Steady trade for store bullocks at Markethill Mart

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An entry of 540 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 19th November continued to sell in a firm trade.

BULLOCKS: The 150 store bullocks sold readily with forward bullocks to £211 per 100 kilos for 566k Char bullock at £1195 and up to £1270 for 660k. Main demand for good quality lots from £190 to £208 per 100 kilos. Good quality middleweight bullocks sold from £190 to £213 per 100 kilos for 418k at £890.

Forward bullocks: Loughgilly farmer 566k, £1195, £211.00; Loughgilly farmer 536k, £1115, £208.00; Keady farmer 504k, £1030, £204.00; Loughgilly farmer 574k, £1150, £200.00; Newry farmer 570k, £1130, £198.00; Benburb farmer 518k, £1010, £195.00; Whitecross farmer 536k, £1045, £195.00; Loughgilly farmer 590k, £1145, £194.00; Loughgilly farmer 562k, £1075, £191.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Portadown farmer 418k, £890, £213.00; Mowhan farmer 450k, £930, £207.00; Newry farmer 484k, £1000, £207.00; Keady farmer 500k, £1030, £206.00; Benburb farmer 414k, £850, £205.00; Richhill farmer 438k, £895, £204.00; Collone farmer 492k, £1000, £203.00; Keady farmer 486k, £975, £201.00; Benburb farmer 452k, £905, £200.00.

HEIFERS: 150 Store heifers continued to sell in an excellent trade. Good quality forward heifers from £185 to £221 per 100 kilos for 540k at £1200. Top price heifer £1290 for 648k at £199 per 100 kilos. Middleweight heifers £217 per 100 kilos for 488k at £1060. All good quality heifers from £190 to £206 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Portadown farmer 544k, £1200, £221.00; Newry farmer 610k, £1325, £217.00; Tandragee farmer 528k, £1140, £216.00; Portadown farmer 612k, £1290, £211.00; Richhill farmer 580k, £1215, £209.00; Richhill farmer 592k, £1235, £209.00; Gilford farmer 580k, £1190, £205.00; Richhill farmer 608k, £1245, £205.00; Richhill farmer 622k, £1270, £204.00.

Middleweight heifers: Crossmaglen farmer 488k, £1060, £217.00; Cullyhanna farmer 436k, £900, £206.00; Newry farmer 406k, £835, £206.00; Armagh farmer 422k, 850, £201.00; Armagh farmer 354k, £720, £203.00; Armagh farmer 356k, £710, £199.00; Tandragee farmer 420k, £840, £200.00; Mowhan farmer 388k, £770, £198.00.

WEANLINGS: 190 lots in the weanling ring returned a firm trade for good quality lots. Heifer weanlings to £231 per 100 kilos for 324k at £750 with all suitable lots from £190 to £218 per 100 kilos for 344k at £750. Good quality male weanlings sold from £200 to £263 per 100 kilos for £278k at £730.

Male weanlings: Castlewellan farmer 278k, £730, £263.00; Castlewellan farmer 252k, £640, £254.00; Castlewellan farmer 306k, £745, £243.00; Middletown farmer 338k, £795, £235.00; Castlewellan farmer 302k, £690, £228.00; Lisburn farmer 350k, £770, £220.00; Crossmaglen farmer 284k, £650, £229.00; Banbridge farmer 290k, £655, £226.00.

Heifer weanlings: Cladybeg farmer 324k, £750, £231.00; Newry farmer 344k, £750, £218.00; Middletown farmer 300k, £640, £213.00; Cladybeg farmer 344k, £720, £209.00; Middletown farmer 314k, £650, £207.00; Lisburn farmer 238k, £495, £208.00; Tassagh farmer 256k, £520, £203.00.

A large entry of 50 lots in suckler ring sold in strong demand with outfits to £1580 for a BB cow and bull calf followed by £1400 for a shorthorn heifer and bull calf. Several more outfits from £1100 to £1360 each.