Beef bred cows sell to £163 per 100 kilos at Markethill

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An entry of 150 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 13th December continued to sell in a very strong demand.

Beef bred cows sold to £163 per 100 kilos for 700k Char at £1140.

Main demand from £130 to £156 per 100 kilos.

Fleshed Friesian cows sold to £119for 780k at £930.

All fleshed Friesians from £100 to E116 per 100 kilos. Second quality Friesians from £80 to £95 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £50 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Collone farmer 700k, £1140, £163.00; Moybrick farmer 686k, £1070, £156.00; Markethill farmer 770k, £1140, £148.00; Newry farmer 638k, £940, £147.00; Newry farmer 592k, £865, £146.00; Armagh farmer 890k, £1300, £146.00; Moybrick farmer 618k, £900, £146.00; Banbridge farmer 754k, £1060, £141.00.

Friesian cull cows: Dungannon farmer 780k, £930, £119.00; Newry farmer 544k, £630, £116.00; Dungannon farmer 796k, £920, £116.00; Dungannon farmer 686k, £780, £114.00; Portadown farmer 586k, £665, £113.00; Portadown farmer 600k, £680, £113.00; Newry farmer 736k, £800, £109.00.

Dairy stock sold to £1350 for a calved heifer from a Newry farmer.

CALVES: 210 lots in the calf ring sold in a steady trade. Good quality bulls to £290 for a three week old Hereford. Main demand from £220 to £270. Heifer calves to £290 for a BB with all good heifers from £200 to £260.

Bull calves: Her £290; BB £270; AA £255; Sim £245; Her£240; Her £240; Her £240.

Heifer calves: BB £290; Ch £260; BB £260; Sim £240; AA £220; Sim £215; Her £200.