500 store cattle and weanlings at Markethill

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An entry of 500 store cattle and weanlings at Markethill on Saturday, 14th March sold in another excellent demand with a packed ringside of both local and export buyers.

HEIFERS

The 170 store heifers sold in a very firm trade. Middleweight to £245 for 388k at £950 with all quality lots from £200 to £240 per 100 kilos. Forward heifers to £216 for 560k Lim at £1210. Top price £1260 for 614k (205). Main demand from £190 to £210 per 100 kilos. Second quality heifers from £175 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Poyntzpass farmer 560k £1210 £216.10; Poyntzpass farmer 582k £1225 £210.50; Belleeks farmer 508k £1050 £206.70; Silverbridge farmer 565k £1160 £205.70; Poyntzpass farmer 615k £1260 £205.20; Newtownhamilton farmer 505k £1025 £203.60; Portadown farmer 545k £1105 £203.15; Newtownhamilton farmer 595k £1210 £203.00; Killylea farmer 565k £1125 £199.50.

Middleweight heifers: Newtownhamilton farmer 390k £950 £245.00; Killylea farmer 315k £755 £204.40; Killylea farmer 358k £850 £237.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 390k £920 £237.00; Poyntzpass farmer 500k £1180 £236.00; Killylea farmer 335k £780 £233.00; Newtow nhamilton farmer 365k £850 £233.00; Loughgall farmer 340k £780 £229.00; Fivemiletown farmer 435k £990 £228.00.

BULLOCKS

The 160 store bullocks sold in an excellent trade. Forward bullocks to £215 for 560k at £1215. Top price £1310 for 670k (196). All good quality stores from £190 to £210 per 100 kilos. Forward friesians to £184 for 520k at £960. All good quality friesians from £140 to £177 per 100 kilos. Middleweights steers to £234 for 428k at £1000. Main demand from £210 to £233 for 420k at £980. Friesians to £169 for 418k at £705. Main demand from £140 to £159 per 100 kilos. Good quality lightweight steers from £210 to £259 for 328k at £850.

Forward bullocks: Markethill farmer 560k £1215 £215.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 505k £1065 £210.50; Newry farmer 590k £1235 £208.60; Newry farmer 590k £1215 £207.35; Newtownhamilton farmer 570k £1170 £204.50; Newry farmer 520k £1050 £202.70; Newry farmer 560k £1130 £202.50; Lurgan farmer 600k £1205 £202.20; Lurgan farmer 675k £1330 £196.75.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Waringstown farmer 520k £960 £184.00; Markethill farmer 580k £1030 £177.00; Cullyhanna farmer 630k £990 £156.65; Mowhan farmer 565k £855 £151.60; Waringstown farmer 525k £790 £150.75; Mayobridge farmer 580k £850 £147.05; Mowhan farmer 545k £780 £142.85.

Middleweight bullocks: Dungannon farmer 428k £1000 £234.00; Armagh farmer 420k £980 £233.30; Keady farmer 425k £980 £231.15; Newtownhamilton farmer 415k £935 £225.95; Keady farmer 405k £920 £226.60; Newtownhamilton farmer 435k £955 £220.05; Keady farmer 450k £985 £219.40; Keady farmer 450k £985 £219.40; Newtownhamilton farmer 455k £995 £219.20; Newtownhamilton farmer 425k £930 £218.30.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks: Mayobridge farmer 420k £705 £169.00; Katesbridge farmer 470k £745 £159.20; Mowhan farmer 480k £670 £139.60; Mayobridge farmer 470k £650 £138.30.

Lightweight bullocks: Dungannon farmer 325k £850 £259.15; Newtownhamilton farmer 358k £920 £257.00; Keady farmer 320k £820 £256.25; Newtownhamilton farmer 360k £890 £245.90; Moy farmer 350k £865 £245.75; Newtownhamilton farmer 356k £870 £244.40; Keady farmer 368k £860 £233.70; Newtownhamilton farmer 370k £865 £232.50; Moy farmer 330k £770 £231.95.

WEANLINGS

The 140 weanlings returned another excellent trade. Males to £320 for 300k at £965 followed by £315 for 238k at £750. Good quality lots from £220 to £310 per 100 kilos. Lightweight heifer weanlings from £225 to £274 per 100 kilos with a top of £291 for 218k at £635. Middleweight heifers from £200 to £237 for 308k at £730.

Male weanlings: Cashel farmer 300k £965 £320.00; Collone farmer 240k £750 £315.15; Collone farmer 232k £730 £314.65; Armagh farmer 190k £590 £310.50; Camlough farmer 190k £580 £302.00; Dungannon farmer 315k £900 £285.00; Dungannon farmer 330k £880 £265.00; Cashel farmer 320k £840 £262.50; Collone farmer 222k £650 £292.80; Armagh farmer 265k £770 £289.50.

Middleweight heifer weanlings: Cladymore farmer 310k £730 £237.00; Armagh farmer 355k £840 £136.00; Newry farmer 310k £730 £235.50; Kilkeel farmer 315k £695 £221.35; Armagh farmer 365k £785 £215.65; Newtownhamilton farmer 335k £720 £214.30.

Lightweight heifer weanlings: Mowhan farmer 218k £635 £291.30; Newry farmer 225k £620 £274.35; Keady farmer 235k £645 £273.30; Mowhan farmer 220k £600 £272.75; Armagh farmer 240k £645 £268.75; Beragh farmer 215k £565 £264.00; Cladymore farmer 195k £505 £260.30.

Suckler outfits sold to £2000 each paid twice. Others from £1000 to £1260. In-calf cows to £970 each.

A smaller entry of cattle on Tuesday at Markethill continued to sell in an excellent trade.

Dairy stock sold to £1390 for a calved heifer from a Kilkeel farmer.

CULL COWS

The 70 cull cows sold in a very firm trade with Friesian cows in particularly good demand. Fleshed friesians from £109 to £117 for 590k at £690. Younger friesians from £125 to £138 for 500k at £690. Younger friesians from £125 to £138 for 500k at £690. Beef bred cows from £125 to £146 for 550k at £800. Second quality friesians from £90 to £105 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £65 to 385 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Poyntzpass farmer 550k £800 £146.00; Newry farmer 650k £940 £145.00; Newry farmer 650k £950 £146.00; Poyntzpass farmer 550k £760 £138.00; Poyntzpass farmer 585k £795 £136.00; Portadown farmer 640k £855 £133.00; Richhill farmer 510k £670 £131.00.

Friesian cull cows: Newtownhamilton farmer 500k £690 £138.00; Mountnorris farmer 580k £760 £131.00; Armagh farmer 590k £690 £117.00; Armagh farmer 630k £725 £115.00; Armagh farmer 610k £685 £113.00; Armagh farmer 730k £810 £111.00; Armagh farmer 640k £705 £110.00; Armagh farmer 750k £825 £110.00.

CALVES

The 140 lots in the calf ring sold in the best trade for several weeks. Good quality bulls to £390 for a simm, followed by £370 for an Angus. Main demand from £240 to £360 each. Good quality friesians from £70 to £135 each. Poorer lots from £25 to £50 each. Good quality heifer calves from £270 to £360 with a top of £385 for a Lim. Second quality heifers from £170 to £240 each.

Bull calves: Sim £390; AA £370; BB £360; Sim £360; Her £330; SHB £320; BB £300; BB £295; Her £280; AA £280.

Heifer calves: Lim £385; BB £360; AA £340; BB £335; BB £330; Lim £300; Sim £300; BB £280.