Quality stock comes under the hammer at Downpatrick

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At the weekly cattle sale on Monday night 11th January 2016, there was a good entry of quality store cattle.

A Crossgar farmer toped the sale with a Lim bullock at 236kg £600 (2.29ppk). In the heavy weight bullock’s category, a Downpatrick farmer presented a Lim at 512kg £840 (1.64ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Crossgar farmer 236kg Lim £600 (2.29ppk) and 262kg Lim £580 (2.21ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 276kg Her £560 (2.03ppk) and 324kg Her £700 (1.98ppk), Comber farmer 296kg AA £520 (1.76ppk), Bonecastle farmer 336kg Lim £590 (1.76ppk), Clough farmer 496kg Lim £830 (1.67ppk), Castlewellan farmer 512kg Lim £840 (1.64ppk), Downpatrick farmer 466kg Lim £750 (1.61ppk), Crossgar farmer 502kg Lim £735 (1.46ppk), Crossgar farmer 5784kg Fkv £830 (1.45ppk), Dundrum farmer 456kg Fkv £645 (1.41ppk) and Comber farmer 376kg AA £510 (1.36ppk).

HEIFERS: Crossgar farmer 228kg Lim £440 (1.93ppk), Castlewellan farmer 244kg lim £450 (1.85ppk), Drumaroad farmer 234kg Lim £410 (1.75ppk) and 274kg Lim £470 (1.72ppk), Castlewellan farmer 296kg Lim £500 (1.69ppk) and Castlewellan farmer 190 kg Her £305 (1.61ppk) and 486kg Lim £776 (1.60ppk).

At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 9th January 2016, fat lambs sold to £85.00 and fat ewes to £98.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Crossgar farmer 32kg £85.00, Killinchy farmer 27kg £82.50, Ballykinlar farmer 24kg £82.00, Basllygowan farmer 27kg £79.50, Downpatrick farmer 26kg £79.00, Clough farmer 25g £79.00, Corbally farmer 25.4kg £79.00, Ballynahinch farmer 25.8kg £78.50 and 27kg £78.50, Basllykinler farmer 26kg £78.00, Saintfield farmer 25kg £76.00, Downpatrick farmer 23kg £75.00, Ballynahinch farmer 23kg £70.00, Downpatrick farmer 21g £66.00, Castlewellan farmer 22kg £63.

FAT EWES: Newcastle farmer £98 and £91, Ballygowan farmer £53 and Killinchy farmer £50.