In calf heifers selling to £1640 at Markethill Mart

An entry of 740 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 27th March sold in an exceptionally strong demand for both weanlings and store cattle selling in the best trade so far this season.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 4:05 pm

Heifers

180 heifers returned an outstanding trade with good quality forward feeding heifers selling from £220 to £242 per 100 kilos for 600k Charolais at £1455 from a Loughgall farmer.

The same owner received £239 per 100 kilos fir 600k at £1435.

Beef heifers sold to £231 per 100 kilos for 660k at £1535 from a Katesbridge farmer. The same owner received £228 per 100 kilos for 640k at £1465.

Top price heifer of £1555 was paid for a 700k Charolais at £222 from a Moira farmer.

Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £210 to £238 per 100 kilos for 434k at £1035 for a Cullyhanna farmer followed by £236 per 100 kilos for 468k at £1105 from a Portadown producer.

Good quality light heifers sold from £220 to £259 for 350k at £905 from a Camlough farmer.

The same owner received £250 per 100 kilos for 350k at £885.

Forward heifers

Loughgall farmer 602k £1455 £242.00; Loughgall farmer 600k £1435 £239.00; Armagh farmer 510k £1185 £232.00; Armagh farmer 564k £1305 £231.00; Dungannon farmer 590k £1365 £231.00; Armagh farmer 568k £1305 £229.00 and Loughgall farmer 580k £1325 £228.

Beef heifers

Katesbridge farmer 664k £1535 £231.00; Katesbridge farmer 644k £1465 £228.00; Katesbridge farmer 656k £1485 £226.00; Katesbridge farmer 630k £1415 £225.00; Moira farmer 702k £1555 £222.00; Dungannon farmer 636k £1385 £218.00 and Dungannon farmer 662k £1435 £217.

Middleweight heifers

Cullyhanna farmer 434k £1035 £238.00; Portadown farmer 468k £1105 £236.00; Gilford farmer 452k £1055 £233.00; Tandragee farmer 496k £1155 £233.00; Lurgan farmer 492k £1145 £233.00; Markethill farmer 464k £1065 £230.00; Newry farmer 500k £1135 £227.00 and Cullyhanna farmer 462k £1045 £226.

Lightweight heifers

Camlough farmer 350k £905 £259.00; Camlough farmer 354k £885 £250.00; Lisnaskea farmer 352k £865 £246.00; Lisnaskea farmer 340k £835 £246.00; Jerrettspass farmer 392k £945 £241.00; Keady farmer 368k £865 £235.00; Lisnaskea farmer 352k £825 £234.00 and Tandragee farmer 344k £805 £234.

Bullocks

180 bullocks sold in the best trade to date with good quality forward bullocks to £236 per 100 kilos for 528k at £1245 from a Castlewellan farmer followed by £235 per 100 kilos for 504k Limousin at £1185 from a Newry producer.

Beef bullocks sold to £229 per 100 kilos for 746k Belgian Blue at £1710 from a Tassagh farmer.

The same owner received £224 per 100 kilos for 734k at £1645. Main demand from £210 to £220 per 100 kilos.

Good quality middleweight bullocks sold readily from £220 to £264 per 100 kilos for 408k blonde at £1075 from a Sixmilecross farmer followed by £252 per 100 kilos for 450k at £1135 from a Castlewellan producer.

Lightweights sold to £321 per 100 kilos for 340k at £1105 from a Sixmilecross farmer followed by £300 per 100 kilos for 312k at £935 from a Moira farmer.

Good quality Friesian bullocks sold steadily from £155 to £180 per 100 kilos for 638k at £1145 from a Hillsborough producer.

The same owner received £170 per 100 kilos for 616k at £1045.

