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Cattle trade steady at Markethill

CATTLE trade was steady at Markethill yesterday ( Tuesday), March 26.

Suckler outfits sold to £1360 for a sim cow and bull calf from a Kilkeel farmer.  The same owner received £1060 for a Lim heifer and bull calf.

CULL COWS

The 95 cull cows sold in a steady demand.  Cow/heifers from £150 to £188 for 470k at £885.  Fleshed cows to £162 for 660k at £1070.  Main demand from £130 to £146 per 100 kilos.  Young friesians cows from £132 to £141 for 640k at £900.  Friesians cows to £131.50 for 750k at £985.  All fleshed lots from £118 to £130 per 100 kilos.  Second quality from£100 to £115 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £72 to £90 per 100 kilos.  Aged bulls to £154 for 880k at £1355 and up to £1380 for 1040k (133).  Clean cattle to £187.50 for 560k at £1050.

Cull cows

Tassagh farmer 470k £885 £188.30; Keady farmer 510k £835 £163.75; Tassagh farmer 600k £980 £163.35; Keady farmer 660k £1070 £162.15; Tassagh farmer 580k £850 £146.55; Mowhan farmer 510k £740 £145.10;

Friesian cull cows

Banbridge farmer 640k £900 £140.65; Newry farmer 600k £840 £140.00; Gilford farmer 630k £870 £138.10; Caledon farmer 750k £985 £131.35; Collone farmer 640k £830 £129.70; Glenanne farmer 590k £765 £129.70; Banbridge farmer 560k £720 £128.60; Newtownhamilton farmer 660k £835 £126.55; Caledon farmer 670k £840 £124.40; Tassagh farmer 820k £1020 £124.40;

Fat Breeders

Newry farmer 880k £1355 £154.00; Newry farmer 1040k £1380 £132.70; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 990k £1280 £129.30;

BULLOCKS

Middleweight store bullocks sold to £214 for 440k at £940.  Main demand from £178 to £205 per 100 kilos.  Suitable friesians from £130 to £160 for 420k at £670 from a Stewartstown farmer.  Forward bullocks sold from £180 to £200 for 520k at £1070.

Forward bullocks

Armagh farmer 520k £1070 £206.00; Armagh farmer 530k £1065 £201.00; Tandragee farmer 530k £1000 £189.00; Armagh farmer 570k £1050 £184.20; Loughgilly farmer 530k £955 £180.20; Loughgilly farmer 540k £970 £180.00; Newry farmer 540k £970 £180.00;

Middleweight bullocks

Newry farmer 440k £940 £213.65; Newry farmer 440k £900 £204.55; Kingsmills farmer 440k £840 £190.90; Kingsmills farmer 450k £850 £188.90; Tandragee farmer 470k £885 £188.30; Newry farmer 480k £890 £185.45; Fermanagh farmer 410k £760 £185.35; Tandragee faramer 430k £765 £176.00;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Cookstown farmer 420k £670 £156.50; Cookstown farmer 450k £710 £157.80; Cookstown farmer 470k £700 £148.95; Killylea farmer 490k £685 £139.80; Cookstown farmer 440k £600 £136.35; Killylea farmer 440k £580 £131.80; Killylea farmer 430k £565 £131.40;

HEIFERS

Store heifers sold up to £234 for 310k at £725.  Main demand from £185 to £218 per 100 kilos with 2nd quality lots from £160 to £180 per 100 kilos.  Forward heifers from £180 to £197 for 530k at £1045.

Forward heifers

Derrynoose farmer 530k £1045 £197.20; Moira farmer 510k £950 £186.25; Moira farmer 510k £950 £186.25; Moira farmer 530k £950 £179.25;

Middleweight heifers

Tandragee farmer 310k £725 £234.00; Lurgan farmer 300k £655 £218.35; Lurgan farmer 350k £705 £201.45; Lurgan farmer 270k £565 £209.25; Tandragee farmer 280k £560 £200.00; Tandragee farmer 300k £595 £198.35; Lurgan farmer 310k £590 £190.35; Lurgan farmer 360k £680 £188.90;

CALVES

The 110 dropped calves returned a very firm demand with heifer calves to £310 for a Lim.  All good quality heifers from £200 to £270. Bull calves sold to £340 for a Char followed by £322 for a Sim.  Main demand from £230 to £300.

The 100 reared calves sold in another excellent trade with bulls to £900 for a Char.  Several more from £625 to £735.  Reared heifers from £450 to £615 for a Lim.

Bull calves

Ch £340; Sim £322; Ch £300; Lim £292; Sim £285; Lim £265; AA £262; Lim £258; Lim £245; Lim £245;

Heifer calves

Lim £310; Lim £270; AA £260; AA £245; AA £240; AA £240; Lim £238; Sim £205; AA £205.

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