MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 220 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 3rd November returned a steady trade.

Beef bred cows sold from £120 to £137 for 660k at £900. Top price £1120 for 840k (133).

Fleshed Friesian cows to £103 for 780k at £805. Main demand from £90 to £102 per 100 kilos.

Second quality Friesians from £75 to £85 per 100 kilos and the poorest cows from £45 to £65 per 100 kilos.

Coloured cows for feeding from £90 to £115 per 100 kilos.

Clean cattle to £180 for 660k at £1080.

Cull cows: Newtownhamilton farmer 660k £900 £137.00; Lisburn farmer 840k £1120 £133.00; Middletown farmer 632k £830 £131.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 610k £800 £131.00; Middletown farmer 762k £985 £129.00; Tassagh farmer 622k £785 £126.00; Tassagh farmer 738k £930 £126.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 882k £1085 £123.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 758k £930 £123.00; Tassagh farmer 648k £795 £123.00.

Clean cattle: Richhill farmer 600k £1080 £180.00; Armagh farmer 650k £1075 £165.00; Keady farmer 640k £980 £153.00; Lisburn farmer 722k £1100 £152.00.

Friesian cull cows: Tassagh farmer 780k £805 £103.00; Armagh farmer 710k £720 £102.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 720k £730 £101.00; Mountnorris farmer 722k £715 £99.00; Derrynoose farmer 686k £660 £96.00; Annaghmore farmer 730k £700 396.00; Armagh farmer 628k £595 £95.00; Cullyhanna farmer 852k £785 £92.00.

Dairy stock sold to £1370 for a calved heifer from a Loughgall farmer. The same owner received £1170 for a calved heifer.

CALVES: The 180 lots in the calf ring sold in another strong demand.

Bull calves to £385 for a blue bull from a Kilkeel farmer.

All good quality bulls from £260 to £380 each.

Young Friesian bulls to £135 each with several more from £50 to £95 each.

Heifer calves to £265 for a blue with all good quality heifers from £200 to £260 each.

Reared bull calves to £580 each. Reared heifers to £480 each.

Bull calves: BB £385; BB £380; Lim £355; Lim £340; Lim £335; BB £330; BB £315; BB £310; BB £295.

Heifer calves: BB £265; BB £260; BB £255; Lim £255; Lim £245; AA £240; AA £240; AA £235; DAQ £235.