Firm trade for cull cows 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 170 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 17th May sold in another very firm trade.

Beef-bred cows to £143 for 768k at £1095 followed by £139 for 686k at £950. Main demand from £120 to £135 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows sold from £105 to £119 for 700k at £830. Top price Friesian £965 for 828k (117). Second quality friesians from £85 to £100 per 100 kilos with the poorest types from£60 to £75 per 100 kilos. Clean cattle to £193 for 750k at £1450 followed £173 for 705k at £1220.

Cull cows

Gilford farmer 768k £1095 £143.00; Armagh farmer 686k £950 £139.00; Newry farmer 710k £955 £135.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 728k £970 £133.00; Richhill farmer 786k £1035 £132.00; Poyntzpass farmer 618k £805 £130.00; Richhill farmer 662k £860 £130.00; Kilkeel farmer 698k £885 £127.00.

Friesian cull cows: Collone farmer 700k £830 £119.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 828k £965 £117.00; Collone farmer 718k £835 £116.00; Portadown farmer 578k £670 £116.00; Collone farmer 630k £720 £114.00; Armagh farmer 802k £915 £114.00; Collone farmer 616k £700 £114.00; Portadown farmer 568k £645 £114.00; Crumlin farmer 636k £720 £113.00; Mountnorris farmer 604k £680 £113.00.

Clean cull cattle: Tynan farmer 750k £1450 £193.00; Collone farmer 706k £1220 £173.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 578k £920 £159.00; Donaghmore farmer 620k £975 £157.00; Portadown faremr 610k £920 £151.00.

CALVES

The 180 lots in the calf ring sold in a very firm demand. Bulls (under 6 weeks old) sold to £415 for a Simm. Main demand from £240 to £340. Suitable heifers from £200 to £290 with a top of £345 for a Char. Young Friesian bulls from £40 to £100 each with stronger friesians from £130 to £200 each.

Bull calves: Sim £415; Ch £340; Sim £330; Sim £305; Her £305; Lim £280; Lim £275; Lim £270.

Heifer calves: Ch £345; Lim £290; BB £290; Her £280; Lim £250; Her £235; BB £230; Lim £225.