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Markethill – Latest Cattle Sale Prices

AN entry of 450 cattle at Markethill last night (Tuesday) continued to sell in a very firm demand with cull cows and store cattle in particular selling at very high prices.

Dairy stock sold to £1480 for a calved heifer from a Dungannon farmer.  Kilkeel farmer called heifer at £1450, Loughgilly farmer calved heifer £1420.  Several more from £1020 to £1380.

CULL COWS

The 80 cull cows sold in a very firm demand.  Cow/heifers to £204 for 610k at £1245.  Several more from £160 to £192 per 100 kilos.  Fleshed cows from £140 to £171 for 650k at £1115.  Young friesians to £139 per 100 kilos with Friesian cows from £115 to £131 for 700k at £915.  Second quality friesians from £88 to £105 per 100 kilos and the poorest lots from £70 to £84 per 100 kilos.  Young Friesian bulls from £140 to £154 for 630k at £970.

Cull cows

Mowhan farmer 610k £1245 £204.10; Mowhan farmer 640k £1230 £192.20; Mowhan farmer 650k £1115 £171.50; Newry farmer 560k £950 £169.65; Armagh farmer 570k £960 £168.40; Katesbridge farmer 530k £870 £164.15; Tassagh farmer 580k £920 £158.60; Tandragee farmer 510k £790 £154.90; Armagh farmer 620k £960 £154.80; Tassagh farmer 620k £945 £152.40; Newry farmer 660k £955 £144.70; Newry farmer 640k £925 £144.50;

Friesian cull cows

Loughgilly farmer 510k £710 £139.20; Tandragee farmer 650k £900 £138.45; Banbridge farmer 700k £915 £130.70; Tandragee farmer 560k £725 £129.45; Mowhan farmer 630k £750 £119.05; Newry farmer 660k £785 £118.95; Newry farmer 770k £895 £116.25; Mowhan farmer 600k £695 £115.85; Tynan farmer 690k £795 £115.20;

STORE CATTLE

Store cattle prices were exceptionally firm.  Forward heifers from £185 to £197 per 100 kilos with a top of £209 for 500k at £1045.  Middleweights to £211.50 for 480k at £1015.  All suitable lots from £190 to £208 per 100 kilos.  Second quality lots from £170 to £185 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight bullocks sold to £214 for 430k at £920.  Main demand from £170 to £210 per 100 kilos.  Forward bullocks to £209 for 510k at £1065.  All suitable lots from £180 to £205 per 100 kilos.  Friesians steers to £169 for 480k at £810.  Several more from £140 to £161 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers

Collone farmer 500k £1045 £209.00; Collone farmer 530k £1040 £196.25; Collone farmer 520k £1005 £193.25; Newry farmer 520k £995 £191.35; Markethill farmer 540k £1030 £190.75; Collone farmer 520k £985 £189.40; Newry farmer 520k £975 £187.50;

Store heifers

Collone farmer 480k £1015 £211.45; Collone farmer 460k £960 £208.70; Newry farmer 430k £880 £204.65; Armagh farmer 480k £950 £197.90; Tandragee farmer 440k £870 £197.75; Armagh farmer 500k £985 £197.00; Collone farmer 470k £920 £195.75; Armagh farmer 500k £970 £194.00; Collone farmer 500k £970 £194.00; Newry farmer 500k £970 £194.00; Newry farmer 480k £925 £192.70; Newry farmer 500k £960 £192.00;

Forward bullocks

Portadown farmer 510k £1065 £208.80; Portadown farmer 560k £1150 £205.35; Tandragee farmer 540k £1045 £193.50; Markthill farmer 610k £1150 £188.50; Mowhan farmer 540k £1015 £188.00; Portadown farmer 560k £1005 £180.00;

Middleweight bullocks

Mowhan farmer 430k £920 £213.95; Mowhan farmer 420k £885 £210.70; Mowhan farmer 440k £860 £195.45; Mowhan farmer 460k £890 £193.50; Markethill farmer 500k £945 £189.00; Tandragee farmer 470k £880 £187.25; Tandragee farmer 490k £905 £184.70; Tandragee farmer 450k £825 £183.35;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Tandragee farmer 480k £810 £168.75; Dungannon farmer 460k £740 £160.85; Tandragee farmer 490k £775 £158.20; Newry farmer 530k £815 £153.75; Dungannon farmer 390k £575 £147.45; Dungannon farmer 360k £530 £147.20; Dungannon farmer 370k £540 £145.95; Dungannon farmer 370k £540 £145.95;

CALVES

The 140 dropped calves sold readily.  Bulls to £360 for a 3 week old Char.  Several more from £260 to £350.  Heifers to £285 for a Char followed by £280 for a blue.  Main demand from £160 to £222.

Another good entry for reared calves with bulls to £700 each and heifers to £495.

Bull calves

Ch £360; Lim £350; Lim £350; Ch £350; Lim £340; Lim £340; Lim £330; Her £330;

Heifer calves

Ch £285; BB £280; Lim £222; Sim £220; Sim £218.

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