Easier trade for fat lambs at Markethill

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An entry of 2010 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 28th September returned a slightly easier trade for fat lambs.

Stores continued to sell in a very firm demand.

Heavy lambs sold from £78 to £83 each with good quality pens from 310p to 330p per kilo for 24kilos @ £79.20 each for a Richhill farmer.

Middleweight lambs sold to 374p per kilo for 21.4kilos @ £80 each for a Dungannon farmer. All good quality pens sold from 325p to 362p per kilo.

Store lambs peaked at 406p per kilo for 17kilos @ £69 each for a Kilcoo farmer. All good quality pens sold from 370p to 403p per kilo.

Cull ewes sold to £80 each. Main demand sold from £65 to £78 each. Plainer ewes sold from £45 to £60 each.

Breeding hoggets sold to £155 each. Several more pens sold from £120 to £130 each.

Rams sold to £360 for a Shearling Texel.

STORES: Dungannon farmer 17k £69 406p; Kilkeel farmer 17k £68.50 403p; Camlough farmer 12k £48 400p; Magheralin farmer 15k £59.50 397p; Rostrevor farmer 16.5k £64.50 391p; Belleeks farmer 17.9k £69.50 388p; Dungannon farmer 13.6k £52.50 386p; Moira farmer 17.6k £67.50 384p; Gortin farmer 18k £69 383p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Dungannon farmer 21.4k £80 374p; Dungannon farmer 21k £76 362p; Mullaghabawn farmer 21k £73 348p; Moira farmer 22.6k £76.80 340p; Mullabawn farmer 21.2k £71.50 337p; Armagh farmer 21.4k £72 337p; Armagh farmer 21.4k £71.50 334p; Whitecross farmer 21.3k £71 333p

HEAVY LAMBS: Kilmore farmer 24k £79.20 330p; Armagh farmer 24.2k £78.80 326p; Richhill farmer 24k £78 325p; Jerrettspass farmer 25k £81 324p; Kilcoo farmer 24k £78 324p; Portadown farmer 24k £78 324p