Dairy stock to £1530 at Markethill

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Dairy stock sold to £1530 each at Markethill on Tuesday 21st April, paid for a calved heifer from a Loughgall farmer.

A Mayobridge farmer received £1280 for a calved heifer. Loughgall farmer calved heifer £1250.

CULL COWS

The 130 lots in the cull ring sold in a very firm trade. Beef bred cows to £143 for 740k at £1055. Main demand from £130 to £141 per 100 kilos. Fleshed friesians to £123 for 650k at £800. Top priced friesians £920 for 770k (120). All fleshed friesians from £108 to £120 per 100 kilos. Second quality friesians from £90 to £105 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £65 to £80 per 100 kilos. Over 36 months clean cattle sold from £140 to £164 per 100 kilos. Under age clean cattle to £186 per 100 kilos. Friesian steers to £148 for 590k at £870.

Cull cows: Lisnadill farmer 740k £1055 £143.00; Keady farmer 650k £915 £141.00; Armagh farmer 590k £810 £137.00; Cladybeg farmer 700k £955 £137.00; Crossmaglen farmer 570k £775 £136.00; Loughgall farmer 590k £795 £135.00; Lisnadill farmer 740k £995 £134.00; Newry farmer 630k £840 £133.00; Lisnadill farmer 700k £930 £133.00.

Friesian cull cows: Keady farmer 650k £800 £123.00; Mountnorris farmer 540k £650 £120.00; Whitecross farmer 770k £920 £120.00; Mountnorris farmer 700k £835 £119.00; Dromore farmer 650k £765 £118.00; Banbridge farmer 620k £715 £116.00; Jerrettspass farmer 800k £910 £115.00; Keady farmer 650k £735 £113.00; Mowhan farmer 610k £690 £113.00.

CALVES

The 150 lots in the calf ring sold in the best trade for several weeks. Bull calves to £420 for a 5 week old parethenese followed by £390 for a 2 week old Char. All good quality bulls from £240 to£380 each. The top 10 bulls averaged £338 each. Heifer calves to £300 for a whitehead. All good heifers from £180 to £280 each. Good quality Friesian bulls from £70 to £112 each.

Bull calves: Par £420; Ch £390; Par £380; Lim £370; Her £350; Par £330; Lim £300; Lim £285; Lim £275; Lim £275.

Heifer calves: Her £300; Par £280; Ch £280; Lim £280; Lim £275; Her £270; AA £262; AA £262; Her £258; Lim £255.