Steady trade in the cull ring at Markethill

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An entry of 110 lots in the cull ring at Markethill on Tuesday 2nd June sold in a steady trade.

Beef bred cows sold to £152 for 690k at £1050. Main demand from £120 to £141 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows from £105 to £121 for 730k at £885. Second quality friesians from £88 to £100 per 100 kilos with the poorest lots from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos. Young Friesian cattle sold from £120 to £130 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Glenanne farmer 690k £1050 £152.00; Newry farmer 600k £850 £141.00; Derrynoose farmer 690k £870 £126.00; Keady farmer 740k £930 £126.00; Newry farmer 590k £740 £125.00; Tynan farmer 710k £855 £120.00.

Friesian cull cows: Keady farmer 730k £885 £121.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 680k £820 £120.00; Armagh farmer 630k £725 £115.00; Donaghmore farmer 780k £880 £113.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 820k £915 £112.00; Newry farmer 730k £820 £112.00; Newry farmer 580k £645 £110.80.

CALVES

The 180 lots in the calf ring sold in an exceptionally firm trade with quality heifer calves selling to £520 for a 4 week old. Char heifer followed by £475 for a 6 week old Char. Main demand from £200 to £275 each. Good quality bulls to £350 for a Char. Main demand from £250 to £310 each. Good quality Friesian bulls sold from £65 to £135 each.

Bull calves: Ch £350; AA £350; Lim £310; BB £295; Lim £290; BB £285; BB £270; Sim £255; AA £255; Sim £252.

Heifer calves: Ch £520; Ch £475; Lim £275; Her £260; Ch £245; BB £245; BB £235; Her £230.