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Store heifers sell in stronger trade

AN entry of 460 cattle at Markethill on Tuesday (April 16) returned another very firm demand with store heifers selling in a stronger trade.

The 20 dairy stock sold to £1700 for a calved heifer from a Kilkeel farmer.  The same owner also received £1430 and £1380.  Markethill farmer calved Ayrshire 2nd calver £1460.  Several more from £1080 to £1340.  An entry of British Friesian maiden heifers sold from £590 to £700.

In-calf suckler heifers sold at £930 and £730 each.

CULL COWS

The 120 cull cows sold in a very firm demand.  Good quality cows to £161 for 570k at £915.  Main demand from £130 to £138 per 100 kilos.  Young frieisian cows from £125 to £146 for 660k at £965.  Friesian cows from £115 to £132 for 750k at £995.

Second quality friesians from £95 to £110 per 100 kilos and the poorest lots from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos.  Over age clean cattle sold readily from £145 to £185 per 100 kilos and up to £1175 for 710k Shorthorn bullock.

Aged bulls from £123 to £159 for 910k at £1450.

Cull cows

Middletown farmer 570k £915 £160.55; Newry farmer 760k £1050 £138.20; Aughnacloy farmer 530k £710 £134.00; Rathfriland farmer 610k £800 £131.15; Keady farmer 630k £825 £131.00;

Friesian cull cows

Mountnorris farmer 660k £965 £146.20; Dungnanon farmer 700k £970 £138.60; Moira farmer 630k £865 £137.30; Middletown farmer 580k £775 £133.60; Middletown farmer 750k £995 £132.70; Kilkeel farmer 650k £850 £131.00; Middletown farmer 690k £875 £126.80; Newry farmer 620k £785 £126.60; Mountnorris farmer 680k £855 £125.75; Derrynoose farmer 690k £865 £125.35; Tandragee farmer 620k £770 £124.20;

HEIFERS

Forward store heifers. to £205 for 570k at £1170.  Main demand from £180 to £195 per 100 kilos.  Middleweights from £180 to 3206 for 420k at £865.  Lightweights to £203 for 310k at £630,

Forward heifers

Loughgilly farmer 570k £1170 £205.25; Loughgilly farmer 640k £1225 £194.45; Mountnorris farmer 640k £1225 £191.40; Loughgall farmer 560k £1065 £190.20; Loughgilly farmer 570k £1080 £189.50; Loughgilly farmer 520k £970 £186.55;

Middleweight heifers

Loughgilly farmer 420k £865 £206.00; Loughgall farmer 500k £1015 £203.00; Tandragee farmer 500k £1000 £200.00; Loughgall farmer 460k £900 £195.65; Newry farmer 410k £780 £190.25; Loughgall farmer 460k £850 £184.80; Loughgall farmer 460k £840 £182.60; Loughgall farmer 470k £850 £180.85;

Lightweight heifers

Newry farmer 310k £630 £203.25; Loughgilly farmer 360k £725 £210.40; Newry farmer 340k £665 £195.60; Loughgilly farmer 390k £740 £189.75; Loughgilly farmer 390k £700 £179.50;

BULLOCKS

Forward bullocks to £211 for 500k at £1055.  Main demand from £180 to £198 per 100 kilos.  Middleweights to £209 for 480k at £1005.  All suitable lots from £185 to £204 per 100 kilos.  Lightweights from £200 to £250 for 280k at £700.  Top quality friesians to £178 for 590k at £1050.

Forward bullocks

Collone farmer 570k £1160 £203.50; Collone farmer 510k £1010 £198.05; Collone farmer 540k £1045 £193.50; Collone farmer 600k £1150 £191.70; Collone farmer 560k £1070 £191.10; Collone farmer 580k £1100 £198.70; Collone farmer 570k £1075 £188.60; Collone farmer 580k £1080 £186.20;

Middleweight bullocks

Collone farmer 500k £1055 £211.00; Collone farmer 480k £1005 £209.40; Collone farmer 470k £960 £204.25; Keady farmer 480k £975 £203.15; Cladybeg farmer 490k £990 £202.05; Collone farmer 470k £940 £200.00; Loughgall farmer 430k £850 £197.70; Newry farmer 480k £945 £196.90; Loughgall farmer 440k £845 £192.05;

Lightweight bullocks

Omagh farmer 280k £700 £250.00; Irvinestown farmer 280k £630 £225.00; Newry farmer 280k £615 £219.65; Loughgall farmer 310k £665 £214.50; Irvinestown farmer 330k £680 £206.10; Cladybeg farmer 370k £750 £202.70; Loughgall farmer 310k £620 £200.00; Irvinestown farmer 330k £660 £200.00; Fermanagh farmer 370k £725 £195.95;

CALVES

The 110 dropped calves sold in a very good trade for all types.  Bulls to £290 for a Lim.  Main demand from £190 to £265.  Heifers from £200 to £275 for a Lim.

The 100 reared calves sold in a steady demand.  Bulls to £700 and Heifers to £665.

Bull calves

Lim £290; BB £265; Lim £260; Lim £260; Lim £235; Lim £235; Lim £218; Lim £210; Her £200;

Heifers calves

SHD £275; Lim £270; BB £265; BB £262; BB £252; BB £248; Lim £235; Her £230; Lim £230; Lim £228.

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