MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 660 store cattle and weanlings at Markethill on Saturday 11th April sold in a very firm trade for all stock with a packed ringside of buyers from throughout Northern Ireland in attendance.

The 210 store heifers sold in an excellent trade with prices slightly firmer on the week, particularly for the forward type heifers.

Lightweight heifers sold from £200 to £242 per 100 kilo for 350 kilos at £845 each. Middleweights from £200 to £221 per 100 kilo for 410 kilos at £910 each. Forward lots to £209 per 100 kilos for 500 kilos at £1045. Top price of £1240 for 640 kilos (193). Second quality heifers of all weights sold in a very good demand from £175 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Loughgall farmer 500k £1045 £209.00; Newry farmer 530k £1090 £205.00; Tassagh farmer 550k £1120 £203.00; Newry farmer 545k £1100 £202.00; Annaghmore farmer 534k £1070 £200.00; Newry farmer 522k £1045 £200.00; Armagh farmer 516k £1015 £200.00.

Middleweight heifers

Lurgan farmer 410k £910 £221.00; Keady farmer 460k £1010 £219.00; Lurgan farmer 404k £885 £219.00; Edenagarry farmer 416k £905 £218.00; Keady farmer 430k £935 £217.00; Edenagarry farmer 410k £880 £215.00; Armagh farmer 468k £995 £213.00; Loughgall farmer 454k £960 £211.00; Loughgall farmer 440k £930 £211.00.

Lightweight heifers

Killylea farmer 350k £845 £242.00; Keady farmer 330k £775 £234.00; Keady farmer 326k £755 £232.00; Keady farmer 350k £800 £229.00; Fivemiletown farmer 358k £815 £228.00; Keady farmer 332k £750 £226.00; Keady farmer 388k £870 £224.00; Keady farmer 344k £770 £224.00; Keady farmer 304k £675 £222.00.

The 270 store bullocks sold in a very good trade from start to finish to a full ringside of buyers. Forward steers sold to £225 per 100 kilos for 540 kilos at £1225. All good quality lots from £200 to £221 per 100 kilos. Top price of £1310 for 620 kilos (211).

Middleweights sold from £200 to £231 per 100 kilos with a top of £234 per £100 kilos for 490 kilos at £1145. Lightweight steers from £220 to £252 per 100 kilos for 330 kilos at £830. Forward fries bullocks sold in excellent demand from £140 to £172 per 100 kilos for 500 kilos at £860 and up to £970 for 630k (154). Middleweight Friesian to £188 for 466k at £875. All good quality types from £160 to £186 per 100 kilos.

Forward bullocks

Dromore farmer 540k £1225 £225.00; Benburb farmer 510k £1130 £221.00; Benburb farmer 508k £1110 £218.00; Benburb farmer 504k £1095 £217.00; Crossmaglen farmer 506k £1095 £216.00; Armagh farmer 510k £1090 £214.00; Armagh farmer 518k £1100 £212.00; Newry farmer 570k £1210 £212.00; Newry farmer 536k £1130 £211.00; Newry farmer 524k £1100 £210.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks

Armagh farmer 500k £860 £172.00; Katesbridge farmer 630k £970 £154.00; Katesbridge farmer 646k £985 £152.50; Poyntzpass farmer 612k £900 £147.05; Tandragee farmer 532k £760 £142.90; Sixmilecross farmer 556k £790 £142.10; Katesbridge farmer 600k £830 £139.00; Poyntzpass farmer 670k £920 £137.30.

Middleweight bullocks

Crossmaglen farmer 490k £1145 £234.00; Keady farmer 422k £975 £231.00; Keady farmer 412k £950 £230.60; Crossmaglen farmer 468k £1070 £228.65; Crossmaglen farmer 456k £1030 £225.90; Crossmaglen farmer 490k £1095 £223.50; Armagh farmer 408k £910 £223.05; Crossmaglen farmer 498k £1095 £219.90; Newry farmer 408k £895 £219.35; Newry farmer 496k £1080 £217.75; Newtownhamilton farmer 500k £1080 £216.00.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Crossmaglen farmer 465k £875 £188.00; Edenderry farmer 462k £860 £186.00; Armagh farmer 430k £795 £185.00; Armagh farmer 420k £755 £180.00; Armagh farmer 404k £700 £173.00; Armagh farmer 424k £725 £171.00; Armagh farmer 440k £750 £171.00; Armagh farmer 408k £690 £169.00; Armagh farmer 438k £710 £162.00; Armagh farmer 440k £715 £162.00.

Lightweight bullocks

Portadown farmer 330k £830 £252.00; Loughgilly farmer 376k £885 £235.00; Lisburn farmer 374k £875 £234.00; Dungannon farmer 360k £840 £233.00; Keady farmer 334k £775 £232.00; Dungannon farmer 360k £835 £231.00; Keady farmer 396k £915 3231.00; Armagh farmer 388k £885 £228.00; Armagh farmer 382k £870 £228.00.

WEANLINGS

The 165 weanlings continued to sell in a strong trade. Light males from £260 to £324 for 210k at £680. Stronger males from £220 to £274 for 328k at £900. Heifer weanlings sold to £279 for 298k at £830. Stronger lots to £277 for 330k at £915. Top price £940 for 364k (258). Main demand from £220 to £267 per 100 kilos.

Middleweight male weanlings

Moira farmer 328k £900 £274.40; Moira farmer 325k £870 £266.90; Newry farmer 310k £785 £253.25; Keady farmer 320k £790 £246.90; Darkley farmer 335k £820 £245.50; Newtownhamilton farmer 350k £850 £241.50; Darkley farmer 335k £810 £241.10; Armagh farmer 335k £795 £238.00.

Lightweight male weanlings

Newtownhamilton farmer 210k £680 £324.00; Newry farmer 268k £865 £322.75; Moira farmer 196k £620 £316.35; Armagh farmer 200k £625 £312.50; Newtownhamilton farmer 210k £650 £309.50; Newry farmer 295k £890 3302.75; Keady farmer 275k £815 £298.00; Dungannon farmer 295k £860 £292.50.

Middleweight heifer weanlings

Richhill farmer 330k 3915 £277.30; Richhill farmer 365k £940 £258.25; Richhill farmer 350k £850 £244.25; Darkley farmer 300k 3700 £231.80; Richhill farmer 360k £835 £230.65; Richhill farmer 355k £820 £230.35.

Lightweight heifer weanlings

Richhill farmer 300k £830 £278.00; Armagh farmer 172k £460 £267.45; Newtownhamilton farmer 235k £615 £262.80; Newtownhamilton farmer 200k £525 £259.90; Newtownhamilton farmer 240k £620 £258.35; Newtownhamilton farmer 186k £480 £258.10; Collone farmer 285k £720 £253.50; Dungannon farmer 258k £630 £244.20; Newry farmer 248k £605 3243.95; Newtownhamilton farmer 245k £595 £243.85.

A large entry of cows and calves sold to £1970 for a Simm cow and bull calf. Others sold at £1740, £1700, £1680 and £1630 each. In-calf cows to £1160 each.