Increased entry of 600 store cattle and weanlings at Markethill

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An increased entry of 600 store cattle and weanlings at Markethill on Saturday 23rd July sold in a very strong demand for all stock.

Buyers and sellers from throughout Northern Ireland. were in attendance.

HEIFERS: The 210 store heifers returned a very solid trade. Good quality middleweights sold to £228 for 346k at £790. Main demand from £190 to £223 per 100 kilos. Forward heifers to £1208 for 640k from a Middletown farmer. All good quality lots from £185 to £207 for 528k at £1095. In all 40 heifers sold in excess of £1000 each. Second quality heifers sold readily from £165 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Newtownhamilton farmer 478k £985 £206.00; Middletown farmer 490k £1000 £204.00; Middletown farmer 494k £1000 £202.00; Middletown farmer 476k £960 £202.00; Middletown farmer 480k £965 £201.00; Poyntzpass farmer 528k £1095 £207.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 556k £1135 £204.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 534k £1060 £199.00; Tandragee farmer 512k £1005 £196.00; Camlough farmer 556k £1090 £196.00.

Middleweight heifers: Armagh farmer 346k £790 £228.00; Newry farmer 314k £700 £223.00; Newry farmer 346k £745 £215.00; Armagh farmer 328k £685 £209.00; Newry farmer 390k £780 £200.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 384k £760 £198.00; Armagh farmer 322k £635 £197.00; Ballymean farmer 384k £750 £195.00.

BULLOCKS: The 160 store bullocks sold in another excellent trade. Forward bullocks to £1195 for 574k (208) and up to £209 for 548k at £1145. All quality lots from £187 to £207 per 100 kilos. Suitable middleweight steers from £190 to £220 for 470k at £1035. Friesian steers from £130 to £144 for 526k at £755.

Forward bullocks: Poyntzpass farmer 548k £1145 £209.00; Poyntzpass farmer 574k £1195 £208.00; Cullyhanna farmer 536k £1110 £207.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 532k £1095 £206.00; Collone farmer 538k £1100 £205.00; Poyntzpass farmer 574k £1170 £204.00; Collone farmer 506k £1030 £204.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 554k £1120 £202.00; Gilford farmer 580k £1155 £199.00.

Friesian bullocks: Ednego farmer 526k £755 £144.00; Ednego farmer 532k £755 £142.00; Aughnacloy farmer 556k £780 £140.00; Newry farmer 556k £770 £139.00; Tandragee farmer 524k £720 £138.00; Ednego farmer 558k £760 £136.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Rathfriland farmer 364k £800 £220.00; Gilford farmer 362k £795 £220.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 470k £1035 £220.00; Gilford farmer 370k £795 £215.00; Gilford farmer 384k £820 £214.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 470k £990 £211.00; Newry farmer 434k £880 £203.00; Gilford farmer 452k £915 £203.00; Newry farmer 468k £940 £201.00.

WEANLINGS: The 205 weanlings continued to sell in a very good demand. Heifer weanlings from £195 to £233 for 206k at £480. Males from £200 to £248 for 276k at £685.

Middleweight male weanlings: Tassagh farmer 302k £745 £247.00; Keady farmer 336k £790 £235.00; Keady farmer 332k £770 £232.00; Keady farmer 336k £760 £226.00; Tassagh faremr 336k £730 £217.00; Collone farmer 310k £670 £216.00; Collone farmer 304k £645 £212.00.

Lightweight male weanlings: Collone farmer 276k £685 £248.00; Tassagh farmer 276k £660 £239.00; Pomeroy farmer 300k £685 £228.00; Newry farmer 286k £645 £226.00; Armagh farmer 226k £495 £219.00; Collone farmer 276k £595 £215.00; Collone farmer 174k £375 £215.00.

Heifer weanlings: Newtownhamilton farmer 206k £480 £233.00; Armagh farmer 296k £660 £223.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 264k £585 £222.00; Newry farmer 276k £610 £221.00; Derrynoose farmer 216k £475 £220.00; Newry farmer 264k £560 £212.00; Newry farmer 246k £620 £212.00.