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Steady demand in all rings at Markethill

AN entry of 450 cattle at Markethill on Tuesday (April 30) sold in a steady demand in all rings.

The 28 lots in the dairy ring sold to £1900 for a calved heifer from a Craigavon farmer.  The same owner received £1680 and £1550 for calved heifer.  Loughgall farmer calved heifer £1580 and £1400.  Kilkeel farmer £1320, £1310 and £1280.  An entry of maiden heifers sold from £430 to £570 each.

Suckler outfits sold to £1360 for a Char heifer and heifer calf.

CULL COWS

The 80 cull cows sold readily with all classes in strong demand.  Cow/heifers from £150 to £193 for 500k at £965.  Fleshed cows from £135 to £155 for 670k at £1040 and up to £1175 for 780k Angus (151).  Young friesians from £130 to £148 for 520k at £770.  Friesian cows from £105 to £130 for 700k at £910.  Second quality from £88 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest cows from 370 to £85 per 100 kilos.

Aged bulls from £125 to £140 for 1050k at £1475.  Friesian bulls to £166 for 780k at £1290.

Cull cows

Newry farmer 670k £1040 £155.25; Markethill farmer 610k £945 £154.95; Newtownhamilton farmer 550k £850 £154.55; Richhill farmer 780k £1175 £150.65; Newry farmer 530k £750 £141.50; Richhill farmer 590k £810 £137.30; Armagh farmer 580k £790 £136.20; Markethill farmer 610k £820 £134.45;

Friesian cull cows

Dromara farmer 520k £770 £148.10; Newry farmer 630k £925 £146.85; Dungannon farmer 510k £740 £145.10; Dungannon farmer 570k £825 £144.75; Kilkeel farmer 700k £910 £130.00; Killylea farmer 610k £785 £128.70; Loughbrickland farmer 510k £640 £125.50; Kilkeel farmer 640k £790 £123.45; Kilkeel farmer 660k £800 £121.20;

BULLOCKS

The 80 store bullocks returned an excellent demand.  Forward bullocks to £225.80 for 550k at £1240.  Angus bullocks to £219 for 580k at £1270.  Main demand from £185 to £208 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight bullocks sold from £190 to £221 for 460k at £1015.  Plainer lots from £150 to £170 per 100 kilos.  Friesian bullocks from £125 to £150 for 370k at £555.

Forward bullocks

Poyntzpass farmer 550k £1240 £225.45; Newry farmer 580k £1270 £219.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 540k £1125 £208.35; Poyntzpass farmer 540k £1120 £207.40; Newtownhamilton farmer 600k £1230 £205.00; Tandragee farmer 600k £1225 £204.20; Tandragee farmer 580k £1180 £203.45; Newtownhamilton farmer 590k £1190 £201.70; Newtownhamilton farmer 610k £1220 £200.00; Tandragee farmer 600k £1185 £197.50; Tandragee farmer 550k £1050 £190.90; Glenanne farmer 520k £990 £190.40; Tandragee farmer 520k £990 £190.40;

Middleweight bullocks

Poyntzpass farmer 460k £1015 £220.65; Poyntzpass farmer 410k £890 £217.10; Poyntzpass farmer 410k £870 £212.20; Poyntzpass farmer 500k £1045 £209.00; Poyntzpass farmer 440k £910 £206.85; Poyntzpass farmer 430k £880 £204.65; Newtownhamilton farmer 500k £965 £193.00; Collone farmer 410k £780 £190.25;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Dungannon farmer 370k £555 £150.00; Dungannon farmer 380k £520 £136.85; Dungannon farmer 380k £520 £136.85; Dungannon farmer 330k £410 £124.25;

HEIFERS

The 80 store heifers sold readily with lightweight to £208 for 330k at £685.  Main demand from £180 to £197 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight heifers from £172 to £200 for 440k at £880.  Second quality heifers from £155 to £170 per 100 kilos.

Middleweight heifers

Loughgilly farmer 440k £880 £200.00; Loughgilly farmer 470k £870 £185.00; Newry farmer 430k £790 £184.00; Loughgilly farmer 490k £880 £180.00; Tassagh farmer 430k £760 £177.00; Newry farmer 430k £760 £177.00; Collone farmer 450k £785 £175.00; Loughgall farmer 460k £800 £174.00;

Lightweight heifers

Derrynoose farmer 330k £685 £207.60; Derrynoose farmer 370k £730 £197.30; Glenanne farmer 380k £740 £194.75; Glenanne farmer 330k £630 £191.00; Derrynoose farmer 310k £590 £190.35; Fermanagh farmer 370k £700 £189.20; Glenanne farmer 400k £755 £188.75; Newry farmer 390k £735 £188.45; Derrynoose farmer 340k £640 £188.25; Derrynoose farmer 370k £695 £188.00;

CALVES

Bull calves sold to £322 for a blue.  Main demand from £180 to £310.  Heifers to £260 for a Hereford.  Main demand from £180 to £255.

Another large entry of weanlings sold readily with bulls to £640 and heifers to £570.

Bull calves

BB £322; AA £310; Lim £270; Lim £252; Lim £250; BB £225; Lim £220; Her £212; AA £190; Lim £190;

Heifer calves

Her £260; Ch £255; Lim £238; SWR £215; Lim £215; Lim £215; Her £205; AA £190.

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