Steady demand at Markethill

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The 47 dairy stock at Markethill on Tuesday, April 19, sold in a steady demand with good quality lots selling readily. Calved heifers to £1,200 each for a Glenanne farmer. A Stewartstown farmer received £1,130 and £1,100 for calved heifers. Banbridge farmer £1,180. Markethill farmer £1,130. In-calf heifers to £950 each.

Cull cows: The 150 cull cows maintained a strong demand. Beef-bred cows from £115 to £140 for 762k at £1065 and up to £1125 for 934k. Fleshed friesians from £100 to £112 for 796k at £890. Second quality friesians from £85 to £95 per 100 kilos and the poorest types in excellent demand from £60 to £75 per 100 kilos. Aged bulls to £119 for 1070k at £1275.

Cull cows: Tassagh farmer 762k £1065 £140.00; Armagh farmer 540k £720 £133.00; Cullyhanna farmer 582k £755 £130.00; Cullyhanna farmer 744k £965 £130.00; Armagh farmer 660k £830 £126.00. Cullyhanna farmer 660k £815 £124.00; Tandragee farmer 660k £800 £121.00; Armagh farmer 828k £1000 £121.00; Dundrod farmer 934k £1125 £121.00.

Friesian cull cows: Kilkeel farmer 796k £890 £112.00; Mountnorris farmer 610k £680 £112.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 684k £760 £111.00; Markethill farmer 596k £650 £109.00; Kilkeel farmer 620k £675 £109.00; Glenanne farmer 634k £690 £109.00; Glenanne farmer 708k £770 £109.00; Glenanne farmer 732k £780 £107.00; Portadown farmer 730k £775 £106.00; Armagh farmer 746k £790 £106.00.

Calves: The 180 lots in the calf ring sold in a steady demand. Bull calves to £400 for a four week old Char. Main demand from £260 to £365 each. Good quality heifers to £320 for a four week old Sim. All good types from £190 to £315 each. Young Friesian bulls from £40 to £85 each.

Bull calves: Ch £400; BB £365; Lim £340; Sim £340; Sim £330; BB £330; Lim £320; Sim £315; Lim £305;

Heifer calves: Sim £320; BB £315; Sim £280; Sim£275; Ch £275; Sim £270; BB £255; Sim £245; Lim £225.