Firm trade for cull cows at Markethill

An entry of 130 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 12th October maintained a very firm trade.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 4:54 pm

Cow/heifers sold to £199 per 100 kilos for 706k at £1405 for a Gilford farmer followed by £195 for 720k at £1405 from a Tynan producer. Fleshed cows sold to £174 for 690k at £1205 for a Cullyhanna farmer followed by £173 for 780k at £1355 from a Cullyhanna farmer. Main demand from £140 to £170 per 100 kilos. Heavy Friesian cows sold from £138 to 698k at £965 for a Newtownhamilton farmer followed by £137 for 710k at £975 from a Bessbrook producer. Top price of £1045 was paid for 780k Friesian £133 from an Armagh farmer. All good quality fleshed friesians from £125 to £135. Second quality friesians from £95 to £110 and the poorest types from £70 to £85 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Gilford farmer 706k £1405 £199.00; Gilford farmer 538k £1035 £192.00; Cullyhanna farmer 694k £1205 £174.00; Cullyhanna farmer 782k £1355 £173.00; Cullyhanna farmer 744k £1255 £169.00; Cullyhanna farmer 798k £1275 £160.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 616k £895 £145.00.

Friesian cull cows: Newtownhamilton farmer 698k £965 £138.00; Bessbrook farmer 714k £975 £137.00; Dungannon farmer 628k £845 £135.00; Armagh farmer 786k £1045 £133.00; Banbridge farmer 632k £835 £132.00; Armagh farmer 724k £955 £132.00; Bessbrook farmer 732k £935 £128.00.

CALVES

110 calves sold in an exceptionally strong demand with a top price bull £510 for a 5 week old Char followed by £490 for a 6 week old BB. All good quality bulls sold from £270 to £390. Heifer calves sold to £380 for a 3 week old BB and for a 4 week old BB. All good quality heifers from £220 to £370 each.

Bull calves: Ch £510; BB £490; Her £390; BB £370; Ch £360; Sim £350; Ch £320.

Heifer calves: BB £380; Ch £380; Ch £370; Sim £360; BB £330; BB £280; Her £280.