970 cattle came under the hammer this week at Clogher Mart with a very strong demand for quality lots reported in all sections.
In the fatstock ring cow heifers topped £217 for 910kg B/Blue, £210 for an 890kg B/Blue and 207 for a 790kg B/Blue.
Beef cows sold to £182 for a 650kg Lim £170 for a 620kg Lim and 162 for a 980kg Char.
Leading prices: Newtownstewart producer 910kg B/B to £217, £210 for a 790kg B/B, £207 for 890kg B/B and £207 for a 790kg B/B. Lurgan producer 560kg Ch to £186. Derrylin producer 520kg AA to £183. Castlederg producer 650kg Lim to £182 and 640kg Lim to £155. Dungannon producer 610kg Lim to £174, £168 for 550kg Lim and £165 for 580kg Lim Saintfield producer 560kg B/B to £170. Dungannon producer 620kg Lim to £170. Dungannon producer 590kg Lim to £168. Killylea producer 600kg AA to £163. Fermanagh producer 980kg Ch to £162. Fermanagh producer 670kg Sim to £159. Fintona producer 650kg Lim to £158. Fermanagh producer 680kg Lim to £157. Dungannon producer 670kg AA to £155.
Other quality lots sold from £130 to £153 per 100kg.
Second quality lots sold from £110 to £127 per 100kg.
Well fleshed Friesian cows sold from £112 to £118 per 100kg.
Plainer lots sold from £80 to £96 per 100kg.
Poorer types sold from £58 to £78 per 100kg.
FAT BULLS: 910kg Lim. to £128, 950kg Lim to £123, 1060kg Char to £120, 920kg Char to £117, 950kg Char to £117, 1130kg Char to £111, 880kg AA to £104.
FAT STEERS (overage): 620kg Lim to £182. 690kg Lim to £179. 600kg Lim to £176. 620kg Ch to £157. 540kg Ch to £154. 650kg Ch to £151. 580kg Sim to £150. 590kg S/H to £127. 620kg Fr to £124. 1070kg Fkv to £113. 570kg Fr to £113.
FAT STEERS (underage): 590kg AA to £186. 630kg AA to £171. 560kg Fr to £170. 620kg AA to £166. 580kg AA to £158. 610kg AA to £154. 600kg Hol to £136. 530kg Fr to £136. 530kg Fr to £128. 560kg Fr to £120.
FAT HEIFERS (underage): 530kg Ch to £192. 580kg Lim to £186. 620kg Lim to £182. 490kg Ch to £172. 700kg Fkv to £167. 590kg B/B to £156. 540kg AA to £139. 600kg Fr to £135. 500kg Fr to £130. 540kg Hol to £120. 560kg Hol to £116. 510kg Fr to £115.
STORE BULLOCKS: A good steady demand in this section with strong stores selling to £1355 for an 840kg Ch. £1300 for a 700kg Lim. £1300 for a 720kg Lim. £1280 for 760kg Ch. £1270 for 700kg Ch. £1245 for 670kg Lim. £1230 for 670kg Lim and 1210 for 680kg Lim to R Wilson, Armagh. R Hall, Fivemiletown 770kg Ch to £1350, 740kg Ch to £1295 and 650kg Ch to £1225. K Caldwell, Fivemiletown 710kg AA to £134. C Beggan, Clogher 640kg Lim to £1300. P A Curry, Benburb 780kg B/B to £1295. H Robinson, Portadown 680kg Ch to £1280. F Fox, Omagh 690kg Ch to £1275, 640kg Lim to £1225, 660kg Ch to £1210. J Gildernew, Dungannon 760kg Ch to £1210. D Alexander, Donemana 680kg Ch to £1210.
