Markethill
  • Date: 20/06/2020
  • Type: Cattle, Weanling

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

20/06/2020 - Markethill Cattle MArt Report

MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK CATTLE SALE REPORT 20 TH JUNE 2020
An increased entry of 650 cattle a Markethill on Saturday 20 th June sold in an extremely strong
demand for all classes of stock. Highlight of the sale was the prices for beef cattle and for suckler
outfits.
SUCKLERS
In the suckler ring over 60 lots of cows and calves sold in an exceptionally good trade with a special
entry from a Cullyhanna farmer selling to a top of £2850 for a Lim heifer plus heifer calf at foot. The
same owner sold other outfits at £2550, £2500 twice and £2400 with his entire entry of outfits
averaging £2370 each. A Keady producer sold BB cow with bull calf at £2500. The same owner
received £2150, £2000 and £1780 for other turnouts. An Armagh producer received £2000 for a Lim
cow and bull calf.
HEIFERS
170 heifers returned an excellent demand. Beef heifers selling to £228 per 100 kilos 600k at £1365
from an Armagh farmer followed by £226 per 100 kilos for 630k at £1425 from a Newtownhamilton
producer. Main demand for good quality beef heifers from £200 to £225 per 100 kilos. Forward
store heifers sold from £200 to £225 per 100 kilos for 580k BB at £1305 for a Portadown farmer
followed by £221 per 100 kilos for 570k Char £1275 for an Armagh farmer. Good quality
middleweights sold from £200 to £230 per 100 kilos for 472k Char at £1085 for a Poyntzpass
producer.
Beef heifers
Collone farmer 600k £1365 £228.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 630k £1425 £226.00;
Newtownhamilton farmer 602k £1355 £225.00; Markethill farmer 636k £1405 £221.00; Tandragee
farmer 650k £1425 £219.00; Dromore farmer 614k £1345 £219.00; Collone farmer 614k £1335
£217.00;
Forward heifers
Portadown farmer 580k £1305 £225.00; Collone farmer 578k £1275 £221.00; Castlewellan farmer
534k £1175 £220.00; Poyntzpass farmer 520k £1135 £218.00; Poyntzpass farmer 548k £1195
£218.00; Dromore farmer 592k £1285 £217.00; Castlewellan farmer 510k £1105 £217.00;
Portadown farmer 558k £1195 £214.00;
Middleweight heifers
Poyntzpass farmer 472k £1085 £230.00; Newry farmer 460k £1045 £227.00; Jerrettspass farmer
454k £1015 £224.00; Armagh farmer 500k £1095 £219.00; Castlewellan farmer 492k £1075 £219.00;
Keady farmer 498k £1075 £216.00; Castlewellan farmer 498k £1065 £214.00; Armagh farmer 492k
£1045 £212.00;
BULLOCKS
220 bullocks sold in a very firm demand especially for beef bullocks which sold to a top of £1705 for
a 770k Lim £220 from a Cullyhanna farmer. The same owner sold several more bullocks from £1550
to £1685 for a 724k Lim at £233. Top price for forward store bullocks £241 per 100 kilos for 608k AA
at £1465 from a Cullyhanna farmer followed by £233 per 100 kilos for 520k Char at £1215 from an
Ardglass farmer. Middleweight bullocks sold from £200 to £236 for 396k Char at £935 from an

Armagh producer followed by £234 per 100 kilos for 486k Lim at £1135 from an Armagh producer.
Good quality Friesian bullocks sold from £150 to £183 for 556k at £1015 for a Moy farmer.
Beef bullocks
Cullyhanna farmer 724k £1685 £233.00; Dromore farmer 690k £1575 £228.00; Cullyhanna farmer
740k £1635 £221.00; Cullyhanna farmer 774k £1705 £220.00; Dromore farmer 678k £1465 £216.00;
Dromore farmer 672k £1445 £215.00;
Forward bullocks
Cullyhanna farmer 608k £1465 £241.00; Ardglass farmer 522k £1215 £233.00; Richhill farmer 634k
£1415 £223.00; Annaghmore farmer 568k £1225 £216.00; Bessbrook farmer 504k £1085 £215.00;
Annaghmore farmer 624k £1335 £213.00; Ardglass farmer 582k £1245 £214.00; Lurgan farmer 522k
£1115 £214.00;
Middleweight bullocks
Armagh farmer 396k £935 £236.00; Armagh farmer 486k £1135 £234.00; Armagh farmer 424k £975
£230.00; Ballynahinch farmer 454k £985 £217.00; Bessbrook farmer 414k £895 £216.00; Ardglass
farmer 498k £1075 £216.00; Bessbrook farmer 454k £975 £215.00; Ballynahinch farmer 408k £875
£214.00;
Friesian bullocks
Moy farmer 556k £1015 £183.00; Moy farmer 618k £1015 £164.00; Keady farmer 518k £825
£159.00; Banbridge farmer 622k £985 £158.00; Armagh farmer 510k £775 £142.00;
WEANLINGS
200 weanlings continued to sell at very firm trade. Good quality light males sold from £220 to £285
for 270k Char at £770 for a Dungannon farmer followed by £270 per 100 kilos for 300k Lim at £810
for a Dungannon farmer. Stronger male weanlings sold from £210 per £250 for 406k Char at £1015
from a Keady farmer. The same owner received £242 per 100 kilos for 424k Char at £1025. Heifer
weanlings sold to a top of £1330 for 470k blonde £283 from a Castlewellan farmer. Main demand
for good quality heifers from £220 to £284 per 100 kilos for 334k at £950 from a Hilltown producer
followed by £263 per 100 kilos for 320k Lim at £840 from a Newtownhamilton farmer.
Strong male weanlings
Armagh farmer 406k £1015 £250.00; Armagh farmer 424k £1025 £242.00; Ardglass farmer 404k
£975 £241.00; Camlough farmer 408k £930 £228.00; Ardglass farmer 444k £1000 £225.00; Armagh
farmer 466k £1035 £222.00; Ardglass farmer 444k £985 £222.00; Ardglass farmer 414k £915
£221.00; Lurgan farmer 480k £1050 £219.00;
Light male weanlings
Dungannon farmer 270k £770 £285.00; Dungannon farmer 300k £810 £270.00; Newry farmer 328k
£870 £265.00; Dungannon farmer 306k £805 £263.00; Belleek farmer 358k £900 £251.00; Lurgan
farmer 358k £890 £249.00; Belleek farmer 356k £885 £249.00;
Heifer weanlings

Castlewellan farmer 470k £1330 £283.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 320k £840 £263.00; Armagh
farmer 232k £660 £284.00; Beragh farmer 236k £670 £284.00; Hilltown farmer 334k £950 £284.00;
Dungannon farmer 300k £835 £278.00; Kilkeel farmer 254k £690 £272.00;

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