Beef bred cows sold to £1,130 at Markethill Mart

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An entry of 210 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 28th November continued to sell in an excellent trade for all classes of cows.

Beef bred cows sold steadily from £135 to £153 per 100kg paid for 740kg at £1,130 from Clogher producer.

Top price £1,255 for 820kg Simmental (153) Armagh farmer.

Flesh Friesian cows sold steadily from £110 to £118 per 100kg for 730kg at £865 from a Kilkeel farmer.

Top price Friesian £930 for a 790kg (117) from a Middletown farmer.

Second quality Friesians from £90 to £105 per 100kg and the poorest types from £60 to £80 per 100kg.

Clean cattle sold from £175 to £195 per 100kg for 620kg at £1,210 from a Forkhill producer.

Clean Friesian cattle sold from £130 to £149 per 100kg for 680kg Friesian at £1,015.

Top price Friesian £1,080 for 730kg from a Rathfriland farmer.

Cull cattle

Clogher farmer 740k, £1,130 £153; Armagh farmer 822k, £1,255, £153; Armagh farmer 644k, £980, £152; Newry farmer 752k, £1,090, £145; Portadown farmer 650k, £940, £145; Armagh farmer 664k, £960, £145; Forkhill farmer 742k, £1,070, £144; Newtownhamilton farmer 708k, £1,020, £144; Cullyhanna farmer 684k, £970, £142.

Friesian cull cows

Kilkeel farmer 732k, £865, £118; Middletown farmer 792k, £930, £117; Kilkeel farmer 742k, £870, £117; Middletown farmer 788k, £920, £117; Antrim farmer 778k, £890, £114; Kilkeel farmer 732k, £830, £113; Moira farmer 614k, £695, £113; Antrim farmer 646k, £730, £113; Tullyvallen farmer 782k, £880, £113.

Clean cattle

Clogher farmer 622k, £1,210, £195; Armagh farmer 754k, £1,420, £188; Banbridge farmer 638k, £1,100, £172.

Dairy stock

Dairy stock sold to a top of £1,510 for calved heifer from Loughgall farmer.

A Jerretspass farmer sold a calved heifer at £1,320 and a Co Fermanagh farmer received £1,180 for a calved third calver.

Calf ring

120 calves, good quality bulls sold from £270 to £415 and good heifers from £210 to £300 each.

Bull calves

Charolais £415; Charolais £320; Charolais £320; Aberdeen Angus £295; Aberdeen Angus £290; Belgian Blue £285; Belgian Blue £280; Belgian Blue £280; Aberdeen Angus £275.

Heifer calves

Limousin £300; Limousin £270; Hereford £265; Belgian Blue £260; Hereford £250; Hereford £240; Hereford £235; Aberdeen Angus £235.