Sucklers sell to up to £1115 at Downpatrick Mart

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At the Friday night suckler calf sale on 22nd October 2016 at Downpatrick there was a good entry of quality sucklers making up to £1115 on the night.

A Ballykinlar farmer presented a Ch calf at 298kg making £760 (2.55ppk).

Leading prices as follows:


Ballynahinch farmer 612kg Her £1115 (1.82ppk), Clough farmer 410kg Ch £870 (2.12ppk), Seaforde farmer 470kg Ch £830 (1.77ppk), Dundrum farmer 456kg BB £820 (1.80ppk) and 404kg Ch £800 (1.98ppk), Raholp farmer AA £795 (2.08ppk) Ballynahinch farmer 430kg Ch £785 (1.83ppk), Ballykinlar farmer 420kg Ch £780 (1.86ppk), Dundrum farmer 380kg BB £780 (2.05ppk), Raholp farmer 412kg Ch £775 (1.88ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 298kg Lim £760 (2.55ppk), Castlewellan farmer 360kg Ch £760 (2.11ppk), Burrenreagh farmer 340kg Ch £760 (2.24ppk), Raholp farmer 374kg Her £750 (2.01ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 326kg Ch £750 (2.31ppk), Clough farmer 334kg BB £750 (2.25ppk), Strangford farmer 332kg Lim £750 (2.26ppk), Saintfield farmer 326kg Ch £745 (2.29ppk), Cloughey farmer 346kg Ch £740 (2.14ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 358kg Ch £735 (2.05ppk) and Loughinisland farmer 346kg Ch £735 (2.12ppk).

HEIFERS: Ballynahinch farmer 528kg BB £1055 (2.00ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 506kg Lim £940 (1.88ppk), Portaferry farmer 304kg Ch £665 (2.19ppk), Strangford farmer 292kg Ch £660 (2.26ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 340kg Ch £660 (1.94ppk), Portaferry farmer 408kg Ch £655 (1.61ppk), Loughinisland farmer 314kg Ch £645 (2.05ppk), Barnamaghery farmer 272kg Lim £645 (2.38ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 344kg Ch £640 (1.86ppk) and Castlewellan farmer 276kg Ch £640 (2.32ppk).

At the weekly cattle sale on Monday night 24th October 2016, there was a good entry of quality store cattle. In the heavy weight section a Castlewellan farmer toped the sale with an AA bullock at 646kg, £1165 (1.80ppk). In the lighter weight bullock’s category, a Ballward farmer presented an Lim at 440kg, £900 (2.05ppk). Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Castlewellan farmer 646kg AA £1165 (1.80ppk) and 640kg Lim £1070 (1.67ppk) and 602kg Lim £1060 (1.76ppk) and 630kg Lim £1050 (1.67ppk), Killinchy farmer 560kg AA £1050 (1.88ppk) Drumreagh farmer 516kg Lim £1045 (2.03ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 536kg Lim £1000 (1.87ppk), Ballykinlar farmer 510kg Ch £1000 (1.96ppk) and 510kg Ch £990 (1.94ppk), and 510kg Ch £990 (1.94ppk), Ardlea farmer 590kg Ch £970 (1.64ppk) and 504kg Ch £950 (1.88ppk), Newcastle farmer 470kg Ch £950 (2.02ppk), Killinchy farmer 590kg Lim £950 (1.61ppk), Castlewellan farmer 528kg Lim £920 (1.74ppk), Ballward farmer 440kg Lim £900 (2.04ppk), Ballydrummond farmer 438kg Daq £900 (2.05ppk) and Ardglass farmer 538kg AA £895 (1.66ppk).

HEIFERS: Castlewellan farmer 568kg Lim £600 (1.81ppk) and 470kg Lim £840 (1.78ppk), Ardglass farmer 472kg AA £835 (1.77ppk) and 430kg AA £740 (1.72ppk) and 446kg AA £725 (1.63ppk) and 422kg AA £710 (1.68ppk), Ballyward farmer 380kg Ch £670 (1.76ppk), Newcastle farmer 358kg Lim £655 (1.83ppk), Ballyward farmer 334kg Lim £600 (1.80kg) and Castlewellan farmer 314kg Lim £470 (1.50ppk) and Ardglass farmer 280kg BB £455 (1.63ppk).

At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 22nd October 2016, fat lambs sold to £82.00, top price from a Downpatrick farmer making 3.39ppk. Fat ewes sold to £81.00.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Ballee farmer 26kg, £82.00, Downpatrick farmer 27kg, £82.00, Annacloy farmer 26kg, £82.00, Clough farmer 26kg, £91.00, Killough farmer 26kg, £81.00, Ballyalton farmer 25kg, £81.00, Basllykilbeg farmer 25kg, £81.00, Annacloy farmer 25kg, £90.00, Crossgar farmer 25kg, £90.00, Killough farmer 25kg, £80.00, Dundrum farmer 23kg, £78.00, Dromara farmer 24kg, £78.00, Downpatrick farmer 25kg, £77.80 and 24kg, £77.50, Dromara farmer 23kg, £77.20 and Ballynahinch farmer 123g, £77.00.

FAT EWES: Downpatrick farmer £81, Killough Farmer £78, Clough farmer £68 and Ballyalton farmer £67.