More cattle on offer at Omagh

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More cattle on offer with prices offering a glimmer of hope.

Heifers: Tom Donnelly, Brookeborough 535k £1060; 490k £980; 460k £890; 525k £1000, Noel Anderson, Kesh 425k £900; 480k £940, IW Crozier, Dromore 465k £920, F and W Browne, Clanabogan 415k £845; 430k £850, N McCutcheon, Trillick 480k £925; 510k £965; 675k £1235, C Armstrong, Seskinore 485k £930, Sam Mitchell, Armagh 505k £980, P and T McCarroll, Eskra 570k £1100, Jas Henderson, Trillick 395k £795, R and D Laird, Strabane 310k £680 (3).

Bullocks: C O’Hagan, Eskra 510k £1000, R and C Elkin, Omagh 600k £1140, S Britton, Donemana 505k £965; 470k £910; 490k £935, Jas Doyle, Coa 640k £1220, RA McKinley, Omagh 425k £840; 510k £970, M Ferris, Leglands 600k £1130; 605k £1140, J Curran, Dromore 505k £950, N McCombe, Donemana 590k £1080, PF Ward, Drumnakilly 665k £1215; 560k £1020.

Fat cows: CA Cathers, Beragh 660k £175, M Kelly, Fintona 740k £139, P Horisk, Errigal 650k £136, B Donnelly, Pomeroy 580k £131, C Maguire, Trillick 730k £124, S Morton, Kesh 690k £124, HP McDonnell, Drumquin 670k £124; 780k £118, D McMenamin, Drumquin 640k £122, P Quinn, Fintona 740k £120.

Dropped calves: J Donnelly, Trillick £450 Char bull, Wm Morris, Greencastle £415 B.Blue heifer, C McGinley, Ballygawley £405 B.Blue Bull, Will Andrews Killeter £385 B.Blue bull, M Davis, Dromore £385 Lim bull, Eric Crawford, Newtownstewart £365 B.Blue bull; £315 B.Blue heifer, D Alexander, Omagh £360 B.Blue bull; £360 Lim heifer, A Stevenson, Sion Mills £330 and £320 Lim bulls, A Vance, Trillick £320 Simm bull, J Maguire, Trillick £310 Lim heifer, M Nelson, Victoria Bridge £300 AngusbBull, F and H Smyth, Dromore £300 Angus bull.

Sale of suckled calves: 170 calves presented for the first sale of 2016 sold to excellent demand, making light of current beef issues. Heifers in particular, sold to an average of 228p per kilo.

Heifer calves: R Scott, Newtownstewart 320k £795; 330k £825; 345k £835; 350k £835, K Lynch, Castlederg 320k £795; 315k £760; 290k £755. Gary O’Kane, Drumquin 305k £760, S Alexander, Omagh 230k £720; 305k £720; 330k £730, Thos Conlin, Fintona 275k £700, Jack Hunter, Drumquin 260k £625; 270k £605; 355k £725, PM O’Kane, Drumquin 265k £680; 340k £730, Eamon McGirr, Ballygawley 350k £790; 340k £730, R Scott, Strabane 220k £520, M McNamee, Gortin 265k £570, K McGurren, Trillick 280k £570, Hugh McQuaid, Dromore 305k £640.

Bull/bullock calves: PM O’Kane, Drumquin 290k £785; 425k £860, M McFarland, Beragh 230k £600; 275k £670; 335k £765, T Conlin, Fintona 240k £620; 295k £665; 330k £815, S Alexander, Omagh 295k £680, A Lipsett, Fintona 290k £670, R Scott, Donemana 315k £785; 300k £690, E McGirr, Ballygawley 350k £850; 415k £860 and £850, K McGurren, Trillick 290k £650; 340k £695, M McNamee, Gortin 255k £545, S O’Kane, Drumquin 235k £505, K Lynch, Castlederg 380k £840; 350k £740, JP Breen, Trillick 380k £840; 325k £700, A McElduff, Loughmacrory 325k £665 and £660.