Quality beef bred cows to £1520 for 650kg at Markethill Mart

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The 60 cull cow trade remained very firm at Markethill on Tuesday 27th February with good quality beef bred cows from £200 to £232 for 650k at £1520 from a Cullyhanna farmer.

The same owner received £225 for 648k at £1450.

A Richhill farmer received £224 for 738k at £1650.

Fleshed Friesians sold from £157 for 840k at £1320 from a Kilkeel farmer.

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Main demand for fleshed Friesians from £140 to £149 per 100 kilos.

Second quality from £120 to £135 and the poorest types from £95 to £100 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows

Cullyhanna farmer 654k £1520 £232.00; Cullyhanna farmer 648k £1460 £225.00; Richhill farmer 738k £1650 £224.00; Armagh farmer 612k £1330 £217.00; Gilford farmer 708k £1530 £216.00; Armagh farmer 616k £1270 £206.00; Burren farmer 616k £1250 £203.00 and Poyntzpass farmer 766k £1550 £202.00.

Friesian cull cows

Kilkeel farmer 840k £1320 £157.00; Benburb farmer 726k £1080 £149.00; Dromara farmer 704k £1030 £146.00; Newry farmer 726k £1050 £145.00 and Dromara farmer 740k £1040 £141.0

Calves

The 160 calves sold in a firm demand with good quality bull calves under six weeks from £260 to £335 with a top of £370 for a Belgian Blue followed by £345 for a Belgian Blue.

Second quality bulls from £190 to £240.

Heifer calves reached £345 and £330 for Charolais.

All good quality heifers from £240 to £305 and the plainer types from £120 to £190 each.

Bull calves

Belgian Blue £370; Belgian Blue £345; Belgian Blue £335; Aberdeen Angus £320; Belgian Blue £320; Belgian Blue £310 and Limousin £305.

Heifer calves

Charolais £345; Charolais £330; Charolais £305; Belgian Blue £300; Belgian Blue £295; Belgian Blue £280; Charolais £275 and Belgian Blue £270.

An in calf Holstein heifer sold at £1580.