MARTS: Markethill (cattle sale)

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An entry of 420 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers returned a very strong demand with prices for store heifers and bullocks edging upwards.

The 120 store bullocks sold up to £1455 for 728 kilos (200p ) and up to £212 for 530 kilos at £1125. Main demand sold from £185 to £205 for 604 kilos at £1240.

Middleweight steers sold to £220 for 400 kilos at £880 each. All good quality lots sold from £185 to £242 per 100 kilo.

The 115 store heifers returned a definite firmer demand. Middleweights sold to £213 for 380 kilos at £810, followed by £209 for 460 kilos at £960 each. Main demand sold from £190 to £206 per 100 kilo. Forward heifers sold to £206 for 5550 kilos at £1135. All good quality lots sold from £188 to £202 per 100 kilos. Second quality heifers sold readily from £165 to £180 per 100 kilos.

The 140 weanlings sold in an excellent trade with males to £303 for 206 kilos at £625 .Light males sold from £230 to £284 with stronger lots from £200 to £244 for 312 kilos at £760. Angus males sold to £235 for 200 kilos at £470 each. Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £200 to £261 for 272 kilos at £710 each.

The 40 lots of Sucklers sold to £1560 for a Char cow and bull calf. Others sold at £1250, £1180 and £1160.

MALE WEANLINGS

Markethill farmer : 206k £625 303p : Lisnaskea farmer : 222k £630 283p : Beragh farmer : 174k £460 264p : Cullyhanna farmer : 198k £510 257p : Cullyhanna farmer : 312k £760 243p : Lisnaskea farmer : 324k £750 231p :Cullyhanna farmer : 336k £770 229p ; Cullyhanna farmer : 344k £760 220p.

FEMALE WEANLINGS

Tassagh farmer : 272k £710 261p : Jerrettspass farmer : 240k £625 260p : Tassagh farmer : 216k £555 256p : Keady farmer : 244k £620 254p : Beragh farmer : 184k £460 250p : Keady farmer : 222k £555 250p : Tassagh farmer : 242k £595 245p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HEIFERS

Cullyhanna farmer : 380k £810 213p : Camlough farmer : 460k £960 209p : Fivemiletown farmer : 432k £890 206p : Fivemiletown farmer : 464k £950 204p : Armagh farmer : 454k £920 202p : Fivemiletown farmer : 336k £685 203p : Keady farmer : 356k £725 203p Bessbrook farmer : 388k £785 202p.

FORWARD HEIFERS

Poyntzpass farmer : 550k £1135 206p : Seagahan farmer : 540k £1090 202p : Armagh farmer : 512k £1000 195p : Armagh farmer : 516k £1005 194p : Lambeg farmer : 652k £1260 193p : Lisnadill farmer : 514k £990 192p : Lambeg farmer : 612k £1170 191p : Seagahan farmer : 548k £1045 190p : Keady farmer : 504k £960 190p : Lambeg farmer : 604k £1150 190p.

FORWARD BULLOCKS

Clouhfin farmer : 530k £1125 212p : Cloughfin farmer : 604k £1240 205p : Poyntzpass farmer : 536k £1075 200p : Poyntzpass farmer : 728k £1455 199p : Armagh farmer : 506k £1005 198p : Poyntzpass farmer : 530k £1050 198p : Poyntzpass farmer : 574k £1130 196p : Cloughfin farmer : 574k £1125 195p Armagh farmer : 552k £1070 193p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT BULLOCKS

Mowhan farmer : 400k £880 220p : Armagh farmer : 434k £875 201p : Portadown farmer : 438k £865 197p : Newtownbutler farmer : 456k £900 197p : Keady farmer : 470k £920 195p : Richhill farmer : 438k £855 195p : Keady farmer : 438k £855 195p : Collone farmer : 470k £895 190p : Mowhan farmer : 426k £810 190p.