Steady trade for cull cows at Markethill

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An entry of 190 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 28th June returned a steady trade. Beef bred cows to £153 for 588k at £900. Top price £1060 for 798k (133). Main demand from £125 to £147 per 100 kilos.

Cows/heifers sold from £150 to £167 for 570k at £955. Young Friesian cows sold from £125 to £141 for 720k at £990. Main demand for fleshed friesians from £105 to £124 for 740k at £920.

Top price Friesians £995 for 812k (123). Second quality Friesians from £190 to £100 per 100 kilos the poorest types from £55 to £80 per 100 kilos. Friesian bullocks sold to £1065 for 792k (135). Main demand from £128 to £141 for 702k at £990. Aged bulls to £1235 for 1200k FKV bull (103).

Cull cows: Dromore farmer 588k £900 £153.00; Portadown farmer 656k £965 £147.00; Killylea farmer 668k £980 £147.00; Portadown farmer 688k £970 £141.00; Portadown farmer 764k £1025 £134.00; Banbridge farmer 798k £1060 £133.00; Armagh farmer 600k £780 £130.00; Killylea farmer 700k £905 £130.00; Cullyhanna farmer 716k £910 £127.00.

Friesian cull cows: Markethill farmer 720k £900 £125.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 740k £920 £124.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 812k £995 £123.00; Banbridge farmer 640k £780 £122.00; Waringstown farmer 688k £785 £114.00; Banbridge farmer 772k £865 £112.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 824k £920 £112.00; Dromara farmer 672k £750 £112.00; Dromara farmer 686k £760 £111.00.

CALVES: The 180 lots in the calf ring returned another very good trade. Bull calves sold to £450 for a four week old Sim followed by £440 for a three week old Sim. Main demand from £280 to £390 each. The top 10 bulls averaged £351 each. Good quality heifer calves from £220 to £300 for a blue. Strong Friesian bulls, two months old sold from £120 to £155 each. Younger lots from £45 to £85 each.

Bull calves: Sim £450; Sim £440; Sim £390; BB £380; AA £335; AA £315; BB £315; Sim £305; Sim £295; BB £285.

Heifer calves: BB £300; Her £280; Sim £275; Sim £270; BB £265; Sim £250; Sim £250; AA £250; Her £240.