MARTS: Markethill

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Dairy stock sold to £1080 for a calved heifer at Markethill on Tuesday 15th September at Markethill Livestock Sales.

CULL COWS: The 120 cull cows continued to sell in a very firm trade. Beef bred cows to £148 for 636k £940. Main demand from £125 to £141 per 100 kilos with top price of £1170 for 876k (134). Cows/heifers to £169 for 670k at £1170. Fleshed Friesians to £118 for 670k at £790 with all good types from £100 to £115 per 100 kilos. Top price Friesian £935 for 860k (109). Second quality Friesian cows from £80 to £90 per 100 kilos with the poorest lots from £58 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Cullyhanna farmer 690k £1170 £169.00; Armagh farmer 635k £940 £148.00; Armagh farmer 595k £840 £141.00; Gilford farmer 640k £900 £141.00; Banbridge farmer 715k £1005 £140.00; Armagh farmer 765k £1060 £138.00; Cookstown farmer 640k £860 £135.00; Portadown farmer 875k £1170 £134.00; Collone farmer 635k £820 £129.00.

Friesian cull cows: Lisburn farmer 670k £790 £118.00; Newtownhamilton farmr 525k £605 £115.00; Portadown farmer 780k £895 £115.00; Jerrettspass farmer 755k £845 £112.00; Caledon farmer 775k £865 £112.00; Cullyhanna farmer 640k £710 £111.00; Dromara farmer 700k £760 £109.00; Annaghmore farmer 860k £935 £109.00; Loughbrickland farmer 715k £775 £108.00.

CALVES: The 190 lots in the calf ring sold in an excellent trade. Good quality bull calves to £380 for a blue. All good bulls from£240 to £360 each. Young Friesian bulls from £50 to £92 each. Stronger lots from £115 to £245 each. Heifer calves to £295 for a blue with good heifers from £220 to £275 each. Reared bull calves sold £610 for a 202k Lim (302) from a Newtownhamilton farmer. Several more from £500 to £600 each. Reared heifer calves to £545 for 218k at (250).

Bull calves: Ch £30; Ch £360; Lim £345; BB £340; Lim £325; Sim £310; BB £300; FKV £295; Lim £290; DR £290.

Heifer calves: BB £295; Lim £275; AA £255; BB £250; Lim £245; Lim £245; AA £240; Lim £230.