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Very firm demand in all rings at Markethill

THERE was a very good entry of 360 cattle at Markethill on Tuesday (July 30) which sold in another very firm demand in all rings.

Dairy stock sold to £1650 for a calved heifer from a Kilkeel farmer.  An entry of maiden heifers sold from £570 to £680 each.

The 40 lots of sucklers returned a very good demand selling to £1200 for a Saler heifer and bull calf.  Other good quality outfits sold from £980 to £1075.

CULL COWS

The 80 cull cows sold in an exceptionally good trade.  Beef cows to £170 for 670k at £1140 and up to £1305 for 800k (163).  Main demand from £135 to £166 per 100 kilos.  Friesian cows from £105 to £130 for 740k at £965.  Young Friesian cows to £137 for 690k at £945.  Second quality cows from £85 to £100 per 100 kilos with the poorest quality from £57 to £75 per 100 kilos.  Young bulls to £185 for 740k at £1370.

Aged bulls to £1400 for 1060k Simm (132).  Friesian bulls to £130 for 1020k at £1330.

Cull cows

Tandragee farmer 670k £1140 £170.15; Collone farmer 510k £850 £166.70; Loughgilly farmer 800k £1305 £163.15; Armagh farmer 620k £965 £155.65; Poyntzpass farmer 780k £1200 £153.85; Poyntzpass farmer 820k £1230 £150.00; Poyntzpass farmer 600k £880 £146.70; Newry farmer 660k £925 £140.15; Tandragee farmer 660k £915 £138.65;

Friesian cull cows

Dungannon farmer 690k £945 £137.00; Lisndaill farmer 740k £965 £130.40; Glenanne farmer 700k £840 £120.00; Newry farmer 680k £815 £119.85; Glenanne farmer 540k £620 £114.80; Darkley farmer 610k £695 £113.95; Newry farmer 620k £650 £104.85;

BULLOCKS

Forward bullocks to £197 for 580k at £1140.  Main demand from £180 to £192 per 100 kilos.  Forward friesians from £140 to £159 for 570k at £905 and up to £1090 for 700k (156).  Middleweight steers sold from £175 to £196 for 490k at £960.  Friesians in excellent demand with suitable lots from £150 to £166 for 400k at £665.

Forward bullocks

Tandragee farmer 580k £1140 £196.55; Tandragee farmer 550k £1055 £191.80; Tandragee farmer 610k £1160 £190.15; Clare farmer 650k £1235 £190.00; Tandragee farmer 520k £955 £183.65; Loughgilly farmer 620k £1115 £179.85;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Tandragee farmer 570k £905 £159.00; Tandragee farmer 700k £1090 £156.00; Tandragee farmer 560k £855 £152.70; Tandragee farmer 570k £860 £150.90; Tandragee farmer 530k £760 £143.40; Tandragee farmer 600k £860 £143.45;

Middleweight bullocks

Tandragee farmer 490k £960 £195.95; Tandragee farmer 490k £890 £181.65; Clare farmer 440k £785 £178.40; Armagh farmer 450k £780 £173.35;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Tandragee farmer 400k £665 £166.25; Keady farmer 370k £580 £156.80; Newry farmer 340k £525 £154.40; Tandragee farmer 490k £790 £161.25; Tandragee farmer 440k £685 £155.70; Tandragee farmer 430k £665 £154.65; Tandragee farmer 470k £700 £148.95; Newry farmer 360k £530 £147.25;

HEIFERS

An increased entry of store heifers sold in an excellent demand with forward heifers to £206 for 580k at £1195.  Angus heifers to £204 for 540k at £1100.  Hereford heifers to £204 for 530k at £1075.  Middleweights sold from £180 to £218 for 440k at £960, followed by £211 for 500k at £1055.

Forward heifers

Richhill farmer 580k £1195 £206.05; Richhill farmer 530k £1085 £204.75; Glenanne farmer 540k £1100 £203.70; Portadown farmer 530k £1075 £202.85; Richhill farmer 570k £1140 £200.00; Glenanne farmer 540k £1080 £200.00; Richhill farmer 550k £1055 £191.80; Richhill farmer 530k £1000 £188.70; Glenanne farmer 540k £1000 £185.20;

Middleweight heifers

Portadown farmer 440k £960 £218.20; Richhill farmer 500k £1055 £211.00; Portadown farmer 450k £870 £193.35; Newry farmer 490k £920 £187.80; Newry farmer 420k £770 £183.35; Portadown farmer 390k £725 £185.90; Loughbrickland farmer 380k £700 £184.20; Killylea farmer 460k £840 £182.60; Killylea farmer 420k £750 £178.60;

CALVES

The 90 calves sold readily.  Good quality bulls to £325 for a Lim.  Main demand from £230 to £302 for a whitehead.  The top 10 bulls averaged £269.  Heifer calves to £305 for a Hereford followed by £298 for a Hereford. The top 10 heifers averaged £225.

Reared bulls sold from £510 to £760 and heifers to £485.

Bull calves

Lim £325; Her £302; Sim £280; Her £278; AA £270; AA £270; MB £250; Lim £240; Lim £240; Ch £235;

Heifer calves

Her £305; Her £298; Sim £280; Her £270; Sim £250; Ch £180; Her £180; AA £175.

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