At the fortnightly cattle sale at Downpatrick on Monday night, there was an average entry of light weight stores.
The top price per kg on the night went to a Ballynoe farmer for well bred LIM bullock at 368kg £890.00 (2.41ppk). In the heavy weight bullocks category, a Strangford farmer presented a 524kg AA £850.00 (1.62ppk). In the heifer sections a Downpatrick farmer presented a well breed Lim 200kg £380.00 (1.90ppk). Leading prices as follows:
BULLOCKS: Ballynoe farmer 368kg LIM £890 (2.41ppk) ,Leggamaddy farmer 392kg LIM £890(2.27ppk)& 382kg LIM £845(2.21ppk), Ardglass farmer 294kg CH £650 (2.22ppk), Bonecastle farmer 220kg LIM £475 (2.16ppk), Leggmaddy farmer 438kg LIM £925(2.11ppk) & 402kg LIM £840(2.09ppk)& 444kg CH £925 (2.08ppk), Downpatrick farmer 344kg LIM £710(2.06ppk), Bonecastle farmer 240kg LIM £480 (2.00ppk), Seaforde farmer 426kg AA £810(1.90ppk), Clough farmer 338kg CH £640 (1.89ppk), Dromara farmer 464kg BB £850(1.83ppk), Strangford farmer 414kg AA £750 (1.81ppk), Dromara farmer 386kg BB £690(1.79ppk), Raholp farmer 386kg AA £630 (1.75ppk), Ardglass farmer 390kg AA £670(1.72ppk), Loughinsland farmer 580kg FR £580(1.69ppk), Strangford farmer 438kg AA £435(1.68ppk) & 524kg AA £850(1.62ppk), Loughinsland farmer 520kg SH £770(1.48ppk), Ballynoe farmer 412kg AA £595(1.45ppk) & Castlescreen farmer 574kg FR £785(1.37ppk).
HEIFERS: Castlewellan farmer 200kg LIM £380 (1.90ppk) Bonecastle farmer 214kg LIM £400(1.87ppk), Annalong farmer 388kg LIM £695(1.79ppk), Bonecastle farmer 276kg LIM £480 (1.74ppk) & Kilkeel farmer 374kg LIM £545 (1.46ppk).
At the weekly sheep sale last Saturday 23/05/15 fat lambs made to £78.00 and fat ewes to £96.00. Leading prices as follows;
FAT LAMBS: Ardglass farmer 31kg £78.00, Crossgar farmer 23kg £73.00, Newcastle farmer 23kg £72.00, Ballee farmer 24kg £81.00, Killough farmer 25kg £65.00
FAT EWES: Ardglass farmer £96, Ballykilbeg farmer £86, Ardglass farmer £80, Bonecastle farmer £82, Newcastle farmer £81, Clough farmer £80, Ballynoe farmer £78, Corbally farmer £78, Downpatrick farmer £76, Tyrella farmer £73 & £72.