130 cull cows under the hammer at Markethill

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The 130 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 7th June, sold in a steady trade.

Beef-bred cows from £120 to £133 for 678k at £905. Top price £1065 for 804k Angus (132). Fleshed friesians from £105 to £127 for 694k at £880. Second quality Friesians from £88 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos. An increased entry of clean cattle sold from £157 to £175 for 516k at £905.

Cull cows: Newtownhamilton farmer 678k £905 £133.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 718k £955 £133.00; Banbridge farmer 804k £1065 £132.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 712k £935 £131.00; Jerrettspass farmer 650k £850 £130.00; Portadown farmer 614k £800 £130.00; Collone farmer 592k £770 £130.00; Newry farmer 572k £740 £129.00; Belleeks farmer 642k £830 £129.00.

Friesian cull cows: Waringstown farmer 694k £880 £127.00; Armagh farmer 776k £940 £121.00; Newry farmer 720k £865 £120.00; Tynan farmer 584k £675 £116.00; Newry farmer 552k£635 £115.00; Waringstown farmer 830k £945 £114.00; Waringstown farmer 748k £835 £112.00.

Clean cattle: Armagh farmer 516k £905 £175.00; Armagh farmer 514k £875 £170.00; Armagh farmer 518k £880 £167.00; Armagh farmer 504k £850 £169.00; Armagh farmer 436k £725 £166.00; Tandragee farmer 476k £785 £165.00.

CALVES

The 130 lots in the calf ring returned a very firm trade. Good quality bulls from £250 to3430 with a top of £455 for a 4 week old Char. Suitable heifer calves to £405 for a Char. Main demand from £200 to £360 each. Strong Friesian bulls from £120 to £210 each. Young Friesian bulls sold to £110 each. Main demand from £40 to £90 each.

Bull calves: Ch £455; Ch £430; Ch £400; BB £380; Her £360; BB £360; Sim £340; BB £335; Lim £330.

Heifer calves: Ch £405; Ch £360; Ch £360; Bb £250; Sim £250; DAQ £240.