Firm trade for all stock at Markethill

Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.
Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland Thursday 16nd March 2017 Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye � Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar. Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s. The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

An entry of 510 store cattle and weanlings at Markethill on Saturday 26th March continued to sell in a very firm trade for all stock.

HEIFERS

The 130 store heifers sold readily with good quality forward heifers to £204 for 506k at £1030 for a Dromara farmer. Main demand from £175 to £192 per 100 kilos. Suitable middleweights from £180 to £215 for 380k at £815. Second quality heifers sold in a strong demand from £160 to £175 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Dromara farmer 506k £1030 £104.00; Newry farmer 570k £1095 £192.00; Dromore farmer 578k £1055 £183.00; Dromore farmer 570k £1040 £182.00; Keady farmer 514k £935 £182.00; Dromore farmer 582k £1055 £181.00; Armagh farmer 538k £975 £181.00; Dromore farmer 606k £1075 £177.00;

Middleweight heifers: Tandragee farmer 380k £815 £215.00; Dromara farmer 398k £800 £201.00; Newry farmer 482k £965 £200.00; Keady farmer 364k £730 £211.00; Dromore farmer 476k £950 £199.00; Dromara farmer 396k £780 £197.00; Lurgan farmer 356k £700 £197.00; Tandragee farmer 382k £750 £196.00; Keady farmer 484k £930 192.00; Dromara farmer 402k £770 £191.00;

BULLOCKS

The 180 bullocks attracted very strong prices with good quality forward steers from £175 to £198 for 530k at £1050. Top price £1120 for 600k (187). Good quality middleweights to £221 for 384k at £850 followed by £209 for 430k at £900. Main demand from £185 to £205 per 100 kilos. Good quality Friesian bullocks sold from £125 to £138 for 600k at £830.

Forward bullocks: Tandragee farmer 530k £1050 £198.00; Belleks farmer 506k £1000 £198.00; Tandragee farmer 520k £1020 £196.00; Tandragee farmer 526k £1010 £192.00; Tandragee farmer 512k £980 £191.00; Moy farmer 600k £1120 £187.00; Tandragee farmer 580k £1080 £186.00; Tandragee farmer 604k £1115 £185.00; Tynan farmer 552k £1000 £181.00;

Forward Friesian bullocks: Tandragee farmer 600k £830 £138.00; Tandragee farmer 532k £725 £136.00; Caledon farmer 562k £760 £135.00; Tandragee farmer 524k £705 £134.00; Tandragee farmer 560k £740 £132.00; Tandragee farmer 564k £740 £131.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Middletown farmer 384k £850 £221.00; Newry farmer 332k £730 £220.00; Mayobridge farmer 378k £780 £206.00; Dungannon farmer 430k £900 £209.00; Belleeks farmer 458k £940 £205.00; Banbridge farmer 430k £880 £205.00; Moy farmer 428k £870 £203.00.

WEANLINGS

The 170 weanlings returned an excellent demand especially the good quality lots. The better quality males sold from £200 to £261 for 326k at £850. Suitable heifer weanlings from £190 to £245 for 306k at £750.

Male weanlings: Armagh farmer 326k £850 £261.00; Tassagh farmer 310k £730 £235.00; Armagh farmer 258k £595 £231.00; Collone farmer 292k £665 £228.00; Tassagh farmer 298k £675 £227.00; Kilkeel farmer 274k £620 £226.00; Banbridge farmer 298k £670 £225.00; Tassagh farmer 328k £740 £226.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 320k £705 £220.00.

Heifer weanlings: Markethill farmer 292k £700 £240.00; Armagh farmer 272k £640 £235.00; Armagh farmer 306k £750 £245.00; Tassagh farmer 312k £720 £230.00; Silverbridge farmer 366k £825 £225.00; Hillsborough farmer 320k £720 £225.00; Armagh farmer 296k £660 £223.00; Keady farmer 202k £450 £223.00; Belleek farmer 270k £600 £222.00.

Suckler outfits sold at £1300, £1200 and £1190. In-calf heifers sold at £1300, £1110, and 1060. Several more from £900 to £1050 each.

A very large entry of 460 cattle at Markethill on Tuesday 29th March (Easter Tuesday) at Marekthill returned a very good trade in all rings.

Dairy stock sold to £1310 for a calved heifer from a Stewartstown farmer. A Loughgall producer received £1260 for a calved heifer. A Newtownhamilton farmer sold two in-calf cows at £1000 and £950 each.

CULL COWS

The 110 cull cows returned an improved trade especially Friesian cows and cows for grazing. Beef-bred cows sold to £148 for 732k at £1085. Main demand from £120 to £137 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows from £100 to £111 for 774k at £860 from a Newcastle farmer. Second quality friesians from £85 to £95 per 100 kilos with the poorest types from £55 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Newtownhamilton farmer 732k £1085 £148.00;Cullyhanna farmer 684k £935 £137.00; Banbridge farmer 632k £860 £136.00; Portadown farmer 566k £755 £133.00; Keady farmer 548k £725 £132.00; Portadown farmer 582k £760 £131.00; Tassagh farmer 838k £1045 £125.00; Markethill farmer 722k £900 £125.00; Newry farmer 762k £935 £123.00; Armagh farmer 780k £945 £121.00.

Friesian cull cows: Newcastle farmer 774k £860 £111.00; Loughgilly farmer 622k £685 £110.00; Newcastle farmer 766k £830 £108.00; Banbridge farmer 840k £910 £108.00; Banbridge farmer 712k £760 £107.00; Dungannon farmer 596k £635 £107.00; Bessbrook farmer 732k £760 £104.00; Portadown farmer 706k £730 £103.00; Crossmaglen farmer 612k £625 £102.00; Dungannon farmer 718k £730 £102.00.

CALVES

The 200 dropped calves continued to sell in a very strong demand. Good quality bull calves to £380 for a Sim. Main demand from £250 to £340. Heifer calves sold to £335 for a four week old Lim with all good heifers from £220 to £310. Suitable Friesian bulls (under 6 weeks) sold from £50 to £100 each. Reared friesians from £150 to £310 each.

Bull calves: Sim £380; Lim £340; AA £335; Lim £305; Sim £305; Lim £300; Sim £300; BB £285.

Heifer calves: Lim £335; Lim £310; Lim £300; BB £280; Lim £270; Lim£270; SHB £255; Her £245; Sim £240.

The 130 reared calves included a special entry of 90 weanlings, most Lim x shorthorns from a Keady farmer which sold to a packed ringside of buyers. Light heifers to £302 for 182k at £550. Stronger heifers to £239 for 366k at £875. Main demand from £200 to £235 per 100 kilos. Light males from £200 to £245 for 202k at £495. Stronger males from £175 to £220 per 100 kilos.