Clogher Mart: Beef bulls sell to a top of £1,700

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Severe weather conditions reduced the numbers on offer this week to at Clogher Mart however trade remains very strong in all sections.

In the fatstock ring beef bulls sold to a top of £1,700 for a 1,250kg Charolais at £136 per 100kg followed by a 1,250kg Charolais at £135 to total £1,674.

Beef cows sold to £1,444 for a 760kg Blonde d’Aquitaine at £190 per 100kg followed by a 830kg Belgian Blue at £173 to total £1,401.30.

Cow heifers sold to £1,270.90 for a 710kg Limousin at £179 per 100kg reaching a top of £208 per 100kg for a 600kg Belgian Blue to total £1,248.

Fleshed Friesian cows sold to £116 per 100kg for 730kg.

Beef bullocks overage sold to £173 for a 590kg Belgian Blue.

Beef bullocks underage sold to £210 for a 560kg Simmental.

Beef heifers underage sold to £209 for a 720kg Blonde d’Aquitaine.

In the store rings bullocks sold to £1,400 for a 700kg Charolais.

Medium weights sold to £1,060 for a 480kg Charolais (£221).

Store heifers sold to £1,220 for a 630kg Charolais (£193) and £1,090 for a 510kg Limousin (£214).

Medium weights sold to £1,090 for a 460kg Charolais (£237).

Weanling steers and bulls sold to £1,055 for a 470kg Charolais (£224) and 970 for a 360kg Limousin (£269).

Weanling heifers sold to £960 for a 380kg Limousin (£252) and £830 for a 310kg Limousin (£268).

Dairy cows and heifers sold to £1,840 and £1,700.

Suckler outfits sold to £1,920.

Reared bulls sold to £770 for a Limousin.

Reared heifers sold to £695 for Charolais

Young bull calves sold to £385 for Charolais.

Young heifer calves sold to £340 for a Belgian Blue.

Leading prices for beef cows and cow heifers in the fatstock ring as follows: Portadown producer 600kg Belgian Blue to £208 (£1,248), Augher producer 650kg Limousin to £190 (£1,235), 640kg Saler to £185 (£1,184), Newtownstewart producer 760kg Blonde d’Aquitaine to £190 (£1,444), Newry producer 610kg Limousin to £189 (£1,152.90), 650kg Limousin to £185 (£1,202.50), 650kg Limousin to £180 (£1,170) and 690kg Charolais to £167 (£1,152.30), Seskinore producer 710kg Limousin to £179 (£1,270.90), Dungannon producer 700kg Limousin to £176. Clogher producer 710kg Limousin to £1,75, 830kg Belgian Blue to £173 (£1,401.30) and 810kg Charolais to £168 (£1,360.80), Clogher producer 670kg Charolais to £172. Lisnaskea producer 450kg Charolais to £172. Macken producer 790kg Limousin to £168 (£1,327.20), Dungannon producer 660kg Charolais to £168 and 720kg Limousin to £166. Drumcose producer 700kg Charolais to £167. Derrylin producer 790kg Belgian Blue to £167 (£1,319.30).

Other quality lots sold from £140 to £165 per 100kg.

Second quality lots sold from £118 to £137 per 100kg.

Well fleshed Friesian cows sold from £111 to £116 per 100kg.

Plainer lots sold from £80 to £108 per 100kg.

Poorer types sold from £52 to £76 per 100kg.

FAT BULLS

910kg Limousin to £137 (£1,246.70), 880kg Belgian Blue to £137 (£1,205.60), 1,250kg Charolais to £136 (£1,700), 1,240kg Charolais to £135 (£1,674), 1,250kg Charolais to £133 (£1,662.50) and 970kg Aberdeen Angus to £112. 980kg Charolais to £110.

FAT STEERS OVERAGE

590kg Belgian Blue to £173. 690kg Hereford to £168. 720kg Hereford to £168. 750kg Hereford to £168. 720kg Hereford to £168. 610kg Belgian Blue to £162. 670kg Holstein to £130. 730kg Holstein to £130.

