Dairy stock sells to £1,530 at Markethill Mart

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Dairy stock sold to £1,530 at Markethill on Tuesday 4th April paid for a calved heifer from a Loughgall farmer.

The same owner received £1,290 for a calved heifer.

A Poyntzpass farmer sold two second calvers at £1,300 and £1,200 each.

140 cull cows sold in the best trade so far this year.

Beef bred cows to £172 per 100k for 764k at £1,315 followed by 600k at £1,000 (£166 per 100k).

Main demand from £137 to £165, fleshed Friesian cows from £110 to £121 for 810k at £980 with several Friesian cows selling for £850 and £930 each.

Second quality Friesian cows from £90 to £105 with poorest types from £65 to £85 per 100k.

Friesian heifers sold from £140 to £155 per 100k for 650k at £1000.

Clean cattle sold £199 per 100k for 638k at £1270, followed by 626k at £1,240 (£198) for a Dungannon farmer.

200 calves returned an excellent demand. Good quality bull calves from £270 to a top of £385 for a five week old Char.

Suitable heifer calves to £380 for a five week old BB. Main demand from £220 to £340 each.

Cull cows: Newry farmer 764k, £1,315, 172p/k: Silverbridge farmer 610k, £1,010, 166p/k: Crossmaglen farmer 614k, £990, 161p/k: Magheralin farmer 730k, £1,155, 158p/k: Silverbridge farmer 710k, £1,100, 155p/k: Richhill farmer 620k, £940, 152p/k: Armagh farmer 756k, £1,090, 144p/k: Mullaghbawn farmer 614k, £840, 137p/k.

Friesian cull cows: Mountnorris farmer 810k, £980, 121p/k: Dromara farmer 770k, £925, 120p/k: Mountnorris farmer 774k, £925, 120p/k: Markethill farmer 730k, £870, 119p/k: Caledon farmer 714k, £845, 118p/k: Coalisland farmer 816k, £950, 116p/k: Newtownhamilton farmer 674k, £780, 116p/k: Tassagh farmer 770k, £890, 116p/k.

Clean cattle: Dungannon farmer 638k, £1,270, 199p/k: 626k, £1,240, 198p/k: Annaghmore famer 492k, £940, 191p/k: Silverbridge farmer 582k, £1,070, 184p/k.

Bull calves: Ch £385, BB £380 Sim £360, Sim £340, Her £330, Lim £310, Fkv £290 and AA £290.

Heifer calves: BB £380, £340, Sim £315, Ch £295, Sim £275, Friesian £270 and Lim £265.