Marts: Exceptionally strong trade for cattle at Markethill Mart this week

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An entry of 70 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 11th June continued to sell in an exceptionally strong trade.

Good quality beef bred cows sold up to £265 for 690k Charolais at £1840 for an Armagh producer.

A Newtownhamilton producer received a top price of £2130 for 870k at £245 and an Armagh farmer received £236 for 678k at £1600.

All good quality cows from £200 to £229 per 100 kilos.

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Fleshed Friesian cows sold to a top of £169 for 720k at £1230 from a Hillsborough producer followed by £162 for 660k at £1080 from a Tandragee farmer.

A Hillsborough farmer also received £162 for 700k at £1140.

Main demand from £140 to £157.

Second quality Friesians from £125 to £140 and the poorest types from £105 to £120 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Armagh farmer 694k £1840 £265.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 870k £2130 £245.00; Armagh farmer 678k £1600 £236.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 690k £1580 £229.00; Cullyhanna farmer 796k £1720 £216.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 638k £1370 £215.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 628k £1320 £210.00; Portadown farmer 720k £1490 £207.00; Cullyhanna farmer 790k £1630 £206.00 and Cullyhanna farmer 774k £1590 £205.

Friesian cull cows

Hillsborough farmer 728k £1230 £169.00; Tandragee farmer 666k £1080 £162.00; Hillsborough farmer 706k £1140 £162.00; Armagh farmer 688k £1080 £157.00; Tandragee farmer 680k £1040 £153.00 and Armagh farmer 622k £940 £151.


160 calves sold in a very firm trade for all classes with good quality bull calves under eight weeks selling to a top of £505 for a four week old Charolais from a Glenanne producer followed by £460 for Belgian Blue from a Whitecross producer.

Main trade for good quality bulls from £280 to £400 and second quality from £180 to £260 each.

Heifer calves sold up to £500 for six week old Limousin from a Newry farmer followed by £430 for an Aberdeen Angus and £420 for an Aberdeen Angus.

All good quality heifers from £250 to £360 each and plainer types from £150 to £240 each.

Bull calves

Charolais £505; Belgian Blue £460; Belgian Blue £460; Aberdeen Angus £420; Limousin £365; Limousin £345; Speckled Park £345 and Belgian Blue £340.

Heifer calves

Limousin £500; Aberdeen Angus £430; Aberdeen Angus £420; Aberdeen Angus £420; Speckled Park £390; Belgian Blue £370; Limousin £365; Aberdeen Angus £360; Limousin £340 and Aberdeen Angus £340.

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