MARTS: Markethill

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An increased entry of 720 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 19th September continued to sell in a very firm demand. A full ringside of local and export buyers were in attendance.

BULLOCKS

The 405 bullocks including several pens of top quality forward bullocks which sold from £190 to £213 for 582k at £1240. Top price £1310 for 680k. Middleweights sold from £190 to £231 for 460k at £1060. Lightweight steers to £240 for 346k at 3830. Frieisan bullocks sold from £130 to £155 for 584k at £905.

Forward bullocks

Hilltown farmer 582k £1240 £213.00; Hilltown farmer 560k £1190 £212.00; Richhill farmer 506k £1070 £211.00; Hilltown farmer 598k £1250 £209.00; Hilltown farmer 586k £1220 £208.00; Poyntzpass farmer 578k £1200 £207.00; Armagh farmer 540k £1120 £207.00; Tassagh farmer 594k £1220 £205.00;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Tandragee farmer 584k £905 £155.00; Poyntzpass farmer 706k £1060 £150.00; Stewartstown farmer 718k £1075 £150.00; Hillsborough farmer 562k £840 £150.00; Tandragee farmer 604k £900 £149.00; Hillsborough farmer 534k £795 £149.00; Tandragee farmer 552k £820 £149.00; Hillsborough farmer 572k £830 £145.00.

Middleweight bullocks

Cladymore farmer 460k £1060 £213.00; Banbridge farmer 402k £900 £224.00; Armagh farmer 404k £880 £218.00; Cladymore farmer 462k £955 £207.00; Armagh farmer 422k £870 £206.00; Donaghcloney farmer 462k £950 £206.00.

Lightweight bullocks

Newry farmer 346k £830 £240.00; Moy farmer 368k £835 £227.00; Armagh farmer 370k £825 £223.00; Forkhill farmer 310k £675 £218.00; Annaclone farmer 384k £825 £215.00; Cullyhanna farmer 354k £760 £215.00; Forkhill farmer 322k £690 £214.00.

HEIFERS

The 210 heifers maintained a very firm demand. Good quality forward heifers from £188 to £212 for 598k at £1270. Top price £1310 for 624k (210). Middleweights from £190 to £216 for 420k at £905. Lightweight heifers from £200 to £228 for 360k at £820. Second quality heifers in excellent demand from £170 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Tassagh farmer 598k £1270 £212.00; Keady farmer 624k £1310 £210.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 612k £1275 £208.00; Portadown farmer 600k £1225 £204.00; Poyntzpass farmer 550k £1110 £202.00; Portadown farmer 630k £1270 £202.00; Portadown farmer 556k £1105 £199.00; Tassagh farmer 610k £1200 £197.00.

Middleweight heifers

Armagh farmer 420k £905 £216.00; Newry farmer 446k £925 £207.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 432k £895 £207.00; Poyntzpass farmer 406k £835 £206.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 484k £990 £205.00; Poyntzpass farmer 434k £880 £203.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 466k £935 £200.00; Banbridge farmer 430k £860 £200.00.

Lightweight heifers

Keady farmer 360k £820 £228.00; Portadown farmer 382k £830 £217.00; Newry farmer 312k £675 £216.00; Keady farmer 346k £730 £211.00; Newry farmer 380k £800 £211.00; Lisnadill farmr 342k £710 £208.00; Lisnadill farmer 344k £705 £205.00; Newry farmer 400k £810 £202.00.

WEANLINGS

Male weanlings sold to £291 for 237k at £690. All good quality lots from £220 to £273 per 100 kilos. Heifers from £200 to £281 for 206k at £580.

Male weanlings

Benburb farmer 237k £690 £219.00; Loughbrickland farmer 237k £690 £291.00; Lisnaskea farmer 256k £700 £273.00; Lisnaskea farmer 256k £700 £273.00; Lisnaskea farmer 222k £600 £270.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 254k £650 £255.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 298k £725 £243.00.

Heifer weanlings

Lisnaskea farmer 206k £580 £281.00; Keady farmer 270k £660 £244.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 242k £575 £237.00; Lisnaskea farmer 248k £530 £213.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 320k £670 £209.00; Lurgan farmer 344k £690 £200.00.

Suckler outfits sold to £1080 for a Lim cow and bull calf. Others sold at £1625 and £1600.