MARTS: Downpatrick

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At the weekly cattle sale on Monday night 16th November 2015, there was a good entry of quality store cattle.

A Castlewellan farmer toped the sale with a LIM bullock at 182kg £440 (2.42ppk). In the heavy weight bullock’s category, a Downpatrick farmer presented a Lim at 522kg £1000 (1.89ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Strangford farmer 182kg Lim £440 (2.42ppk) and 190kg Lim £430 (2.26ppk), Castlewellan farmer 384kg AA £785 (2.04ppk), Castlescreen farmer 350kg CH £710 (20.3ppk), Newcastle farmer 314kg Lim £625 (1.99ppk), Ballybannon farmer 372kg Lim £715 (1.92ppk), Legamaddy farmer 528kg AA £1000 (1.89ppk), Castlewellan farmer 308kg BB £550 (1.78ppk), Downpatrick farmer 520kg Lim £910 (1.75ppk), Castlewellan farmer 354kg AA £610 (1.72ppk), Drumee farmer 526kg Lim £905 (1.72ppk), Dundrum farmer 398kg AA £1670 (1.68ppk) and 526kg Sim £870 (1.65ppk), Castlewellan farmer 330kg Her £510 (1.54ppk) and Ballywooden farmer 330kg Her £490 (1.49ppk).

HEIFERS: Clanvaraghan farmer 314kg Lim £659 (1.10ppk), Castlewellan farmer 200kg Lim £375 (1.875ppk), Drumaroad farmer 398kg CH £680 (1.71ppk), Ardglass farmer 382kg Lim £650 (1.70ppk), Ballee farmer 384kg BB £650 (1.69ppk) and Castlewellan farmer 274 kg Her £460 (1.68ppk) and 452kg AA £755 (1.67ppk) and 306kg AA £505 (1.65ppk).

At the Saturday sheep sale on Saturday 14th November, fat lambs sold to £76.50 and fat ewes to £79.00. Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Ballynoe farmer 26.5kg £76.50, Killinchy farmer 27kg £74.20, Ballygowan farmer 26kg £73.80, Loughinisland farmer 26.4kg £73.50, Downpatrick farmer 25kg £72.80, Downpatrick farmer 28kg £71.00, Ardglass farmer 29kg £69.50, Newry farmer 28kg £68.20, Dromara farmer 26kg £67.50, Ardglass farmer 25kg £67.50, Killkeel farmer 25.60kg £67.00, Dromara farmer 24kg £66.80, Ballynoe farmer 25.6kg £66.80, Clough farmer 24kg £66.20, Castlescreen farmer 23.5kg £66.00, Downpatrick farmer 24kg £66.00, Clough farmer 24kg £65.00, Annacloy farmer 24.7kg £64.50, Newry farmer 23kg £64.50, Killough farmer 23kg £64.50, Ballynoe farmer 21kg £63.50, Dromara farmer 23.8kg £62.00, Slieveniskey farmer 22kg £62.00, Woodgrange farmer 22kg £60.50 and Downpatrick farmer 22kg £60.00.

FAT EWES: Ballward farmer £79, Newcastle farmer £72.50, Ballycruttle farmer £66, Downpatrick farmer £66, Clough farmer £60, Dromara farmer £60, Killough farmer £57 and Legamaddy farmer £52.