Cull cows maintain their trade at Markethill

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An entry of 100 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 24th May maintained their recent trade.

Beef bred cows to £165 for 710k at £1170. Main demand from £120 to £138 for 670k at £925. Fleshed Friesian cows from £105 to £114 for 704k at £805. Top priced Friesians £835 for 738k (113). Second quality friesians from £88 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest lots from £65 to £80 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Markethill farmer 710k £1170 £165.00; Newry farmer 670k £925 £138.00; Newry farmer 734k £980 £134.00; Richhill farmer 744k £970 £130.00; Gilford farmer 602k £780 £129.00; Tassagh farmer 650k £835 £129.00; Tassagh farmer 696k £890 £128.00.

Friesian cull cows: Armagh farmer 704k £805 £114.00; Banbridge farmer 640k £725 £113.00; Cullyhanna farmer 738k £835 £113.00; Keady farmer 628k £700 £112.00; Scarva farmer 666k £730 £110.00; Armagh farmer 572k £625 £109.00; Cullyhanna farmer 724k £790 £109.00; Lurgan farmer 684k £745 £109.00; Newry farmer 580k £625 £108.00; Crumlin farmer 576k £620 £108.00.

CALVES: The 210 lots in the calf ring sold in a very firm trade. Bulls (under 6 weeks old) sold to £420 for a Char. Main demand from £220 to £305. Angus bred bulls to £300 each with several more from £200 to £270. Strong Friesian bulls from £120 to £190 each with young Friesian bulls from £40 to £70 each. Heifer calves to £345 for a Simm followed by £340 for a Lim. Main demand from £200 to £245 each.

Bull calves: Ch £420; Her £305; Lim £305; AA £300; BB £295; Lim £295; Her £290; DAQ £270.

Heifer calves: Sim £345; Lim £340; Lim £245; BB £240; Sim £235; Par £230; Lim £225; Sim £220.