Markethill
  • Date: 10/04/2018
  • Type: Calves, Cattle

  • Town: Markethill (Co. Armagh)
  • Address: Markethill Livestock & Farm Sales 12 Cladymilltown Road, Markethill County Armagh
  • Webpage: Markethill Mart

10/04/2018 - Markethill Cattle Mart Report

An entry of 160 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 10th April continued to sell in a very good demand. Beef bred cows sold steadily from £140 to £173 per 100 kilos for 630k at £1095. Friesian cows sold from £120 to £137 per 100 kilos for 710k at £975 followed by £134 for 590k at £795. Second quality Friesian cows sold from £95 to £110 and the poorest types from £75 to £85 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Portadown farmer 634k £1095 £173.00; Collone farmer 742k £1245 £168.00; Armagh farmer 608k £1015 £167.00; Tassagh farmer 656k £1065 £162.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 626k £1005 £161.00; Markethill farmer 632k £1005 £159.00; Tandragee farmer 606k £955 £158.00; Tassagh farmer 618k £965 £156.00; Markethill farmer 600k £895 £149.00;

Friesian cull cows

Dromara farmer 712k £975 £137.00; Collone farmer 592k £795 £134.00; Eglish farmer 660k £875 £133.00; Armagh farmer 792k £1045 £132.00; Banbridge farmer 704k £915 £130.00; Armagh farmer 700k £895 £128.00; Newry farmer 546k £695 £127.00; Loughbrickland farmer 642k £815 £127.00; Annalong farmer 692k £875 £126.00;

Dairy stock sold to a top of £1550 for a calved heifer from a Loughgall farmer. The same owner received £1460 for a calved heifer.

CALVES

170 lots in the calf ring returned at steady demand. Good quality bull calves sold from £230 to £310 with a top of £405 for a 4 week old BB. Good quality heifer calves sold from £240 to £310 with a top of £320 for a 6 week old Hereford heifer.

Bull calves

BB £405; AA £310; BB £310; AA £285; Lim £285; Lim £275; Her £275; Lim £245;

Heifer calves

Her £320; BB £310; Sim £285; Her £275; AA £270; AA £270; Her £260; Lim £260; £255;

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