Cull cows sell to steady demand at Markethill

An entry of 150 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 25th January sold in a steady demand.

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Cow/heifers sold to £194 for 700k at £1365 from an Armagh farmer followed by £188 for 730k at £1365 for a Portadown producer. Good quality cow sold from £180 to £182 for 640k at £1165 from an Armagh producer. Fleshed Friesian cows sold in another good trade from £131 to £149 for 934k at £1395 from a Mountnorris farmer. A Richhil farmer received £955 for 644k at £148.00. Second quality friesians from £131 to £140 per 100 kilos.

Cull cows: Armagh farmer 704k £1365 £194.00; Portadown farmer 728k £1365 £188.00; Armagh farmer 640k £1165 £182.00; Lisburn farmer 738k £1335 £181.00; Portadown farmer 694k £1255 £181.00; Ardglass farmer 796k £1425 £179.00; Portadown farmer 696k £1245 £179.00; Ardglass farmer 780k £1395 £179.00.

Friesian cull cows: Mountnorris farmer 934k £1395 £149.00; Richhill farmer 644k £955 £148.00; Richhill farmer 760k £1065 £140.00; Armagh farmer 816k £1105 £135.00; Newry farmer 774k £1045 £135.00; Tandragee farmer 712k £955 £134.00; Dungannon farmer 690k £925 £134.00; Dungannon farmer 818k £1075 £131.00; Mountnorris farmer 722k £945 £131.00.

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    140 calves sold in a steady trade. Good quality bulls sold to £540 for 5 week old BB followed by £530 for 4 week old Char. All good quality bulls from £350 to £510 each. Good quality heifer calves sold to £370 for a 4 week old Lim followed by £340 for a 3 week old Ch. All good quality heifer calves from £300 to £340 each.

    Bull calves: BB £540; Ch £530; Ch £510; Ch £510; AA £390; AA £370; BB £370; Ch £370; Ch £350.

    Heifer calves: Lim £370; Ch £340; Ch £340; Ch £310; Ch £310; Ch £305; Ch £305; AA £300.