MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 480 store cattle, weanlings and suckler cows at Markethill on Saturday 18th July returned an excellent demand for all stock.

BULLOCKS

The 240 store bullocks returned another excellent trade for all classes. Forward bullocks to £209 for 524k Angus at £1095. Main demand from £185 to £208 per 100 kilos. Top price £1350 for 710k (189) followed by £1330 for 700k (189). Middleweight bullocks sold from £190 to £223 for 480k at £1070. Friesian bullocks sold in an exceptionally good demand. Forward friesians to £182 for 570k at £1040. Main demand from £150 to £171 per 100 kilos. Several friesians sold in excess of £1000 each to £1195 with a top of £1220 for 746k (164). Middleweight friesians from £145 to £162 for 500k at £810.

Forward bullocks

Hillsborough farmer 524k £1095 £209.00; Sixmilecross farmer 620k £1290 £208.00; Katesbridge farmer 520k £1070 £207.00; Katesbridge farmer 586k £1210 £206.00; Glenanne farmer 536k £1105 £206.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 672k £1380 £205.00; Hillsborough farmer 570k £1165 £204.00; Katesbridge farmer 634k £1290 £203.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 524k £1065 £203.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks

Cullyhanna farmr 570k £1040 £182.45; Newtownhamilton farmer 700k £1195 £170.70; Newtownhamilton farmer 670k £1135 £169.40; Newtownhamilton farmer 745k £1220 £163.54; Newtownhamilton farmr 645k £1040 £161.50; Gilford farmer 640k £1025 £160.65; Tandragee farmer 515k £820 £158.90; Keady farmer 545k £845 £154.75; Gilford farmer 650k £1005 £154.15.

Middleweight bullocks

Glenanne farmer 480k £1070 £223.00; Crossmaglen farmer 480k £1060 £221.00; Sixmilecross farmer 455k £1000 £219.00; Keady farmer 420k £915 £217.00; Keady farmer 430k £915 £214.00; Glenanne farmer 485k £1020 £211.00; Sixmilecross farmer 460k £970 £210.00; Crossmaglen farmer 495k £1040 £210.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 470k £980 £208.00; Keady farmer 435k £890 £205.00; Glenanne farmer 495k £1000 £202.00.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Tynan farmer 500k £810 £162.00; Tandragee farmer 500k £795 £159.00; Gilford farmer 455k £720 £158.00; Newry farmer 430k £660 £154.00; Tandragee farmer 500k £765 £153.00; Tandragee farmer 495k £750 £152.00; Richhill farmer 490k £740 £151.00; Newry farmer 460k 3690 £151.00.

HEIFERS

The 85 store heifers returned another exceptionally strong demand. Good quality forward heifers sold to £216 for 530k at £1145. Main demand from £190 to £208 per 100 kilos. Top price £1340 for 646k (208). Middleweights from £200 to £219 for 476k at £1040. Light heifers from £200 to £232 for 340k at £790. Second quality lots sold in a very firm demand from £170 to 3180 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Portadown farmer 530k £1145 £216.00; Stonebridge farmer 645k £1340 £208.00; Middletown farmer 540k £1120 £208.00; Portadown farmer 515k £1065 £207.00; Portadown farmer 534k £1105 £207.00; Portadown farmer 575k £1185 £206.00; Banbridge farmer 620k £1275 £206.00.

Middleweight heifers

Newtownhamilton farmer 475k £1040 £219.00; Stonebridge farmer 480k £1040 £217.00; Stonebridge farmer 445k £945 £213.00; Markethill farmer 495k £1035 £209.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 455k £940 £207.00; Armagh farmer 460k £950 £206.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 440k £900 £205.00; Cullyhanna farmer 490k £1010 £205.00.

Lightweight heifers

Jonesborough farmer 340k £790 £232.35; Jonesborough farmer 340k £740 £217.65; Killylea farmer 355k £760 £213.50; Keady farmer 390k £800 £204.10; Cladybeg farmer AA 310k £615 £200.00; Newry farmer 380k £750 £199.00.

WEANLINGS

The 130 weanlings sold in an excellent trade. Good quality males to £300 for 250k at £750. Main demand from £230 to £293 per 100 kilos. Heifers to £254 for 268k at £680. Main demand from £200 to £250 per 100 kilos.

Male weanlings

Newry farmer 250k £750 £300.00; Newry farmer 275k £810 £293.00; Derrynoose farmer 300k £865 £290.00; Dungannon farmer 285k £800 £282.00; Dorsey farmer 280k £790 £280.00; Moy farmr 273k £760 £277.00; Lisburn farmer 300k £830 £275.00; Derrynoose farmer 330k £885 £267.00; Burren farmer 310k £800 £258.00.

Heifer weanlings

Armagh farmer 270k £680 £254.00; Armagh farmer 260k £650 £250.00; Armagh farmer 260k £640 £248.00; Portadown farmer 280k £680 £243.00; Milford farmer 250k £600 £242.00; Stonebridge farmer 305k £720 £237.00; Newry farmer 315k £730 £231.00.

SUCKLERS

The 28 lots of sucklers continued to attract very strong demand, selling to £1660 each. Others sold at £1540, £1400, £1280 and £1200.