MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 520 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 25th July maintained a very firm trade. Another significant number of cattle were purchased for export.

HEIFERS

The 115 store heifers sold in an excellent demand. Good quality forward heifers from £188 to £212 per 100 kilos with a top of £217 for 568k at £1230. Top price was £1265 for 616k Char (205). Middleweights sold from £190 to £215 for 424k blue at £910. Lightweight heifers to £216 for 324k at £700. Second quality heifers sold readily from £175 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Poyntzpass farmer 568k £1230 £217.00; Poyntzpass farmer 528k £1120 £212.00; Newry farmer 598k £1240 £207.00; Poyntzpass farmer 584k £1210 £207.00; Newry farmer 615k £1265 £205.00; Poyntzpass farmer 545k £1120 £205.00; Newry farmer 554k £1110 £200.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 522k £1045 £200.00; Poynhtzpass farmer 542k £1070 £197.00; Cullyhanna farmer 582k £1140 £196.00.

Middleweight heifers

Portadown farmer 424k £910 £215.00; Armagh farmer 406k £835 £206.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 476k £970 £204.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 412k £835 £203.00; Cullyhanna farmer 454k £915 £202.00; Belleeks farmer 442k £875 £198.00; Newtownhamilton farmr 492k £970 £197.00.

Lightweight heifers

Newry farmer 324k £700 £216.00; Armagh farmer 400k £850 £212.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 316k £670 £212.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 336k £705 £210.00; Jerrettspass farmer 354k £740 £209.00; Jerrettspass farmer 334k £680 £204.00.

BULLOCKS

The 240 store bullocks sold in another firm trade. Forward bullocks to £209 for 522k at £1090. All good quality lots from £187 to £206 per 100 kilos. Top price £1300 for 700k. Suitable middleweights from £200 to £220 for 446k Char at £980. Lightweights from £200 to £237 for 380k at £900. Forward Friesian steers from £150 to £170 for 590k at £1000. Middleweight friesians from £150 to £175 for 420k at £735.

Forward bullocks

Newtownhamilton farmer 520k £1090 £209.00; Crossmaglen farmer 534k £1100 £206.00; Newry farmer 530k £1090 £206.00; Loughgall farmr 625k £1270 £203.00; Newry farmer 558k £1125 £202.00; Newry farmer 605k £1200 £198.00; Loughbrickland farmer 612k £1210 £198.00; Collone farmer 554k £1090 £197.00; Newry farmer 560k £1100 £196.00; Newtownhamilton farmr 615k £1200 £195.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks

Dromore farmer 590k £1000 £170.00; Armagh farmer 548k £925 £169.00; Tandragee farmer 545k £900 £165.45; Armagh farmer 540k £890 £165.00; Newry farmer 570k £935 £163.00; Richhill farmer 510k £825 £162.00; Armagh farmer 582k £925 £159.00; Armagh farmer 520k £810 £156.00; Newry farmer 595k £920 £155.00.

Middleweight bullocks

Armagh farmer 445k £980 £220.00; Collone farmer 415k £905 £218.00; Armagh farmer 415k £885 £214.00; Portadown farmer 468k £995 £213.00; Collone farmer 412k £875 £212.00; Portadown farmer 475k £1005 £212.00; Armagh farmer 440k £930 £211.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 478k £1010 £211.00; Annaghmore farmer 442k £930 £210.00; Crossmaglen farmer 418k £875 £209.00.

Lightweight bullocks

Jerrettspass farmer 380k £900 £237.00; Newry farmer 382k £870 £228.00; Annaghmore farmer 400k £900 £225.00; Crossmaglen farmer 330k £740 £224.00; Armagh farmer 336k £750 £223.00; Collone farmer 380k £805 £212.00; Armagh farmer 380k £800 £211.00.

WEANLINGS

The 135 weanlings sold in another strong demand. Good quality heifer weanlings from £200 to £246 for 264k Lim at £650. Quality males sold from £200 to £255 per 100 kilos with a top of £272 for 274k at £745.

Male weanlings

Portadown farmer 275k £745 £272.00; Portadown farmer 275k £700 £255.00; Portadown farmer 310k £745 £242.00; Moy farmer 360k £860 £238.00; Lisburn farmr 245k £540 £221.00; Markethill farmer 260k £565 £217.00; Jerrettspass farmer 320k £675k £210.00; Armagh farmer 255k £535 £209.00.

Female weanlings

Newtownhamilton farmer 265k £650 £246.00; Portadown farmer 195k £475 £245.00; Newry farmer 270k £635 £237.00; Armagh farmer 250k £580 £234.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 220k £510 £232.00; Portadown farmer 215k £490 £229.00; Armagh farmer 295k £660 £225.00; Banbridge farmer 262k £565 £216.00; Moira farmer 270k £580 £215.00.

Suckler outfits sold to £1700 for a Hereford cow and bull calf. Others sold at £1440, £1380 and £1210.

An increased entry of cull cows and dropped calves at Markethill on Tuesday 28th July continued to sell in a very firm trade.

CULL COWS

The 135 cull cows sold in an excellent demand for all classes. Beef bred cows sold from £125 to £141 for 610k at £860. Top price £1150 for 820k (140). Fleshed frieisian cows from £105 to £117 for 616k at £720. Top price friesians £965 for 890k. Second quality friesians from £88 to £100 per 100 kilos with the poorest friesians from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos. Clean beef cattle sold to £185 for 630k at £1165 and up to £1255 for 710k.

Cull cows

Newry farmer 610k £860 £141.00; Portadown farmer 820k £1150 £140.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 635k £870 £138.00; Portadown farmer 655k £875 £134.00; Camlough farmer 765k £1015 £133.00; Loughgilly farmer 780k £1035 £133.00; Loughgilly farmer 780k £1020 £131.00; Lisburn farmer 665k £860 £129.00; Loughgilly farmer 690k £885 £128.00.

Friesian cull cows

Collone farmer 615k £720 £117.00; Loughbrickland farmer 660k £735 £112.00; Dromara farmer 785k £870 £111.00; Newry farmer 590k £645 £109.00; Mowhan farmer 735k £800 £109.00; Newtownhamilton farmr 890k £965 £109.00; Collone farmer 695k £745 £107.00; Dromore farmer 660k £695 £106.00; Lisburn farmer 690k £620 £105.00.

Clean beef

Loughall farmer 630k £1165 £185.00; Loughgall farmer 670k £1220 £182.00; Cookstown farmer 710k £1255 £177.00; Toberlane farmer 610k £1030 £169.00; Toberlane farmer 650k £1075 £165.00; Loughgall farmer 710k £1140 £160.00.

CALVES

The 190 lots in the calf ring sold in a very strong trade. Good quality bulls sold to £370 for a two week old Lim. Main demand from £270 to £322 each. Heifer calves to £355 for a four week old Lim. Main demand for quality lots from £120 to £345. Strong Friesian bulls (3 – 5 month old) sold from £120 to £180 each. Younger Friesian bulls from £45 to £80 each.

Bull calves

Lim £370; Lim £322; AA £298; BB £298; AA £295; Lim £292; Lim £285; BB £285; Lim £278; Lim £275.

Heifer calves

Lim £355; Lim £345; Lim £315; CH £310; Sim £280; AA £262; Lim £250; Lim £250; Sim £245; Lim £235.