Firmer demand for cull cows at Markethill

An entry of 150 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 11th January sold in a firmer demand.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 11th January 2022, 4:14 pm

Cow/heifers sold to £214 per 100 kilos for 700k at £1505 from a Ballynahinch farmer followed by £207 for 600k at £1255 from a Lurgan producer. Good quality cows sold from £160 to £201 for 720k at £1445 from a Banbridge producer followed by £197 for 670k at £1375 from a Newry producer. Fleshed Friesian cows sold in a firmer trade from £130 to £158 for 740k at £1175 from an Armagh farmer. The same owner received £152 for 850k at £1295. Several heavy Friesian cows sold in excess of £1000 each. Second quality friesians from £100 to £120 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £75 to £90 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Ballynahinch farmer 704k £1505 £214.00; Lurgan farmer 606k £1255 £207.00; Banbridge farmer 720k £1445 £201.00; Newry farmer 672k £1325 £197.00; Warrenpoint farmer 698k £1355 £194.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 708k £1335 £189.00; Banbridge farmer 632k £1175 £186.00; Warrenpoint farmer 794k £1465 £185.00; Banbridge farmer 710k £1275 £180.00.

Friesian cull cows: Armagh farmer 744k £1175 £158.00; Armagh farmer 850k £1295 £152.00; Belleeks farmer 758k £1125 £148.00; Glenanne farmer 712k £1055 £148.00; Armagh farmer 788k £1125 £143.00; Portadown farmer 806k £1135 £141.00; Bessbrook farmer 746k £1035 £139.00; Portadown farmer 684k £935 £137.00.

CALVES

210 calves sold in a firmer trade. Good quality bulls sold to £450 for 5 week old Lim followed by £355 for 4 week old Char. All good quality bulls from £270 to £350 each. Good quality heifer calves sold to £325 for a 6 week old Char followed by £315 for a 4 week old Char. All good heifers from £230 to £310 each.

Bull calves: Lim £450; Ch £355; Ch £350; BB £345; Ch £335; AA £335; Ch £325; Lim £325.

Heifer calves: Ch £325; Ch £315; Ch £310; Ch £305; BB £295; AA £295; Her £295; Ch £290.