FAT STEERS UNDERAGE

630kg Limousin to £210. 580kg Limousin to £210, 560kg Simmental to £210 x 2 600kg Charolais to £179. 480kg Aberdeen Angus to £177. 740kg Blonde d’Aquitaine to £177. 680kg Charolais to £177. 550kg Blonde d’Aquitaine to £176. 500kg Montbeliarde to £150. 530kg Hereford to £150. Friesian and Holstein sold from £114 to 146 per 100kg.

FAT HEIFERS UNDERAGE

720kg Blonde d’Aquitaine to £209. 570kg Aberdeen Angus to £206. 660kg Simmental to £190. 630kg Charolais to £190. 420kg Hereford to £186. 650kg Shorthorn to £173. 560kg Hereford to £165. 410kg Hereford to £155. 430kg Charolais to £144. 500kg Friesian to £135.

STORE BULLOCKS

A good steady demand in this section with forward lots selling to £1,400 for a 700kg Charolais (£200), 720kg Charolais to £1,370 (£190) for P Donaghy, Tynan. Roy Hall, Fivemiletown 720kg Charolais to £1,385 (£192), 700kg Charolais to £1,350, 660kg Limousin to £1,280 and 670kg Simmental to £1,275. William Potts Dungannon 690kg Simmental to £1,380, 710kg Limousin to £1,350, 690kg Limousin to £1350, 720kg Charolais to £1330, 770kg Shorthorn to £1300 and 710kg Simmental to £1,280. J McCann, Dungannon 610kg Limousin to £1,300 (£213), S Trouton, Portadown 600kg Limousin to £1,295 (£216), P Turbitt, Ballygawley 690kg Charolais to £1,250, 670kg Charolais to £1,245 and 640kg Charolais to £1,225. E D Pike, Dungannon 630kg Aberdeen Angus to £1,245 and 580kg Aberdeen Angus to £1,215 (£209).

MEDIUM WEIGHT STORES 350KG TO 500KG

K Woods, Tempo 480kg Charolais to £1,060 (£221), C Keys, Fivemiletown 490kg Charolais to £1,050 (£214), W Jordan, Gortaclare 500kg Charolais to £1,020 (£204) and 450kg Charolais to £920 (£204), C Kelly, Dungannon 500kg Charolais to £1,005. N McGleenan, Moy 450kg Charolais to £1,000 (£222), 470kg Charolais to £1,000 x 2 (£213) 440kg Charolais to £1,000 (£227) 480kg Charolais to £1,000, 420kg Charolais to £945 (£225) and 430kg Charolais to £930 (£216), E D Pike, Dungannon 460kg Aberdeen Angus to £990 (£215), M and N O Conner, Augher 470kg Limousin to £980 and 440kg Charolais to £965. J J Morrow, Caledon 470kg Charolais to £970. J P Black, Ballycastle 480kg Aberdeen Angus to £955. T Quinn, Dungannon 450kg Limousin to £950. F Foster, Loughgall 470kg Charolais to £940.

STORE HEIFERS

A brisk demand in this section with forward lots selling to £1,220 for a 630kg Charolais (£193) from P Donaghy, Tynan. R Walker, Stewartstown 600kg Simmental to £1,180 (£196), 570kg Simmental to £1,100 (£193), 540kg Simmental to £1,090 (£202), 540kg Simmental to £1,070 (£198) and 570kg Simmental to £1,040. Rosslea producer 640kg Limousin to £1,100. A and M Daly, Dungannon 540kg Charolais to £1,090 (£202), 510kg Charolais to £1,050 (£210) and 540kg Charolais to £1,035. D Maguire, Rosslea 570kg Charolais to £1,100 (£193), P Nugent, Dungannon 510kg Limousin to £1,090 (£214) and 540kg Simmental to £1,030. C Kelly, Dungannon 520kg Charolais to £1,075 (£207), 530kg Charolais to £1,070 (£202), D Haire, Dungannon 520kg Limousin to £1,060 (£204) and 510kg Limousin to £980. K Henry, Cookstown 510kg Charolais to £1,040 (£204).

