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Exceptional prices at Markethill

CATTLE trade maintained its recent level at Markethill on Tuesday, June 11, with several exceptional prices recorded throughout the rings.

Dairy stock sold to £1950 for a calved heifer from a Dungannon farmer.  The same owner received £1500 and £1440 for calved heifer.

Suckler outfits sold to £1440 for a Char cow and bull calf from a Gilford producer.  Others sold from £975 to £1090.

CULL COWS

In the beef ring cow/heifers sold to £193 for 620k (non FQA) at £1195 followed by £191 for 620k (non FQA) at £1185.  Cows sold from £135 to £160 for 600k at £960 and up to £1100 for 700k (157).  Fleshed Friesian cows from £120 to £136 for 770k at £1045.  Young Friesian cows to £161 for 640k at £1030.  Second Friesian cows from £100 to £115 per 100 kilos with the poorest lots from £65 to £90 per 100 kilos.  Fleshed Friesian bullocks sold to £183 for 650k at £1190.  Others from £160 to £176 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Collone farmer 600k £960 £160.00; Dungannon farmer 610k £970 £159.00; Loughgilly farmer 700k £1100 £157.15; Tandragee farmer 610k £940 £154.10; Newry farmer 680k £1000 £147.05; Newry farmer 670k £980 £146.25; Newry farmer 720k £1025 £142.35; Collone farmer 600k £850 £141.65; Newry farmer 680k £960 £141.20;

Cow/heifers

Tandragee farmer 620k £1195 £192.75; Tandragee farmer 620k £1185 £191.15; Loughgilly farmer 570k £1010 £177.20; Belleeks farmer 560k £975 £174.10; Tassagh farmer 630k £1080 £171.45; Tandragee farmer 640k £1030 £160.95;

Friesian cows

Middletown farmer 600k £870 £145.00; Tynan farmer 770k £1045 £135.70; Tynan farmer 670k £900 £134.35; Tynan farmer 710k £935 £131.70; Newry farmer 700k £920 £131.45; Belleeks farmer 610k £785 £128.70; Newmills farmer 600k £770 £128.35;

BULLOCKS

Middleweight bullocks to £219 for 440k at £965.  An entry of Hereford bullocks from a Stewartstown farmer sold from £180 to £206 for 480k at £990.  Friesian bullocks sold from £135 to £168 for 390k at £655.

Heavy Friesian bullocks

Killylea farmer 650k £1190 £183.10; Killylea farmer 630k £1110 £176.20; Killylea farmer 670k £1085 £161.95;

Middleweight bullocks

Whitecross farmer 440k £965 £219.35; Whitecross farmer 410k £890 £217.10; Stewartstown farmer 480k £990 £206.25; Whitecross farmer 420k £855 £203.60; Stewartstown farmer 460k £930 £202.20; Stewartstown farmer 420k £790 £188.10; Stewartstown farmer 410k £770 £187.80; Stewartstown farmer 410k 3770 £187.80;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Benburb farmer 390k £655 £168.00; Newry farmer 360k £585 £162.50; Stewartstown farmer 420k £665 £158.35; Stewartstown farmer 420k £590 £140.50; Stewartstown farmer 400k £570 £142.50; Stewartstown farmer 400k £565 £141.25; Stewartstown farmer 400k £550 £147.50; Benburb farmer 360k £490 £136.10;

Lightweight bullocks

Newry farmer 320k £660 £206.25; Newry farmer 320k £620 £193.75; Newry farmer 340k £655 £192.65; Newry farmer 330k £635 £192.45; Newry farmer 320k £615 £192.20; Newry farmer 340k £630 £185.30; Stewartstown farmer 400k £730 £182.50;

HEIFERS

Forward heifers to £192 for 490k Angus at £940.  Middleweights to £210.60 for 330k at £695.  First quality heifers sold from £180 to £200 per 100 kilos with 2nd quality from £155 to £175 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Newry farmer 490k £940 £192.00; Newry farmer 430k £820 £191.00; Tandragee farmer 460k £865 £188.05; Tandragee farmer 450k £825 £183.35; Newry farmer 500k £900 £180.00; Newry farmer 420k £755 £180.00;

Middleweight heifers

Newry farmer 330k £695 £210.60; Newry farmer 340k £680 £200.00; Newry farmer 310k £565 £182.25; Newry farmer 380k £650 £171.05;

CALVES

Calf trade remained very firm.  Bull calves from £200 to £328 for a Lim.  Heifer calves to £150 to £270 for a blue.

Reared bull calves to £690 and heifers to £455 each.

Bull calves

Lim £328; Her £252; Lim £240; Her £240; Lim £240; Lim £240; Lim £225; Her £220; Lim £215; Lim £208;

Heifer calves

BB £270; BB £270; BB £270; Lim £240; Lim £220; Her £175; Sim £170.

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