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Steady demand in Easter Sale

A VERY good entry of 550 cattle at Markethill sold in a steady demand for all stock on Easter Tuesday.

Dairy stock sold to £1650 for a calved heifer from a Loughgall farmer. Tandragee farmer calved heifer £1320. Kilkeel farmer calved heifer £1300.

CULL COWS

The 90 cull cows returned another firm trade. Cows/heifers to £184 for 480k at £885. Main demand from £160 to £182 per 100 kilos. Cows from £140 to £154 for 590k at £920. Young friesians from £135 to £165 for 690k at £1060. Friesian cows to £1080 for 840k (129) and from £120 to £135 for 690k at £930. Second quality from £100 to £115 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £75 to £90 per 100 kilos. Cull cows Middletown farmer 480k 3885 £184.40; Middletown farmer 570k £1040 £182.50; Madden farmer 550k £945 £171.80; Middletown farmer 450k £750 £166.70; Dungannon farmer 600k £990 £165.00; Newry farmer 580k £950 £163.80; Newry farmer 600k £975 £162.50; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 590k £920 £155.95; Middletown farmer 600k £890 £148.35; Eglish farmer 550k £815 £148.20; Friesian cull cows Armagh farmer 590k £920 £155.95; Newry farmer 590k £900 £152.55; Kilkeel farmer 510k £770 £151.00; Portadown farmer 680k £1025 £150.75; Newry farmer 690k £930 £134.75; Killylea farmer 730k £980 £134.25; Markethill farmer 540k £700 £129.65; Newry farmer 840k £1080 £128.60; Killylea farmer 760k £950 £125.00; Killylea farmer 710k £870 £122.55;

STORE CATTLE

 The 130 store cattle continued to sell in a strong trade. Middleweights to £219 for 390k at £855. All suitable lots from £180 to £206 per 100 kilos. Forward heifers to £205 for 570k at £1170. Main demand from £180 to £202 per 100 kilos. Middleweight bullocks to £249 for 370k at £920. Main demand from £190 to £236 per 100 kilos. Lightweights from £190 to £235 for 340k at £800. Heavy bullocks to £1500 for 730k (205.50). Main demand from £180 to £205 for 560k at £1150. Good quality Friesian bullocks from £132 to £144 for 530k at £760.

Forward bullocks Katesbridge farmer 730k £1500 £205.50; Mountnorris farmer 560k £1150 £205.35; Whitecross farmer 640k £1215 £189.85; Katesbridge farmer 610k £1140 £186.90; Armagh farmer 540k £980 £181.50; Armagh farmer 600k £1080 £180.00; Middleweight bullocks Bessbrook farmer 370k £920 £249.00; Tandragee farmer 490k £1155 £235.70; Keady farmer 440k £945 £214.80; Banbridge farmer 470k £990 £210.65; Loughgilly farmer 490k £1030 £210.20; Loughgilly farmer 450k £930 £206.70; Loughgilly farmer 490k £995 £203.05; Poyntzpass farmer 420k £850 £202.40; Loughgilly farmer 490k £950 £193.90; Poyntzpass farmer 410k £780 £190.25; Keady farmer 500k £950 £190.00; Middleweight Friesian bullocks Katesbridge farmer 440k £630 £143.20; Katesbridge farmer 440k £610 £138.65; Fermanagh farmer 430k £580 £134.90; Katesbridge farmer 530k £760 £143.40; Katesbridge farmer 550k £750 £136.40; Katesbridge farmer 520k £700 £134.65;

Lightweight bullocks Armagh farmer 340k £800 £235.30; Keady farmer 310k £710 £229.05; Newtownhamilton farmer 370k £795 £214.85; Tassagh farmer 390k £810 £207.70; Keady farmer 370k £760 £205.40; Poyntzpass farmer 400k £815 £203.75; Keady farmer 330k £670 £203.05; Poyntzpass farmer 370k £740 £200.00; Armagh farmer 380k £755 £198.70; Poyntzpass farmer 380k £750 £197.40; Forward heifers Tandragee farmer 570k £1170 £205.25; Loughgilly farmer 560k £1130 £201.80; Loughgilly farmer 520k £1000 £192.30; Loughgilly farmer 550k £1040 £189.10; Loughgilly farmer 580k £1085 £187.10; Markethill farmer 530k £970 £183.00; Markethill farmer 540k £970 £179.65; Middleweight heifers Markethill farmer 390k £855 £210.25; Richhill farmer 320k £660 £206.25; Loughgilly farmer 370k £745 £210.35; Lightweight heifers Tandragee farmer 260k £605 £232.70; Tandragee farmer 260k £600 £230.80; Tandragee farmer 270k £605 £224.10;

CALVES

The 140 dropped calves sold in a very firm demand with bull calves to £350 for a Lim. Main demand from £220 to £295 each. Heifer calves to £290 for a blue. Several more from £180 to £238. The 175 reared calves sold in an excellent demand with bulls to £710 and heifers to £650 each. Bull calves Lim £350; Lim £295; Lim £265; BB £242; Her £240; Her £235; Heifer calves BB £290; Her £238; Her £220; Lim £220; BB £208; AA £205; Her £205; Ch £205; Ch £205; AA £200;

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