Very firm trade for cull cows at Markethill

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An entry of 130 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 21st June continued to sell in a very firm trade for all classes.

Beef-bred cows to £159 for 640k at £1020 and up to £1180 for 740k (159). Main demand from £125 to £143 per 100 kilos.

Fleshed Friesian cows from £105 to £113 for 780k at £885.

Second quality Friesians from £85 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £55 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Clean cattle to £180 for 650k heifer at £1170.

Cull cows: Armagh farmer 640k £1020 £159.00; Armagh farmer 742k £1180 £159.00; Armagh farmer 808k £1155 £143.00; Cullyhanna farmer 660k £885 £134.00; Keady farmer 598k £795 £133.00; Cladymore farmer 650k 3860 £132.00; Keady farmer 682k £900 £132.00; Middletown farmer 874k £1140 £130.00; Ballynahinch farmer 668k £865 £130.00; Laurencetown farmer 688k £885 £129.00.

Friesian cull cows: Middletown farmer 780k £885 £113.00; Collone farmer 794k £885 £111.00; Newry farmer 688k £760 £110.00; Collone farmer 702k £775 £110.00; Collone farmer 658k £720 £110.00; Portadown farmer 630k £685 £109.00; Keady farmer 624k £675 £108.00; Collone farmr 644k £695 £108.00.

Dairy cows sold to £1070 for a calved Ayrshire third calver from a Templepatrick farmer. A Middletown farmer received 3950 for a calved heifer. A Rathfriland farmer sold two calved heifers at £900 and £800.

CALVES: The 210 calves returned a steady trade with top quality bulls to £470 paid twice for three week old blues. Angus bulls to £425 each. Main demand from £280 to £380 each. Good quality heifer calves from £190 to £270 for a blue.

Bull calves: BB £470; BB £470; AA £425; BB £380; Lim £350; Lim £345; Lim £330; Lim £315; Lim £295.

Heifer calves: BB £270; BB £245; AA £245; Lim £230; Lim £220; Her £220; Lim £200; SHB £195.