Dairy stock sell to 1240 at Markethill

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Dairy stock sold to £1240 at Markethill on Tuesday 26th July paid for a calved heifer from a Stewartstown farmer.

A Mayobridge farmer sold two calved heifers at £1080 and £1000 each.

CULL COWS: The 170 cull cows sold in a steady trade. Beef-bred cows to £151 for 746k at £1125. Main demand from £120 to £145 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows from £105 to £119 for 620k at £740. Top price £905 for 770k (118). Second quality Friesians from £80 to £95 per 100 kilos with the poorest types from £55 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Cullyhanna farmer 746k £1125 £151.00; Richhill farmer 720k £1045 £145.00; Keady farmer 608k £855 £141.00; Mayobridge farmer 820k £1110 £135.00; Collone farmer 706k £955 £135.00; Richhill farmer 740k £1000 £135.00; Tassagh farmer 788k £1060 £135.00; Portadown farmer 542k £720 £133.00.

Friesian cull cows: Poyntzpass farmer 620k £740 £119.00; Banbridge farmer 770k £905 £118.00; Gilford farmer 640k £750 £117.00; Newry farmer 592k £690 £117.00; Scarva farmer 704k £810 £115.00; Scarva farmer 600k £660 £110.00; Newry farmer 686k £740 £108.00; Cullyhanna farmer 660k £710 £108.00; Kilkeel farmer 782k £835 £107.00.

CALVES: The 165 lots in the calf ring sold in a firm trade. Bull calves to £450 for a four week old Char. All good quality bulls from £280 to £370 each. Heifer calves sold from £190 to £250 each for a Lim. Young Friesian bulls from £45 to £88 each.

An entry of Holstein heifer calves from a Crumlin farmer (3-4 months old) sold to £320 each with others from £250 to £315.

Bull calves: Ch £450; AA £370; Sim £310; BB £305; Sim £300; Lim £290; Lim £285; BB £280; Ch £280.

Heifer calves: Lim £250; Lim £225; Lim £220; Her £310; Sim £200; AA £200.