MED WEIGHT STORES 410KG TO 500KG: H Robinson, Portadown 500kg Ch to £1020. Roly Domer, Clogher 470kg; Lim. to £1005. T G McCarroll, Eskra 480kg Ch to £1000, 480kg B/B to £950, 490kg Ch to £940, 430kg Ch to £880, 420kg Ch to £880 and 440kg Ch to £835. J Hegarty, Dungannon 470kg Lim to £940. Julie Rea, Crumlin 470kg Lim to £930, 460kg Sim to £890, 420kg Sim to £860. P McShane, Strabane 500kg Ch to £900 and 440kg Ch to £860. E Nugent, Keady 490kg Daq to £890. A Gibson, Aughnacloy 450kg Ch to £860. A Parr, Aughnacloy 490kg B/B to £860 and 430kg B/B to £820.
SMALLER SORTS 400KG & UNDER: Cookstown producer 300kg Lim to £690 and 340kg AA to £670. T G McCarroll, Eskra 340kg Her to £675.
STORE HEIFERS: A very keen demand in this section with forward lots selling to £1305 for a 640kg Lim. £1295 for a 640kg Lim. £1275 for a 680kg Lim. £1200 for a 600kg Lim and £1190 for a 660kg Ch to G McGarrity, Sixmilecross. F Toner, Tullyvallen 650kg Lim to £1255. P Potter, Middletown 630kg Sim to £1190 and 550kg Lim to £1105. Ian Farrell, Fivemiletown 640kg Ch to £1160. M and T Buchannon, Augher 570kg Lim to £1155. J Donnelly, Co Armagh 540kg Ch to £1105, 550kg Sim to £1085, 540kg Ch to £1075, 520kg Ch to £1040 and 510kg Ch to £1030. P McDonagh, Tempo 630kg Ch to £1060. Geo Hobson, Portadown 580kg Ch to £1030. E HJackett, Ballygawley 600kg B/B to £1020. B Kelly, Pomeroy 570kg Lim to £1005.
MED WEIGHT STORES 410KG TO 500KG: Geo Hobson, Portadown 500kg Ch to £1025 and 460kg Lim to £880. M Parker, Armagh 490kg Daq to £990 and 470kg Daq to £795. P McDonagh, Tempo 490kg Lim to £980, 500kg Lim to £905 and 460kg Ch to £840. P Cassidy, Augher, 500kg Sim to £970. R Watson, Augher 500kg Ch to £955. D Kerr, Galbally 500kg Her to £880. A Gibson, Aughnacloy 450kg AA to £875, 430kg Ch to £830. S Kelly, Loughgall 440kg Ch to £845. B Kelly, Pomeroy 440kg Lim to £820. Local producer 430kg Lim to £810 and 420kg Lim to £800. F Toner, Tullyvallen 440kg Ch to £805 and 420kg Shb to £750. J Donnelly, Armagh 430kg Char to £800. A Gibson, Aughnacloy 370kg Lim to £775, 380kg Ch to £690, 350kg Ch to £645, 330kg Lim top £600, 350kg Ch to £585, 340kg Ch to £555, 330kg Lim to £550, 270kg AA to £530 and 280kg Lim to £500. Julie Rea, Crumlin 320kg Lim to £730. Local producer 400kg B/B to £720. E Nugent, Keady 370kg Daq to £700. A Breen, Tempo 390kg AA to £680. M Parker, Armagh 360kg Daq to £680 and 340kg Daq to £675. P McDonagh, Tempo 400kg Her to £675. E A Lindsay, Florencecourt 280kg Shb to £505.
WEANLINGS: A very keen demand in this section with steers and bulls selling to £1040 for a 500kg Lim and £1035 for a 520kg AA to J McMahon, Rosslea, P Shevlin, Clogher 380kg Ch to £995, 360kg Ch to £995, 390kg Ch to £905 and 340kg Ch to £890. C Kelly, Dungannon 370kg Ch. to £950. J Donnelly Armagh 370kg Ch. to £920, 390kg Ch. to £920,and 390kg Ch. to £895. G McKee Keady 310kg Lim. to £900. Pomeroy Producer 330kg Ch. to £870, and 400kg Ch. to £850. R E Wilson Trillick 430kg Ch. to £855. Roly Domer Clogher 370kg Lim. to £840. J McCrystal Ballygawley 350kg Lim. to £835. O P Donnelly Augher 350kg Sim. to £815. F Donnelly Omagh 370kg Lim. to £815.
