Firm trade for cattle and dairy stock 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.
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An entry of 860 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 24th September continued to sell in a very firm trade, particularly in the bullock ring where the 420 lots sold returned the strongest trade in several months.

BULLOCKS

Heavy bullocks sold to £1405 for 640k (220) from a Hilltown farmer. The same seller received £1390 for 660k (211). All good quality forward steers sold steadily from £200 to £220 for 580k at £1275 from a Tynan farmer. Middleweight steers sold to £220 for 478k at £1050 followed by £217 for 432k at £935. All good quality middleweights from £200 to £211 per 100 kilos. Demand for Friesian bullocks was very good particularly forward lots, which sold to £1130 for 748k (151) and up to £165 for 614k at £1015 for a Dungannon farmer. Main demand from £145 to £163 per 100 kilos.

Forward bullocks: Tynan farmer 580k £1275 £220.00; Hilltown farmer 640k £1405 £220.00; Tynan farmer 568k £1220 £215.00; Portadown farmer 576k £1225 £213.00; Killylea farmer 502k £1065 £212.00; Hilltown farmer 666k £1405 £211.00; Hilltown farmer 660k £1390 £211.00; Newry farmer 518k £1090 £210.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Newmills farmer 614k £1015 £165.00; Newry farmer 532k £865 £163.00; Mountnorris farmer 556k £885 £159.00; Mountnorris farmer 510k £810 £159.00; Katesbridge farmer 596k £940 £158.00; Mountnorris farmer 502k £780 £155.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Newry farmer 478k £1050 £220.00; Portadown farmer 432k £935 £217.00; Derrynoose farmer 438k £925 £211.00; Tynan farmer 462k £975 £211.00; Scarva farmer 480k £1000 £208.00; Hillsborough farmer 498k £1030 £207.00; Markethill farmer 450k £930 £206.00.

HEIFERS

The 260 store heifers sold in an exceptionally good trade with sellers from a wide area presenting heifers for sale. Beef heifers to £1310 for 700k (187) and up to £211 for 590k at £1245. All good quality lots from £185 to £207 per 100 kilos. In all 90 forward heifers (over 500kgs) averaged 555kgs at £1008 each (181). Middleweight hefiers to £227 for 468kat £1060. All top quality lots from £195 to £212 per 100 kilos. Lightweight heifers to £227 for 330k at £750 followed by £219 for 380k at £840. Main demand from £190 to £215 per 100 kilos. Second quality heifers sold from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Collone farmer 590k £1245 £211.00; Poyntzpass farmer 558k £1155 £207.00; Armagh farmer 550k £1125 £205.00; Armagh farmer 590k £1195 £203.00; Armagh farmer 562k £1135 £202.00; Gilford farmer 536k £1070 £199.00; Tandragee farmer 636k £1255 £197.00.

Middleweight heifers: Newry farmer 468k £1060 £227.00; Killylea farmer 426k £905 £212.00; Killylea farmer 412k £860 £209.00; Markethill farmer 500k £1040 £208.00; Poyntzpass farmer 480k £965 £201.00; Tandragee farmer 490k £980 £200.00; Poyntzpass farmer 490k £970 £198.00.

Lightweight heifers: Keady farmer 330k £750 £227.00; Keady farmer 384k 840 £219.00; Keady farmer 326k £700 £215.00; Keady farmer 36k £805 £214.00; Loughbrickland farmer 386k £820 £212.00; Keady farmer 348k £730 £210.00; Newry farmer 370k £760 £205.00.

WEANLINGS

Weanlings sold to £288 for 220k bull at £575 for a Lisburn producer. Stronger lots to £242 for 322k a £780.

Male weanlings: Lisburn farmer 200k £575 £288.00; Cullyhanna farmer 242k £670 £277.00; Lisburn farmer 210k £580 £276.00; Cullyhanna farmer 224k £600 £268.00; Tassagh farmer 322k £780 £242.00; Dungannon farmer 338k £805 £238.00; Moy farmer 334k £790 £236.00.

A large entry of cows and calves (35 outfits) sold to £1480 each with others at £1400, £1310 and £1250.

Dairy stock sold to £1340 at Markethill on Tuesday 27th September paid for a calved heifer from a Kilkeel producer. The same owner received £1210 for a calved heifer. A Markethill farmer sold 2 calved heifers at £1130 and £1080. A Poyntzpass farmer received £1110 for a calved 2nd calver.

CULL COWS

The 190 cull cows sold in a steady trade. Beef-bred cows from £120 to £132 for 716k at £945. Top price £1100 for 864k (127). Fleshed friesians sold readily from £97 to £113 per 100 kilos with a top of £122 for 666k a £810. Second quality friesians from £85 to £94 per 100 kilos with the poorest types slower to sell from £50 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Markethill farmer 716k £945 £132.00; Newry farmer 660k £860 £130.00; Markethill farmer 820k £1070 £130.00; Markethill farmer 864k £1100 £127.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 704k £890 £126.00; Newry farmer 698k £880 £126.00; Loughgall farmer 560k £700 £125.00.

Friesian cull cows: Markethill farmer 666k £810 £122.00; Loughgilly farmer 684k £775 £113.00; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 670k £735 £110.00; Newmills farmer 528k £560 £106.00; Middletown farmer 772k £800 £104.00; Scarva farmer 666k £685 £103.00; Lisburn farmer 646k £635 £98.00.

CALVES: The 250 lots in the calf ring sold in a firm demand for good quality calves. Bull calves to £430 for 5 week old Lim followed by £400 for a 2 week old Lim. Main demand from £230 to £310 each. Heifer calves sold to £390 for a Simm. Main demand from £200 to £295 for a Char.

Bull calves: Lim £430; Lim £400; Lim £310; Sim £305; BB £290; BB £285; Lim £280; Lim £280; Lim £275.

Heifer calves: Sim £390; Ch £295; Ch £295; Her £290; Sim £285; Ch £270; Her £270; BB £240.