MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 160 store cattle and weanlings at Markethill on Saturday 3rd January sold in a very firm trade.

Forward heifers sold to £204 for 510 kilos Angus at £1040. Main demand sold from £182 to £198 per 100 kilos. Middleweights sold from £190 to £202 for 450 kilos at £910 each. Suitable lightweight heifers sold from £190 to £227 for 364 kilos at £824. Second quality heifers sold from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Middleweight steers sold to £217 for 370 kilos at £805, followed by £216 for 460 kilos at £1000. Main demand sold from £190 to £204 per 100 kilos. Middleweight fries sold from £140 to £163 for 380 kilos at £620.

Forward bullocks sold to £212 for 520 kilos at £1100. Forward Angus bullock sold to £202 for 578 kilos at £1170. Strong fries steers sold in excellent demand from £145 to £160 for 620 kilos at £990.

Male weanlings sold to £245 for 296 kilos at £725. All good quality lots sold from £210 to £244 per 100 kilos. Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £200 to £239 for 280 kilos at £670.

Suckler outfits sold to £1220 each.

HEIFER WEANLINGS

Killeavy farmer : 280 £670 239p : Loughgall farmer : 270k £625 229p: Darkley farmer : 240k £555 229p : killeavy farmer : 278k £635 228p.

MALE WEANLINGS

Lisnaskea farmer : 296k £725 245p : Fivemiletown farmer : 280k £685 244p : Ballyholland farmer : 296k £710 239p : Lisnaskea farmer : 316k £750 237p : Lisnaskea farmer : 296k £700 236p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT FRIES BULLOCKS

Loughbrickland farmer : 380k £620 163p : Loughbrickland farmer: 375k £590 156p : Loughbrickland farmer : 368k £575 156p : Keady farmer : 354k £550 155p : Loughbrickland farmer : 394k £600 152p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT BULLOCKS

Ballyholland farmer : 460k £1000 216p : Keady farmer : 452k £920 203p : Armagh farmer : 408k £815 199p : Newtownhamilton farmer: 472k £940 199p : Keady farmer: 448k £890 198p : Sixmilecross farmer : 410k £800 195p : Keady farmer : 466k £900 193p.

FORWARD BULLOCKS

Armagh farmer : 520k £1100 212p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 578k £1170 202p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 576k £1050 182p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 574k £1045 182p : Tandragee farmer : 654k £1180 180p : Tandragee farmer : 524k £945 180p. FORWARD FRIES BULLOCKS

Silverbridge farmer : 620k £990 160p : Tandragee farmer : 550k £875 158p : Tandragee farmer : 562k £885 157p : Tandragee farmer : 564k £880 156p : Tandragee farmer: 638k £995 155p : Silverbridge farmer : 550k £850 153p : Tandragee farmer : 544k £825 151p.

LIGHTWEIGHT HEIFERS

Mountnorris farmer : 364k £825 227p : Newry farmer : 306k £675 221p : Armagh farmer : 394k £850 216p : Dungannon farmer : 354k £755 213p : Newry farmer : 350k £725 206p : Markethill farmer : 358k £710 198p : Killylea farmer : 320k £630 197p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HEIFERS

Dungannon farmer : 450k £910 202p : Keady farmer : 440k £885 201p : Armagh farmer : 430k £870 202p : Loughgall farmer : 490k £975 197p : Keady farmer : 468k £915 195p : Leady farmer : 418k £815 195p: Loughgall farmer : 420k £815 194p. FORWARD HEIFERS

Dungannon farmer : 510k £1040 204p : Newry farmer : 590k £1165 198p : Banbridge farmer : 550k £1080 196p : Banbridge farmer : 540k £995 184p : Loughgall farmer: 560k £1030 183p : Loughgall farmer: 530k £970 181p.