Forward bullocks sell to £1,340 for 656k at Markethill Mart

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Another very large entry of store cattle on Saturday 1st April attracted buyers and sellers from throughout Northern Ireland with 470 store cattle including several pens of top quality stock.

The 210 heifers met an exceptional demand with forward heifers selling to £1,320 for 590k Char from a Belleeks farmer and up to £229 per 100k for 540k at £1,240 for a Poyntzpass farmer.

In demand for forward heifers from £200 to £222 per 100k.

Midweight heifers sold to £235 per 100k for 408k Lim at £960 for a Keady farmer followed by £231 per 100k for 470k at £1,085.

Lightweight heifers sold from £210 to £240 per 100k for 302k £725 for an Armagh farmer.

270 bullocks maintained their recent prices.

Forward bullocks sold to £1,340 for 656k Char from a Markethill farmer.

All top quality forward bullocks from £200 to £233 per 100k for 502k at £1,170.

Midweight steers from £200 to £232 per 100k for 420k Char at £975.

Lightweight bullocks were in exceptionally good demand with top quality lots from £220 to £247 per 100k for 364k at £900.

Quality Friesian bullocks from £177 per 100k for 560k at £990 from a Crossmaglen farmer.

All good quality Friesians sold from £148 to £163 per 100k.

170 weanlings maintained a very firm trade.

Good quality male weanlings from £220 to £314 per 100k for 240k £755 for a Mullaghbawn farmer.

Heifer weanlings from £272 per 100k for 254k at £690 for a Mullaghbawn farmer.

Main demand for heifers from £210 to £270 per 100k.

Suckler outfits sold to £1570 for Sim cow with a heifer calf, others sold at £1,350, £1,300 and £1,200.

Breeding bulls sold to £1,400 each.

Forward heifers: Poyntzpass farmer 542k, £1,240, £229 per 100k: 528k, £1,200, £227per 100k: Belleeks farmer 594k, £1,320, £222 per 100k: 540k, £1,190, £220 per 100k: Newtownhamilton farmer 556k, £1,220, £219 per 100k: Belleeks farmer 532k, £1,165, £219 per 100k: Armagh farmer 526k, £1,145, £218 per 100k: Poyntzpass farmer 556k, £120, £218 per 100k.

Middleweight heifers: Tassagh farmer 408k, £960, £235 per 100k: Poyntzpass farmer 470k, £1,085, £231 per 100k: Crossmaglen farmer 488k, £1,080, £221 per 100k: Armagh farmer 470k, £,1030, £219 per 100k: Crossmaglen farmer 484k, £1,060 £219 per 100k: Armagh farmer 498k, £1,090, £219 per 100k: Dundrod farmer 478k, £1,040, £218 per 100k.

Lightweight heifers: Milford farmer 302k, £725, £240 per 100k: Newtownhamilton farmer 356k, £825, £232 per 100k: Milford farmer 320k, £740, £231 per 100k: Ballynahinch farmer 340k, £785, £231 per 100k: Richhill farmer 362k, £825, £228 per 100k: Milford farmer 346k, £775, £224.

Forward bullocks: Richhill farmer 502k, £1,170, £233 per 100k: Armagh farmer 564k, £1,300 £231 per 100k: Richhill farmer 556k, £1,225, £220 per 100k: Banbridge farmer 604k, £1,325, £219 per 100k: 518k, £1,135, £219 per 100k: Newtownhamilton farmer 520k, £1,130, £217 per 100k: Poyntzpass farmer 524k, £1,135, £217 per 100k.

Middleweight bullocks: Markethill farmer 420k, £975, £232 per 100k; Armagh farmer 458k, £1,060 £231 per 100k: Newtownhamilton farmer 430k, £990, £230 per 100k: Keady farmer 450k, £1,035, £230 per 100k: Newtownhamilton farmer 466k, £1,065, £228 per 100k: Armagh farmer 420k, £950, £226 per 100k.

Lightweight bullocks: Keady farmer 364k, £900, £247 per 100k: Newtownhamilton farmer 390k, £950, £244 per 100k: 394k, £950, £241 per 100k: Keady farmer 376k, £900, £239 per 100k: Markethill farmer 396k, £940, £237 per 100k: Keady farmer 384k, £900, £234 per 100k.

Friesian bullocks: Crossmaglen farmer 560k, £990, £177 per 100k: 626k, £1,020, £163 per 100k: Kilkeel farmer 584k, £900, £154 per 100k: 602k, £920, £153 per 100k: 538k, £820, £152 per 100k: 598k, £910, £152.

Male weanlings: Mullaghbawn farmer 240k, £755, £314 per 100k: 204k, £625, £306 per 100k: 252k, £770, £306 per 100k: Jonesborough farmer 260k, £745, £286 per 100k: Cladymore farmer 282k, £805, £285 per 100k: Keady farmer 276k, £780, £283 per 100k: Cladymore farmer 246k, £690, £280 per 100k.

Female weanlings: Mullaghbawn farmer 254k, £690, £272 per 100k: Cladymore farmer 258k, £700, £271 per 100k: Armagh farmer 258k, £700, £271 per 100k: Mullaghbawn farmer 192k, £520, £271 per 100k: 272k, £735, £270 per 100k: Cladymore farmer 288k, £775, £269 per 100k: Keady farmer 240k, £640, £267 per 100k: Dromore farmer 260k, £685, £263 per 100k.