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Very firm trade in cattle at Newtown

A LARGE entry of 370 cattle at Newtownhamilton sold in a very firm trade for all stock on Saturday, May 25.

Forward store bullocks sold to £224 for 590k at £1320.  All good quality lots from £190 to £206 per 100 kilos.  Friesians to £182 for 440k at £880.  Lighter steers to £229 to 380k at £870.  Main demand from £180 to £200 per 100 kilos.

Forward bullocks

Keady farmer 590k £1320 £223.75; Newtownhamilton farmer 500k £1030 £206.00; Newry farmer 610k £1240 £203.30; Newtownhamilton farmer 510k £1015 £199.00; Crossmaglen farmer 530k £1045 £197.20; Markethill farmer 510k £1000 £196.10; Newtownhamilton farmer 500k £980 £196.00;

Store bullocks

Newtownhamilton  380k £870 £229.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 290k £625 £215.50; Portadown farmer 270k £570 £211.10; Newtownhamilton farmer 380k £760 £200.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 260k £500 £192.30;

Just over 200 store heifers sold readily.  Forward heifers to £217 for 500k at £1085, followed by £216 for 500k at £1080.  All good quality heifers from £185 to £198 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight heifers to £214 for 360k at £770.  Main demand from £180 to £200 per 100 kilos with second quality from £155 to £170 per 100 kilos.  Lightweight sold from £185 to £200 per 100 kilos with several top lots from £205 to £227 for 220k at £500.

Forward heifers

Markethill farmer 500k £1085 £217.00; Keady farmer 500k £1080 £216.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 490k £970 £197.95; Newtownhamilton farmer 530k £1050 £198.10; Newry farmer 560k £1100 £196.45; Markethill farmer 500k £985 £197.00; Keady farmer 480k 3940 £195.85; Newry farmer 550k £1055 £191.85;

Middleweight heifers

Killylea farmer 360k £770 £213.90; Newry farmer 380k £760 £200.00; Newry farmer 310k £620 £200.00; Milford farmer 320k £630 £196.90; Newry farmer 380k £745 £196.05; Newry farmer 340k £660 £194.10; Newtownhamilton farmer 400k £770 £192.50;

Lightweight heifers

Milford farmer 220k £500 £227.30; Milford farmer 240k £530 £220.85; Milford farmer 230k £500 £217.40; Milford farmer 260k £565 £217.30; Milford farmer 200k £430 £215.00; Milford farmer 280k £600 £214.30; Milford farmer 280k £595 £212.50; Keady farmer 220k £465 £211.35; Milford farmer 280k £590 £210.70; Keady farmer 280k £585 £208.95;

A very good entry of sucklers sold readily.  Good quality outfits from £1000 to £1240 for a blue cow and heifer calf.  In-calf heifer to £1000 each.

Weanlings bulls to £254 for 260k at £660.  Several more from £200 to £226 per 100 kilos with others from £170 to £190 per 100 kilos.

Bulls

260k £253.80 £660; 370k £225.70 £835.00; 370k £224.30; £830.00; 390k £211.50 £825.00; 300k £210 £630.00; 310k £208.10 £645.00; 360k £213.90 £770.00; 340k £204.40 £695.00; 400k £207.50 £830.00;

Cull cows sold to £164 for 570k at £935 and up to £1070 for 690k char (155).  Several more from £130 to £250 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Newtownhamilton farmer 570k £935 £164.05; Newry farmer 570k £900 £157.90; Newtownhamilton farmr 690k £1070 £155.10; Newry farmer 450k £685 £152.20; Newry farmer 400k £545 £136.25.

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