A massive entry of 1,404 cattle on offer at Clogher Mart last week sold easily to a very sharp demand for quality lots in all sections.
In the fatstock ring cow heifers topped £208 for a 620kg Daq. £206 for a 560kg Lim. £187 for a 510kg Ch and £187 for a 630kg Ch. Beef cows sold to £204 for a 850kg Ch. £193 for a 640kg Ch. £187 for a 700kg Lim and £184 for a 760kg Lim. The average for the top twenty cows and cow heifers this week was £184 per 100kg more quality lots required to meet a strong demand.
LEADING PRICES: Armagh producer 620kg Daq to £208. Ballygawley producer 560kg Lim to £206. Middletown producer 850kg Ch to £204 totalling £1734.00 and 760kg Ch to £174. Middletown producer 640kg Ch to £193. Fermanagh producer 510kg Ch to £187. Ballygawley producer 630kg Ch to £187. Keady producer 700kg Lim to £187. Ballygawley producer 590kg Lim to £186. Keady producer 760kg Lim to £184. Coalisland producer 460kg Lim to £184. Dungannon producer 670kg Lim to £184. Derrylin producer 420kg Lim to £183. Fivemiletown producer 530kg Ch to £178 and 470kg Ch to £175. Tempo producer 630kg Ch to £175. Fermanagh producer 670kg Ch to £173. Fermanagh producer 840kg Ch to £172. Killylea producer 470kg AA to £172. Lisbellaw producer 470kg Daq to £172.
Other quality lots sold from £137 to £170 per 100kg.
Second quality lots sold from £114 to £135 per 100kg.
Well fleshed Friesian cows sold from £121 to £132 per 100kg.
Plainer lots sold from £88 to £112 per 100kg.
Poorer types sold from £56 to £78 per 100kg.
FAT BULLS: 950kg Lim to £134. 1,020kg AA to £131. 840kg Lim £124. 880kg AA to £123. 920kg AA to £123. 1,070kg Hol to £119. 960kg Ch to £116. 930kg Ch to £116. 780kg AA to £116. 850kg AA to £105. 820kg Lim to £104. 750kg Her to £102.
FAT STEERS (overage): 690kg Ch to £186. 570kg AA to £170. 560kg AA to £167. 530kg AA to £156. 530kg S/H to £156. 1,050kg Ch to £147. 760kg Friesian to £145. 590kg Friesian to £145. 630kg Friesian to £138. 600kg Friesian to £130. 700kg Friesian to £116.
FAT STEERS (underage): 640kg Sim to £189. 510kg Lim to £189. 600kg AA to £186. 610kg AA to £184. 510kg Lim to £174. 430kg Ch to £174. 430kg Lim to £174. 540kg Sim to £172. 580kg AA to £167. 840kg Friesian to £165. 420kg Daq to £160. 610kg Friesian to £134. 590kg Friesian to £130. 500kg Holstein to £120.
FAT HEIFERS (underage): 430kg Sim to £210. 550kg Daq to £204. 660kg Ch to £203. 480kg Ch to £194. 690kg Ch to £192. 610kg Ch to £185. 480kg AA to £184. 450kg AA to £183. 490kg B/B to £183. 550kg AA to £179. 500kg Her to £169. 640kg Her to £156. 490kg AA to £154. Friesians sold from £118 to £146 per 100kg.
A good steady demand in this section with strong stores selling to £1,470 for a 630kg Ch to G Wilson, Derrylin. A Magheraveely producer sold a 700kg Au to £1,435, 630kg Au to £1,395 and 690kg Au to £1,360. Des Wilson, Clogher 700kg Ch to £1,425, 660kg Ch to £1,345. 650kg Ch to £1,340 and 650kg Ch to £1,330. S McAloon, Rosslea 680kg Ch to £1385, 720kg Ch to £1,360 and 630kg Ch to £1,350. T Cassidy, Augher 640kg Ch to £1,350 and 630kg Ch to £1290. G Litter, Portadown 620kg Ch to £1,345 and 570kg AA to £1,295. B Cairns, Dromara 570kg Lim to £1,325. M Brennan, Cookstown 640kg Ch to £1,325. P Tally, Dungannon 650kg Lim to £1,325. M J Keys, Clogher 640kg Lim to £1,320. W J Parkes Co, Armagh 700kg Ch to £1,285. J Holmes, Fivemiletown 490kg Ch to £1,140, 490kg Lim to £1,120 and 470kg Ch to £1,095. S D Wilson, Clogher 470kg Lims to £1,100 twice. R J Hughes, Coalisland 490kg Ch to £1,095 and 450kg Ch to £1,085. E McCaffery, Tempo 480kg Ch to £1,075. S and C Monaghan, Cookstown 490kg Lim to £1,075, 470kg Lim to £1,050, 450kg Lim to £1,025 and 480kg Lim to £1,005. S J Loughlin, Cookstown 470kg Lim to £1,070. G Wilson, Derrylin 450kg Lim to £1,020. J Irvine, Irvinestown 440kg Sim to £1,020. J Lavery, Aghalee 470kg Ch to £1,015. P Tally, Dungannon 470kg Lim to £1,005 and 450kg Ch to £1,000.
