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An entry of 450 store cattle and weanlings continued to sell in a very firm trade, with sellers and buyers from throughout Northern Ireland in attendance.

The 305 store cattle sold in an excellent trade. Forward heifers sold to £230 per 100 kilos for 540k at £1245 for a Middletown farmer, followed by £219 per 100 k for 500k at £1100 for a Newtownards farmer. Main demand sold from £190 per 100k to £217 per 100k. Middleweights sold from £195 to £221 for 484k at£1070 for a Newtownards farmer. Lightweight from £200 to £231 for 338k at £780. Second quality heifers sold from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Armagh farmer 540k £1245 £230.00; Newtownards farmer 500k £1100 £219.00; Newtownards farmer 520k £1130 £217.00; Newtownards farmer 504k £1090 £216.00; Newtownards farmer 535k £1085 £203.00; Newry farmer 512k £1040 £203.00; Lisnaskea farmer 522k £1045 £200.00; Armagh farmer 532k £1060 £199.00; Cullyhanna farmer 530k £1050 £198.00.

Middleweight heifers

Newtownards farmer 484k £1070 £221.00; Keady farmer 430k £935 £217.00; Newtownards farmer 442k £945 £214.00; Newry farmer 500k £1065 £213.00; Newtownards farmer 500k £1060 £212.00; Newry farmer 412k £870 £211.00; Belleeks farmer 440k £910 £207.00; Loughgilly farmer 404k £830 £206.00; Newry farmer 456k £935 £205.00; Armagh farmer 492k £1005 £204.00.

Lightweight heifers

Lisnaskea farmer 338k £780 £231.00; Keady farmer 340k £780 £229.00; Keady farmer 388k £875 £226.00; Keady farmer 336k £750 £223.00; Keady farmer 372k £830 £223.00; Keady farmer 340k £735 £216.00; Markethill farmer 334k £720 £216.00; Clare farmer 392k £840 £214.00; Keady farmer 392k £835 £213.00.

BULLOCKS

Forward bullocks to £217 for 510k at £1105 for a Lurgan farmer. Main demand from £190 to £212 per 100 kilos. Top price £1370 for 680k (201). Good quality middleweights from £200 to £231 for 426k at £985. Lightweights from £200 to £251 for 364k at £915. Friesian bullocks from £130 to £152 for 510k at £775.

Forward bullocks

Lurgan farmer 510k £1105 £217.00; Tandragee farmer 572k £1215 £212.40; Newry farmer 570k £1200 £211.30; Keady farmer 540k £1140 £210.35; Keady farmer 635k £1320 £208.20; Lurgan farmer 602k £1245 £206.80; Portadown farmer 595k £1230 £206.40; Newry farmer 595k £1220 £204.70; Tandragee farmer 580k £1180 £204.15; Mowhan farmer 510k £1035 £203.75.

Forward Friesian bullocks

Banbridge farmer 510k £775 £142.00; Gilford farmer 630k £935 £148.90; Gilford farmer 620k £910 £146.30; Keady farmer 520k £700 £135.65.

Middleweight bullocks

Dromara farmer 425k £985 £231.20; Keady farmer 420k £945 £225.00; Keay farmer 475k £1040 £219.40; Belleeks farmer 470k £1035 £219.30; Whitecross farmjer 450k £985 £218.90; Whitecross farmer 455k £990 £217.10; Cullyhanna farmer 500k £1070 £214.00; Keady farmer 475k £1010 £213.10; Cullyhanna farmer 465k £985 £212.30.

Lightweight bullocks

Dungannon farmer 365k £915 £251.40; Armagh farmer 335k £790 £236.55; Lisburn farmer 400k £940 £236.20; Armagh farmer 330k £745 £227.15; Lisburn farmer 400k £885 £223.50; Markethill farmer 390k £835 £223.50; Markethill farmer 390k £835 £214.10; Keady farmer 395k £830 £213.20; Milford farmer 310k £660 £212.90.

WEANLINGS

The 130 weanlings returned another firm trade. Light heifers from £220 to £270 for 196 k at £530. Stronger lots to£231 for 316k at £730. Light male weanlings sold from £200 to £270 for 196k at £530. Stronger lots to £231 for 316k at £730. Light male weanlings sold from £220 to £278 for 212k at £590. Stronger males from £195 to £244 for 360k at £880.

Middleweight male weanlings

Newry farmer 360k £880 £244.00; Longfield farmer 302k £725 £240.00; Longfield farmer 312k £725 £232.00; Beragh farmer 306k £680 £222.00; Longfield farmer 328k £715 £218.00; Beragh farmer 320k £675 £211.00; Longfield farmer 308k £620 £201.00; Longfield farmer 310k £630 £202.00.

Lightweight male weanlings

Mowhan farmer 212l £590 £278.00; Banbridge farmer 270k £725 £268.00; Banbridge farmer 264k £700 £265.00; Banbridge farmer 290k £745 £257.00; longfield farmer 234k £590 £252.00; Banbridge farmer 298k £725 £243.00; Belleeks farmer 276k £670 £243.00; Beragh farmer 290k £690 £238.00; Lisnaskea farmer 298k £700 £245.00.

Heifer weanlings

Cullyhanna farmer 196k £530 £270.40; Keady farmer 244k £630 £258.20; Keady farmer 232k £590 £254.30; Keady farmer 258k £635 £246.10; Keady farmer 296k £705 £238.20; Ballykelly farmer 316k £730 £231.00; Ballykelly farmer 316k £730 £231.00; Lurgan farmer 310k £690 £222.60.

Suckler outfits to £1730 for a Sim cow and bull calf. Others from £1100 to £1350.