Cattle prices holding firm at Omagh Mart
There was an increased entry at the weekly cattle sale in Omagh Mart, but prices remained firm. Bullocks sold to a sale topping £1,375 for a 630kg animal.
Forward bullocks mainly sold from £1,150 up to £1,340, with mid-weight bullocks selling from £955 up to £1,110. Lighter lots sold from £585 up to £970.
Heifers sold to £1,260 for a 565kg animal. Heavy lots were limited, but when forward they were met with brisk biding. Price for forward lots ranged from £1,150 to £1,220. Mid-weight heifers sold from £950 to £1,100.
Fat cows sold to 195p/kg for a 630kg animal (£1,228). Young, fleshed cows were strong sellers with prices of 160p to 180p/kg on offer. Older cows made from 140p to 155p/kg.
Calves sold to £400 for a Limousin, bull with £340 paid for a Limousin heifer. Simmental bull calves sold to £395, with Blue bull calves making £390. Blue heifer calves made £350. Angus bull calves made £310.
An entry of 200 weanlings saw a steady trade, with bull calves peaking at £920 for a 420kg animal. Several lots sold over the £900/head mark. Bulls from 300kg to 350kg sold from £700 to £840.
Heifer weanlings sold to £735 for a 335kg animal, with most 300kg to 350kg lots making £680 to £730.