Firm trade for store cattle and weanlings at Markethill

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An entry of 420 store cattle and weanlings sold at Markethill on Saturday, 3rd December continued to sell in a very firm trade.

BULLOCKS: Forward bullocks sold to a top of £232 per 100 kilos for a 578k Angus at £1340. All good quality Angus sold from £200 to £221 per 100 kilos for 544k at £1200. Continental cattle sold to £208 per 100 kilos for 570k at £1200. Main demand from £185 to £196 per 100 kilos. Middleweight steers to £214 per 100 kilos for 402k at £860. All good quality middleweight from £190 to £207 per 100 kilos. Friesian bullocks sold to £162 per 100 kilos for 550k at £890.

Forward bullocks: Dromore farmer 578k £1340 £232.00; Dromore farmer 544k £1200 £22.00; Poyntzpass farmer 536k £1145 £214.00; Whitecross farmer 518k £1100 £212.00; Poyntzpass farmer 530k £1125 £212.00; Poyntzpass farmer 562k £1185 £211.00; Whitecross farmer 506k £1060 £209.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Dungannon farmer 402k £860 £214.00; Loughgilly farmer 410k £850 £207.00; Loughgilly farmer 462k £950 £206.00; Newry farmer 478k £950 £199.00; Markethill farmer 468k £920 £197.00; Loughgilly farmer 458k £900 £197.00; Dungannon farmer 486k £940 £193.00.

HEIFERS: Forward heifers to £220 per 100 kilos for 540k Angus at £1190. All good quality forward heifers sold readily from £197 to £216 per 100 kilos for 566k Char at £1200. Middleweight heifers from £188 to £214 per 100 kilos for 498k Lim at £1065. Second quality heifers sold from £170 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Killylea farmer 540k £1190 £220.00; Portadown farmer 556k £1200 £216.00; Loughgall farmer 570k £1220 £214.00; Loughgall farmer 546k £1165 £213.00; Loughgall farmer 544k £1160 £213.00; Portadown farmer 502k £1065 £212.00; Loughgall farmer 528k £1120 £212.00; Portadown farmer 544k £1150 £211.00; Portadown farmer 552k £1160 £210.00.

Middleweight heifers: Loughgall farmer 498k £1065 £214.00; Moy farmer 346k £790 £228.00; Loughgilly farmer 388k £765 £197.00; Loughgilly farmer 434k £860 £198.00; Collone farmer 450k £890 £198.00; Portadown farmer 494k £975 £197.00; Keady farmer 332k £650 £196.00.

WEANLINGS

Male weanlings to £269 per 100 kilos for 234k Char at £630. All good lots from £220 to £239 per 100 kilos. Good quality heifer weanlings from £200 to £242 for 260k at £630.

Male weanlings: Portadown farmer 234k £630 £269.00; Portadown farmer 274k £655 £239.00; Markethill farmer 270k £640 £237.00; Portadown farmer 210k £495 £236.00; Lurgan farmer 270k £625k £232.00; Portadown farmer 222k £510 £229.00; Portadown farmer 258k £590 £229.00; Portadown farmer 272k £620 £228.00.

Heifer weanlings: Portadown farmer 260k £630 £242.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 232k £560 £241.00; Magheragall farmer 234k £555 £237.00; Magheragall farmer 268k £625 £233.00; Ballynahinch farmer 286k £660 £231.00; Portadown farmer 254k £575 £226.00; Portadown farmer 298k £670 £225.00; Ballynahinch farmer 258k £575 £223.00.

Suckler outfits sold to £1250 and in calf cow to £1290 each.