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‘Exceptional’ cattle prices at Newtownhamilton

CATTLE prices were exceptionally firm at Newtownhamilton on Saturday (June 8).

HEIFERS

The 100 store heifers sold in a firmer demand with good quality lightweights from £200 to £237 per 100 kilos with a top of £261 for 340k at £600.  Middleweight heifers sold to £241 for 350k at £845, followed by £229 for 350k at £800.  Main demand from £185 to £217 per 100 kilos Angus heifers to £199 for 400k at £795.  Forward heifers sold from £190 to £215 for 440k at £945.

Forward heifers

Fermanagh farmer 440k £945 £214.75; Silverbridge farmer 420k £890 £211.90; Newry farmer 420k £890 £211.90; Poyntzpass farmer 410k £805 £196.35; Belleeks farmer 450k £880 £195.55; Killylea farmer 430k £840 £195.35; Belleeks farmer 470k £905 £192.55; Fermanagh farmer 500k £960 £192.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 470k £895 £190.45;

Middleweight heifers

Fermanagh farmer 350k £845 £241.45; Newry farmer 350k £800 £288.60; Killylea farmer 320k £695 £219.20; Killylea farmer 340k £730 £214.70; Newtownhamilton farmer 370k £790 £213.50; Killylea farmer 310k £650 £296.70; Poyntzpass farmer 370k £775 £209.45; Poyntzpass farmer 390k £805 £206.40; Fermanagh farmer 310k £635 £204.85; Killylea farmer 340k £695 £204.40;

Lightweight heifers

Killylea farmer 230k £600 £261.00; Killylea farmer 240k £570 £237.00; Killylea farmer 230k £530 £230.45; Killylea farmer 270k £600 £222.25; Killylea farmer 300k £665 £221.65; Keady farmer 210k £465 £221.45; Killylea farmer 280k £615 £219.65; Keady farmer 230k £505 £219.60; Killylea farmer 260k £560 £215.40; Newtownhamilton farmer 270k £580 £214.80;

BULLOCKS

Forward bullocks sold in an excellent demand to a top of £215 for 560k at £1205 and up to £1305 for 610k (214).  Main demand from £190 to £214 per 100 kilos.  Middleweights sold from £185 to £216 for 430k at £930.  Lightweight bullocks to £234 for 370k at £866 with all suitable lots from £180 to £228 per 100 kilos.

Forward bullocks

Mowhan farmer 560k £1205 £215.20; Mowhan farmer 560k £1200 £214.30; Mowhan farmer 610k £1305 £213.95; Mowhan farmer 600k £1280 £213.35; Mowhan farmer 590k £1170 £198.30; Keady farmer 520k £1000 £192.30;

Middleweight steers

Mullaghbawn farmer 430k £930 £216.30; Mullaghbawn farmer 440k £940 £213.65; Mullaghbawn farmer 450k £960 £213.35; Mowhan farmer 470k £1000 £212.75; Mullaghbawn farmer 420k £880 £209.50; Mullaghbawn farmer 440k £880 £200.00; Mullaghbawn farmer 450k £870 £193.35; Belleeks farmer 460k £880 £191.30; Belleeks farmer 430k £810 £188.35;

Lightweight steers

Mullaghbawn farmer 370k £866 £234.05; Tandragee farmer 370k £845 £228.40; Tandragee farmer 380k £865 £227.65; Mullaghbawn farmer 360k £800 £222.25; Newry farmer 390k £835 £214.10; Newry farmer 390k £820 £210.25; Keady farmer 370k £715 £193.25; Newry farmer 400k £750 £187.50;

Reared bulls sold from £185 to £234 for 320k at £750 and up to £890 for 410k (217).

Grazing cows sold to 3168 for 510k at £855 and up to £1090 for 720k Char (151).

Cull cows

Whitecross farmer 510k £855 £167.65; Newtownhamilton farmer 590k 3950 £161.00; Newry farmer 580k £885 £152.60; Newry farmer 720k £1090 £151.40; Newry farmer 520k £770 £148.10; Silverbridge farmer 550k £800 £145.45;

Sucklers

The 30 lots of sucklers sold in an excellent demand to £1480 for a char cow and bull calf for a Keady farmer.  A Derrynoose farmer received £1390 for a Char cow and bull calf.  Several more from £850 to £1020.  In-calf heifers to £900.

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