Forward heifers sell to £1140 for 532k at Markethill

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An entry of 600 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 4th March sold in the strongest trade so far this year.

HEIFERS: 205 store heifers sold in an exceptionally strong demand. Good quality middleweight heifers from £210 to £229 per 100 kilos for 408k at £935. Forward heifers from £200 to £214 per 100 kilos for 532k at £1140 with a top price of £1260 for 610k from a Portadown farmer. Lightweight heifers sold steadily from £215 to £256 per 100 kilos for 336k at £860.

Forward heifers: Armagh farmer 532k, £1140, £214.00; Ahorey farmer 570k, £1200, £210.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 540k, £1125, £208.00; Ahorey farmer 596k, £1240, £208.00; Tandragee farmer 522k, £1080, £206.00; Tandragee farmer 556k, £1150, £206.00; Ahorey farmer 612k, £1260, £205.00.

Middleweight heifers: Tullyvallen farmer 408k, £935, £229.00; Keady farmer 448k, £1000, £223.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 440k, £970, £220.00; Keady farmer 436k, £950, £218.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 420k, £910, £217.00; Crossmaglen farmer 498k, £1075, £216.00; Keady farmer 404k, £870, £215.00; Whitecross farmer 472k, £1005, £213.00.

Lightweight heifers: Tullyvallen farmer 336k, £860, £256.00; Tullyvallen farmer 396k, £1000, £253.00; Moy farmer 306k, £770, £252.00; Tullyvallen farmer 382k, £930, £243.00; Tullyvallen farmer 342k, £830, £243.00; Armagh farmer 354k, £830, £234.00; Keady farmer 380k, £880, £232.00; Keady farmer 358k, £810, £226.00.

BULLOCKS: 180 bullocks sold in an excellent demand with forward bullocks to £227 per 100 kilos for 528k at £1200 for a Tullyvallen farmer. Main demand from £200 to £223 per 100 kilos. Top price bullock £1330 for 630k from a Dungannon farmer. Lightweight steers sold from £240 to £280 per 100 kilos for 322k at £900 for a Newtownhamilton farmer. Good quality Friesian bullocks sold from £140 to £167 for 412k at £690.

Forward bullocks: Tullyvallen farmer 528k, £1200, £227.00; Tynan farmer 540k, £1205, £223.00; Newtownhamilton farmr 592k, £1310, £221.00; Hilltown farmer 540k, £1160, £214.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 562k, £1205, £214.00; Loughgilly farmer 544k, £1160, £213.00; Tullyvallen farmer 536k, £1140, £212.00.

Friesian bullocks: Tandragee farmer 412k, £690, £167.00; Richhill farmer 442k, £725, £164.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 458k, £725, £158.00; Kilkeel farmer 654k, £1050, £161.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 602k, £940, £156.00; Kilkeel farmer 688k, £1065, £155.00; Derrynoose farmer 562k, £865, £154.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Tullyvallen farmer 418k, £1030, £246.00; Tullyvallen farmer 416k, £1005, £242.00; Tullyvallen farmer 432k, £1040, £241.00; Tullyvallen farmer 420k, £1000, £238.00; Tullyvallen farmer 412k, £970, £235.00; Tullyvallen farmer 410k, £960, £234.00; Tullyvallen farmer 462k, £1080, £234.00; Keady farmer 424k, £990, £233.00; Newry farmer 490k, £1140, £233.00.

Lightweight bullocks: Tullyvallen farmer 322k, £900, £280.00; Tullyvallen farmer 324k, £900, £278.00; Tullyvallen farmer 372k, £1030, £277.00; Keady farmer 360k, £935, £260.00; Moy farmer 334k, £850, £254.00; Moy farmer 334k, £850, £254.00; Belleek farmer 380k, £940, £247.00.

WEANLINGS: 180 weanlings sold in a very firm trade. Light male weanlings sold from £240 to £281 for 274k at £770. Stronger males from £220 to £263 for 360k at £945. Heifer weanlings sold from £230 to £285 per 100 kilos for 240k at £685.

Strong male weanlings: Newtownhamilton farmer 360k, £945, £263.00; Markethill farmer 302k, £785, £260.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 368k, £945, £257.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 344k, £860, £250.00; Mayobridge farmer 318k, £775, £244.00; Mayobridge farmer 318k, £765, £241.00.

Light male weanlings: Armagh farmer 220k, £625, £284.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 274k, £770, £281.00; Lurgan farmer 272k, £740, £272.00; Lurgan farmer 252k, £675, £268.00; Derrynoose farmer 240k, £640, £267.00; Lurgan farmer 294k, £780, £265.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 232k, £615, £265.00; Milford farmer 262k, £680, £259.00.

Heifer weanlings: Mowhan farmer 240k, £685, £285.00; Armagh farmer 268k, £735, £274.00; Markethill farmer 202k, £550, £272.00; Dromore farmer 224k, £600, £268.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 254k, £670, £264.00; Armagh farmer 252k, £660, £262.00; Armagh farmer 258k, £670, £259.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 226k, £585, £259.00.

Suckler outfits sold at £1420, £1280 and £1270 each.