Charolais bullock sells for £1995 at Markethill Mart

Another good entry of 650 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 13th March continued to sell in a very strong trade for all classes of stock.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 5:07 pm

The highlight of the sale was top price of £1995 paid for a 1010k Charolais bullock £197 from a Castlewellan producer.

Heifers

180 heifers sold in a very firm trade with good quality beef heifers selling from £205 to £221 per 100 kilos for 714k at £1575 from a Keady producer followed by £219 per 100 kilos for 650k at £1425 from a Keady producer.

Good quality forward feeding heifers sold from £210 to £237 per 100 kilos with a top of £271 per 100 kilos for 630k at £1715 from a Loughgall farmer followed by £241 per 100 kilos for 636k at £1535 from a Lisbellaw producer.

Good quality middleweights sold steadily from £210 to £245 per 100 kilos for 456k at £1115 from a Lisbellaw farmer followed by £240 per 100 kilos for 406k at £975 from a Dungannon producer.

Top price middleweight £1135 from 486k £234 from a Newtownhamilton producer.

Beef heifers

Keady farmer 714k £1575 £221.00; Keady farmer 652k £1425 £219.00; Loughgall farmer 674k £1465 £217.00; Tassagh farmer 658k £1430 £217.00; Tandragee farmer 678k £1415 £209.00 and Scarva farmer 716k £1465 £205.

Forward heifers

Loughgall farmer 632k £1715 £271.00; Lisbellaw farmer 636k £1535 £241.00; Portadown farmer 580k £1375 £237.00; Portadown farmer 540k £1265 £234.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 512k £1195 £233.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 588k £1355 £230.00; Portadown farmer 558k £1275 £228.00 and Newtownhamilton farmer 580k £1325 £228.

Middleweight heifers

Lisbellaw farmer 456k £1115 £245.00; Dungannon farmer 406k £975 £240.00; Aughnacloy farmer 408k £975 £239.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 486k £1135 £234.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 472k £1095 £232.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 500k £1145 £229.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 484k £1095 £226.00 and Belleeks farmer 414k £935 £226.

Bullocks

Good quality middleweight bullocks sold steadily from £210 to £248 per 100 kilos for 410k at £1115 from a Stewartstown farmer followed by £243 per 100 kilos for 446k at £1085 from a Banbridge producer.

Forward feeding bullocks from £210 to £237 for 522k at £1235 from a Belleek farmer.

The same owner received £233 per 100 kilos for 504k at £1175.

Beef bullocks sold to £220 per 100 kilos for 666k at £1465 from a Glenanne farmer followed by £218 per 100 kilos for 678k at £1475 from a Waringstown farmer.

Top price of £1995 was paid for a 1010k Charolais £197 from a Castlewellan producer.

Forward Friesian bullocks sold steadily from £160 to £177 per 100 kilos for 510k at £905 from an Armagh producer to a top price of £1065 for 660k at £161 from a Richhill producer.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks sold from £160 to £187 for 404k at £775.

Forward bullocks

Belleek farmer 522k £1235 £237.00; Belleek farmer 504k £1175 £233.00; Dungannon farmer 504k £1165 £231.00; Newtownhamiton farmer 590k £1345 £228.00; Jerrettspass farmer 590k £1335 £226.00; Dungannon farmer 516k £1165 £226.00; Markethill farmer 632k £1425 £226.00 and Belleek farmer 562k £1265 £225.

Beef bullocks

Glenanne farmer 666k £1465 £220.00; Waringstown farmer 678k £1475 £218.00; Glenanne farmer 670k £1455 £217.00; Cullyhanna farmer 692k £1485 £215.00; Cullyhanna farmer 718k £1535 £214.00 and Castlewellan farmer 1012k £1995 £197.

Middleweight bullocks

Stewartstown farmer 410k £1015 £248.00; Banbridge farmer 446k £1085 £243.00; Dungannon farmer 448k £1085 £242.00; Belleek farmer 490k £1185 £242.00; Sixmilecross farmer 472k £1125 £238.00; Cookstown farmer 478k £1135 £238.00; Belleek farmer 462k £1085 £235.00; Sixmilecross farmer 440k £1025 £233.0 and Sixmilecross farmer 478k £1105 £231.

Forward Friesian bullocks

Armagh farmer 510k £905 £177.00; Armagh farmer 528k £915 £173.00; Tandragee farmer 566k £975 £172.00; Stewartstown farmer 520k £895 £172.00; Tandragee farmer 504k £865 £172.00; Tandragee farmer 512k £875 £171.00; Tandragee farmer 542k £925 £171.00; Richhill farmer662k £1065 £161.00;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Armagh farmer 404k £755 £187.00; Armagh farmer 424k £775 £183.00; Stewartstown farmer 482k £855 £177.00; Armagh farmer 464k £815 £176.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 480k £835 £174.00; Stewartstown farmer 440k £755 £172.00; Camlough farmer 472k £795 £168.00 and Armagh farmer 462k £775 £168.

Weanlings

Another large entry of 290 weanlings sold in an exceptionally strong trade with several pens of top quality weanlings on offer.

Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £250 to £313 per 100 kilos for 284k Charolais at £890 from a Lisnaskea producer followed by £295 per 100 kilos for 312k at £920 from a Lisnaskea producer.

The same owner sold a total of 20 top quality Charolais heifers averaging 318k at £882 each £277 per 100 kilos.

Good quality light male weanlings sold from £240 to £330 per 100 kilos for 288k at £950 from a Newtownhamilton farmer followed by £326 per 100 kilos for 282k Charolais at £920 from a Dromara producer.

Stronger male weanlings sold steadily from £220 to £252 per 100 kilos for 416k at £1050 from a Forkhill farmer.

The same owner received £252 per 100 kilos for 456k Charolais at £1150.

Top price of £1170 was paid for 468k Charolais £250 from a Forkhill producer.

Strong male weanlings

Forkhill farmer 416k £1050 £252.00; Forkhill farmer 456k £1150 £252.00; Forkhill farmer 468k £1170 £250.00; Forkhill farmer 448k £1120 £250.00; Banbridge farmer 418k £1040 £249.00; Killeavy farmer 440k £1060 £241.00; Dromara farmer 438k £1050 £240.00 and Newtownhamilton farmer 460k £1100 £239.

Light male weanlings

Newtownhamilton farmer 288k £950 £330.00; Dromara farmer 282k £920 £326.00; Forkhill farmer 276k £830 £301.00; Ballyclare farmer 284k £800 £282.00; Mullabawn farmer 354k £990 £280.00; Keady farmer 292k £780 £267.00; Mullabawn farmer 362k £930 £257.00; Mullabawn farmer 384k £970 £253.00 and Mullabawn farmer 384k £970 £253.

Heifer weanlings

Lisnaskea farmer 284k £890 £313.00; Lisnaskea farmer 312k £920 £295.00; Lisnaskea farmer 312k £920 £295.00; Lisnaskea farmer 310k £905 £292.00; Lisnaskea farmer 356k £1020 £287.00; Lisnaskea farmer 322k £910 £283.00; Lisnaskea farmer 326k £920 £282.00; Lurgan farmer 328k £910 £277 and Loughgall farmer 314k £860 £274.

In the suckler ring cows and calves sold top of £1920 for a Charolais cow and heifer calf from a Newry farmer followed by £1520 for a Limousin cow and heifer calf from a Dungannon producer.

Others sold from £1050 to £1320 each.

In calf cows sold to £1720 for a Limousin from a Lisbellaw farmer.

The same owner received £1500, £1440 and £1360 for in calf heifers.