MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 605 suckled calves at Markethill on Thursday 15th October sold in a very good trade from start to finish.

The quality of calves on offer was exceptionally high. The champions calf in the show and sale of Charolais calves was a steer presented by J Watson Portadown and weighed 422 kilos and sold at £1100. The reserve champion, a heifer from J. Rice Armagh weighed 312 kilos and sold at £910.

Light male calves sold to 314p per kilo for a 220 kilos Charolais at £690. All top quality lots sold from £260 to £311 per 100 kilos. Stronger male calves sold from £250 to £273 per 100 kilos for a 308 kilo Charolais.

Light heifers calves sold to £346 per 100 kilos for a 254 kilo Charolais at £880. All top quality lots sold from £260 to £330 per 100 kilos. Stronger heifers sold to £970 for a 378 kilo Lim (257) and up to £292 per 100 kilos at £910. All top quality lots sold from £230 to £291 per 100 kilos.

LIGHT HEIFER CALVES

Collone farmer : 254k £800 £346.00: Newtownhamilton farmer : 200k £660 £300.00 : Newtownhamilton farmer : 180k £570 £317.00 : Newtownhamilton farmer : 234k £735 £314.00 : Armagh farmer : 296k £900 £304.00 : Armagh farmer : 260k £760 £292.00 : Newtownhamilton farmer : 292k £840 £288.00 : Richhill farmer : 256k £730 £285.00.

STRONG HEIFER CALVES

Richhill farmer : 312k £910 £292 : Newtownhamilton farmer : 326k £950 £291.41 : Richhill farmer : 328k £910 £277.44 : Richhill farmer : 342k £935 £273.39 : Newtownhamilton farmer : 378k £970 £256.61.

LIGHT MALE CALVES

Armagh farmer : 220k £690 £314 : Collone farmer : 254k £790 £311.00 : Armagh farmer : 184k £570 £310.00 : Armagh farmer : 274k £825 £301.00 : Newtownhamilton farmer : 254k £755 £297.20 Middletown farmer : 174k £510 £293.10 : Armagh farmer: 268k £775 £289.10 : Collone farmer : 286k £820 £287.

STRONG MALE CALVES

Newtownhamilton farmer : 308k £840 £273.00 : Richhill farmer : 362k £980 £271.00 : Richhill farmer : 328k £880 £268.00 : Cullyhanna farmer : 304k £810 £266.00 : Richhill farmer : 302k £800 £265.00.

Cullyhanna farmer : 304k £805 265.oo : Collone farmer : 308k £815 £265.00 : Collone farmer : 328k £865 £264.00 : Newtownhamilton farmer : 304k £800 £263.