Lambs sell to £98 and fat ewes to £100 at Downpatrick Mart

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At the weekly sheep sale on Saturday 1st April at Downpatrick Mart trade was again brisk with increased demand, lambs sold to £98.00 and fat ewes to £100.00.

Lighter weight lambs sold to £4.20ppk.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

FAT LAMBS: Newry farmer 26kg, £98.00, Annalong farmer 23kg, £98.00, Annalong farmer 23kg, £97.50, Downpatrick farmer 30kg, £95.50, Ballyplunt farmer 32kg, £95.00, Bonecastle farmer 28kg, £94.00, Ardglass farmer 28kg, £93.50 and 27kg, £93.00, Minerstown farmer 28kg, £93.00, Ballynoe farmer 28kg, £93.00, Tyrella farmer 27kg, £93.00, Legmaddy farmer 27kg, £93.00, Downpatrick farmer 27kg, £93.00, Ballee farmer 27kg, £93.00, Tobermoney farmer 26kg, £92.50, Ardglass farmer 22kg, £92.50, Killough farmer 30kg, £92.50, Saintfield farmer 26kg, £92.00, Newry farmer 24kg, £92.00, Killinchy farmer 27kg, £91.00, Downpatrick farmer 32kg, £91.00, Ballygowan farmer 26kg, £90.50 and Comber farmer 22kg, £88.00.

FAT EWES: Drumaness farmer £100, Bonecastle farmer £98.00, Minerstown farmer £97.00, Clough farmer £95, Bright farmer £94 and Downpatrick farmer £93, Castleward farmer £91 and Downpatrick, Newry, Saintfield, Clough and Killough farmers £90.

At the Monday night cattle sale on 3rd April 2017, there was a very good entry of quality store bullocks that sold to £1,235 and also £2.49ppk for a Ch bullock from a Magheralagan farmer with light weight LIM heifers making to £2.48ppk.

Leading prices in all categories as follows:

BULLOCKS: Killough farmer 590kg Ch, £1,235 (2.10ppk) and 636kg Ch, £1,235 (1.94ppk) Bryansford farmer 640kg Ch, £1,205 (1.89ppk), Downpatrick farmer 598kg Ch, £1,165 (1.953ppk), Bryansford farmer 528kg Lim, £1,090 (1.87ppk), Conianstown farmer 488kg Ch, £1,005 (2.06ppk) and 468kg Ch, £960 (2.05ppk), Strangford farmer 496kg Her, £960 (1.94ppk), Downpatrick farmer 514kg Her, £925 (1.80ppk), Tullymurray farmer 496kg Saler, £920 (1.85ppk) and 488kg Saler, £915 (1.88ppk) and 468kg Saler, £910 (1.94ppk), Killough farmer 444 Her, £890 (2.02ppk) and Magheralagan farmer 384kg Ch, £880 (2.30ppk), Ballyward farmer 400kg Lim, £875 (2.19ppk), Magheralagan farmer 348kg Ch, £865 (2.49ppk) and Killough farmer 410kg Ch, £845 (2.06ppk).

Heifers: Tullymurray farmer 342kg Ch, £790 (2.31ppk), Killough farmer 382kg Ch, £780 (2.04ppk), Ballyward farmer 346kg Lim, £770 (2.23ppk), Ballynoe farmer 350kg Ch, £770 (2.20ppk), Downpatrick farmer 324kg Ch, £695 (2.14ppk) and 392kg Lim, £690 (1.76ppk), Downpatrick farmer 318kg Ch, £690 (2.17ppk), Killough farmer 390kg Her, £670 (1.72ppk) and Newcastle farmer 270kg Lim, £650 (2.48ppk).