Cow/heifers sell to a top of £1095 at Markethill

An entry of 135 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 23rd November sold in a steady trade with cow/heifers selling to £196 for 560k at £1095 from a Tandragee farmer.

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 8:25 am

Heavy cows sold to £185 for 810k at £1505 for an Armagh producer. Main demand from £150 to £181 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows sold from £130 to £144 for 678k at £975 followed by £134 for 670k at £905. Top price Friesian £1065 for 808k £132. Second quality friesians from £105 to £120 and the poorest types from £70 to £90 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Tandragee farmer 560k £1095 £196.00; Armagh farmer 812k £1505 £185.00; Armagh farmer 694k £1255 £181.00; Dungannon farmer 618k £1105 £179.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 826k £1455 £176.00; Portadown farmer 648k £1115 £172.00; Tandragee farmer 716k £1215 £170.00; Tandragee farmer 656k £1095 £167.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 814k £1355 £166.00.

Friesian cull cows: Markethill farmer 678k £975 £144.00; Waringstown farmer 674k £905 £134.00; Mayobridge farmer 640k £855 £134.00; Mayobridge farmer 776k £1025 £132.00; Armagh farmer 808k £1065 £132.00; Armagh farmer 766k £1005 £131.00; Richhill farmer 662k £865 £131.00; Mayobridge farmer 816k £1065 £131.00.

CALVES

140 dropped calves. Good quality bulls under 6 week old sold from £270 to £345 for a Hereford followed by £340 for an AA. Good quality heifer calves from £250 to £340 for a 5 week old Char and for a 3 week old Lim.

Bull calves: Her £345; AA £340; AA £335; Her £330; BB £330; Lim £330; AA £330; Ch £325.

Heifer calves: Ch £340; Lim £340; Ch £330; Lim £330; BB £305; AA £300; AA £300; AA £290.