Latest sheep prices from Downpatrick mart

The first of the seasonal weekly sheep sales, commenced last Saturday, 2nd May in Downpatrick with a good entry of stock.

Trade was well improved from the previous sale, with lambs selling sold to £81.50 and fat ewes to £83.00. Leading prices as follows.

FAT LAMBS: Killyleagh farmer 27kg £81.50, Annacloy farmer 35.7kg £80.00, Ballycruttle farmer 25.5kg £80.00, Downpatrick farmer 27.5kg £79.00, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £78.50, Ballynahinch farmer 25kg £78.50, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £78.50, Legamaddy farmer 31.5kg £78.00, Drumaness farmer 24.8kg £77.00, Downpatrick farmer 22.5kg £76,Ardglass farmer 27.5kg £76.00, Annalong farmer 24.5kg £76.00, Killough farmer 25.5kg £75.00, Crossgar farmer 23.5kg £75, Annacloy farmer 23kg £73.50, Ballynoe farmer 29kg £70.00, Annalong farmer 20.5kg £69, Ballywooden farmer 23kg £67.00, Bishopscourt farmer 16kg £40.00.

FAT EWES: Ballyhornan farmer £83, Annacloy farmer £83, Ballycruttle farmer £81, Downpatrick farmer £80, Ballywooden farmer £80, Ballynoe farmer £77, Annacloy farmer £75, Killough farmer £70, Crossgar farmer £70, Killyleagh farmer £65, Annacloy farmer £61 and Ballynahinch farmer £61.