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Very firm trade for store cattle

AN entry of 370 cattle at Markethill on Tuesday sold in a very firm trade with store cattle selling particularly well.

Another large entry of 30 sucklers sold in a very good trade to £1400 for a Saler and bull calf.  Others sold at £1370, £1355, £1310 and £1200 each.

Dairy stock sold to £1200 for a calved heifer.

CULL COWS

The 90 cull cows sold in a steady demand with most lots sold being non-FQA.  Cows/heifers to £190 for 500k at £950.  Several more from £150 to £177 per 100 kilos.  Fleshed cows from £125 to £158.50 for 650k at £1030.  Friesian cows from £110 to £125 for 680k at £850.  Second quality cows from £85 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest lots from £55 to £75 per 100 kilos.  Aged bulls to £1520 for 1210k Angus (£125.60).

Cull cows

550k £950 £190.00; 470k £830 £177.00; 650k £1030 £158.50; 710k £900 £127.00; 750k £945 £126.00; 610k £785 £119.00;

Fat bull

1210k £1520 £125.60;

Friesian cull cows

680k £850 £125.00; 740k £910 £123.00; 590k £695 £118.00; 700k £820 £117.00; 710k £815 £115.00; 560k £780 £139.00;

STORE CATTLE

Over 120 cattle sold in the best trade for some time, particularly Friesian bullocks which sold to £162 for 510k at £825 for a Banbridge farmer.  Main demand from £140 to £160 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight friesians to £166 for 410k at £680.  Forward beef bred steers from £190 to £205 for 580k at £1190.  Middleweights from £180 to £228 for 390k at £890.

Forward bullocks

Loughbrickland farmer 580k £1190 £205.20; Mountnorris farmer 600k £1220 £203.35; Mountnorris farmer 540k £1080 £200.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 620k £1220 £196.80; Newtow nhamilton farmer 560k £1100 £196.45; Mountnorris farmer 570k £1115 £195.60; Mountnorris farmer 600k £1150 £191.70; Loughbrickland farmer 630k £1200 £190.50;

Middleweight bullocks

Benburb farmer 390k £890 £228.20; Killylea farmer 320k £705 £220.30; Killylea farmer 340k £730 £214.70; Killylea farmer 330k £680 £206.10; Tandragee farmer 360k £685 £190.30; Newry farmer 440k £810 £184.10; Banbridge farmer 440k £805 £182.95; Loughgall farmer 440k £805 £182.95; Loughgall farmer 440k £795 £180.70;

Friesian bullocks

Banbridge farmer 410k £680 £165.85; Banbridge farmer 510k £825 £161.80; Keady farmer 520k £820 £157.70; Keady farmer 520k £815 £156.75; Derrynoose farmer 430k £650 £151.20; Loughbrickland farmer 460k £690 £150.00; Keady farmer 460k £695 £151.10;

CALVES

Bull calves sold to £265 for an Angus.  Several more Angus bulls from £200 to £250.  Coloured bulls from £180 to 3225.  Heifer calves sold to £325 paid twice for Simm.  Several more from £180 to £270 for an Angus.

Reared bulls sold from £500 to £655 and heifers to £445 each.

Bull calves

AA £265; AA £260; AA £250; BB £225; AA £205;

Female calves

Sim £325; Bb £285; AA £270; AA £240; Ch 225.

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