Markethill Mart: Charolais heifers sell £1,430 for 660k

An entry of 700 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 21st April sold in another very firm trade.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 11:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th April 2018, 11:31 am

Both heifer and bullock trade was firmer and weanling prices remained steady.

HEIFERS

The 200 store heifers sold in a very strong demand.

Good quality forward heifers sold readily from £200 to a top of £232 per 100 kilos for a 660k Charolais heifers at £1,430 from an Armagh farmer followed by £231 per 100 kilos for a 580k Charolais at £1,340 from a Cullyhanna producer.

Several heavy heifers sold from £1,200 to £1,320 each.

Good quality middleweight heifers sold from £210 to £266 per 100 kilos for a 350k Limousin at £930 from a Brookeborough farmer followed by £257 per 100 kilos for a 426k Limousin at £1,095 from a Brookeborough producer.

Second quality heifers sold from £180 to £190 per 100 kilos.

Heavy heifers

Armagh farmer 616k, £1,430, £232.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 502k, £1,160, £231.00; Cullyhanna farmer 580k, £1,340, £231.00; Cullyhanna farmer 538k, £1,220, £227.00; Armagh farmer 618k, £1,400, £227.00; Richhill farmer 510k, £1,130, £222.00; Banbridge farmer 548k, £1,200, £219.00; Cullyhannan farmer 550k, £1,200, £218.00; Cullyhanna farmer 642k, £1,400, £218.00 and Keady farmer 538k, £1,170, £217.00.

Middleweight heifers

Brookeborough farmer 350k, £930, £266.00; Brookeborough farmer 426k, £1,095, £257.00; Brookeborough farmer 396k, £1,010, £255.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 468k, £1,135, £243.00; Brookeborough farmer 318k, £770, £242.00; Brookeborough farmer 394k, £950, £241.00 and Brookeborough farmer 388k, £900, £232.00.

BULLOCKS

180 bullocks sold in a firmer trade.

Good quality middleweights sold from £210 to £236 for a 390k Aberdeen Angus at £940 from a Keady farmer.

Forward bullocks sold from £200 to £227 per 100 kilos for a 510k Limousin £1,155 from a Tandragee producer.

Forward bullocks

Tandragee farmer 510k, £1,155, £227.00; Kilkeel farmer 504k, £1,130, £224.00; Armagh farmer 546k, £1,220, £223.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 530k, £1,155, £218.00; Kilkeel farmer 542k, £1,175, £217.00; Rathfriland farmer 510k, £1,095, £215.00; Keady farmer 542k, £1,150, £212.00; Collone farmer 606k, £1,280, £211.00 and Armagh farmer 508k, £1,070, £211.00.

Middleweight bullocks

Keady farmer 398k, £940, £236.00; Keady farmer 348k, £820, £236.00; Newry farmer 464k, £1,050, £226.00; Keady farmer 468k, £1,040, £222.00; Tandragee farmer 490k, £1,085, £221.00; Keady farmer 428k, £930, £217.00; Tandragee farmer 446k, £965, £216.00 and Kilkeel farmer 488k, £1,055, £216.00.

WEANLINGS

Just over 300 weanlings sold in a steady demand with good quality weanlings selling in a slightly improved trade.

Middleweight male weanling sold from £220 to £264 for a 350k Charolais at £935 from an Ardboe farmer followed by £258 per 100 kilos for a 314k Blonde d’Aquitaine at £810 from a Banbridge farmer.

Light males sold to £293 per 100 kilos for 246k Charolais at £720 from a Caledon producer.

Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £220 to £263 per 100 kilos for a 304k Limousin at £800.

Middleweight male weanlings

Ardboe farmer 354k, £935, £264.00; Banbridge farmer 314k, £810, £258.00; Belleeks farmer 306k, £770, £252.00; Dromore farmer 380k, £925, £243.00; Castlewellan farmer 326k, £785, £241.00; Ardboe farmer 398k, £955, £240.00 and Collone farmer 322k, £770, £239.00.

Light male weanlings

Cookstown farmer 246k, £720, £293.00; Banbridge farmer 268k, £760, £284.00; Newry farmer 240k, £680, £283.00; Collone farmer 256k, £710, £277.00; Dromore farmer 250k, £685, £274.00; Keady farmer 220k, £590, £268.00 and Keady farmer 280k, £740, £264.00.

Heifer weanlings

Newtownhamilton farmer 304k, £800, £263.00; Middletown farmer 340k, £850, £250.00; Lisnaskea farmer 312k, £780, £250.00; Lisnaskea farmer 306k, £730, £239.00; Moy farmer 342k, £800, £234.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 314k, £730, £233.00; Middletown farmer 326k, £750, £230.00; Middletown farmer 306k, £700, £229.00; Middletown farmer 328k, £750, £229.00 and Middletown farmer 366k, £825, £225.00.