1248 cattle came under the hammer at Clogher Mart this week with a strong demand reported for quality stock in all sections.
In the fatstock ring cow heifers sold to a top of £207 for a 680kg Sim £171 for a 550kg Sim and £170 for a 640kg Sim. Beef cows topped £200 for a 710kg Ch, £173 for a 720kg Ch and £153 for a 720kg Ch.
Leading prices: Kilkeel producer 680kg Sim to £207. Carnlough producer 710kg Ch to £200. Cookstown producer 720kg Ch to £173. Derrylin producer 550kg Sim to £171. Augher producer 640kg Sim to £170. S.M.X. producer 520kg Ch to £158. Tassagh producer 680kg Sim to £156. Pomeroy producer 580kg Ch to £155. Augher producer 720kg Ch to £153. Carrickmore producer 530kg Lim to £153. Armagh producer 620kg Lim to £152. Aughnacloy producer 840kg Lim to £152. Dungannon producer 480kg Lim to £148. S.M.X. producer 510kg Ch to £148. Pomeroy producer 550kg Lim to £146. Cookstown producer 790kg Ch to £145. Newry producer 740kg Lim to £145. Donaghmore producer 950kg Ch to £145 and 780kg Ch to £145. Cookstown producer 690kg Lim to £142.
Other quality lots sold from £125 to £140 per 100kg.
Second quality lots sold from £110 to £1221 per 100kg.
Well fleshed Friesian cows sold from £104 to £114 per 100kg.
Plainer lots sold from £82 to £98 per 100kg.
Poorer types sold from £52 to £76 per 100kg.
FAT BULLS: 800kg B/Blue to £154, 920kg Lim to £123, 930kg Sim to £116, 950kg Lim to £112, 840kg AA to £106, 1010kg Fries to £106.
FAT STEERS (overage): 520kg Lim to £168, 500kg Ch to £156, 710kg Ch to £156, 660kg Fr to £151, 700kg B/B to £150, 520kg Bga to £145, 600kg Fr to £123, 770kg Fr to £112.
FAT STEERS (underage): 620kg Ch to £171, 700kg Her to £168, 640kg S/H to £167, 650kg S/H to £161, 670kg Ch to £156, 510kg Hol to £155, 730kg S/H to £154, 810kg AA to £153, 500kh Fkv to £152, 550kg Ch to £152, 690kg AA to £149, 650kg Fr to £131, 640kg Fr to £125.
FAT HEIFERS (underage): 530kg Lim to £184, 660kg S/H to £177, 610kg Sim to £176, 530kg Sim to £154, 530kg Lim to £150, 610kg AA to £148, 590kg Sim to £144, 610kg Fr to £134, 640kg Hol to £122 560kg Hol to £118, 530kg Fr to £117.
STORE BULLOCKS: A good entry sold readily with strong stores selling to £1350 for a 820kg, Sim 810kg, Sim to £1320 and 780kg Shb to £1320 for N O’Neill, Coleraine. I Whiteman, Newtownbutler 660kg Lim to £1270. J J Beggan, Roslea 660kg Ch to £1265, 670kg Ch to £1130 and 660kg Ch to £1120, 650kg Ch to £1190. Augher producer 660kg Ch to £1245, 700kg Ch to £1185. Dungannon producer 760kg Ch to £1200. B Molloy, Pomeroy 660kg Lim to £1190 and 660kg Lim to £1185. D Armstrong, Trillick 640kg Lim to £1190 and 580kg Lim to £1090. G Johnston, Stewartstown 620kg Lim to £1170 and 620kg Lim to £1160. S C Mitchell, Omagh 640kg Ch to £1170 and 660kg Ch to £1120.
