Excellent trade for cattle at Markethill

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An entry of 370 store cattle and weanlings at Markethill on Saturday 11th June in another excellent trade for all classes. Buyers from throughout N.I. were in attendance.

The 150 store bullocks continued to return very high prices, both for beef bred and Friesian type steers. Good quality forward steers sold from £180 per 100k to £200 per 100k with several choice lots from £206 for 504k at £1040. Top price £1275 for 698k Charolais from a Belleeks farmer.

Middleweight steers to £219 per 100k for 482k BB at £1055 from a Benburb farmer. Main demand from £180 per 100k to £218 per 100k. Top quality lightweight steers from £210 per 100k to £239 per 100k for 324k at £775, followed by £236 per 100k for 316k at £745. Friesian bullocks sold in an exceptionally good trade with forward lots £161 for 554k at £890 for a Portadown farmer. Main demand from £135 per 100k to £151 per 100k. Middleweight Friesians to £154 per 100k for 494k at £760 for a Dromara producer. All good quality lots from £137 per 100k to £148 per 100k.

The 100 store heifers returned another excellent trade. Good quality middleweights sold from £190 per 100k to £218 per 100k for 384k at £835 for an Annaclone farmer. Forward heifers to £213 per 100k for 514k at £1075 from a Rathfriland farmer. Main demand from £180 per 100k to £206 per 100k. Top price £1175 for 570k (206) from a Cullyhanna farmer. Second quality heifers sold from £165 per 100k to £175 per 100k.

The 100 weanlings continued to sell in an excellent trade. Good quality heifers from £200 per 100k to £240 per 100k for 258k at £620. Suitable males to £279 per 100k for 258k at £720 for a Tullyvallen farmer. Main demand from £220 per 100k to £271 per 100k. Top price male £815 for 360k (226).

Suckler outfits sold to £1580 for a Sim cow with Her heifer calf at foot. Several more sold from £1000 to £1150.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HEIFERS: Annaclone producer 384k £835 £218: Rathfriland producer476k £1015 £213: Armagh producer 484k £1025 £212: Rathfriland producer 474k £990 £209: Newtownhamilton producer 384k £800 £208: Newry producer 360k £740 £206: Newtownhamilton producer 372k £760 £204: Rathfriland producer 462p £930 £201: Markethill producer 354k £720 £203.

FORWARD HEIFERS: Rathfriland producer 514k £1095 £213: Cullyhanna producer 570k £1175 £206: Cullyhanna producer 536k £1080 £202: Mullabawn producer 560k £1085 £194: 580k £1110 £191: Armagh producer 540k £1010 £187: Mullabawn producer 594k £1110 £187: Poyntzpass producer 634k £1165 £184:

LIGHTWEIGHT STEERS: Loughgall producer 324k £775 £239: Keady producer 316k £745 £236: 328k £770 £235: Dungannon producer 354k £815 £230: 358k £820 £229: Keady producer 330k £750 £227: Dungannon producer 382k £865 £226: 380k £850 £224.

MIDDLEWEIGHT STEERS: Benburb producer 482K £1055 £219: 496K £1085 £218: Cullyhanna producer 440k £870 £198: Keady producer 484k £925 £191: Dromara producer 430k £820 £191: Newtownhamilton producer 468k £890 £190: Jerrettspass producer 480k £910 £189: Newtownhamilton producer 450k £830 £184.

MIDDLEWEIGHT FRIESIAN STEERS: Dromara producer 494k £760 £154: Tassagh producer 494k £730 £148: Dromara producer 452k £660 £146: Tassagh producer 474k £680 £143: Portadown producer 488k £700 £143: 462k £660 £143: Annaclone producer 422k £590 £140: Portadown producer 470k £655 £139; 432k £600 £139.

FORWARD STEERS: Benburb producer 504k £1040 £206: Keady producer 526k £1075 £204: Benburb producer 532k £1085 £204: Newry producer 540k £1100 £204: Benburb producer 546k £1105 £202: Mullabawn producer 568k £1135 £200: Benburb producer 592k £1160 £196: Newry producer 572k £1100 £192: Mullabawn producer 582k £1115 £192.

FORWARD FRIESIAN STEERS: Portadown producer 554k £890 £161: 524k £790 £151: 552k £800 £145: 608k £870 £143: 536k £765 £143: Dromara producer 516k £725 £141: Belleeks producer 512k £705 £138: Newtownhamilton producer 532k £730 £137.

WEANLING HEIFERS: Newry producer 202k £490 £242: 258k £620 £240: Milford producer 246k £590 £240: Newry producer 266k £625 £235: Benburb producer 256k £600 £234: Newry producer 284k £630 £222: Markethill producer 288k £620 £215: Milford producer 296k £630 £213: Tynan producer 342k £750 £219: Milford producer 304k £650 £214.

WEANLING STEERS: Newtownhamilton producer 258k £720 £279: Benburb producer 218k £590 £271: 234k £620 £265: Silverbridge producer 250k £660 £264: Annaclone producer 288k £750 £260: Silverbridge producer 302k £745 £247: Armagh producer 302k £740 £245: 324k £790 £244.