumgooland farmer 520kg CH £1020 (1.96ppk) & 404kg CH £780 (1.93ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 518kg CH £990 (1.91ppk), Ballygowan farmer 478kg LIM £910 (1.90ppk), Drumaroad farmer 496kg CH £930 (1.88ppk), Coiniamstown farmer 510kg BB £955 (1.87ppk), Downpatrick farmer 530kg CH £990 (1.87ppk), Ballynarry farmer 426kg AA £790 (1.86ppk), Saintfield farmer 406kg CH £750 (1.85ppk), Strangford farmer 476kg CH £875 (1.84ppk), Ardglass farmer 54kg CH £980 (1.82ppk), Strangford farmer 406kg DAQ £735 (1.81ppk), Dromara farmer 500kg CH £905 (1.80ppk), and Castlewellan farmer 506kg CH £900 (1.78ppk).
Heifers; Ardglass farmer 464kg CH £780 (1.68ppk), Seaforde farmer 518kg CH £845 (1.63ppk) & 510kg CH £810 (1.59ppk) Ards farmer 344kg CH £540 (1.57ppk), Seaforde farmer 492kjg CH £760 (1.55ppk), Ards farmer 324kg HER £500 (1.54ppk) & 468kg CH £710 (1.53ppk)
Steady trade with average numbers for all categories of sheep last Saturday 1st October 2016. On the day fat lambs sold to £80.50, fat ewes to £77.00, and light weight stores to £3.31ppk. Leading prices in all categories as follows.
FAT LAMBS: Newry farmer 25kg £80.50, Hilltown farmer 28kg £80.00, Saintfield farmer 25kg £77.00, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £76.50, Ballyculter farmer 24kg £58.50, Ballygowan farmer 24kg £75.00, Hillsborough farmer 23kg £75.00, Castlewellan farmer 23g £74.00, Dromara farmer 24kg £74.00, Portaferry farmer 23kg £71.50, Ballynahinch farmer 23kg £71.50, Crossgar farmer 23kg £71.50, Saintfield farmer 22kg £71.50, Dromara farmer 22kg £70.00 & Ballynahinch farmer 23kg £69.00.
FAT EWES: Downpatrick farmer £77, Kilkeel farmer £70, Downpatrick farmer £66, Downpatrick farmer £64 & £62