Cull cows sold to a strong trade at Markethill

Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland Thursday 16nd March 2017 Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye � Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar. Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s. The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

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An entry of 130 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 14th June sold in a very strong trade for all classes.

Beef-bred cows to £160 for 800k DAQ at £1280. All good quality cows from £125 to £144 for 694k at £1000. Fleshed Friesian cows to £119 for 650k at £775 and up to £850 for 760k. Main demand from £105 to £116 per 100 kilos. Second quality cows from £85 to £100 per 100 kilos with the poorest quality friesians from £55 to £75 per 100 kilos. Clean cattle to £176 for 660k at £1160.

CULL COWS: Whitecross farmer 800k £1280 £160.00; Newry farmer 694k £1000 £144.00; Cullyhanna farmer 790k £1120 £142.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 514k £720 £140.00; Collone farmer 664k £925 £139.00; Portadown farmer 636k £875 £138.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 520k £700 £135.00; Tandragee farmer 642k £845 £132.00.

Friesian cull cows: Newry farmer 650k £775 £119.00; Bessbrook farmer 706k £820 £116.00; Collone farmer 760k £850 £112.00; Banbridge farmer 646k £720 £111.00; Banbridge farmer 776k £840 £108.00; Lisnadill farmer 666k £720 £108.00; Lisburn farmer 710k £765 £108.00; Mowhan farmer 630k £670 £106.00; Benburb farmer 606k £640 £106.00; Banbridge farmer 678k £715 £105.00;

CALVES: The 170 lots in the calf ring sold in an exceptionally strong demand with several calves selling in excess of £400 each. Bull calves to £450 paid twice for 2 week old Char. Main demand from £280 to £420 each. Heifer calves sold to £490 for a 2 week old Simm followed by £400 for a Simm. Main trade from £220 to £345 each.

Bull calves: Ch £450; Ch £450; Ch £420; Ch £380; Sim £345; Lim £330; Sim£310; Sim £280.

Heifer calves: Sim £490; Sim £400; Lim £345; Her £255; Sim £235; Sim £235; Lim £230; BB £225.