**CLOGHER**

Another good steady demand reported in all sections for an entry of 1106 cattle on Saturday.

Highlights included cow heifers selling to £1165.80 and £201 per 100kg. Beef cows sold to £1241 and £197 per 100kg. Friesian cows sold to £142 per 100kg.

Fat bulls sold to £1647 and £139 per 100kg; O/A steers to £181 per 100kg for an 840kg AA; U/A steers to £197 for a 700kg Ch; U/A heifers to £218 for a 500kg AA.

Store bullocks sold to £1350 for a 650kg Lim. £207 per 100kg. Store heifers to £1420 for a 650kg Ch. £218 per 100kg.

Weanling Steers/Bulls to £1080 for a 560kg B/B. and £252 per 100kg 410kg Ch. to £1035. Weanling heifers to £910 for a 500kg Ch. and £219 for a 370kg Ch. to £810.

Dairy cows to £1760 three times. Suckler outfits to £1900. Bull calves to £490 for a Ch. and heifer calves to £475 for a Ch.

LEADING PRICES IN FATSTOCK RING:Pomeroy Producer 580kg Sim. To £201. Ballygawley Producer 630kg Lim. To £197 and 730kg Lim. To £176 Dungannon Producer 530kg Lim. To £189. Blaney Producer 650kg Ch. to £188.

Augher Producer 640kg Sim. To £188 and 640kg Sim. To £180. Carryduff Producer 570kg Ch. to £188 and 600kg Ch. to £170. Drumahoe Producer 550kg Daq. To £186. Pomeroy Producer 540kg Daq to £186. F.M.T Producer 620kg Lim. To £184. Killylea Producer 570kg AA. to £178. And 580kg AA. to £170. Killylea Producer 670kg B/B. to £177. Dungannon Producer 590kg AA. to £175.

Pomeroy Producer 660kg Ch. to £167, 640kg Lim. To £164, and 560kg Lim. To £164. Dungannon Producer 430kg Sal. To £166.Cookstown Producer 710kg Lim. To £164 and 590kg Lim. To £162.

Other quality lots sold from £135 to £160 per 100kg; 2nd quality lots sold from 114 to £132 per 100kg.

Well fleshed Friesian Cows sold from £132 to £142 per 100kg; Plainer lots sold from £86 to £111 per 100kg; Poorer types sold from £58 to £82 per 100kg.FAT BULLS – 800kg Daq. To £139. 1220kg Ch. to £135. 900kg Lim. To £134. 1020kg Ch. to £131. 1170kg AA. to £130. 940kg Sim. To £130. 1160kg Ch. to £127. 1020kg Ch. to £126. 970kg AA. to £119. 1060kg Ch. to £110. 930kg Fkv. To £109. 1020kg Ch. to £100.

FAT STEERS (overage) – 840kg AA, to £181. 730kg Lim. To £178. 670kg Ch. to £175. 560kg Sim. To £173. 640kg Fr. To £170. 550kg Fkv. To £168. 470kg S/H. to £148. 500kg B/B. to £144. 850kg Fr. To £117. 670kg Fkv. To £108.

FAT STEERS (underage) – 700kg Ch. to £197. 560kg Sim. To £195. 590kg B/B. to £191. 540kg AA. to £190. 490kg AA. to £190. 460kg Lim. To £187. 590kg Ch. to £181. 570kg Ch. to £181. 600kg Ch. to £181. 510kg AA. to £177. 480kg Her. To £168. 460kg S/H. to £157. 620kg Fkv. TO £146. 570KG fkv. To £146.

FAT HEIFERS (underage) – 500kg AA. to £218. 630kg B/B. to £214. 460kg AA. to £194. 520kg Ch. to £189. 430kg Lim. To £179. 540kg AA. to £178. 550kg AA. to £177. 540kg Lim. To £173. 490kg AA. to £171. 450kg AA. to £168. 490kg Lim. To £167. 540kg AA. to £167. 490kg Her. To £160. 650kg Hol. to £150. 510kg Fr. To £139.

STORE BULLOCKS – The strong demand continues in this section with forward lots selling to £1350 for a 650kg Lim. (£207) £1335 for 650kg Lim. (£205), £1280 for 640kg Sim. £1215 for 630kg Ch. and £1195 for 610kg Ch. for J Jordan Dungannon.

