Steady trade at Omagh despite gloomy forecasts

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A slightly smaller entry of 240 store and beef cattle at Omagh on Monday sold steadily despite gloomy forecasts.

Bullocks: G. Ruthledge, Drumnakilly 500k £1100; 480k £1045, R. J. Mowbray, Droit 555k £1300; 515k £1060; 630k £1255; 480k £1050, M. Coyle, Carrickmore 535k £1140; 500k £1080; 550k £1125, A. K. Marlow, Clogher 590k £1230, S. Cullinan, Eskra 525k £1095; 500k £1120; 495k £1090, M. Harpur, Castlederg 555k £1120; 570k £1140; 475k £960, D. Colgan, Drumnakilly 665k £1300; 565k £11156; 590k £1165, F.W. Browne, Omagh 405k £880; 410k £845, C. Cullinan, Fintona 420k £890, R. Hunter, Drumquin 465k £980; 460k £945, M. Morris, Leglands 495k £1030 and £1025, M. Collins, Fyfin 395k £920, K&M Conway, Greencastle 315k £720; 370k £775, G. Conway, Drumlea 355k £795, 360k £740.

Heifers: G. Wilson, Carrickmore 535k £1110; 515k £1050 and £1040; 555k £1105, F. Donnelly, Trillick 520k £1055, P. McKernan, Seskinore 590k £1185, A. Barrett, Trillick 485k £1015; 465k £955, A. K. Gamble, Donemana 460k £940, R. Giles, Beragh 445k £885, A. T. Hogg, Ballymagroarty 580k £1130; 550k £1075; 565k £1090.

Fat Cows: N. McGarrigle Irvinestown 640k £180, A. McElduff, Carrickmore 660k £170, G. Donnelly, Trillick 560k £164, F. Smyth, Dromore 850k £160, J. Woods, Beragh 670k £157, O. McFarland, Omagh 800k £154, P. McNally, Cookstown 760k £152, F. McGlinchey, Castlederg 640k £149, M. Begley, Creggan 600k £146; 750k £140, E. McGurk, Kildress 640k £145, A. K. Gamble, Donemana 660k £144, W. McQuaid, Dromore 600k £140.

Dropped Calves: ]R. Crosbie, Mountjoy £360 B. Blue Bull; £350 B. Blue Heifer, M. Thompson, Kesh £360 Charolais Heifer; £355 Charolais Bull, R. A. McConnell, Knockmoyle £365 B. Blue Heifer, S. Quinn, Newtonstewart £350 Limousin Bull, C. Caldwell, Killen £350 B. Blue Bull, N. Kee, Trillick £325-£320 Limousin Bulls, I. Caldwell, Fintona £315 Angus Bull, A. Vance, Trillick £310 Simmental Bull.

Dairy Cows: T. Acheson, Lack £2200; £200 and £1920 Calved Heifers, Jas. Oliver, Omagh £2000; £1950 and £1820 Calved Heifers, A. Hawkes, Omagh £1800 and £1700 Calved Heifers.