SMALLER SORTS 400KG & UNDER: J McStay, Lurgan 350kg Sim to £830. D Williamson, Fivemiletown 320kg Lim to £745. D McGahan, Dungannon 330kg Her to £685 and 250kg Her to £550. G Sheridan, Omagh 340kg AA to £610. A selection of Friesians sold from £470 to £535.
STORE HEIFERS: Another good entry sold to a brisk demand with forward lots selling to £1,300 for a 650kg Ch, £1,300 for a 590kg Ch to J O’Neill, Omagh. G McAloon, Omagh 640kg AA to £1,200. N McCleary, Augher 630kg Ch to £1,195. W S Hall, Magheraveely 620kg Ch to £1,180, 560kg Ch to £1,165, 640kg Ch to £1,175 and 570kg AA to £1,120. M McCaughey, Aughnacloy 550kg Ch to £1,140. Wm Smiton, Fintona 560kg Ch to £1,135. P Mallon, Moy 520kg Sim to £1,095. P Potter, Middletown 580kg Lim to £1,095. S J Loughlin, Cookstown 520kg Lim to £1,090. K Irwin, Tynan 530kg Ch to £1,090. M Irwin, Clogher 530kg Sim to £1,090.
MED WEIGHTS 410KG TO 500KG: S J Loughlin, Cookstown 490kg Lim to £1,135. M Brennan, Cookstown 480kg Ch to £1,065. S Oliver, Armagh 480kg Lim to £1,055. M McCaughey, Aughnacloy 470kg Ch to £995. S and C Monaghan, Cookstown 460kg Lim to £985. Mountview Cattle, Dungannon 440kg B/B to £975. K Irwin, Tynan 470kg Ch to £970. O and P Donnelly, Augher 460kg Sim to £965. J F McKenna, Augher 420kg Lim to £940. Fivemiletown producer 430kg Ch to £935 and 330kg Lim to £735. A Keys, Clogher 380kg Ch to £840 and 320kg Ch to £780. G and G Warrington, Rosslea 390kg Ch to £815, 400kg Ch to £810 and 340kg Ch to £695. J McCann, Clogher 400kg Ch to £800 and 370kg Ch to £790. D Murphy, Brookeborough 360kg Lim to £785. G Morrow, Fivemiletown 330kg B/B to £785. S R Hessin, Moneymore 350kg B/B to £720. M Mimnagh, Omagh 380kg Lim to £720. D M and E Murray, Fintona 370kg Friesian to £670.
WEANLINGS: Great demand this week again for a large entry with steers and bulls selling to £1,050 for a 440kg Lim and £990 for a 450kg Lim to C J McKenna, Clogher. S Mellon, Fintona £1,050 for a 510kg Ch. D McKenzie, Dungannon 500kg Au to £1,020. J McSorley, Beragh £1,010 for a 390kg Lim, £980 for a 320kg Ch, £950 for a 380kg Lim and £940 for a 370kg Ch. Ashley Hadden, Aughnacloy 420kg Lim to £1,000. P Mulligan, Newtownbutler 370kg Lim to £990 and 410kg AA to £920. S Holland, Clogher 460kg Shb to £975. N R Knox, Ballygawley 260kg Lim to £970. B Crudden, Fivemiletown 390kg Ch to £960. Cormac Smyth, Loughgall 370kg Ch to £950. Mark Beacom, Ederney 340kg Ch to £940. Scott and Ewing Ltd, Omagh 350kg Ch to £930. P McConnell, Clogher 370kg Lim to £925.