P E Quinn Pomeroy sold a 680kg Lim. To £1345700kg Ch. to £1300, and 640kg Lim. To £1245. Roy Hall Fivemiletown 690kg Lim. To £1390. C O Neill Moy 710kg Lim. To £1305 680kg Sim. To £1280, 680kg B/B. to £1265 and 680kg Ch. to £1200. M B McPhillips Omagh 630kg Lim. To £1280.

R A Elliott Dungannon 570kg Ch. to £1265. G W Allen Portadown 640kg Lim. To £1260, 630kg Lim. To £1235, 620kg Sim. To £1195, 590kg Lim. To £1195, and 580kg Lim. To £1180.

MED WEIGHTS 410KG TO 500KG – R A Elliott Dungannon 500kg Ch. to £1085, 490kg Ch. to £1000, and 480kg Ch. to £975. J Lavery Aghalee 500kg Lim. To £1055. H Duggan Galbally 490kg Ch. to £1045, 490kg AA. to £1005, and 450kg Ch. to £970. D Alexander Strabane 480kg Ch. to £1000 and 440kg Ch. to £960.

H McAnespie Aughnacloy 440kg Ch. to £990 and 450kg Lim. To £935. B O Rourke Dungannon 480kg Lim. To £980. M & N O Conner Augher 470kg AA. to £975, 430kg Lim. To £950, and 410kg AA. to £945.

J McGinn Clogher 440kg Lim. To £965 and 460kg AA. to £940. R Robinson Banbridge 470kg S/H. to £960. Streamville Farm Lisburn 460kg Lim. To £960. A & M Daly Dungannon 420kg Lim. To £935.

STORE HEIFERS – A very keen demand with forward lots selling to £1420 for a 650kg Ch (£218) from I A Elliott Blaney J J Sharkey Fivemiletown 630kg Ch. to £1230. P E Quinn Pomeroy 620kg Ch. to £1190, 630kg Ch. to £1150, 600kg Sim. To £1135, 610kg Lim. To £1130, 570kg Lim. To £1130, and 580kg Lim. To £1120.

Nigel Irwin Dungannon 580kg Lim. To £1180, 610kg Ch. to £1160, 50kg Lim. To £1120, and 580kg Ch. to £1100. J Lavery Aghalee 610kg Sal. To £1175, 620kg Lim. To £1150, 590kg Lim. To £1140, and 570kg Lim. To £1110. M B McPhillips Omagh 560kg Lim. To £1105. P J B Doyle Cabragh 550kg Lim. To £1105.

B Maguire Newtownbutler 560kg Lim. To £1100. MED WEIGHT STORES 410KG TO 500KG – P J B Doyle Cabragh 490kg Lim. To £1000. Nigel Irwin Dungannon 480kg Ch. to £940 and 490kg Ch. to £920. M/S C&W Gallagher tempo 470kg Ch. to £940.

F H Owens Ballygawley 470kg Lim. To £925 and 450kg AA. to £850. P F Breen Trillick 450kg Ch. to £915 and 440kg Ch. to £805. P Donaghy Galbally 420kg Ch. to £875.

Wm. Rankin Castledreg 460kg Ch. to £850. J J Sharkey Fivemiletown 460kg Ch. to £830. S Kelly Loughgall 450kg AA. to £830 and 470kg AA. to £765. P Loughran Galbally 420kg Daq. To £815. A Green Tempo 410kg Lim. To £800.

SMALLER SORTS 400KG & UNDER – J Lavery Aghalane 390kg Lim. To £800 and 370kg Lim. To £700. F H Owens Ballygawley 380kg Lim. To £795. S Kelly Loughgall 390kg Daq. To £780. P Donaghy Galbally 400kg Lim. To £770 and 380kg Lim.

To £755. A Green Tempo 360kg Lim. To £660. E A Lindsay Florencecourt 330kg Shb. To £625. WEANLINGS – A seasonal sold to a steady demand with Steers & Bulls selling to £1080 for a 560kg B/B. and 500kg Ch. to £1070 for E McCaughey Fintona.

D J Primrose Fivemiletown 410kg Ch. to £1035 and 420kg Lim. To £985. M Hackett Augher 450kg Ch. to £990 and 400kg Lim. To £870. G Goodwin Cabra 390kg Lim. To £980, 380kg Lim. To £970, and 400kg Lim. To £925. A Mc Ivor Dungannon 330kg Ch. to £965, 350kg Ch. to £950, and 330kg Ch. to £865. B McWilliams Seskinore 450kg Lim.

