Markethill
  • Date: 10/10/2020
  • Type: Cattle, Weanling

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

10/10/2020 - Markethill Cattle Mart Report

MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK CATTLE SALE REPORT 10 TH OCTOBER 2020
An entry of 1050 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 10 th October was the largest entry of cattle on offer
at the Mart since opening 7 years ago. The total throughput for the current week was 2000 cattle.
HEIFERS
370 heifers sold in a steady trade for all types. Good quality beef heifers sold to a top of £233 per
100 kilos for 630k at £1475 from a Katesbridge farmer followed by £225 per 100 kilos for 620k at
£1395 from a Newtownhamilton producer. All good quality beef heifers from £200 to £223 per 100
kilos. Top price beef heifer £1485 for 680k £223 from a Dromara farmer. Forward feeding heifers
sold from £200 to £229 per 100 kilos for 600k at £1385 from a Newtownhamilton farmer. The same
owner received £223 per 100 kilos for 598k at £1335. Good quality middleweight heifers sold from
£200 to £228 per 100 kilos for 428k at £975 from a Tassagh farmer followed by £227 per 100 kilos
for 480k Lim at £1085 from a Poyntzpass producer.
Beef heifers
Katesbridge farmer 632k £1475 £233.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 620k £1395 £225.00; Dromara
farmer 666k £1485 £223.00; Katesbridge farmer 668k £1485 £222.00; Newtownhamilton farmer
662k £1465 £221.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 674k £1485 £220.00;
Forward heifers
Newtownhamilton farmer 606k £1385 £229.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 598k £1335 £223.00;
Dungannon farmer 536k £1195 £223.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 614k £1365 £222.00; Dromara
farmer 616k £1365 £222.00; Banbridge farmer 590k £1305 £221.00; Banbridge farmer 562k £1235
£219.00;
Middleweight heifers
Tassagh farmer 428k £975 £228.00; Poyntzpass farmer 482k £1095 £227.00; Keady farmer 406k
£915 £225.00; Domara farmer 422k £945 £224.00; Dungannon farmer 420k £935 £223.00;
Poyntzpass farmer 496k £1095 £221.00; Jerrettspass farmer 476k £1045 £220.00; Dungannon
farmer 488k £1065 £218.00;
BULLOCKS
375 bullocks maintained a very strong trade with beef bullocks selling to a top of £1795 for 776k Lim
£231 from an Annaghmore farmer followed by £1755 for 790k Char £222 from an Annaghmore
farmer. All good quality beef bullocks sold from £210 to £232 per 100 kilos for 730k at £1695. Good
quality forward feeding bullocks sold from £200 to £234 for 570k Lim £1335 for a Newtownhamilton
farmer followed by £228 for 620k Lim at £1415 for a Banbridge farmer. Middleweight bullocks sold
to £242 per 100 kilos for 412k Sim at £995 from a Benburb farmer followed by £236 per 100 kilos for
414k at £975 from a Portadown farmer. A Castlewellan producer received £233 per 100 kilos for
440k at £1025. All good quality middleweights from £200 to £230 per 100 kilos. Good quality
Friesian bullocks sold from £150 to £175 per 100 kilos for 656k at £1145 from a Glenanne producer.
Top price Friesian £1165 for 720k at £161 from a Newtownhamilton farmer. Several heavy Friesian
bullocks sold from £1000 to £1155 each.
Beef bullocks
Annaghmore farmer 730k £1695 £232.00; Annaghmore farmer 776k £1795 £231.00; Annaghmore
farmer 706k £1595 £226.00; Annaghmore farmer 716k £1595 £223.00; Annaghmore farmer 792k

£1755 £222.00; Armagh farmer 774k £1715 £222.00; Jonesborough farmer 654k £1445 £221.00;
Jonesborough farmer 708k £1545 £218.00;
Forward bullocks
Newtownhamilton farmer 570k £1335 £234.00; Banbridge farmer 620k £1415 £228.00;
Newtownhamilton farmer 624k £1415 £227.00; Belleek farmer 576k £1295 £225.00; Tandragee
farmer 598k £1335 £223.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 634k £1415 £223.00; Newtownhamilton
farmer 626k £1385 £221.00; Loughgall farmer 590k £1295 £219.00;
Middleweight bullocks
Armagh farmer 412k £995 £242.00; Portadown farmer 414k £975 £236.00; Castlewellan farmer 440k
£1025 £233.00; Portadown farmer 396k £925 £234.00; Whitecross farmer 438k £1015 £232.00;
Loughgall farmer 448k £1035 £231.00; Armagh farmer 462k £1065 £231.00; Dromore farmer 454k
£1045 £230.00;
Friesian bullocks
Glenanne farmer 656k £1145 £175.00; Markethill farmer 658k £1125 £171.00; Markethill farmer
640k £1075 £168.00; Glenanne farmer 686k £1145 £167.00; Glenanne farmer 700k £1155 £165.00;
Newtownhamilton farmer 722k £1165 £161.00; Glenanne farmer 606k £975 £161.00;
WEANLINGS
230 weanlings returned a very sound trade. Good quality lightweight males from £240 to £296 per
100 kilos for 230k Char at £680 for a Crumlin farmer. The same owner received £291 per 100 kilos
for 244k Char at £710. Stronger male weanlings sold to £239 per 100 kilos for 406k at £970 for a
Cullyhanna farmer followed by £232 for 410k Char at £950 from a Tassagh farmer. Good quality
heifer weanlings sold to £277 per 100 kilos for 240k Lim at £670 from a Waringstown farmer
followed by £276 per 100 kilos for 268k Lim at £740 from a Markethill farmer. Top price heifer £970
for 400k £240 for an Armagh farmer.
Strong male weanlings
Cullyhanna farmer 406k £970 £239.00; Tassagh farmer 410k £950 £232.00; Cullyhanna farmer 428k
£980 £229.00; Cullyhanna farmer 426k £975 £229.00; Portadown farmer 424k £970 £229.00; Richhill
farmer 410k £900 £220.00; Cullyhanna farmer 452k £990 £219.00;
Light male weanlings
Crumlin farmer 230k £680 £296.00; Crumlin farmer 244k £710 £291.00; Cullyhanna farmer 248k
£700 £282.00; Waringstown farmer 256k £720 £281.00; Tassagh farmer 312k £860 £276.00; Tassagh
farmer 306k £830 £271.00; Waringstown farmer 348k £910 £262.00; Tassagh farmer 326k £850
£261.00;
Heifer weanlings
Waringstown farmer 242k £670 £277.00; Markethill faremr 268k £740 £276.00; Armagh farmer 404k
£970 £240.00; Cullyhanna farmer 316k £780 £247.00; Collone farmer 306k £740 £242.00;
Cullyhanna farmer 306k £730 £239.00; Cullyhanna farmer 316k £750 £237.00;

A very large entry of cow and calves sold to a top of £1800 for Lim heifer plus heifer calf at foot.
Others sold at £1600, £15800 and £1560. An entry of in calf Sim cows sold to a top of £1620, £1520,
£1500 several more from £1000 to £1460 each.

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