MARTS: Markethill

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The 90 cull cows returned another firm trade at Markethill on Tuesday 23rd June.

Beef bred cows to £161 for 700k at £1125. Main demand from £125 to £158 per 100 kilos. Top price £1260 for 940k (134). Fleshed Friesian cows from £110 to £122 per 100 kilos with a top of £125 for 630k at £790. Top price £915 for 760k (124). Second quality friesians from £90 to £105 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos. Clean cattle to £214 for 454k at £970. Main demand from £170 to £184 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Keady farmer 700k £1125 £161.00; Gilford farmer 650k £1020 £158.00; Cookstown farmer 860k £1235 £144.00; Newry farmer 595k £855 £144.00; Mowhan farmer 800k £1140 £143.00; Collone farmer 810k £1120 £138.00; Loughgilly farmer 700k £950 £136.00; Keady farmer 590k £795 £136.00; Newry farmer 945k £1260 £134.00.

Clean cattle

Richhill farmer 455k £970 3214.00; Mowhan farmer 610k £1125 £184.00; Richhill farmer 510k £920 3179.70; Richhill farmer 655k £1155 £176.60; Cookstown farmer 535k £920 £172.30.

Friesian cull cows

Middletown farmer 630k £790 £125.00; Lisnadill farmer 700k £855 £122.00; Moy farmer 620k £745 £120.00; Newry farmer 760k £915 £120.00; Mayobridge farmer 740k £870 £118.00; Benburb farmer 670k £775 £116.00; Moy farmer 605k £695 £115.00; Moy farmer 570k £650 £115.00; Dromara farmer 640k £735 £115.00.

CALVES

The 110 dropped calves returned an exceptionally good trade. Bull calves to £425 for a 4 week old Lim with all good quality lots from £300 to £395 each. Heifer calves to £330 for a blue. All good quality heifer calves from £190 to £305 each. Good quality Friesian bulls from £60 to £110 each.

Bull calves

Lim £425; BB £395; BB £385; BB £380; Lim £380; Lim £340; Sim £340; BB £335; Ch £330; Par £325.

Heifer calves

BB £330; BB £305; Her £300; AA £295; Her £290; Lim £288; BB £285; Her £275; Lim £248.