Steady trade for cull cows at Markethill

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An entry of 205 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 5th July sold in a steady trade. Beef-bred cows to £147 for 634k at £930. Top price of £1160 for 884k (131).

Main demand from £120 to £139 per 100 kilos.

Fleshed Friesians from £104 to £114 per 100 kilos with a top of £119 for 628k at £750.

Second quality friesains from £85 to £95 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £50 to £75 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Banbridge farmer 634k £930 £147.00; Mowhan farmer 592k £820 £139.00; Newry farmer 676k £925 £137.00; Jonesborough farmer 540k £735 £136.00; Keady farmer 722k £955 £132.00; Downpatrick farmer 884k £1160 £131.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 662k £865 £131.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 772k £985 £128.00; Poyntzpass farmer 612k £775 £127.00.

Friesian cull cows: Tandragee farmer 628k £750 £119.00; Dromara farmer 662k £755 £114.00; Hillsborough farmer 588k £640 £109.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 694k £745 £107.00; Dromore farmer 612k £655 £107.00; Newry farmer 708k £745 £105.00; Markethill farmer 576k £605 £105.00; Tandragee farmer 720k £740 £103.00.

CALVES: The 170 calves continued to sell in a firm demand. Bull calves (under six weeks old) sold to £375 for a Char. All top quality bulls from £280 to £350 each. Heifer calves to £350 for a blue. All good quality heifers from £230 to £345 each.

Bull calves: Ch £375; Ch £350; BB £350; Sim £345; Sim £345; Sim £335; Her £325; Lim £315.

Heifer calves: BB £350; Ch £345; Ch £335; Lim £320; BB £295; Lim £290; Lim £290; Sim £290; BB £285; Ch £285.