At the weekly cattle sale on Monday night 26th October 2015, there was a good entry of quality store cattle. A Castlewellan farmer topped the sale with a LIM bullock at 428kg £865(2.02ppk). In the heavy weight bullocks category, a Downpatrick farmer presented a LIM at 566kg £1030 (1.82ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:
BULLOCKS: Castlewellan farmer 428kg LIM £865 (2.02ppk), Downpatrick farmer 308kg BB £616(2.00ppk), & 290kg LIM £575 (1.98ppk), Annalong farmer 480kg CH £910 (1.90ppk), Ballywooden farmer 468kg CH £875 (1.87ppk), Clough farmer 496kg LIM £920 (1.86ppk), Castlewellan farmer 442kg SIM £810 (1.83ppk), Clough farmer 566kg LIM £1030 (1.82ppk), Castlewellan farmer 520kg SIM £940 (1.81ppk), Drumee farmer 444kg SIM £803 (1.81ppk), Dundrum farmer 572kg LIM £1025 (1.79ppk), & 710kg LIM £1270 (1.79ppk), Castlewellan farmer 450kg LIM £780 (1.73ppk), Ballywooden farmer 546kg BB £945 (1.73ppk), Castlewellan farmer 474kg LIM £820 (1.73ppk), & 508kg LIM £869 (1.71ppk), Ballywooden farmer 508kg LIM £870 (1.71ppk), Kilclief farmer 508kg LIM £870 (1.71ppk), and Drumee farmer 506kg LIM £835 (1.65ppk).
HEIFERS: Clanvaraghan farmer 470kg BB £855 (1.82ppk), Downpatrick farmer 492kg BB £885 (1.80ppk), Drumaroad farmer 394kg LIM £709 (1.79ppk), Ardglass farmer 240kg BB £425 (1.77ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 518kg DAQ £905 (1.75ppk) & 372 kg LIM £650 (1.75ppk) & 404kg LIM £705 (1.75ppk) & 458kg LIM £730 (1.59ppk).
At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 24th October, fat lambs sold to £66.00 and fat ewes to £65.00.
Leading prices in all categories as follows:
FAT LAMBS: Ballee farmer 26.8kg £66.00, Downpatrick farmer 25.8kg £65.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 24kg £64.50, Clough farmer 24kg £64.50, Downpatrick farmer 25kg £64.20, Clough farmer 25.8g £64.20, Crossgar farmer 24.6kg £64.00, Clough farmer 24.5kg £64.00 & 24kg £64.00, Castlewellan farmer 23.6kg £59.00, Ardglass farmer 23kg £58.00, Downpatrick farmer 21kg £55.00, Ballyward farmer 21kg £55.00, Leitrim farmer 21kg £54.50, Downpatrick farmer 25g £54.00, Crossgar farmer 19kg £52.50, Castlewellan farmer 18kg £46.00.
FAT EWES: Ballyalton farmer £65, Newcastle farmer £60, Ballycruttle farmer £60 & Kilkeel farmer £60.