Markethill
  • Date: 10/04/2021
  • Type: Cattle, Weanling

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

10/04/2021 - Markethill Cattle Mart Report

MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK CATTLE SALE REPORT 10 TH APRIL 2021
An entry of 620 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 10 th April maintained an exceptionally strong
demand in all rings.
HEIFERS
200 heifers included several pens of beef heifers which sold to a top of £238 per 100 kilos for 640k at
£1525 for a Camlough farmer followed by 638k at £1495 £234 from a Newtownhamiton farmer. All
good quality finished heifers sold readily from £220 to £234 per 100 kilos. Forward feeding heifers
sold to £240 per 100 kilos for 578k at £1385 from a Loughgall farmer. The same owner received
£237 per 100 kilos for 584k at £1385. Good quality middleweight heifers sold steadily from £220 to
£269 per 100 kilos for 370k at £1000 from a Keady farmer. The same owner received £251 per 100
kilos for 372k at £935. Top price middleweight heifer £1175 for 498k Lim £236 from a
Newtownhamilton producer.
Beef heifers
Camlough farmer 640k £1525 £238.00; Newtownhamiton farmer 638k £1495 £234.00; Cullyhanna
farmer 622k £1455 £234.00; Katesbridge farmer 648k £1515 £234.00; Banbridge farmer 672k £1555
£232.00;
Forward heifers
Loughgall farmer 578k £1385 £240.00; Loughgall farmer 584k £1385 £237.00; Tassagh farmer 590k
£1395 £236.00; Dromore farmer 564k £1325 £235.00; Keady farmer 590k £1375 £233.00; Camlough
farmer 550k £1275 £232.00; Dromore farmer 564k £1305 £231.00;
Middleweight heifers
Keady farmer 372k £1000 £269.00; Newry farmer 372k £935 £251.00; Keady farmer 372k £935
£251.00; Newry farmer 374k £925 £247.00; Rathfriland farmer 390k £960 £246.00; Derrynoose
farmer 418k £1025 £245.00; Rathfriland farmer 428k £1045 £244.00; Newtownhamilton farmer
490k £1185 £242.00; Keady farmer 432k £1025 £237.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 498k £1175
£236.00;
BULLOCKS
180 bullocks sold in another very strong demand with beef bullocks selling to £228 per 100 kilos for
708k at £1615 from a Katesbridge farmer followed by £227 per 100 kilos for 660k at £1495 for a
Newtownhamilton farmer. Main demand for good quality beef bullocks from £210 to £223 per 100
kilos. Forward feeding bullocks sold to £243 for 590k at £1435 from an Armagh farmer followed by
£242 per 100 kilos for 510k at £1235 from a Derrynoose farmer. A Katesbridge producer received
£239 per 100 kilos for 600k at £1435. Main demand for good quality forward bullocks from £215 to
£233 per 100 kilos. Middleweight bullocks sold to a top of £261 per 100 kilos for 470k at £1225 from
a Newtownhamilton farmer. The same owner received £253 per 100 kilos for 460k at £1165. All
good quality middleweights sold steadily from £220 to £250 per 100 kilos. Friesian bullocks sold in
the best trade this spring to a top of £210 per 100 kilos for 590k at £1245 from a Newtownhamilton
farmer followed by £196 per 100 kilos for 590k at £1155. Several heavy Friesian bullocks sold from
£1100 to £1170 each.
Beef bullocks

Katesbridge farmer 708k £1615 £228.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 660k £1495 £227.00; Ballyward
farmer 658k £1465 £223.00; Armagh farmer 672k £1495 £223.00; Portadown farmer 678k £1495
£221.00; Portadown farmer 728k £1605 £221.00; Armagh farmer 674k £1475 £219.00;
Forward bullocks
Armagh farmer 590k £1435 £243.00; Derrynoose farmer 510k £1235 £242.00; Katesbridge farmer
600k £1435 £239.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 512k £1195 £233.00; Katesbridge farmer 642k
£1495 £233.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 548k £1275 £233.00; Derrynoose farmer 534k £1235
£231.00; Armagh farmer 596k £1375 £231.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 524k £1205 £230.00;
Middleweight bullocks
Newtownhamilton farmer 470k £1225 £261.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 460k £1165 £253.00;
Ballynahinch farmer 470k £1175 £250.00; Tynan farmer 418k £1040 £249.00; Newtownhamilton
farmer 476k £1175 £247.00; Tynan farmer 392k £965 £246.00; Derrynoose farmer 482k £1175
£247.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 460k £1115 £242.00; Katesbridge farmer 456k £1105 £242.00;
Friesian bullocks
Newtownhamilton farmer 592k £1245 £210.00; Armagh farmer 590k £1155 £196.00; Hillsborough
farmer 604k £1145 £190.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 596k £1125 £189.00; Armagh farmer 588k
£1095 £186.00; Loughgilly farmer 618k £1145 £185.00; Hillsborough farmer 608k £1115 £183.00;

WEANLINGS
210 weanlings maintained a very strong trade with good quality light heifer weanlings selling steadily
from £250 to £313 per 100 kilos with a top price of £440 per 100 kilos for 332k Lim at £1460 from a
Richhill farmer. The same owner received £313 per 100 kilos for 304k at £950. Top price for light
heifer £1100 for 390k at £222 from a Loughgall producer. Main demand for good quality light
heifers from £240 to £280 per 100 kilos. Stronger heifers sold from £215 to £257 per 100 kilos for
420k at £1080. Light male weanlings sold to £319 per 100 kilos for 254k at £810 for an Armagh
farmer followed by £293 per 100 kilos for 270k at £790 from a Newry producer. Main demand for
good quality light males from £240 to £280 per 100 kilos. Stronger males sold to £282 per 100 kilos
for 418k at £1180 from an Armagh farmer followed by £273 per 100 kilos for 414k at £1130 from a
Keady farmer. All good quality strong males from £215 to £268 per 100 kilos.
Strong male weanlings
Armagh farmer 418k £1180 £282.00; Keady farmer 414k £1130 £273.00; Armagh farmer 422k £1130
£268.00; Keady farmer 464k £1240 £267.00; Keady farmer 450k £1190 £265.00; Portadown farmer
454k £1170 £258.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 418k £1060 £254.00;
Light male weanlings
Armagh farmer 254k £810 £319.00; Newry farmer 270k £790 £293.00; Gilford farmer 286k £800
£280.00; Whitecross farmer 294k £820 £279.00; Katesbridge farmer 298k £820 £275.00; Moybridge
farmer 310k £850 £274.00; Cullyhanna farmer 314k £860 £274.00; Cullyhanna farmer 326k £880
£270.00;
Light heifer weanlings

Richhill farmer 332k £1460 £220.00; Keady farmer 260k £840 £323.00; Richhill farmer 304k £950
£313.00; Newry farmer 286k £890 £311.00; Armagh farmer 286k £890 £311.00; Armagh farmer 284k
£860 £303.00; Richhill farmer 390k £1100 £282.00; Richhill farmer 318k £890 £280.00; Richhill
farmer 380k £1060 £279.00;
In the suckler ring cow/calves sold to £1800 for a Lim cow and heifer calf at foot followed by £1650
for a BB cow and Lim heifer calf at foot. A Hereford cow and bull calf sold at £1570. In calf heifers
sold to £1410 with others at £1380 and £1340 each.

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