Firm trade for 180 cull cows at Markethill

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An entry of 180 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 6th September continued to sell in a very firm trade.

Beef-bred cows sold from £125 to £139 per 100 kilos and up to £1175 for 920k Herford (128).

Fleshed Friesians from £105 to £117 for 652k at £765.

Second quality Friesians from £80 to £95 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £50 to £70 per 100 kilos.

Young Friesian clean cattle sold readily from £130 to £142 for 680k at £970.

Beef bred clean cattle to £188 for 568k at £1070 followed by £182 for 650k at £1185.

Cull cows: Collone farmer 656k, £910, £139.00; Newry farmer 626k, £855, £137.00; Armagh farmer 646k, £880, £136.00; Loughghall farmer 632k, £860, £136.00; Armagh farmer 780k, £1035, £133.00; Armagh farmer 710k, £940, £132.00; Whitecross farmer 584k, £770, £132.00; Gilford farmer 576k, £755, £131.00; Collone farmer 760k, £990, £130.00; Armagh farmer 646k, £840, £130.00.

Friesian cull cows: Mountnorris farmer 652k, £765, £117.00; Markethill farmer 558k, £630, £113.00; Donaghmore farmer 670k, £755, £113.00; Bessbrook farmer 704k, £785, £112.00; Middletown farmer 708k, £760, £107.00; Dungannon farmer 700k, £750, £107.00; Donaghcloney farmer 672k, £715, £106.00; Markethill farmer 784k, £830, £106.00; Rathfriland farmer 666k, £705, £106.00.

The 27 lots in the dairy ring sold in a firm trade. Calved heifers to £1150 for a Markethill farmer. A Poyntzpass farmer sold three Shorthorn cows at £1000, £990 and £950. An entry of in-calf Friesian heifers (due November) from a Dromore farmer sold to £960 each, paid twice. Several more from £800 to £950.

CALVES: The 190 lots in the calf ring returned an excellent trade. Bull calves to £425 for 3 week old Hereford, followed by £420 for a six week old Lim. Main demand from £250 to £390 each. Heifer calves from £180 to £280 with a top of £355 for a blue, followed by £325 for a Char.

Bull calves: Her £425; Lim £420; Ch £390; Ch £385; Ch £370; Lim £350; Her £330; BB £290.

Heifer calves: BB £355; Ch £325; Ch £280; Lim £235; BB £230; SHB £225.