Exceptionally strong trade for cattle at Markethill

An entry of 680 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 2nd July continued to sell in an exceptionally strong trade particularly beef cattle and forward feeding cattle.

HEIFERS

160 heifers included several pens of top quality beef heifers sold to a top of £340 per 100 kilos for 728k at £1475 from a Portadown farmer followed by £306 for 700k at £2145 from a Lurgan producer. A Dungannon farmer received £305 for 686k at £2095. Main demand for good quality beef heifers from £250 to £295 per 100 kilos. Forward feeding heifers sold to £317 for 610k at £1935 from a Silverbridge farmer followed by £283 for 630k at £1785 from a Drumquin producer. All good quality forward heifers sold from £230 to £280 per 100 kilos. Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £220 to £255 for 490k at £1265 from a Jerrettspass farmer followed by £255 for 500k at £1275 from a Loughgall farmer.

Forward heifers

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Silverbridge farmer 610k £1935 £317.00; Drumquin farmer 630k £1785 £283.00; Tandragee farmer 556k £1525 £274.00; Drumquin farmer 608k £1665 £274.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 632k £1695 £268.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 622k £1665 £268.00; Camlough farmer 566k £1425 £252.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 594k £1465 £247.00.

Beef heifers

Portadown farmer 728k £2475 £340.00; Lurgan farmer 702k £2145 £306.00; Dungannon farmer 686k £2095 £305.00; Dungannon farmer 658k £1965 £299.00; Dungannon farmer 670k £1975 £295.00; Portadown farmer 740k £2175 £294.0; Dungannon farmer 680k £1965 £285.00; Silverbridge farmer 690k £1965 £285.00; Dungannon farmer 644k £1825 £283.00.

Middleweight heifers

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Jerrettspass farmer 496k £1265 £255.0; Loughgall farmer 500k £1275 £255.00; Loughgilly farmer 406k £1025 £252.00; Jerrettspass farmer 480k £1195 £249.00; Jerrettspass farmer 456k £1135 £249.00; Keady farmer 406k £1005 £248.00; Ballyward farmer 484k £1185 £245.00; Jerrettspass farmer 452k £1105 £244.00; Ballyward farmer 488k £1175 £241.00.

BULLOCKS

200 bullocks included several pens of good quality beef bullocks which sold to a top price of £2225 830k at £268 from a Dromara farmer. The same owner received £2135 for 790k at £269. Top rate of £278 was paid for 700k at £1965 from a Jonesborough farmer. Main trade for beef bullocks from £240 to £268 per 100 kilos. Forward feeding bullocks sold to £295 for 650k at £1935 from a Jonesborough farmer. The same owner received £272 for 660k at £1795. All good quality forward bullocks from £230 to £260 per 100 kilos. Good quality middleweight bullocks sold steadily from £230 to £265 for 430k at £1145 for a Portadown farmer followed by £255 for 460k at £1185 from a Aghalee farmer. Friesian bullocks sold to £221 for 680k at £1515 from a Scarva farmer followed by £212 for 620k at £1325 from a Tandragee. All good quality friesians from £200 to £211 per 100 kilos.

Forward bullocks

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Jonesborough farmer 656k £1935 £295.00; Jonesborough farmer 660k £1795 £272.00; Tandragee farmer 662k £1735 £262.00; Newry farmer 666k £1735 £261.00; Moira farmer 524k £1325 £253.00; Tandragee farmer 664k £1675 £252.00; Armagh farmer 592k £1475 £249.00; Portadown farmer 506k £1245 £246.00.

Beef bullocks

Jonesborough farmer 706k £1965 £278.00; Dromara farmer 794k £2135 £269.00; Dromara farmer 830k £2225 £268.00; Jonesborough farmer 730k £1955 £268.00; Jonesborough farmer 734k £1965 £268.00; Jonesborough farmer 750k £1995 £266.00; Richhill farmer 680k £1785 £263.00.

Middleweight bullocks

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Portadown farmer 432k £1145 £265.00; Aghalee farmer 464k £1185 £255.00; Jonesborough farmer 492k £1255 £255.00; Aghalee farmer 456k £1155 £253.00; Forkhill farmer 500k £1245 £249.00; Markethill farmer 496k £1225 £247.00; Forkhill farmer 440k £1065 £242.00; Portadown farmer 484k £1165 £241.00; Portadown farmer 436k £1045 £240.00; Aghalee farmer 408k £975 £239.00.

Friesian bullocks

Scarva farmer 684k £1515 £221.00; Tandragee farmer 626k £1325 £212.00; Tandragee farmer 568k £1185 £209.00; Tandragee farmer 596k £1235 £207.00; Tandragee farmer 544k £1125 £207.00; Tandragee farmer 606k £1245 £205.00; Middletown farmer 578k £1155 £200.00; Mountnorris farmer 640k £1275 £200.00.

WEANLINGS

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A large entry of 270 weanlings sold in a steady demand. Good quality light males from £240 to £289 for 360k at £1040 from a Tandragee farmer followed by £284 for 380k at £1080 from a Rathfriland farmer. All good quality light males from £240 to £280 per 100 kilos. Strong males sold to £305 for 420k at £1280 for an Armagh farmer followed by £299 for 448k at £1340 from a Ballyward farmer. All good quality strong males sold from £230 to £290 per 100 kilos. Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £230 to £318 for 280k at £890 for a Crossmaglen farmer followed by £292 for 250k at £730 from a Bessbrook farmer.

Strong male weanlings

Armagh farmer 420k £1280 £305.00; Ballyward farmer 448k £1340 £299.00; Camlough farmer 425k £1250 £294.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 442k £1280 £290.00; Armagh farmer 424k £1220 £288.00; Forkhill farmer 408k £1160 £284.00; Armagh farmer 498k £1310 £263.00; Camlough farmer 404k £1040 £258.00.

Light male weanlings

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Tandragee farmer 360k £1040 £289.00; Rathfriland farmer 380k £1080 £284.00; Armagh farmer 368k £1040 £283.00; Forkhill farmer 370k £1040 £281.00; Sixmilecross farmer 318k £890 £280.00; Kilkeel farmer 376k £1050 £279.00; Dungannon farmer 306k £850 £278.00; Armagh farmer 388k £1070 £276.00; Portadown farmer 400k £1100 £275.00.

Heifer weanlings

Crossmaglen farmer 280k £890 £318.00; Bessbrook farmer 250k £730 £292.00; Derrynoose farmer 282k £810 £287.00; Jerrettspass farmer 406k £1190 £293.00; Jonesborough farmer 272k £770 £283.00; Portadown farmer 296k £830 £280.00; Jonesborough farmer 266k £740 £278.00; Jonesborough farmer 294k £800 £272.00; Jonesborough farmer 262k £700 £267.00.

60 lots of sucklers sold in a steady demand with outfits selling to a top of £2460 for Lim cow and heifer calf from a Cullyhanna farmer. The same owner received £1850 and £1840 for outfits. An Armagh farmer sold 2 outfits at £1840 and £1800. A Newtownhamilton producer sold a Lim heifer and heifer calf at £1680. Several more outfits sold from £1250 to £1660 each.