Top price heifer at Markethill knocked down at £1375 for 640k

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Highlight of the cattle sale at Markethill on Saturday 26th November was the trade for forward heifers.

Top rate of £237 per 100 kilos was paid for a 560k Char heifer at £1325 from a Keady producer followed by £232 per 100 kilos for 568k at £1315 from a Poyntzpass farmer.

HEIFER: Top price heifer was £1375 for 640k. A Loughgall farmer sold 5 forward heifers they averaged 580k at £1284 (221 per 100 kilos). A Poyntzpass farmer sold 10 char heifers averaged weight 605k at £1263 each (209 per 100 kilos). Main demand from £205 to £231 per 100 kilos. Middleweight heifers sold from £195 to £217 for 440k at £960. Second quality heifers sold from £175 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Keady farmer 560k, £1325, £237.00; Poyntzpass farmer 568k, £1315, £232.00; Loughgall farmer 572k, £1320, £231.00; Loughgall farmer 550k, £1260, £229.00; Poyntzpass farmer 592k, £1350, £228.00; Tandragee farmer 536k, £1220, £228.00; Tandragee farmer 514k, £1160, £226.00; Loughgall farmer 572k, £1280, £224.00; Poyntzpass farmer 608k, £1320, £217.00.

Middleweight heifers: Newtownhamilton farmer 442k, £960, £217.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 402k, £865, £215.00; Tandragee farmer 490k, £1000, £204.00; Moy farmer 438k, £880, £200.00; Milford farmer 436k, £870, £199.00; Newry farmer 442k, £880, £199.00; Moy farmer 428k, £859, £198.00; Newry farmer 418k, £830, £198.00.

BULLOCKS: Forward bullocks to £211 per 100 kilos for 600k at £1270 from a Tandragee farmer. Angus bullocks sold to £210 per 100 kilos for 532k at £1115. Main demand from £190 to £204 per 100 kilos. Middleweight bullocks from £195 to £233 for 374k at £870.

Forward bullocks: Tandragee farmer 602k, £1270, £211.00; Richhill farmer 532k, £1115, £210.00; Tandragee farmer 612k, £1250, £204.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 552k, £1120, £203.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 582k, £1180, £203.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 536k, £1080, £202.00; Tandragee farmer 580k, £1150, £198.00; Portadown farmer 650k, £1280, £197.00; Portadown farmer 616k, £1200, £195.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Armagh farmer 374k, £870, £233.00; Keady farmer 344k, £770, £224.00; Keady farmer 356k, £790, £222.00; Dungannon farmer 378k, £800, £212.00; Armagh farmer 414k, £860, £208.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 496k, £1020, £206.00; Portadown farmer 404k, £830, £205.00; Armagh farmer 426k, £870, £204.00; Moy farmer 380k, £795, £209.00.

WEANLINGS: Weanling males to £234 for 100 kilos for 258k Herford at £605. All suitable males from £200 to £233 per 100 kilos. Heifer weanlings from£200 to £257 per 100 kilos at £505.

Male weanlings: Newry farmer 258k, £605, £234.00; Cullyhanna farmer 300k, £700, £233.00; Newry farmer 254k, £590, £232.00; Poyntzpass farmer 256k, £590, £230.00; Moy farmer 344k, £770, £224.00; Poyntzpass farmer 304k, £680, £224.00; Newry farmer 318k, £705, £222.00.

Heifer weanlings: Newry farmer 200k, £505, £257.00; Cullyhanna farmer 270k, £650, £241.00; Newry farmer 240k, £575, £239.00; Poyntzpass farmer 274k, £650, £237.00; Newry farmer 260k, £605, £233.00; Markethill farmer 292k, £655, £224.00; Loughbrickland farmer 258k, £570, £221.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 256k, £560, £219.00; Poyntzpass farmer 286k, £625, £219.00.