Markethill Mart: Forward heifers sell to £1,285 for 580k Charolais

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Cattle numbers eased back slightly at Markethill Mart on Saturday 4th November, however cattle trade was firmer for all classes of stock.

HEIFERS

190 store heifers sold in a noticeably firmer demand both for good quality and plainer quality heifers.

Good quality middleweights sold from £200 to £227 for 390k Limousin at £900 from a Cullyhanna farmer followed by £220 per 100 kilos for 364k at £800 from a Keady producer.

Middleweight Aberdeen Angus heifers sold to £204 for 410k at £850.

Forward heifers returned a stronger demand to £221 per 100 kilos for 580k Charolais at £1,285 for a Belleeks farmer followed by £218 for 550k at £1,200 for a Dromore farmer.

All good quailty heavy heifers sold from £195 to £215 per 100 kilos.

Forward Aberdeen Angus heifers sold from £185 to £206 for 530k at £1,095.

Heavy heifers

Belleek farmer 582k, £1,285, £221.00; Dromore farmer 550k, £1,200, £218.00; Aghalee farmer 562k, £1,210, £215.00; Dromore farmer 572k, £1,220, £213.00; Dromore farmer 598k, £1,240, £207.00; Dromore farmer 594k, £1,230, £207.00; Dromore farmer 564k, £1,165, £207.00; Keady farmer 532k, £1,095, £206.00.

Middleweight heifers

Cullyhanna farmer 396k, £900, £227.00; Collone farmer 364k, £800, £220.00; Newry farmer 426k, £935, £219.00; Newry farmer 452k, £990, £219.00; Collone farmer 422k, £920, £218.00; Dungannon farmer 402k, £855, £213.00; Keady farmer 484k, £1,020, £211.00; Armagh farmer 392k, £835, £213.00; Newry farmer 376k, £790, £210.00.

BULLOCKS

140 bullocks also returned a firmer demand.

Good quality forward bullocks sold steadily from £190 to £217 for 548k at £1190 from a Cullyhanna farmer.

Aberdeen Angus bullocks to £202 for 590k at £1,190 from a Middletown farmer.

Good quality middleweight steers from £200 to £226 per 100 kilos for 412k at £930 from a Annaghmore producer.

Good quality Friesian bullocks sold steadily from £140 to £171 for 628k at £1,075 from a Castlewellan farmer.

Heavy bullocks

Cullyhanna farmer 548k, £1,190, £217.00; Cullyhanna farmer 538k, £1,155, £215.00; Armagh farmer 542k, £1,140, £210.00; Cullyhanna farmer 552k, £1,160, £210.00; Tynan farmer 582k, £1,220, £209.00; Tynan farmer 568k, £1,190, £209.00; Tynan farmer 542k, £1,115, £206.00; Mowhan farmer 570k, £1,170, £205.00; Markethill farmer 538k, £1,090, £203.00.

Friesian steers

Downpatrick farmer 628k, £1,075, £171.00; Markethill farmer 638k, £1,050, £165.00; Markethill farmer 600k, £960, £160.00; Downpatrick farmer 608k, £950, £156.00.

Middleweight bullocks

Annaghmore farmer 412k, £930, £226.00; Tandragee farmer 430k, £965, £224.00; Markethill farmer 408k, £915, £224.00; Newry farmer 444k, £970, £218.00; Newry farmer 414k, £900, £217.00; Belleek farmer 474k, £1,025, £216.00; Milford farmer 448k, £955, £213.00; Belleek farmer 486k, £1,030, £212.00; Annaghmore farmer Aberdeen Angus 478k, £1,010, £211.00.

WEANLINGS

150 weanlings. Good quality males sold from £220 to £291 for 290k at £845 followed by £285 per 100 kilos for 288k at £820.

Good quality heifer weanlings from £200 to £255 for 334k at £850 from a Downpatrick farmer.

Male weanlings

Collone farmer 290k, £845, £291.00; Donacloney farmer 288k, £820, £285.00; Poyntzpass farmer 244k, £670, £275.00; Donacloney farmer 286k, £770, £269.00; Armagh farmer 306k, £805, £263.00; Donacloney farmer 320k, £810, £253.00; Newry farmer 312k, £770, £247.00; Armagh farmer 342k, £830, £243.00.

Heifer weanlings

Downpatrick farmer 334k, £850, £255.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 346k, £875, £253.00; Downpatrick farmer 340k, £840, £247.00; Downpatrick farmer 306k, £715, £234.00; Loughgilly farmer 262k, £590, £225.00; Newry farmer 270k, £580, £215.00; Downpatrick farmer 332k, £740, £223.00; Poyntzpass farmer 310k, £680, £219.00.

Suckler outfits sold at £1,360 and £1,280 each.