MARTS: Downpatrick

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At the fortnightly cattle sale last Monday night. In the light weight cattle range an outstanding Charolais bullock from an Ardglass farmer sold to 2.24ppk for a 410kg (£920).

Heavier cattle peaked at £1.89ppk, paid for 712kg Charolais bullock ( £1345 ) from a Ballycruttle farmer. Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS

Ardglass farmer 410kg CH £920 (2.24ppk), Ballynoe farmer 432kg LIM £940(2.18ppk),Ballynahinch farmer 362kg LIM £780(2.16ppk), Downpatrick farmer 490kg LIM £1030 (2.10ppk) Castlewellan farmer 456kg CH £944 (2.07ppk), Castlewellan farmer 544kg CH £1120(2.06ppk), Ballynoe farmer 478kg LIM £980(2.05ppk), and 488kg LIM £1000(2.05ppk), Downpatrick farmer 452kg LIM £925(2.05ppk) and 516kg LIM £1055(2.05ppk), Castlewellan farmer 510kg CH £1040(2.04ppk), Lisburn farmer 498kg LIM £1015(2.04ppk) Crossgar farmer 490kg LIM £990(2.02ppk), Leitrim farmer 518kg AA £1045(2.02ppk), Strangford farmer 444kg LIM £890 (2.01ppk), Castlewellan farmer 532kg SAL£1060(1.99ppk), Castlewellan farmer 482kg SAL £945 (1.96ppk) and Leitrim farmer 482kg AA £645(1.96ppk), Leitrim farmer 436kg CH £850(1.95ppk), Downpatrick farmer 454kg £875(1.93ppk), Ballycruttle farmer 712kg CH£1345(1.89ppk) and 704kg CH £1300(1.85ppk), Downpatrick farmer 490kg AA £900(1.84ppk), Ardglass farmer 490kg CH £700(4.43ppk) and 496kg LIM £680(1.37ppk).

HEIFERS

Ballynahinch farmer 202kg AA £460 (2.28ppk), Castlewellan farmer 462kg CH £950(2.06ppk), Castlewellan farmer 426kg CH £875(2.05ppk), Seaforde farmer 428kg SIM £885 (2.00ppk), Castlewellan farmer 464kg CH £885(1.91ppk), Downpatrick farmer 530kg LIM £975(1.84ppk) Ballynahinch farmer 358kg SIM £650(1.82ppk) and Downpatrick farmer 362kg LIM £500(1.38ppk).

At the weekly sheep sale last Saturday 27/06/15 fat lambs made to £66.00 and fat ewes to £72.00.

Leading prices as follows:

FAT LAMBS:

Bonecastle farmer 31kg £66, Downpatrick farmer 25kg £65.20, Downpatrick farmer 25.5kg £65, Annacloy farmer 25kg £65.00, Annacloy farmer 24.5kg £65.00, Newry farmer 23.5kg £64.00, Ballynoe farmer 23kg £63.50, Ballculter farmer 30kg £62.00, Killough farmer 23kg £62.00, Killyleagh farmer 22kg £61.00, Crossgar farmer 22kg £59.00, Saintfield farmer 22kg £58.00 and Downpatrick farmer 21kg £56.00.

FAT EWES;

Ballynoe farmer £72, Bonecastle farmer £70, Caastlescreen farmer £70, Minerstown farmer £70, Crossgar farmer £62 and Castlescreen farmer £50.