MED WEIGHTS 410KG TO 500KG: J M McGovern, Clogher 490kg Sim to £1030. W G Hoey, F.M.T. 490kg Lim to £985. H Loane, Aughnacloy 490kg Lim to £970. G Johnston, Stewartstown 490kg Lim to £945 and 450kg Lim to £825. E Haughey, Omagh 450kg Ch to £935, 490kg Lim to £810. M G Costello, Florencecourt 490kg Sim to £930. J Quinn, Coalisland 490kg Lim to £920. M King, Fintona 460kg Sim to £880. D Molloy, Omagh 410kg AA to £775 and 520kg Fkv to £685. H Cashel, Aughnacloy 470kg Lim to £775 and 480kg Sim to £730. J McAnallen, Armagh 480kg Fr to £650. K and T Rainey, Magherafelt 470kg Ayr to £555.
SMALLER STORES 400KG & UNDER: E Haughey, Carrickmore 400kg Lim to £805. J W Hall, Newtownbutler 350kg AA to £660 and 330kg AA to £560.
STORE HEIFERS: Another good selection on offer sold to a brisk demand with forward lots selling to £1280 for a 630kg B/B. 730kg Lim to £1200 and 550kg B/B to £1050. 620kg Lim to £1065 and 590kg Ch to £1260 for T McMahon, Newry. F O’Rourke, Rosslea 700kg Lim to £1220. M Connelly, Rosslea 570kg Lim to £1150. J Muldoon, Aughmacloy 500kg Ch to £1115. J A Henry, Fintona 590kg Sim to £1095 and 5630kg Sim to £1035. M Irwin, Clogher 550kg Lim to £1065.
MED WEIGHTS 410KG TO 500KG: J P O’Rourke, Rosslea 490kg Ch to £1085. D Keegan, Loughgall 500kg Ch to £1080 and 470kg Ch to £990. G P Nicholl, Newtownbutler 490kg Ch to £1000 and 450kg Ch to £920. J O’Kane, Glenarm 440kg Ch to £990. P M Gilleese, Derrylin 470kg Ch to £975 and 460kg Ch to £940. M Beacom, Ederney 490kg Lim to £980. P Flannigan, Rosslea 470kg Ch to £950 and 440kg Ch to £895. C McArdle, Middletown 450kg Lim to £950. C Fee, Tempo 440kg Ch to £920. M G Costello, Florencecourt 470kg Ch to £910
SMALLER STORES 400KG & UNDER: P and J Kelly, Ballinamallard 360kg Lim to £810 and 360kg Lim to £785. C McArdle, Middletown 400kg Lim to £810, 400kg Lim to £765 and 340kg Ch to £670. C Fee, Tempo 350kg Ch to £760, 380kg Lim to £750, 360kg Ch to £750 and 380kg Ch to £705. I A Kyle, Beragh 360kg Par to £745. K McCaffery, Tempo 350kg Ch to £730, 310kg Ch to £725 and 330kg Ch to £710.
WEANLINGS: A large entry sold to a very keen demand with steers and bulls selling to £1070 for 590kg Ch and 480kg Ch to £900 to E McWilliams, Seskinore. M/S R E and F J Coulter, Tempo 430kg Ch to £960 and 490kg Ch to £955. S Kelly, Carrickmore 540kg Ch to £930, 460kg Ch to £925,450kg Ch to £920 and 450kg Ch to £875. D Kelly, Ballygawley 440kg Lim to £905. I Smyth, Fivemiletown 390kg Lim to £900. K McMahon, Pomeroy 450kg Lim to £900. M Boyle, Cooneen 450kg Lim to £900. K Farrell, Fivemiletown 370kg Ch to £890 and 300kg Ch to £900. T G Dunne, Tempo 420kg Ch to £880 and 360kg Ch to £875. L Johnston, Tempo 410kg Ch to £880 and 360kg Ch to £870. Castlederg producer 370kg Ch to £875. J Gallagher, Omagh 410kg Lim to £870.
