Dairy stock selling to £2070 at Markethill Mart

An entry of 70 diary stock at Markethill on Tuesday 27th April sold to a top of £2070 for a calved second calver from a Dungannon farmer.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:56 pm

The same owner received £1780 for a calved second calver.

A Poyntzpass farmer received £1480 for a calved heifer.

A Donacloney producer received £1660 and £1420 for two calved cows.

Several more £1100 to £1400 each.

Cull cows

170 cull cows sold in a steady demand with good quality beef bred cows from £155 to £201 per 100 kilos for 740k at £1495 from a Newtownhamilton farmer followed by £197 for 708k at £1395 from a Scarva producer.

Fleshed Friesian cows sold to a top of £152 per 100 kilos for 848k at £1285 from a Bessbrook farmer followed by £143 per 100 kilos for 630k at £905 from an Armagh producer.

Main demand for fleshed Friesians from £125 to £140 per 100 kilos with several heavy cows from £1000 to £1150 each.

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

Cull cows

Newtownhamilton farmer 744k £1495 £211.00; Scarva farmer 708k £1395 £197.00; Tynan farmer 772k £1445 £187.00; Poyntzpass farmer 642k £1165 £181.00; Cullyhanna farmer 696k £1245 £174.00; Banbridge farmer 628k £1085 £173.00; Coalisland farmer 756k £1245 £165.00 and Armagh farmer 710k £1165 £164.

Friesian cull cows

Bessbrook farmer 848k £1285 £152.00; Armagh farmer 634k £905 £143.00; Bessbrook farmer 660k £925 £140.00; Loughgilly farmer 682k £945 £139.00; Tandragee farmer 762k £1035 £136.00; Middletown farmer 792k £1065 £134.00; Downpatrick farmer 806k £1075 £133.00 andDungannon farmer 876k £1155 £131.

Calves

170 calves sold in a steady demand with good quality bull calves under six weeks selling from £300 to £455 for a Belgian Blue.

Good quality heifer calves sold from £270 to £395 for an Aberdeen Angus.

Bull calves

Belgian Blue £455; Hereford £360; Charolais £355; Charolais £350; Aberdeen Angus £330; Aberdeen Angus £325 and Aberdeen Angus £320.

Heifer calves

Aberdeen Angus £395; Limousin £395; Hereford £380; Belgian Blue £375; Hereford £360; Hereford £350; Hereford £350 and Swiss Brown £340.