Steady trade in cull cows at Markethill

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An entry of 150 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 1st December returned a steady trade. Beef bred cows to £124 for 700k at £870. Top price £1035 for 870k (119). Main demand from £110 to £118 per 100 kilos.

Fleshed Friesians from £90 to £102 for 740k at £755. To priced Friesian £845 for 930k (91).

Second quality Friesians from £75 to £85 per 100 kilos with the poorest types from £50 to £65 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Newry farmer 700k £870 £124.00; Newry farmer 718k £860 £120.00; Poyntzpass farmer 870k £1035 £119.00; Poyntzpass farmer 830k £980 £118.00; Tandragee farmer 605k £675 £111.00; Poyntzpass farmer 695k £770 £111.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 650k £715 £110.00; Portadown farmr 690k £765 £111.00.

Friesian cull cows: Dungannon farmer 740k £755 £102.00; Dromore farmer 625k £635 £102.00; Dromara farmer 720k £690 £96.00; Newry farmer 720k £685 £95.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 790k £725 £92.00; Middletown farmer 930k £845 £91.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 810k £730 £90.00.

CALVES: The 160 lots in the calf ring sold in a steady demand. Bull calves to £325 each for a Lim. All good quality bulls from £240 to £315 each. Heifer calves reached £430 for a three week old Simm. All good quality heifers from £180 to £245 each.

Male calves: Lim £325; AA £310; Her £310; Cha £315; Lim £295; Lim £275; Lim £250.

Heifer calves: Sim £430; Lim £245; Her £240; Her £225; Lim £220; Lim £210.