Bullocks sell to £1220 at Rathfriland Co-Op

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Every pen was full last Friday with 200 weanlings in the entry.

These cleared up to £995 for a 536k Blue from Aghaderg.

A Ballybrannon farmer reached £900 for a 472k Ch.

Female weanlings cleared up to £890 for 450k Ch from a Lurgan farmer who reached 250p/k for 278k at £695.

Bullocks sold to £1220 for 584k Blue from Lisburn.

All good quality lots sold at over £1000 per head.

Overall, bullocks were dearer on the week before with a top of 215.3 pence per kilo paid to an Annaghbane farmer for 490k at £1055.

The top price recorded for heifers was £940 for a Lisburn farmer.

Fat cows sold to 147.5p/k for a 624k lot at £920 from Ballyward.

Some great dropped calves in the entry with a top of £450 paid to a Newry farmer for a four week old Sim bull.

A Kilkeel farmer sold a European Angus bull calf sell at £435.

Heifer calves sold to £400 for a Hereford from Castlewellan.

Prices improved across the weight range on Tuesday evening with heavy lots up by £4 to £5 per head.

Newtownhamilton farmer topped the sale at £93 for 30k.

A Newcastle farmer sold 27k lambs at £89. Kilkeel farmer: 30k at £88. Derrynose farmer: 30k at £88. Imdale farmer: 28k at £86.50 and 27k at £86. Dromore farmer: £86.50 for 28.5k. Ballywillwill farmer: 28.5k at £86. Ballynanny farmer: 25.5k at £85. Store lambs sold mostly from 275 pence per kilo to 390 pence per kilo.

FAT EWES: Ballyroney farmer: £77. Ballykeel farmer: £75. Banbridge farmer: £74. Ardglass farmer: £71 etc.