Beef bred cows sell to £1,410 for 794k at Markethill Mart

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An entry of 100 cull cows in Markethill 28th March continued to sell in a very firm trade.

Beef bred cows sold to top of £178 per 100 kilos for a 794k at £1,410.

Main demand from £130 to £164 per 100 kilos paid for 580k at £955.

Fleshed Friesian cows from £110 to £122 per 100 kilos and up to £895 for 740k at £120.

Second quality friesians from £90 to £105 per 100 kilos and thin cows from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Markethill farmer 794k, £1,410, £178.00; Poyntzpass farmer 582k, £955, £164.00; Richhill farmer 710k, £1,040, £146.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 584k, £835, £143.00; Poyntzpass farmer 638k, £910, £143.00; Downpatrick farmer 698k, £980, £140.00; Newry farmer 670k, £930, £139.00; Downpatrick farmer 718k, £980, £137.00.

Friesian cull cows: Donaghmore farmer 550k, £670, £122.00; Kilkeel farmer 746k, £895, £120.00; Lurgan farmer 726k, £850, £117.00; Lurgan farmer 718k, £840, £117.00; Banbridge farmer 696k, £810, £116.00; Keady farmer 648k, £750, £116.00; Tandragee farmer 592k, £680, £115.00; Dungannon farmer 668k, £765, £115.00.

CALVES: 130 lots in the calf ring.

Bull calves to £405 for a four week old Hereford.

All good quality bulls from £240 to £360.

Heifer calves sold from £180 to £270 each.

Good quality Friesian bulls from £60 to £105 each.