Bullocks peak at £1,200 per head at Downpatrick Mart

Downpatrick Mart
Downpatrick Mart

At the Monday night cattle sale on the 12th March 2018, there was a good entry of quality cattle.

In the heavy weight category bullocks peaked per head at £1,200 for 660kg Aberdeen Angus (£1.82ppk) with heifers at £1,075 for 520kg Charolais (2.07ppk).

Good quality light weight stores were in strong demand with time of year, selling from £1.94ppk to £2.61ppk

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

Bullocks 500kg plus

Ardglass farmer 660kg Aberdeen Angus £1,200 (1.82ppk), Coniamstown farmer 548kg Montbeliarde £1,000 (1.82ppk), Downpatrick farmer 614kg Montbeliarde £1,085 (1.77ppk), 504kg Belgian Blue £885 (1.76kg), 544kg Belgian Blue £920 (1.70ppk), Coniamstown farmer 502kg Montbeliarde £860 (1.71ppk), 524kg Montbeliarde £870 (1.66ppk), 518kg Montbeliarde £795 (1.53ppk) and 664kg Montbeliarde £1,020 (1.54ppk).

Bullocks 200 – 499kg

Magheramayo farmer 316kg Charolais £825 (2.61ppk), 264kg Charolais £680 (2.58ppk), Annacloy farmer 310kg Limousin £815 (2.38ppk), 238kg Charolais £690 (2.38ppk), 338kg Belgian Blue £805 (2.38ppk), 324kg Limousin £765kg (2.36ppk), Aberdeen Angus £520 (2.26ppk), 282kg Charolais £630 (2.23ppk), Kilclief farmer 256kg Belgian Blue £650 (2.54ppk), 286kg Belgian Blue £640 (2.24pk), Coniamstown farmer 488kg Charolais £1,090 (2.23ppk), 452kg Limousin £970 (2.15ppk), Ballygallum farmer 472kg Charolais £970 (2.06ppk), Coniamstown farmer 488kg Charolais £1,070 (2.19ppk), Ballykinlar farmer 410kg Limousin £845 (2.05ppk), 376kg Limousin £840 (2.12ppk), 394kg Limousin £820 (2.08ppk), Magheramayo farmer 432kg Charolais £840 (1.94ppk), 296kg Limousin £550 (1.86ppk), 260kg Hereford £440 (1.69ppk), Coniamstown farmer 524kg Montbeliarde £870 (1.66ppk), Kilclief farmer 292kg Friesian £480 (1.64ppk), 308kg Hereford £500 (1.62ppk), Kilclief farmer 358kg Friesian £540 (1.51ppk).

Heifers 500 plus

Ballygullam farmer 520kg Charolais £1,075 (2.07ppk), Annacloy farmer 274kg Limousin £560 (2.04ppk), Ardglass farmer 615kg Aberdeen Angus £1,170 (1.90ppk), 526kg Aberdeen Angus £955 (1.82ppk), 526kg Aberdeen Angus £890 (1.69ppk).

Heifers 200 – 499kg

Ballygallum farmer 464kg Charolais £880 (2.11ppk), Castlescreen farmer 464kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £970 (2.09ppk), Castlescreen farmer 394kg Aberdeen Angus £760 (1.93ppk), 434kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £790 (1.82ppk) and 474kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £860 (1.81ppk).

At the sheep sale on Saturday 10th March there was a strong demand for hoggets which sold to £127 and fat ewes to £115.00.

Lighter weight lambs sold to £5.00ppk.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS:

Annalong farmer 29kg, £127.00, Castlewellan farmer 28kg, £124.00, Ballyrolly farmer 26kg, £120.00, Downpatrick farmer 27kg, £120.00, Annacloy farmer 27kg, £120.00, Annalong farmer 28kg, £120.00, Killough farmer 27kg, £118.00, Ballykinlar farmer 28kg, £117.50, Ballygowan farmer 25kg, £117.00, Ballygowan farmer 25kg, £116.00, Ardglass farmer 24kg, £116.00, Ardglass farmer 27kg, £115.00, Kilkeel farmer 24kg, £114.00, Ballyalton farmer 25kg, £114.00, Ballydonety farmer 24kg, £112.00, Downpatrick farmer 22kg, £110.00, Downpatrick farmer 23kg, £110.00, Castlewellan farmer 23kg, £110.00, Annacloy farmer 23kg, £109.50, Downpatrick farmer 22kg, £108.00, Killinchy farmer 23kg, £107.00, Woodgrange farmer 22kg, £105.00, Ardglass farmer 23kg, £105.00, Tullymurray farmer 22kg, £102.00, Ballykilbeg farmer 21kg, £99.00, Glassdrummond farmer 20kg, £93.00, Ballykinlar farmer 21kg, £93.00, Ballyculter farmer 19kg, £85.00, Crossgar farmer 18kg, £84.50, Castlewellan farmer 15kg, £66.00.

FAT EWES:

Ballynahinch farmer £115, Annalong farmer £111.00, Kilkeel farmer £108.00, Ballydugan farmer £96.50 and £90.00, Annalong farmer £87, Kilkeel farmer £85.00, Ardglass farmer £80.00, Clough farmer £80.00, Kilkeel farmer £78.00 and Lisburn farmer £72.00 and £70.