Bullock selling to £1470 at Markethill Mart

An entry of 110 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 23rd March maintained a very good trade with good quality beef bred cows from £150 to £183 per 100 kilos for 740k at £1365 from a Rathfriland farmer followed by £180 for 680k at £1225 from an Armagh producer.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 4:12 pm

Younger cows to £196 for 580k at £1135 from an Armagh producer.

Clean cattle sold to £207 for 710k Aberdeen Angus bullock at £1470 from a Loughgall producer.

Fleshed Friesian cows sold from £120 to £141 per 100 kilos for 700k at £985 from a Kilkeel farmer with a top price of £1070 for 780k at £136 from an Armagh farmer.

Second quality Friesian cows sold from £100 to £115 and the poorest types from £80 to £95 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Armagh farmer 580k £1135 £196.00; Armagh farmer 704k £1315 £187.00; Markethill farmer 558k £1035 £186.00; Rathfriland farmer 748k £1365 £183.00; Armagh farmer 680k £1225 £180.00; Armagh farmer 640k £1135 £177.00; Keady farmer 756k £1325 £175.00; Rathfriland farmer 798k £1315 £165.00; Rathfriland farmer 822k 1325 £161.00 andNewtownhamilton farmer 860k £1375 £160.

Friesian cull cows

Kilkeel farmer 700k £985 £141.00; Armagh farmer 788k £1070 £136.00; Dungannon farmer 710k £945 £133.00; Portadown farmer 762k £985 £129.00; Portadown farmer 740k £955 £129.00; Keady farmer 766k £975 £127.00; Armagh farmer 672k £845 £126.00 and Armagh farmer 668k £835 £125.

Calves

210 calves maintained a very strong trade with bull calves under six weeks old selling to £480 for a four week old Belgian Blue followed by £465 for a five week old Belgian Blue. Aberdeen Angus bulls sold to £440 followed by £405 and £350.

Main trade for good quality bull calves from £300 to £440 each.

Good quality heifer calves under six weeks sold to £435 for a Belgian Blue for a four week old Belgian Blue followed by £330 for five week old Belgian Blue.

All good quality heifers from £240 to £300 each.

Good quality Friesian bulls sold from £70 to £125.

Bull calves

Belgian Blue £480; Belgian Blue £465; Aberdeen Angus £440; Belgian Blue £440; Simmental £410; Aberdeen Angus £405; Belgian Blue £380; Belgian Blue £370 and Aberdeen Angus £350.

Heifer calves

Belgian Blue £435; Belgian Blue £330; Belgian Blue £300; Belgian Blue £285; Belgian Blue £280; Belgian Blue £270; Simmental £255.