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Strong prices for cull cows

CATTLE trade was steady at Markethill on Tuesday. Cull cows continued to attract very strong prices, both for FQA and non-FQA stock.

In the dairy ring to price of £1750 was paid for a calved heifer from a Loughgall farmer.  The same owner received £1480 for a calved heifer.  A Fermanagh farmer received £1350 for a calved heifer.  Cows and calves sold to £1520 for a Lim cow and heifer calf from a Newry farmer.  An entry of in-calf cows sold to £800 each with several more from £650 to £795 each.

CULL COWS

The 100 cull cows sold in an exceptionally firm demand.  Cow/heifers to £196 for 570k at £1115 and up to £1280 for 710k (180).  Fleshed cows from £135 to £161 per 100 kilos and 840k at £1350.  Young Friesian to £145 for 610k at £885.  Friesian cows from £115 to £134 for 620k at £830.  Second quality friesians from £90 to £105 per 100 kilos and the poorest types from £65 to £85 per 100 kilos.  Aged bulls from £130 to £144 for 870k at £1250 and up to £1360 for 1000k (136).  OTM clean cattle to £181 for 630k steer at £1140.

Cull cows

Richhill farmer 570k £1115 £195.60; Richhill farmer 490k £910 £185.70; Richhill farmer 710k £1280 £180.30; Newry farmer 640k £1030 £160.95; Newry farmer 840k £1350 £160.70; Keady farmer 560k £890 £158.90; Armagh farmer 650k £995 153.10; Portadown farmer 790k £1185 £150.00; Newry farmer 750k £1080 £144.00; Keady farmer 600k £830 £138.35;

Friesian cull cows

Rathfriland farmer 610k £885 £145.10; Newtownhamilton farmer 590k £820 £139.00; Banbridge farmer 620k £830 £133.90; Bessbrook farmer 550k £735 £133.65; Dromara farmer 560k £730 £130.35; Rathfriland farmer 690k £830 £120.30; Armagh farmer 620k £745 £120.15; Dromara farmer 650k £780 £120.00; Glenanne farmer 720k £860 £119.45; Newry farmer 730k £870 £119.20;

Aged bulls

Belleeks farmer 870k £1250 £143.70; Newry farmer 1000k £1360 £136.00; Tassagh farmer 960k £1300 £135.40;

BULLOCKS

Middleweight bullocks sold to £225 for 470k at £1060 followed by £216 for 490k at £1060.  Main demand from £175 to £200 per 100 kilos.  Lightweights from £175 to £202 per 100 kilos with a top of £210 for 360k at £755.  Forward steers to £207 for 520k at £1075 and up to £1105 for 560k (197).  Main demand from £177 to £205 per 100 kilos.  Good friesians sold from £135 to £164 for 400k at £655.

Forward bullocks

Benburb farmer 520k £1075 £206.75; Benburb farmer 510k £1050 £205.90; Benburb farmer 520k £1040 £200.00; Poyntzpass farmer 560k £1105 £197.35; Benburb farmer 540k £1060 £196.30; Poyntzpass farmer 540k £1040 £192.60; Brantry farmer 510k £980 £192.15; Poyntzpass farmer 510k £970 £190.20; Benburb farmer 540k £980 £181.50;

 

Middleweight bullocks

Benburb farmer 470k £1060 £225.55; Benburb farmer 490k £1060 £216.35; Benburb farmer 480k £960 200.00; Brantry farmer 450k £860 £191.10; Cladybeg farmer 480k 3900 £187.50; Cladybeg farmer 490k £915 £186.75; Loughgilly farmer 480k £845 £176.05; Cladybeg farmer 410k £720 £175.60;

Middleweight Friesian bullocks

Brantry farmer 400k £655 £163.75; Brantry farmer 390k £575 £147.45; Cladybeg farmer 480k £745 £155.20; Brantry farmer 410k £580 £141.45;

Lightweight bullocks

Cladybeg farmer 360k £755 £209.70; Cladybeg farmer 380k £770 £202.65; Cladybeg farmer 360k £680 £188.90; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 400k £750 £187.50; Cladybeg farmer 400k £750 £187.50; Fermanagh farmer 370k £690 £186.50; Cladybeg farmer 390k £725 £185.90; Cladybeg farmer 370k £675 £182.45; Cladybeg farmer 330k £590 £178.80; Newry farmer 320k £570 £178.15;

HEIFERS

Middleweight heifers sold to £190 for 400k at £760.  Forward heifers to £182 for 660k at £1200.  Main demand for 1st quality from £170 to £180 per 100 kilos.

Store heifers

Armagh farmer 400k £760 £190.00; Tandragee farmer 660k £1200 £181.85; Armagh farmer 550k £990 £180.00; Poyntzpass farmer 460k £800 £173.90; Loughgilly farmer 480k £830 £172.90; Loughgilly farmer 550k £945 £171.80; Armagh farmer 600k £1030 £171.70;

CALVES

The 140 dropped calves sold in an excellent demand with bulls selling to £335, £330 and £315 all for Simms from a Hamiltonsbawn farmer.  Main demand from £230 to £290.  Heifers sold from £140 to £230 for an Angus.

The 100 reared calves sold readily.  Bulls to £740 for a Char.  Several more from £550 to 3720.  Heifers from £460 to £595 each.

Bull calves

Sim £335; Sim £330; Sim £315; Lim £290; BB £288; BB £275; Ch £270; Lim £265; BB £250; Her £248;

Heifer calves

AA £230; Lim £175; Lim £175; Lim £162; AA £162; AA £155; Her £150; Lim £150; Her £150.

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