MARTS: Hilltown

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An entry of over 400 cattle at Hilltown on Saturday 31st October, resulted in a great trade. Bullocks sold to £650 over for 600k at £1250, from Mayobridge farmer. Heifers sold to £522 over for 628k making £1150, from a Mayobridge farmer also.

Fat cows: Top price cow sold at £855 at 520k from Newry farmer. Sample prices: Kilcoo farmer: 466k at £620. Cabra farmer: 642k at £900. Castlewellan farmer: 586k at £740. Kilkeel farmer: 514k at £600.

Breeding bulls: Breeding bulls sold at £1010 from Kilcoo farmer.

Cows and Calves: Good quality cows with calves at foot sold to £1540, from Kilkeel farmer.

Heifer/weanlings: Top price heifer weanling made £680 at 312k from Kilkeel farmer. Top rate of 227ppk at 202k making £460 from Kilcoo farmer. Heifers: Top rate of 222ppk at 410k making £910 from Kilkeel farmer. Mayobridge farmer: 630k at £1100. Newry farmer: 558k at £1080, 498k at £920. Rostrevor farmer: 502k at £1000. Warrenpoint farmer: 504k at £940. Kilkeel farmer: 382k at £845,358k at £710. Annalong farmer: 335k at £725.Hilltown farmer: 180k at £380, 432k at £850.

Weanlings/bullocks: Top price weanling male made £900 at 394k from Hilltown farmer. Top rate of 233ppk at 214k making £500, from Kilkeel farmers. Bullocks: Top rate of 217ppk at 400k making £870 from Kilkeel farmer. Cabra farmer: 690k at £1190, 670k at £1165, 624k at £1160, 594k at £1105. Mayobridge farmer: 566k at £1090. Hilltown farmer: 384k at £840, 498k at £920. Warrenpoint farmer: 454k at £975, 500k at £1040, 496k at £1030.

Another good entry of sheep in Hilltown on Thursday 29th October, resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 333ppk for 21k making £70, from Rathfriland farmer. Store lambs sold to 362ppk for 12.7k making £46 from Castlewellan farmer.

Fat ewes sold to £65 from Kilkeel farmer.

Breeders – Breeding rams sold to £200 from Banbridge farmer.

SAMPLE PRICES: LAMBS

Cabra farmer: 15.8k at £57 [360ppk], 18.4k at £57.50 [312ppk]. Kilcoo farmer: 13.7k at £45.50 [332ppk]. Hilltown farmer: 14.8k at £49 [331ppk],16.4k at £53 [323ppk],19.4k at £59.50 [306ppk]. Rathfriland farmer: 17.4k at £53.50 [307ppk]. Newcastle farmer: 17k at £55 [323ppk]. Kilkeel farmer: 16k at £51 [318ppk], 20k at £61 [305ppk].