MARTS: Rathfriland

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The cattle sale on 10th July will long be remembered for both the quality and price of the stock.

Just short of 300 head saw 95 bullocks sell to £1330 for a 658k Ch from Ballyward with a pen of Ch averaging £1250 each. A Downpatrick farmer sold a saler at £1320, £1250, £1240 and £1220. 23 bullocks sold at over the £1000 mark with a Ballynahinch farmer selling a 480k Lim at £1045. Heifers were equally as dear.

A Ballyward farmer averaged £1000 for 11 Ch heifers. A 502k Sim heifer from Castlewellan sold at £1040. 96 weanlings sold to £900 for a 390k Ch from Downpatrick. An Annalong farmer reached £860 for 338k to averaged over 240p/k. A young Ch pedigree bull from Lisburn sold at £1700. Suckler cows to £1520 for a Dromore farmer with Fat cows to £1025 for 728k from Cabra. In the dropped calved, two Cullyhanna farmer sold young males at £625 and £510. A Dromore farmer sold 2 heifers at £560 and £540.

DROPPED CALVES

Cullyhanna farmer: £625 and £510. Dromara farmer: £560 and £540. Barnmeen farmer: £470. Annalong farmer: Pen of AA, £430, £430, £415, £390, £380, £340 and £300. Mullaghbawn farmer: Lim bull £390. Barnmeen farmer: £385. Ballyveamore farmer: £345. Scarva farmer: Pen of Holstein bulls, £265, £265, £250 and £245 etc. Katesbridge farmer: £335. Castlewellan farmer: £245. Hillsborough farmer: Pen of Her £260, £245 and £230.

96 WEANLINGS

Rathfriland farmer: 318k at £875 or 275p/k, 306k at £820 or 268p/k, 244k at £645 or 264p/k, 340k at £880 or 259p/k, 336k at £820 or 244p/k. Annalong farmer: 338k at £860 or 255p/k, 274k at £690 or 252p/k, 336k at £830 or 247p/k, 318k at £780 or 245p/k. Ballykilbeg farmer: 324k at £845 or 261p/k, 284k at £700 or 246p/k, 318k at £755 or 237p/k. Castlewellan farmer: 338k at £800, 282k at £775. Newcastle farmer: 308k at £730, 302k at £725 and 298k at £615. Greencastle farmer: 372k at £790, 352k at £780 and 314k at £645. Downpatrick farmer: 392k at £900, 422k at £885, 436k at £880, 252k at £600 and 302k at £630.

HEIFERS

Ballyward farmer: 11 Ch heifers 660k at £1285, 646k at £1255, 570k at £1135, 538k at £1120, 586k at £1120, 490k at £1005, 522k at £1070 and 480k at £960. Castlewellan famrer: 502k at £1040, 552k at £1020. Clough farmer: 630k at £1130, 490k at £925, 460k at £845. Jerrettspass farmer: 460k at £845 and 420k at £830.

FAT AND SUCKLER COWS

A young pedigree Ch bull from Lisburn sold at £1700. Suckler cows to £1520 for a Dromore farmer and £1340 for a Rathfriland farmer. A big entry of Fat cows sleared up to £1025 for a 728k Sim from Cabra. Other prices; Forkhill farmer: 642k at £835, 540k at £740. Dromara farmer: 714k at £775. Carnew faremr: 670k at £655. Hilltown farmer: 490k at £590. Corbet farmer: 570k at £560 etc.

95 BULLOCKS

Ballyward farmer: 658k at £1330, 662k at £1325, 638k at £1285, 626k at £1250, 608k at £1200 and 522k at £1120 to average £1250. Downpatrick farmer: 626k at £1320, 688k at £1250, 712k at £1240, 696k at £1220, 650k at £1220 and 602k at £1150. Tanvalley farmer: 538k at £1070, 524k at £1050, 542k at £1040, 554k at £1125, 530k at £1005, 510k at £1000 etc. Castlewellan farmer: 536k at £1085, 488k at £1020. Ballynahinch farmer: 480k at £1045, 502k at £990, 458k at £970. Ballynaskeagh farmer: 380k at £755, 340k at £700.