MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 1310 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday sold in a firmer trade for hoggets with heavy pens selling to £99 each (27.5 kgs).

Several pens sold from £92 to £97 each .

Top rate of 374p per kilos for 25.7 kilos @ £96 each. Main demand sold from 357p to 372p per kilo. In all, 480 heavy hoggets averaged 26 kilos @ £92 each (354p)

Middleweight hoggets sold to 384p per kilo for 21 kilos @ £80.80 each. Main demand sold from 360p to 376p per kilo.

Good quality cull ewes sold from £90 to £133 each with 2nd quality ewes from £68 to £80 each.

Another packed yard of ewes & lambs sold in a steady trade. Doubles sold to £278 each. Several turnouts sold from £180 to £220 each. Singles sold to £215 each. Main demand sold from £130 to £188 each.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HOGGETS: Armagh farmer : 21k £80.80 384p : Armagh farmer : 22.5k £86 376p : Armagh farmer : 23k £86.50 371p : Downpatrick farmer : 20.8k £76.50 367p : Downpatrick farmer : 20.5k £76.50 367p : Aughnacloy farmer : 22k £81.20 364p.

HEAVY HOGGETS: Milford farmer : 25.5k £96 374p : Loughgilly farmer : 25k £94 372p : Armagh farmer : 24.5k £91.50 371p : Armagh farmer : 24.5k £91 370p : Milford farmer : 25k £93 367p : Tynan farmer : 24k £88 367p : Portadown farmer : 26k £95 365p : Pomeroy farmer : 24.5k £89.20 364p.