At the first weekly sheep sale of 2017 at Downpatrick on Saturday 7th January fat lambs sold to £81.00 and fat ewes to £80.00.
On the day lighter lambs sold to £3.57ppk.
Leading prices in all categories as follows:
FAT LAMBS: Downpatrick farmer 26kg, £81.00, Downpatrick farmer 25kg, £81.00, Ballykinlar farmer 27kg, £81.00, Ardglass farmer 26kg, £81.00, Castlewellan farmer 30kg, £81.00, Saintfield farmer 25kg, £80.50, Comber farmer 25kg, £80.00, Annacloy farmer 24kg, £79.50, Ballynahinch farmer 24kg, £79.00, Ballybrannagh farmer 23kg, £79.00, Tullymurray farmer 24kg, £79.00, Lisburn farmer 23kg, £78.50, Clough farmer 25kg, £76.00, Downpatrick farmer 22kg, £76.00, Strangford farmer 20kg, £73.50, Clough farmer 20kg, £73.00, Dundrum farmer 20kg, £72.50, Castlewellan farmer 20kg, £71.50, Downpatrick farmer 21kg, £71.50 and Lisburn farmer 21kg, £65.50.
FAT EWES: Ballykinlar farmer £80, Dundrum farmer £75, Ballykilbeg farmer £72 and Downpatrick farmer £70.