Dairy stock selling to £1910 at Markethill Mart

Dairy stock sold to £1910 at Markethill on Tuesday 2nd March paid for a calved heifer from a Markethill producer.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 9:58 am

The same owner received £1820 for a calved heifer.

An entry of Holstein maiden heifers from a Newry producer sold to a top of £800 with others at £760 and £730.

In calf heifers sold up to £1530 for a shorthorn from a Forkhill farmer.

Cull cows

110 cull cows sold in a steady demand.

Cow/heifers to £206 per 100 kilos for 500k at £1035.

Good quality beef bred cows from £150 to £188 per 100 kilos for 770k at £1455 from a Banbridge farmer followed by £172 per 100 kilos 688k at £1185 from a Dromara farmer.

Fleshed Friesian cows from £117 to £130 for 740k at £965 from a Kilkeel farmer.

Second quality Friesians from £95 to £110 and the poorest types from £80 to £90 per 100 kilos.

Fat bulls sold to £129 per 100 kilos for 1090k Aberdeen Angus at £1405 and up to £1575 for 1230k Aberdeen Angus £128 from a Glenanne producer.

Cull cows

Armagh farmer 502k £1035 £206.00; Banbridge farmer 774k £1455 £188.00; Darkely farmer 592k £1075 £182.00; Dromara farmer 688k £1185 £172.00; Lisburn farmer 742k £1275 £172.00; Lisburn farmer 746k £1275 £171.00; Darkely farmer 714k £1215 £170.00 and Lisburn farmer 576k £955 £166.

Friesian cull cows

Kilkeel farmer 744k £965 £130.00; Kilkeel farmer 740k £925 £125.00; Banbridge farmer 612k £755 £123.00; Armagh farmer 604k £745 £123.00; Dromara farmer 622k £745 £120.00; Newry farmer 714k £855 £120.00 and Dromore farmer 624k £735 £118.

Calves

Another large entry of 190 calves sold in an exceptionally strong demand.

Good quality bull calves all under six weeks sold from £300 to £410 for a Charolais followed by £400 for a Charolais.

Good quality heifer calves under six weeks sold from £250 to £345 for an Aberdeen Angus followed by £340 for a Hereford.

Suitable Friesian bull calves sold from £70 to £110 with several top quality friesians from £120 to £180 each all under six weeks.

Bull calves

Charolais £410; Charolais £400; Charolais £400; Belgian Blue £390; Aberdeen Angus £390; Belgian Blue £390; Simmental £380 and Hereford £360.

Heifer calves

Aberdeen Angus £345; Hereford £340; Hereford £335; Hereford £330; Simmental £305; Simmental £290; Hereford £265 and Speckled Park £260.