Markethill
  • Date: 11/01/2020
  • Type: Cattle, Weanling

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

11/01/2020 - Markethill Cattle Mart Report

MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK CATTLE SALE REPORT 11TH JANUARY 2020

An entry of 610 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 11th January maintained a very strong trade in all rings.

HEIFERS

The 220 heifers sold in a steady demand with good quality heavy heifers from £190 to £211 per 100 kilos for 580k at £1225 from a Tandragee farmer followed by £209 per 100 kilos for 590k BB at £1235 from a Crossmaglen farmer.  Top price heifer £1465 for 720k Char £203 from a Newtownhamilton producer.  Top quality middleweight heifers sold steadily from £200 to £224 per 100 kilos for 420k at £945 for a Gilford farmer followed by £223 per 100 kilos for a 468k Lim at £1045 from a Milford producer.  Second quality heifers sold readily from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos and the entire entry of 202 heifers averaged £1024 per head.

Heavy heifers

Tandragee farmer 580k £1225 £211.00; Crossmaglen farmer 592k £1235 £209.00; Fermanagh farmer 518k £1075 £208.00; Loughgall farmer 584k £1205 £206.00; Tandragee farmer 602k £1235 £205.00; Armagh farmer 660k £1345 £204.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 636k £1295 £204.00; Armagh farmer 720k £1465 £203.00; Crossmaglen farmer 588k £1195 £203.00;

Middleweight heifers

Gilford farmer 422k £945 £224.00; Milford farmer 468k £1045 £223.00; Dungannon farmer 384k £845 £220.00; Milford farmer 388k £845 £218.00; Fermanagh farmer 450k £985 £219.00; Fermanagh farmer 410k £895 £218.00; Fermanagh farmer 404k £875 £217.00; Fermanagh farmer 386k £835 £216.00; Dungannon farmer 418k £885 £212.00;

BULLOCKS

The 220 store bullocks sold in a steady demand with good quality forward bullocks from £190 to £216 per 100 kilos for 502k Lim at £1085 from a Crossmaglen farmer and for a 630k Lim at £1365 from a Tynan producer.

Forward bullocks

Crossmaglen farmer 502k £1085 £216.00; Tynan farmer 632k £1365 £216.00; Crossmaglen farmer 506k £1085 £214.00; Tynan farmer 582k £1245 £213.00; Benburb farmer 502k £1065 £212.00; Crossmaglen farmer 518k £1095 £211.00; Benburb farmer 516k £1075 £208.00; Richhill farmer 504k £1045 £207.0; Richhill farmer 508k £1045 £205.00;

Middleweight bullocks

Richhill farmer 466k £1025 £220.00; Portadown farmer 408k £885 £217.00; Bessbrook farmer 400k £865 £216.00; Richhill farmer 494k £1055 £214.00; Crossmaglen farmer 464k £985 £212.00; Portadown farmer 474k £1005 £212.00; Bessbrook farmer 484k £1025 £212.00; Richhill farmer 466k £985 £211.00;

WEANLINGS

The 160 weanlings sold in an exceptionally strong trade with a very large attendance of buyers at the ringside. Good quality light male weanlings sold from £240 to £289 per 100 kilos for 296k Lim at £855 for a Portadown farmer followed by £280 per 100 kilos for 250k Char at £1100 from a Poyntzpass producer.  Top price £980 for a 348k Char £282 for a Richhill farmer.  Stronger male weanlings sold to £232 for 406k £940 for a Tandragee producer.  Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £220 to £298 per 100 kilos for a 294k Lim at £875 for a Keady farmer followed by £287 per 100 kilos for 242k Lim at £695 from a Dromore producer.  Top price heifer £930 for 360k Char £256 from a Richhill farmer.

Strong male weanlings

Tandragee farmer 406k £940 £232.00; Tandragee farmer 430k £970 £226.00; Tandragee farmer 434k £950 £219.00; Tandragee farmer 424k £880 £208.00; Hillsborough farmer 436k £900 £206.00; Hillsborough farmer 412k £850 £206.00; Bessbrook farmer 416k £810 £195.00;

Light male weanlings

Portadown farmer 296k £855 £289.00; Poyntzpass farmer 250k £700 £280.00; Richhill farmer 348k £980 £282.00; Dungannon farmer 306k £840 £275.00; Poyntzpass farmer 324k £845 £261.00; Dungannon farmer 336k £860 £256.00; Dromore farmer 238k £660 £277.00; Portadown farmer 272k £740 £272.00; Dungannon farmer 290k £760 £262.00;

Heifer weanlings

Keady farmer 294k £875 £298.00; Dromore farmer 242k £695 £287.00; Portadown farmer 262k £715 £273.00; Portadown farmer 258k £695 £269.00; Dromore farmer 272k £730 £268.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 264k £700 £265.00; Dungannon farmer 266k £670 £252.00; Richhill farmer 364k £930 £256.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 346k £870 £251.00; Keady farmer 286k £720 £252.00;

In calf sucklers sold to £1600, £1170 and outfits £1400 each.

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