MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 1195 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday sold in a firmer trade for both fat lambs and stores.

Heavy lambs sold from £84 to £88.50 each with a top of £90 each. Top rate of 354p per kilo was paid for 24 kilos at £85 each. All good quality pens sold from 330p to 353p per kilo. In all, 565 heavy lambs averaged 26 kilos at £86.80 each (334p)

Middleweights sold to 377p per kilo for 20.5 kilos at £77 each with all good quality pens all clearing from 350p to 375p per kilo. In all, 340 middleweight lambs averaged 21.5 kilos at £77.80 each (362p)

A small entry of stores sold in the best trade to date at 419p per kilo for 16 ¼ kilos at £68 each. Main demand sold from 360p to 416p per kilo for 17.5 kilos at £73 each.

Heavy ewes sold from £80 to £98 each with plainer ewes from £60 to £75 each.

HEAVY LAMBS

Collone farmer : 24k £85 354p: Madden farmer : 24.5k £86.50 353p : Portadown farmer : 24k £84 350p : Mullabawn farmer : 24k £84.80 352p : Clare farmer : 25.5k £88 346p : Waringstown farmer : 24.5k £84.50 346p : Castlecaulfield farmer : 24.5k £85.20 347p : Forkhill farmer : 24.5k £85.20 345p : Armagh farmer : 25k £86 343p : Cullyhanna farmer : 25k £86.20 343p : Belleeks farmer : 25k £86 344p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Magheralin farmer : 20.5k £77.20 377p : Caledon farmer : 20k £75 375p : Armagh farmer : 20.5k £76 372p : Markethill famer : 21k £77.20 368p : Portadown farmer : 20.5k £75 366p : Caledon farmer : 20.5k £74.50 363p : Magheralin farmer : 21.5k £78.80 365p : Madden farmer: 21k £76 362p : Cullyhanna farmer: 21.5k £78.50 362p : Portadown farmer : 22.5k £81 360p.

STORES

Draperstown farmer : 16k £68 419p : Magheralin farmer : 17.5k £73 416p : Caledon farmer : 18k £73.80 410p : Loughbrickland farmer : 13k £52 394p : Markethill farmer : 18k £71 390p : Granemore farmer : 17k £65.50 377p : Portadown farmer : 14k £52.50 375p : Portadown farmer: 11k £42 369p: Lislea farmer : 14k £46 329p.