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Cattle prices from Markethill Mart – 12/09/2012

AN increased entry of 450 cattle at Markethill on Tuesday, September 11 returned an excellent trade in all rings particularly dairy stock and cull cows.

Demand for dairy cows was exceptionally good selling to £1860 for a calved heifer from a Katesbridge farmer.  The same owner received £1600 for a calved heifer.  A Lurgan farmer sold 2 calved heifers at £1470 and £1400 each.  A Newtownhamlton farmer received £1150 for a calved cow.

Suckler outfits sold from £820 to £970 for a Simm heifer and bull calf.

CULL COWS

The 100 cull cows sold in a firmer trade with fleshed Friesian cows in particularly good demand from £110 to £130 per 100 kilos with a top of £134.60 for 650k at £875.  Beef-bred cows from £124 to £146.40 for 740k at £1085.

Second quality cows from £90 to £105 per 100 kilos and the poorest lots from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos.

Aged bulls from £122 to £134.30 for 860k at £1155.  Friesian bulls to £119.20 for 1040k at £1240.

Cull cows

Keady farmer 740k £1085 £146.60; Mowhan farmer 680k £940 £138.20; Keady farmer 630k £840 £133.30; Armagh farmer 700k £930 £133.00; Loughgall farmer 740k £940 £127.00; Dungannon farmer 640k £795 £124.20;

Friesian cull cows

Glenanne farmer 650k £875 £134.60; Newry farmer 560k £730 £130.30; Maghery farmer 740k £945 £127.70; Glenanne farmer 700k £870 £124.20; Maghery farmer 670k £820 £122.40; Glenanne farmer 700k £840 £120.00; Dungannon farmer 630k £750 £119.00; Glenanne farmer 710k £830 £117.00; Tynan farmer 670k £770 £115.00;

STORE ANIMALS

The 160 store cattle returned a steady demand.  Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £155 to £179.50 for 390k at £700.  Forward heifers from £150 to £170 for 570k at £970.  Plainer heifers sold from £140 to £148 per 100 kilos.

Forward bullocks sold from £160 to £170 for 680k at £1155.  Friesians from £123 to £133 for 540k at £710.  Middleweight steers from £150 to £165 per 100 kilos with friesians from £120 to £151 for 490k at £740.

Forward heifers

Newry farmer 570k £970 £170.20; Newry farmer 510k £865 £169.60; Newry farmer 520k 3875 £168.20; Newry farmer 510k £800 £157.00;

Middleweight heifers

Newry farmer 390k £700 £179.50; Newry farmer 460k £800 £174.00; Newry farmer 490k £810 £165.30; Newry farmer 390k £630 £161.50; Newry farmer 450k £720 £160.00; Newry farmer 440k £700 £159.00; Newry farmer 460k £730 £158.70; Newry farmer 380k £595 £156.50;

Forward bullocks

Collone farmer 680k £1155 £170.00; Portadown farmer 660k £1110 £168.20; Collone farmer 610k £1020 £167.20; Collone farmer 700k £1170 £167.00; Collone farmer 590k £980 £166.00; Loughgall farmer 510k £845 £165.00; Loughgall farmer 570k £940 £165.00; Portadown farmer 640k £1055 £165.00; Benburb farmer 510k £840 £164.70; Middletown farmer 580k £950 £164.00;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Bessbrook farmer 580k £770 £132.70; Newtownhamilton farmer 540k £710 £131.50; Newtownhamilton farmer 530k £670 £126.40; Newtownhamilton farmer 510k £640 £125.40; Newtownhamilton farmer 570k £700 £122.80;

Middleweight bullocks

Killylea farmer 410k £675 £164.60; Benburb farmer 420k £665 £158.30; Benburb farmer 490k £770 £157.15; Benburb farmer 480k £750 £156.25; Lurgan farmer 440k £680 £154.44; Lurgan farmer 460k £700 £152.20;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Portadown farmer 490k £740 £151.00; Keady farmer 460k £640 £139.10; Loughgall farmer 490k £665 £135.70; Annaghmore farmer 430k £495 £115.10;

CALVES

Heifer calves sold to £420 for an Angus followed by £395 for a Simm.  Main demand from £170 to £222.  Bull calves from £180 to £270 for a blue.

The 100 reared calves returned a very firm demand.  Bulls sold to £690 for a Char.  Several more from £550 to £660.  Heifer to £415 each.

Bull calves

BB £270; Lim £260; Lim £242; Her £230; AA £188; AA £175;

Heifer calves

AA £420; Sim £395; AA £310; Lim £222; Lim £200; BB £188; BB £182;

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