Dairy cows sell to £1240 at Markethill

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Dairy cows sold to £1240 at Markethill on Tuesday 23rd August for a calved second calver from a Poyntzpass farmer.

An entry of in calf Shorthorn bred cows from a Newry farmer sold to £900 each with several more from £710 to £840.

A Tynan farmer received £920 for an in-calf second calver. An entry of maiden heifers sold to £390 to £500 each.

Cow ring: The 190 cull cows sold in a steady demand.  Beed-bred cows to £159 per 100k for 678kg at £1080.  Main demand from £127 per 100k to £150 per 100k.

Fleshed Friesian cows sold from £105 per 100k to £128 per 100k and up to £950 for 814kg (117). Second quality Friesians from £80 per 100k to £95 per 100k and the poorest types from £50 per 100k to £75 per 100k. Clean cattle sold to £191 per 100k for 622kg at £1185.

Cull cows: Loughgilly farmer 678k, £1080, £159; Armagh farmer 578k, £865, £150; Collone farmer 700k, £935, £134; Armagh farmer 686k, £915, £133; 690k, £920, £133; Poyntzpass farmer 620k, £825, £133; Scarva farmer 792k, £1050, £133; Markethill farmer 804k, £1050, £131; Keady farmer 608k, £790, £130; Tandragee farmer 674k, £865, £128.

Friesian cows: Portadown farmer 550k, £705, £128; Armagh farmer 726k, £850, £117; Middletown farmer 814k, £950, £117; Annaghmore farmer 564k, £655, £116; Tandragee farmer 628k, £720, £155; Markethill farmer 592k, £670, £133; Tullyvallen farmer 670k, £755, £113; Armagh farmer 640k, £720, £113; Benburb farmer 688k, £770, £112.

The 170 lots in the calf ring sold in a steady trade.  Good quality bulls, (under six weeks old) sold to £385 for a Char.  All good types from £270 to £375 each.  Heifer calves to £360 for a five week old Sim. Main demand from £220 to £340 each.

Heifer calves: Sim £360; Ch £340; AA £290; BB £250; Sim £250; BB £240; Ch £240.

Bull calves: Ch £385; EA 375; Lim £360; Lim £350; Sim £350; Ch £350; Ch £340; BB £325; Ch 320.