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Exceptionally positive trade at Markethill

AN entry of 420 cattle at Markethill sold in exceptionally positive trade on Tuesday, July 2, with store cattle prices continuing to strengthen.

Dairy stock sold to £1480 for a calved heifer from a Kilkeel farmer.  The same owner received £1310 for a calved heifer.  Others sold from £1100 to £1200 each.  Another large entry of cows and calves sold readily.  Good quality outfits from £950 to £1170 for a Lim cow and heifer calf from a Portadown farmer. 

CULL COWS

The 80 cull cows continued to sell at excellent rates with non-FQA cows selling readily.  Cow/heifers to £194 for 680k at £1315 followed by £187 for 590k at £1100.  Cows from £135 to £160 for 690k at £1100.  Friesians sold from £110 to £134 for 630k at £840.  Young frieisian cows to £154 for 560k at £860.  Second quality cows from £87 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest lots from £65 to £80 per 100 kilos.

Aged bulls to £146 for 830k at £1210.  Friesians to £118 for 1020k at £1200.

Cull cows

Keady farmer 680k £1315 £193.40; Portadown farmer 590k £1100 £186.45; Portadown farmer 670k £1200 £179.10; Newry farmer 560k £990 £176.80; Newry farmer 690k £1100 £159.45; Tassagh farmer 670k £1050 £156.75; Loughgall farmer 540k £810 £150.00; Newry farmer 640k 3955 £149.25; Loughgall farmer 520k 3750 £144.25; Newry farmer 670k £950 £141.80; Newry farmer 640k 3900 £140.65;

Friesian cull cows

Newry farmer 560k £860 £153.60; Kilkeel farmer 630k £840 £133.35; Dromore farmer 570k £720 £126.25; Markethill farmer 650k £810 £124.65; Kilkeel farmer 690k £855 £123.90; Cladymore farmer 620k £760 £122.60; Dromara farmer 590k £700 £118.65; Markethill farmer 680k £730 £107.35; Banbridge farmer 640k £680 £106.25;

STORE CATTLE

Store cattle sold in an excellent demand to a full gallery of buyers.  Forward steers from £180 to £218 for 540k at £1175 followed by £207 for 560k at £1160.  Forward friesians from £145 to £182 for 510k at £930.  Middleweights to £227 for 440k at £1000.  Main demand from £190 to £226.   Angus lots to £190 for 500k at £950.  Middleweight friesians sold in a very good trade from £140 to £165 for 450k at £740.  Lightweights sold to £239 for 390k at £930.  Main demand from £180 to £212 for 340k Hereford at £720.

Forward bullocks

Tandragee farmer 540k £1175 £217.60; Tandragee farmer 560k £1160 £207.15; Glenanne farmer 610k £1260 £206.55; Armagh farmer 580k £1180 £203.45; Glenanne farmer 570k £1065 £186.85; Glenanne farmer 580k £1070 £184.50;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Newry farmer 510k £930 £182.35; Glenanne farmer 530k £850 £160.40; Newry farmer 560k £850 £151.80;

Middleweight bullocks

Keady farmer 440k £1000 £227.30; Newry farmer 440k £995 £226.15; Armagh farmer 470k £1045 £222.35; Newry farmer 440k £975 £221.60; Portadown farmer 420k £870 £207.15; Newry farmer 430k £850 £197.70; Newry farmer 420k £825 £196.45; Markethill farmer 470k £920 £195.75; Armagh farmer 460k £880 £191.30;

Middleweight Friesian bullock

Newry farmer 370k £580 £156.75; Newry farmer 400k £625 £156.25; Newry farmer 450k £740 £164.45; Newry farmer 420k £685 £163.10; Newry farmer 470k £720 £153.20; Newry farmer 470k £720 £153.20; Newry farmer 430k £650 £151.15; Newry farmer 450k £680 £151.10; Newry farmer 450k £650 £144.45;

Lightweight bullocks

Keady farmer 390k £930 £238.45; Portadown farmer 340k £720 £211.75; Keady farmer 310k £640 £206.45; Keady farmer 320k £650 £203.15; Keady farmer 380k £770 £202.65; Portadown farmer 350k £680 £194.30; Armagh farmer 390k £725 £185.90; Portadown farmer 350k £640 £182.85; Portadown farmer 350k £635 £181.45;

HEIFERS

Forward heifers sold to £200 for 570k at £1140 and for 540k at £1080.  Middleweights sold to £207 for 470k at £970.  Generally 1st quality heifers sold from £180 to £200 with others from £155 to £175 per 100 kilos.

Store heifers

Keady farmer 470k £970 £206.40; Keady farmer 570k £1140 £200.00; Keady farmer 540k £1080 £200.00; Rostrevor farmer 560k £1065 £190.20; Banbridge farmer 450k £875 £194.45; Armagh farmer 410k £795 £193.90; Armagh farmer 470k £870 £185.10; Loughgall farmer 410k £735 £179.30;

CALVES

The 140 dropped calves sold in a steady demand.  An exceptionally quality 3 week old Char bull sold at £430.  The top 10 bull calves sold averaged £303 each.  Heifer calves sold to £250 for a Lim.  Main demand from £160 to £245.

Reared bull calves sold to £755 for a 8 month old Lim.  Several more from £600 to £720.  Heifers to £510 each.

Bull calves

Ch £430; Lim £335; Lim £334; Lim £333; DAQ £330; Lim £292; BB £258; AA £245; BB £240; Ch £235;

Heifer calves

Lim £250; AA £245; MB £230; Lim £228; Ch £215; Lim £215; Her £180.

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