Increased entry of stores, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill

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An increased entry of 600 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 13th February sold in a very firm trade with light cattle in particular attracting very high prices.

HEIFERS: The 180 store heifers maintained their recent trade. Forward heifers to £203 for 504k at £1025 for a Tassagh farmer. Main demand for quality lots from £185 to £202 per 100 kilos. Top price £1300 for 700k (186). Middleweight heifers to £209 for 440k at £920 for a Newry farmer. Good quality lots from £180 to £207 for 408k at £845. Second quality heifers in very good demand from £165 to £178 per 100 kilos. A Co Fermanagh farmer sold a pen of quality char lightweight heifers to a top of £234 for 334k at £780 and to a top of £865 for 384k (225). All good quality lightweights from £190 to £232 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Tassagh farmer 504k £1025 £203.00; Tassagh farmer 502k £1015 £202.00; Cullyhanna farmer 532k £1060 £199.00; Hillsborough farmer 504k £1000 £198.00; Belleek farmer 552k £1090 £197.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 528k £1040 £197.00; Hillsborough farmer 506k £980 £194.00; Banbridge farmer 528k £1020 £193.00; Hillsborough farmer 532k £1025 £193.00.

Middleweight heifers: Newry farmer 440k £920 £209.00; Craigavon farmer 408k £845 £207.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 450k £930 £207.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 492k £1010 £205.00; Hillsborough farmer 496k £990 £200.00; Dungannon farmer 432k £850 £197.00; Cullyhanna farmer 494k £960 £194.00; Keady farmer 440k £845 £190.00.

Lightweight heifers: Fermanagh farmer 334k £780 £234.00; Fermanagh farmer 332k £770 £232.00; Fermanagh farmer 348k £795 £228.00; Fermanagh farmer 384k £865 £225.00; Fermanagh farmer 338k £740 £219.00; Lurgan farmer 384k £840 £219.00; Lurgan farmer 392k £845 £216.00; Sixmilecross farmer 380k £810 £213.00; Lurgan farmer 352k £750 £213.00; Lurgan farmer 364k £775 £213.00.

BULLOCKS: The 245 bullocks sold in a very strong trade. Forward bullocks to £205 for 532k at £1090. Main demand from £185 to £201 per 100 kilos. Top price £1230 for 660k (186). Good quality middleweight bullocks from £190 to £223 for 430k at £960 from a Belleeks farmer. Friesian bullocks continued to sell at very satisfactory rates. Forward Friesians from £135 to £150 for 578k at £865. Middleweight friesians from £130 to £143 for 450k at £645.

Forward bullocks: Collone farmer 532k £1090 £205.00; Collone farmer 522k £1050 £201.00; Benburb farmer 510k £1020 £200.00; Newry farmer 568k £1120 £197.00; Tassagh farmer 532k £1035 £195.00; Tassagh farmer 530k £1030 £194.00; Poyntzpass farmer 540k £1045 £194.00; Collone farmer 574k £1110 £193.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 590k £1140 £193.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Dungannon farmer 578k £865 £150.00; Dungannon farmer 582k £870 £149.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 514k £755 £147.00; Dungannon farmer 552k £810 £147.00; Dungannon farmer 526k £770 £146.00; Dungannon farmer 588k £845 £144.00; Stewartstown farmer 518k £730 £141.00; Lurgan farmer 530k £740 £140.00; Lurgan farmer 530k £740 £140.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Belleeks farmer 430k £960 £223.00; Dungannon farmer 460k £905 £216.00; Crossmaglen farmer 460k £985 £214.00; Dungannon farmer 428k £900 £210.00; Crossmaglen farmer 420k £880 £210.00; Belleeks farmer 422k £870 £206.00; Crossmaglen farmer 450k £925 £206.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 472k £970 £206.00; Tassagh farmer 434k £885 £204.00; Tassagh farmer 456k £925 £203.00.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks: Stewartstown farmer 450k £645 £143.00; Keady farmer 424k £600 £142.00; Forkhill farmer 492k £695 £141.00; Stewartstown farmer 472k £660 £140.00; Banbridge farmer 454k £630 £139.00; Banbridge farmer 480k £665 £139.00; Dungannon farmer 494k £680 £138.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 464k £630 £136.00; Newry farmer 416k £560 £135.00.

WEANLINGS: The 150 weanlings sold in an exceptionally firm trade with prices significantly stronger. Light bulls to £301 for 234k at £705. Main demand from £240 to £292 per 100 kilos. Middleweight males from £210 to £245 for 324k at £795. Top price £910 for 376k. Lightweight heifer weanlings from £230 to £359 for 174k at £625. Stronger heifers from £210 to £255 for 310k at £790.

Middleweight male weanlings: Armagh farmer 324k £795 £245.00; Omagh farmer 346k £840 £243.00; Tassagh farmer 376k £910 £242.00; Dungannon farmer 352k £840 £239.00; Donacloney farmer 308k £715 £232.00; Richhill farmer 310k £710 £229.00; Moy farmer 322k £735 £228.00; Moira farmer 308k £700 £227.00.

Lightweight male weanlings: Newtownhamilton farmer 234k £705 £301.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 236k £690 £292.00; Newry farmer 204k £550 £270.00; Newry farmer 234k £630 £269.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 294k £790 £269.00; Armagh farmer 224k £585 £261.00; Dungannon farmer 290k £750 £259.00; Dungannon farmer 290k £750 £259.00; Moy farmer 296k £760 £257.00.

Middleweight heifer weanlings: Armagh farmer 310k £790 £255.00; Hillsborough farmer 314k £750 £239.00; Moira farmer 324k £755 £233.00; Moira farmer 316k £735 £233.00; Hillsborough farmer 346k £800 £231.00; Hillsborough farmer 346k £800 £231.00; Newtownahmilton farmer 358k £825 £230.00; Hillsborough farmer 356k £810 £227.00.

Lightweight heifer weanlings: Newry farmer 174k £625 £359.00; Newry farmer 174k £505 £290.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 248k £695k £280.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 230k £585 £254.00; Jonesborough farmer 236k £600 £254.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 298k £745 £250.00; Moy farmer 254k £625 £246.00; Newry farmer 212k £515 £242.00.

Suckler outfits to £1220 each.