Firm trade for cattle and dairy 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 860 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 24th September continued to sell in a very firm trade, particularly in the bullock ring where the 420 lots sold returned the strongest trade in several months.

BULLOCKS

Heavy bullocks sold to £1405 for 640k (220) from a Hilltown farmer. The same seller received £1390 for 660k (211). All good quality forward steers sold steadily from £200 to £220 for 580k at £1275 from a Tynan farmer. Middleweight steers sold to £220 for 478k at £1050 followed by £217 for 432k at £935. All good quality middleweights from £200 to £211 per 100 kilos. Demand for Friesian bullocks was very good particularly forward lots, which sold to £1130 for 748k (151) and up to £165 for 614k at £1015 for a Dungannon farmer. Main demand from £145 to £163 per 100 kilos.

Forward bullocks: Tynan farmer 580k £1275 £220.00; Hilltown farmer 640k £1405 £220.00; Tynan farmer 568k £1220 £215.00; Portadown farmer 576k £1225 £213.00; Killylea farmer 502k £1065 £212.00; Hilltown farmer 666k £1405 £211.00; Hilltown farmer 660k £1390 £211.00; Newry farmer 518k £1090 £210.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Newmills farmer 614k £1015 £165.00; Newry farmer 532k £865 £163.00; Mountnorris farmer 556k £885 £159.00; Mountnorris farmer 510k £810 £159.00; Katesbridge farmer 596k £940 £158.00; Mountnorris farmer 502k £780 £155.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Newry farmer 478k £1050 £220.00; Portadown farmer 432k £935 £217.00; Derrynoose farmer 438k £925 £211.00; Tynan farmer 462k £975 £211.00; Scarva farmer 480k £1000 £208.00; Hillsborough farmer 498k £1030 £207.00; Markethill farmer 450k £930 £206.00.

HEIFERS

The 260 store heifers sold in an exceptionally good trade with sellers from a wide area presenting heifers for sale. Beef heifers to £1310 for 700k (187) and up to £211 for 590k at £1245. All good quality lots from £185 to £207 per 100 kilos. In all 90 forward heifers (over 500kgs) averaged 555kgs at £1008 each (181). Middleweight hefiers to £227 for 468kat £1060. All top quality lots from £195 to £212 per 100 kilos. Lightweight heifers to £227 for 330k at £750 followed by £219 for 380k at £840. Main demand from £190 to £215 per 100 kilos. Second quality heifers sold from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Collone farmer 590k £1245 £211.00; Poyntzpass farmer 558k £1155 £207.00; Armagh farmer 550k £1125 £205.00; Armagh farmer 590k £1195 £203.00; Armagh farmer 562k £1135 £202.00; Gilford farmer 536k £1070 £199.00; Tandragee farmer 636k £1255 £197.00.

Middleweight heifers: Newry farmer 468k £1060 £227.00; Killylea farmer 426k £905 £212.00; Killylea farmer 412k £860 £209.00; Markethill farmer 500k £1040 £208.00; Poyntzpass farmer 480k £965 £201.00; Tandragee farmer 490k £980 £200.00; Poyntzpass farmer 490k £970 £198.00.

Lightweight heifers: Keady farmer 330k £750 £227.00; Keady farmer 384k 840 £219.00; Keady farmer 326k £700 £215.00; Keady farmer 36k £805 £214.00; Loughbrickland farmer 386k £820 £212.00; Keady farmer 348k £730 £210.00; Newry farmer 370k £760 £205.00.

WEANLINGS

Weanlings sold to £288 for 220k bull at £575 for a Lisburn producer. Stronger lots to £242 for 322k a £780.

Male weanlings: Lisburn farmer 200k £575 £288.00; Cullyhanna farmer 242k £670 £277.00; Lisburn farmer 210k £580 £276.00; Cullyhanna farmer 224k £600 £268.00; Tassagh farmer 322k £780 £242.00; Dungannon farmer 338k £805 £238.00; Moy farmer 334k £790 £236.00.

A large entry of cows and calves (35 outfits) sold to £1480 each with others at £1400, £1310 and £1250.

Dairy stock sold to £1340 at Markethill on Tuesday 27th September paid for a calved heifer from a Kilkeel producer. The same owner received £1210 for a calved heifer. A Markethill farmer sold 2 calved heifers at £1130 and £1080. A Poyntzpass farmer received £1110 for a calved 2nd calver.

CULL COWS

The 190 cull cows sold in a steady trade. Beef-bred cows from £120 to £132 for 716k at £945. Top price £1100 for 864k (127). Fleshed friesians sold readily from £97 to £113 per 100 kilos with a top of £122 for 666k a £810. Second quality friesians from £85 to £94 per 100 kilos with the poorest types slower to sell from £50 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Markethill farmer 716k £945 £132.00; Newry farmer 660k £860 £130.00; Markethill farmer 820k £1070 £130.00; Markethill farmer 864k £1100 £127.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 704k £890 £126.00; Newry farmer 698k £880 £126.00; Loughgall farmer 560k £700 £125.00.

Friesian cull cows: Markethill farmer 666k £810 £122.00; Loughgilly farmer 684k £775 £113.00; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 670k £735 £110.00; Newmills farmer 528k £560 £106.00; Middletown farmer 772k £800 £104.00; Scarva farmer 666k £685 £103.00; Lisburn farmer 646k £635 £98.00.

CALVES: The 250 lots in the calf ring sold in a firm demand for good quality calves. Bull calves to £430 for 5 week old Lim followed by £400 for a 2 week old Lim. Main demand from £230 to £310 each. Heifer calves sold to £390 for a Simm. Main demand from £200 to £295 for a Char.

Bull calves: Lim £430; Lim £400; Lim £310; Sim £305; BB £290; BB £285; Lim £280; Lim £280; Lim £275.

Heifer calves: Sim £390; Ch £295; Ch £295; Her £290; Sim £285; Ch £270; Her £270; BB £240.