To £960. P McBrien Lisnaskea 440kg Ch. to £950 and 440kg Sim. To £880. Brian McCullagh Greencastle 340kg Ch. to £910, 300kg Lim. To £830.WEANLING HEIFERS – E McCaughey Fintona 500kg Ch. to £910. G Curran Brookeborough 370kg Ch. to £810 and 390kg Ch. to £800. M Hackett Augher 350kg Ch. to £770.

Brian McCullagh Greencastle 300kg Ch. to £700, 280kg Ch. to £625, and 260kg Lim. To £560. J Gallagher Newtownstewart 320kg Ch. to £700. T & E O’Hagan Eskra 290kg Lim. To £685 and 270kg Lim. To £570. K G Maze Lisburn 290kg Lim. To £680, 320kg Lim. To £600, and 290kg Lim. To £600.

DAIRY COWS & HEIFERS – A good selection sold to a brisk demand with Calved Heifers selling to £1760 to G H Graham Kinawley Wm. Loughrin Caledon £1760 and £1680. H Morrison Brookeborough £1760. R Givan Dungannon £1650.

J I McFarland Omagh £1580. T Dillon Beragh £1410 for Sbr. And £1340 for Ayr. Springing Heifers sold to £1290 and £1120 for S & J McGinley Eskra. Back Springers sold from £700 to £970.

SUCKLER COWS & CALVES – A much larger entry sold to a top of £1900 for a Heifer & Bull Calf from John McKenna Dungannon Anthony Beggan Rosslea £1690 for 2010 Cow & Bull Calf. George Straghan Keady £1650 for 2013 Cow & Bull Calf.

Local Producer £1380 for 2013 Cow & Bull Calf, £1330 for 2013 Cow & Bull Calf, £1255 for 2013 Cow & Bull Calf, and £1250 for 2013 Cow & Bull Calf. K Holmes Portadown £1360 for 2013 Cow & Bull Calf. Harold Erskine Ballygawley £1355 for 2013 Cow & Bull Calf. K McManus Mackin £1300 for 2009 Cow & Bull Calf. Several other outfits sold from £880 to £1230.

DROPPED CALVES & REARED CALVES – A larger entry sold easily to a strong demand with Bull Calves (under 2 months) selling to £490 for Ch. £455 for Lim. For a Dungannon Producer P J McMenamin Drumquin £440 for Her. P E & CO McQuaid Trillick £365 for Ch. I Little Lisbellaw £350 for Ch. E Brennan Kinawley £325 for Lim. J Courtney Maguiresbridge £325 for Lim. J J Cashel Trillick £275 for Lim. P Rodgers Tempo £260 for B/B. W McCreery Lisbellaw £250 for AA.

HEIFERS – Dungannon Producer £475 for Ch. and £470 for Lim. Walter Hogg Fivemiletown £400 for Lim. C McDonnell Cooneen £360 and £340 for Chars. Leslie Andrews Tempo £300 for B/B. S J Kelly Dungannon £280 for AA.

REARED BULLS – Wm. Bingham Downpatrick £670 for Ch. Dungannon Producer £635 for Ch. J Cassidy Kinawley £625 twice and £580 for Limms and £600 for Ch. D McKenna Fintona £605 for Lim. Ballygawley Producer £580 for Ch. and £540 and £535 for AAs.

REARED HEIFERS – Aughnacloy Producer £530, £510, £470 twice, £450 for Limms and £475, £440 and £430 for Chars. J Cassidy Kinawley £510 and £500 for Limms. P Doyle Trillick 410 for B/B. and £375 and £370 for Simms.

**BALLYMENA**

An entry of 2181 sheep last week resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 369p for a pen of Texels 21.5kg at £79.50 presented by Diana Evans, Ballycastle. The same exhibitor also topped the per head section selling 28kg at £86 for heavy Texels. Fat ewes sold to £100.

Fat lambs (2004)Top prices per kg:- Diana Evans, Ballycastle 4 Tex 21.5kg £79.50 (369), J McCollum, Carnlough 15 Tex 19kg £69.50 (365), WJ & I Brown, Magherafelt 23 Tex 19.5kg £70 (359), B Hamill, Aughfatten 4 Tex 20kg £71.20 (356).

Hugh McNeill, Ballygally 12 Tex 18kg £64 (355), S & B Jamieson, Ballycastle 10 Tex 20.5kg £72.50 (353), N Hamill, Aughafatten 9 Tex 21kg £74 (352), Mrs R McMullan, Ballygally 10 Char 18.5kg £65 (351), WJ & I Brown, 17 Tex 19.5kg £68 (348).

