MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SALES
An entry of 700 cattle at Markethill on Saturday 19th September returned a generally firmer trade for heifers, bullocks and weanlings. Suckler cows continued to sell in a very firm demand.
The 240 heifers sold in an exceptionally good demand with beef heifers to £242 per 100k for 646k BB at £1565 from a Cullyhanna farmer, followed by £236 per 100k for 612k at £1445 from a Cullyhanna farmer. Top price beef heifer was £1685 for 768k, £219 per 100k, from a Killylea farmer, followed by £1655 for 750k, £220 per 100k, from a Killylea farmer. Main demand for beef heifers from £210 to £225 per 100k with several heifers selling from £1400 to £1600 each. Forward heifers reached £244 per 100k for 514k BB at £1255 from a Cullyhanna farmer, followed by £242 per 100k for 510k at £1235. Main demand from £200 to £235 per 100k. Good quality midweight heifers sold from £200 to £245 per 100k for 390k CH at £955 for a Newry farmer, followed by £232 per 100k for 380k at £885 for a Glenanne farmer. Top price midweight heifer was £1095 for 476k LIM.
The 280 bullocks returned a firmer trade with good quality beef bullocks selling from £200 to £223 per 100k for 720k at £1605 from a Keady farmer, followed by £220 per 100k for 758k LIM at £1665 from a Cullyhanna farmer. Main demand for good quality beef bullocks from £200 to £223 per 100k. Forward feeding bullocks sold to £225 per 100k for 598k at £1345 from a Warrenpoint farmer, followed by £223 per 100k for a 530k at £1185 from a Moira farmer.
The sale average for 180 heavy bullocks and forward store bullocks was 590k at £1170, £198 per 100k. This includes Friesian cattle.
All good quality feeding bullocks sold from £200 to £220 per 100k. Good quality midweight bullocks sold from £200 to £250 per 100k for 406k LIM at £1015 from an Annaghmore farmer. The same owner received £245 per 100k for 434k LIM at £1065. Top price for midweight bullock was £1125 paid for a 466k CH, £241 per 100k, from a Loughinisland producer and for 480k CH, £234 per 100k, from a Downpatrick farmer.
Good quality Friesian bullocks sold from £150 to £175 per 100k for £648k at £1135 from a Keady producer, followed by £172 per 100k for 620k at £1065 from a Stewartstown farmer.
A smaller entry of 140 weanlings sold in a noticeably stronger demand with good quality light male weanlings selling from £240 to £330 per 100k for 268k at £885 for a Portadown farmer, followed by £329 per 100k for 304k LIM at £1000 from a Richhill producer. The same owner received £318 per 100k for 314 Lim at £1000. Stronger males sold from £200 to £265 per 100k for a 404k BB at £1070 from a Portadown farmer. The same owner received £248 per 100k for 428k BB at £1060.
Good quality heifer weanlings sold from £210 to £278 per 100k for 306k CH at £850 from a Keady farmer. Top price for a heifer was £1020 for 384k, £266 per 100k, for a Moy producer.
Cows and calves sold to a top of £1620, £1600 and £1560. Several more good quality outfits sold from £1100 to £1500 each.
Cullyhanna producer 646k £1565 242p/k: 612k £1445 236p/k: Crossmaglen producer 644k £1475 229p/k: Killylea producer 698k £1585 227p/k: 678k £1525 225p/k: Cullyhanna producer 692k £1555 225p/k: Killylea producer 732K £1635 223p/k: 752k £1655 220p/k: 768k £1685 219p/k:
Cullyhanna producer 514k £1255 244p/k: 510k £1235 242p/k: 532k £1275 240p/k: 508k £1195 235p/k: 514k £1195 233p/k: 548k £1245 227p/k: 544k £1235 227p/k:
Newry producer 390k £955 245p/k: Glenanne producer 382k £885 232p/k: Cullyhanna producer 476k £1095 230p/k: 476k £1095 230p/k: Belleeks producer 412k £935 227p/k: Cookstown producer 412k £915 222p/k: 414k £915 221p/k: 446k £985 221p/k:
Armagh producer 720k £1605 223p/k: Cullyhanna producer 758k £1665 220p/k: Newtownhamilton producer 704k £1545 219p/k: Armagh producer 660k £1425 216p/k: Tandragee producer 674k £1435 213p/k: 668k £1405 210p/k:
Warrenpoint producer 598k £1345 225p/k: Moira producer 532k £1185 223p/k: Loughinisland producer 508k £1125 221p/k: Armagh producer 510k £1115 219p/k: Loughinisland producer 510k £1115 219p/k: Cullyhanna producer 592k £1285 217p/k: Tandragee producer 622k £1345 216p/k: Armagh producer 516k £1115 216p/k: Lisburn producer 508k £1095 216p/k:
Annaghmore producer 406k £1015 250p/k: 434k £1065 245p/k: Glenanne producer 410k £1005 245p/k: Loughinisland producer 466k £1125 241p/k: Downpatrick producer 480k £1125 234p/k: Annaghmore producer 382k £925 242p/k: Armagh producer 400k £965 241p/k: 426k £995 234p/k: Armagh producer 464k £1075 232p/k: Lisburn producer 486k £1115 229p/k:
Armagh producer 648k £1135 175p/k: Stewartstown producer 620k £1065 172p/k: Armagh producer 640k £1075 168p/k: Stewartstown producer 526k £875 166p/k: Portadown producer 504k £835 166p/k: Stewartstown producer 568k £935 165p/k: Armagh producer 550k £875 159p/k: Scarva producer 522k £815 156p/k:
STRONG MALE WEANLINGS
Portadown producer 404k £1070 265p/k: 428k £1060 248p/k: Cullyhanna producer 408k £1010 248p/k: 414k £1010 244p/k: Armagh producer 410k £990 241p/k: Portadown producer 410k £890 217p/k: Portadown producer 472k £1000 212p/k:
LIGHTWEIGHT MALE WEANLINGS
Portadown producer 268k £885 330p/k: Portadown produce 304k £1000 329p/k: 314k £1000 318p/k: Armagh producer 358k £1010 282p/k: Portadown producer 364k £1000 275p/k: Cullyhanna producer 296k £800 270p/k: 298k £800 268p/k: Portadown producer 360k £960 267p/k: Armagh producer 324k £845 261p/k: Portadown producer 326k £840 258p/k:
Keady producer 306k £850 278p/k: 252k £690 274p/k: Moy producer 384k £1020 266p/k: 312k £790 253p: Mayobridge producer 318k £760 239p/k: Cullyhanna producer 290k £720 248p/k: Aughnacloy producer 282k £690 245p/k: Mayobridge producer 394k £940 239p/k: