Dairy stock selling to £1880 at Markethill Mart

Dairy stock sold to £1880 at Markethill on Tuesday 16th March paid for a calved heifer from an Armagh farmer.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 4:49 pm

A Keady producer received £1680 for a calved heifer.

Cull cows

180 cull cows sold in a very firm demand with good quality beef bred cows from £115 to £173 per 100 kilos for 616k at £1065 from a Warrenpoint farmer followed by £171 for 680k at £1165 from a Newtownhamilton producer.

Top price of £1325 for 810k £162 from a Newtownhamilton farmer.

Fleshed Friesian cows sold in a noticeably firmer demand from £125 to £144 per 100 kilos for 680k at £985 and up to £1085 for 790k £137 per 100 kilos from a Hillsborough producer.

Second quality Friesian cows from £105 to £120 and the poorest types from £80 to £95 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Warrenpoint farmer 630k £1295 £173.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 682k £1165 £173.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 770k £1285 £167.00; Benburb farmer 648k £1075 £166.00; Richhill farmer 628k £1025 £163.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 816k £1325 £162.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 744k £1205 £162.00 and Armagh farmer 702k £1115 £159.

Friesian cull cows

Keady farmer 686k £985 £144.00; Hillsborough farmer 792k £1085 £137.00; Dungannon farmer 702k £985 £137.00; Bessbrook farmer 784k £1065 £136.00; Portadown farmer 776k £1035 £133.00; Stewartstown farmer 768k £1015 £132.00; Dungannon farmer 672k £885 £132.00 and Kilkeel farmer 730k £955 £131.

Calves

A large entry of 220 calves sold in an exceptionally strong demand with good quality bull calves all under six weeks selling to a top of £470 for a Simmental followed by £400 for an Aberdeen Angus.

Main demand from £270 to £380.

Good quality heifer calves all under six weeks sold to £460 for a Simmental followed by £440 for a Belgian Blue.

All good quality heifers from £240 to £350.

Good quality Friesian bull calves under six weeks sold from £90 to £160 each with plainer quality from £40 to £80 each.

Heifer calves

Limousin £460; Belgian Blue £440; Limousin £350; Hereford £340; Hereford £310; Limousin £290; Aberdeen Angus £285 and Aberdeen Angus £280.

Bull calves

Simmental £470; Aberdeen Angus £400; Charolais £380; Simmental £370; Limousin £345; Aberdeen Angus £340; Hereford £325 and Aberdeen Angus £310.