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Cattle in demand in all rings

AN entry of 530 cattle at Markethill returned a steady demand in all rings on Tuesday, April 9.

Cull cows sold to £187.50 for 640k at £1200.  Main demand from £130 to £159 for 750k at £1190.  Friesian cows to £130 for 610k at £795 and up to £940 for 770k at £940.  Main demand from £115 to £127 per 100 kilos.  Second quality friesians from £95 to £110 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £75 to £90 per 100 kilos.  Clean cattle to £187 for 660k at £1235.  Friesians to £154 for 670k at £1030.

CULL COWS

Tandragee farmer 640k £1200 £187.50; Newry farmer 750k £1190 £158.70; Keady farmer 670k £1000 £149.25; Banbridge farmer 680k £1000 £147.10; Mayobridge farmer 580k £850 £146.50; Newtow nhamilton farmer 720k £1040 £144.45; Tandragee farmer 700k £980 £140.00; Collone farmer 670k £930 £138.80; Killylea farmer 520k £680 £130.80;

Friesian cull cows

Gilford farmer 610k £795 £130.35; Rathfriland farmer 700k £890 £127.15; Rathfriland farmer 660k £820 £124.25; Portadown farmer 770k £940 £122.10; Newtownhamilton farmer 700k £810 £115.70; Killylea farmer 630k £720 £114.30;

STORE CATTLE

The 180 store cattle sold in a steady trade.  Forward heifers sold from £170 to £199 for 630k at £1255.  Suitable middleweights from £175 to £190 for 390k at £740.  Plainer types from £150 to £170 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight bullocks to £225 for 450k at £1010.  Good quality lots from £175 to £222 for 440k at £975.  Good quality middleweight friesians from £130 to £149 for 330k at £490.  Lightweight steers to £225 for 320k at £720.  Forward bullocks sold to £207 for 520k at £1075.  Main demand from £180 to £205 per 100 kilos.  Forward friesians from £125 to £149 for 510k at £760.

Forward bullocks

Portadown farmer 520k £1075 £207.00; Collone farmer 570k £1170 £205.25; Mountnorrris farmer 530k £1080 £203.80; Collone farmer 640k £1300 £203.15; Newry farmer 560k £1075 £192.00; Armagh farmer 550k £1055 £191.80; Collone farmer 630k £1190 £188.90; Collone farmer 620k £1170 £188.70; Markethill farmer 510k £960 £188.25; Collone farmer 590k £1110 £188.15; Collone farmer 580k £1090 £187.95;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Gilford farmer 510k £760 £149.05; Gilford farmer 560k £790 £141.10; Gilford farmer 510k £675 £132.35; Gilford farmer 530k £700 £132.10; Gilford farmer 530k £700 £132.10;

Middleweight bullocks

Markethill farmer 450k £1010 £224.45; Markethill farmer 450k £975 £221.60; Markethill farmer 480k £990 £206.25; Markethill farmer 470k £950 £202.15; Newry farmer 470k £935 £198.95; Mountnorris farmer 460k £900 £195.65; Markethill farmer 450k £870 £193.35; Collone farmer 500k

£960 £192.00; Keady farmer 410k £745 £181.70; Markethill farmer 480k £870 £181.25; Katesbridge farmer 410k £740 £180.50; Newry farmer 450k £810 £180.00;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Newry farmer 330k £490 £148.50; Stewartstown farmer 390k £560 £143.60; Bessbrook farmer 360k £500 £138.90; Stewartstown farmer 430k £625 £145.35; Gilford farmer 470k £665 £141.50; Stewartstown farmer 410k £575 £140.25; Stewartstown farmer 480k £670 £139.60;

Lightweight bullocks

Irvinestown farmer 320k £720 £225.00; Irvinestown farmer 310k £635 £204.85; Irvinestown farmer 300k £580 £193.35; Irvinestown farmer 350k £670 £191.45; Irvinestown farmer 330k £610 £184.85; Irvinestown farmer 300k £555 £185.00; Keady farmer 390k £710 £182.05;

Forward heifers

Newtownhamilton farmer 630k £1255 £199.20; Portadown farmer 540k £1045 £193.50; Donaghmore farmer 510k £940 £184.30; Newtow nhamilton farmer 520k £900 £173.10;

Middleweight heifers

Donaghmore farmer 390k £740 £189.75; Dromore farmer 420k £790 £188.10; Dromore farmer 410k £755 £184.15; Newtownhamilton farmer 490k £900 £183.70; Donaghmore farmer 480k £880 £183.35; Loughbrickland farmer 480k £870 £181.25; Loughbrickland farmer 460k £825 £179.35; Markethill farmer 370k £660 £178.40; Mullabrack farmer 330k £585 £177.30; Markethill farmer 380k £665 £175.00;

CALVES

The 155 dropped calves sold readily.  Heifer calves to £320 for a 2 week old Lim.  Several more from£170 to £262.  Bull calves to £380 paid twice for Char.  Several top quality bulls from£230 to £310.

The 140 reared calves sold to £720 with others from £550 to £690.  Heifers to £610 each.

Bull calves

Ch £380; Ch £380; Sim £310; Lim £305; Lim £305; Sim £300; Sim £290; Sim £270;

Heifer calves

Lim £320; Lim £262; AA £238; AA £228; AA £222.

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