Dairy stock sell to £1670 at Markethill Mart

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Dairy stock sold to £1670 at Markethill on Tuesday 20th September paid for an in-calf heifer from D Buchanan, Newry.

The same owner £1330, £1320 and £1310 for three similar heifers.

CULL COWS: The 130 cull cows sold in a steady trade for fleshed cows. Thin cows sold in a slower trade. Beef-bred cows to £147 for 796k at £1170. Top price £1190 for 910k (131). Main demand from £120 to £136 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesians from £94 to £112 for 636k at £710. Second quality Friesians from £75 to £90 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £45 to £65 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Newry farmer 796k, £1170, £147.00; Newry farmer 624k, £850, £136.00; Collone farmer 910k, £1190, £131.00; Keady farmer 784k, £975, £124.00; Keady farmer 816k, £1000, £123.00; Poyntzpass farmer 732k, £895, £122.00; Tynan farmer 632k, £760, £120.00; Cullyhanna farmer 624k, £750, £120.00.

Friesian cull cows: Newry farmer 636k, £710, £112.00; Newry farmer 560k, £600, £107.00; Keady farmer 578k, £595, £103.00; Glenanne farmer 594k, £605, £102.00; Keady farmer 816k, £790, £97.00; Killylea farmer 698k, £675, £97.00; Armagh farmer 634k, £610, £96.00.

CALVES: The 150 lots in the calf ring continued to sell in a very firm demand. Bulls to £340 for a blue. Main demand from £230 to £330. Heifer calves from £200 to £305 for a Lim.

Bull calves: BB £40; Lim £330; Her £285; Her £280; Lim £265; BB £265; Lim £260; Lim £255.

Heifer calves: Lim £305; Ch £300; Her £240; AA £230; BB £220; BB £215.

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