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All classes kennly sought at Markethill

CATTLE prices were very firm at Markethill last night (Tuesday), July 23, with all classes very keenly sought.

Suckler outfits sold to £1400 for a Sim cow and 2 bull calves at foot from a Clady farmer.  A Sim cow and bull calf sold at £1070.

In the beef ring cow/heifers sold to £196 for 590k at £1155 followed by £189 for 600k at £1135.  Good quality cows sold to £166 for 610k at £1015.  Main demand from £130 to £163 per 100 kilos. Fleshed cows from £134 for 650k at £870.  Main demand from £110 to £119 per 100 kilos.  Young friesians cows to £167 for 580k at £970.

Second quality friesians from £85 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest lots from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Lurgan farmer 590k £1155 £195.75; Newry farmer 600k £1135 £189.20; Newry farmer 610k £1015 £166.40; Lurgan farmer 590k £960 £162.70; Madden farmer 530k £825 £155.70; Clare farmer 650k £990 £152.30; Newry farmer 570k £860 £150.90; Clare farmer 610k £905 £148.40; Loughgilly farmer 600k £835 £139.20; Newtownhamilton farmer 550k £750 £136.40;

Friesian cull cows

Lurgan farmer 580k £970 £167.25; Benburb farmer 650k 3870 £133.85; Benburb farmer 690k £820 £118.85; Benburb farmer 590k £690 £116.95; Craigavon farmer 630k 3725 £115.10; Armagh farmer 620k £700 £112.90;

STORE CATTLE

The 100 store cattle continued to sell in a firm demand. 

BULLOCKS

Forward bullocks sold from £180 to £204 for 540k at £1100.  Forward friesians to £147 for 590k at £865.  Middleweight steers to £214 for 500k at £1070.  Friesians to £164 for 390k at £640. Lightweight bullocks sold from £190 to £228 for 320k at £730.  Suitable friesians from £130 to £152 for 350k at £530.

Forward bullocks

Coalisland farmer 540k £1100 £203.70; Tandragee farmer 510k £1030 £202.00; Tandragee farmer 570k £1080 £189.50; Tandragee farmer 600k £1135 £189.20; Coalisland farmer 680k £1285 £189.00; Tandragee farmer 600k £1130 £188.35; Coalisland farmer 630k £1185 £188.10; Tandragee farmer 580k £1090 £187.95;

Middleweight bullocks

Tandragee farmer 500k £1070 £214.00; Tynan farmer 460k £845 £183.70; Waringstown farmer 430k £760 £176.75; Killylea farmer 430k £760 £176.75; Waringstown farmer 470k £800 £170.20;

Friesian bullocks

Newry farmer 390k £640 £164.10; Newry farmer 350k £530 £151.45; Tynan farmer 320k £475 £148.45; Newry farmer 390k £570 £146.15; Newry farmer 380k £555 £146.05; Newry farmer 340k £490 £144.10; Banbridge farmer 350k £485 £138.60;

Lightweight bullocks

Keady farmer 320k £730 £228.15; Keady farmer 330k £740 £224.25; Keady farmer 350k £750 £214.30; Keady farmer 360k £770 £213.90; Keady farmer 320k £675 £210.95; Keady farmer 360k £750 £208.35; Keady farmer 350k £720 £205.70; Killylea farmer 330k £670 £203.05; Markethill farmer 380k £740 £194.75; Tynan farmer 390k £740 £189.75;

HEIFERS

Forward store heifers sold in an excellent demand to £217 for 530k at £1150.  Middleweight heifers to £194 for 490k at £950.  Lightweights to £193 for 350k at £675.  Generally 1st quality heifers sold from £178 to £200 per 100 kilos with 2nd quality from £155 to £172 per 100 kilos.

Store heifers

Richhill farmer 530k £1150 £217.00; Markethill farmer 490k £950 £193.90; Markethill farmer 350k £675 £192.90; Markethill farmer 350k £675 £192.90; Richhill farmer 490k £935 £190.85; Armagh farmer 500k £930 £186.00; Richhill farmer 510k £940 £184.30; Armagh farmer 500k £915 £183.00; Markethill farmer 390k £710 £182.05; Richhill farmer 500k £890 £178.00;

CALVES

Bull calves sold to £282 for a blue.  Main demand from £160 to £262.  Heifers from £150 to £275 for a blue. 

Reared calves sold in an outstanding demand.  Bulls sold to £800 for a 11 month old Lim.  Several more from £580 to £675.  Heifers from £400 to £525.

Heifers calves

BB £275; Fr £200; Sim £195; AA £175; AA £175; AA £175.

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