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‘Exceptionally firm’ trade at Newtown

CATTLE trade was exceptionally firm at Newtownhamilton on Saturday, July 20.

HEIFERS

Forward heifers sold to £209 for 540k at £1130.  Good quality middleweights sold steadily from £175 to £199 for 400k at £795.  Lightweight heifers sold in a very strong demand from £200 to £246 for 260k at £640 followed by £232 for 310k at £720.

Store heifers

Lim 260k £640 £246.15; Ch 290k £680 £234.50; Lim 310k £720 £232.25; Ch 330k £730 £221.20; Ch 320k £685 £214.05; Lim 250k £540 £216.00; DAQ 330k £700 £212.15; Lim 300k £630 £210.00; Ch 540k £1130 £209.30;

BULLOCKS

Lightweight bullocks sold to £227 for 340k Saler at £770.  Middleweights to £201 for 460k at £925.  Main demand from £180 to £200 per 100 kilos.  Angus bred bullocks sold from £170 to £181 for 390k at £705.

Store bullocks

Sal 340k £770 £226.50; Sal 370k £770 £208.10; Sal 460k £925 £201.10; Lim 400k £765 £191.25; AA 390k £705 £180.80; AA 360k £650 £180.60; Lim 420k £755 £179.80;

Weanling bulls sold to £200 for 430k at £860 and up to £1030 for 550k (187).

Cull cows to £144 for 500k at £720 and up to £880 for 680k (129.40).

Fat cows

Lim 500k £720 £144.00; AA 590k £790 £133.90; Sim 680k £880 £129.40;

Sucklers sold to £1200 for a whitehead cow and heifer calf.  Several more outfits from £750 to £880 each.

 The next cattle sale in Newtownhamilton will be held on August 3.

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