Heavy bullocks to £1305 for 680k at Markethill

An entry of 904 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 10th September represented the highest throughput at the mart to date.

Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 2:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 2:09 pm

Trade for all stock was very firm with buyers and sellers from throughout Northern Ireland in attendance.

A considerable number of cattle were purchased for export to England and Scotland.

BULLOCKS: The 430 bullocks sold in a very strong demand. Heavy bullocks to £1305 for 680k (192). All good quality lots from £190 to £211 for 512k Angus at £1080. Middleweights to £217 for 420k at £910. Good quality lots from £195 to £215 per £100 kilos. Forward Friesians to £1090 for 670k from a Katesbridge farmer. All good types from £145 to £165 for 630k at £1040. Middleweight Friesians from £135 to £153 for 470k at £720.

Forward bullocks: Portadown farmer 512k, £1080, £211.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 580k, £1215, £209.00; Richhill farmer 600k, £1245, £207.00; Newry farmer 574k, £1185, £206.00; Richhill farmer 596k, £1230, £206.00; Keady farmer 532k, £1090, £204.00; Donaghmore farmer 502k, £1025, £204.00.

Forward Friesian bullocks: Tandragee farmer 630k, £1040, £165.00; Lurgan farmer 530k, £870, £164.00; Katesbridge farmer 670k, £1090, £163.00; Killylea farmer 570k, £920, £161.00; Newry farmer 574k, £870, £152.00; Killylea farmer 554k, £830, £150.00; Katesbridge farmer 534k, £800, £150.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Markethill farmer 420k, £910, £217.00; Lisburn farmer 430k, £925, £215.00; Newry farmer 488k, £1040, £213.00; Newry farmer 494k, £1050, £213.00; Lisburn farmer 414k, £870, £210.00; Tassagh farmer 412k, £860, £209.00; Newry farmer 458k, £955, £208.00; Tassagh farmer 488k, £1015, £208.00.

Middleweight Friesian bullocks: Rathfriland farmer 470k, £720, £153.00; Killylea farmer 500k, £750, £150.00; Tandragee farmer 498k, £745, £150.00; Lisburn farmer 462k, £670, £145.00; Lisburn farmer 490k, £705, £144.00; Lurgan farmer 472k, £660, £140.00.

HEIFERS: The 240 heifers sold in a very good demand. Forward heifers to £233 for 502k at £1170 and up to £1220 for 582k Angus (210). Main demand from £190 to £210 per 100 kilos. Middleweight heifers £221 for 452k at £1000. All good quality lots from £195 to £220 per 100 kilos. Second quality heifers sold readily from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Forward heifers: Dungannon farmer 502k, £1170, £233.00; Newry farmer 564k, £1190, £211.00; Milford farmer 514k, £1080 £210.00; Belleeks farmer 582k, £1220, £210.00; Newry farmer 510k, £1050, £206.00; Poyntzpass farmer 524k, £1075, £205.00; Richhill farmer 556k, £1130, £203.00; Poyntzpass farmer 518k, £1050, £203.00.

Middleweight heifers: Milford farmer 452k, £1000, £221.00; Craigavon farmer 362k, £800, £221.00; Dromore farmer 372k, £820, £220.00; Milford farmer 368k, £800, £217.00; Newtownbutler farmer 344k, £740, £215.00; Collone farmer 484k, £1020, £211.00; Rathfriland farmer 470k, £990, £211.00; Milford farmer 470k, £990, £211.00; Milford farmer 498k, £1040, £209.00.

WEANLINGS: The 200 weanlings sold in a steady trade. Light males sold to £275 for 220k at £605. Several more from £230 to £265 per 100 kilos. Stronger males from £200 to £227 for 340k at £770. Heifer weanlings from £190 to £241 for 278k at £670.

Male weanlings: Dungannon farmer 220k, £605, £275.00; Lisburn farmer 240k, £590, £246.00; Newry farmer 294k, £700, £238.00; Loughbrickland farmer 230k, £545, £237.00; Banbridge farmer 340k, £770, £227.00; Banbridge farmer 354k, £800, £226.00; Lisburn farmer 310k, £690, £223.00; Gilford farmer 364k, £810, £223.00.

Heifer weanlings: Caldymore farmer 278k, £670, £241.00; Banbridge farmer 292k, £665, £227.00; Banbridge farmer 348k, £745, £214.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 350k, £725, £207.00; Newry farmer 322k, £645, £200.00; Armagh farmer 296k, £595, £210.00,

Another large turnout of suckler outfits sold to £1550 for a Lim heifer and heifer calf. Several outfits sold from £1200 to £1500 each.