Firm trade for entry of cull cows at Markethill

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An entry of 110 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 12th January sold in another firm trade with well fleshed Friesian cows in particularly strong demand, selling from £95 to £114 for 656k at £750.

Top price friesians £970 for 876k (111). Beef-bred cows to £132 for 590k at £780. Main demand from £116 to £124 per 100 kilos. Second quality friesians cows from £80 to £90 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £50 to £70 per 100 kilos. Aged bulls to £111 for 970k at £1075. Clean cattle to £150 for 630k at £945.

Cull cows: Hilltown farmer 590k £780 £132.00; Markethill farmer 520k £645 £124.00; Milford farmer 610k 3730 £120.00; Armagh farmer 554k £660 £119.00.

Friesian cull cows: Lurgan farmer 656k £750 £114.00; Markethill farmer 696k £790 £114.00; Keady farmer 876 £970 £111.00; Markethill farmer 568k £590 £104.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 538k £550 £102.00; Collone farmer 818k £825 £101.00; Scarva farmer 728k £720 £99.00; Kilkeel farmer 800k £790 £99.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 720k £710 £99.00.

Dairy stock sold to £1200 for a calved heifer from a Glenanne farmer. Newry farmer calved heifer at £1180. Glenanne farmer calved heifer £1150. Collone farmer calved heifer at £1080.

CALVES: The 130 calves sold in a steady trade. Bull calves (under five weeks old) to £395 for a Char. Main demand from £240 to £345 each. Good quality heifer calves from £190 to £190 for a Lim. Strong Friesian bulls (10 weeks old) from £90 to £150 each with younger lots from £30 to £70 each.

Bull calves: Ch £395; Her £345; BB £325; BB £285; BB £280; Lim £270; AA £270; AA £255.

Heifer calves: Lim £290; Her £260; BB £240; BB £225; BB £200; BB £195; Her £190.