Forward bullocks

Castlewellan farmer 528k £1245 £236.00; Newry farmer 504k £1185 £235.00; Derrynoose farmer 508k £1185 £233.00; Keady farmer 582k £1345 £231.00; Warrenpoint farmer 572k £1315 £230.00; Castlewellan farmer 518k £1185 £229.00; Warrenpoint farmer 502k £1145 £228.00 and Armagh farmer 564k £1285 £228.

Beef bullocks

Tassagh farmer 746k £1710 £229.00; Tassagh farmer 734k £1645 £224.00; Armagh farmer 642k £1415 £220.00; Tassagh farmer 756k £1645 £218.00 and Fivemiletown farmer 740k £1595 £216.

Middleweight bullocks

Sixmilecross farmer 408k £1075 £264.00; Castlewellan farmer 450k £1135 £252.00; Sixmilecross farmer 434k £1075 £248.00; Belleek farmer 498k £1205 £241.00; Glenanne farmer 436k £1045 £239.00; Belleek farmer 464k £1105 £238.00; Forkhill farmer 444k £1055 £237.00 and Jerrettspass farmer 464k £1095 £235.

Lightweight bullocks

Sixmilecross farmer 344k £1105 £321.00; Moira farmer 312k £935 £300.00; Moira farmer 360k £1045 £290.00; Middletown farmer 370k £1065 £287.00; Middletown farmer 368k £1045 £284.00; Middletown farmer 352k £995 £283.00 and Castlewellan farmer 394k £1025 £260.

Friesian bullocks

Hillsborough farmer 638k £1145 £180.00; Hillsborough farmer 616k £1045 £170.00 and Hillsborough farmer 616k £985 £160.

Weanlings

350 weanlings sold in an exceptionally strong demand with prices seeing a further increase on the week.

Good quality lightweight males sold steadily from £250 to £308 per 100 kilos for 276k at £850 from a Belleeks farmer followed by £299 per 100 kilos for 298k at £890 from a Belleeks producer.

Top price of £1020 for 360k Charolais £297 from a Keady producer. Stronger male weanlings sold from £210 to £251 per 100 kilos for 470k at £1180 from an Armagh producer followed by £244 per 100 kilos 402k at £980 from an Armagh producer.

Top price £1100 was paid for 470k £232 from a Keady producer.

Good quality heifer weanlings sold to a top of £350 per 100 kilos for an exceptional Charolais heifer 366k at £1280 from an Armagh farmer.

Main demand for good quality heifers from £240 to £301 per 100 kilos for 274k at £825 from a Portadown farmer.

Strong male weanlings

Armagh farmer 470k £1180 £251.00; Armagh farmer 402k £980 £244.00; Keady farmer 474k £1100 £232.00; Jerrettspass farmer 414k £950 £229.00; Dungannon farmer 412k £930 £226.00; Tassagh farmer 442k £980 £222.00 and Portadown farmer 408k £895 £219.

Light male weanlings

Belleek farmer 276k £850 £308.00; Belleek farmer 298k £890 £299.00; Dungannon farmer 264k £770 £292.00; Keady farmer 284k £825 £291.00; Rathfriland farmer 296k £850 £287.00; Belleek farmer 294k £840 £286.00; Markethill farmer 346k £970 £280.00; Markethill farmer 336k £940 £280.00 andKeady farmer 366k £1020 £279.

Heifer weanlings

Armagh farmer 366k £1280 £350.00; Portadown farmer 274k £825 £301.00; Hilltown farmer 290k £860 £297.00; Banbridge farmer 280k £810 £289.00; Hilltown farmer 256k £740 £289.00; Armagh farmer 358k £1020 £285.00; Loughgall farmer 308k £870 £282.00; Armagh farmer 320k £890 £278.00 and Hilltown farmer 314k £860 £274.

In the suckler ring cows and calves sold to a top of £1600 for a shorthorn cow and bull calf for a Keady producer followed by £1410 for a Aberdeen Angus cow and Belgian Blue calf.

Other outfits sold from £1200 £1300 each.

In calf heifers sold to a top of £1640 and £1500 each.