At the weekly cattle sale on Monday night (16th May), there was a good entry of quality store cattle.
A Drumaness farmer topped the sale with a CH bullock at 310kg £800 (2.58ppk). In the heavy weight bullocks category, a Downpatrick farmer presented a AA at 538kg £1050 (1.95ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:
BULLOCKS: Drumaness Farmer 310kg CH £800 (2.58ppk) & 308kg CH £745 (2.42ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 320kg CH £760 (2.38ppk) & 354kg CH £890 (2.35ppk), Downpatrick farmer 300kg ch £700 (2.33ppk), Drumaness farmer 328kg CH £765 (2.33ppk) & 350kg CH £800 (2.28ppk), Drumaness farmer 380kg CH £845 (2.22kg) & 360kg CH £784 (2.18kg), Killough farmer 348kg CH £750 (2.16kg), Annacloy farmer 264kg LIM £550 (2.08kg), Ballykinlar farmer 428kg CH £885 (2.07kg), Drumaness farmer 310kg CH £640 (2.07kg), Saintfield farmer 264kg LIM £545 (2.06kg), Saintfield farmer 398kg LIM £815 (2.05kg) and Ballynahinch farmer 448kg CH £900 (2.01kg), Ardglass farmer 456kg DAQ £905 (1.99kg), Downpatrick farmer 252kg HER £500 & Saintfield farmer 414kg AA £819 (1.98KG)
Heifers: Ballynahinch farmer 284kg CH £654 (2.31kg), Drumaness farmer 342kg CH £770 (2.25kg) & 290kg CH £650 (2.24kg) & 284kg CH £630 (2.22kg) & 386kg CH £800 (2.07kg ) & 326kg CH £665 ( 2.04kg) & 320kg CH £640 (2.00kg), Loughinisland farmer 438kg LIM £845 (1.93kg) & Killough farmer 470kg CH £865 (1084kg).
At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 14th May 2016, fat lambs sold to £96.00, top price from a Ballee farmer making 4.04ppk. Fat ewes sold to £91.50
Leading prices in all categories as follows;
FAT LAMBS: Ballykilbeg farmer 28kg £96.00, Downpatrick farmer 26kg £96.00, Ballyhossett farmer 23kg £94.00, Crossgar farmer 23kg £91.00, Downpatrick farmer 22kg £90.00, Minerstown farmer 22kg £90.00, Castlescreen farmer 24kg £87.00, Ballyhornan farmer 21kg £87.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 21kg £86.00, Newry farmer 20kg £86.00, Dundrum farmer 19kg £80.00, Killough farmer 31kg £80.00, Ardglass farmer 17kg £74.00 & Ballee farmer 17kg £61.00.
FAT EWES; Newry farmer £91.50, Ballyculter farmer £83, Downpatrick farmer £81 & £80.00, £76.00 £76.00, Ballee farmer £75 & £73.
Ewes with single lambs at foot made up to £87.