Firm trade for cull cattle at Markethill

An entry of 120 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 29th June maintained a very firm trade.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 3:45 pm

Cow/heifers sold from £200 to £236 per 100 kilos for 588k at £1385 from a Crumlin producer followed by £213 per 100 kilos for 608k at £1295 from a Lisburn farmer. Fleshed cows sold to £209 per 100 kilos for 820k at £1715 from a Rathfriland producer followed by £189 per 100 kilos for 738k at £1395 from a Rathfriland producer. Main trade for beef bred cows from £160 to £180 per 100 kilos. Fleshed Friesian cows sold to £150 per 100 kilos for 890k at £1345 from a Dungannon farmer followed by £143 per 100 kilos for 770k at £1105 from a Mountnorris producer. Main demand for fleshed Friesians from £130 to £142 per 100 kilos. Second quality Friesians sold from £110 to £125 and the poorest types from £85 to £100 per kilos.

Cull cows: Crumlin farmer 588k £1385 £236.00; Lisburn farmer 608k £1295 £213.00; Benburb farmer 524k £1115 £213.00; Rathfriland farmer 820k £1715 £209.00; Rathfriland farmer 738k £1395 £189.00; Rathfriland farmer 692k £1285 £186.00; Dungannon farmer 648k £1165 £180.00; Kilkeel farmer 662k £1175 £178.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 760k £1345 £177.00.

Friesian cull cows: Dungannon farmer 896k £1345 £150.00; Mountnorris farmer 772k £1105 £143.00; Armagh farmer 796k £1135 £143.00; Dromore farmer 644k £915 £142.00; Dromore farmer 660k £935 £142.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 778k £1095 £141.00; Dungannon farmer 764k £1075 £141.00; Dromore farmer 740k £1015 £137.00.

CALVES: 140 calves maintained a very firm demand with bull calves to £495 for 4 week old BB followed by £430 for 4 week old BB. Main demand for bull calves under 6 weeks £280 to £420. Good quality heifer calves under 6 weeks sold to £445 for 3 week old BB followed by £370 for a 4 week old Lim. All good quality heifers sold from £250 to £325 each.

Bull calves: BB £495; BB £430; Lim £420; BB £420; BB £415; Lim £375; Sim £365; BB £340.

Heifer calves: BB £445; Lim £370; Ch £325; Ch £320; Ch £320; Ch £310; AA £305; Lim £300.