Markethill
  • Date: 08/02/2020
  • Type: Cattle, Weanling

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

08/02/2020 - Markethill Cattle Mart Report

MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK CATTLE SALE REPORT 8TH FEBRUARY 2020

Cattle prices remained very firm at Markethill on Saturday 8th February with heavy cattle in particularly strong demand.

HEIFERS

The 260 heifers maintained a very strong demand with good quality heavy heifers selling from £195 to £219 per 100 kilos for 642k Sim at £1405 from a Belleeks farmer.  Top price heifer was £1465 for 680k Lim £213 for a Poyntzpass farmer.  Several heavy heifers sold from £1250 to £1400.  Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £200 to £228 per 100 kilos for 490k Char at £1125 from a Newtownhamilton farmer followed by £224 per 100 kilos for 450k Lim at £1015 from a Dungannon producer.  Second quality heifers sold steadily from £170 to £185 per 100 kilos.

Heavy heifers

Dromore farmer 524k £1155 £220.00; Culyhanna farmer 642k £1405 £219.00; Cullyhanna farmer 624k £1335 £214.00; Poyntzpass farmer 688k £1465 £213.00; Rathfriland farmer 610k £1295 £212.00; Rathfriland farmer 596k £1265 £212.00; Cullyhanna farmer 608k £1275 £210.00; Markethill farmer 528k £1105 £209.00; Cullyhanna farmer 620k £1295 £209.00;

Middleweight heifers

Newtownhamilton farmer 494k £1125 £228.00; Dungannon farmer 454k £1015 £224.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 428k £955 £223.00; Enniskillen farmer 458k £1015 £222.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 492k £1085 £221.00; Armagh farmer 470k £1025 £218.00; Dromore farmer 448k £975 £218.00; Dromore farmer 470k £1005 £214.00; Keady farmer 480k £1025 £214.00;

BULLOCKS

Heavy bullocks sold in an exceptionally strong trade to £1565 for 780k (199) followed by £1555 for 804k (193).  Several more sold from £1345 to £1455 each.  Top rate £203 for 574k at £1165.  Main demand from £190 to £200 per 100 kilos.  Good quality middleweight bullocks from £200 to £224 for 400k at £895.  Friesian bullocks sold in the best trade in several months from £140 to 3183 for 404k at £740.

Forward bullocks

Bessbrook farmer 574k £1165 £230.00; Armagh farmer 550k £1105 £201.00; Belleek farmer 590k £1185 £201.00; Loughbrickland farmer 726k £1455 £200.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 592k £1185 £200.00; Keady farmer 538k £1075 £200.00; Loughbrickland farmer 788k £1565 £199.00; Downpatrick farmer 546k £1075 £197.00; Armagh farmer 608k £1195 £197.00;

Middleweight bullocks

Cullyhanna farmer 400k £895 £224.00; Whitecross farmer 396k £865 £218.00; Warrenpoint farmer 492k £1055 £214.00; Whitecross farmer 466k £995 £214.00; Cullyhanna farmer 486k £1015 £209.00; Keady farmer 498k £1035 £208.00; Keady farmer 480k £985 £205.00;

Friesian bullocks

Armagh farmer 404k £740 £183.00; Armagh farmer 410k £750 £183.00; Armagh farmer 438k £750 £171.00; Armagh farmer 468k £760 £162.00; Ballynahinch farmer 422k £675 £160.00; Aghalee farmer 420k £670 £160.00; Ballynahinch farmer 424k £670 £158.00;

WEANLINGS

The 160 weanlings again sold in a flying trade.  Highlight of the sale was a pen of top quality heifer weanlings from an Augher farmer which sold to £294 for 354k at £1040 and up to 31080 for 370k (292).  Main demand for good quality heifers from £240 to £276 per 100 kilos.  Light males sold from £240 to £294 for 272k at £800.  Top price £980 for 386k (254).

Stronger male weanlings

Forkhill farmer 404k £930 £230.00; Dungannon farmer 426k £920 £216.00; Dungannon farmer 464k £1000 £216.00; Forkhill farmer 418k £885 £212.00; Forkhill farmer 432k £910 £211.00; Forkhill farmer 470k 990k £211.00; Forkhill farmer 414k £870 £210.00;

Light male weanlings

Cullyhanna farmer 272k £800 £294.00; Gilford farmr 292k £780 £267.00; Keady farmer 326k £870 £267.00; Forkhill farmer 270k £715 £265.00; Forkhill farmer 292k £760 £260.00; Cullyhanna farmer 308k £795 £258.00; Newry farmer 306k £780 £255.00; Forkhill farmer 296k £760 £257.00;

Heifer weanlings

Augher farmer 354k £1040 £294.00; Augher farmer 370k £1080 £292.00; Augher farmer 364k £1040 £286.00; Keady farmer 250k £690 £276.00; Newry farmer 242k £655 £271.00; Newry farmer 274k £740 £270.00; Belleek farmer 242k £645 £267.00; Newry farmer 276k £735 £266.00;

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