Jonathan Kerr, Coleraine 37 Suff 21kg £73 (347), T Robinson, Ballynure 6 Tex 23.5kg £81 (344), J Maybin, Larne 10 Tex 21.5kg £74 (344), Alex Knox, Broughshane 16 Tex 23kg £78.80 (342), S Bonnar, Broughshane 15 Tex 22kg £75 (340).

Gordon McFetridge, Glenarm 12 Tex 22kg £75 (340), A Montgomery, Glenarm 9 Suff 21.5kg £73.20 (340), McGookin farming 7 Tex 21kg £71.50 (340), Norman McBurney, Moorfields 52 Tex 24kg £81.50 (339), Brian Mullan, Ballymoney 36 Tex 21.5kg £73 (339), 34 Suff 21.5kg £73 (339).

Top prices per head:- Diana Evans, Ballycastle 1 Tex 28kg £86, Lucy Calderwood, Dunloy 11 Tex 27kg £85, P Higgins, Martinstown 3 Tex 25kg £84, S Davison, Broughshane 5 Tex 27kg £84, Callum Patterson.

Broughshane 7 Suff 30kg £84, P Donnelly, Rathkenny 23 Suff 26kg £83, G McKeown, Aughafatten 18 Tex 25kg £83, Ian Dodds, Glenwherry 14 Char 25kg £83.

TA Fenton, Rasharkin 10 Char 25.5kg £83, Alastair Fenton 2 Char 24.5kg £83, Mrs S White, Cloughmills 22 Suff 27kg £83, J Irvine, Carrick 17 Tex 25.5kg £83, S Wilson, Ballymena 36 Suff 26.5kg £82.80.

Richard Cowan, Magheramourne 44 Suff 25kg £82.80, 13 Suff 25kg £82.80, N Houston, Moorfields 19 Tex 25.5kg £82, J Knox, Broughshane 9 Tex 25.5kg £81.80, Norman McBurney, Moorfields 52 Tex 24kg £81.50, Shanes Castle, Antrim 50 Tex 24.5kg £81.50, T Montgomery, Broughshane 18 Tex 25kg £81.50.Fat ewes (177) – First quality Suff £70-£100; Tex £65-£85; CB £50-£70; BF £35-£52.

#### MARKETHILL

An entry of 1320 sheep last week returned a firmer trade for both fat lambs and stores.Heavy lambs sold from £80 to £83 each with the entire entry averaging 24.5kilos at £81.50 each. Top price of 339p per kilo for 24.2kilos at £82 each from a Kilkeel farmer followed by 24.4kilos at £82 from a Markethill farmer.

Good quality middleweight lambs sold from 340p to 359p per kilo for 22kilos at £79 from a Mayobridge farmer followed by 358p for 21.5kilos at £77 each from a Kilcoo producer.

Store trade was very firm. Light stores sold up to 416p per kilo for 15.5kilos at £64.50 each from a Rostrevor farmer.

Stronger stores sold to 393p per kilo for 17.7kilos at £69.50 each from a Swatragh farmer.The same owner received 385p per kilo for 17.9kilos at £69 each.Cull ewes sold from £55 to £70 each. Poorer quality ewes sold from £40 to £50 each.

HEAVY LAMBS – Kilkeel farmer 24.2k £82 339p; Markethill farmer 24.4k £82 336p; Pomeroy farmer 24.5k £81.50 333p; Markethill farmer 25k £82 328p; Armagh farmer 24.4k £80 327p; Poyntzpass farmer 25.5k £82 321p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS – Mayobridge farmer 22k £79 359p; Kilcoo farmer 21.5k £77 358p; Katesbridge farmer 21.6k £76.80 356p; Swatragh farmer 20.4k £72.50 355p; Dungannon farmer 21.8kilos £76 349p; Portadown farmer 22k £76 345p; Portadown farmer 21k £72.50 345p.

STORES – Rostrevor farmer 15.5k £64.50 416p; Annalong farmer 15.6k £64 410p; Markethill farmer 13.7k £55 402p; Draperstown farmer 15.2k £60 395p; Newtownhamilton farmer 16.6k £65.50 395p; Swatragh farmer 17.7k £69.50 393p; Silverbridge farmer 17k £66.50 391p; Markethill farmer 14.4k £56 389p.