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Cattle prices from Markethill Mart – 07/09/2012

AN increased entry of cattle at Markethill on Tuesday, September 4 maintained a firm demand in all rings.

Dairy stock sold to £1260 for a calved 4th calver from a Banbridge farmer. A Newtownhamilton farmer sold a calved heifer at £1200.  A Portadown farmer received £1160 for a calved 2nd calver.  Several more from £1040 to £1150.

CULL COWS

The 110 cull cows sold in a steady demand.  Fleshed cows to £141 for 760k at £1070.  Main trade from £116 to £125 per 100 kilos.  Fleshed friesians from £105 to £120 for 580k at £695.  Second quality from £85 to £104 per 100 kilos with poor quality cows from £55 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Aged bulls from £123 to £152 for 850k at £1290.   Clean cattle from £146 to £167 for 560k at £935.

Cull cows

Armagh farmer 660k £945 £143.20; Newry farmer 760k £1070 £149.80; Newry farmer 670k £820 £122.40; Annaghmore farmer 660k £780 £118.20; Newtownhamilton farmer 700k £820 £117.00; Portadown farmer 590k £685 £116.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 640k £740 £115.60;

Friesian cull cows

Kilkeel farmer 580k £695 £120.00; Portadown farmer 550k £655 £119.00; Newry farmer 650k £760 £117.00; Markethill farmer 770k £885 £115.00; Middletown farmer 820k £890 £108.50; Newry farmer 700k £750 £107.00; Markethill farmer 790k £845 £107.00; Cookstown farmer 620k £650 £105.00;

Clean cattle

Portadown farmer 560k £935 £167.00; Portadown farmer 620k £1015 £163.70; Richhill farmer 640k £970 £151.50; Richhill farmer 610k £895 £146.70;

Fat bulls

Newry farmer 850k £1290 £151.70; Craigavon farmer 930k £1300 £139.70; Poyntzpass farmer 930k £1150 £123.60;

STORE CATTLE

The 160 store cattle returned a good steady demand.

BULLOCKS

Middleweight bullocks to £173.80 for 420k at £730.  Main demand from £155 to £173 per 100 kilos.  Friesians from £125 to £138 for 460k at £635.  Forward bullocks from £154 to £165 for 680k at £1120.  Friesians from £124 to £135 for 540k at £730.

Forward bullocks

Scarva farmer 680k £1120 £164.70; Markethill farmer 620k £1030 £164.50; Tandragee farmer 600k £980 £163.30; Scarva farmer 650k £1060 £163.10; Benburb farmer 540k £880 £163.00; Tandragee farmer 580k £940 £162.10; Newry farmer 560k £900 £160.70; Tandragee farmer 600k £940 £156.70; Tandragee farmer 640k £1000 £156.25; Benburb farmer 540k £840 £155.60; Benburb farmer 520k £800 £153.85;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Cashel farmer 540k £730 £135.20; Killylea farmer 510k £660 £129.40; Killylea farmer 530k £680 £128.30; Killylea farmer 540k £670 £124.10; Killylea farmer 510k £630 £123.50;

Middleweight bullocks

Mowhan farmer 420k £730 £173.80; Newry farmer 400k £695 £173.75; Armagh farmer 380k £650 £171.00; Armagh farmer 390k £660 £169.30; Newry farmer 460k £780 £169.50; Armagh farmer 410k £695 £169.50; Mowhan farmer 450k £760 £169.00; Benburb farmer 460k £765 £166.30; Armagh farmer 380k £635 £167.00;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Tandragee farmer 460k £635 £138.05; Stewartstown farmer 440k £585 £132.95; Collone farmer 430k £560 £130.20; Collone farmer 460k £595 £129.35; Stewartstown farmer 450k £580 £128.90; Stewartstown farmer 440k £560 £127.30; Stewartstown farmer 410k £515 3125.60;

HEIFERS

Forward heifers to £175 for 540k at £945.  Main demand from £153 to £169 per 100 kilos.  Middleweights from £150 to £168 for 410k at £690.  Plainer types from £140 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Dromara farmer 540k £945 £175.00; Dromara farmer 580k £980 £169.00; Keady farmer 560k £940 £168.00; Dromara farmer 660k £1070 £162.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 570k £870 £153.00;

Middleweight heifers

Armagh farmer 410k £690 £168.30; Newry farmer 500k £840 £168.00; Armagh farmer 450k £755 £168.00; Keady farmer 460k £765 £166.30; Armagh farmer 380k £620 £163.00; Tassagh farmer 500k £800 £160.00; Portadown farmer 440k £690 £157.00; Armagh farmer 370k £575 £155.40;

CALVES

A smaller turnout of calves saw bulls selling to £280 for a 2 week old Char.  Heifer calves to £235 for a Lim.

A large turnout of 120 reared calves sold readily with bulls to £640 and heifers to £480.

Bull calves

Ch £280; BB £270; Lim £265;

Heifer calves

Lim £235; Her £202; Lim £182; Her £178;

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