At the Monday night cattle sale at Downpatrick on 3rd December 2016 there was a good entry of quality cattle with a top price of £1380.00 paid for a 674kg Lim bullock.
In the light weight section a top price per kg of £2.50 was paid for a 180kg BB bullock. Leading prices in all categories as follows.
BULLOCKS: Ardglass farmer 674kg Lim £1380 (2.04ppk) and 684kg Lim £1360 (1.99ppk), Castlewellan farmer 720kg Lim £1175 (1.63ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 436kg Ch £860 (1.97ppk) Strangford farmer 460kg Lim £835 (1.81ppk), Castlewellan farmer 404kg AA £815 (2.01ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 446kg Ch £815 (1.82ppk) and 428kg Ch £800 (1.87ppk) and 390kg Ch £775 (1.99ppk), Castlewellan farmer 370kg Ch £715 (1.91ppk) and 380kg Lim £710 (1.87ppk), Annacloy farmer 310kg Ch £700 (2.26ppk), Castlewellan farmer 414kg AA £700 (1.69ppk), Ballynahinch farmer 474kg Lim £700 (1.47ppk), Castlewellan farmer 420kg AA £700 (1.67ppk), Saintfield farmer 354kg Ch £700 (1.98ppk) and 398kg Ch £700 (1.76ppk), Dromore farmer 528kg Sh £680 (1.29ppk), Annacloy farmer 366kg Sim £660 (1.80ppk), Dromara farmer 472kg Sim £620 (1.31ppk), Castleward farmer 496kg Fr £610 (1.23ppk) and Annacloy farmer 180kg BB £450 (2.50ppk).
Heifers: Castlewellan farmer 490kg AA £945 (1.93ppk), Leitrim farmer 388kg Her £825 (2.13ppk) and 394kg Lim £740 (1.88ppk), Ards farmer 280kg AA £515 (1.84ppk) and 300kg AA £515 (1.72ppk), Downpatrick farmer 302kg Daq £500 (1.66ppk), Ards farmer 282kg AA £480 (1.70ppk) and 160kg Lim £380 (2.38ppk).
Sheep sale: Steady trade with average numbers for all categories of sheep last Saturday 3 December 2016. On the day fat lambs sold to £84.80, fat ewes to £80.00 and light weight stores to £3.82ppk. Leading prices in all categories as follows:
FAT LAMBS: Downpatrick 24kg, £84.80, Hilltown farmer 25kg, £84.50, Saintfield farmer 25kg, £84.50, Ballygowan farmer 25kg, £84.00, Ballyculter farmer 26kg, £84.00, Killough farmer 26kg, £83.50, Bright farmer 26kg, £82.00, Ardglass farmer 24g, £81.00, Saintfield farmer 24kg, £81.00, Portaferry farmer 24kg, £80.80, Ballyculter farmer 22kg, £77.50, Crossgar farmer 27kg, £76.00, Saintfield farmer 22kg, £75.00, Dromara farmer 21kg, £71.00, Saintfield farmer 21kg, £71.00, Clough farmer 21kg, £71.00, Kilkeel farmer 20kg, £70.00, Dromara farmer 20kg, £70.00, Downpatrick farmer 19kg, £69.00, Leitrim farmer 20kg, £68.00, Ardglass farmer 20kg, £67.00, Ballyculter farmer 17kg, £65.00, Ballynoe farmer 18kg, £64.00 and Clough farmer 15kg, £60.00
FAT EWES: Downpatrick farmer £80, Kilkeel farmer £76.50, Downpatrick farmer £70, Castlewellan farmer £64 and £62.