WEANLING HEIFERS: J McCrystal, Ballygawley 390kg Lim to £850, 340kg Lim to £795, 310kg Lim to £750 and 280kg Lim to £730. R E Wilson, Trillick 420kg Sim to £795, 400kg Ch to £795, 450kg Sim to £780 and 440kg Ch to £760. W J and D Fee, Brookeborough 420kg Ch to £785 and 400kg Ch to £725. G Hagan, Clogher 380kg Lim to £775, 340kg Ch to £775 and 390kg Ch to £730. F Kelly, Sixmilecross 410kg Ch to £770. Kesh producer 350kg Lim to £770, 320kg Lim to £765 and 310kg Lim to £740. M Mallon, Dungannon 350kg Ch to £770. Wm Downey, Magheraveely 360kg B/B to £730.
DAIRY COWS & HEIFERS: Dairy stock sold to £1200 for a calved heifer for P J McKenna, Clogher. £1010, £900 and £860 for a Co Armagh producer.
BREEDING BULLS: W G and F Brown £1300 for pedigree registered Simm.
SUCKLER COWS & CALVES: A much smaller turnout this week with strong prices on offer for quality lots P Cassidy, Augher sold a heifer and heifer calf to £1915. Stuart Domer, Clogher £1760 for heifer and bull calf and £1300 for second calver and heifer calf. Stephen Williamson, Benburb £1700 for heifer and bull calf. E Glasgow, Armagh £1650 for heifer and bull calf, £1350 for heifer and bull calf, £1300 for heifer and heifer calf. G Carville, Middletown £1640 for heifer and bull calf. M McCaughey, Clogher £1400 for heifer and heifer calf and £1400 for heifer and bull calf. S McNelis, Beragh £1220 for heifer and bull calf. Gortavoy Farms, Pomeroy £1205 for heifer and bull calf. Pomeroy producer £1200 for heifer and bull calf. B Mallon, Eglinton £1170 for heifer and bull calf, £1115 for 08 cow and bull calf, and £1100 for 08 cow and bull calf.
Incalf heigers sold to £1115 for a Sim to D P Richardson, Dungannon.
DROPPED CALVES & REARED CALVES: Another good entry sold easily to a brisk demand with bull calves (under two months) selling to £485 for a Ch to A Beggan, Rosslea. R S and M McKee, Saintfield £470 for Lim. K Moore, Augher £450 and £400 for Chars. W J and R McConkey, Cookstown £440 for Ch P A and J Grue, Lisnaskea £440 for Ch.
HEIFERS: T D Rafferty, Dungannon £500 for Ch. R E Jones, Ballygawley £435 for Lim. K Moore, Augher £385, £340 and £330 for Chars. S Eagleson, Aughnacloy £375 for Ch. W P Glass, Newtownstewart £340 and £292 for Sims. J McDonagh, Brookeborough £305 for Ch. W H Stockdale, Clogher £285 for B/B.
REARED BULLS: B Doonan, Kinawley £670 for Ch. I Eagleson, Aughnacloy £600 for B/B. D Bogue, Fivemiletown £575 for Lim. T and D Rafferty, Dungannon £600 and £540 for Daqs. E Woods, Tempo £535 for AA. J McNulty, Strabane £520 for Lim. R Caldwell, Fintona £520 for AA.
REARED HEIFERS: T and D Rafferty, Dungannon £600 and £500 for Chars. H Robertson, Fivemiletown £465 for Ch. R Caldwell, Fintona £465, £440, £395, £390, £382 and £370 for AAs. J Donnelly, Trillick £425 for Her. N and A Johnston, Fivemiletown £420 for Ch. K Moore, Augher £400 for Her. R Watson, Fivemiletown £400 for Ch.