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Steady demand at Markethill

AN entry of 610 cattle at Markethill sold in a steady demand in all rings on Tuesday (June 4).

In the dairy ring an entry of 91 lots included a special reduction sale of dairy shorthorn cattle which sold in a firm trade to a top of £1680.  Several more top quality lots sold from £1200 to £1650 each with older cows from £900 to £1100.

Suckler outfits sold to £1170 for an angus cow and bull calf.  Several more from £920 to £1000 each.  In-calf heifers sold to £975 each.

CULL COWS

Cull cows maintained their recent trade.  Heavy cows from £130 to £160 for 810k at £1295.  Fleshed friesians from £117 to £134 for 620k at £830.  Second quality from £94 to £110 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £60 to £85 per 100 kilos.
Cow/heifers from £150 to £171 for 540k at £925.

Cull cows

Markethill farmer 540k £925 £171.30; Mowhan farmer 810k £1295 £159.90; Newry farmer 700k £1055 £150.70; Waringstown farmer 570k £820 £143.85; Waringstown farmer 550k £790 £143.65; Newry farmer 670k £930 £138.80; Newtownhamilton farmer 510k £690 £135.30;

Friesian cull cows

Glenanne farmer 620k £830 £133.90; Killylea farmer 680k £900 £132.35; Milford farmer 720k £950 £131.95; Glenanne farmer 680k £890 £130.90; Milford farmer 770k £965 £125.30; Milford farmer 640k £795 £124.25; glenanne farmer 790k £970 £122.80; Poyntzpass farmer 740k £900 £121.60; Armagh farmer 520k £620 £119.25;

STORE CATTLE

The 160 store cattle sold readily.  Forward heifers from £180 to £206 for 460k at £945.  Suitable middleweights from £175 to £203 for 340k at £690.  Plainer quality heifers sold readily from £155 to £170 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight bullocks sold from £175 to £210 for 470k at £985.  Forward bullocks from £180 to £192 for 520k at £1000.  Lightweights from £175 to £232 for 310k at £720.  Friesian steers sold readily from £130 to £175 for 420k at £735.

Forward bullocks

Loughgall farmer 520k £1000 £192.30; Markethill farmer 560k £1070 £191.10; Armagh farmer 520k £970 £186.55; Glenanne farmer 570k £1050 £184.20; Armagh farmer 520k £950 £182.70;

Middleweight bullocks

Mowhan farmer 470k £985 £209.60; Mowhan farmer 410k £815 £198.80; Tandragee farmer 460k £905 £196.75; Newry farmer 470k £900 £191.50; Mowhan farmer 430k £815 £189.55; Loughgall farmer 410k £755 £184.15; Keady farmer 430k £780 £181.40;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Mowhan farmer 420k £735 £175.00; Tandragee farmer 480k £765 £159.40; Tandragee farmer 450k £690 £153.35; Loughgall farmer 500k £720 £144.00; Tandragee farmer 450k £640 £142.25; Loughgall farmer 500k £700 £140.00; Loughgall farmer 430k £600 £139.55;

Lightweight bullocks

Markethill farmer 310k £720 £232.25; Markethill farmer 340k £750 £220.60; Markethill farmer 330k £700 £212.10; Markethill farmer 340k £720 £211.75; Mowhan farmer 360k £740 £205.55; Markethill farmer 380k £725 £190.80;

Forward heifers

Donacloney farmer 460k £945 £205.45; Tandragee farmer 460k £925 £201.10; Lurgan farmer 420k £830 £197.65; Glenanne farmer 460k £905 £196.75; Donaghmore farmer 520k £1020 £196.15; Tandragee farmer 480k £940 £195.85; Donaghcloney farmer 490k £950 £193.90; Tandragee farmer 560k £1080 £192.85; Tandragee farmer 480k £925 £192.70;

Store heifers

Lurgan farmer 340k £690 £203.00; Lurgan farmer 390k £740 £189.75; Lurgan farmer 350k £635 £181.45; Lurgan farmer 350k £630 £180.00; Lurgan farmer 380k £680 £178.95; Tassagh farmer 400k £710 £177.50; Lurgan farmer 350k £605 £172.85; Lurgan farmer 350k £600 £171.45;

CALVES

The 150 dropped calves included 35 shorthorn heifer calves which sold to £360.  Several more from £240 to £340 each.  Beef bred heifer calves to £330 for a Char.  Bull calves sold from £200 to £290 each with a top of £305.

The 105 reared calves sold in a steady demand.  Bulls to £850 each and heifers to £615 each.

Heifer calves

Ch £360; Sh £340; Ch £330; Lim £310; Sh £305; Sh £300; Here £300; Sh £290; Sh £290; Sh £290.

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