Markethill Mart: Cows and heifers sell to £1,235

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An entry of 210 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 21st November continued to sell in an exceptionally strong demand.

Cows/heifers sold from £180 to £221 per 100 kilos for 560k Limousin at £1,235 followed by £202 per 100 kilos for 558 at £1,125.

Beef bred cows sold from £135 to £169 for 830k at £1,065 and up to £1,285 for 800k Charolais cow £160 per 100 kilos.

Fleshed Friesian cows sold from £105 to £120 per 100 kilos with a top of £133 per 100 kilos for Red and White Friesian cow at 690k at £920.

Younger Friesian cattle sold steadily from £135 to £151 for 560k at £850.

Second quality Friesian cows sold from £85 to £100 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £60 to £80 per 100 kilos.

Dairy stock sold to a top of £1610 for a calved heifer.

Cull cows

Armagh farmer 632k, £1,065, £169.00; Markethill farmer 704k, £1,180, £168.00; Markethill farmer 598k, £1,000, £167.00; Newtownhamilton farmer 686k, £1,125, £164.00; Armagh farmer 804k, £1,285 £160.00; Armagh farmer 684k, £1,050, £154.00; Belleeks farmer 754k, £1,150, £153.00; Bessbrook farmer 646k, £970, £150.00; Bessbrook farmer 732k, £1,090, £149.00; Keady farmer 672k, £1,000, £149.00.

Clean cattle

Gilford farmer 560k, £1,235, £221.00; Armagh farmer 558k, £1,125, £202.00; Markethill farmer 596k, £1,180, £198.00; Markethill farmer 592k, £1,130, £191.00; Markethill farmer 598k, £1,070, £179.00.

Friesian cull cows

Cullyhanna farmer 692k, £920, £133.00; Dungannon farmer 656k, £790, £120.00; Dungannon farmer 688k, £820, £119.00; Markethill farmer 718k, £830, £116.00; Dungannon farmer 762k, £875, £115.00; Mayobridge farmer 684k, £785, £115.00; Banbridge farmer 596k, £680, £114.00; Markethill farmer 680k, £775, £114.00.

CALVES

200 calves sold in an exceptionally good trade.

Good quality bulls sold steadily from £250 to £330 for a five week old Charolais.

Good quality heifer calves sold to a top of £360 for a Charolais.

Main demand from £230 to £345 each.

Bull calves

Charolais £330; Belgian Blue £330; Belgian Blue £325; Belgian Blue £310; Aberdeen Angus £310; Hereford £300; Belgian Blue £295; Aberdeen Angus £290; Aberdeen Angus £285.

Heifer calves

Charolais £360; Limousin £345; Simmental £290; Charolais £270; Belgian Blue £265; Belgian Blue £265; Belgian Blue £250.