1028 cattle came under the hammer for the first sale of the new year with a very strong demand reported in all sections. In the Fatstock Ring Beef Cows and Cow Heifers sold to a top of £203 per 100kg for a 620kg Char. with a top twenty average of £172 per 100kg. Leading prices Letterbreen Producer 620kg to £203.
Omagh Producer 670kg to £197 and 690kg to £170. Ballygawley Producer 800kg to £188 and
760kg to £184 and 660kg to £174. Fermanagh Producer 720kg to £182. Castlederg Producer 560kg to £179 and 760kg to £158. Omagh Producer 540kg to £174. Lisnaskea Producer 500kg to £174. Omagh Producer 640kg (Fries) to £172. Loughgall Producer 730kg to £170. Castlederg Producer 640kg to £167. Brookeborough Producer 640kg to £164. Newtownabbey Producer 620kg to £164. Greencastle Producer 760kg to £159. Moneymore Producer 710kg to £155 680kg to £153. and 650kg to £151.
Other quality Lots sold from £130 to £150 per 100kg.
2nd quality lots sold from £110 to £128 per 100kg.
Well fleshed Friesian cows sold from £108 to £118 per 100kg.
Plainer lots sold from £85 to £104 per 100kg.
Poorer types sold from £58 to £77 per 100kg.
750kg Lim. to £143, 910kg Lim. to £131, 830kg Daq. to £125, 890kg Lim. to £124, 940kg AA. to £115, 1060kg Sim. to £111, 1070kg AA. to £111, 920kg Ch. to £106, 950kg Ch. to £98.
FAT STEERS (overage)
580kg Lim. to £206, 510kg Ch. to £205, 730kg Ch. to £194, 720kg Lim. to £182, 530kg Ch. to £181, 720kg Ch. to £169, 660kg Ch. to £169, 630kg Ch. to £169, 620kg Ch. to £169, 620kg AA. to £160.
FAT STEERS (underage)
610kg Lim. to £214, 690kg Lim. to £200, 680kg Lim. to £190, 450kg Sim. to £181, 670kg Ch. to £180, 650kg Lim. to £178, 730kg Lim. to £169, 720kg Fr. to £168, 510kg Hol. to £150, 550kg Fr. to £149, 570kg Fr. to £147, 560kg Fr. to £145.
FAT HEIFERS (underage)
370kg Her. to £192, 530kg Lim. to £190, 550kg Ch. to £188, 610kg Lim. to £186, 570kg Lim. to £185, 660kg Fr. to £178, 460kg Fkv. to £178, 520kg Fr. to £166, 580kg Hol. to £158.
STORE BULLOCKS (145)
A good entry sold easily to a very strong demand with strong stores selling to £1530 for 720kg, 690kg to £1395, and 630kg to £1390 for M/S N and K Carrothers Tempo. Des Wilson Clogher sold 700kg to £1480, and 630kg to £1345. R Sands Newry 740kg to £1470, 770kg to £1470, 660kg to £1440 and 620kg to £1340. G Corr Stewartstown 690kg to £1455, 650kg to £1375 and 610kg to £1360. G Robinson Fintona 670kg to £1436 and 630kg to £1370. Craigavon Producer 640kg to £1395, 640kg to £1380 and 630kg to £1350. M Davidson Cookstown 630kg to £1360. N K Johnston Clogher 650kg to £1350. B McGahan Dungannon 620kg to £1350.
STORES 410KG TO 500KG
Craigavon Producer 480kg to £1100. D J and K Scott Armagh 480kg to £1055. P Conway Omagh 440kg to £1040, 450kg to £970, 450kg to £930 and 420kg to £905. B McCarney Seskinore 500kg to £1025, 490kg to £1010, and 490kg to £1000. B McGahan Dungannon 490kg to £1020 and 450kg to £975. D Morrison Dungannon 470kg to £980. S D Wilson Clogher 450kg to £960 and 430kg to £925. S Gardiner Armagh 500kg to £960. J F Coyle Omagh 420kg to £950, and 410kg to £935. J McStay Lurgan 470kg to £930 and 500kg to £910. Craigavon Producer 500kg to £920.
STORES 400KG AND UNDER
S D Wilson Clogher 340kg to £840. V Conlon Benburb 350kg Hol. to £530, 350kg Fr. to £500, and 320kg Hol. to £475. I A Elliott Derrygonnelly 310kg Her. to £500.
STORE HEIFERS (112)
Excellent demand in this section with forward lots selling to £1580 for 880kg Ch. to A Dolan Castlederg. J A Henry Fintona 600kg to £1270. R W Graham Enniskillen 550kg to £1250 and 580kg to £1115. M J Keys Clogher 620kg to £1205, and 600kg to £1165. P Buchannon Fermanagh 650kg to £1200. Ryan Murphy Pomeroy 560kg to £1190, 560kg to £1115, 520kg to £1055 and 520kg to £1045. Rosaleen Murphy Pomeroy 620kg to £1170 and 560kg to £1165. A Martin Benburb 550kg to £1090 and 510kg to £1070. G Brodison Stewartstown 510kg to £1060. P J Conwell Donamana 510kg to £940. D Mc Cauley Fermanagh 510kg to £910.
STORES 410KG TO 500KG
Rosaleen Murphy Pomeroy 500kg to £1100, 480kg to £1065, 490kg to £1060, and 500kg to £1050. S Gardiner Armagh 490kg to £1095. A Martin Benburb 500kg to £1040, 500kg to £935 and 500kg to £930. Pete Leonard Lisnaskea 480kg to £1035. T J McNally Armagh 450kg to £995. M and G Monaghan Augher 470kg to £995. W D Waddell Armagh 490kg to £965. T Quinn Ballygawley 500kg to £945. E McDermott Augher 430kg to £940 and 420kg to £940. J F Coyle Omagh 460kg to £940. D Maguire Tempo 440kg to £935. M McCaffery Rosslea 460kg to £935.
