Markethill
  • Date: 25/07/2020
  • Type: Cattle, Weanling

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

25/07/2020 - Markethill Cattle Mart Report

MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK CATTLE SALE REPORT 25 TH JULY 2020
A very large entry of 750 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 25 th July sold in one of the strongest trades
yet seen at the mart.
BULLOCKS
280 bullocks included several pens of top quality beef bullocks which sold to a top of £1785 for 800k
AA £223 from a Collone producer followed by £225 per 100 kilos for 682k Char at £1355 from a
Loughgall farmer. All good quality beef bullocks sold from £200 to £220 per 100 kilos. Good quality
forward feeding bullocks sold steadily from £210 to £236 for 664k blonde at £1565 from a Loughgall
farmer. The same owner received £235 per 100 kilos for 618k at £1455. Good quality middleweight
steers sold steadily from £210 to £253 for 436k blondes at £1105 from a Richhill farmer. The same
owner received £252 per 100 kilos for 434k blonde at £1095. Good quality Friesian bullocks sold
from £150 to £167 per 100 kilos for 508k at £850 from a Scarva farmer. Top price £1105 for 684k
£162 from a Tandragee producer.
Beef bullocks
Loughgall farmer 682k £1535 £225.00; Collone farmer 800k £1785 £223.00; Newtownhamilton
farmer 670k £1465 £219.00; Poyntzpass farmer 672k £1455 £217.00; Banbridge farmer 686k £1485
£216.00; Banbridge farmer 756k £1635 £216.00; Armagh farmer 740k £1555 £210.00;
Forward bullocks
Loughgall farmer 664k £1565 £236.00; Loughgall farmer 618k £1455 £235.00; Loughgall farmer 690k
£1585 £230.00; Poyntzpass farmer 610k £1395 £229.00; Poyntzpass farmer 612k £1395 £228.00;
Dromara farmer 612k £1385 £226.00; Kilkeel farmer 604k £1365 £226.00;
Middleweight bullocks
Loughgall farmer 436k £1105 £253.00; Loughgall farmer 434k £1095 £252.00; Loughgall farmer 402k
£995 £248.00; Armagh farmer 404k £975 £241.00; Armagh farmer 444k £1065 £240.00; Loughgall
farmer 420k £1005 £239.00; Loughgall farmer 446k £1055 £237.00; Armagh farmer 408k £965
£237.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 482k £1135 £236.00;
Friesian bullocks
Scarva farmer 508k £850 £167.00; Banbridge farmer 648k £1055 £163.00; Tandragee farmer 684k
£1105 £162.00; Dromore farmer 586k £945 £161.00; Scarva farmer 520k £825 £159.00; Tandragee
farmer 556k £865 £156.00; Tandragee farmer 550k £855 £155.00;
HEIFERS
200 heifers sold in an exceptionally strong trade with beef heifers to £236 for 650k Lim at £1535
from a Crossmaglen producer followed by £227 per 100 kilos for 610k Lim at £1385 from a
Dungannon producer. Top price beef heifer was £1595 for 720k Lim £220 from a Crossmaglen
producer. Several heifer heifers sold from £1400 to £1550 each. Top quality middleweight heifers
sold in the best trade for some time from £210 to £259 per 100 kilos for a 446k blonde at £1155
from a Loughgall farmer followed by £233 per 100 kilos for 452k blonde at £1055 from a Rathfriland
farmer.
Beef heifers

Crossmaglen farmer 650k £1535 £236.00; Dungannon farmer 610k £1385 £227.00; Crossmaglen
farmer 688k £1555 £226.00; Dungannon farmer 628k £1395 £222.00; Crossmaglen farmer 726k
£1595 £220.00; Dromara farmer 668k £1465 £219.00; Loughgall farmer 622k £1355 £218.00;
Forward heifers
Loughgall farmer 530k £1275 £241.00; Loughgall farmer 592k £1395 £236.00; Armagh farmer 534k
£1245 £233.00; Collone farmer 604k £1395 £231.00; Loughgall farmer 526k £1205 £229.00;
Loughgall farmer 530k £1185 £224.00; Rathfriland farmer 512k £1135 £222.00; Dungannon farmer
564k £1245 £221.00;
Middleweight heifers
Loughgall farmer 446k £1155 £259.00; Rathfriland farmer 452k £1055 £233.00; Keady farmer 426k
£985 £231.00; Armagh farmer 496k £1135 £229.00; Rathfriland farmer 436k £995 £228.00; Belleeks
farmer 406k £915 £225.00; Rathfriland farmer 460k £1035 £225.00; Rathfriland farmer 454k £995
£219.00;
WEANLINGS
250 weanlings sold in probably the best trade this year. Good quality light male weanlings sold
steadily from £230 to £329 per 100 kilos for 234k Lim at £770 from a Belleek farmer. The same
owner received £294 per 100 kilos for 286k Lim at £840. Stronger male weanlings sold to £251 per
100 kilos for 416k at £1045 from a Newry producer. Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £230 to
£286 for 276k Lim at £790 from an Ardglass farmer followed by £283 for 300k at £850 from a
Markethill producer. Stronger heifers sold to £280 per 100 kilos for 346k Lim at £970 for an Ardglass
producer.
Strong male weanlings
Belleek farmer 416k £1045 £251.00; Coagh farmer 418k £975 £233.00; Banbridge farmer 404k £940
£233.00; Keady farmer 410k £900 £220.00; Tynan farmer 412k £870 £211.00;
Light male weanlings
Belleek farmer 234k £770 £329.00; Belleek farmer 286k £840 £294.00; Markethill farmer 292k £820
£281.00; Markethill farmer 288k £790 £274.00; Markethill farmer 336k £960 £286.00;
Newtownhamilton farmer 324k £925 £285.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 344k £915 £266.00;
Armagh farmer 398k £1030 £259.00;
Heifer weanlings
Ardglass farmer 276k £790 £286.00; Markethill farmer 300k £850 £283.00; Ardglass farmer 346k
£970 £280.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 334k £915 £274.00; Markethill farmer 250k £660 £264.00;
Newtownhamilton farmr 282k £735 £261.00; Markethill farmer 310k £800 £258.00; Markethill
farmer 298k £770 £258.00;

Another large entry of suckler cows sold in a very strong demand to a top of £2080 for a Lim cow
and heifer calf followed by £1820 for a Lim cow and bull calf. Several more outfits sold from £1300
to £1770 each.

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