At the fortnightly cattle sale at Downpatrick on Monday night the special entry of in-calf suckler cows from a Kilclief farmer, sold to a top price of £1400 paid for 2009 Sim Cow.
In the light weight cattle range and outstanding Limousin bullock from an Ardglass farmer sold to 2.75ppk for 244kg (£790). Heavier cattle peaked at £1.81ppk, paid for 575kg Saler bullock (£1065) from a Downpatrick farmer.
Leading prices in all categories as follows:
BULLOCKS: Ardglass farmer 244kg LIM £790 (2.75ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 284kg LIM £630(2.54ppk), Saintfield farmer 244kg LIM £730(2.47ppk), Ballynahinch 254kg LIM £ 625 (2.46ppk) Drumnakelly farmer 360kg LIM £880 (2.44ppk), Castlewellan farmer 266kg LIM £635(2.39ppk), Annacloy farmer 316kg LIM £740(2.34ppk), and 296kg SIM £680(2.30ppk), Castlewellan farmer 364kg LIM £830(2.28ppk) and 372kg LIM £845(2.27ppk) Strangford farmer 318kg HER £720(2.26ppk), Lisburn farmer 256kg LIM £720(2.22ppk) Crossgar farmer 282kg LIM £570(2.22ppk) and 340kg SIM £750(2.21ppk), Strongford farmer 300kg HER £650 (2.16ppk), Bonecastle farmer 230kg BB£485(2.11ppk), Castlewellan farmer 400kg LIM £810 (2.02ppk) and Downpatrick farmer 575kg SAL £1065(1.86ppk)
HEIFERS: Castlewellan farmer 360kg LIM £850 (2.36ppk), Annacloy farmer 274kg LIM £615 (2.25ppk), Castlewellan farmer 372kg LIM £810(2.18ppk), Seaforde farmer 300kg DAQ £645 (2.15ppk), Annacloy farmer 214kg SIM £440(2.06ppk), Conianstown farmer 468kg CH £940(2.01ppk) Saintfield farmer 240kg SIM £480 (2.00ppk), Downpatrick farmer 338kg SIM £675 (2.00ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 404kg Lim £805 (1.99ppk) and Saintfield farmer 374kg lim £705(1.89PPK) & Downpatrick farmer 472kg DAQ £875(1.86ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 346kg LIM £640(1.85ppk),Erinagh farmer 430kg BAZ £790(1.84ppk) and Ballynahinch farmer 350kg LIM £640(1.83ppk).
IN-CALF COWS: Kilclief farmers 2009 Lim cow £1400, 2008 AA cow £1380, 2007 BB cow £1350, 2010 AAcow £1180, 2006 BB £1120, 2007 BB £1110, 2008 LIM £1100, 2007 LIM £1100. 2006 BB £1050 & 2005 CH £1000.