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Cattle trade remains steady

CATTLE trade continued to be firm at Markethill on Tuesday, June 25, with a large entry of cattle in all rings.

In the suckler ring top price of £1540 was paid for a Lim cow and calf.  Good quality outfits sold from £950 to £1320.

CULL COWS

Over 100 cull cows were for sale on Tuesday with prices from £1060 to £1275.  Friesian cull cows reached £1150 for 640k at £18.00.

Cull cows

Killylea farmer 540k £1065 £198.00; Newry farmer 640k £1140 £178.15; Markethill farmr 620k £1070 £172.60; Newry farmer 530k £890 £168.00; Newry farmer 630k £1050 £167.00; Markethill farmer 660k £1100 £167.00; Keady farmer 770k £1275 £165.60;

Friesian cull cows

Killylea farmer 640k £1050 £164.05; Killylea farmer 650k £980 £150.80; Newry farmer 650k £760 £117.00; Derrynoose farmer650k £770 £118.45; Banbridge farmer 720k £870 £120.85;

HEIFERS

Middleweight heifers to £201.40 for £201.40 for £725.  Heavier heifers from £750 to £1045.

Store heifers

Keady farmer 460k £1045 £227.20; Keady farmer 480k £940 £195.85; Keady farmer 440k £845 £192.05; Armagh farmer 480k £875 £182.30; Armagh farmer 450k £875 £182.25; Armagh farmer 440k 3785 £178.40;

BULLOCKS

Over 100 bullocks sold readily in Markethill forward bullocks from £1120 to £1160. Middleweight bullocks sold from £710 to £990.

Forward bullocks

Mountnorris farmer 570k £1160 £203.50; Mountnorris farmer 560k £1120 £200.00; Mountnorris farmer 580k £1150 £198.30; Mountnorris farmer 590k £1155 £175.75; Mountnorris farmer 550k £1040 £189.10; Mullabrack farmer 530k £990 £186.80;

Middleweight bullocks

Mullabrack farmer 470k £990 £210.65; Mullabrack farmer 450k £855 £190.00; Tandragee farmer 410k £735 £179.30; Mullabrack farmer 480k £860 £179.20; Mullabrack farmer 430k £750 £174.45; Mullabrack farmer 480k £835 £174.00;

CALVES

Over 100 calves sold readily with bulls to £315 for a Lim.  Main demand from £228 to £300.  Heifers calves from £160 to £265.

Another large entry of reared calves.  Bulls to £670 and heifers to £630.

Bull calves

Lim £315; Lim £300; Lim £295; Lim £295; BB £295; AA £245; AA £245; Sim £228;

Heifer calves

Ch £265; Lim £235; Lim £235; Lim £210; BB £202; Lim £200; Sim £188; BB £175; Lim £165; Sim £160.

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