Excellent prices for suckled calves at Downpatrick Mart

Downpatrick Mart
Downpatrick Mart

The seasonal sale of suckled calves continued on the night of Friday, October 19th with an entry of top quality stock resulting in some excellent prices.

On the night calves sold to a top price of £2.89p per kg for a Charolais bullock at 242kg with other calves to a top price per head of £935.00 for Charolais bullock at 448kg.

Leading prices as follows.

BULLOCKS: Dromena farmer 242kg Charolais £650 (2.89ppk), Loughinisland farmer 224kg Limousin £645 (2.88ppk) and 202kg Limousin £565 (2.80ppk), Loughinisland farmer 226kg Simmental £625 (2.76ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 222kg Limousin £605 (2.76ppk), Legananny farmer 254kg Limousin £700 (2.76ppk) and 254kg Limousin £690 (2.72ppk), Downpatrick farmer 276 Blonde d'Aquitaine £740 (2.68ppk), Castlewellan farmer 258kg Limousin £680 (2.64ppk) and 270kg Limousin £710 (2.63ppk), Loughinisland farmer 234kg Simmental £610 (2.61ppk) and 250kg Simmental £640 (2.56pk), Legananny farmer 252kg Limousin £640 (2.54ppk), Saintfield farmer 314kg Limousin £780 (2.48ppk), Loughinisland farmer 244kg Aberdeen Angus £600 (2.46ppk) Ballynahinch farmer 308kg Limousin £750 (2.44ppk), Downpatrick farmer 308kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £740 (2.40ppk), Strangford farmer 230kg Limousin £560 (2.43ppk), Downpatrick farmer 270kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £640 (2.37ppk), Edendarriff farmer 328kg Limousin £775 (2.36ppk) and 268kg Limousin £630 (2.35ppk) and 330kg Charolais £780 (2.36ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 346kg Belgian Blue £780 (2.25ppk) and 336kg Limousin £760 (2.26ppk), Downpatrick farmer 284kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £635 (2.24ppk) and 300kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £665 (2.22ppk), Newcastle farmer 380kg Limousin £840 (2.21ppk), Edendarriff farmer 252kg Limousin £550 (2.18ppk), Saintfield farmer 318kg Aberdeen Angus £690 (2.17ppk), Castlewellan farmer 360kg Limousin £790 (2.19ppk) and 412kg Limousin £880 (2.14ppk), Raffery farmer 270kg Shorthorn beef £580 (2.15ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 402kg Belgian Blue £860 (2.14ppk), Burrenreagh farmer 322kg Charolais £680 (2.11ppk) and 448kg Charolais £935 (2.09ppk), Newcastle farmer 262kg Saler £550 (2.10ppk), Drumaness farmer 304kg Charolais £635 (2.09ppk), Edendarriff farmer 300kg Limousin £625 (2.08ppk), Saintfield farmer 320kg Hereford £665 (2.08ppk) and 364kg Limousin £750 (2.06ppk), Leitrim farmer 292kg Belgian Blue £605 (2.07ppk), Loughinisland farmer 338kg Aberdeen Angus £700 (2.07ppk), Hiltown farmer 294kg Hereford £600 (2.04ppk), Edendarriff farmer 296kg Belgian Blue £610 (2.06ppk), Raffery farmer 332kg Shorthorn beef £660 (1.99ppk), Saintfield farmer 300kg Belgian Blue £590 (1.97ppk), Castlewellan farmer 338kg Limousin £650 (1.92ppk), Leitrim farmer 316kg Simmental £ 600 (1.90ppk), Saintfield farmer 342kg Aberdeen Angus £615 (1.80ppk), Downpatrick farmer 352kg Charolais £640 (1.82ppk), Hiltown farmer 342kg Hereford £610 (1.78ppk) and 278kg Hereford £530 (1.91ppk), Raffery farmer 300kg Shorthorn beef £550 (1.83ppk) and Ballynahinch farmer 368kg Charolais £655 (1.78ppk).

HEIFERS: Ballee farmer 298kg Limousin £780 (2.62ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 280kg Limousin £730 (2.61ppk), Castlewellan farmer 220kg Limousin £560 (2.55ppk) Edendarriff farmer 254kg Limousin £600 (2.36ppk), Newcastle farmer 202kg Saler £480 (2.38ppk), Loughinisland farmer 216kg Simmental £510 (2.36ppk) and 244kg Simmental £570 (2.34ppk), Edendarriff farmer 282kg Limousin £660 (2.34ppk),Loughinisland farmer 238kg Charolais £530 (2.23ppk) and 240kg Charolais £510 (2.13ppk) and 314kg Charolais £650 (2.07ppk), Saintfield farmer 246kg Limousin £510 (2.07ppk), Downpatrick farmer 302kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £605 (2.00ppk) and 282kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £545 (1.93ppk), Burrenreagh farmer 294kg Charolais £570 (1.94ppk), Crossgar farmer 198kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £380 (1.92ppk) Downpatrick farmer 268kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £500 (1.87ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 298kg Limousin £530 (1.78ppk), Saintfield farmer 328kg Aberdeen Angus £570 (1.74ppk), Downpatrick farmer 348kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £600 (1.72ppk), Saintfield farmer 348kg Blonde d'Aquitaine £600 (1.72ppk), Killinchy farmer 388kg Limousin £670 (1.72ppk), Burrenbridge farmer 394kg Aberdeen Angus £675 (1.71ppk) and 362kg Aberdeen Angus £600 (1.66ppk) and Hilltown farmer 330kg Hereford £560 (1.70ppk).

At the sheep sale on Saturday, October 13th there was steady trade of good quality lambs, Fat lambs sold to £82.00, fat ewes sold to £93.00 and light weight lambs sold to £3.52ppk.

FAT LAMBS: Killough farmer 25kg, £82.00, Downpatrick farmer 26kg, £81.50, Downpatrick farmer 25kg, £81.00, Ballynahinch farmer 25kg, £81.00, Downpatrick farmer 24kg, £80.50, Strangford farmer 25kg, £78.50, Newcastle farmer 23kg, £77.00, Castlewellan farmer 23kg, £72.50, Downpatrick farmer 21kg, £71.50, Ballynahinch farmer 20kg, £71.00, Seaforde farmer 20kg, £68.00, Castlewellan farmer 19kg, £67.50, Killyleagh farmer 19kg, £67.50, Legamaddy farmer £66.50 and Annalong farmer 12kg, £42.00.

FAT EWES: Legamaddy farmer £93.00, Castlewellan farmers £84, Ballystrew farmer £82.50, Legamaddy farmer £80, Corbally farmer £79.00 and £71.00.