An entry of 1330 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 3rd December sold in another firm trade, similar to previous weeks.
Heavy lambs sold to £87.80 with several pens selling from £85 to £87 each. Top rate of 350p per kilo was paid for 24 kilos at £84 each. Main demand sold from 330p to 348p per kilo. The entire entry of 528 heavy lambs averaged 25.3 kilos at £84.80 each (335p).
Middleweights sold from 345p to 364p per kilo for 21 kilos at £76.50 each.
Light stores sold to 427p per kilo for 15 kilos at £64 each, followed by 426p per kilo for 17 kilos at £73 each. All good quality pens sold from 370p to 421p per kilo. Stronger pens sold to 400p per kilo for 18 kilos at £72 each.
Cull ewe trade was exceptionally strong with good quality lots from £80 to £105 each. Second quality ewes sold from £50 to £75 each.
Armagh farmer : 24k £84 350p : Newry farmer : 24k £85 349p : Cullyhanna farmer : 24k £84.50 346p: Markethill farmer : 24k £84 344p: Collone farmer : 24k £83 343p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 24.5k £85 342p : Markethill farmer : 25k £86 340p.
Newry farmer : 21k £76.50 364p : Armagh farmer : 20.5k £75.50 363p: Newry farmer : 20.5k £75 363p: Newtownhamilton farmer : 21k £76.50 360p : Armagh farmer : 21.5k £78 356p : Armagh farmer : 23k £82 356p : Collone farmer : 22k £78 354p: Jerrettspass farmer : 21.5k £76.80 353p : Cullyhanna farmer: 21k £75.20 353p : Meigh farmer : 22.5k £79.50 350p.
Armagh farmer : 15k £64 427p: Newry farmer : 17k £73 426p : Newry farmer : 13.5k £58.50 420p: Meigh farmer : 14.5k £60 401p : Newry farmer : 15.5k £63 398p : Silverbridge farmer : 18k £72.50 400p: Jerrettspass farmer : 17k £68.50 394p : Cullyhanna farmer : 15.5k £61 392p : Portadown farmer : 18k £71.50 388p.