MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 870 store cattle, weanlings and suckler cows at Markethill on Saturday 17th October continued to sell in a very firm trade for all stock.

BULLOCKS

The 405 bullocks included several pens of top quality forward steers which sold to £212 for 596k at £1265 from a Dromore farmer. Top price £1285 for 608k (211). Main demand from £188 to £211 per 100 kilos. Good quality middleweights from £200 to £225 for 404k at £910. Lightweight steers to £234 for 346k at £810 for a Clogher farmer. Main demand from £200 to £231 per 100 kilos. Middleweight Friesian steers to £172 for 458k at £790. Forward Friesians to £156 for 574k at £895 for a Dungannon farmer. All good quality Friesians from £130 to £154 per 100 kilos. Top price £945 for 650k (145).

Forward bullocks

Dromore farmer 596k £1265 £212.00; Dromore farmer 608k £1285 £211.00; Poyntzpass farmer 542k £1100 £292.95; Richhill farmer 588k £1190 £202.38; Poyntzpass farmer 518k £1045 £201.75; Lisburn farmer 536k £1060 £197.75; Markethill farmer 552k £1085 £196.55; Newry farmer 512k £1000 £195.30.

Forward Friesian bullocks

Dungannon farmer 574k £895 £156.00; Tandragee farmer 598k £890 £149.00; Dungannon farmer 582k £865 £149.00; Lisburn farmer 650k £945 £145.00; Newry farmer 635k £880 £138.00; Newry farmer 604k £830 £138.00.

Middleweight bullocks

Moy farmer 404k £910 £225.25; Richhill farmer 406k £895 £220.00; Armagh farmer 406k £890 £219.00; Clogher farmer 410k £895 £218.00; Dungannon farmer 420k £910 £216.00; Sixmilecross farmer 408k £880 £216.00; Richhill farmer 410k £875 £213.00; Dungannon farmer 424k £900 £212.00; Cladybeg farmer 402k £840 £209.00.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Tandragee farmer 458k £790 £172.00; Portadown farmer 495k £855 £172.40; Armagh farmer 495k £850 £171.35; Armagh farmer 480k £740 £154.17; Tandragee farmer 488k £715 £146.50; Armagh farmer 430k £620 £144.85; Annaghmore farmer 482k £685 £142.10; Armagh farmer 475k £655 £138.20.

Lightweight bullocks

Clogher farmer 346k £810 £234.00; Lisburn farmer 370k £855 £231.00; Lisburn farmer 388k £890 £229.00; Lisburn farmer 380k £870 £229.00; Belleek farmer 400k £895 £224.00; Belleek farmer 400k £880 £220.00; Clogher farmer 364k £785 £216.00; Clogher farmer 330k £700 £214.00.

HEIFERS

The 300 store heifers sold in an excellent demand with good quality forward heifers from £190 to £207 for 508k at £1050. Top price £1215 for 624k (195). Middleweight heifers to £214 for 438k at £935. All good quality lots from £195 to £213 per 100 kilos. Lightweights to £221 for 376k at £830.

Forward heifers

Poyntzpass farmer 508k £1050 £207.00; Armagh farmer 508k £1040 £205.00; Newry farmer 544k £1110 £204.00; Poyntzpass farmer 556k £1130 £203.00; Poyntzpass farmer 538k £1085 £202.00; Poyntzpass farmer 514k £1030 £200.00; Poyntzpass farmer 524k £1040 £199.00; Armagh farmer 506k £1000 £198.00.

Middleweight heifers

Newtownhamilton farmer 438k £935 £214.00; Lisnaskea farmer 434k £925 £213.00; Portadown farmer 402k £850 £212.00; Newry farmer 486k £1020 £210.00; Portadown faremr 424k £885 £209.00; Newry farmer 430k £890 £207.00; Armagh farmer 450k £930 £207.00; Moy farmer 410k £840 £205.00; Belleeks farmer 486k £995 £205.00.

Lightweight heifers

Portadown farmer 375k £830 £221.00; Dungannon farmer 395k £805 £203.00; Portadown farmer 318k £640 £201.00; Newry farmer 368k £740 £201.00; Newry farmer 380k £755 £198.00; Portadown farmer 365k £725 £198.00; Annaghmore farmer 334k £655 £196.00.

WEANLINGS

The 140 weanlings sold in a strong demand. Heifers from £200 to £236 for 322k at £760. Light male weanligns from £200 to £268 for 298k at £800. Stronger males to £254 for 250k at £900.

Male weanlings

Armagh farmer 298k £800 £268.00; Keady farmer 270k £720 £267.00; Poytzpass farmer 290k £730 £252.00; Keady farmer 354k £900 £254.00; Armagh farmer 304k £760 £250.00; Armagh farmer 358k £850 £237.00; Lisburn farmer 254k £590 £232.00.

Heifer weanlings

Keady farmer 322k £760 £236.00; Moira farmer 294k £660 £225.00; Newry farmer 312k £680 £218.00; Newry farmer 202k £440 £218.00; Moira farmer 322k £690 £214.00; Newry farmer 328k £700 £213.00; Newry farmer 332k £700 £211.00; Middletown farmer 302k £630 £209.00.

Another large entry of sucklers returned an excellent trade. Top price £1620 for a Lim cow and heifer calf. Others sold at £1500, £1480 and £1320.

An entry of 150 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 20th October sold in a noticeably firmer trade, particularly the poor quality cows. Beef bred cows sold from £120 to £143 per 100 kilos with a top of £158 for 718k at £1135. Fleshed Friesian cows from £95 to £113 for 708k at £800. Young Friesian from £120 to £134 per 100 kilos. Second quality Friesian cows from £75 to £85 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £55 to £68 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Lisburn farmer 718k £1135 £158.00; Banbridge farmer 752k £1075 £143.00; Banbridge farmer 630k £850 £135.00; Banbridge farmer 628k £815 £130.00; Tassagh farmer 552k £700 £127.00; Newry farmer 570k £840 £123.00; Newry farmer 642k £785 £122.00; Darkley farmer 840k £1025 £121.00.

Friesian cull cows

Newtownhamilton farmer 708k £800 £113.00; Newtownhamilton faremr 678k £755 £111.00; Annalong farmer 676k £740 £110.00; Armagh farmer 556k £585 £105.00; Crumlin farmer 694k £710 £102.00; Armagh farmer 592k £585 £99.00; Newry farmer 770k £740 £96.00; Dromara farmer 646k £620 £96.00.

CALVES

The 200 lots in the calf ring returned an excellent trade. Good quality bull calves to £335 for a Hereford. Main demand from £240 to £315. Heifer calves to £280 for a blonde. All good heifers from £200 to £270. Young Friesian bulls to £128 each. Main demand from £50 to £102 each. Strong Friesian bulls from £140 to £235 each.

Bull calves

Her £335; AA £315; Her £275; Lim £270; Lim £265; AA £265; Lim £260; FKV £260; Lim £255.

Heifer calves

DAQ £280; Her 270; BB £270; Her £260; Lim £255; Lim £250; AA £240; Her £240; BB £235.