MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 1860 sheep sold in a steady trade.

Heavy lambs sold to £71 each with most pens selling from £64 to £67 each. Top rate of 270p per kilo was paid for 24.2 kilos at £65.50 each with others from 260p to 269p per kilo. The entire entry of heavy lambs average 25.1 kilos at £65.70 (261p).

Middleweight lambs sold to 310p per kilo for 20.3 kilos at £63 each. Main demand for good quality pens sold from 275p to 300p per kilo. The entire entry of middleweight lambs average 21.7 kilos at £61.80 (285p).

Another very large entry of store lambs returned an excellent trade with light stores selling to 384p per kilo for 12.7 kilos at £49 each, followed by 379p for 13.7 kilos at £52 each. Stronger stores sold from 300p to 328p for 18.1 kilos at £59.50 each.

Cull ewes sold to £80 each. Main demand sold from £58 to £77 each with seconds from £45 to £55 each.

A full yard of breeding hoggets sold to £150 each with several pens selling from £120 to £147 each. Suffolk ram lambs sold at £350, £330 and £300 each.

HEAVY LAMBS

Forkhill farmer : 24.2k £65.50 270p : Armagh farmer : 24k £64.50 269p : Crossmaglen farmer : 25.2k £67.80 269p : Desertmartin farmer : 24k £64 267p : Armagh farmer : 24k £64.50 267p : Tynan farmer : 24k £64 266p : Newry farmer : 24k £63.50 265p ; Markethill farmer : 24.4k £64.50 264p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Dungannon farmer : 20.3k £63 310p: Dungannon farmer : 21k £63 300p : Dungannon farmer : 20.2k £60.50 300p: Dungannon farmer : 20.1k £60 298p : Kilkeel farmer: 20.2k £59.50 294p : Mowhan farmer : 22k £64 291p : Kilcoo farmer : 21k £60.80 289p : Ballynahinch farmer : 20.9k £60.50 289p.

STORES

Markethill farmer : 12.7k £49 384p : Caledon farmer : 13.7k £52 379p : Markethill farmer : 13.5k £51 376p : Belleeks farmer: 14.3k £52 362p : Aughnacloy farmer : 12k £43.50 359p : Markethill farmer : 15k £53 353p : Mayobridge farmer : 11.9k £42 352p : Draperstown farmer : 16.7k £58.50 350p.