Calved heifers sell to £1,400 at Markethill Mart

Markethill Mart
Markethill Mart

An entry of 50 dairy stock at Markethill on Tuesday, June 25 included two special entries of served heifers from an Armagh farmer and a Derrylinn producer.

An Armagh farmer sold served heifers from £700 to £940 each with maiden heifers from £550 to £750 each.

A Derrylinn producer sold maiden heifers from £550 to £700 each.

Calved heifers sold at £1,400 paid for a Montbeliarde heifers from a Mountnorris farmer and for a calved Holstein heifer from a Mayobridge producer.

The same owner received £1,290 for a calved heifer.

CULL COWS: 130 cull cows maintained their recent trade.

Good quality beef bred cows from £130 to £159 800k at £1,275.

Fleshed Friesians sold from £105 to £123 per 100 kilos for 640k at £785 from a Kilkeel farmer.

Second quality Friesians from £85 to £95 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Cladymore farmer 800k, £1,275, £159.00; Armagh farmer 744k, £1,165, £157.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 726k, £1,125, £155.00; Armagh farmer 812k, £1,225, £151.00; Dromara farmer 636k, £945, £149.00; Derrynoose farmer 842k, £1,215, £144.00; Dromara farmer 600k, £795, £133.00; Portadown farmer 620k, £805, £130.00 and Portadown farmer 690k, £885, £128.00.

Friesian cull cows: Kilkeel farmer 640k, £785, £123.00; Ballynahinch farmer 595k, £715, £120.00; Banbridge farmer 646k, £745, £115.00; Kilkeel farmer 614k, £705, £115.00; Armagh farmer 676k, £775, £115.00; Tynan farmer 710k, £815, £115.00; Banbridge farmer 646k, £735, £114.00; Banbridge farmer 736k, £815, £111.00 and Banbridge farmer 720k, £785, £109.00.

CALVES: 110 calves sold in a steady demand.

Good quality bulls sold from £230 to £350 for a Belgian Blue.

Good quality heifers sold from £180 to £260 for a Limousin.

Bull calves: Belgian Blue £350; Limousin £340; Aberdeen Angus £330; Belgian Blue £300; Limousin £300; Limousin £295; Belgian Blue £280; Limousin £275 and Limousin £240.

Heifer calves: Limousin £260; Limousin £250; Belgian Blue £245; Limousin £240; Simmental £185; Limousin £185 and Hereford £185.