Steady trade for cull cows at Markethill

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The 120 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 31st May sold in a steady trade.

Beef-bred cows from £120 to £140 for 840k Angus cow at £1180. Fleshed friesians from £105 to £118 for 640k at £755. Top price Friesian £845 for 810k. Second quality friesians from £90 to £100 per 100 kilos with the poorest types from £57 to £80 per 100 kilos. Clean cattle to £187 for 510k at £955. Several more from £159 to £167 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Keady farmer 840k £1180 £140.00; Keady farmer 800k £1070 £134.00; Derrynoose farmer 830k £1110 £134.00; Newtownbutler farmer 658k £870 £132.00; Crossmaglen farmer 716k £935 £131.00; Templepatrick farmer 560k £730 £130.35; Forkhill farmer 638k £820 £128.50; Newry farmer 702k £900 £128.30; Newtownbutler farmer 570k £730 £128.00; Keady farmer 680k £860 £126.50.

Friesian cull cows: Lisburn farmer 640k £755 £118.00; Caledon farmer 674k £775 £115.00; Banbridge farmer 668k £765 £115.00; Katesbridge farmer 634k £715 £113.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 690k £755 £109.00; Lisburn farmer 540k £590 £109.00; Dromara farmer 644k £695 £108.00; Banbridge farmer 556k £595 £107.00; Portadown farmer 666k £710 £107.00.

Clean cattle: Armagh farmer 510k £955 £187.00; Tassagh farmer 558k £930 £167.00; Poyntzpass farmer 630k £1040 £165.00; Tassagh farmer 588k £935 £149.00.

CALVES

The 110 lots in the dropped calf ring returned an excellent demand. Bull claves to £405 for a 3 week old Char. Main demand from£240 to £325. Heifer calves to £325 for a 6 week old Lim. All suitable heifers from £200 to £265 each.

Bull calves: Ch £405; Lim £325; Ch £315; Lim £310; BB £305; Sim £300; Lim £285; Lim £275; Lim £270.

Heifer calves: Lim £325; Lim £265; Lim £250; Lim £245; Lim £235; Her £225.