Excellent entry of all types of cattle at Markethill

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An entry of 480 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 30th January sold in a very firm trade for all stock.

BULLOCKS: The 180 store bullocks continued to sell in an excellent trade. Forward bullocks to £198 for 500k at £1000 followed by £195 for 570k at £1110. All good quality lots from £178 to £190 per 100 kilos. Good quality middleweights sold from £185 to £212 for 424k at £900. Lightweights to £228 for 322k at £735. Main demand from £190 to £225 per 100 kilos. Friesian bullocks sold in a very good trade with forward types from £130 to £145 for 606k at £880. Middleweight Friesian from £128 to £154 for 412k at £635.

Forward bullocks: Loughgilly farmer 506k £1000 £198.00; Keady farmer 570k £1110 £195.00; Jerrettspass farmer 510k £960 £188.00; Benburb farmer 534k £1005 £188.00; Glenanne farmer 556k £1045 £188.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 536k £1005 £188.00; Newry farmer 556k £1040 £187.00; Belleeks farmer 540k £1010 £187.00; Belleeks farmer 580k £1080 £186.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Dungannon farmer 606k £880 £145.00; Dungannon farmer 604k £830 £137.00; Belleeks farmer 580k £790 £136.00; Dungannon farmer 598k £810 £135.00; Dungannon farmer 586k £775 £132.00; Dungannon farmer 598k £780 £130.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Keady farmer 424k £900 £212.00; Lisburn farmer 418k £860 £206.00; Kilkeel farmer 432k £885 £205.00; Armagh farmer 402k £800 £199.00; Kilkeel farmer 420k £835 £199.00; Kilkeel farmer 468k £920 £197.00; Lisburn farmer 430k £845 £197.00; Omagh farmer 454k £880 £194.00; Portadown farmer 404k £775 £192.00.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks: Newtownhamilton farmer 412k £635 £154.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 494k £745 £151.00; Keady farmer 422k £595 £141.00; Tynan farmer 442k £570 £129.00; Tynan farmer 416k £535 £129.00.

Lightweight bullocks: Loughgall farmer 322k £735 £228.00; Portadown farmer 340k £775 £228.00; Keady farmer 320k £720 £225.00; Portadown farmer 330k £700 £212.00; Portadown farmer 352k £745 £212.00; Armagh farmer 386k £810 £210.00; Lisburn farmer 398k £795 £200.00; Portadown farmer 385k £760 £198.00; Portadown farmer 400k £785 £196.00.

HEIFERS: The 90 store heifers sold in another excellent trade. Good quality forward heifers to £192 for 568k at £1090 from a Hillsboborugh farmer. Main demand from £175 to £186 per 100 kilos. Middleweight heifers to £223 for 390k at £870 for an Attical farmer. Main demand from £180 to £219 per 100 kilos. Second quality heifers from £160 to £172 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Hillsoborugh farmer 568k £1090 £192.00; Portadown farmer 560k £1040 £186.00; Portadown farmer 562k £1035 £184.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 548k £1005 £183.00; Keady farmer 506k £925 £183.00; Kilkeel farmer 554k £995 £180.00; Hillsborough farmer 524k £940 £179.00; Newry farmer 578k £1035 £179.00; Banbridge farmer 548k £980 £179.00; Keady farmer 594k £1060 £179.00.

Middleweight heifers: Attical farmer 390k £870 £223.00; Belleeks farmer 338k £740 £219.00; Attical farmer 378k £810 £214.00; Belleeks farmer 324k £690 £213.00; Milford farmer 492k £1065 £217.00; Belleeks farmer 364k £760 £209.00; Banbridge farmer 496k £940 £189.00; Newry farmer 472k £880 £187.00; Newry farmer 442k £810 £183.00.

WEANLINGS: A large turnout of 180 weanlings continued to sell in a very strong demand. Light males sold to £259 for 282k at £730 to 282k at £730 for a Newry farmer. Main demand from £230 to £254 per 100 kilos. Middleweight males to £243 for 330k at £800. All top quality lots from £210 to £230 per 100 kilos. Light heifer weanlings from £210 to £243 for 274k at £665. Middleweight heifer weanlings from £200 to £221 for 346k at £765.

Middleweight male weanlings: Portadown farmer 330k £800 £243.00; Newry farmer 304k £700 £230.00; Jonesborough farmer 314k £720 £229.00; Newry farmer 326k £740 £227.00; Dungannon farmer 322k £720 £224.00.

Lightweight male weanlings: Newry farmer 282k £730 £249.00; Loughgall farmer 260k £660 £254.00; Loughgall farmer 240k £600 £250.00; Keady farmer 290k £720 £248.00; Castlewellan farmer 294k £720 £245.00; Markethill farmer 224k £545 £243.00; Portadown farmer 272k £655 £241.00.

Middleweight heifer weanlings: Poyntzpass farmer 346k £765 £221.00; Newry farmer 350k £760 £217.00; Newry farmer 308k £650 £211.00; Portadown farmer 358k £740 £207.00; Portadown farmer 302k £620 £206.00; Jonesborough farmer 320k £650 £203.00; Poyntzpass farmer 394k £800 £203.00; Jonesborough farmer 306k £620 £203.00.

Lightweight heifer weanlings: Forkhill farmer 216k £525 £243.00; Poyntzpass farmer 273k £665 £243.00; Mowhan farmer 234k £530 £227.00; Keady farmer 264k £590 £223.00; Castlewellan farmer 238k £530 £222.00; Jonesborough farmer 272k £600 £221.00; Newry farmer 262k £575 £220.00;

The 30 lots of sucklers sold to £1520 for a Simm heifer and bull calf. Others sold at £1410, £1400, and £1280. In-calf cows to £1050 each.