Unusually small sale of cattle for beginning of March at Omagh

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An unusually smaller sale for the beginning of March saw no improvement from last week especially for heavier sorts.

Bullocks: M Ballantine, Glenhull 550k £1120; 535k £1060, M Slane, Greencastle 500k £990; 510k £980, R and S Nesbitt, Killen 540k £1055, M Ferris, Leglands 570k £1105; 540k £1025, W Somerville, Pomeroy 530k £1020; 565k £1085, S Mitchell, Armagh 510k £980, C A Cathers, Beragh 510k £985; 535k £1025; 455k £890, J McConnell, Gortin 595k £1140; 630k £1180, Ivan Lecky, Sion Mills 585k £1110; 640k £1210, Scott Lecky, Sion Mills 645k £1220; S McGirr, Ballygawley 465k £930, M Donnelly, Dromore 480k £925, B Duffy, Belleek 295k £660.

Heifers: S Mitchell, Eskra 505k £1075; 590k £1105; 580k £1080, J N McGarrigle, Irvinestown 565k £1100; 440k £860; 355k £705, P McGread, Dromore 525k £1000; 500k £1000, Jas Bloomer, Eglish 555k £1050, Geo Earls, Kesh 625k £1175; 630k £1155, S McGirr, Ballygawley 395k £910; 380k £850; 425k £930; 305k £650. Ed McCaskie, Drumquin 310k £665, D Hamilton, Donemana 455k £855, Paul McLaughlin, Cabragh 590k £1075; 525k £935, B Duffy, Belleek 300k £645; 330k £660, A Knight, Irvinestown 340k £675.

Fat cows: S Donnelly, Dromore 770k £161, E McGirr, Ballygawley 640k £157, J A McKinley, Omagh 610k £147; 630k £134, M D Doonan, Kesh 430k £146, J F Cavanagh, Pomeroy 700k £134, B Martin, Carrickmore 720k £134; 680k £129, G McDonagh, Ederney 670k £134, J Teague, Dromore 740k £133, M McDaid, Corgary 590k £132, Des Moore, Fintona 550k £131 (Friesian), P McCullagh, Mountfield 630k £130, J Donnelly, Drumquin 660k £130, D Hamilton, Donemana 640k £128, John Teague, Dromore 580k £127, Ed O’Hagan, Drumlea 580k £126, D W Hemphill, Drumquin 520k £126, L Keenan, Carrickmore 840k £126, D Gillespie, Omagh 390k £126, M McCoy, Dromore 650k £124, P Monaghan, Fintona 780k £122.

Dropped calves: Thos Corrigan, Fintona £370; £345 Sim bull; £315 Sim heifer, R A McConnell, Knockmoyle £345 B Blue bull, Bogle Bros, Castlederg £345 and £290 Hereford bulls, C McGinley, Ballygawley £340 B Blue bull, E McFarland, Newtownstewart £335 Sales bull; £280 Salers heifer, A Rutledge, Fintona £315 B Blue bull, Jas Moore, Ardstraw £305 and £285 B Blue bulls, M McAloon, Trillick £300 Angus bull, R A McKelvey, Strabane £295 B Blue bull; £275 B Blue heifer, E Crawford, Newtownstewart £295 B Blue heifer, I Magee, Trillick £290 Limousin heifer, A Roulston, Dromore £290 Angus bull, H Owens, Brackey £290 B Blue bull; £285 B Blue heifer, W T Atcheson, Strabane £285 Salers bull, N and G Kee, Trillick £275 Limousin bull; £275 Limousin heifer.

Sale of wintered suckled calves: 505 calves offered for sale met excellent demand for quality sorts, although plainer sorts have eased slightly.

Bull/bullock calves: Brian McMenamin, Castlederg 320k £810; 325k £795, W and S Cousins, Omagh 320k £780, D Carolan, Cranagh 310k £750, P Horisk, Errigal 320k £775; 350k £830, W Elliot, Derrygonnelly 335k £805; 255k £570, J McCay, Castlederg 320k £755; 340k £775, E O’Kane, Drumquin 350k £820, B McSorley, Fintona 320k £750; 330k £775; 310k £725, M Meegan, Eskra 325k £745; 400k £870, D Irvine, Lack 355k £815, D Johnston, Strathroy 320k £755, S Carron, Ederney 415k £925; 425k £930; 380k £825, M Conway, Cranagh 410k £875, D Gallagher, Ederney 470k £975, Gary O’Kane, Drumquin 450k £915; 400k £815, G Donnelly, Trillick 235k £860 (365p per kilo) S McGirr, Ballygawley 260k £670; 290k £750; 250k £645; 275k £705, R Scott, Newtownstewart 245k £610, Loane Partners, Kesh 245k £600, S Ferris, Drumquin 255k £625, C Devine, Strabane 210k £500; 290k £645, C T McNabb, Drumquin 295k £705; 300k £670, P Haughey, Carrickmore 405k £900; 425k £870.

Heifer calves: M Johnston, Lack 370k £880, D and C Moore, Ardmore 305k £675 and £665, S McGirr, Ballygawley 305k £665; 230k £530, R Scott, Newtownstewart 360k £780; 300 £660; 335k £685, M Conway, Cranagh 330k £710, P Mullin, Sixmilecross 380k £800, V and T Sharkey, Clanabogan 310k £650; 235k £540, David Irvine, Lack 280k £650, P T McMenamin, Leglands 225k £520, H Elliot, Derrygonnelly 230k £515, M Meenagh, Mountfield 260k £580 and £560, Jas Blee, Donemana 280k £595, M Cassidy, Ederney 240k £505, B Coll, Drumquin 295k £600, R Grugan, Carrickmore 300k £610, B McMenamin, Castlederg 320k £670, R Matthewson, Newtownstewart 340k £710; 410k £800, Paul Slane, Carrickmore 345k £705; 415k £810, J Alexander, Drumquin 315k £640, S Carron, Ederney 335k £680, Jack Sproule, Castlederg 345k £700, G Milligan, Ederney 360k £725, Messrs Thompson, Ederney 380k £790.