Latest prices from Rathfriland Co-Op

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All classes of sheep took a big leap in price on Tuesday evening at Rathfriland Co-Op.

Lambs sold to £88 per head with top 10 lots from £85 to £88. Fat ewes sold to £113 followed by £112, £104 and £101. The remaining few hoggets cleared up to £96 for ewe hoggets from Downpatrick. A strong entry of ewes with lambs at foot from £130 to £160.

SPRING LAMBS: Legananny farmer: 25k @ £88. Drumlough farmer: 25k @ £87. Begney farmer: 23k @ £86.50. Annalong farmer: 23.5k @ £86.50. Bryansford farmer: 24.5k @ £86. Lacken farmer: 25k @ £86. Hilltown farmer: 26k @ £86. Annaclone farmer: 22.5k @ £85. Cullion farmer: 21k @ £84.50 to top the sale @ 402p/k. Castlewellan farmer: 20k @ £80 or 400p/k. Banbridge farmer: 22k @ £83.50.

HOGGETS: Downpatrick farmer: 33k @ £96. Rathfriland farmer: 31k @ £80. Portadown farmer: 24k @ £79. Ballywillwill farmer: 25k @ £78. Portadown farmer: 27.5k @ £76. Glen farmer: 24.5k @ £75.

FAT EWES: Legananny farmer: £113. Cullion farmer: £112. Knockeden farm: £104. Warrenpoint farmer: £101. Cullion farmer: £99. Cabra farmer: £98. Kilkeel farmer: £98. Drumboniff farmer: £93. Lisnacree farmer: £90. Ballynahinch farmer: £90.

BREEDERS: A big entry sold from £130 to £160 (twice). Ewes with one lamb at foot sold from £115 and £125.

A larger entry of cattle on Friday with 153 weanlings and over 100 dropped calves.

The bullocks section contained some excellent stock. An Annalong farmer reached £1175 for a 670k Lim. Other lots from this farm sold at £1165 and £1135. A pen of Parthenais from Castlewellan reached £1045 for 544k. A Ballyward farmer sold 3 Lim to average 205p/k with 496k @ £1030. A Ballynahinch farmer topped the heifers at £1010 for 514k and topped this section at 223p/k for a 314k Lim @ £700. Over 100 dropped calves saw s Sh bull calf a few months old @ £500 from Hillsborough. An Annalong farmer sold a pen of MBE bull calves to top of £490 and from £425 up. A Lim heifer calf from Benagh sold @ £460. The 153 weanlings topped @ £840 for a Jerrettspass farmer with a 358k Sim @ £780. A 150k Ch heifer from Ballyroney sold @ £490 or 327p/k. Suckler cows cleared up to £1300 for a Ballyward farmer with Fat cows to £850 for 612k from Legananny.

DROPPED CALVES: Hillsborough farmer: Pen of Sh £500, £425 and £405. Annalong farmer: 9 MBE bulls £490, £485, £470, £470, £455, £450, £430 etc. Benagh farmer: Lim heifer £460. Ashfield farmer: Pen of heifers £335, for each of 3 and £220. Cullyhanna farmer: Ch heifers £325. Carnew farmer: Lim bull £390. Warrenpoint farmer: Sim bull £350. Corbet farmer: £390 and £385 for 2 Lim bulls. Newry farmer: Sim bull @ £345. Castlevennon farmer: 4 Her bulls £290, £250, £245 and £235. Dromore farmer: Her bull £300.

MALE WEANLINGS: Banbridge farmer: 316k @ £780, 302k @ £780, 290k @ £740 and 310k @ £710. Mayobridge farmer: 294k @ £725. Ballynahinch farmer: 250k @ £620, 274k @ £560 and 250k @ £490. Castlewellan farmer: 290k @ £600 and 306k @ £670 and 312k @ £715. Mayobridge farmer: 198k @ £465. Edenagarry farmer: 3 Sim bulls 212k @ £490 each. Derrylecka farmer: 338k @ £705, 342k @ £690, 346k @ £695, 364k @ £685 and 314k @ £645.

FEMALE WEANLINGS: Jerrettspass farmer: 422k @ £840, 358k @ £780, 386k @ £770, 344k @ £735. Armagh farmer: 270k @ £660. Cullion farmer: 278k @ £650, 308k @ £650, 288k @ £640 and 286k @ £635, 222k @ £590, 288k @ £640 and 254k @ £575. Donaghmore farmer: 198k @ £495 and 192k @ £405. Ballyroney farmer: 150k @ £490 or 327p/k and 198k @ £445.

HEIFERS: Ballynahinch farmer: 514k @ £1010, 314k @ £700, 312k @ £640, 336k @ £640. Benagh farmer: 504k @ £965. Corbally farmer: 434k @ £940. Newry farmer: 378k @ £800, 398k @ £800, 352k @ £620. Kilkeel farmer: 414k @ £790 and 380k @ £745. Corbet farmer: 426k @ £840 and 512k @ £915.

FAT AND SUCKLER COWS: Suckler Cows with calves at foot to £1300. Springers to £1060. Fat cows to £850 for 612k etc.

BULLOCKS: Annalong farmer: 676k @ £1175, 672k @ £1165, 628k @ £1135. Drumbrick farmer: 544k @ £1045, 530k @ £960, 530k @ £930. Ballyward farmer: 496k @ £1030, 498k @ £1020, 484k @ £980. Crossmaglen farmer: 500k @ £925 and 484k @ £900. Kilkeel farmer: 406k @ £850 and 382k @ £780. Seapatrick farmer: 5 AA 490k @ £870, 428k @ £800, 406k @ £790, 390k @ £770 and 402k @ £750. Jerrettspass farmer: 436k @ £860, 406k @ £800.