Prices rise for heavy cattle at Omagh Mart

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Heavy cattle saw a much awaited rise in prices with plenty of demand, especially for in-spec sorts.

Bullocks: S and G Devine, Artigarvan 575k, £1205; 610k, £1245; 695k, £1385, John Tolan, Trillick 570k, £1170; E Boland, Fintona 575k, £1175; 460k, £965, John Conroy, Beragh 610k, £1220, S Caldwell, Killen 550k, £1105; 470k, £985, N Melaugh, Strabane 600k, £1190, M Armstrong, Dromore 615k, £1195, J A Mills Dungannon 415k, £950; 440k, £900; 380k, £760, C Kelly, Loughmacrory 445k, £980, A K Gamble, Donemana 420k, £920; 440k, £885; 315k, £685, Pat McCrystal, Mullaslin 450k, £930, W J Doherty, Newtownstewart 425k, £880; 415k, £860; 400k, £905, David Hume, Strabane 325k, £735; 360k, £800, S Irvine, Irvinestown 375k, £830, S McCanny, Clanabogan 720k, £1395; 660k, £1245; 715k, £1360.

Heifers: M Walker, Corlea 670k, £1435; 650k, £1385; 615k, £1300; 565k, £1190, L Buchannon, Strabane 600k, £1260; 720k, £1500; 630k, £1280; 685k, £1350, C Gibson, Eglinton 575k, £1200; 485k, £1030, H McCarney, Fintona 505k, £1035, F McCrossan, Leglands 530k, £1045, J Woods, Beragh 540k, £1060, D Farrell, Dromore 425k, £925, S Kelly, Carrickmore 420k, £900; 480k, £990, S Caldwell, Killen 445k, £950, W Nixon, Donemana 405k, £850; 395k, £845, Jas Kelly, Loughmacrory, 460k, £945, N Anderson, Kesh 425k, £860, B Connolly, Trillick 365k, £775; 415k, £830, A K Gamble, Donemana 350k, £730; 365k, £740; 420k, £845, S Irvine, Irvinestown 395k, £790.

Fat cows: Wm Henderson, Trillick 550k, £180, R M Clements, Trillick 540k, £146, N McGarrigle, Irvinestown 720k, £144, R Tait, Newtownstewart 600k, £144, W E Monteith, Omagh 560k, £143, Pat McCrystal, Mullaslin 660k, £141, H McAnea, Castlederg 670k, £139; 690k, £134, Hugo Brown, Scraghey 800k, £136, Thos O’Kane, Leglands 570k, £133; 550k, £130, D McCullagh, Carrickmore 600k, £133, M G O’Kane, Drumquin 740k, £133, M McCoy, Dromore 650k, £130 J F Cavanagh, Pomeroy 690k, £130, J McCullagh, Loughmacrory 790k, £130, C Murnaghan, Omagh 700k, £129, C McEnhill, Drumquin 680k, £128, L Galbraith, Strabane 600k, £127.

Dropped calves: R Kinnear, Irvinestown £425 Lim bull, J W Todd, Ballygawley £350 Lim bull, A Houston, Plumbridge £350 B Blue null, Des Millar, Sion Mills £345 Angus bull, R Smyth, Drumquin £335 B Blue bull, M Davis, Dromore £330 B Blue bull; £300 Angus bull, C Dixon, Sixmilecross £325 Blonde bull, M Mullan, Tattyreagh £320 Lim bull, Thos Stevenson, Kesh £320 Angus bull, A and E Hughes, Dromore £310 Simm bull; £300 Simm heifer, A McFarland, Omagh £310 Hereford bull, W McCreery, Fyfin £300 Fleckvieh bull, N McIlwaine, Plumbridge £300 Lim heifer, Clarke Dairies, Castlederg £290 B Blue heifer, N V Prentice, Tempo £300 Lim bull.

Suckled cows: Top price of £1500 was received by C McAskie, Mountjoy for a first calver with a saler bull calf whilst a batch of in calf cows sold to a ceiling of £1060.

Sale of suckled calves: Lesser quality calves on offer with demand still strong for lighter weights.

Bull/bullock calves: David Hume, Strabane 340k, £860; 345k, £820; 305k, £720; 280k, £685, M Blee, Donemana 355k, £870; 215k, £590; 270k, £675, J Donnelly, Loughmacrory 335k, £800; 250k, £625, K Harpur, Castlederg 360k, £860, W Mannagh, Beragh 325k, £770; 345k, £795; 365k, £820; 295k, £700, C Conway, Greencastle 345k, £770, Dan O’Neill, Drumquin 230k, £625, J McCullagh, Mountfield 200k, £535, T and V Sharkey, Clanabogan 270k, £675, M Morris, Newtownstewart 240k, £595; 245k, £560, Ross Hunter, Drumquin 285k, £690, Ivor Wilson, Fintona 270k, £625, M Cassidy, Drumquin 280k, £645; 265k, £615.

Heifer calves: S McMenamin, Drumquin 300k, £675; 210k, £560; 245k, £645, S Mellon, Fintona 375k, £830, F Cassidy, Drumquin 320k, £675, A Ward, Gortin 255k, £660, Jack Hunter, Drumquin 265k, £640, J Donnelly, Loughmacrory 295k, £670, F Hayes, Ederney 285k, £640 (3), D Hume, Strabane 295k, £630; 280k, £600.