MEDIUM WEIGHT STORES 400KG TO 500KG

G J McKenna, Clogher 460kg Charolais to £1,090 (£237), 470kg Charolais to £1,090 (£232), 490kg Charolais to £1,090 (£222), 430kg Charolais to £985 and 400kg Charolais to £945 (£236), C Kelly, Dungannon 480kg Charolais to £1,080 (£225), A and M Daly, Dungannon 480kg Limousin to £1,075 (£224), K Henry, Cookstown 460kg Limousin to £1,060 (£230), 470kg Limousin to £1,050 (£223), 450kg Limousin to £1,015 (£225), 500kg Limousin to £1,005, 490kg Limousin to £980 and 500kg Charolais to £955. K Lockhart, Dungannon 500kg Limousin to £1,000 and 480kg Limousin to £940. Fermanagh producer 440kg Charolais to £1,000 (£227) and 420kg Charolais to £975 (£232), P Nugent, Dungannon 460kg Limousin to £990 and 450kg Limousin to £940. R Gormley, Sixmilecross 490kg Charolais to £960.

SMALLER SORTS 400KG & UNDER

G J McKenna, Clogher 390kg Charolais to £915 (£234), D Maguire, Rosslea 390kg Charolais to £890 (£228), Clogher producer 380kg Limousin to £855 (£225), 370kg Charolais to £850 (£230), 370kg Simmental to £820 (£221), 360kg Charolais to £790 (£219) and 370kg Limousin to £720. M Courtney, Dungannon 390kg Charolais to £750.

WEANLINGS

A smaller entry this week sold easily to a strong demand with steers and bulls selling to £1,055 for a 470kg Charolais (£224), 430kg Charolais to £1,000 (£232), 410kg Charolais to £985 (£240) and 430kg Charolais to £985 (£229) for C Kelly, Dungannon. E H Sharkey, Fivemiletown 420kg Charolais to £1,050 (£250), 420kg Limousin to £1,005 (£239) and 410kg Limousin to £960 (£234), P Hacket, Newtownbutler 400kg Limousin to £1,035 (£259) and 400kg Limousin to £985 (£246), P McConnell, Clogher 530kg Limousin to £995 and 470kg Limousin to £965, Philip Montgomery, Augher 390kg Limousin to £975 (£250), J Donnelly, Moy 470kg Charolais to £970 and 480kg Charolais to £965. P Cullinan, Eskra 380kg Charolais to £970 (£255), Kesh producer 360kg Limousin to £970 (£269) and 450kg Charolais to £960 (£213), M A Flynn, Rosslea 450kg Charolais to £955 and 430kg Charolais to £955. G Maguire, Brookeborough 410kg Charolais to £950 (£232).

WEANLING HEIFERS

D Simpson, Aughnacloy 380kg Limousin to £960 (£252), 400kg Charolais to £910 (£227) and 380kg Limousin to £895 (£235), C McDonald, Ballygawley 370kg Limousin to £945 (£255) and 370kg Charolais to £840. P McConnell, Clogher 400kg Limousin to £900 (£225), 410kg Charolais to £890 (£217), 360kg Charolais to £860 (£239), J Muldoon, Aughnacloy 350kg Charolais to £890 (£254), N Cochrane, Portadown 370kg Limousin to £890 (£240), I A Elliot, Blaney 360kg Charolais to £860 (£239), P Hughes, Dungannon 360kg Charolais to £855 (£237) and 330kg Charolais to £795 (£241), D Mulligan, Augher 390kg Simmental to £850, Philip Montgomery, Augher 340kg Limousin to £840 (£247), S McConnell, Clogher 360kg Charolais to £830 (£230), M Gormley, Omagh 310kg Limousin to £830 (£268), S Williamson, Benburb 340kg Limousin to £805 (£237), P Cullinan, Eskra 360kg Charolais to £795 (£221).