WEANLING HEIFERS: D Boylan, Aughnacloy 370kg Ch to £870, 320kg Lim to £820 and 340kg Ch to £800. P Donnelly, Fintona 380kg Ch to £885, 420kg Ch to £885, 410kg Ch to £820 and 350kg Ch to £795. Kesh producer 380kg Lim to £880 420kg B/B to £870. S Mellon, Fintona 390kg Ch to £870. S Kelly, Carrickmore 490kg Daq to £870. J McDonnell, Cooneen 350kg Ch to £850, 370kg Ch to £805 and 340kg Ch to £785. W McSorley, Omagh 400kg Lim to £845 and 340kg Ch to £800. T J Aiken, Kesh 370kg Lim to £845. H Gibson, Beragh 340kg Ch to £810. K Farrell, Fivemiletown 340kg Ch to £800. D McManus, Roscor 310kg Ch to £790.
DAIRY COWS & HEIFERS: A smaller entry sold readily with D Connell Newry selling a calved heifer to £1220. Ballygawley producer £1200 for calved heifer. M Conlon, Newry £1100 each for two calved heifers. P JK McKenna, Clogher £1070 for calved heifer. R Givan, Dungannon £1060 for calved heifer. Fermanagh producer £1050 for calved heifer others sold from £800.
Special entry Saturday 12th March eight British Friesian bred springing heifers due mid March to mid April to E/C pedigree Lim bull for a Fermanagh producer.
SUCKLER COWS & CALVES: A larger entry this week included special entries with a very strong demand for quality lots Victor Patterson, Ballygawley £1820 and £1680 for heifers with heifer calves at foot. Also a selection of Lim heifers incalf to pedigree Lim bull with prices ranging from £1350 to a top of £1670. C McCombe, Clogher £1715 for heifer and bull calf and £1650 for heifer and heifer calf. Harold Smith, Ballygawley £1650, £1600, £1280 for heifers with bull calves at foot £1540 for heifer and heifer calf and £1490 for 09 cow and heifer calf. E S Donnelly, Omagh £1610 for 2110 cow and heifer calf and £1410 for heifer and bull calf. S F Farry, Trillick £1585 for second calver and heifer calf. M and B O’Hanlon, Ballygawley £1345 for second calver and bull calf and £1160 for 05 cow and bull calf. R T Wilson, Pomeroy £1185 for 09 cow and heifer calf and £1100 for second calver and heifer calf.
INCALF COWS & HEIFERS: Mountview Cattle £1590. Fermanagh producer £1210, £1100 and £990. H Williamson £1100. Several other older cows sold from £770 to £980.
DROPPED CALVES & REARED CALVES: A good selection on offer sold to a brisk demand with bull calves (under two months) selling to £355 for an AA to D Connell, Newry. A J Thompson, Fermanagh £350 for B/B. R Ryan, Fermanagh £335 for Sim. J F Martin, Kinawley £335 for Her. C Elkin, Omagh £330 for B/B. W H Stockdale, Clogher £325 for AA. P McCallan, Omagh £310 for Lim.
HEIFERS: Mountview Cattle, Dungannon £340 for Ch. A J Thompson, Fermanagh £330 and £300 for B/Bs. A W Wilson, Dungannon £300 for B/B. Dungannon producer £295, £292 and £290 for Lims.
REARED BULLS: D McLaren, Omagh £780, £620 and £570 for Lims. W D Spence, Dungannon £665 for Ch. M Wylie, Aughnacloy £640 for Her. Lisbellaw producer £595 and £585 for Chars. K Moore, Augher £545 for AA. K O Talbot, Coalisland £530 for Ch. D Nelson, Co L Derry £520 and £465 for B/Bs. Aughnacloy producer £500 for AA.
REARED HEIFERS: J Quinn, Pomeroy £710 for Lim. Kesh producer 650 for Lim and £500 for Her. D Thornton, Kinawley £600 and £510 for Chars and £590 for Her. W D Spence, Dungannon £590, £580 and £575 for Chars. K P Fitzpatrick, Fermanagh £550 for Lim. A McDonagh, Fintona £540 for Ch. Aughnacloy producer £540 and £520 for Chars. P Higginson, Lisburn £530 for Daq and £495 for Sim.