Strong trade for heifers at Markethill

Cattle trade at Markethill on Saturday 20th November remained similar to previous weeks for an entry of 600 cattle.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 22nd November 2021, 2:16 pm

HEIFERS

200 heifers sold in an exceptionally strong trade with forward feeding heifers selling to £308 for 600k at £1850 from a Ballywalter farmer followed by £261 for 610k at £1595 from a Castlewellan producer. A Newtownards farmer received £256 per 100 kilos for 600k at £1550. Main demand for good quality feeding heifers from £220 to £254 per 100 kilos. Beef heifers sold to £259 for 660k at £1655 from an Armagh farmer followed by £248 for 690k at £1715 from a Portaferry producer. An Annaghmore farmer received £234 for 640k at £1505. Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £210 to £252 for 430k at £1085 for a Keady farmer.

Beef heifers: Armagh farmer 664k £1655 £249.00; Portaferry farmer 692k £1715k £248.00; Annaghmore farmer 642k £1505 £234.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 654k £1485 £227.00; Annaghmore farmer 654k £1475 £226.00.

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Forward heifers: Ballywalter farmer 600k £1850 £308.00; Castlewellan farmer 612k £1595 £261.00; Newtownards farmer 606k £1550 £256.00; Portaferry farmer 604k £1535 £254.00; Ballywalter farmer 616k £1550 £252.00; Ballywalter farmer 584k £1460 £250.00; Newtownards farmer 596k £1490 £250.00; Newtownards farmer 572k £1420 £248.00.

Middleweight heifers: Keady farmer 430k £1085 £252.00; Tynan farmer 500k £1215 £243.00; Armagh farmer 474k £1135 £239.00; Newry farmer 388k £925 £238.00; Armagh farmer 400k £935 £234.00; Derrynoose farmer 422k £985 £233.00; Armagh farmer 490k £1125 £230.00; Keady farmer 444k £1015 £229.00.

BULLOCKS

170 bullocks sold in a steady demand. Good quality feeding bullocks from £220 to £264 for 510k at £1345 for a Warrenpoint farmer followed by £245 for 630k at £1545 from a Ballynahinch producer. Beef bullocks sold to £235 for 670k at £1585 for a Ballynahinch farmer followed by £228 for 710k at £1625 from a Ballynahinch producer. Good quality middleweight bullocks from £220 to £279 for 408k at 1140 from an Annaghmore farmer followed by £259 for 406k at £1050 from a Newtownhamilton farmer. Good quality Friesian bullocks sold from £165 to £192 per 100 kilos for 504k at £965 to a top price of £1295 for 700k £184 from a Lisburn farmer followed by £181 for 518k at £935 from a Keady producer.

Beef bullocks: Ballynahinch farmer 674k £1585 £235.00; Ballynahinch farmer 714k £1625 £228.00; Ballynahinch farmer 686k £1545 £225.00; Banbridge farmer 640k £1435 £224.00;

Forward bullocks: Warrenpoint farmer 510k £1345 £264.00; Ballynahinch farmer 632k £1545 £245.00; Banbridge farmer 562k £1345 £239.00; Ballynahinch farmer 636k £1505 £237.00; Hillsborough farmer 590k £1395 £236.00; Ballynahinch farmer 646k £1525 £236.00; Banbridge farmer 522k £1225 £235.00; Banbridge farmer 604k £1405 £233.00;

Middleweight bullocks: Annaghmore farmer 408k £1140 £279.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 406k £1050 £259.00; Banbridge farmer 454k £1085 £239.00; Annaghmore farmer 402k £960 £239.00; Kilkeel farmer 404k £920 £228.00; Markethill farmer 456k £930 £203.00.

Friesian bullocks: Banbridge farmer 504k £965 £192.00; Lisburn farmer 704k £1295 £184.00; Keady farmer 518k £935 £181.00; Keady farmer 528k £905 £172.00; Keady farmer 590k £995 £169.00.

WEANLINGS

180 weanlings sold in a steady demand with good quality male weanlings from £230 to £291 for 330k at £960 from an Armagh farmer followed by £283 for 336k at £950 from a Rathfriland producer. Heifer weanlings sold to a top of £278 per 100 kilos for 230k at £640 from a Rathfriland farmer followed by £264 for 246k at £650 for a Cullyhanna producer. All good quality heifers from £220 to £244 per 100 kilos.

Male weanlings: Armagh farmer 330k £960 £291.00; Rathfriland farmer 336k £950 £283.00; Armagh farmer 264k £760 £288.0; Armagh farmer 234k £670 £286.00; Markethill farmer 290k £820 £283.00; Armagh farmer 316k £880 £279.00; Markethill farmer 294k £810 £276.00; Armagh farmer 272k £720 £265.00; Rathfriland farmer 346k £900 £260.00;

Heifer weanlings: Rathfriland farmer 230k £640 £278.00; Cullyhanna farmer 246k £650 £264.00; Rathfriland farmer 320k £780 £244.00; Rathfriland farmer 308k £750 £244.00; Armagh farmer 264k £620 £235.00; Derrynoose farmer 328k £760 £232.00; Derrynoose farmer 368k £840 £228.00.

In the suckler ring outfits sold to a top of £1600 and in calf heifers sold to a top of £1520 and £1505. Several more from £1100 to £1380 each.