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Keen demand for quality stock at Newtown

ANOTHER full yard of stock came under the hammer at the Fane Valley Livestock sale in Newtownhamilton on Saturday. With 350 cattle on offer there was a keen demand for quality stock in all sections.

The heifer ring again attracted the biggest entry with quality lots selling to £1,480 paid for a Limousin at 730 kgs. Other Limousins sold to £945 for 480 kgs, £830 for 400 kgs, £820 for 350 kgs and £810 for 380 kgs ( paid twice). Charolais heifers sold to £1,070 for 520 kgs, £940 for 440 kgs, £900 for 440 kgs, £ 850 for 390 kgs, £840 for 360 kgs, £745 for 330 kgs and £730 for 320 kgs. Best of the Simmental heifers sold at £1,030 for 560 kgs, £1,020 for 580 kgs and £945 for 510 kgs.

Weanling calves sold to £1,145 paid for a Limousin at 560 kgs with similar animals to £935 for 440 kgs and £895 for 370 kgs.  Charolais calves in this section sold to £980 for 450 kgs, £840 for 360 kgs and £805 for 330 kgs with lightweights to £575 for 160 kgs. Belgian Blue weanlings sold to £995 for 550 kgs.

A good entry of steers sold to £1,045 for a blonde with Limousins to £1,030 for 550 kgs, £920 for 510 kgs and £910 for 450 kgs. Charolais sold to £1,010 for 520 kgs and £930 for 480 kgs while Simmental bullocks sold to £945 for 450 kgs.

Breeding stock sold to £1,440 for a Charolais cow near note while cow/calf units sold to £1,400 for a Limousin cow with bull calf at foot.

Fat cows sold to £1,140 for a Simmental at 690 kgs, £1,150 for a Saler at 850 kgs and £1,000 for a Limousin at 570 kgs.

The next sale in Newtownhamilton will take place on Saturday, May 11.

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