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Significant increases in cattle prices

CULL cow trade was particularly strong at Markethill yesterday (Tuesday) with prices significantly increased on the week.

Cow/heifers to £186.50 for 590k at £1100 and up to £1340 for 740k (181).  Fleshed cows sold steadily from £135 to £159 for 720k at £1145 and up to £1220 for 790k (154.50).  Friesians cows sold up to £1130 for 850k (133) and up.  All fleshed friesians (inc non FQA) sold from £115 to £132 per 100 kilos.  Second quality friesians from £95 to £110 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £65 to £85 per 100 kilos.  Aged Friesian bulls to £136 for 940k at £1280.

Dairy stock sold to £1520 for a calved 2nd calver from a Poyntzpass farmer.  The same seller received £1510 and £1470 for 2nd calver. A Dungannon farmer received £1140 each for 2 calved heifers.

Cull cows

Newtownhamilton farmer 590k £1100 £186.45; Newtownhamilton farmer 740k £1340 £181.10; Portadown farmer 620k £1000 £161.30; Poyntzpass farmer 720k £1145 £159.05; Loughgilly farmer 690k £1070 £155.10; Poyntzpass farmer 700k £1085 £155.00; Loughgilly farmer 790k £1220 £154.45; Poyntzpass farmer 630k £945 £150.00; Poyntzpass farmer 600k £900 £150.00; Loughgilly farmer 760k £1100 £144.75; Loughgilly farmer 680k £980 £144.15; Poyntzpass farmer 580k £835 £144.00; Poyntzpass farmer 630k £885 £140.50;

Friesian cull cows

Tynan farmer 520k £700 £134.65; Newtownhamilton farmer 850k £1130 £132.95; Armagh farmer 530k £700 £132.10; Newtownhamilton farmer 740k £940 £127.05; Newry farmer 600k £730 £121.70; Dungannon farmer 680k £825 £121.35; Tynan farmer 610k £740 £121.30; Tynan farmer 740k £860 £116.25; Portadown farmer 600k £685 £114.20;

BULLOCKS

Store cattle trade was very firm with forward bullocks to £226.50 for 510k at £1155 followed by £217 for 560k at £1215.  Top price £1390 for 750k (185).  Main demand from £180 to £216 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight steers from £180 to £226 for 450k at £1015.  Lightweights from £190 to £220 for 370k at £815.  Friesian bullocks in excellent demand from £140 to £159 for 400k at £635.

Forward bullocks

Richhill farmer 510k £1155 £226.50; Portadown farmer 560k £1215 £217.00; Armagh farmer 550k £1190 £216.40; Portadown farmer 520k £1105 £212.50; Loughgilly farmer 570k £1145 £200.90; Portadown farmer 670k £1345 £200.75; Richhill farmer 520k £1025 £197.10; Tamdragee farmer 550k £1035 £188.20; Portadown farmer 750k £1390 £185.35;

Middleweight bullocks

Lisnadill farmer 450k £1015 £225.60; Clare farmer 460k £990 £215.25; Armagh farmer 425k £810 £190.60; Clare farmer 420k £790 £188.10; Clare farmer 450k £830 £184.45; Clare farmer 480k £880 £183.35; Lisnadill farmer 420k £765 £182.15;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Derrynoose farmer  400k £635 £158.75; Derrynoose farmer 380k £580 £152.65; Derrynosse farmer 500k £755 £151.00; Derrynoose farmer 450k £670 £148.90; Whitecross farmer 420k £610 £145.25; Derrynoose farmer 490k £710 £144.90; Keady farmer 440k £620 £140.90;

Lightweight bullocks

Armagh farmer 370k £815 £220.30; Newry farmer 320k £700 £218.75; Newry farmer 330k £715 £216.70; Newry farmer 350k £750 £214.30; Clare farmer 400k £815 £203.75; Armagh farmer 380k £765 £210.35; Armagh farmer 380k £755 £198.70;

HEIFERS

Forward store heifers sold to £200 for 480k to £960.  Main demand from £180 to £198 per 100 kilos.  Second quality lots in excellent demand from £155 to £175 per 100 kilos.

Store heifers

Tynan farmer 480k £960 £200.00; Newry farmer 480k £945 £196.90; Tynan farmer 490k £955 £194.90; Newry farmer 510k £1010 £198.05;  Tynan farmer 490k £945 £192.90; Poyntzpass farmer 500k £950 £190.00; Tynan farmer 490k £930 £189.80; Newry farmer 530k £980 £184.90; Tynan farmer 520k £940 £180.80;

CALVES

Bull calves sold from £210 to £320 for a 10 day old Lim.  Heifer calves sold from £150 to £270 for a Angus.

Reared bulls to £865 for a 12 month old Angus.  Several more from £550 to £720.  Reared heifers to £705 for a Lim.  Several more from £440 to £625.

Bull calves

Lim £320; BB £285; Lim £248; Lim £248; Lim £245; Lim £242; Lim £240; Her £238; AA £222;

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