Excellent trade for cattle at Markethill

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An entry of 560 cattle at Markethill on Saturday, 28th May continued to sell in an excellent trade. The quality of store cattle on offer was exceptionally high.

Heifers

The 180 store heifers sold in an outstanding trade. Middleweight to £231 per 100kg for 480kg at £1110 for a Downpatrick farmer. All good quality lots for £190 per 100kg to £207 per 100kg for 430kg at £930. Forward heifers sold to £185 per 100kg to £207 per 100kg for 540kg at £1120 for a Cullyhanna farmer. Lightweights sold from £200 per 100k to £234 per 100k for 310kg at £725 for a Cullyhanna farmer, followed by £230 per 100kg for 392kg at £900 for an Annaclone producer.

Bullocks

The 190 store bullocks continued to sell in an outstanding trade. The quality of bullocks on offer was very high. Middleweight stores to £216 per 100kg for 462kg at £1000 for a Hillsborough farmer. Main demand for good quality lots form £190 per 100kg to £214 per 100kg. Forward stores rom£190 per 100kg to £200 per 100kg for 565kg at £1130 for a Banbridge producer. Lightweight bullocks sold in the best trade for some time with all good quality types from £210 per 100k to £255 for 298kg at £760 from an Annaclone farmer. Friesian bullocks from £125 per 100kg to £138 per 100kg for 610kgs at £835. Top price Friesian £950 for 740kg.

Weanlings

The 140 weanlings sold in steady trade. Good quality light males from £210 per 100kg to £287 per 100k for 242kg at £695. Stronger males for £200 per 100kg to £250 per 100k for 312kg at £780 for a Mullabawn farmer. Heifers from £200 per 100kg to £263 per 100kg for 226kg at £595.

Sucklers

The 50 lots of sucklers sold in a very good trade with outfits at £1300, £1210 and £1200. A further 15 outfits sold from £1000 to £1200 each.

FORWARD HEIFERS: Cullyhanna farmer 540 £1120 £207.00; Banbridge farmer 520k £1070 £206.00; Downpatrick farmer 526k £1060 £202.00; Armagh farmer 526k £1045 £199.00; Downpatrick farmer 544k £1080 £199.00; Belleeks farmer 530k £1050 £198.00; Downpatrick farmer 508k £1000 £197.00; Camlough farmer 520k £1005 £193.00.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HEIFERS: Downpatrick farmer 480k £1110 £231.00; Banbridge farmer 430k £930 £216.00; Downpatrick farmer 450k £955 £212.00; Mowhan farmer 500k £1055 £211.00; Middletown farmer 470k £990 £211.00; Middletown farmer 404k £850 £210.00; Middletown farmer 496k £1040 £210.00.

LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS: Cullyhanna farmer 310k £725 £234.00; Annaclone farmer 392k £900 £230.00; Moy farmer 302k £650 £215.00; Cullyhanna farmer 368k £775 £211.00; Annaclone farmer 378k £790 £209.00; Moy farmer 318k £660 £209.00; Mountnorris farmer 382k £790 £207.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 398k £820 £206.00.

FORWARD BULLOCKS: Banbridge farmer 565k £1130 £200.00; Hillsborough farmer 508k £1000 £197.00; Newry farmer 540k £1060 £196.00; Belleeks farmer 566k £1100 £194.00; Glenanne farmer 584k £1120 £192.00; Hillsborough farmer 548k £1050 £192.00; Hillsborough farme r538k £1030 £191.00; Glenanne farmer 568k £1085 £191.00.

FRIESIAN BULLOCKS: Markethill farmer 606k £835 £138.00; Crossmaglen farmer 666k £910 £137.00; Crossmaglen farmer 622k £840 £135.00; 580k £780 £134.00; 710k £930 £131.00; 680k £880 £129.00; Markethill farmer 584k £750 £129.00; Crossmaglen farmer 740k £950 £128.00.

LIGHT MALE WEANLINGS: Donacloney farmer 242k £695 £287; Silverbridge farmer 184k £500 £272.00; Mullaghbane farmer 280k £760 £271; Donacloney farmer 282k £735 £261.00; Armagh farmer 282k £705 £250.00; Sixmilecross farmer 256k £630 £246.00; Mullaghbane farmer 286k £695 £243.00; Tullyvallan farmer 258k £590 £220.00.

MIDDLEWEIGHT MALE WEANLINGS: Mullaghbane farmer 312k £780 £250.00; Sixemilecross farmer 332k £775 £233.00; Annaghmore farmer 310k £715 £231.00; Tullyvallan farmer 380k £875 £230.00; Sixmilecross farmer 302k £680 £225.00; Camlough farmer 308k £690 £224; Mullaghbane farmer 354k £785 £222.00.

HEIFER WEANLINGS: Armagh farmer 226k £595 £263; Armagh farmer 202k £515 £255.00; Newry farmer 220k £550 £250.00; Armagh farmer 228k £570 £250.00; Newry farmer 186k £460 £247.00; Silverbridge farmer 246k £600 £244.00.