MARTS: Markethill

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Store cattle trade was very strong at Markethill on Saturday 13th June. Buyers from throughout Northern Ireland and export agents were in attendance. Another significant proportion of the store cattle were purchased for export.

BULLOCKS

120 Store bullocks. Forward bullocks from £190 to £213 for 582k at £1240. Middleweights from £200 to £234 for 470k at £1100. Friesian bullocks from £140 to £175 for 600k at £1050.

HEIFERS

80 Store heifers. Middleweights from £190 to £218 for 456k at £995. Lightweights from £200 to £254 for 276k at £700. Forward heifers from £185 to £192 for 528k at £1015. Top price £1110 for 580k Angus. Second quality heifers in strong demand from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

WEANLINGS

Male weanlings from £210 to 3289 for 246k at £710. Heifer weanlings from £200 to £238 for 206k at £490.

Suckler outfits at £1190, £1090 and £1030.

Special entry of 15 simx heifers and calves at foot saturday 20th June.

Cull cow prices were exceptionally strong at Markethill on Tuesday 16th June. Beef bred cows to £164 for 660k at £1085. Top price of £1350 for 840k (160). Main demand from £135 to £164 per 100 kilos. Fleshed friesians from £110 to £122 for 690k at £840. Second quality friesians from £90 to £105 per 100 kilos with the poorest types from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Portadown farmer 660k £1085 £164.00; Portadown farmer 548k £880 £162.00; Portadown farmer 840k £1350 £160.00; Newry farmer 710k £1050 £148.00; Banbridge farmer 630k £920 £146.00; Portadown farmer 790k £1140 £144.00; Newry farmer 810k £1175 £145.00; Newry farmer 780k £1115 £143.00; Kilkeel farmer 640k £895 £140.00.

Friesian cull cows

Tandragee farmer 690k £840 £122.00; Portadown farmer 760k £835 £119.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 690k £795 £115.20; Tandragee farmer 600k £680 £114.00; Newry farmer 710k £800 £113.00; Newry farmer 590k £660 £112.00; Ballyward farmer 640k £720 £112.00.

CALVES

Dropped calves sold in a steady demand. Good quality bulls from £250 to £385 for a 3 week old Simm. Heifer calves to £295 for an Angus. Main demand from £170 to £200..

Bull calves

Sim £385; Sim £375; AA £335; AA £305; Lim £290; SHB £275; SH £275; AA £272

Heifer calves

AA £295; Lim £220; AA £220; AA £210; AA £195; Lim £190; Lim £180.