700 cattle at Markethill sell in firm trade

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An entry of 700 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 18th April sold in a very firm trade for all classes.

The 260 store heifers sold in a very strong demand. Forward heifers to £211 for 560 kilos @ £1190. All good quality lots sold from £200 to £210 per 100 kilos. Middleweight sold from £190 to £238 for 410 kilos @ £980 each. Lightweights sold from £200 to £235 for 306 kilos @ £720 each. Second quality heifers in a very good demand from £180 to £190 per 100 kilos.

The 205 store bullocks sold in another very firm trade. Good quality forward bullocks sold £224 for 528 kilos at £1180 each. All top quality lots sold from £195 to £222 for 512kilos @ £1140. Top price of £1275 was paid for 580 kilos (218) Middleweight stores sold from £200 to £235 for 470 kilos @ £1105. Lightweights sold from £215 to £259 for 326 kilos @ £845. Forward fries bullocks sold to £182 for 510 kilos @ £930. Main demand sold from £150 to £171 per 100 kilos.

Good quality middleweight fries sold from £145 to £173 for 490 kilos @ £850 each.

The 190 lots of weanlings continued to sell in a very good trade. Good quality males sold from £250 to £327 for 266 kilos @ £870, followed by £315 for 276kilos @ £870.

Weanling heifers sold to £291 for 292 kilos @ £850, followed by £284 for 246 kilos @ £700. Main demand sold from £210 to £256 per 100 kilos.

LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS: Killylea farmer 306k £720 235p; Seagahan farmer 340k £800 235p; Newry farmer 370k £870 235p; Loughgilly farmer 316k £740 234p; Killylea farmer 304k £710 233p; Armagh farmer 364k £850 233p; Middletown farmer 312k £725 232p; Armagh farmer 376K £870 231p

MIDDLEWEIGHT HEIFERS: Newry farmer 410k £980 238p; Tandragee farmer 470k £1065 225p; Portadown farmer 470k £1055 224p; Portadown farmer 400k £895 223p; Banbridge 460k £1000 217p; Drumlougher farmer 430k £930 215p; Markethill farmer 440k £945 213p

FORWARD HEIFERS: Collone farmer 560k £1190 211p; Tandragee farmer 52ok £1100 210p; Keady farmer 550k £1160 210p; Tandragee farmer 520k £1080 208p; Tullyvallen farmer 530k £1100 207p; Cullyhanna farmer 500k £1050 209p; Keady farmer 530k £1105 208p; Collone farmer 530k £1095 207p; Belleeks farmer 540k £1115 206p

LIGHTWEIGHT BULLOCKS: Aughnacloy farmer 326k £845 259p; Dungannon farmer 334k £855 255p; Jerrettspass farmer 372k £935 251p; Mayobridge farmer 356k £890 250p; Mayobridge farmer 360k £900 250p; Newtownhamilton farmer 374k £925 247p; Bessbrook farmer 330k £790 239p; Cullyhanna farmer 374k £895 239p; Keady farmer 390k £915 234p

MIDDLEWEIGHT BULLOCKS: Newtownhamilton farmer 470k £1105 235p; Jerrettspass farmer 410k £955 233p; Keady farmer 466k £1075 231p; Richhill farmer 406k £910 224p; Newtownhamilton farmer 476k £1060 223p; Jerrettspass farmer 434k £960 221p; Armagh farmer 408k £900 221p; Bessbrook farmer 450k £985 219p; Newtownhamilton farmer 426k £910 214p

MIDDLEWEIGHT FRIES BULLOCKS: Keady farmer 490k £850 173p; Keady farmer 490k £770 156p; Newry farmer 482k £735 152p; Tandragee farmer 440k £665 151p; Waringstown farmer 440k £655 149p

FORWARD BULLOCKS: Lisnadill farmer 528k £1180 224p; Jerrettspass farmer 512k £1140 222p; Newtownhamilton farmer 584k £1275 218p; Lisnadill farmer 558k £1200 215p; Cullyhanna farmer 524k £1125 215p; Tullyvallen farmer 504k £1080 214p; Portadown farmer 528k £1130 214p; Lisnadill farmer 578k £1230 213p; Keady farmer 514k £1090 212p; Richhill farmer 556k £1170 211p

FORWARD FRIES BULLOCKS: Newry farmer 510k £930 182p; Newry farmer 512k £875 171p; Drumlougher farmer 548k £905 165p; Newry farmer 506k £790 156p; Tandragee farmer 502k £765 152p; Newry farmer 526k £790 150p; Keady farmer 600k £900 150p

MALE WEANLINGS: Newtownhamilton farmer 266k £870 327p; Newtownhamilton farmer 276k £870 315p; Newtownhamilton farmer 270k £790 292p; Richhill farmer 282k £820 290p; Richhill farmer 238k £690 289p; Newtownhamilton farmer 264k £760 287p; Newtownhamilton farmer 272k £760 279p; Richhill farmer 256k £715 279p

HEIFER WEANLINGS: Armagh farmer 292k £850 291p; Richhill farmer 246k £700 284p; Armagh farmer 272k £675 248p; Gilford farmer 240k £590 245p; Foley farmer 224k £540 241p; Armagh farmer 308k £790 256p; Mullaghabawn farmer 280k £660 235p; Lisnadill farmer 280k £650 232p; Newtownhamilton farmer 290k £670 231p; Armagh farmer 330k £745 225p