500 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill

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An entry of 500 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 16th July sold in a steady trade for all stock.

BULLOCKS: The 150 store bullocks returned an excellent trade for all classes.

Good quality middleweights to £206 for 500k at £1030 from a Newtownhamilton farmer.

Main demand from £190 to £198 per 100 kilos.

Forward bullocks sold to £1300 paid for a 710k Lim from a Glenanne farmer (183).

Main demand from £175 to £205 for 550k at £1130 from a Cullyhanna farmer.

Suitable Friesian steers sold from £135 to £145 per 100 kilos with several top quality lots from£150 to £163 for 626k at £1020 from a Newtownhamilton farmer.

Forward bullocks: Cullyhanna farmer 550k £1130 £205.00; Katesbridge farmer 534k £1030 £193.00; Bessbrook farmer 710k £1300 £183.00; Lurgan farmer 580k £1045 £180.00; Lisuburn farmer 660k £1180 £179.00; Katesbridge farmer 532k £950 £179.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 518k £920 £178.00; Tandragee farmer 600k £1060 £177.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Newtownhamilton farmer 626k £1020 £163.00; Armagh farmer 530k £850 £160.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 668k £1020 £153.00; Newtownhamilton farmr 632k £945 £150.00; Middletown farmer 572k £830 £145.00; Newry farmer 582k £835 £143.00; Newry farmer 564k £800 £142.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Newtownhamilton farmer 500k £1030 £206.00; Armagh farmer 396k £780 £197.00; Portadown farmer £384 £755 £197.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 430k £850 £198.00; Keady farmer 492k £970 £197.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 408k £800 £196.00; Armagh farmer 444k £865 £195.00; Portadown farmer 402k £780 £194.00.

HEIFERS: The 155 store heifers sold in a very firm demand. Good quality lightweight from £190 to £225 for 320k at £720 from a Lurgan farmer. Middleweight heifers to £216 for 482k at £1040 for a Gilford farmer. Main demand from £185 to £206 per 100 kilos. Forward heifers sold to £1205 for 628k from a Newtownhamilton farmer. All good quality lots sold steadily from £180 to £200 for 520k at £1040 from a Tassagh producer. Second quality heifers sold readily from £160 to £175 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Tassagh farmer 520k £1040 £200.00; Tandragee farmer 516k £1020 £198.00; Tassagh farmer 532k £1035 £195.00; Tassagh farmer 542k £1050 £194.00; Mowhan farmer 524k £1010 £193.00; Middletown farmer 564k £1085 £192.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 628k £1205 £192.00; Annaghmore farmer 554k £1060 £191.00; Jerrettspass farmer 578k £1095 £189.00.

Middleweight heifers: Gilford farmer 482k £1040 £216.00; Richhill farmer 452k £930 £206.00; Richhill farmer 426k £870 £204.00; Richhill farmer 446k £905 £203.00; Milford farmer 416k £830 £200.00; Middletown farmer 432k £860 £199.00; Middletown farmer 428k £850 £199.00; Mowhan farmer 476k £945 £199.00.

Lightweight heifers: Lurgan farmer 320k £720 £225.00; Milford farmer 368k £820 £223.00; Milford farmer 374k £800 £214.00; Armagh farmer 350k £720 £206.00; Markethill farmer 354k £720 £203.00; Armagh farmer 398k £785 £198.00.

WEANLINGS: The 165 weanlings sold in a steady trade. Good quality males from £200 to £244 for 242k at £590 from a Moira producer. Weanling heifers to £252 for 262k at £660 from a Lurgan farmer. Main demand from £190 to £248 per 100 kilos.

Male weanlings: Moira farmer 242k £590 £244.00; Moy farmer 202k £490 £243.00; Dungannon farmer 273k £650 £238.00; Lurgan farmer 308k £730 £237.00; Dungannon farmer 350k £820 £234.00; Newry farmer 336k £765 £228.00; Newry farmer 354k £800 £226.00; Moira farmer 268k £630 £235.00.

Heifer weanlings: Lurgan farmer 262k £660 £252.00; Armagh farmer 270k £670 £248.00; Lurgan farmer 258k £600 £233.00; Lurgan farmer 222k £505 £227.00; Lurgan farmer 282k £640 £227.00; Moira farmer 268k £580 £217.00; Markethill farmer 274k £575 £210.00.

Suckler outfits sold to £1700 for a Sim cow (2010) and heifer calf from a Keady farmer. A Rathfriland farmer sold a Char cow (2009) and bull calf at £1580. Several more outfits sold from £1000 to £1360.

An entry of 100 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 19th July sold in a steady trade. Beef-bred cows to £130 for 820k at £1065.

Main demand from £118 to £127 per 100 kilos.

Friesian cows to £118 for 744k at £880.

Main demand from £100 to £108 per 100 kilos.

Second quality friesians from £80 to £95 per 100 kilos with the poorest types from £55 to £70 per 10 kilos.

Cull cows: Cullyhanna farmer 820k £1065 £130.00; Newry farmer 592k £750 £127.00; Newry farmer 772k £970 £126.00; Collone farmer 774k £965 £125.00; Cullyhanna farmer 648k £775 £120.00; Cullyhanna farmer 666k £795 £119.00; Derrynoose farmer 662k £790 £119.00; Cullyhanna farmer 662k £785 £119.00.

Friesian cull cows: Portadown farmer 744k £880 £118.00; Newry farmer 738k £795 £108.00; Portadown farmer 584k £625 £107.00; Newry farmer 658k £700 £106.00; Banbridge farmer 672k £705 £105.00; Stewartstown farmer 724k £755 £104.00; Markethill farmer 648k £675 £104.00; Newry farmer 636k £655 £103.00.

Dairy stock sold to £1270 for a calved heifer from a Dungannon farmer.

CALVES: The 180 lots in the calf ring sold in a steady trade. Bull calves to £415 for a 4 week old whitehead. All top quality bulls from £300 to £385 each. The top 10 bulls averaged £360 each. Good quality heifer calves sold from £200 to £260 for a Simm.

Bull calves: Her £315; Lim £385; AA £375; Her £360; Her £350; Sim £350; Lim £340; Lim £340; AA £340; Her £340.

Heifer calves: Sim £260; Lim £260; Sim £250; BB £245; Lim £240; BB £240; BB £235; Ch £220.