Top price of £1135 for 840k for beef-bred cows at Markethill

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An entry of 230 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 13th September sold in a steady trade.

Beef-bred cows from £125 to £158 for 684k Lim at £1080. Top £1135 for 840k (135).

Fleshed Friesian cows from £100 to £112 for 632k at £705 and up to £875 each from 796k.

Second quality Friesians from £80 to £90 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £55 to £70 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Keady farmer 684k, £1080, £158.00; Killylea farmer 740k, £1100, £149.00; Armagh farmer 648k, £940, £145.00; Middletown farmer 666k, £925, £139.00; Tandragee farmer 690k, £945, £137.00; Killylea farmer 716k, £970, £136.00; Keady farmer 842k, £1135, £135.00; Keady farmer 772k, £1040, £135.00; Killylea farmer 616k, £800, £130.00; Newry farmer 638k, £825, £129.00.

Friesian cull cows: Newry farmer 632k, £705, £112.00; Kilkeel farmer 740k, £825, £112.00; Markethill farmer 610k, £675, £111.00; Keady farmer 796k, £875, £110.00; Armagh farmer 790k, £865, £109.00; Keady farmer 710k, £765, £108.00; Keady farmer 738k, £795, £108.00; Keady farmer 722k, £770, £107.00.

CALVES: The 130 lots in the calf ring sold in a steady demand. Bulls from £230 to £355 each for a blonde. Good quality heifers from £220 to £305 for a Lim heifer.

Bull calves: Daq £355; Lim £270; Lim £270; Lim £270; Lim £260; Lim £240; Her £240; Her £230.

Heifer calves: Lim £305; Lim £290; Lim£290; Lim £240; AA £240; BB £220; Sim £220.