MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 1565 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 29th July sold in a similar trade for fat lambs with store lambs selling in a very good demand.

Heavy lambs sold to £66.50 each and up to 269p per kilo for 24 kilos at £64.50 each. All suitable pens sold from 260p to 267p per kilo. In all, 350 heavy lambs averaged 25 kilos at £65.10 (260p).

Middleweight lambs sold from 270p to 298p per kilo with several pens, mostly ewe lambs, from 300p to 317p per kilo.

Light store lambs sold to 377p per kilo for 23 kilo lambs, weighing 14.2 kilos from a Hilltown farmer . The same owner received £54.50 each for 14.8 kilos (368p) Main demand sold from 300p to 347p per kilo.

The 210 cull ewes sold in a steady demand from £65 to £84 each with plainer ewes from £40 to £55 each.

The first sale of Breeding Ewes returned a firm trade with good quality hoggets reaching £132 each. Several pens sold from £112 to £130 each with others from £85 to £100 each.

Breeding Rams sold to £250 for a Shearing Texel.

HEAVY LAMBS

Newry farmer : 24k £64.50 269p : Poyntzpass farmer : 24.4k £65 267p : Newry farmer : 24.2k £64.50 266p : Armagh farmer : 24.2k £64.20 265p : Newry farmer: 24.3k £64.50 265p : Armagh farmer : 24.6k £65 264p : Portadown farmer : 24.6k £64.80 264p Portadown farmer : 24.4k £64 262p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Warrenpoint farmer : 20.5k £65 317p: Dromore farmer : 20.6k £64.50 313p : Magheragall farmer : 21k £65.50 312p : Banbridge farmer : 21k £63.80 304p : Armagh farmer : 20k £59.50 298p : Lisnadill farmer: 21k £61.20 291p : Banbridge farmer : 22.3k £63.80 285p Armagh farmer : 21k £59.80 285p : Poyntzpass farmer : 20.2k £57 282p.

STORE LAMBS

Hilltown farmer : 14k £53.50 377p : Hilltown farmer : 14.8k £54 50 368p : Hilltown farmer : 16k £55.50 347p : Hilltown farmer: 16k £55 344p : Hilltown farmer : 19.5k £56.80 335p: Mullabawn farmer : 14.7k £49 333p : Hilltown farmer : 15.6k £50 320p : Loughgall farmer : 17.5k £55.80 319p.