Firm trade for dairy stock Markethill

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The 30 dairy stock at Markethill on Tuesday 16th February sold in a firm trade to £1260 for a calved heifer from a Aughnacloy farmer.

A local farmer received £1230 and £1210 for calved heifers.

Several more sold from £900 to £1010 each.

CULL COWS: The 130 cull cows sold in a steady trade with beef-bred cows/heifers to £151 for 710k at £1070. Cows to £138 for 616k at £850. Main demand from £110 to £130 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows from £95 to £117 for 592k at £690. Young Friesians from £110 to £129 for 716k at £920. Second quality Friesians from £80 to £90 per 100 kilos with the poorest lots from £55 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Beef bred cull cows: Newry farmer 710k £1070 £151.00; Newry farmer 616k £850 £138.00; Mowhan farmer 596k £775 £130.00; Newry farmer 650k £840 £129.00; Jerrettspass farmer 778k £1000 £129.00; Newry farmer 584k £745 £128.00; Lurgan farmer 682k £870 £127.00; Whitecross farmer 674k £855 £127.00.

Friesian cull cows: Moy farmer 592k £690 £117.00; Armagh farmer 600k £685 £114.00; Jerrettspass farmer 628k £665 £106.00; Newry farmer 624k £660 £106.00; Mountnorris farmer 576k £605 £105.00; Jerrettspass farmer 554k £580 £105.00; Dromore farmer 658k £680 £103.00; Keady farmer 736k £755 £103.00; Bessbrook farmer 720k £720 £100.00; Newry farmer 650k £650 £100.00.

CALVES: An entry of 215 lots in the calf ring sold in an exceptionally good demand for both beef-bred calves and friesians. Good quality bulls to £365 for a Lim. Main demand from £240 to £315. Heifer calves sold in the best trade for some time to £355 for a char. All good quality heifers from £220 to £325. Friesian bulls (3-4 month olds) sold from £120 to £160. Young friesians from £40 to £90 each.

Bull calves: Lim £365; AA £315; Ch £305; Lim £290; Her £270; BB £270; Ch £245.

Heifer calves: Lim £365; AA £325; Lim £320; BB £295; Lim £290; AA £275; AA £260; Her £255; BB £250; Her £245.