Markethill Mart: Dairy stock selling to £2100

Dairy stock sold to a top of £2100 at Markethill on Tuesday 9th March paid for a calved heifer from an Armagh farmer.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 5:00 pm

A Kilkeel farmer received £2080 and £2050 for calved heifers.

A Whitecross producer sold a calved heifer at £1900 and a Crossmaglen producer received £1540 for a calved heifer.

Others sold from £1300 to £1600 each.

Cull cows: 95 cull cows maintained a very firm demand with good quality beef bred cows from £150 to £187 for 710k at £1335 followed by £179 for 602k at £1075.

Fleshed Friesian cows sold steadily from £118 to £134 for 850k at £1135 followed by £129 for 718k at £925.

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

Cull cows: Armagh farmer 714k £1335 £187.00; Lisburn farmer 602k £1075 £179.00; Ballynahinch farmer 598k £1045 £175.00; Armagh farmer 722k £1225 £169.00; Cookstown farmer 662k £1115 £168.00; Richhill farmer 614k £1005 £164.00; Belleeks farmer 682k £1105 £162.00 and Ballynahinch farmer 612k £975 £159.

Friesian cull cows: Bessbrook farmer 850k £1135 £134.00; Bessbrook farmer 718k £925 £129.00; Keady farmer 728k £935 £128.00; Ballynahinch farmer 674k £835 £124.00; Ballynahinch farmer 650k £805 £124.00; Cookstown farmer 610k £755 £124.00; Armagh farmer 806k £985 £122.00 and Keady farmer 586k £715 £122.

Calves: 160 calves sold in a steady demand with good quality bull calves under six weeks from £280 to a top of £430 for a four week old Belgian Blue, followed by £400 for a five week old Belgian Blue.

Hereford calves sold to £400, Aberdeen Angus calves to £390 with several more good quality Aberdeen Angus calves from £270 to £380 each.

Good quality heifer calves under six weeks sold from £270 to £365 for a four week old Limousin followed by £340 for four week old Aberdeen Angus.

Friesian bull calves continued to sell in an improving trade with good quality types from £115 to £150 with others from £60 to £90 each.

Bull calves: Belgian Blue £430; Belgian Blue £400; Hereford £400; Belgian Blue £400; Aberdeen Angus £380; Aberdeen Angus £370; Aberdeen Angus £365 and Hereford £355

Heifer calves: Limousin £365; Aberdeen Angus £340; Simmental £320; Simmental £320; Simmental £310; Belgian Blue £305 and Belgian Blue £280.