Largest entry of cattle at Rathfriland this winter

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Last Friday saw the largest entry of cattle for this winter with 100 top quality weanlings in the entry.

These sold to 255.5p/k for a 182k Ch at £465. A 250k lot from the same Portadown farm made £615. Bullocks cleared up to £1180 for a Donaghmore farmer who sold 8 to an average of £1115 each. A Magheraconlouse farmer reached £220.50 for 2 Ch bullocks 365k at £805 each. Heifers topped at £950 for a Rathfriland farmer and Suckler stock to £1400 for a Dromara farmer. Dropped calves remain a very good trade to £430 for an outstanding Sim heifer a few months old from Cullyhanna. 2 Angus bulls and 1 Lim from Castlewellan sold at £345 each.

DROPPED CALVES

A Cullyhanna farmer topped the sale at £430 for a strong Sim heifer. Castlewellan farmer: 2 Angus bulls at £345 and a Lim bull at £345. Corbet farmer: BB bull £325. Rathfriland farmer: Sim bulls £300, Her bull £270 and Her heifer £240. Crossgar farmer: Angus bull £290 and £205. Cavehill farmer: BB heifer £300 and £285. Banbridge farmer: Her heifer £245. Ardglass farmer: Her heifer £240. Saler bulls to £270 for a Ballykeel farmer.

100 WEANLINGS

Hillhall farmer: 450k at £905, 450k at £855 and 344k at £765. Leitrim farmer: 540k at£925, 430k at £805 and 400k at £785. Ballyward farmer: Pen of Angus 450k at £835, 400k at £835, 426k at £830, 430k at £815, 420k at £795 and 390k at £740. Dromara farmer: 490k at £890, 470k at £875, 446k at £820 and 460k at £815. Annaclone farmer: 312k at £625, 290k at £620, 288k at £620, 302k at £730, 340k at £715 etc. Dromara farmer: 386k at £755, 308k at £650, 398k at £760, 348k at £690, 350k at £650 etc. Corgary farmer: 310k at £560, 298k at £550, 346k at £645. Armagh farmer: 346k at £710, 260k at £505.

HEIFERS

Rathfriland farmer: 580k at £950, 530k at £930, 440k at £850, 514k at £850 etc. Warrenpoint farmer: 470k at £870, 450k at £865, 382k at £765. Rathfriland farmer: 366k at £590. Legananny farmer: 418k at £755. Strangford farmer: 480k at £860, 454k at £840 and 460k at £800.

BULLOCKS

Donaghmore farmer: 8 heavy bullocks 742k at £1180, 720k at £1170, 640k at £1135, 654k at £1135, 606k at £1110, 622k at £1085, 652k at £1080, 606k at £1025. Magheraconlouse farmer: 2 Ch bullocks 365k at £805 each. Annaclone farmer: 398k at £805 and 444k at £820. Dromara farmer: 422k at £815, 432k at £810 and 424k at £790. Loughbrickland farmer: 546k at £965, 550k at £925, 520k at £875, 426k at £795.

£100 per head for was recorded for hoggets on Tuesday evening. This was paid to a Comber farmer for 10 texels at 31.5kg. The top 10 lots of hoggets sold from £95 to £100 each. 204 fat ewes sold to £114 twice for 3 farmers from Kilkeel and 1 from Tassagh (Co Armagh). There were more ewes over the £90 mark this week.

HOGGETS

Comber farmer: 10 hoggets 31.5k at £100. Ardarragh farmer: 31k at £97.50. Warringstown farmer: 28k at £96.50. Kilkeel farmer: 28k at £96.50. Banbridge farmer: 29k at £96. Mayobridge farmer: 27k at £96. Shinn farmer: 28k at £95.50. Cascum farmer: 30k at £95. Donacloney farmer: 28k at £95. Warrenpoint farmer: 23k at £88. Poyntzpass farmer: 23k at £91. Castlewellan farmer: 24k at £93. Portadown farmer: 21k at £83.50.

FAT EWES

Kilkeel farmer: £114. Tassagh farmer: £114. Cascum farmer: £106. Hilltown farmer: £105. Kilkeel farmer: £100. Belfast farmer: £96. Ballynafoy farmer: £96. Ardglass farmer: £94. Kilkeel farmer: £93. Ballynafoy farmer: £92 etc.