Dairy stock sells to £1300 at Markethill

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Dairy stock sold to £1300 at Markethill on Tuesday 24th January paid for a calved heifer from a Kilkeel farmer.

A Newry farmer received £1200 for a calved heifer.

CULL COWS: 110 cull cows sold in a very strong demand. Beef bred cows to £152 per 100 kilos for 740k at £1135. Main demand from £130 to £147 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows sold from £104 per 100 kilos to a top of £120 per 100 kilos for 740k at £895. Second quality friesians from £85 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £55 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Portadown farmer 748k, £1135, £152.00; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 536k, £790, £147.00; Annalong farmer 674k, £970, £144.00; Craigavon farmer 794k, £1140, £144.00; Collone farmer 786k, £1100, £140.00; Newry farmer 620k, £850, £137.00; Richhill farmer 562k, £770, £137.00; Cullyhanna farmer 596k, £800, £134.00.

Friesian cull cows: Jerrettspass farmer 746k, £895, £120.00; Newry farmer 694k, £795, £115.00; Poyntzpass farmer 736k, £830, £113.00; Poyntzpass farmer 680k, £760, £112.00; Eglish farmer 636k, £690, £109.00; Tandragee farmer 622k, £655, £105.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 660k, £695, £105.00; Newry farmer 632k, £660, £104.00.

CALVES: 110 calves. Good quality bull calves from £230 to £345 for a Lim. Good quality heifers from £190 to £335 for a Char.

Bull calves: Lim £345; Lim £270; Lim £260; BB £255; Lim £250; Her £240; BB £235.

Heifer calves: Ch £335; Her £240; Her £235; Lim £215; BB £195.