Markethill Mart: Top price of £1,340 for 640kg Charolais

Cattle trade continued to be very firm at Markethill on Saturday 25th November with a very pleasing entry in each ring.

Monday, 27th November 2017, 2:31 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 10:55 pm

Over 250 store and beef cattle continued to sell in an improving trade, particularly to good quality lots.

HEIFERS

Good quality heavy heifers sold steadily from £195 to £220 per 100kg with a top of £232 per 100kg for 512kg at £1,190 for Tassagh farmer, followed by £222 per 100kg for a 580kg Hereford heifer at £1,300.

Top price of £1,340 for 640kg Charolais for Loughgall farmer.

Good quality mid-weight heifers sold from £200 to £226 per 100kg for 490kg at £1,125 from a Tullyvallan farmer.

Second quality heifers sold steadily from £175 to £190 per 100kg.

Forward heifers

Tassagh farmer 512k, £1,190, £232; Tullyvallan farmer 586k, £1,300, £222; Loughgall farmer 558k, £1,235, £221; 562k, £1,235, £220; Tullyvallan farmer 560k, £1,210, £216; 586k, £1,250, £213; Loughgall farmer 588k, £1,240, £211; Tullyvallan farmer 524k, £1,100, £210; Loughgall farmer 642k, £1,340, £209; 624k, £1,300, £208; Armagh farmer 514k, £1,065, £207.

Middleweight heifers

Tullyvallan farmer 498k, £1,125, £226; Derrynoose farmer 408k, £875, £214; Keady farmer 392k, £840, £214; Armagh farmer 422k, £870, £206; Keady farmer 492k, £1,000, £203; Portadown farmer 460k, £930, £202; Banbridge farmer 400k, £805, £201

BULLOCKS

An increased entry of bullocks sold readily with heavy bullocks to a top of £1,480 for 670kg Charolais at £221 per 100kg for a Tandragee farmer.

Main demand from £195 to £211 per 100kg.

Mid weights from £195 to £211 per 100kg for 450kg at £960 for Hillsborough producer.

Good quality Friesians sold steadily from £140 to £162 per 100kg for 530kg at £870 for a Middletown farmer.

Heavy bullocks

Tandragee farmer 670k, £1,480, £221; Madden farmer 596k, £1,260, £211; Richhill farmer 572k, £1,205, £211; Loughbrickland farmer 548k, £1,145, £209; Tandragee farmer 684k, £1,420, £208; Hillsborough farmer 554k, £1,140, £206; Gilford farmer 628k, £1,290, £205; Newtownhamilton farmer 522k £1,065, £204; Richhill farmer 650k, £1,320, £203.

Middleweight bullocks

Hillsborough farmer 454k, £960, £211; Keady farmer 470k, £980, £209; 484k, £1,000, £206; Hillsborough farmer 486k, £995, £204; Warrenpoint farmer 430k, £875, £203; Tandragee 480k, £970, £202; 482k, £970, £201; Derrynoose farmer 480k, £965, £201.

Friesian bullocks

Madden farmer 536k, £870, £162; Magherafelt farmer 578k, £840, £145; Tassagh farmer 520k, £750, £144; 584k, £840, £144; 612k, £880, £144; Portadown farmer 512k, £735, £144; Magherafelt farmer 570k, £810, £142; Tassagh farmer 528k, £750, £142.

WEANLINGS

Over 160 weanlings returned a very firm trade for quality stock.

Top quality males sold from £220 to £283 per 100kg for 302kg at £855 for Poyntzpass farmer, followed by £281 for 270kg at £770 from a Keady producer.

Good quality heifers sold from £200 to £257 for 298kg Belgian Blue at £765 for Newry producer.

Heifer weanlings

Newry farmer 298k, £765, £257; Moy farmer 336k, £765, £228; Crossmaglen farmer 260k, £590, £227; Moy farmer 300k, £670, £223; Crossmaglen 322k, £705, £219; Markethill farmer 314k, £660, £210; 340k, £710, £209; Beragh farmer 302k, £630, £209.

Male weanlings

Poyntzpass farmer 302k, £855, £283; Armagh farmer 274k, £770, £281; 248k, £680, £274; 212k, £560, £264; Newry farmer 372k, £905, £243; Lurgan farmer 350k, £835, £239; Newry farmer 346k, £820, £237; Lurgan farmer 356k, £840, £236.

SUCKLERS

Cows and calves were in very good demand selling to a top of £1,700 for Simmental cow and bull calf.

Others £1,560, £1,510 and £1,400.

Simmental £1,700; Limousin £1,560; Blonde D’Aquitaine £1,510; Simmental £1,400.