Top price of £1420 paid for 814k at Markethill

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An entry of 140 cull cows at Markethill on Tuesday 7th February sold in the firmest trade for some time especially the top quality fleshed beef bred cow which sold to £189 per 100k for 684k at £1290.

Top price of £1420 was paid for 814k (174).

All top quality cows from £140 per 100k to 3182 per 100k.

Fleshed Freisian cows sold to £123 per 100k for 836k at 31030.

Main demand from £105 per 100k to £116 per 100k.

Young Friesians from £140 per 100k to £151 per 100k for 710k at £1070.

Second quality Friesian cows from £85 per 100k to £100 per 100k and the poorest types from £60 per 100k to 380 per 100k.

The 120 lots in the calf ring sold in an excellent trade.

Bulls to £375 for a 4 week old BB.

Heifer calves from £180 to £295 for a BB.

Cull cows: Killylea producer 684k, £1290, 189p: 738k, £1340, 182p: 814k, £1420, 174p: Rathfriland producer 558k, £970, 174p: Richhill producer 610k, £1015, 166p: 670k, £1080, 161p: Killylea producer 834k, £1330, 159p: 728k, £1080, 148p: Belleeks producer 702k, £1040, 148p.

Friesian cull cows: Ballymartin producer 836k, £1030, 123p: Armagh producer 760k, £880, 116p: Portadown producer 776k, £895, 115p: Banbridge producer 584k, £670, 115p: Lurgan producer 680k, £780, 115p: Derrynoose producer 838k, £945, 113p: Silverbridge producer 774k, £860, 111p: Dungannon producer 748k, £830, 111p: Kilkeel producer 818k, £905, 111.

Heifer calves: BB £295: Sim £250: AA £220: AA £205: AA £200: Lim £195.

Bull calves: BB £375: AA £360: Lim £340: BB £280: AA £275: Her £270: Lim £250: AA £250.