Firmer trade for prime lambs at Markethill

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An entry of 1090 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 3rd June returned a firmer trade for prime lambs. Cull ewes sold in an easier trade.

The 500 spring lambs returned a firmer trade. Light lambs sold to 354p per kilo for 20.2 kilos @ £71.50 each. Main demand sold from 335p to 348p per kilo. The entire entry averaged 22 kilos @ £74.80 (340p)

Heavy lambs sold from £75 to £80 each. Top rate of 321p per kilo was paid for 24.6 kilos @ £79 each. All good quality pens sold from 300p to 318p per kilo. The average for the entire entry of heavy lambs was 25.2 kilos @ £77.50 (306p).

Another large entry of 350 cull ewes on offer. Good quality ewes sold to £97 each. Main demand sold from £75 to £96 each with plainer pens selling from £50 to £70 each.

Another very good entry of ewes & lambs sold in an excellent trade. Doubles sold to £245 each with others @ £222, £205, & £188 each. Singles sold to £197 each with several more from £150 to £178 each.

HEAVY LAMBS: Armagh farmer 24.6k £79 321p; Armagh farmer 24k £76.50 318p; Portadown farmer 24.4k £77 315p; Newtownhamilton farmer 24.5k £77 314p; Tynan farmer 25.2k £78.50 311p; Tandragee farmer 25.4k £79 311p; Richhill farmer 24.6k £76 309p; Mayobridge farmer 25k £77 308p

LIGHT LAMBS: Benburb farmer 20.2k £71.50 354p; Benburb farmer 20.2k £71.50 354p; Armagh farmer 22k £76.50 348p; Newtownhamilton farmer 21k £73 348p; Armagh farmer 21.5k £74.20 345; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 21.2k £73 345p; Keady farmer 21k £72 343p; Poyntzpass farmer 21.9k £75 342p; Richhill farmer 22k £74.8k £340p; Poyntzpass farmer 22.3k £75.80 340; Newtownhamilton farmer 22.2k £75 337p