MARTS: Hilltown

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There was an excellent entry of sheep presented at Hilltown on Saturday 11th April, which sold in a firm trade.

Top price of £99 for 27k spring lambs from Rostrevor farmer.

Top rate of 461ppk for spring lambs at 19.5k making £90 coming from same home.

Good quality ewes sold from £100 to £138 each, with second quality ewes from £62 to £86 each.

A packed yard full of ewes and lambs sold to £222 with doubles from Kilkeel farmer and singles to £138 each, from Castlewellan farmer.

SAMPLE PRICES: LAMBS

Kilkeel farmer: 22k at £92 [416p/pk], 17k at £65 [382p/pk], 20.8k at £77 [371p/pk], 22.7k at £81.50 [359p/pk]. Ballymartin farmer: 16k at £64 [400p/pk], 24.1k at £93 [385p/pk], 21k at £78 [371p/pk]. Ballyhinch farmer: 19.7k at £76.50 [389p/pk], 21.4k at £78 [364p/pk], 20.3k at £73 [360p/pk]. Kilcoo farmer: 23k at £89 [387p/pk], 19k at £67.50 [355p/pk]. Hilltown farmer: 21.8k at £77 [353p/pk]. Newtownhamilton farmer: 22.6k at £78.50 [347p/pk]. Banbridge farmer: 24.8k at £94.50 [381p/pk], 21k at £78.50 [373p/pk]. Newry farmer: 17k at £66 [388p/pk], 23k at £89 [387p/pk]. Katesbridge farmer: 23.5k at £85.50 [363p/pk]. Kilkeel farmer: 21.4k at £76 [356p/pk], 19.1k at £68 [356p/pk]. Ballymartin famer: 25k at £95 [380p/pk].