MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 1760 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 21st October returned a steady trade.

Heavy lambs sold to £72 each with most pens selling from £67 to £70.50 each. Top rate of 294p per kilo was paid for 24 kilos at £70.50 each. All good quality pens sold from 265p to 279p per kilo.

Middleweight lambs sold to 308p per kilo for 20.1 kilos at £62 each. All good quality pens sold from 280p to 295p per kilo.

Light store lambs sold to 384p per kilo for 16.6 kilos at £64 each. Several pens sold from 300p to 360p per kilo for 15 kilos at £54 each. Stronger stores sold from 290p to 329p per kilo for 19 kilos at £62.50 each.

Cull ewes sold to £83 each with all good ewes from £65 to £80 each. Plainer ewes sold from £40 to £55 each.

In the breeding ring a Texel ram lamb sold at £290. Others sold from £150 to £220 each. Ewe hoggets sold to £135 each with several pens from £100 to £125 each.

The breeding section will re-open in January

HEAVY LAMBS

Whitecross farmer : 24k £70.50 294p : Katesbridge farmer : 24k £67 279p : Tandragee farmer : 24.5k £67 273p : Newry farmer: 25.6k £70 273p : Poyntzpass farmer : 25k £68 272p : Kilcoo farmer : 24.5k £66.50 272p: Armagh farmer : 24.7k £67 271p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Ballykeel farmer : 20k £62 308p : Attical farmer : 21k £62 295p : Newry farmer : 20k £59 295p : Tassagh farmer : 20.4k £60 293p : Richhill farmer : 21.4k £62.50 291p: Newtownbutler farmer : 20k £58 290p : Belleek farmer : 21k £61 288p : Armagh farmer : 20.5k £59 287p : Corbet farmer : 21.5k £61.50 286p : Newtownbutler farmer: 21.4k £61 285p.

STORE LAMBS

Markethill farmer : 16.6k £64 384p : Milltown farmer : 14.6k £56 382p : Dungannon farmer : 15k £54 360p : Cabra farmer : 18.2k £65 356p : Lislea farmer : 15.2k £53 348p : Armagh farmer : 15.9k £55 345p Caledon farmer : 14.5k £50 343p.