MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SALES – CATTLE – Tuesday 20th February 2018
Dairy stock sold to a top of £2040 at Markethill on Tuesday 20th February paid for a calved Friesian heifer from a Stewartstown farmer and an Aghalee farmer sold a red and white Holstein calved heifer at £1680 and a Ballinderry farmer sold three calved heifers at £1460, £1350 and £1200 each.
150 cull cows sold in a steady demand with beef bred cows sold from £130 to £163 per 100k for 728k Char at £1185 from a Richhill farmer followed by £160 per 100k 770k Her at £1235 from a Keady farmer.
Fleshed Friesian cows sold steadily from £115 to £133 per 100k paid for 808k Friesian at £1075 from a Newry farmer. Several Friesian cows sold from £950 to £1100 each with a top price of £1145 for 870k Friesian (£131 per 100k)from a Dromara farmer.
Second quality Friesian cows selling from £90 to £105 per 100k and the poorest types from £70 to £85 per 100k.
150 calves continued to sell in a very firm demand. Good quality bull calves sold to a top of £370 for a 4 week old BB from a Richhill producer. All good quality bulls sold from £230 to £360 each. Heifer calves sold to £305 for a Char heifer from a Cullyhanna farmer. All good quality heifers from £190 to £305 each. Reared heifer calves sold from £420 to £620 each and reared bulls from £470 to £570 each.
Richhill producer 728k £1185 £163/100k: Keady producer 770k £1235 £160/100k: Aughnagurgan producer 622k £995 £160/100k: Castlewellan producer 514k £805 £157/100k: Cullyhanna producer 606k £925 £153/100k: Aughnagurgan producer 734k £1115 £152/100k: Cullyhanna producer 576k £845 £147/100k: Armagh producer 594k £865 £146/100k: Cullyhanna producer 584k £835 £143/100k:
Newry producer 808k £1075 £133/100k: Dromara producer 876k £1145 £131/100k: Newtownhamilton producer 664k £835 £126/100k: Kilkeel producer 820k £1025 £125/100k: Dromara producer 908k £1135 £125/100k: Kilkeel producer 794k £985 £124/100k: Annalong producer 770k £945 £123/100k: Armagh producer 716k £875 £122/100k: Keady producer 662k £805 £122/100k:
Sim £370: Char £360: BB £350: Char £320: BB £310: BB £305: AA £235:
Char £305: Her £305: Char £305: AA £285: BB £275 BB £270: AA £275: AA £250: