Improving trade for 1300 sheep at Markethill

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An entry of 1300 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday sold in an improving trade.

Store lambs sold to a top price of £71 for 14.7kilos (483). Middleweights sold to £82 for 22.5kilos (364). Heavy lambs topped at £88 for 24.5kilos (359).

Cull ewes sold to £106 each. Main demand sold from £60 to £98 each with plainer ewes from £37 to £59 each.

HEAVY LAMBS: Markethill farmer 24.5k £88 359p; Mayobridge farmer 24k £81 335p; Moira farmer 24.9k £83 333p; Cullyhanna farmer 25k £83.20 333p; Loughbrickland farmer 24.3k £80.80 333p; Coagh farmer 24k £79.50 331p

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Markethill farmer 22.5k £82 364p; Banbridge farmer 21.8k £76.20 350p; Portadown farmer 21.4k £74.20 347p; Newtownhamilton farmer 22k £76 345p; Dungannon farmer 22k £76 345p; Loughbrickland farmer 22k £76 345p; Banbridge farmer 21.3k £73.50 345p; Richhill farmer 21.2k £73 344p

STORES: Armagh farmer 14.7k £71 483p; Draperstown farmer 13.5k £58 430p; Rostrevor farmer 16.6k £70 422p; Draperstown farmer 16k £65.50 410p; Hilltown farmer 13.5k £54 400p