Suckler outfits selling to £1800 at Markethill Mart

An entry of 700 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 6th March maintained an exceptionally strong trade in all rings with an exceptionally large entry of 340 weanlings maintaining a very strong demand.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 11:42 am

Heifers: 180 heifers sold in a very firm trade with good quality forward feeding heifers from £220 to £249 per 100 kilos for 580k Limousin at £1455 from a Portadown farmer.

The same owner received £241 per 100 kilos for 620k at £1495.

Beef heifers sold to a top of £226 per 100 kilos for 634k at £1435 from a Cullyhanna farmer followed by £224 for 636k at £1425 from a Portadown producer.

Top price of £1485 for 670k £220 from a Dungannon producer.

Main demand for good quality beef heifers from £210 to £220 per 100 kilos.

Good quality middleweight heifers sold steadily from £210 to £243 per 100 kilos with a top of £305 for 470k at £1445 for a Forkhill farmer.

The same owner received £243 per 100 kilos for 490k at £1195.

Forward heifers: Portadown farmer 584k £1455 £249.00; Portadown farmer 620k £1495 £241.00; Cullyhanna farmer 568k £1345 £237.00; Portadown farmer 594k £1405 £237.00; Forkhill farmer 526k £1235 £235.00; Saintfield farmer 510k £1175 £230.00 and Cullyhanna farmer 524k £1205 £229.

Beef heifers: Cullyhanna farmer 634k £1435 £226.00; Portadown farmer 636k £1425 £224.00; Poyntzpass farmer 646k £1425 £221.00; Dungannon farmer 676k £1485 £220.00 and Poyntzpass farmer 662k £1435 £217.

Middleweight heifers: Forkhill farmer 474k £1445 £305.00; Forkhill farmer 492k £1195 £243.00; Forkhill farmer 458k £1095 £239.00; Culloville farmer 448k £1065 £238.00; Banbridge farmer 486k £1155 £238.00; Keady farmer 428k £1015 £237.00; Saintfield farmer 442k £1035 £234.00 and Portadown farmer 438k £1025 £234.

Bullocks: 140 bullocks sold in a steady demand with forward feeding bullocks from £200 to £228 per 100 kilos for 506k at £1155 from a Portadown farmer followed by £227 per 100 kilos for 510k at £1155 from a Poyntzpass producer.

Beef bullocks sold to a top of £224 per 100 kilos for 616k at £1485 from a Saintfield farmer.

The same owner received £222 per 100 kilos for 668k at £1485.

All good quality beef bullocks from £205 to £220 per 100 kilos.

Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold to a top of £222 per 100 kilos for 660k at £1475 for a Richhill farmer.

Several more Aberdeen Angus sold from £200 to £218 per 100 kilos.

Good quality middleweights sold steadily from £210 to £268 per 100 kilos for 408k Charolais at £1095 for a Portadown farmer followed by £264 per 100 kilos for 390k at £1035 from a Ballynahinch producer.

Forward bullocks: Portadown farmer 506k £1155 £228.00; Poyntzpass farmer 508k £1155 £227.00; Derrynoose farmer 552k £1245 £226.00; Derrynoose farmer 566k £1275 £225.00; Poyntzpass farmer 504k £1135 £225.00; Keady farmer 548k £1225 £224.00; Derrynoose farmer 526k £1175 £223.00 and Armagh farmer 598k £1335 £223.

Beef bullocks: Saintfield farmer 662k £1485 £224.00; Saintfield farmer 668k £1485 £222.00; Richhill farmer 666k £1475 £222.00; Saintfield farmer 678k £1495 £221.00; Armagh farmer 698k £1525 £219.00; Ballynahinch farmer 654k £1425 £218.00 and Saintfield farmer 656k £1415 £216.

Middleweight bullocks: Portadown farmer 408k £1095 £268.00; Ballynahinch farmer 392k £1035 £264.00; Ballynahinch farmer 418k £1075 £247.00; Tassagh farmer 428k £1075 £251.00; Derrynoose farmer 484k £1165 £241.00; Keady farmer 416k £985 £237.00; Portadown farmer 446k £1055 £237.00; Portadown farmer 378k £895 £237.00; Derrynoose farmer 500k £1165 £233.00 and Portadown farmer 494k £1145 £232.

Weanlings: A large entry of 340 weanlings sold in an exceptionally strong trade throughout the sale resulting in a 99% clearance.

Good quality light heifer weanlings from £240 to £288 per 100 kilos for 278k Aberdeen Angus at £800 from a Keady farmer followed by £286 per 100 kilos for 378k Charolais at £1080 from a Newtownhamilton farmer.

An Armagh producer received £284 for 352k Limousin at £1000.

Stronger heifers sold from £210 to £252 per 100 kilos for 416k at £1050 from a Newtownhamilton producer.

The same owner received £233 per 100 kilos for 416k at £970. Light male weanlings sold steadily from £240 to £328 per 100 kilos for 244k Charolais at £800 for a Cullyhanna farmer followed by £304 per 100 kilos for 342k Limousin at £1040 from an Armagh producer.

A Dungannon producer received £298 per 100 kilos for 356k at £1060. Stronger males sold from £220 to £258 per 100 kilos for 434k Limousin at £1120 from a Newtownhamilton farmer followed by £256 for 402k at £1030 from an Armagh producer.

Strong heifer weanlings: Newtownhamilton farmer 416k £1050 £252.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 416k £970 £233.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 414k £950 £229.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 430k £960 £223.00; Portadown farmer 428k £950 £222.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 440k £960 £218.00; Ballygawley farmer 414k £900 £217.00 and Newtownhamilton farmer 460k £980 £213.

Light heifer weanlings: Keady farmer 278k £800 £288.00; Armagh farmer 300k £810 £270.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 378k £1080 £286.00; Armagh farmer 352k £1000 £284.00; Keady farmer 328k £890 £271.00; Portadown farmer n314k £850 £271.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 370k £990 £268.00; Waringstown farmer 264k £710 £269.00 and Keady farmer 352k £940 £267.

Strong male weanlings: Newtownhamilton farmer 434k £1120 £258.00; Armagh farmer 402k £1030 £246.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 434k £1100 £254.00; Armagh farmer 430k £1080 £251.00; Armagh farmer 420k £1050 £250.00; Belleek farmer 416k £1040 £250.00; Armagh farmer 410k £1020 £249.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 444k £1100 £248.00 and Armagh farmer 428k £1060 £248.

Light male weanlings: Cullyhanna farmer 244k £800 £328.00; Armagh farmer 342k £1040 £304.00; Armagh farmer 342k £1030 £301.00; Portadown farmer 302k £900 £298.00; Cullyhanna farmer 300k £880 £293.00; Portadown farmer 302k £880 £291.00; Armagh farmer 324k £940 £290.00 and Armagh farmer 362k £1050 £290.

In the suckler ring outfits sold at £1800, £1380 and £1330.

In calf cows/heifers sold to £1520, £1480 and £1330 each.