Fat ewes sell to a top price of £160 per head at Downpatrick Mart

Downpatrick Mart
Downpatrick Mart

At the sheep sale on Saturday 17th March trade remains very strong for all type of sheep.

Fat ewes sold to a top price per head of £160.00, fat hoggets to £127.00 and light weight lambs to £5.22ppk.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS:

Newry farmer 23kg, £126.00, Downpatrick farmer 31kg, £121.00, Corbally farmer 30kg, £120.00, Downpatrick farmer 28kg, £120.00, Ballyhossett farmer 26kg, £118.00, Dromore farmer 28kg, £117.00, Killough farmer 25kg, £116.00, Ballee farmer 27kg, £116.50, Ballykinlar farmer 23kg, £115.00, Annalong farmer 24kg, £114.50, Annalong farmer 23kg, £113.50, Ballynewport farmer 24kg, £113.00, Saintfield farmer 23kg, £111.00, Killough farmer 23kg, £110.50, Saintfield farmer 23kg, £110.00, Kilkeel farmer 24kg, £110.00, Annacloy farmer 24kg, £108.50, Annacloy farmer 22kg, £103.00, Clough farmer 24kg, £100.50, Ballynahinch farmer 23kg, £99.00, Legamaddy farmer 19kg, £98.00, Raholp farmer 22kg, £93.00, Clanvaraghan farmer 24kg, £90.00, Drumaness farmer 18kg, £79.00, Kilkeel farmer 19kg, £73.00, Downpatrick farmer 15kg, £68.00 and Kilkeel farmer 15kg, £60.00.

FAT EWES:

Castlescreen farmer £160, Annalong farmer £142.00, Corbally farmer £125.00, Ballynewport farmer £125.00, Kilkeel farmer £120, Corbally farmer £120, Corbally farmer £112, Newry farmer £100.00, Ballynahinch farmer £99.00 and Kilkeel farmer £95, Ballynoe farmer £94, Kilkeel farmer £90, Legamaddy farmer £90, Castlescreen farmer £90, Glassdrumman farmer £85, Corbally farmer £80, Downpatrick farmer £80 and Annacloy farmer £78.

At the Monday night cattle sale on 26th February 2018 there was a good entry of quality cattle.

In the heavy weight category bullocks peaked per head at £1,398 for 768kg Aberdeen Angus (£1.82ppk) with heifers at £828.00 for 410kg (2.02ppk).

Light weight stores were in strong demand with time of year selling from £2.05ppk to £2.43ppk

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

Bullocks 500kg plus

Downpatrick farmer 618kg Aberdeen Angus £1,294 (2.10ppk), 636kg Aberdeen Angus £1,323 (2.08ppk), 592kg Aberdeen Angus £1,178 (1.99kg), 650kg Aberdeen Angus £1,268 (1.95ppk), 662kg Aberdeen Angus £1,278 (1.93ppk), 646kg Aberdeen Angus £1,234 (1.91ppk), 692kg Aberdeen Angus £1,308 (1.89ppk), Loughinisland farmer 506kg Limousin £961 (1.90ppk), 768kg Aberdeen Angus £1,398 (1.82ppk), 708kg Aberdeen Angus £1,289 (1.82ppk) and 708kg Aberdeen Angus £1,218 (1.72ppk).

Bullocks 200-499kg

Killough farmer 284kg Charolais £690 (2.43ppk), Bonecastle farmer 334kg Limousin £782 (2.34ppk), Killinchy farmer 240kg Limousin £554 (2.31ppk), Killough farmer 394kg Charolais £894 (2.27ppk), Clough farmer 452kg Limousin £999 (2.21ppk), Leggamaddy farmer 378kg Limousin £835 (2.21ppk), Killyneeney farmer 310kg Limousin £460 (2.19ppk) Loughinisland farmer 488kg Charolais £1030 (2.11ppk), Seaforde farmer 468kg Simmental £992 (2.12ppk), 436kg Limousin £898 (2.06ppk), Bonecastle farmer 400kg Charolais £820 (2.05ppk) and Ballynahinch farmer 440kg Montbeliarde £563 (1.28ppk).

Heifers 200-499kg

Ballynoe farmer 410kg Simmental £828 (2.02ppk), Killinchy farmer 218kg Limousin £436 (2.00ppk), Leggamaddy farmer 384kg Simmental £760 (1.98ppk), 186kg Charolais £364 (1.96ppk), Ardglass farmer 186kg Charolais £364 (1.96ppk), 260kg Limousin £494 (1.90ppk), 476kg Hereford £752 (1.58ppk) and 196kg Limousin £250 (1.28ppk).