WEANLING HEIFERS: R J Farrell, Dromore, Omagh 480kg Sim to £1,005. J Boylan, Aughnacloy 390kg to £925. Deerpark Collections Ltd, Kesh 410kg Lim to £925. M Gallagher, Omagh 350kg Lim to £890 and 290kg Lim to £895. B Crudden, Fivemiletown 320kg Ch to £875 and 360kg Ch to £785. J Bates, Clogher 310kg Ch to £855. M Mallon, Dungannon 400kg Lim to £845. Geo Aiken, Kesh 430kg Lim to £830. N R Knox, Ballygawley 340kg Lim to £795 and 320kg B/B to £750. G Taggert, Coalisland 390kg Lim to £790. M J McKenna, Augher 380kg Ch to £785. Paul Askin, Augher 330kg Lim to £775. R Irwin, Magheraveely 360kg Ch to £770. J McSorley, Beragh 350kg Lim to £770. A J Thompson, Newtownbutler 340kg B/B to £765. Kesh producer 330kg Lim to £760 and 320kg Ch to £725.
DAIRY COWS & HEIFERS: A very strong demand for quality lots this week with J G McHenry, Droghal Farm Ltd, Lurgan selling a calved heifer to £1,800 and another to £1,540. N E J Watters, Aughnacloy £1,500 each for two calved heifers. N Kinnear, Middletown £1,340 for calved cow. G McNeice, Middletown £1,305 for calved heifer. Noel Woods, Pomeroy £1,230 for calved heifer. Friesian maiden heifers sold from £560 to £645 for J I McFarland, Omagh. A selection of Fkv maiden heifers from I Martin, Fintona sold from £700 to £775.
BREEDING BULLS: D McKenzie, Dungannon £2,350 for pedigree registered Limousin. E J McMenamin, Kesh £1,705 for pedigree registered Daq. Wm Wilson, Dungannon £1,410 for pedigree non registered Limousin. Several others sold from £990 to £1,170.
For sale on Saturday, April 8 - Two pedigree registered Limousin bulls.
SUCKLER COWS & CALVES: A large entry this week sold readily to a brisk demand with T Cassidy, Augher selling 2010 cow and bull calf to £2,200, 2012 cow to £2,170, second calver and bull calf to £1,510 and 09 cow and heifer calf to £1,470. Pat Cassidy, Augher sold a heifers with bull calves to £1,830 £1,800 twice and secon calver and heifer calf to £1,500. P A and J Grue, Lisnaskea £1,775 for second calver and heifer calf. John Carrothers, Fivemiletown £1,735 for second calver and heifer calf. James Fleming, Sixmilecross £1,560 and £1,500 for heifers with bull calves. Syerla Enterprises Ltd, Dungannon £1,460 for heifer and bull calf. Several other outfits sold from £1,060.
Incalf cows and heifers sold from £870 to £1,190.
DROPPED CALVES & REARED CALVES: A very keen demand this week with bull calves (under two months) selling to £440 for a Ch to P Duggan, Aghalane. P A and J Grue, Lisnaskea £355 for Ch. J Donnelly, Trillick £335 for Lim. Omagh producer £330 for Ch. T Monaghan, Trillick £325 for B/B. Wm Sloan, Dungannon £320 and £290 for AAs. J Edgar, Omagh £305 for Sal.
HEIFERS: P McCaffery, Trillick £400 for Sim. Lisbellaw producer £330 twice for B/Bs and £300 for Sim. P A and J Grue, Lisnaskea £320 for Ch and £285 for Lim. D I Hoey, Maguiresbridge £300 for Ch. Wm Sloan, Dungannon £290 for AA.
REARED BULLS: Wm Wilson, Dungannon £740 for B/B, £570 for Sim and £550 for Her. A Gribben, Co Armagh £665 for B/B. K Beattie, Lisnaskea £650 twice and £600 for Chars and £625 for Shb. J Trotter, Portadown £640 and £605 for Chars. K Little, Lisnaskea £625 and £615 for Chars and £530 for Lim. G J McKenna, Clogher £605 for Lim and £600 for S/H. S McNulty, Strabane £575 for AA.
REARED HEIFERS: Lisbellaw producer £660 for Lim. Fivemiletown producer £645 for Ch, £550 for BGA, £500 and £470 for Lims. Clogher producer £640, £580 and £570 twice for Chars. N Thornton, Bellanaleck £520 for Ch. M McNulty, Strabane £510 for Lim. D Foy, Cooneen £505 for Ch and £505 for Lim. S Cox, Kinawley £480 for Lim.