MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 790 store cattle, weanlings and sucklers at Markethill on Saturday 3rd October continued to sell in a very firm trade with no easing in prices evident.

HEIFERS

The 315 store heifers included several pens of quality forward heifers which sold from £195 to £208 per 100 kilos with a top of £221 for 570k at £1260. Top price £1325 for 640k (206). Middleweights sold from £190 to £217 for 414k at £900. Good quality lightweights sold from £200 to £230 for 322k at £740. Second quality heifers were in excellent demand from £170 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Poyntzpass farmer 570k £1260 £221.05; Poyntzpass farmer 570k £1185 £208.00; Poyntzpass farmer 642k £1325 £206.00; Cullyhanna farmer 532k £1095 £206.00; Lisburn farmer 604k £1230 £204.00; Poyntzpass farmer 618k £1255 £203.00; Poyntzpass farmer 552k £1105 £200.00; Dungannon farmr 542k £1075 £198.00.

Middleweight heifers: Newtownhamilton farmer 414k £900 £217.00; Cullyhanna farmer 428k £900 £210.00; Cullyhanna farmer 454k £940 £207.00; Cullyhanna farmer 476k £970 £203.00; Poyntzpass farmer 430k £870 £202.00; Cullyhanna farmr 470k £940 £200.00; Poyntzpass farmer 412k £815 £197.00; Poyntzpass farmer 446k £880 £197.00.

Lightweight heifers: Middletown farmer 322k £740 £230.00; Annaghmore farmer 322k £700 £217.00; Armagh farmer 385k £830 £216.00; Newtownhamilton faremr 338k £720 £213.00; Annaghmore farmer 350k £745 £213.00; Newry farmer 366k £775 £212.00; Armagh farmer 325k £690 £212.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 390k £825 £211.00.

BULLOCKS: The 290 store bullocks sold in an excellent trade. Good quality forward steers to £206 for 632k at £1300 from a Hilltown farmer. Main demand from £190 to £204 per 100 kilos. Middleweight bullocks from £200 to £221 for 452k at £1000 for a Belleek farmer. Lightweight steers to £231 for 370k at £855. Good quality forward Friesian bullocks sold in an excellent trade to £161 for 648k at £1040. Main demand from £140 to £155 per 100 kilos. Top price Friesian £1135 for 770k (147). Middleweight Friesians from £130 to £152 for 490k at £745.

Forward bullocks: Hilltown farmer 632k £1300 £206.00; Hilltown farmer 506k £1030 £204.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 516k £1045 £203.00; Annaghmore farmer 554k £1115 £201.00; Annaghmore farmer 562k £1130 £201.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 520k £1045 £201.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 512k £1025 £200.00; Hilltown farmer 528k £1055 £200.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 516k £1025 £198.65.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Tynan farmer 648k £1040 £161.00; Cullyhanna farmer 650k £1005 £155.00; Loughgilly farmer 562k £840 £149.00; Cullyhanna farmer 676k £1010 £149.00; Cullyhanna farmer 770k £1135 £147.00; Tynan farmer 572k £840 £147.00; Loughgilly farmer 576k £840 £146.00; Tandragee farmer 640k £925 £145.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Belleek farmer 452k £1000 £221.00; Hilltown farmer 496k £1060 £214.00; Belleek farmer 462k £980 £212.00; Tandragee farmer 464k £980 £211.00; Loughgilly farmer 446k £940 £211.00; Belleek farmer 494k £1040 £210.00; Belleek farmer 454k £950 £209.00; Collone farmer 478k £990 £207.00.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks: Killylea farmer 492k £745 £152.00; Armagh farmer 494k £700 £142.00; Collone farmer 444k £615 £139.00; Tynan farmer 434k £600 £138.00; Tynan farmer 434k £600 £138.00; Tynan farmer 434k £600 £138.00.

Lightweight bullocks: Armagh farmer 370k £855 £231.00; Dyan farmer 375k £815 £218.00; Armagh farmer 380k £820 £216.00; Armagh farmer 362k £760 £210.00; Belleek farmer 370k £775 £210.00; Belleek farmer 392k £810 £207.00; Dyan farmer 360k £730 £203.00.

WEANLINGS: The 160 weanlings sold in another excellent trade. Males to £270 for 278k at £750. All good quality lots from £220 to £257 per 100 kilos. Heifer weanlings from £200 to £221 for 308k at £680.

Male weanlings: Dungannon farmer 278k £750 £270.00; Aughnacloy farmer 218k £560 £257.00; Aughnacloy farmer 234k £575 £246.00; Lisburn farmer 278k £680 £245.00; Lisburn farmer 296k £700 £236.00; Newry farmer 298k £700 £234.00; Newry farmer 298k £695 £233.00.

Heifer weanlings: Dungannon farmer 308k £680 £221.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 364k £795 £218.00; Newry farmer 226k £490 £217.00; Newry farmer 340k £720 £212.00; Markethill farmer 268k £550 £205.00.

Suckler outfits sold at £1180, £1160 and £1120 each. In-calf cows sold at £920, £900 and £880.