Beef heifers selling to £292 per 100 kilos for 660k at £1925 at Markethill

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Adverse weather conditions seriously reduced the entry of cattle at Markethill on Saturday 11th March.

Trade in all rings remained very firm with prices similar to previous weeks.

Heifers

Beef heifers sold to £292 per 100 kilos for 660k at £1925 from a Newtownhamilton farmer. The same owner received £281 for 670k at £1885.

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Main demand from £245 to £262 per 100 kilos.

Forward feeding heifers sold £278 for 602k at £1675 from a Kilkeel farmer and for 630k at £1765 from a Newtownhamilton producer.

Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £240 to £306 for 452k at £1385 from a Lurgan farmer.

The same owner received £291 for 500k at £1455.

A Keady farmer received £283 for 404k at £1145.

Forward heifers

Kilkeel farmer 602k £1675 £278.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 636k £1765 £278.00; Kilkeel farmer 536k £1475 £275.00; Kilkeel farmer 590k £1565 £265.00; Kilkeel farmer 588k £1535 £261.00; Kilkeel farmer 546k £1395 £256.00 and Kilkeel farmer 540k £1365 £253.

Beef heifers

Newtownhamilton farmer 660k £1925 £292.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 670k £1885 £281.00; Dungannon farmer 678k £1775 £262.00; Kilkeel farmer 644k £1665 £259.00 and Kilkeel farmer 652k £1645 £252.

Middleweight heifers

Lurgan famer 452k £1385 £306.00; Lurgan farmer 500k £1455 £291.00; Keady farmer 404k £1145 £283.00; Tynan farmer 416k £1145 £275.00; Keady farmer 406k £1115 £275.00; Keady farmer 426k £1165 £273.00; Keady farmer 414k £1125 £272.00; Keady farmer 420k £1135 £270.00; Keady farmer 452k £1205 £267.00 and Keady farmer 420k £1115 £265.

Bullocks

A small entry of bullocks sold in a steady demand.

Middleweight steers sold to £275 for 420k at £1165 from a Tandragee farmer.

Forward bullocks sold to £265 for 530k at £1405 from a Keady farmer.

Friesian bullocks sold to £213 per 100 kilos for 650k at £1395 from a Markethill producer.

Store bullocks

Tandragee farmer 424k £1165 £275.00; Tandragee farmer 470k £1235 £263.00; Keady farmer 530k £1405 £265.00; Markethill farmer 650k £1585 £244.00; Benburb farmer 444k £1155 £260.00; Portadown farmer 362k £945 £261.00; Keady farmer 442k £1135 £257.00 and Tandragee farmer 448k £1125 £251.

Weanlings

170 weanlings sold in a steady demand.

Good quality light males sold from £260 to £305 for 308k at £940 from a Crossmaglen farmer and the 290k at £890 from a Keady producer.

A Tassagh farmer also received £305 for 348k at £1060.

Top price of £1200 was paid for 308k at £302 from an Armagh farmer.

Good quality strong males sold from £250 to £287 for 420k at £1210 from a Gawleys Gate farmer followed by £275 for 408k at £1120 from a Castlewellan producer.

Light heifer weanings from £240 to £324 for 352k at £1140 from a Tynan farmer.

The same owner received £315 for 368k at £1160.

Stronger heifers sold to £266 for 440k at £1180 from a Tynan farmer followed by £258 for 440k at £1135 from an Armagh producer.

Strong male weanlings

Gawleys Gate farmer 422k £1210 £287.00; Castlewellan farmer 408k £1120 £275.00; Crossmaglen farmer 430k £1180 £274.00; Dromara farmer 434k £1180 £272.00; Tassagh farmer 408k £1100 £270.00; Aghalee farmer 404k £1070 £265.00 and Aghalee farmer 420k £1070 £252.

Light male weanlings

Crossmaglen farmer 308k £940 £305.00; Keady farmer 292k £890 £305.00; Tassagh farmer 348k £1060 £305.00; Armagh farmer 398k £1200 £302.00; Crossmaglen farmer 322k £960 £298.00; Markethill farmer 354k £1040 £294.00; Gawleys Gate farmer 368k £1040 £283.00 and Dromore farmer 262k £740 £282.

Strong heifer weanlings

Tynan farmer 444k £1180 £266.00; Armagh farmer 440k £1135 £258.00; Gawleys Gate farmer 474k £1210 £255.00; Crossmaglen farmer 412k £1040 £252.00; Portadown farmer Aberdeen Angus 422k £1000 £237.00 and Armagh farmer Aberdeen Angus 414k £980 £237.

Light heifer weanlings

Tynan farmer 352k £1140 £324.00; Tynan farmer 368k £1160 £315.00; Dromara farmer 352k £970 £276.00; Dromara farmer 252k £700 £277.00; Armagh farmer 400k £1070 £268.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 348k £920 £264.00; Ballygowan farmer 322k £850 £264.00; Dromara farmer 338k £890 £263.00 and Newtownhamilton farmer 324k £840 £259.

In the suckler ring outfits sold to a top of £2220 for a 2015 Charolais cow with a heifer calf at foot from a Portadown producer.

The same owner received £2150 for 2015 Limousin cow and heifer calf and received £1780 for two more outfits.

Several more turnouts sold from £1250 to £1700 each.

In calf cows sold to £1580.