Latest prices from Markethill mart

An entry of 501 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 2nd May maintained a very firm trade for all stock.

HEIFERS

The 150 store heifers sold readily. Forward heifers to £212 for 570k at £1205. Main demand from £194 to £208 for 514k at £1070. Good quality middleweights to £215 for 442k at £950. All good quality middleweights from £195 to £209 per 100 kilos. Lightweights sold from £200 to £243 for 294k at £715. Second quality heifers sold in a firm demand from £175 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Rathfriland farmer 570k £1205 £212.00; Scarva farmer 514k £1070 £208.00; Scarva farmer 595k £1200 £202.00; Cullyhanna farmer 528k £1055 £200.00; scarva farmer 600k £1200 £200.00; Scarva farmer 550k £1100 £200.00; Scarva farmer 576k £1145 £199.00; Scarva farmer 528k £1040 £197.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 542k £1065 £196.50.

Middleweight heifers: Keady farmer 442k £950 £215.00; Newry farmer 402k £840 £209.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 498k £1040 £209.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 450k £935 £208.00; Rathfriland farmer 460k £955 £208.00; Collone farmer 454k £935 £206.00; Gilford farmer 404k £830 £205.00; Rathriland farmer 418k £855 £204.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 440k £895 £203.00.

Lightweight heifers: Newry farmer 295k £715 £243.20; Keady farmer 280k £650 £232.15; Newry farmer 322k £720 £223.60; Keady farmer 314k £700 £222.95; Newry faremr 356k £790 £221.90; Rathfriland farmer 332k £730 £219.90; Rathfriland farmer 324k £700 £216.05.

BULLOCKS

The 200 store bullocks continued to sell in a very strong demand. Forward steers to £218 for 510k at £1110. All quality types from £195 to £217 per 100 kilos. Top price £1390 for 710k (194). Several more from £1300 to £1380 each. Middleweight steers from £200 to £246 for 402k at £990. Good quality lightweight steers from £220 to £296 for 302k at £895. Forward friesians sold from £140 to £151 for 590k at £890. Middleweight friesians from £140 to £172 for 460k at £790.

Forward bullocks: Newry farmer 510k £1110 £218.00; Jerrettspass farmer 504k £1095 £217.00; Cullyhanna farmer 578k £1235 £214.00; Poyntzpass farmer 544k £1150 £212.00; Cullyhanna farmer 504k £1055 £209.00; Mountnorris farmer 620k £1280 £206.00; Newry farmer 516k £1060 £205.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 642k £1310 £204.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 570k £1160 £203.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Tandragee farmer 590k £890 £151.00; Belleeks farmer 532k £790 £149.00; Belleeks farmer 556k £820 £148.00; Keady farmer 508k £745 £147.00; Belleeks farmer 604k £880 £146.00; Belleeks farmer 556k £810 £146.00; Keady farmer 518k £750 £145.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Newry farmer 400k £990 £246.00; Newry farmer 400k £930 £231.00; Newry farmer 460k £1045 £227.00; Keady farmer 488k £1085 £222.00; Armagh farmer 488k £1080 £221.00; Banbridge farmer 476k £1035 £217.00; Newry farmer 500k £1085 £217.00; Newry farmer 462k £1000 £216.45; Mountnorris farmer 486k £1050 £216.05; Keady farmer 480k £1025 £213.55.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks: Moy farmer 460k £790 £172.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 480k £825 £171.00; Keady farmer 474k £750 £158.00; Keady farmer 472k £690 £146.20; Mowhan farmer 482k £695 £144.00; Keady farmer 460k £640 £140.00.

Lightweight bullocks: Ballygawley farmer 302k £895 £296.40; Ballygawley farmer 330k £850 £257.60; Markethill farmer 388k £990 £255.15; Jerrettspass farmer 340k £855 £253.00; Markethill farmer 400k £1000 £250.00; Ballygawley farmer 342k £850 £248.55; Markethill farmer 342k £850 £248.55; Ballygawley farmer 365k £850 £233.50; Ballygawley farmer 390k £900 £233.20.

WEANLINGS

The 140 weanlings maintained an excellent trade. Light male weanling to £301 for 236k at £710. Main demand from £240 to £299 per 100 kilos. Stronger males from £220 to £246 for 326k at £800. Good quality heifer weanlings from £220 to £296 for 246k at £730.

Middleweight male weanlings: Newry farmer 326k £800 £246.00; Grange farmer 310k £760 £245.15; Keady farmer 315k £770 £243.70; Newry farmer 305k £735 £241.80; Banbridge farmer 355k £850 £238.75; Newry farmer 310k £740 £238.70; Newry farmer 330k £790 £237.95; Newry farmer 330k £770 £231.95; Banbridge farmer 360k £825 £230.45.

Lightweight male weanlings: Moy farmer 235k £710 £301.00; Keady farmer 255k £760 £299.20; Keady farmer 280k £805 £287.50; Newry farmer 280k £790 £284.20; Tamnamore farmer 185k £510 £277.20; Tamnamore farmer 155k £420 £272.75; Dungannon farmer 275k £750 £271.75; Keady farmer 280k £760 £271.45.

Heifer weanlings: Collone farmer 246k £730 £297.00; Armagh farmer 222k £580 £261.25; Newry farmer 245k £640 £260.15; Collone farmer 310k £705 £227.45; Newry farmer 325k £700 £216.05; Hillsborough farmer 300k £650 £215.25.

Suckler outfits sold at £1340, £1230 and £1140. In-calf cows to £1290 each.

Dairy stock sold to £1340 at Markethill on Tuesday, 5th May for a calved heifer from a Stewartstown farmer. A Loughgall farmer sold three calved heifers at £1320 and £1260 each. A Newry farmer received £1260 for a calved heifer. A Loughbrickland farmer sold a calved 2nd calver at £1160. A Keady farmer received £1110 for a calved 2nd calver.

CULL COWS

The 100 cull cows sold readily. Fleshed Friesian cows from £110 to £120 for 720k at £860. Second quality friesians from£90 to £105 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £64 to £80 per 100 kilos. Beef bred cows from £117 to £125 for 730k at £910.

Cull cows: Newtownhamilton farmer 730k £910 £125.00; Armagh farmer 630k £780 £124.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 840k £1020 £122.00; Armagh farmer 680k £825 £122.00; Poyntzpass farmer 530k £640 £120.00.

Friesian cull cows: Armagh farmer 720k £860 £120.00; Armagh farmer 715k £840 £117.30; Kilkeel farmer 690k £810 £117.05; Whitecross farmer 700k £810 £115.40; Kilkeel farmer 656k £755 £115.10; Banbridge farmer 675k £755 £112.00; Banbridge farmer 625k £700 £111.80; Whitecross farmer 630k £700 £111,10; Kilkeel farmer 745k £825 £110.60.

CALVES

The 200 lots in the calf ring sold in a firm trade. Good quality heifer calves to £380 for a blue. Main demand from £230 to £345 each. Bull calves to £370 for a whitehead. Main demand from £240 to £325 each. Good quality Friesian bulls from £70 to £125 each.

Bull calves: Her £370; BB £325; Sim £315; Sim £285; Her £272; Lim £270; AA £270; Her £265; Sim £260.

Heifer calves: BB £380; Ch £345; Lim £340; BB £300; BB £290; Sim £280; BB £270; FKV £260; AA £250