Marts: Good quality beef bred cows selling to a top of £1990 at Markethill Mart

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An entry of 75 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 14th May continued to sell in an exceptionally strong trade.

Good quality beef bred cows sold to a top of £268 for 740k Limousin at £1990 from a Newry producer.

A Lislea producer received £228 for 780k at £1780 and £223 for 810k at £1820.

Main demand from £190 to £218 per 100 kilos.

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Fleshed Friesians to £165 for 618k at £1020 from a Newry producer.

The same owner received £164 for 714k at £1170.

Main demand for Friesians from £147 to £162.

Fleshed Friesians from £148 to £162.

Second quality Friesians from £125 to £140 and the plainest types from £100 to £115 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Newry farmer 742k £1990 £268.00; Lislea farmer 780k £1780 £228.00; Lislea farmer 816k £1820 £223.00; WAringstown farmer 802k £1750 £218.00; Newry farmer 824k £1750 £212.00; Aghalee farmer 634k £1330 £210.00; Banbridge farmer 750k £1570 £209.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 834k £1730 £207.00; Lislea farmer 866k £1750 £202.00 and Hillsborough farmer 766k £1520 £199.

Friesian cull cows

Newry farmer 618k £1020 £165.0; Newry farmer 714k £1170 £164.00; Bessbrook farmer 668k £1080 £162.00; Bessbrook farmer 704k £1130 £161.00; Armagh farmer 640k £1000 £156.00; Mountnorris farmer 646k £1000 £155.00; Dungannon farmer 638k £960 £151.00 and Cullyhanna farmer 678k £1000 £148.

Calves

A large entry of 230 calves included several pens of top quality Belgian Blue calves under eight week old with males calves selling to a top of £600 each with others at £555, £520 and £505.

Main demand for good quality bulls from £350 to £490 each.

Several pens of reared calves three to five months old sold up a top of £740 paid twice for Belgian Blue followed by £730 paid three times for Belgian Blue.

Several more pens sold from £600 to £720 each.

Heifer calves up to eight weeks old sold to a top of £730 for Belgian Blue followed by £670 and £630 for Belgian Blue.

All top quality heifer calves sold from £350 to £550 each.

An entry of three to five months old Belgian Blue heifer calves sold to a top of £740 followed by £730 paid on several occasions with others at £720, £670 and £650 each.

Bull calves

Belgian Blue £600; Belgian Blue £555; Speckled Park £520; Belgian Blue £505; Belgian Blue £500; Belgian Blue £490; Belgian Blue £490; Belgian Blue £475 and Charolais £455.

Heifer calves

Belgian Blue £730; Belgian Blue £670; Belgian Blue £630; Belgian Blue £590; Belgian Blue £560; Belgian Blue £540; Belgian Blue £540 and Belgian Blue £455.

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