MARTS: Markethill

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A very good entry of store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 27th June returned another very firm trade.

HEIFERS

The 75 heifers returned an excellent trade for all classes. Middleweights to £229 for 426k at £975 with all good quality lots from £200 to £225 per 100 kilos. Forward heifers from £190 to £205 for 560k at £1150. Angus heifers to £205 for 502k at £1030. Top price £1270 for 626k (203). Second quality heifers from £175 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers:

Benburb farmer 560k £1150 £205.00; Markethill farmer 502k £1030 £205.00; Cullyhanna farmer 626k £1270 £203.00; Dungannon farmer 548k £1100 £201.00; Killyman farmer 518k £1000 £193.00; Keady farmer 514k £990 £193.00; Lurgan farmer 528k £1000 £189.00; Newry farmer 515k £970 £189.00.

Middleweight heifers:

Keady farmer 426k £975 £229.00; Killylea farmer 465k £1050 £225.00; Newry farmer 340k £765 £224.00; Markethill farmer 400k £875 £220.00; Newry farmer 338k £740 £219.00; Keady farmer 360k £785 £217.00; Armagh farmer 470k £1020 £217.00; Keady farmer 435k £930 £214.00; Armagh farmer 465k £990 £213.00; Markethill farmer 350k £750 £214.00.

BULLOCKS:

The 170 store bullocks sold in an exceptionally strong trade. Good quality middleweights from £200 to £228 for 450k at £1025. Forward bullocks from £190 to £212 for 586k at £1240. Top price £1270 for 630k (201). Lightweight steers from £200 to £231 for 360k at £835. Demand for Friesian bullocks was exceptionally good. Middleweight friesians from £150 to £183 for 456k at £835 for a Lisburn farmer. Forward Friesian bullocks from £150 to £179 for 504k at £900. Top price Friesian £980 for 636k from a Stewartstown farmer (154).

Forward bullocks:

Newry farmer 586k £1240 £212.00; Markethill farmer 520k £1100 £212.00; Hillsborough farmer 526k £1085 £206.00; Annaghmore farmer 534k £1100 £206.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 568k £1150 £202.00; Katesbridge farmer 618k £1250 £202.00; Annaghmore farmer 548k £1105 £202.00; Hillsborough farmr 632k £1270 £201.00; Newry farmer 620k £1245 £201.00; Loughgall farmer 528k £1060 £201.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks:

Lisburn farmer 504k £900 £179.00; Tandragee farmer 556k £950 £170.90; Hilltown farmer 518k £830 £160.25; Lisnadill farmer 506k £780 £154.15; Stewartstown farmer 636k £980 £154.10; Stewartstown farmer 624k £955 £153.05; Hilltown farmer 548k £835 £152.40; Keady farmer 562k £855 £152.15.

Middleweight bullocks:

Newry farmer 450k £1025 £228.00; Newry farmer 405k £895 £222.00; Belleeks farmer 500k £1105 £221.00; Belleek farmer 404k £885 £219.00; Belleek farmer 438k £950 £217.00; Newry farmer 432k £935 £216.00; Keady farmer 425k £915 £216.00; Newry farmer 444k £945 £213.00; Newry farmer 450k £960 £212.00.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks:

Lisburn farmer 456k £835 £183.10; Lisburn farmer 450k £820 £182.20; Cookstown farmer 420k £745 £177.40; Cookstown farmer 450k £785 £174.45; Portadown farmer 370k £645 £173.40; Armagh farmer 385k £665 £173.20; Armagh farmer 400k £640 £160.80.

Lightweight bullocks

Keady farmer 360k £835 £231.00; Richhill farmer 330k £760 £229.00; Lisnadill farmer 370k £825 £223.00; Markethill farmer 310k £690 £223.00; Newry farmer 400k £890 £223.00; Newry farmer 395k £855 £217.00; Richhill farmer 390k £840 £214.00; Newry farmer 395k £845 £213.00.

WEANLINGS:

The 105 weanlings sold in a steady demand. Good quality males from £210 to £246 for 350k at £860. Heifers from £200 to £248 per 100 kilos with a top of £293 for 230k at £675.

Male weanlings:

Markethill farmer 350k £860 £246.00; Newry farmer 312k £765 £245.20; Moy farmer 350k £835 £240.00; Mullaghbawn farmer 312k £745 £238.80; Dungannon farmer 335k £800 £238.10; Markethill farmer 290k £690 £237.95; Newry farmer 290k £675 £232.75; Portadown farmer 220k £505 £231.65; Portadown farmer 290k £645 £224.50.

Heifer weanlings:

Dromore farmer 230k £675 £293.00; Cladybeg farmer 295k £730 £248.00; Forkhill farmer 248k £600 £242.00; Forkhill farmer 256k £615 £240.00; Markethill farmer 310k £730 £237.00; Forkhill farmer 295k £690 £233.00; Camlough farmr 260k £580 £225.00.

Suckler outfits sold to £1580 with others at £1400, £1200 and £1130.