MARTS: Downpatrick

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At the Monday night cattle sale on the 16th October 2015, there was again a good entry of quality store cattle. A Raholp farmer presented a light weight Lim bullock at 350kg £720(2.06ppk). In the heavy weight bullock’s category, a Downpatrick farmer presented a CH at 678kg £1140 (1.68ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Raholp farmer 350kg Lim £720 (2.06ppk), Raffery farmer 404kg Sim £830 (2.05ppk), Castlewellan farmer 390kg Lim £780 (2.00ppk) and 510kg Lim £1000 (1.96ppk), Loughinisland farmer 496kg CH £970 (1.96ppk), Castlewellan farmer 436kg Lim £850 (1.95ppk), Raffery farmer 520kg Lim £1000 (1.94ppk), Ballykinlar farmer 490kg Lim £939 (1.92ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 426kg Lim £815 (1.91ppk), Ballygowan farmer 392kg Lim £750 (1.91ppk), Ardglass farmer 486kg CH £920 (1.89ppk), Downpatrick farmer 390kg Lim £720 (1.85ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 442kg CH £790 (1.79ppk), Ballygowan farmer 548kg CH £960 (1.75ppk), Bryansford farmer 474kg Sim £830 (1.75ppk), Loughinisland farmer 542kg CH £945 (1.75ppk), Saintfield farmer 430kg FKV £750 (1.74ppk) and Downpatrick farmer 520kg CH £900 (1.73ppk) and 368kg Lim £665 (1.71ppk).

HEIFERS: Ardglass farmer 374kg CH £705 (1.89ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 460kg Lim £860 (1.87ppk) and 450kg CH £825 (1.83ppk) and 512kg Lim £915 (1.79ppk), Ardglass farmer 504kg CH £900 (1.79ppk), Loughinisland farmer 440kg £780 (1.77ppk), Ballyhornan farmer 480kg CH £840 (1.75ppk), Ardglass farmer 556kg CH £970 (1.75ppk), Ardglass farmer 516kg CH £880 (1.71ppk), Downpatrick farmer 498kg Lim £830 (1.67kg) and 470kg CH £770 (1.64ppk).

At the Friday night suckler calf sale on 16th October 2015, there was a good entry of quality sucklers. A Loughinisland farmer presented a CH calf at 234kg £540 (2.31ppk) and a Ballyward farmer presented a Lim heifer at 278kg £700(2.52ppk).

Leading prices as follows:

BULLOCKS: Loughinisland farmer 234kg CH £540 (2.31ppk) Castlewellan farmer 362kg CH £825 (2.28ppk) and 370kg CH £840 (2.27ppk), Loughinisland farmer 224kg AA £505 (2.25ppk), Ballynahinch farmer AA £700 (2.22ppk), Crossgar farmer 270kg CH £600 (2.22ppk), Burrenreagh farmer 314kg CH £690 (2.20ppk),Castlewellan farmer 328kg CH £720 (2.20ppk), Raholp farmer 358kg AA £780 (2.18ppk), Castlewellan farmer 336kg CH £730 (2.17ppk), Newcastle farmer 276kg SAL £599 (2.17ppk), Raholp farmer 360kg HER £825 (2.17ppk), Seaforde farmer 186kg CH £400 (2.15ppk), Downpatrick farmer 326kg AA £700 (2.15ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 350kg CH £750 (2.14ppk) and Castlewellan farmer 290kg CH £620 (2.14ppk).

HEIFERS: Ballyward farmer 278kg Lim £700 (2.52ppk), Ballyward farmer 226kg Lim £555 (2.46ppk), Loughinisland farmer 236kg CH £595 (2.44ppk) and 214kg CH £505 (2.36ppk), Newcastle farmer 236kg SAL £550 (2.33ppk), Loughinisland farmer 218kg Lim £500 (2.29ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 268kg Lim £610 (2.28ppk) and 254kg CH £570 (2.24ppk) and 296kg CH £660 (2.23ppk).

At the Saturday sheep sale on Saturday 17th October, fat lambs sold to £72.00 and fat ewes to £78.00. Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Dromara farmer 26kg £72.00, Annalong farmer 26kg £70.00, Annacloy farmer 25kg £68.00, Clough farmer 25kg £67.50, Ballykinlar farmer 24kg £67.50, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £67.00, Annalong farmer 25kg £67.00, Castlewellan farmer 24kg £66.50, Dromara farmer 24kg £66.20, Ardglass farmer 25kg £66.00, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £66.00, Ballyculter farmer 24kg £66.00, Leitrim farmer 26kg £66.00, Downpatrick farmer 33kg £65.50, Dromara farmer 23kg £65.00, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £65.00, Ballyculter farmer 23kg £65.00, Newry farmer 22kg £64.00, Ballyalton farmer 24kg £64.00, Castlewellan farmer 20kg £63.00 & 21kg £63.00, Castlewellan farmer 23kg £62.50 Lisburn farmer 23kg £62.00 Ardglass farmer 24.50kg £61.50 Dromara farmer 21kg £61.00, Clough farmer 23kg £61.00 and Crossgar farmer 22kg £60.00.

FAT EWES: Downpatrick farmer £78, Newcastle farmer £72, Ballycruttle farmer £60, Clough farmer £60, Ballyculter farmer £50, Dromara farmer £50 and Ballygowan farmer £46.