Cull cows sell to £1160 at Markethill Mart

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An entry of 170 cull cows at Markethil on Tuesday 15th November sold in a steady trade.

Beef bred cows sold from £125 to £148 per 100 kilos for 732k at £1085.

Cow/heifers sold from £150 to £181 per 100 kilos for 640k at £1160.

Fleshed Friesian cows sold to £112 per 100 kilos 680k at £760.

Main demand from £100 to £108 per 100 kilos.

Second quality Friesians from £80 to £90 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £50 to £70 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Lisnadill farmer 640k, £1160, £181.00; Markethill farmer 654k, £1070, £163.00; Dromore farmer 666k, £1000, £150.00; Armagh farmer 732k, £1085, £148.00; Whitecross farmer 734k, £1070, £145.00; Newry farmer 644k, £900, £139.00; Tandragee farmer 546k, £740, £135.00; Keady farmer 648k, £875, £135.00; Markethill farmer 736k, £990, £134.00.

Friesian cull cows: Crumlin farmer 680k, £760, £112.00; Newry farmer 700k, £750, £107.00; Poyntzpass farmer 682k, £725, £106.00; Newry farmer 738k, £770, £104.00; Loughgilly farmer 686k, £710, £104.00; Loughgilly farmer 710k, £725, £102.00; Newry farmer 630k, £640, £102.00; Annalong farmer 790k, £800, £101.00.

CALVES: 170 lots in the calf ring. Good quality bull calves sold to £390 for a three week old Sim. Main demand from £250 to £355 each. Good quality heifer calves sold from £180 to a top of £280 for a three week old BB.

Bull calves: Sim £390; Her £385; Her £355; Lim £350; Her £345; Lim £320; BB £315; BB £300; Lim £300; BB £295.

Heifer calves: BB £280; Her £280; AA £255; AA £250; AA £250; AA £235; AA £230; BB £220.