Limousin steer sells for £1,480 at Dungannon Mart

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Quality stock of all sizes continue to sell sharply to peak at £1,480 for 710kg Limousin steer (209.00).

Heifers peaked at £1,230 for 600kg Limousin (205.00); dropped calves topped at £320 for Hereford bull while heifer calves sold to £305 for an Aberdeen Angus; weanlings sold to £950 for 420kg Charolais steer (226.00) while weanling heifers sold to £845 for 365kg Limousin (231.00).

STEERS

Steer prices peaked at £1,480 for 710kg Limousin (209.00) presented by D Starrett, £1,470 for 735kg Charolais (200.00), £1,435 for 710kg Limousin (202.00), £1,380 for 690kg Charolais (200.00), £1,160 for 565kg Aberdeen Angus (205.00); P Quinn £1,245 for 615kg Charolais (202.00), £1,190 for 580kg Charolais (205.00); B Hackett £1,220 for 610kg Charolais (200.00), £1,150 for 545kg Charolais (211.00), £1,125 for 555kg Charolais (203.00); E Burns £1,025 for 510kg Charolais (201.00), £865 for 430kg Hereford (201.00); P McGlone £980 for 465kg Charolais (211.00), £950 for 475kg Charolais (200.00), £920 for 410kg Charolais (224.00); Riverview Farms £870 for 395kg Limousin (220.00), £830 for 355kg Limousin (234.00), £810 for 330kg Simmental (246.00), £800 for 360kg Limousin (222.00), £780 for 340kg Belgian Blue (229.00); J P Hughes £780 for 345kg Belgian Blue (226.00), £700 for 335kg Simmental (209.00), £630 for 305kg Belgian Blue (207.00); J Hogg £780 for 360kg Limousin (217.00).

HEIFERS

A larger entry of heifers peaked at £1,230 for 600kg Limousin (205.00) presented by B Hamill, £1,165 for 555kg Charolais (210.00), £1,115 for 565kg Simmental (197.00), £1,075 for 515kg Charolais (209.00); G McMaster £1,120 for 545kg Limousin (206.00), £1,060 for 515kg Charolais (206.00), £985 for 505kg Charolais (195.00); R Farley £1,090 for 535kg Limousin (204.00), £1,075 for 535kg Charolais (201.00); M Donaghy £1,070 for 545kg Belgian Blue (196.00); P McCallan £990 for 480kg Charolais (206.00); M McNally £990 for 450kg Charolais (220.00); J Cavanagh £950 for 480kg Limousin (198.00); P McAvoy £945 for 485kg Limousin (195.00).

DROPPED CALVES

Dropped calves cleared to £320 x 2 Hereford bulls presented by D Abraham, £310 Hereford bull; F Sloan £300 Charolais bull, £270 Blonde D’Aquitaine bull; Crewehill Farms £265 Hereford bull, £225 Hereford bull, £200 Hereford bull; K Wilkinson £302 Hereford bull, £245 Hereford bull; E McVeigh £260 Limousin bull; A Morrow £240 Belgian Blue bull; meanwhile reared Friesian bulls sold from £88 to £280; heifer calves sold to £305 Aberdeen Angus presented by Crewehill Farms, £290 Aberdeen Angus heifer; A Morrow £300 Belgian Blue heifer, £200 Belgian Blue heifer; D Abraham £250 Hereford heifer; M Edwards £225 Aberdeen Angus heifer.

WEANLINGS

Weanling prices remain steady to peak at £950 for 420kg Charolais steer (226.00) presented by P Wylie, £840 for 375kg Charolais (225.00), £755 for 380kg Charolais (200.00); S McIvor £800 for 360kg Limousin (222.00); E Crawford £755 for 280kg Limousin (268.00), £720 for 305kg Limousin (235.00); P McCrory £745 for 325kg Charolais (230.00), £640 for 320kg Charolais (200.00); Riverview Farms £740 for 330kg Charolais (225.00), £715 for 300kg Limousin (238.00); B Small £600 for 260kg Charolais (230.00); weanling heifers sold to £845 for 365kg Limousin (231.00) presented by D Bell, £730 for 360kg Limousin (202.00); J Mullan £735 for 330kg Charolais (221.00), £715 for 350kg Charolais (204.00), £650 for 300kg Limousin (218.00), £635 for 285kg Limousin (222.00); E Crawford £655 for 320kg Limousin (205.00); P McCrory £640 for 290kg Charolais (218.00), £625 for 310kg Charolais (200.00), £590 for 265kg Charolais (223.00); M O’Gara £555 for 270kg Charolais (206.00).