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Store cattle strengthen at Markethill

CATTLE trade was very firm at Markethill on Tuesday (June 18) with store cattle and suckler stock prices continuing to strengthen.

In the suckler ring top price of £1990 was paid for a 2 year old Simm bull from a Markethill farmer.  Good quality outfits sold from £1000 to £1185.

CULL COWS

In the beef ring cow/heifers sold to £191 for 570k at £1090 followed by £183 for 680k at £1245.  Good quality cows to £166 for 720k at 1195.  Main demand from £135 to £157 per 100 kilos.  Friesian cows to £133.50 for 670k at £895 and up to £1050 for 790k (133).  Main demand from £120 to £130 per 100 kilos with seconds from £105 to £117 per 100 kilos.  Poor quality friesians from £65 to £85 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

 Glenanne farmer 720k £1195 £166.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 510k £800 £156.90; Poyntzpass farmer 740k £1120 £151.35; Armagh farmer 760k £1125 £148.05; Armagh farmer 630k £910 £144.45; Cladybeg farmer 600k £790 £131.70;

Cull cow/heifers

Armagh farmer 570k £1090 £191.25; Newry farmer 680k £1245 £183.10;

Friesian cull cows

Poyntzpass farmer 670k £895 £133.60; Derrynoose farmer 790k £1050 £132.90; Glenanne farmer 650k £845 £130.00; Glenanne farmer 750k £975 £130.00; Kilkeel farmer 640k £830 £129.70; Dungannon farmer 710k £880 £123.95; Dungannon farmer 630k £775 £123.00; Poyntzpass farmer 630k £765 £121.45; Newry farmer 760k £920 £121.05; Caledon farmer 600k £720 £120.00; Kilkeel farmer 720k £860 £119.45; Dungannon farmer 720k £860 £119.45;

BULLOCKS

Store bullocks sold to £226 for 400k at £905 followed by £216 for 380k at £820.  Main demand from £180 to £203 per 100 kilos.  Forward bullocks to £200 for 480k at £960.

Friesian bullocks in excellent demand to £166 for 380k at £630 followed by £161 for 400k at £645.  All suitable friesians from £134 to £160 per 100 kilos.

Store bullocks

Loughgall farmer 400k £905 £226.25; Loughgall farmer 380k £820 £215.80; Lurgan farmer 380k £770 £202.65; Loughgall farmer 430k £885 £205.80; Loughgall farmer 480k £960 £200.00; Lurgan farmer 410k £795 £193.90; Lurgan farmer 400k £785 £196.25; Newry farmer 360k £705 £195.85; Lurgan farmer 410k £795 £193.90;

Friesian bullocks

Armagh farmer 380k £630 £165.80; Armagh farmer 400k £645 £161.25; Armagh farmer 360k £570 £158.35; Armagh farmer 340k £520 £152.95; Armagh farmer 370k £560 £151.35; Armagh farmer 320k £480 £150.00; Armagh farmer 380k £560 £147.40; Derrynoose farmer 380k £560 £147.40; Armagh farmer 330k £470 £142.45; Armagh farmer 350k £485 £138.60;

HEIFERS

Middleweight heifers to £216 for 350k at £755.  Forward heifers to £194 for 450k at £870.  Generally 1st quality heifers from £175 to £192 per 100 kilos with 2nd quality selling readily from £155 to £170 per 100 kilos.

Store heifers

Armagh farmer 350k £755 £215.70; Armagh farmer 340k £635 £186.75; Armagh farmer 350k £630 £180.00; Poyntzpass farmer 450k £870 £193.35; Poyntzpass farmer 440k £845 £192.05; Armagh farmer 410k £720 £175.60; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 520k £900 £173.10;

CALVES

The 150 calves sold readily with bulls to £340 for a blue followed by £330 for a Lim.  Main demand from £200 to £280.  Heifer calves sold in an exceptionally strong demand to £355 for a Lim.  Several more from £240 to £330 each.

Another large entry of reared calves sold readily.  Bulls sold to £750.  Several more from £550 to £740.  Heifers to £510 each.

Bull calves

BB £340; Lim £330; Sim £280; Lim £275; AA £260; FR £255; Lim £230; Sim £225; Ch £220; Lim £210;

Heifer calves

Lim £355; Ch £330; Ch £325; Ch £305; Lim £300; Lim £245; AA £240; Ch £230; AA £220.

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