Another good entry of cattle at Markethill

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Another good entry of 610 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 16th April continued to sell in an excellent trade.

Buyers from throughout Northern Ireland and exporters bought stock.

HEIFERS: The 190 store heifers included a lot of top quality lots. Forward heifers sold to £208 for 504k at £1050 for a Jerrettspass farmer. Main demand for good quality lots from £178 to £199 per 100 kilos. Top price £1100 for 606k (181). Suitable middleweights from £190 to £209 for 402k at £840. Lightweight heifers sold readily from £190 to £233 for 382k at £890 followed by £310 for 352k at £810. Second quality heifers sold readily from £160 to £175 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Jerrettspass farmer 504k £1050 £208.00; Crossmaglen farmer 526k £1050 £199.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 508k £1000 £197.00; Keady farmer 526k £1035 £197.00; Mullabawn farmer 548k £1060 £193.00; Armagh farmer 520k £975 £188.00; Poyntzpass farmer 514k £935 £182.00; Cullyhanna farmer 572k £1040 £182.00.

Middleweight heifers: Newry farmer 402k £840 £209.00; Jerrettspass farmer 416k £865 £208.00; Jerrettspass farmer 474k £980 £207.00; Jerrettspass farmer 500k £1005 £201.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 494k £990 £201.00; Jerrettspass farmer 448k £870 £194.00; Collone farmer 428k £830 £194.00.

Lightweight heifers: Jerrettspass farmer 382k £890 £233.00; Jerrettspass farmer 352k £810 £230.00; Jerrettspass farmer 398k £900 £226.00; Jerrettspass farmer 362k £790 £218.00; Jerrrettspass farmer 384k £830 £216.00; Annalong farmer 366k £775 £212.00; Jerrettspass farmer 360k £760 £211.00; Jerrettspass farmer 386k £800 £207.00.

BULLOCKS: The 205 store bullocks continued to sell in a very firm demand. Good quality forward bullocks to £192 for 510k at £980. Main demand from £180 to £191 per 100 kilos. To price £1170 for 622k (188). Middleweights to £215 for 446k at £960. All good quality lots from £180 to £209 per 100 kilo. Suitable friesians steers from £130 to £158 for 610k at £965.

Forward bullocks: Jerrettspass farmer 510k £980 £192.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 576k £1100 £191.00; Moy farmer 502k £950 £189.00; Jerrettspass farmer 514k £970 £189.00; Armagh farmer 622k £1170 £188.00; Jerrettspass farmer 528k £990 £188.00; Tassagh farmer 554k £1030 £186.00; Tandragee farmer 540k £1000 £185.00.

Friesian bullocks: Dungannon farmer 610k £965 £158.00; Keady farmer 528k £755 £143.00; Glenanne farmer 610k £820 £135.00; Kilkeel farmer 540k £720 £133.00; Kilkeel farmer 552k £725 £131.00; Kilkeel farmer 520k £680 £130.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Jerrettspass farmer 446k £960 £215.00; Annalong farmer 406k £850 £209.00; Annalong farmer 406k £840 £207.00; Jerrettspass farmer 484k £980 £202.00; Tassagh farmer 416k £835 £201.00; Jerrettspass farmer 476k £930 £195.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 434k £845 £195.00; Tassagh farmer 460k £880 £191.00; Keady farmer 492k £940 £191.00.

WEANLINGS: The 200 weanlings returned an excellent trade. Light males from £210 to £254 for 272k at £690. Stronger types from £200 to £228 for 320k at £730. Heifer weanlings from £195 to £293 for 186k at £545.

Middleweight male weanlings: Collone farmer 320k £730 £228.00; Crossmaglen farmer 368k £815 £221.00; Derrynoose farmer 316k £690 £218.00; Collone farmer 324k £705 £217.00; Crossmaglen farmer 372k £805 £216.00; Markethill farmer 324k £700 £216.00; Keady farmer 320k £680 £212.00; Tassagh farmer 324k £685 £211.00.

Lightweight male weanlings: Keady farmer 272k £690 £254.00; Portadown farmer 244k £600 £246.00; Crossmaglen farmer 240k £580 £242.00; Dungannon farmer 290k £700 £242.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 234k £560 £239.00; Newry farmer 274k £650 £237.00; Derrynoose farmer 274k £650 £237.00; Collone farmer 262k £620 £237.00.

Heifer weanlings: Armagh farmer 186k £545 £293.00; Silverbridge farmer 240k £615 £256.00; Dungannon farmer 242k £590 £244.00; Silverbridge farmer 262k £620 £237.00; Moy farmer 272k £630 £232.00; Mullabawn farmer 276k £620 £225.00; Dungannon farmer 278k £610 £219.00; Armagh farmer 294k £645 £219.00.

Suckler outfits sold readily to £1350 for a blue cow and bull calf. Others sold at £1300, £1140 and £1110. In-calf cows at £1180 and £1070.