MARTS: Hilltown

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Another good entry of cattle in Hilltown on Saturday 25th July resulted in a brilliant trade. Bullocks sold to £627 over for 688k at £1315, from Rathfriland farmer. Heifers sold to £600 over for 570k at £1170, from Mayobridge farmer.

Cull cows: Cull cows returned a firmer trade selling to £1000 at 800k from Rostrevor farmer. Sample prices: Mayobridge farmer: 590k at £845, 572k at £775. Cabra farmer: 726k at £830. Rostrevor farmer: 658k at £805, 450k at £675.

Cows and calves: Good quality cows with calves at foot sold to £1280 from Rathfriland farmer.

Heifers: There was a good show of heifers on offer, with top price heifer making £1170.Top rate of 234ppk at 288k making £675 from Hilltown farmer.Mayobridge farmer: 566k at £1075, 576k at £1100, 508k at £1080, 458k at £985. Hilltown farmer: 416k at £895, 386k at £860, 406k at £845, 356k at £805. Banbridge farmer: 386k at £830. Kilkeel farmer: 366k at £750.

Weanling males: Store bullocks sold to £617 over for 398k at £1015, from Kilkeel farmer. Newry farmer: 336k at £770, 332k at £715. Hilltown farmer: 296k at £695, 312k at £685, 290k at £655, 254k at £565.

Bullocks: Top price bullock made £1315 at 688k.Top rate of 246ppk at 414k making £1020 from Kilkeel farmer.Warrenpoint farmer: 596k at £1300, 600k at £1140. Rathfriland farmer: 610k at £1280, 572k at £1235.Castlewellan farmer: 518k at £1060, 414k at £930. Kilkeel farmer: 464k at £1030, 350k at £840. Mayobridge farmer: 418k at £985. Newry farmer: 362k at £890, 370k at £835.

A super entry of over 2000 sheep in Hilltown on Thursday 23rd July, resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 322ppk for 21.7k making £70, from Mayobridge farmer. Store lambs sold to 377ppk for 15.1k making £57 from Rathfriland farmer.

Fat ewes sold to £80 from Kilkeel farmer.

SAMPLE PRICES: LAMBS - Hilltown farmer: 11.7k at £44 [376ppk], 10.8k at £39 [361ppk], 13.6k at £47.50 [349ppk], 11k at £36.50 [331ppk], 16.6k at £54 [325ppk], 18k at £57.50 [319ppk. Rathfriland farmer: 17k at £60 [352ppk]. Mayobridge farmer: 15.4k at £54 [344ppk]. Castlewellan farmer: 14.3k at £48 [335ppk]. Banbridge farmer: 19.5k at £65 [333ppk]. Kilkeel farmer: 15.8k at £52 [329ppk].