MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK LIMOUSIN WEANLING REPORT 1ST OCTOBER 2020
The annual sale of Limousin suckled calves at Markethill was held on Thursday 1st October due to covid restrictions there was no show prior to the sale however the quality of calves was exceptionally high and resulted in a best ever trade for both heifer and male calves. In the heifer section top price £1420 was paid for a 332k Lim £428 per 100 kilos from B Kelly Augher this animal was purchased by D McLaughlin Omagh. Top rate of £431 per 100 kilos was paid for 318k Lim £1370 sold by Nigel Deens Markethill and purchased by Richard Powell Keady. J Rice Armagh sold 340k Lim at £1260 £371 per 100 kilos purchased by Richard Powell Keady. All top quality heifer calves sold steadily from £270 to £347 per 100 kilos. Top quality male calves sold from £280 to £316 per 100 kilos for 244k Lim at £770 from E McKeown Crossmaglen this animal was purchased by A Daly Benburb. A Nugent Keady received £310 per 100 kilos for 284k Lim at £880 this animal was purchased by J McGarroll Dromore. Strong male weanlings sold to a top of £307 per 100 kilos for 372k at £1140 from E Kelly Augher. Top price £1280 was paid for a 464k Lim £276 from O O’Hare Keady. The total entry of calves was significantly increased on the year and the sale was assisted by the introduction of on- line bidding.
Markethill farmer 318k £1370 £431.00; (R. Powell); Augher farmer 332k £1420 £428.00; (D McLaughlin); Armagh farmer 340k £1260 £371.00; (R. Powell); Mountnorris farmer 242k £840 £347.00; (R. Mackey); Augher farmer 356k £1210 £340.00; (D & C Boyd); Armagh farmer 336k £1070 £318.00; Dromintee farmer 252k £800 £317.00; Mountnorris farmer 250k £790 £316.00;
Crossmaglen farmer 244k £770 £316.00; (A Daly); Keady farmer 284k £880 £310.00; (J McGarroll); Armagh farmer 272k £840 £208.00; Crossmaglen farmer 232k £700 £302.00; Mountnorris farmer 278k £830 £299.00; Mountnorris farmer 334k £960 £287.00; (R McArdle); Cullyhanna farmer 304k £860 £283.00; Armagh farmer 326k £900 £276.00; Mountnorris farmer 366k £1010 £276.00;
Markethill Livestock Sales would like to thank the N.I. Limousin Club for their ongoing support for their sale.