STORES 400KG AND UNDER
P McElvogue Dungannon 400kg to £935 and 320kg to £730. J P Maguire Fermanagh 400kg to £905. M and G Monaghan Augher 400kg to £890. S Donohoe Fermanagh 390kg to £850. E McDermott Augher 400kg to £850, 380kg to £745, and 310kg to £705. G Monaghan Augher 370kg to £830. S C Kerr Fermanagh 380kg to £830 and 360kg to £790. R J Coulter Fivemiletown 400kg to £810, 360kg to £720 and 370kg to £705. J F Coyle Omagh 370kg to £805, and 370kg to £800. N Coulter Fivemiletown 380kgh to £800 twice. and 370kg to £750.
A larger entry sold to a very brisk demand with Steers and Bulls selling to £1060 for 430kg 390kg sold to £950, 420kg to £905, 360kg to £900 and 400kg to £900 for Jason Elliott Fermanagh. E H Sharkey Fivemiletown sold 400kg to £1050 and 380kg to £1040. P M McCallan Carrickmore 430kg to £1000, 370kg to £950 and 420kg to £940. Ross Robinson Portadown sold 340kg to £985 and 340kg to £945. Sean Goodwin Fivemiletown 400kg to £950. D J Gallen Killeter. 440kg to £940. Jim Graham Ederney 340kg to £935. Wm Lavery Lurgan 400kg to £935. B McWillioams Seskinore 400kg to £930. Peral Armstrong Fermanagh 440kg to £925. Roly Domer Clogher 430kg to £910. M/S M K and P Fitzpatrick Fermanagh 420kg to £900.
P M McCallan Carrickmore 430kg to £900, 330kg to £780, 300kg to £770, 300kg to £735 and 320kg to £725. Noel McDonagh Fivemiletown 390kg to £875, 380kg to m£875 and 310kg to £755. M/S T and C Richardson Fermanagh 360kg to £825. M E Fee Fermanagh 320kg to £815 and 350kg to £775. Ross Robinson Portadown 350kg to £805, 340kg to £805, 340kg to £795 and 340kg to £770. B O Neill Cabragh 290kg to £800, 280kg to £770 and 290kg to £745. Kesh Producer 320kg to £765. E H Sharkey Fivemiletown 300kg to £765.
DAIRY COWS AND HEIFERS
A good steady demand in this section with Noel Woods Pomeroy selling Calved Heifers to £1380 and £1360. Wm Loughrin Caledon £1300 for Calved Heifer. M/S R and E Johnston Tempo £1265 for Calved Heifer. Armagh Producer £1100 for Calved Heifer R Hadden Dungannon £1020 for Calved Heifer.
SUCKLER COWS AND CALVES
A large turnout sold to a brisk demand with J Keenan Fivemiletown selling Heifer and Heifer Calf to £1480. Wm Elliott Derrygonnelly £1305 for 09 Cow and Bull Calf and £1100 for 09 Cow and Heifer Calf. C McCombe Clogher £1200 for Heifer and Heifer Calf, £1200 for Heifer and Bull Calf, and £1150 for Heifer and Bull Calf. E Gildernew Dungannon £1260 for Heifer and Heifer Calf. E Poots Lisburn £1225 and £1100 for Heifers with Bull Calves. R H Burrows Cookstown £1130 for Cow and Heifer Calf and £1015 for 2nd Calver and Heifer Calf
INCALF COWS AND HEIFERS
Sixmilecross Producer £1085 and £1045. B Breslin £1060, J Doyle £980 and £890. Draperstown Producer £910 and £830. L Poots £950 and £890.
DROPPED CALVES AND REARED CALVES: A large entry sold to a strong demand with Bull Calves (under 2 months) selling to £635 for a Char. to D McLaren Omagh T G McCarroll Eskra £585 for a Lim,. J Hetherington Seskinore £500 for Lim. M Dorman Coalisland £435 and £400 for B/Bs. D McClean Fivemiletown £395 and £380 for Limms and £395 for Fr. W Beacom Lisbellaw £375 and £335 for Limms.
T G McCarroll Eskra £500 for Sim. R J Hogg Ballinamallard £405 for Sim. Dungannon Producer £400,£395, and £380 twice for Limms. T Maguire Derrylin £370 for B/B. A J Thompson Fermanagh £328 for B/B.
D McLaren Omagh £735 fior Lim. D Foy Fivemiletown £695 for Ch. T G McCarroll Eskra £680 and £645 for Limms. Donaghmore Producer £675 for Ch. Colin Finlay Aughnacloy £630 and £500 for Chars. K Wallace Pomeroy £585 twice for Simms. M Daly Irvinestown £580 for Ch. A McDonagh Fintona £560 for Lim. T Bell Cookstown £500 for Sim. H McNamee Pomeroy £480 and £455 for Fkv and £450 for Lim.
David McLaren Omagh £690 and £650 for Limms and £555 for a Ch. A McDonagh Fintona £595 twice for Limms. Kesh Producer £580 for B/B. D Foy Fivemiletown £575 for Her. K Acheson Enniskillen £560 for Ch. Mark Wylie Aughnacloy £535, £515, and £510 for Herefords. A Keys Clogher £490 twice for Lims.