Markethill
  • Date: 07/10/2021
  • Type: Cattle

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

07/10/2021 - Markethill Cattle Mart Report

MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SALES THURSDAY 7 TH OCTOBER 2021

The annual show and sale of 400 Limousin cross single suckled calves on behalf of the N.I. Limousin
Club at Markethill on Thursday 7 th October was, by far, the most successful event in many years with
all records being broken.
The judge for the show was Mr Dessie O’Hanlon. The sale was sponsored by the N.I. Limousin Club
and Fane Valley Stores.
The show champion, a heifer from Mr John McSorley of Omagh, was sold at a record breaking price
of £4,700. The animal weighed 422k, £1114 per 100k and the buyer was Mr Dessie O’Hanlon.
The reserve champion, also a heifer from Mr John McSorley, weighed 378k and was sold at £3,100,
£820 per 100k, to Mr Kevin McVeigh of Keady.
The 3 rd placed heifer was also owned by Mr McSorley, weighed 384k and sold at £2,280, £594 per
100k, to Mr McVeigh of Keady.
A 1 st placed male weanling, also owned by Mr John McSorley of Omagh, weighed 366k and sold at
£1,200, £328 per 100k, and was purchased by Mr Eugene McEntee, Crossmaglen.
2 nd placed male calf was sold by Mr Terence Rooney of Mayobridge weighed 382k and sold for
£1,150, £301 per 100k, and was bought by Mr Wesley Hanna from Dromore.
All top quality light heifers sold steadily from £260 to £318 per 100k for a 318k LImousin at £1010
from a Portadown farmer, followed by £315 per 100k for 384k at £1210 from a Dungannon
producer. A Ballynahinch producer received £860 for 246k, £350 per 100k.
Stronger heifers sold from £240 to £305 per 100k, for 476k at £1450 from a Newtownhamilton
farmer followed by £302 per 100k for 410k at £1240 for a Portadown producer. A Dungannon
producer received £1150 for 404k, £285 per 100k.
Good quality light male weanlings sold from £270 to £360 per 100k for 214k at £770 from a Tassagh
farmer followed by £355 per 100k for 234k at £830 from an Armagh producer. A Newtownhamilton
farmer received £1070 for 322k, £332 per 100k.
Stronger male weanlings sold from £220 to £278 per 100k for 414k at £1150 from a Sixmilecross
farmer, followed by £273 per 100k for 436k at £1190 from a Dungannon producer.

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