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An entry of 700 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 12th September continued to sell in a very firm trade for all stock.

BULLOCKS

The 330 store bullocks returned an excellent trade throughout the sale. Forward bullocks to £215 for 572k at £1230. All good quality lots from £190 to £212 per 100 kilos. Middleweight steers to £223 for 446k at £995. Main demand from £195 to £218 for 408k at £890. Lightweight steers from £200 to £242 for 330k at £800. Good quality Friesian bullocks sold from £140 to £152 for 6664k at £1010.

Forward bullocks

Newtownhamilton farmer 570k £1230 £215.00; Dromara farmer 560k £1185 £212.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 515k £1065 £207.00; Armagh farmer 525k £1080 £205.00; Banbridge farmer 510k £1045 £204.00; Annaghmore farmer 605k £1225 £202.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 620k £1245 £201.00; Belleek farmer 555k £1120 £201.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 575k £1155 £201.00;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Newtownhamilton farmer 665k £1010 £152.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 650k £985 £151.00; Moneymore farmer 510k £760 £149.00; Middletown farmer 570k £850 £148.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 625k £915 £146.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 655k £950 £145.00; Portadown farmer 545k £775 £142.00; Armagh farmer 540k £765 £141.00;

Middleweight bullocks

Tassagh farmer 445k £995 £223.00; Tassagh farmer 410k £890 £218.00; Armagh farmer 445k £970 £218.00; Tassagh farmer 465k £1000 £215.00; Whitecross farmer 425k £890 £210.00; Poyntzpass farmer 485k £1015 £210.00; Banbridge farmer 405k £850 £209.00; Poyntzpass farmer 490k £1025 £209.00; Banbridge farmer 435k £900 £207.00; Poyntzpass farmer 500k £1030 £206.00;

HEIFERS

The 190 heifers included several pens of top quality stock. Good quality forward heifers sold to £212 for 516k at £1095. Angus heifers to £208 for 540k at £1125. Main demand from £183 to £201 per 100 kilos. Middleweights from £195 to £215 for 430k at £925. Lightweights from £200 to £239 for 352k at £840. Second quality heifers sold in a very good demand from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Dromore farmer 516k £1095 £212.00; Armagh farmer 540k £1125 £208.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 512k £1030 £201.00; Poyntzpass farmer 530k £1055 £199.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 504k £1000 £198.00; Poyntzpass farmer 502k £945 £188.00; Newry farmer 560k £1055 £187.00;

Middleweight heifers

Killylea farmer 430k £925 £215.00; Poyntzpass farmer 416k £880 £212.00; Killylea farmer 402k £850 £211.00; Keady farmer 440k £930 £211.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 450k £950 £211.00; Dromore farmer 420k £885 £210.00; Newry farmer 470k £985 £209.00; Newry farmer 480k £1000 £208.00; Armagh farmer 465k £960 £207.00;

Lightweight heifers

Killylea farmer 352k £840 £239.00; Killylea farmer 390k £890 £229.00; Newry farmer 395k £870 £221.00; Moy farmer 370k £800 £216.00; Killylea farmer 385k £815 £211.00; Newry farmer 370k £775 £209.00; Aughnacloy farmer 400k £835 £209.00; Moy farmer 375k £780 £209.00; Dromore farmer 400k £825 £207.30;

WEANLINGS

The 135 weanlings sold in a steady trade. Male weanlings to £247 for 312k at £770 followed by £240 for 350k at £840. Main demand from £190 to £239 per 100 kilos. Good quality heifers from £200 to £232 for 302k at £700.

Male weanlings

Markethill farmer 312k £770 £247.00; Dungannon farmr 350k £840 £240.00; Markethill farmer 318k £760 £239.00; Dungannon farmer 352k £800 £227.00; RForkhill farmer 368k £785 £213.00; Dungannon farmer 386k £820 £212.00; Keady farmer 364k £740 £203.00; Moy farmer 364k £740 £203.30;

Heifer weanlings

Moy farmer 302k £700 £232.00; Aghalee farmer 335k £725 £216.00; Markethill farmer 305k £645 £212.00; Clare farmer 356k £740 £208.00; Annahilt farmer 200k £455 £228.00; Annahilt farmer 188k £410 £218.00; Clare farmer 280k £580 £207.00;

The 40 lots of sucklers sold in a very good trade. Top price £1470 for a Lim cow and heifer calf. Others sold at £1440, £1230 and £1190 each.