Entry of sheep returns improved trade at Markethill

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An entry of 1200 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 2nd December returned an improved trade.

Heavy lambs sold from £70 to £75 per head with a top of £78 each for 27.2 kilos. Top rate of 301p per kilo was paid for 24.4 kilos at £73.50 each. Main demand sold from 280p to 293p per kilo.

Middleweight lambs sold to 309p per kilo for 20.5 kilos at £63.50 each. All good quality pens sold from 290p to 308p per kilo for 22 kilos at £67.80 each.

Store lambs sold to 343p per kilo for 17.5 kilos at £60 each. Main demand sold from 310p to 339p per kilo.

Cull ewes sold to £109 each with others from £105 and £103 each. All good quality ewes sold from £70 to £86 each with plainer ewes from £45 to £60 each.

HEAVY LAMBS

Kilcoo farmer: 24.4k £73.50 301p: Poyntzpass farmer: 25.6k £75 293p: Madden farmer: 24.2k £70.50 291p: Tynan farmer: 24.7k £71.80 291p: Glenanne farmer: 24k £69.50 289p: Lisnadill farmer: 25k £72.20 289p : Scarva farmer : 25k £72 288p: Forkhill farmer: 25.4k £72.80 287p: Armagh farmer: 25.6k £73.50 286p: Armagh farmer: 27.2k £78 286p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Portadown farmer: 20.5k £63.50 309p: Moira farmer: 21k £65 309p: Katesbridge farmer: 22k £67.80 308p: Tullyvallen farmer: 23.4k £70.80 303p: Tandragee farmer: 21.9k £66.20 302p: Moira farmer: 22.9k £69 301p: Portadown farmer: 22.8k £68.50 301p: Newtownhamilton farmer: 22k £66 300p: Rathfriland farmer: 22k £66 299p.

STORE LAMBS

Mullaghbawn farmer: 17.5k £60 343p: Caledon farmer: 16.3k £56 343p: Lisnadill farmer: 14k £47.50 339p: Caledon farmer: 15.3k £52 339p: Gortin farmer: 19k £63 331p: Armagh farmer: 13k £43 330p: Richhill farmer: 15.9k £52 327p: Draperstown farmer: 16.5k £53 321p.