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Store cattle selling at increased rates

CATTLE prices continued at similar levels to previous weeks at Markethill on Tuesday (May 28) with store cattle selling at increased rates.

Dairy stock sold to £1680 for a calved heifer from an Annalong farmer.  The same owner received £1600 for a calved heifer.  A local farmer received £1400 for a calved Ayrshire 3rd calver.  Several more sold from £1150 to £1350.

CULL COWS

In the cull ring cow/heifers sold to £188.50 for 480k at £905.  Others from £160 to £184 per 100 kilos.  Fleshed cows to £161 for 880k Hereford at £1415.  Main demand from £135 to £150 per 100 kilos.  Fleshed friesians from £115 to £132.60 for 690k at £915.  Second quality friesians from £90 to £105 per 100 kilos and the poorest lots from £65 to £85 per 100 kilos.

Clean cattle to £196.24 for 660k at £1295 and up to £1490 for 790k Hereford (189).

Cull cows

Newry farmer 480k £905 £188.55; Newry farmer 490k £900 £183.70; Newry farmer 520k £890 £171.15; Newry farmer 610k £1025 £168.05; Markethill farmer 880k £1415 £160.80; Newry farmer 650k £970 £149.25; Newtownhamilton farmer 730k £1060 £145.20; Dungannon farmer 560k £800 £142.85; Newry farmer 630k £890 £141.30; Dungannon farmer 590k £830 £140.70; Lisburn farmer 550k £740 £134.55;

Friesian cull cows

Hamiltonsbawn farmer 690k £915 £132.60; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 680k £860 £126.50; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 610k £730 £119.70; Newry farmer 630k £750 £119.05; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 740k £865 £116.90; Newry farmer 670k £770 £114.95; Keady farmer 610k £700 £114.75; Annaghmore farmer 680k £780 £114.70; Armagh farmer 620k £710 £114.50;

HEIFERS

Store heifer trade was exceptionally strong.  Forward heifers to £227 for 500k at £1135 followed by £221 for 530k at £1170.  Main demand from £185 to £204 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight from £180 to £200 for 400k at £800.

Forward heifers

Markethill farmer 500k £1135 £227.00; Markethill farmer 530k £1170 £220.75; Markethill farmer 470k £960 £204.25; Newry farmer 490k £1000 £204.10; Newry farmer 430k £865 £201.15; Tandragee farmer 480k £900 £187.50; Gilford farmer 420k £780 £185.70;

Middleweight heifers

Newry farmer 400k £800 £200.00; Keady farmer 360k £705 £195.85; Gilford farmer 310k £600 £193.55; Keady farmer 380k £695 £182.90; Keady farmer 360k £635 £176.40;

BULLOCKS

Forward bullocks sold readily from £180 to £206 for 510k at £1050.  Forward friesians in outstanding demand to £173 for 540k at £935.  All good friesians from £145 to £160 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight bullocks to £212 for 490k at £1040.  All good quality lots from £183 to £206 per 100 kilos.  Middleweight friesians from £150 to £174 for 400k at £695.

Forward bullocks

Benburb farmer 510k £1050 £205.90; Portadown farmer 510k £1015 £199.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 570k £1100 £193.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 560k £1080 £193.90; Newtownhamilton farmer 610k £1140 £186.90; Newtownhamilton farmer 530k £970 £183.00; Tandragee farmer 640k £1150 £179.70; Killylea farmer 540k £970 £179.65;

Forward Friesian bullocks

Killylea farmer 540k £935 £173.15; Killylea farmer 520k £830 £159.65; Killylea farmer 530k £845 £159.45; Killylea farmer 580k £880 £151.70; Killylea farmer 510k £760 £149.00; Keady farmer 520k £770 £148.10; Killylea farmer 520k £770 £148.10;

Middleweight bullocks

Benburb farmer 490k £1040 £212.25; Benburb farmer 490k £1010 £206.15; Benburb farmer 500k £1010 £202.00; Portadown farmer 460k £910 £197.85; Benburb farmer 500k £985 £197.00; Portadown farmer 470k £890 £189.35; Keady farmer 320k £630 £196.90; Newry farmer 340k £660 £194.15;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Keady farmer 400k £695 £173.75; Keady farmer 420k £675 £160.70; Newry farmer 420k £660 £157.15; Killylea farmer 480k £750 £156.25; Killylea farmer 430k £660 £153.50; Killylea farmer 490k £750 £153.10; Killylea farmer 500k £760 £152.00; Keady farmer 440k £665 £151.15;

CALVES

In the calf ring bull calves sold to £300 for a Char.  Main demand from £200 to £280.  Heifers sold from £160 to £250 for a blue.

Another large entry of reared calves returned an excellent trade.  Good quality bulls from £550 to £770.  Heifers from £430 to £580.

Bull calves

Ch £300; Ch £280; FKV £255; FKV £250; Sim £245; Sim £230; AA £208; Sim £208;

Heifer calves

BB £250; Sim £235; Ch £225; Lim £200; Sim £185; Lim £185.

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