Fat lambs to £83 at Downpatrick

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At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday, 5th November, fat lambs sold to £83.00 and fat ewes to £70.00. Lighter weight lambs sold to £3.55ppk.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Ardglass farmer 26kg £83.00, Ballynahinch farmer 24kg £79.00, Tobermoney farmer 24kg £78.00, Ballyculter farmer 23kg £77.00, Ardglass farmer 23kg £77.00, Ballyculter farmer 23kg £76.20, Downpatrick farmer 23kg £76.00, Lisburn farmer 23kg £75.00, Crossgar farmer 23kg £75.00, Downpatrick farmer 22kg £74.80, Strangford farmer 21kg £73.20, Ballyalton farmer 19kg £69.00, Ballybrannagh farmer 22kg £68.00, Lisburn farmer 19kg £66.50, Castlescreen farmer 20kg £66.20, Ballygowan farmer 16kg £58.00 & Downpatrick farmer 16kg £50.00.

FAT EWES: Tullymurray farmer £70, Ballyculter farmer £68, Saintfield farmer £62 and Downpatrick farmer £50.

At the Monday night cattle sale on the 07th November 2016, there was a good entry of quality store cattle that sold to a top price per kg of £2.33 for a CH bullock from a Bonecastle farmer and light weight LIM heifers making to 2.28ppk.

Leading prices in all categories as follows;

BULLOCKS: Killinchy farmer 596kg SH £1000 (1.68ppk), Downpatrick farmer 574kg AA £990 (1.72ppk), Ballyward farmer 468kg LIM £935 (2.00ppk), Ardglass farmer 512kg AA £895 (1.75ppk) & 430kg AA £855 (1.99ppk), Killinchy farmer 562kg FKV £850 (1.52ppk), Bonecastle farmer 362kg CH £845 (2.33ppk), Killinchy farmer 520kg FKV £845 (1.63ppk), Drumaness farmer 4287kg SIM £840 (1.97ppk), Bonecastle farmer 410kg LIM £830 (2.02ppk) & 382kg CH £825 (2.16ppk), Ballyward farmer 504kg LIM £820 (1.63ppk),Crossgar farmer 594kg FKV £800 (1.35ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 374kg SIM £800 (2.14ppk), Raholp farmer 464kg CH £800 (1.72ppk), Saintfield farmer 562kg SWR £785 (1.40ppk), Downpatrick farmer 364kg CH £780 (2.25ppk), Killinchy farmer 484kg SH £780 (1.61ppk), Bonecastle farmer 376kg LIM £760 (2.02ppk), Dromara farmer 434kg CH £750 (1.73ppk), Ballydonety farmer 354kg lIM £735 (2.08ppk), Annadorn farmer 310kg LIM £710 (2.30ppk) and Downpatrick farmer 316kg LIM £710 (2.25ppk) & 326kg LIM £680 (2.09ppk)

Heifers: Crossgar farmer 554kg HER £885 (1.60ppk), Bonecastle farmer 488kg BB £855 (1.76ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 430kg CH £790 (1.84ppk), Downpatrick farmer 532kg LIM £770 ( 1.45ppk), Seaforde farmer 438kg CH £765 (1.75ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 376kg SIM £760 (2.02ppk) & 396kg LH £760 (1.92ppk) & 356kg AA £670 (1.88ppk) & 390kg CH £640 (1.64ppk) and Annacloy farmer 178kg LIM £405 (2.28ppk)