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Firm demand in all rings at Markethill

AN entry of 510 cattle at Markethill maintained a very firm demand in all rings yesterday (Tuesday), March 19.

Dairy stock sold to £1500 for a calved second calver from a Stewartstown farmer. 
Armagh farmer calved heifer £1380.  Several more from £1080 to £1300.

In-calf suckler heifers to £1100 for a blue/grey from  a Newtownhamilton farmer.

CULL COWS

The 80 cull cows sold in a steady demand.  Good quality cows from £135 to £166 for 640k at £1060.  Young friesians from £130 to £140 per 100 kilos with fleshed Friesian cows to £132 for 760k at £1005.  Main demand from £118 to £130 per 100 kilos.  Second quality lots from £95 to £108 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £65 to £85 per 100 kilos.  Aged bulls to £129 for 1070k at £1380.

Cull cows

Newry farmer 640k £1060 £165.65; Newtownhamilton farmer 690k £1085 £157.25; Newry farmer 770k £1205 £156.50; Loughgall farmer 790k £1215 £153.80; Armagh farmer 550k £760 £138.20; Belleeks farmer 550k £730 £132.75;

Friesian cull cows

Banbridge farmer 650k £895 £137.70; Banbridge farmer 760k £1005 £132.25; Annaghmore farmer 670k £860 £128.35; Newry farmer 550k £700 £127.30; Donaghmore farmer 550k £700 £127.30; Banbridge farmer 720k £900 £125.00; Newry farmer 640k £800 £125.00; Banbridge farmer 650k £795 £122.30; Benburb farmer 680k £830 £122.10; Markethill farmer 800k £960 £120.00; Keady farmer 720k £845 £117.40;

BULLOCKS

Forward bullocks sold to £225 for 530k at £1190 followed by £217 for 590k at £1280.  Main demand from £190 to £206 per 100 kilos.  Forward friesians to £170 for 540k at £920 with others from £135 to £154 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight steers to £207 for 470k at £970.  Main demand from £185 to £200 per 100 kilos.  Friesians from £130 to £166 for  480k at £795.

Forward bullocks

Tandragee farmer 530k £1190 £224.55; Tandragee farmer 590k £1280 £216.95; Tandragee farmer 510k £1050 £205.90; Tandragee farmer 530k £1080 £203.80; Tandragee farmer 530k £1060 £200.00; Tandragee farmer 540k £1075 £199.10; Glenanne farmer 540k £1035 £191.70;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Armagh farmer 540k £920 £170.40; Armagh farmer 530k £815 £153.80; Armagh farmer 690k £1050 £152.20; Armagh farmer 510k £765 £150.00;

Middleweight bullocks

Glenanne farmer 470k £970 £206.40; Loughgall farmer 480k £990 £206.25; Loughgall farmer 470k £935 £199.00; Keady farmer 400k £765 £191.25; Keady farmer 380k £720 £189.50; Castlecaulfield farmer 350k £650 £185.70; Armagh farmer 500k £920 £184.00;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Gilford farmer 480k £795 £165.65; Newry farmer 450k £690 £153.35; Gilford farmer 460k £700 £152.20; Newry farmer 460k £700 £152.20; Caledon farmer 440k £660 £150.00; Newry farmer 400k £585 £146.25; Muckamore farmer 360k £525 £145.85; Caledon farmer 420k £595 £141.70;

HEIFERS

Forward store heifers sold to £218 for 570k at £1140.  Main demand from £188 to £200 per 100 kilos.  Middleweights to £204 for 490k at £1000.  All suitable lots from £180 to £203 per 100 kilos with 2nd quality from £165 to £178 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Portadown farmer 500k £1090 £218.00; Portadown farmer 570k £1140 £200.00; Portadown farmer 550k £1055 £191.80; Portadown 520k £990 £190.40; Portadown farmer 520k £990 £190.40; Newry farmer 510k £965 £189.20; Portadown farmer 530k £1000 £188.70;

Middleweight heifers

Portadown farmer 490k £1000 £204.10; Newry farmer 450k £915 £203.35; Newry farmer 470k £930 £197.90; Newry farmer 450k £860 £191.10; Newry farmer 450k £860 £191.10; Newry farmer 450k £845 £187.80; Newry farmer 470k £880 £187.25; Portadown farmer 490k £900 £183.70; Newry farmer 450k £825 £183.35;

CALVES

A very large entry of 160 dropped calves sold readily with bull calves to £425 for a 4 week old saler.  Several more from £270 to £385.  Heifer calves to £330 for a 4 week old saler.  Main demand from £170 to £240 with a few top quality lots from £280 to £305.

Another large entry of 180 reared calves sold in a very firm trade.  Bulls sold to £825 with several more from £600 to £735.  Heifers peaked at £750 with a main demand from quality lots from £480 to£630.

Bull calves

Sal £425; Lim £385; Lim £365; Ch £285; Lim £280;

Heifer calves

Sal £330; Lim £305; Lim £00; Lim £295.

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