Steady trade in store cattle at Markethill

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Store cattle trade was steady at Markethill on Saturday 5th December.

The 190 store cattle sold readily with prices holding at similar prices to previous weeks.

BULLOCKS: Forward bullocks to £188 for 500k at £945 and up to £1180 for 650k (182). Main demand from £179 to £186 per 100 kilos. Suitable middleweights to £190 for 450k at £860. Friesian bullocks from £120 to £137 for 700k at £960 followed by £131 for 690k at £900.

Forward bullocks: Keady farmer 600k £945 £188.00; Benburb farmer 570k £1060 £186.00; Gilford farmer 610k £1120 £184.00; Gilford farmer 640k £1165 £182.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 650k £1180 £182.00; Benburb farmer 545k £960 £176.00; Keady farmer 500k £880 £175.00; Armagh farmer 574k £1000 £174.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Poyntzpass farmer 700k £960 £137.00; Poyntzpass farmer 690k £900 £131.00; Markethill farmer 524k £665 £127.00; Tandragee farmer 550k £670 £122.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Middletown farmer 364k £690 £190.00; Keady farmer 450k £860 £190.00; Keady farmer 490k £905 £183.00; Middletown farmer 406k £725 £179.00; Middletown farmer 418k £745 £178.00; Armagh farmer 420k £750 £178.00; Armagh farmer 498k £865 £174.00.

HEIFERS: Forward heifers to £186 for 480k at £895. Main demand from £168 to £180 for 570k at £1030. Middleweight heifers to £217 for 390k at £845 followed by £208 for 342k at £710. Main demand from £180 to £193 per 100 kilos. Second quality lots from £155 to £175 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Crossmaglen farmer 570k £1030 £180.00; Portadown farmer 520k £895 £173.00; Mountnorris farmer 520k £880 £169.00; Portadown farmer 560k £940 £167.00; Portadown farmer 520k £870 £168.00.

Middleweight heifers: Newtownhamilton farmer 390k £845 £217.00; Cullyhanna farmer 342k £710 £208.00; Cullyhanna farmer 450k £870 £193.00; Keady farmer 406k £770 £190.00; Portadown farmer 480k £895 £186.00; Newry farmer 418k £755 £181.00.

WEANLINGS: Heifer weanlings to £252 for 266k at £670. All good quality heifers from £190 to £241 per 100 kilos. Light male weanlings to £322 for 188k at £605. Main demand from £220 to £282 per 100 kilos. Stronger lots to £231 for 312k at £720. All good quality bulls from £200 to £213 per 100 kilos.

Heifer weanlings: Middletown farmer 266k £670 £252.00; Armagh farmer 166k £400 £241.00; Middletown farmer 290k £630 £217.00; Markethill farmer 290k £590 £203.00; Markethill farmer 334k £700 £210.00; Cladybeg farmer 230k £460 £200.00; Moira farmer 350k £700 £200.00.

Middleweight male weanlings: Clough farmer 312k £720 £231.00; Dungannon farmer 328k £700 £213.00; Keady farmer 306k £640 £209.00; Middletown farmer 336k £700 £208.00; Caldybeg farmer 316k £655 £207.00; Clough farmer 375k £775 £207.00. Light male weanlings: Armagh farmer 188k £605 £322.00; Bessbrook farmer 220k £620 £282.00; Armagh farmer 238k £670 £282.00; Bessbrook farmer 246k £620 £252.00; Caldybeg farmer 260k £580 £223.00; Collone farmer 278k £615 £221.00; Clough farmer 288k £630 £218.00; Armagh farmer 288k £620 £215.00.

In the suckler ring in-calf heifers sold to £1450 for at Lim heifer from a Ballygawley farmer. The same seller received £1380, £1370 and £1330 for in-calf heifers. A Lisburn farmer received £1030 for an in-calf Sim cow.