An entry of 1750 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 20th January sold in an exceptionally firm trade for fat hoggets and cull ewes.
Heavy hoggets sold to £92.20 each for 11 hoggets weighing 25.8 kilos (357). All heavy pens sold from £86 to £91 each. Top rate of 362p per kilo was paid for 24 kilos at £91 each. All good quality pens sold from 345p to 360p per kilo. In all, 520 heavy hoggets averaged 25.2 kilos at £87.40 each (347).
Middleweight hoggets sold to 396p per kilo for 15 hoggets weighing 22 kilos at £87.20 each from a Banbridge farmer. Main demand sold from 355p to 382p per kilo.
Good quality stores sold from 340p to 384p per kilo for 19 kilos at £73 each.
Heavy cull ewes sold from £70 to £89 each. Plainer ewes sold from £45 to £65 each.
In the breeding ring doubles sold to £240 each. Singles sold to £157 each.
Scarva farmer: 24k £86.80 362p: Loughbrickland farmer: 25k £91 361p: Markethill farmer: 24k £87.20 361p: Cullyhanna farmer: 24.5k £88 359p: Loughgilly farmer: 24.2k £87 359p: Armagh farmer: 25.8k £92.20 357p: Markethill farmer: 24k £86 355p:Lisnadill farmer: 25.1k £89.20 355p: Markethill farmer: 24.4k £86.50 355p: Portadown farmer: 24.3k £86 353p: Cullyhanna farmer: 24k £85 352p.
Banbridge farmer: 22k £87.20 396p: Poyntzpass farmer: 22k £84 382p: Dromore farmer: 23.6k £88.80 376p: Portadown farmer : 23.1k £86.80 375p : Markethill farmer: 22.9k £83.80 366p: Newtownhamilton farmer: 23.3k £84.20 361p: Markethill farmer: 22.8k £82.20 361p: Armagh farmer: 22.6k £81.50 360p: Markethill farmer: 23.5k £84 358p: Caledon farmer: 23.2k £83 357p: Crossmaglen farmer: 23.4k £83.50 356p.
Lisnaskea farmer: 19k £73 384p: Glenanne farmer: 17.7k £66 372p: Cullyhanna farmer: 19.3k £69 357p: Derrylatinee farmer: 18.2k £64.50 354p: Glenanne farmer: 17.5k £60 343p: Armagh farmer: 16k £52 325p.