MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 1810 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 14th October returned a firmer demand for fat lambs and stores.

Heavy lambs sold to £75 each with a further 15 pens selling from £68 to £72 each. Top rate of 286p per kilo was paid for 25.2kilos at £72 each. All good quality pens sold from 270p to 284p per kilo.

Good quality middleweights sold from 280p to 311p per kilo for 20 kilos at £62.20 each.

Light stores sold from 310p to 348p per kilo for 12.3 kilos at £43 each. Stronger pens sold to 318p per kilo for 18.5kilos at £59 each. Main demand sold from 290p to 312p per kilo.

The 220 cull ewes sold to £79 each. Main demand sold from £60 to £78 each.

Breeding hoggets sold from £100 to £110 each. Rams sold to £230 for a Shearling Charollais.

HEAVY LAMBS

Portadown farmer : 25.2k £72 286p: Madden farmer : 24.3k £69.20 284p : Loughgall farmer : 24.3k £68 280p : Hamiltonsbawn farmer : 25.4k £71.20 280p : Hamiltonsbawn farmer : 24.4k £68 278p: Portadown farmer : 25k £70 278p : Jerrettspass farmer : 25.2k £70 278p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Corbet farmer : 20k £62.20 311p : Annaghmore farmer : 20.4k £60 294p : Dorsey farmer : 20.3k £59.50 292p : Magheralin farmer : 23.5k £68.20 290p : Keady farmer: 20k £58 290p : Magheralin farmer : 21.2k £61.50 289p : Markethill farmer: 20k £58 288p : Jerrettspass farmer : 20k £58 288p : Newry farmer : 20.4k £58 284p.

STORES

Newry farmer : 12.3k £43 348p : Mayobridge farmer : 14.7k £50 340p : Caledon farmer : 14k £47 334p : Belleeks farmer : 17k £56 329p : Hilltown farmer : 16.5k £54 327p; Markethill farmer : 19k £62 326p : Aughnacloy farmer : 16k £52 325p : Caledon farmer: 17.6k £57 323p.