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Cattle trade ‘one of best ever’!

ANOTHER very good entry of cattle at Markethill sold in one of the best trades ever recorded this week, especially for store cattle and cull cows.

Dairy stock sold to £1600 for a calved heifer from a Portadown farmer.  The same seller received £1450 for a calved heifer.  A local farmer received £1380 for a calved heifer.  Several more from £1020 to £1300.

CULL COWS

The 100 cull cows sold in a very firm demand.  Good cows from £135 to £155 for 610k at £945.  Young Friesian cows from £135 to £163 for 520k at £850 and up to £1030 for 660k (156).  Friesian cows sold steadily from £120 to £130 for 640k at £830.  Second quality friesians from £95 to £110 per 100 kilos and the poorest lots from 370 to £85 per 100 kilos.

Over 30 month freisian bullocks sold to £161 for 790k at £1275.  Whitehead bulls sold to £1660 for 1090k (152).  Angus bullocks to £136 for 1040 at £1420.

Cull cows

Jerrettspass farmer 610k £945 £154.90; Newry farmer 650k £1005 £154.60; Moira farmer 660k £925 £140.15; Tandragee farmer 710k £985 £138.75; Newry farmer 660k £910 £137.90; Newry farmer 580k £790 £136.20; Glenanne farmer 520k £700 £134.65;

Friesian cull cows/heifers

Glenanne farmer 460k £740 £160.90; Glenanne farmer 520k £850 £163.45; Glenanne farmer  470k £750 £159.60; Benburb farmer 660k £1030 £156.10; Glenanne farmer 600k £910 £151.70; Moira farmer 630k £945 £150.00; Markethill farmer 580k £835 £144.00; Dromore farmer 620k £860 £138.70; Markethill farmer 640k £880 £137.50; Lisnadill farmer 640k £860 £134.40;

Friesian cull cows

Portadown farmer 640k £830 £129.70; Markethill farmer 750k £970 £129.35; Kilkeel farmer 690k £880 £127.55; Glenanne farmer 770k £975 £126.60; Keady farmer 760k £960 £126.35; Markethill farmer 640k £800 £125.00; Markethill farmer 660k £825 £125.00; Keady farmer 680k £845 £124.25;

HEIFERS

Middleweight store heifers sold to £223 for 420k at £935, followed by £215 for 440k at £945.  Main demand from £185 to £214 per 100 kilos.  Forward heifers to £219 for 510k at £1115, followed by £215 for 520k at £1120.  Main demand from £184 to £201 per 100 kilos with 2nd quality heifers in excellent demand from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Collone farmer 510k £1115 £219.00; Markethill farmer 520k £1120 £215.30; Markethill farmer 540k £1085 £201.00; Markethill farmer 570k £1130 £198.00; Markethill farmer 610k £1205 £198.00; Markethill farmer 560k £1090 £194.60; Armagh farmer 610k £1185 £194.00; Dungannon farmer 520k £970 £186.00;

Middleweight heifers

Collone farmer 420k £935 £223.00; Collone farmer 440k £945 £215.00; Collone farmer 440k £940 £214.00; Collone farmer 420k £890 £212.00; Collone farmer 500k £1045 £209.00; Collone farmer 420k £850 £202.30; Newry farmer 450k £860 £191.10; Tandragee farmer 440k £840 £191.00; Collone farmer 480k £900 £187.50;

BULLOCKS

Forward bullocks sold to £230 for 510k at £1175 followed by £218 for 570k at £1245.  Main demand from £186 to £212 per 100 kilos.  Forward friesians from £140 to £172.40 for 580k at £1000.  Middleweight steers from £185 to £198 for 500k at £990 with 2nd quality from £165 to £180 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight friesians from  £130 to £150 per 100 kilos.

Forward bullocks

Dungannon farmer 510k £1175 £230.40; Tandragee farmer 570k £1245 £218.45; Dungannon farmer 570k £1210 £212.30; Tandragee farmer 610k £1235 £202.45; Tandragee farmer 620k £1255 £202.45; Dungannon farmer 670k £1345 £200.75; Dungannon farmer 600k £1190 £198.35; Dungannon farmer 640k £1260 £196.90; Tandragee farmer 690k £1300 £188.40; Tandragee farmer 680k £1265 £186.05;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Newry farmer 580k £1000 £172.40; Newry farmer 600k £940 £156.70; Markethill farmer 510k £755 £148.05; Markethill farmer 510k £750 £147.05; Markethill farmer 650k £940 £144.65; Markethill farmer 550k £785 £142.75;

Middleweight bullocks

Tandragee farmer 500k £990 £198.00; Keady farmer 360k £700 £194.45; Keady farmer 370k £690 £186.50; Dromore farmer 450k £845 £187.80; Keady farmer 380k £700 £184.20; Keady farmer 430k £790 £183.70; Keady farmer 400k £730 £182.50; Keady farmer 420k £760 £180.95;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Stewartstown farmer 430k £645 £150.00; Markethill farmer 450k £640 £142.25; Stewartstown farmer 430k £570 £132.55; Markethill farmer 430k £570 £132.50; Stewartstown farmer 380k £535 £140.80;

CALVES

The 190 lots in the calf ring sold readily with good quality bulls from £250 to £318 for a Lim.  Heifer calves to £260 for an Angus.  Main demand from £150 to £202. 

Reared bulls to £740 for a Char with several more from £590 to £695.  Heifers from £500 to £645.

Bull calves

Lim £318; Lim £312; AA £308; Lim £280; AA £270; AA £270; AA £262; Lim £260; Lim £255; BB £250;

Heifer calves

AA £260; Ch £250; AA £202; BB £190; AA £180; Gal £168; Gal £168; AA £160; Lim £160; BB £158.

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