Calved heifer sells for £2580 at Markethill

An entry of 50 dairy stock at Markethill on Tuesday 17th May sold to a top of £2580 for a calved heifer from a Kilkeel farmer. The same owner received £1920 for a calved heifer.

A Warrenpoint producer sold a calved 2nd calver at £1740. A large entry of maiden heifers from several producers sold to a top of £1240, £1160 and £1110 with a further 15 maidens selling from £700 to £960 each.

CULL COWS

145 cull cows sold in a steady demand with young cows to £223 for 670k at £1495 from a Portadown farmer and for 670k at £1495 from an Armagh producer. Heavy cows sold to £222 for 740k at £1645 from an Armagh farmer followed by £221 for 636k at £1405 from a Newtownhamilton producer. Main trade for fleshed cows from £190 to £215 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows sold from £170 to £190 for 790k at £1505 from an Armagh farmer followed by £189 for 798k at £1505 from a Banbridge farmer. Second quality Friesian cows sold from £130 to £160 and the poorest types from £100 to £120 per 100 kilos. Young Friesian cows sold to a top of £212 for 668k at £1405 followed by £210 for 726k at £1525. Young bulls sold up to £220 870k at £1925 and aged bulls sold to £184 at 1048k AA at £1925.

Cull cows: Castlewellan farmer 702k £1575 £224.00. Portadown farmer 670k £1495 £223.00. Armagh farmer 672k £1495 £223.00. Armagh farmer 742k £1645 £222.00. Newtownhamilton farmer 636k £1405 £221.00. Armagh farmer 776k £1695 £218.00. Mountnorris farmer 670k £1445 £216.00. Lisburn farmer 762k £1635 £215.00. Newtownhamilton farmer 710k £1495 £211.00.

Friesian cull cows: Armagh farmer 794k £1505 £190.00. Banbridge farmer 798k £1505 £189.00. Newtownhamilton farmer 722k £1345 £186.00. Banbridge farmer 670k £1245 £186.00. Glenanne farmer 812k £1505 £185.00. Camlough farmer 750k £1385 £185.00. Bessbrook farmer 698k £1265 £181.00. Dromara farmer 688k £1245 £181.00.

CALVES

160 calves sold in a firm demand with good quality bulls calves selling to £450 for 3 week old Char followed by £420 for a 3 week old Char. All good quality bulls sold from £250 to £395. Good quality heifer calves sold from £200 to £330 with a top of £350 for a 5 week old BB followed by £340 for 5 week old BB.

Bull calves: Ch £450; Ch £420; BB £395; Her £365; BB £360; BB £335; BB 330; Her £325.

Heifer calves: BB £350; BB £340; Bb £330; BB £320; Ch £280; Ch £275; BB £225; BB £225.