Latest cattle prices from Markethill

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An entry of 730 cattle at Markethill on Saturday, 7th May sold in a another very strong demand with several new customers at the ringside to secure stock.

HEIFERS

The 240 store heifers sold in an excellent demand with prices firmer on the week. Forward heifers to £226 for 508k at £1150 for a Killylea farmer followed by £204 for 538k at £1095. Main demand for good quality lots from £178 to £194 per 100 kilos. Top price £1215 for 700k from a Ballinderry farmer. Good quality middleweight heifers from £190 to £218 for 488k at £1065 from a Killeen Newry farmer. Lightweight heifers from £180 to £212 for 378k at £800 from a Keady farmer. Second quality heifers were in stronger demand from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Killylea farmer 508k £1150 £226.00; Glenanne farmer 538k £1095 £204.00; Rathfriland farmer 504k £975 £194.00; Armagh farmer 586k £1110 £189.00; Armagh farmer 636k £1190 £187.00; Armagh farmer 584k £1090 £187.00; Glenanne farmer 592k £1100 £186.00; Banbridge farmer 612k £1120 £183.00;

Middleweight heifers: Newry farmer 488k £1065 £218.00; Newry farmer 490k £1030 £210.00; Newry farmer 420k £870 £207.00; Killylea farmer 452k £920 £203.00; Keady farmer 402k £810 £201.00; Rathfriland farmer 464k £930 £200.00; Rathfriland farmer 496k £990 £199.00; Glenanne farmer 476k £950 £199.00.

Lightweight heifers: Killylea farmer 378k £800 £212.00; Keady farmer 368k £770 £209.00; Mullaghbawn farmer 380k £790 £208.00; Armagh farmer 350k £710 £203.00; Cullyhanna farmer 376k £740 £197.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 398k £770 £194.00; Killylea farmer 332k £630 £190.00.

BULLOCKS

The 270 bullocks sold in an excellent trade with several new buyers in attendance to secure stock. Good quality middleweight steers to £219 for 436k at £955 for a Donacloney farmer followed by £214 for 456k at £975 for a Dungannon farmer. Main demand from £190 to £213 per 100 kilos. Forward bullocks sold from £185 to £201 for 522k at £1050 for a Crossmaglen farmer. Top price £1135 for 608k from a Collone farmer. Lightweight steers to £258 for 318k at £820. Friesian bullocks to £147 for 520k at £765.

Forward bullocks: Crossmaglen farmer 522k £1050 £201.00; Keady farmer 506k £1000 £198.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 512k £1005 £196.00; Newry farmer 634k £1040 £195.00; Tandragee farmer 558k £1085 £194.00; Dromore farmer 504k £970 £192.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 560k £1070 £191.00; Dungannon farmer 556k £1055 £190.00; Dungannon farmer 564k £1070 £190.00; Crossmaglen farmer 522k £980 £188.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Donaghcloney farmer 436k £955 £219.00; Dungannon farmer 456k £975 £214.00; Belleeks farmer 444k £945 £213.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 490k £1035 £211.00; Keady farmer 444k £935 £211.00; Dromore farmer 452k £945 £209.00; Belleeks farmer 448k £930 £208.00; Crossmaglen farmer 486k £1000 £206.00.

Lightweight bullocks: Aughnacloy farmer 318k £820 £258.00; Keady farmer 308k £770 £250.00; Keady farmer 356k £860 £242.00; Dungannon farmer 338k £815 £241.00; Dungannon farmer 346k £830 £240.00; Hilltown farmer 336k £800 £238.00; Keady farmer 352k £800 £227.00; Banbridge farmer 376k £830 £221.00; Keady farmer 386k £810 £210.00.

WEANLINGS

The 190 weanlings sold in an excellent demand with prices for good quality lots slightly firmer. Good quality males from £200 to £262 for 256k at £670 followed by £237 for 314k at £745. Heifer weanlings from 3200 to £262 for 244k at £640 followed by £245 for 316k at £775.

Male weanlings: Belleek farmer256k £670 £262.00; Belleek farmer 296k £720 £243.00; Madden farmer 314k £745 £237.00; Newry farmer 348k £820 £236.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 328k £750 £229.00; Banbridge farmer 350k £800 £229.00; Belleek farmer 316k £720 £228.00; Madden farmer 324k £735 £227.00;

Heifer weanlings: Newtownhamilton farmer 244k £640 £262.00; Armagh farmer 274k £690 £252.00; Armagh farmer 316k £775 £245.00; Armagh farmer 250k £575 £230.00; Armagh farmer 222k £510 £230.00; Armagh farmer 240k £550 £229.00; Armagh farmer 290k £660 £228.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 266k £605 £228.00.

An increased entry of sucklers sold readily with outfits at £1300, £1270 and £1240.