In calf heifer tops trade in Markethill at £2060

An entry of 910 cattle at Markethill for the week commencing 26th June included an entry of 650 cattle on Saturday 3rd July. Trade in all rings remained very firm.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 1:39 pm

HEIFERS

160 heifers sold in another very strong demand with good quality beef heifers selling from £210 to £252 per 100 kilos for 624k at £1575 from an Armagh producer. The same owner received £247 per 100 kilos for 630k AA at £1555. Top price of £1655 was paid for 678k Lim £244 for a Richhill farmer. Forward feeding heifers sold to £245 per 100 kilos for 600k AA at £1475 from a Collone producer. Main demand for good quality feeding heifers from £210 to £234 per 100 kilos. Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £210 to £242 per 100 kilos for 456k at £1105 from a Glenanne producer followed by £235 per 100 kilos for 454k at £1065 from a Glenanne farmer.

Forward heifers: Collone farmer 602k £1475 £245.00; Armagh farmer 570k £1335 £234.00; Loughgilly farmer 538k £1255 £233.00; Armagh farmer 552k £1275 £231.00; Jerrettspass farmer 508k £1165 £229.00; Jerrettspass farmer 504k £1155 £229.00; Cullyhanna farmer 602k £1365 £227.00; Armagh farmer 556k £1255 £225.00; Poyntzpass farmer 550k £1235 £224.00.

Beef heifers: Collone farmer 624k £1475 £245.00; Collone farmer 630k £1555 £247.00; Collone farmer 634k £1550 £245.00; Richhill farmer 678k £1655 £244.00; Richhill farmer 620k £1455 £235.00; Mullabawn farmer 740k £1655 £224.00; Coalisland farmer 678k £1445 £213.00.

Middleweight heifers: Glenanne farmer 456k £1105 £242.00; Glenanne farmer 454k £1065 £235.00; Glenanne farmer 414k £965 £233.00; Lisburn farmer 402k £935 £233.00; Keady farmer 376k £875 £232.00; Glenanne farmer 374k £865 £231.00; Lisburn farmer 474k £1075 £227.00; Lisburn farmer 478k £1065 £223.00.

BULLOCKS

A large entry of 260 bullocks maintained a very firm trade with good quality forward feeding bullocks from £210 to £249 per 100 kilos for 580k at £1445 from a Rathfriland farmer followed by £243 per 100 kilos for 640k at £1565 from a Ballyward producer. Beef bullocks sold up to £238 per 100 kilos for 660k at £1575 from a Markethill farmer followed by £238 per 100 kilos for 654k at £1555 from a Ballyward producer. Main trade for beef bullocks from £215 to £232 per 100 kilos. Good quality middleweight bullocks sold from £220 to £247 per 100 kilos for 436k at £1075 from a Keady farmer followed by £243 per 100 kilos for 468k at £1135 from a Banbridge producer. Good quality Friesian bullocks sold from £170 to £184 per 100 kilos for 514k at £945 from a Lisburn farmer and up to £1085 for 610k £178 from a Aghalee farmer.

Forward bullocks: Castlewellan farmer 580k £1445 £249.00; Ballyward farmer 644k £1565 £243.00; Castlewellan farmer 576k £1375 £239.00; Castlewellan farmer 548k £1295 £236.00; Katesbridge farmer 580k £1345 £232.00; Whitecross farmer 608k £1395 £229.00; Loughgall farmer 640k £1465 £229.00; Armagh farmer 576k £1315 £228.00.

Beef heifers: Markethill farmer 662k £1575 £238.00; Ballyward farmer 654k £1555 £238.00; Markethill farmer 650k £1545 £238.00; Loughgall farmer 654k £1515 £232.00; Loughgall farmer 676k £1555 £230.00; Markethill farmer 668k £1530 £229.00; Markethill farmer 720k £1645 £228.00; Ballyward farmer 704k £1605 £228.00; Whitecross farmer 698k £1565 £224.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Keady farmer 436k £1075 £247.00; Banbridge farmer 468k £1135 £243.00; Banbridge farmer 492k £1155 £235.00; Keady farmer 408k £955 £234.00; Rathfriland farmer 458k £1065 £233.00; Banbridge farmer 418k £945 £226.00; Banbridge farmer 446k £995 £223.00; Banbridge farmer 496k £1105 £223.00.

Friesian bullocks: Lisburn farmer 514k £945 £184.00; Lisburn farmer 548k £985 £180.00; Poyntzpass farmer 572k £1025 £179.00; Aghalee farmer 610k £1085 £178.00; Lisburn farmer 538k £955 £178.00; Lisburn farmer 524k £925 £177.00.

WEANLINGS

190 weanlings sold in a very firm trade with good quality light males from £240 to £287 per 100 kilos for 282k at £810 from a Lisburn followed by £282 per 100 kilos for 298k at £840 from a Banbridge producer. Strong male weanling sold from £243 per 100 kilos 424k at £1030 from a Donacloney producer followed by £233 per 100 kilos for 470k at £1095 from a Mullabawn producer. Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £220 to £278 per 100 kilos for 304k at £845 from a Donacloney producer.

Strong male weanlings: Donacloney farmer 424k £1030 £243.00; Mullabawn farmer 470k £1095 £233.00; Portadown farmer 412k £920 £223.00; Lisburn farmer 404k £900 £223.00; Portadown farmer 424k £880 £208.00; Armagh farmer 474k £980 £207.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 496k £1005 £203.00.

Light male weanlings: Lisburn farmer 282k £810 £287.00; Banbridge farmer 298k £840 £282.00; Loughbrickland farmer 318k £870 £274.00; Lisburn farmer 272k £740 £272.00; Armagh farmer 320k £870 £272.00; Banbridge farmer 306k £830 £271.00; Lisburn farmer 332k £900 £271.00; Armagh farmer 330k £890 £270.00.

Heifer weanlings: Donacloney farmer 304k £845 £278.00; Donacloney farmer 304k £810 £266.00; Mullabawn farmer 370k £970 £262.00; Armagh farmer 266k £705 £265.00; Keady farmer 262k £690 £263.00; Armagh farmer 270k £710 £263.00; Kilkeel farmer 266k £690 £259.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 310k £800 £258.00; Donacloney farmer 304k £770 £253.00.

The 50 lots in the suckler ring returned an excellent trade. In calf heifers sold to a top of £2060 for a Blonde from a Loughgilly. The same owner received £1700 and £1495 for in calf heifers. A Newtownhamilton farmer sold two in calf heifers at £1980 and £1580 each. Several more sold steadily from £1200 to £1495 each. Outfits sold to £1860 and £1850 from a Newry farmer. Several more outfits sold from £1200 to £1500 each.