Cattle sell in a very firm trade at Markethill

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An entry of 370 store cattle and weanlings at Markethill on Saturday 6th June sold in a very firm trade for all classes.

A packed ringside of buyers from throughout N.I. and export agents were present.

BULLOCKS

An excellent entry of 180 store bullocks sold in another very firm trade with approximately 20% of the bullocks sold destined for export. Forward bullocks to £208 for 520k at £1085 followed by £207 for 500k at £1040. Middleweight bullocks from £190 to £215 for 416k at £895. Lightweight steers to £239 for 356k at 3850. Good quality forward Friesian bullocks from £140 to £178 for 528k at £940 and up to £990 for 610k (162). Middleweight Friesian steers from £140 to £168 for 460k at £775.

Forward bullocks: Crossmaglen farmer 520k £1085 £208.00; Armagh farmer 518k £1060 £207.00; Armagh farmer 518k £1060 £205.00; Collone farmer 550k £1115 £203.00; Collone farmer 528k £1055 £200.00; Newry farmer 566k £1130 £299.00; Collone farmer 562k £1105 £197.00; Collone farmer 558k £1090 £195.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Tandragee farmer 528k £940 £178.00; Tandragee farmer 610k £990 £162.00; Newry farmer 530k £845 £159.00; Newry farmer 508k £800 £158.00; Newry farmer 580k £915 £157.00; Newry farmer 568k £830 £146.00; Newry farmer 568k £830 £146.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Keady farmer 416k £895 £215.15; Keady farmer 468k £960 £205.15; Newry farmer 438k £895 £204.35; Keady farmer 436k £865 £198.40; Markethill farmer 435k £860 £197.25; Newry farmer 400k £795 £196.80; Tandragee farmer 460k £900 £196.50; Keady farmer 440k £860 £194.55.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks: Newry farmer 460k £775 £168.00; Tandragee farmer 410k £665 £161.00; Tandragee farmer 400k £630 £157.00; Tandragee farmer 420k £655 £155.00; Lurgan farmer 490k £735 £149.00; Lurgan farmer 440k £640 £146.00.

Lightweight bullocks: Keady farmer 355k £850 £239.00; Aughnacloy farmer 370k £840 £228.30; Mayobridge farmer 385k £865 £225.25; Loughbrickland farmer 370k £825 £221.75; Keady farmer 385k £830 £216.15; Keady farmer 330k £685 £206.35; Keady farmer 385k £785 £204.45.

HEIFERS

The 105 store heifers sold in an excellent trade. Good quality forward heifers sold from £185 to £212 for 530k at £1130. Top price £1160 for 568k Angus heifer (204). Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £200 to £225 for 382k blue heifer at £860 followed by £222 for 392k a t£870. Second quality heifers sold readily from £175 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Edenagarry farmer 530k £1130 £213.00; Edenagarry farmer 510k £1065 £209.00; Lisburn farmer 530k £1080 £205.00; Cullyhanna farmer 570k £1160 £204.00; Loughgall farmer 565k £1135 £201.00; Keady farmer 530k £1050 £197.00; Camlough farmer 550k £1055 £191.00; Dungannon farmer 500k £960 £191.00.

Middleweight heifers: Newtownhamilton farmer 380k £860 £225.00; Bessbrook farmer 390k £870 £222.00; Newry farmer 315k £675 £214.00; Dungannon farmer 420k £905 £216.00; Portadown farmer 450k £940 £208.00; Lisburn farmer 425k £865 £204.00; Bessbrook farmer 400k £835 £209.00; Newry farmer 300k £630 £209.00; Cullyhanna farmer 430k £870 £203.00.

WEANLINGS: Heifer weanlings sold to £256 for 236k at £605. Main demand from £200 to £255 per 100 kilos. Light males to £277 for 204k at £565. Stronger males from £200 to 3243 for 354k at £860.

Male weanlings: Newry farmer 205k £565 £277.00; Newry farmer 205k £560 £275.00; Markethill farmr 215k £540 £252.35; Markethill farmer 280k £700 £248.25; Moy farmer 270k £670 £248.15; Keady farmer 355k £860 £243.00; Newry farmer 330k £770 £235.00; Newry farmer 255k £595 £232.45.

Heifer weanlings: Keady farmr 235k £605 £256.00; Dungannon farmer 220k £560 £255.00; Ballynahinch farmer 260k £650 £250.00; Caldymore farmer 225k £555 £246.00; Keady farmer 230k £560 £241.00; Markethill farmer 280k £620 £220.00; Keady farmer 230k £510 £220.00; Newry farmer 205k £445 £218.00; Markethill farmer 300k £635 £213.00.

Suckler outfits to £1470 with others at £1450, £1400, and £1310.