Exceptionally good trade for cattle at Markethill

Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.
Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland Thursday 16nd March 2017 Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye � Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar. Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s. The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

An entry of 480 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 4th June sold in another exceptionally good trade.

Buyers from all areas of NI were in attendance along with export agents.

BULLOCKS

The 140 store bullocks returned a very firm trade with Angus bred steers dominating the highest prices. Top price for Angus bullocks £1320 for 650k (203) from an Armagh farmer. Several forward Angus bullocks sold from £180 to £205 for 592k at £1215. Con x forward steers sold from £175 to £198 for 544k at £1075. Middleweight steers to £204 for 446k at £920 from an Armagh farmer. Main demand from £185 to £203 per 100 kilos. Middleweight Friesian bullocks sold from £135 to £172 for 466k at £800. Forward Friesian bullocks from £130 to £148 for 728k at £1080 from a Rathfriland farmer.

Forward bullocks: Armagh farmer 504k £1040 £206.00; Armagh farmer 592k £1215 £205.00; Armagh farmer 650k £1320 £203.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 570k £1155 £203.00; Armagh farmer 640k £1270 £198.00; Gilford farmer 544k £1075 £198.00; Loughgall farmer 562k £1085 £193.00; Armagh farmer 600k £1140 £190.00; Loughgall farmer 646k £1210 £187.00; Armagh farmer 700k £1310 £187.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Banbridge farmer 728k £1080 £148.00; Banbridge farmer 666k £940 £141.00; Banbridge farmer 662k £900 £136.00; Cullyhanna farmer 520k £695 £134.00; Cullyhanna farmer 558k £745 £134.00; Banbridge farmer 544k £720 £132.00; Katesbridge farmer 558k £735 £132.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Armagh farmer 446k £920 £206.00; Armagh farmer 448k £910 £203.00; Keady farmer 412k £820 £199.00; Silverbridge farmer 450k £890 £198.00; Silverbridge farmer 408k £795 £195.00; Keady farmer 434k £845 £195.00; Gilford farmer 458k £890 £194.00.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Newtownhamilton farmer 466k £800 £172.00; Banbridge farmer 466k £780 £167.00; Tandragee farmer 440k £630 £143.00; Tandragee farmer 402k £575 £143.00; Keady farmer 410k £570 £139.00; Keady farmer 426k £590 £139.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 442k £600 £136.00.

HEIFERS

The 145 store heifers returned another excellent trade. Forward heifers to £1300 for 688k from a Tassagh farmer. All good quality lots from £185 to £206 for 520k at £1035. Good quality middleweight heifers from £190 to £211 for 474k at £1000. Lightweights to £218 for 354k at £770. Second quality heifers from £165 to £175 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Cladybeg farmer 520k £1035 £206.00; Cladybeg farmer 504k £1030 £204.00; Armagh farmer 518k £1045 £202.00; Newry farmer 526k £1030 £196.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 516k £1000 £194.00; Markethill farmer 592k £1130 £191.00; Annaghmore farmer 560k £1060 £189.00; Tassagh farmer 688k £1300 £189.00;

Middleweight heifers: Newry farmer 474k £1000 £211.00; Newry farmer 484k £1000 £207.00; Collone farmer 418k £855 £205.00; Newry farmer 496k £1000 £202.00; Rathfriland farmer 500k £1005 £201.00; Keady farmer 428k £860 £201.00; Dungannon farmer 404k £785 £194.00.

Lightweight heifers: Killylea farmer 354k £770 £218.00; Milford farmer 384k £830 £216.00; Beragh farmer 326k £700 £215.00; Collone farmer 364k £755 £208.00; Collone farmer 400k £825 £206.00; Aughnacloy farmer 398k £800 £201.00; Milford farmer 324k £645 £199.00.

WEANLINGS

The 130 weanlings sold in another excellent trade. Good quality male weanlings from £210 to £255 for 292k at £745 from a Silverbridge farmer. Stronger lots to £244 for 346k at £845 from a Seaghan farmer. Heifer weanlings from £200 to £238 per 100 kilos with a top of £244 for 242k at £590.

Male weanlings: Silverbridge farmer 292k £745 £255.00; Seaghan farmer 346k £845 £244.00; Keady farmer 282k £670 £238.00; Silverbridge farmer 280k £675 £241.00; Silverbridge farmer 246k £570 £232.00; Tassagh farmer 316k £730 £231.00; Gilford farmer 366k £845 £231.00.

Heifer weanlings: Milford farmer 242k £244 £590.00; Newry farmer 280k £238 £665.00; Moy farmer 300k £223 £670.00; Collone farmer 302k £222 £670.00; Collone farmer 226k £221 £500.00; Poyntzpass farmer 316k £215 £680.00; Newry farmer 252k £218 £550.00.

Suckler outfits to £1580 for a Char cow and bull calf. Others sold at £1550, £1300 and £1140.