Forward bullocks sell to £1330 for 572k at Markethill

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An entry of 440 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 10th December, continued to sell in an exceptionally strong demand.

BULLOCKS: The 160 bullocks sold in an excellent trade. Forward bullocks a top of £233 per 100 kilos for 570k at £1330 for Dromara farmer. All good quality forward bullocks from £198 to £229 per 100 kilos for 512k at £1170.

Good quality middleweights sold from £197 to £231 for 480k at £1120 for a Newtownhamilton farmer.

Forward bullocks: Newry farmer 572k, £1330, £233.00; Tynan farmer 512k, £1170, £229.00; Tynan farmer 56k, £1230, £225.00; Tynan farmer 548k, £1190, £217.00; Tynan farmer 530k, £1140, £215.00; Gilford farmer 652k, £1400, £215.00; Tynan farmer 530k, £1100, £208.00; Tynan farmer 530k, £1100, £208.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Newtownhamilton farmer 484k, £1120, £231.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 452k, £1040, £230.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 440k, £1000, £227.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 480k, £1070, £223.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 466k, £1030, £221.00; Belleeks farmer 408k, £880, £216.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 466k, £1000, £215.00; Killylea farmer 470k, £990, £211.00.

HEIFERS: Forward heifers continued to sell in a very good demand to a top of £232 per 100 kilos for a 558k Angus £1295. Several heifers sold from £1100 to £1300 each. Top price of £1320 for a 618k Angus (214). Good quality middleweight heifers to £222 per 100 kilos for 456k at £1010 for Keady farmer. Lightweight heifers to £234 per 100 kilos for 372k at £870 for a Cullyhanna producer.

Forward heifers: Jerrettspass farmer 558k, £1295, £232.00; Carryduff farmer 558k, £1225, £219.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 580k, £1240, £214.00; Jerrettspass farmer 618k, £1320, £214.00; Carryduff farmer 522k, £1110, £213.00; Carryduff farmer 552k, £1170, £212.00; Carryduff farmer 584k, £1230, £211.00; Newry farmer 530k, £1105, £209.00.

Middleweight heifers: Madden farmer 456k, £1010, £222.00; Newry farmer 436k, £955, £219.00; Newry farmer 490k, £1070, £218.00; Cullyhanna farmer 458k, £1000, £218.00; Newry farmer 408k, £890, £218.00; Cullyhanna farmer 406k, £880, £217.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 406k, £880, £217.00; Newry farmer 496k, £1070, £216.00.

Lightweight heifers: Newry farmer 327k, £870, £234.00; Newry farmer 330k, £760, £230.00; Newry farmer 348k, £800, £230.00; Newry farmer 370k, £820, £222.00; Newry farmer 388k, £850, £219.00; Newry farmer 392k, £840, £214.00; Belleeks farmer 382k, £790, £207.00.

WEANLINGS: Weanling trade was exceptionally strong. Light male weanlings sold to £344 for 180k at £605. All top quality males from £225 to £298 per 100 kilos. Heifer weanlings from to £241 per 100 kilos for 290k at £700.

Male weanlings: Newtownhamilton farmer 176k, £605, £244.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 198k, £590, £298.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 260k, £685, £263.00; Newry farmer 204k, £530, £260.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 266k, £685, £258.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 300k, £765, £255.00; Madden farmer 236k, £600, £254.00; Madden farmer 236k, £560, £237.00; Markethill farmer 294k, £690, £235.00.

Heifer weanlings: Whitecross farmer 290k, £700, £241.00; Newry farmer 220k, £525, £239.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 218k, £520, £238.00; Whitecross farmer 324k, £750, £231.00; Markethill farmer 286k, £635, £222.00; Gilford farmer 268k, £580, £216.00; Markethill farmer 310k, £670, £216.00; Markethill farmer 318k, £675, £212.00; Camlough farmer 234k, £500, £214.00.

In calf suckler cows at £1540, £1510 and £1400 and several more from £1000 to £1250 each.