MARTS: Markethill

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Lamb prices were further reduced at Markethill on Wednesday 24th June. Cull ewe prices remained steady.

The 750 lambs sold in a quieter trade. Good quality light lambs sold to 298p per kilo for 22.3 kilos at £66.50 each. Main demand sold from 280p to 297p per kilo.

Heavy lambs sold from £65 to £68.20 each. Good quality pens sold from 265p to 275p per kilo with a top of 285p per kilo for 24 kilos at £68.50. The average price of the entire entry of heavy lambs was £66.80 each.

Over 200 cull ewes sold in a firm demand with 1st quality ewes selling from £77 to £99 each. Plainer ewes sold from £50 to £70 each.

HEAVY LAMBS

Armagh farmer : 24k £68.50 285p : Portadown farmer : 24k £66 275p : banbridge farmer : 24.5k £67 273p : Newry farmer : 24k £66 273p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 24.5k £66.50 271p : Whitecross farmer : 25.8k £70 271p : Tynan farmer : 24.9k £67.50 271p.

LIGHT LAMBS

Richhill farmer : 22.3k £66.50 298p: Banbridge farmer : 22k £66.20 297p : Markethill farmer : 22k £64.80 292p : Mayobridge farmer : 21k £61.20 292p : Portadown farmer : 22k £64 291p : Poyntzpass farmer : 22.3k £65 291p : Crossmaglen farmer : 20k £58 290p : Mowhan farmer : 22k £63.80 290p : Armagh farmer : 22.5k £65 289p: Portadown farmer : 23k £67 289p.