DAIRY COWS & HEIFERS

Another brisk demand in this section with M Robinson, Ballygawley selling calved Heifers to £1,840 and £1,625. R Givan, Dungannon £1,700 for calved heifer. C Barnett, Lurgan £1,660, £1,610, £1,490, £1,480 and £1,450 for calved heifers. Fivemiletown producer £1,600 for calved heifer. J G McHenry, Lurgan £1,450 for calved heifer. William Loughrin, Caledon £1,400 for calved heifer. Several others sold from £1,050 to £1,250. Maiden heifers sold to £500 each. Special entry Saturday, February 9th. A selection of maiden heifers ready for bull for a local producer.

BREEDING BULLS

J Connell, Newry £1,550 for pedigree registered Limousin (born 05/03/17), special entry Saturday, February 9, pedigree registered Aberdeen Angus bull.

SUCKLER COWS & CALVES

A good selection this week again sold to a firm demand with I A Elliot, Blaney selling a second calver with bull calf to £1,920. Derek Farrell, Fivemiletown £1,585 for 2013 cow with bull calf £1,300 for 2014 cow with heifer calf and £1,255 for second calver with bull calf. C Williamson, Portadown £1,560 for 2014 cow with bull calf. H Smith, Ballygawley £1,315 for second calver with heifer calf Patrick Donnelly, Ballygawley £1,285 for heifer with bull calf. J P Trueman, Ballygawley £1,205 and £935 for Incalf cows. P Curran, Dungannon £1,200 for incalf heifer. A large selection of incalf cows and heifers sold from £700 to £1,070. Special entry Saturday, February 9 two incalf pedigree registered Shorthorn heifers and pedigree registered incalf Shorthorn cow all incalf to pedigree registered Shorthorn bull.

DROPPED CALVES & REARED CALVES

A smaller entry this week sold readily with bull calves (under two months) selling to £385, £365, £350 twice, £305 and £285 for Charolais to R J W E Ferguson, Drumgose. A C Lunny, Aghalane £385, £375 and £350 for Belgian Blues. A Smith Seskinore £355 for Aberdeen Angus, K A Veitch, Lisbellaw £310 for Belgian Blue Lisbellaw producer £310 and £300 for Aberdeen Angus. D I Hoey, Maguiresbridge £305 for Belgian Blue, Whittaker and Giles, Derrygonnelly £280 for Hereford.

HEIFER CALVES

C McElduff, Omagh £340 for Belgian Blue, Lisbellaw producer £335 and £330 for Charolais, Clogher producer £340 and £330 for Limousins, A C Lunny, Aghalane £325 for Belgian Blue and R J W E Ferguson, Drumgose £305 and £300 for Charolais.

REARED BULLS

D McCormick, Maguiresbridge £770, £755 twice for Limousins, £640 for Montbeliarde £415 for Belgian Blue, A Farrell, Fivemiletown £710 and £550 for Aberdeen Angus. C McElduff, Omagh £630 and £580 for Limousins, K Little, Lisnaskea £600 and £570 for Charolais, R Elliott, Fivemiletown £590 for Charolais, S Cox, Kinawley £585 and £555 for Charolais, F Haren, Fivemiletown £490 for Charolais and P Hughes Dungannon £485 for Charolais.

REARED HEIFERS

R Douglas, Portadown £695 £655 twice, £575 for Charolais and £470 twice for Belgian Blues. Clogher producer £685 for Limousin and £635 for Charolais. K Little, Lisnaskea £565 for Charolais. S Cox, Kinawley £565 and £530 for Limousins and £525 for Charolais. R Elliott, Fivemiletown £555 for Charolais. A Farrell, Fivemiletown £530 for Hereford. Augher producer £455 for Limousin and £390 for Belted Galloway. C McElduff, Omagh £450 for Limousin and £445 for Belgian Blue.