Increased entry of dairy stock at Markethill

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An increased entry of 20 dairy stock at Markethill on Tuesday 19th January sold readily, resulting in a complete clearance.

A Glenanne farmer received £1280 for a calved Jersey heifer. An Armagh farmer sold a calved second calver at £1180. Armagh farmer calved second calvers £1150 and £1100. Loughgall farmer calved heifer £1080. Dungannon farmer calved heifer £1080. Several more from £1000 to £1060 each.

CULL COWS: The 150 cull cows continued to sell in a very firm trade. Beef bred cows from £120 to £144 per 100 kilos and up to £1080 for 816k (132). Cows/heifers to £164 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows to £113 for 612k at £695. Main demand from £95 to £102 for 728k at £745. Top priced Friesian £805 for 798k (101). Second quality Friesians from £80 to £90 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £50 to £75 per 100 kilos. Friesian store cows for grazing sold from £85 to £95 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Newtownhamilton farmer 516k £740 £144.00; Newry farmer 816k £1080 £132.00; Dungannon farmer 592k £760 £128.00; Portadown farmer 750k £960 £128.00; Lurgan farmer 774k £980 £127.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 654k £815 £125.00; Newry farmer 736k £900 £122.00; Newry farmer 822k £1005 £122.00; Markethill farmer 780k £940 £121.00.

Friesian cull cows: Tassagh farmer 612k £695 £113.00; Glenanne farmer 728k £745 £102.00; Newry farmer 798k £805 £101.00; Lisburn farmer 554k £555 £100.20; Armagh farmer 750k £750 £100.00; Loughbrickland farmer 752k £740 £98.00; Lisburn farmer 588k £575 £98.00; Dungannon farmer 650k £635 £98.00; Loughgilly farmer 586k £570 £97.00; Newry farmer 674k £655 £97.00; Lisnadill farmer 665k £645 £97.00.

CALVES: The 210 calves returned a steady trade with bulls (under five weeks old) to £360 for a blue. Main demand from £230 to £345. Heifer calves to £315 for a blue. All good quality heifers from £190 to £280 each. Strong Friesian bulls (up to five months old) sold from £170 to £205 each. Young Friesians from £40 to £85 each.

Bull calves: BB £360; BB £345; AA £325; Ch £315; AA £305; BB £295; BB £295; BB £290; BB £285.

Heifer calves: BB £315; BB £280; AA £258; BB £250; Her £240; BB £195.