Large entry of over 700 cattle at Markethill Mart

A very large entry of over 700 cattle at Markethill on Saturday, July 1st sold in an exceptionally good trade.

Monday, 3rd July 2017, 3:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:28 am

Highlight of the day was the prices paid for heavy cattle particularly Aberdeen Angus bred stock which sold to a top of £250 per 100 kilos paid for a 620k Aberdeen Angus at £1,550 from an Armagh farmer.

The same owner received £248 per 100 kilos for 598k at £1,485 several more heavy Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold from £210 to £237 per 100 kilos.

BULLOCKS: Continental type heavy bullocks sold steadily from £200 to a top of £243 per 100 kilos paid for a 600k Charolais at £1,460 with a top price of £1,490 paid for a 670k steer (£222 per 100 kilos).

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Good quality middleweight bullocks sold from £200 to £228 per 100 kilos for 490k at £1,115 from a Benburb farmer.

Good quality Friesian bullocks sold steadily from £150 to £172 per 100 kilos with a top of £180 per 100 kilos for 604k at £1,090.

Top price Friesian £1,105 for 640k (172 per 100 kilos) for a Stewartstown farmer.

Forward bullocks: Collone farmer 620k £1,550, £250.00; Collone farmer 598k, £1,485, £248.00; Cullyhanna farmer 602k, £1,460, £243.00; Poyntzpass farmer 606k, £1,460, £241.00; Benburb farmer 564k, £1,345 £239.00; Cullyhanna farmer 568k, £1,350, £238.00; Newry farmer 544k, £1,290, £237.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 534k, £1,260, £235.00; Benburb farmer 574k, £1,350, £235.00; Poyntzpass farmer 580k, £1,360, £234.00; Scarva farmer 634k, £1,485, £234.00.

Middleweight bullocks: Armagh farmer 358k, £925, £258.00; Benburb farmer 490k, £1,115, £228.00; Whitecross farmer 498k, £1,085, £218.00; Mayobridge farmer 426k, £925, £217.00; Portadown farmer 478k, £1,035 £217.00; Mayobridge farmer 456k, £980, £215.00; Richhill farmer 466k, £1,000, £215.00; Scarva farmer 484k, £1,030, £213.00; Castleblaney farmer 414k, £880, £213.00; Castleblaney farmer 494k, £1,050, £213.00.

Friesian bullocks: Stewartstown farmer 604k, £1,090, £180.00; Stewartstown farmer 644k, £1,105, £172.00; Newry farmer 622k, £1,065, £171.00; Stewartstown farmer 614k, £1,040, £169.00; Newry farmer 620k, £1,045, £169.00; Stewartstown farmer 580k, £975, £168.00; Cullyhanna farmer 640k, £1,075, £168.00; Stewartstown farmer 656k, £1,100, £168.00; Newry farmer 602k, £1,005, £167.00.

HEIFERS: A large entry of 300 heifers continued to sell in an excellent trade.

Heavy heifers sold steadily from £200 to £236 per 100 kilos for 558k Charolais at £1,315 from a Dromore farmer.

Top price heifer was £1,400 for a 650k Charolais from a Dromore farmer.

Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £200 to £240 per 100 kilos for 400k Charolais at £965 from a Newtownhamilton farmer followed by £234 per 100 kilos for 490k at £1,150.

Good quality lightweights sold from £220 to £247 per 100 kilos for 320k Limousin at £790.

Forward heifers: Dromore farmer 558k, £1,315, £235.00; Newry farmer 520k, £1,190, £229.00; Dromore farmer 540k, £1,230, £228.00; Armagh farmer 512k £1,160, £227.00; Annaghmore farmer 564k, £1,270, £225.00; Jonesborough farmer 514k, £1,155, £225.00; Armagh farmer 584k, £1,310, £224.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 518k, £1,155, £223.00.

Middleweight heifers: Newtownhamilton farmer 402k, £965, £240.00; Tandragee farmer 492k, £1,150, £234.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 500k, £1,150, £230.00; Armagh farmer 496k, £1,140, £230.00; Dromore farmer 484k £,1085, £224.00; Killylea farmer 460k, £1,030, £224.00; Killylea farmer 454k £1,005, £221.00; Lurgan farmer 482k, £1,065, £221.00.

Lightweight heifers: Collone farmer 320k, £790, £247.00; Dungannon farmer 336k, £800, £238.00; Collone farmer 342k, £800, £234.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 362k, £840, £232.00; Netownhamilton farmer 400k, £925, £231.00; Collone farmer 346k, £800, £231.00; Downpatrick farmer 384k, £870, £227.00.

WEANLINGS: 160 weanlings sold in a steady demand. Light males sold from £220 to £254 per 100 kilos for 232k at £590.

Strong male weanlings sold from £200 to £227 per 100 kilos for 450k Charolais £1,020 for a Dundrum farmer.

Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £210 to £267 per 100 kilos for 270k at £720 from a Blackskull farmer.

Second quality heifers made from £185 to £195 per 100 kilos.

Middleweight heifer weanlings: Newtownhamilton farmer 402k, £965, £240.00; Tandragee farmer 492k, £1,150, £234.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 500k, £1,150, £230.00; Armagh farmer 496k, £1,140, £230.00; Dromore farmer 484k, £1,085, £224.00; Killylea farmer 460k, £1,030, £224.00; Killylea farmer 454k, £1,005, £221.00; Lurgan farmer 482k, £1,065, £221.00.

Lightweight heifer weanlings: Collone farmer 320k, £790, £247.00; Dungannon farmer 336k, £800, £238.00; Collone farmer 342k, £800, £234.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 362k, £840, £232.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 400k, £925, £231.00; Collone farmer 346k, £800, £231.00; Downpatrick farmer 350k, £805, £230.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 370k, £840, £227.00.

Heavy male weanlings: Dundrum farmer 450k, £1,020, £227.00; Newry farmer 464k, £1,000, £216.00; Dundrum farmer 426k, £915, £215.00; Keady farmer 450k, £940, £209.00; Warrenpoint farmer 486k, £1,000, £206.00; Mowhan farmer 420k, £945, £201.00.

Light male weanlings: Derrynoose farmer 232k, £590, £254.00; Keady farmer 296k, £740, £250.00; Dundrum farmer 282k, £695, £246.00; Dromore farmer 272k, £670, £246.00; Dundrum farmer 326k, £790, £242.00; Derrynoose farmer 270k, £650, £241.00; Derrynoose farmer 282k, £670, £238.00; Dundrum farmer 332k, £790, £238.00.

A good entry of cows and calves returned a strong demand with a top of £1,450 with others selling at £1,420, £1,400, £1,380.