Slightly easier trade for fat lambs at Markethill

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An entry of 1860 sheep at Markethill returned a slightly easier trade for fat lambs. Stores and cull sheep sold in a steady trade.

The 1605 lambs included 500 heavy lambs which sold to 299p per kilo for 24 kilos at £71.80 each. All good quality pens sold from 280p to 294p per kilo. A total of 20 pens sold from £70 to £75 each.

Middleweight lambs sold to 319p per kilo for 20.1 kilos at £64.20 each. All good quality pens sold from 285p to 316p per kilo for 20.1 kilos at £63.50 each.

Light store lambs sold to 348p per kilo for 17.2 kilos at £60 each. Main demand sold from 310p to 346p per kilo. Stronger stores sold to 346p per kilo for 18 kilos at £62.50 each.

The 180 cull ewes sold readily with good quality pens selling from £65 to £86 each. Plainer ewes sold from £40 to £55 each.

An entry of 70 breeding ewes RW Char ram sold to £160 each with other pens at £155, £150 and £145 each.

HEAVY LAMBS: Tynan farmer: 24k £71.80 299p: Cullyhanna farmer: 24.7k £72.50 294p; Markethill farmer: 24.8k £72.50 292p: Armagh farmer: 24k £70.20 292p: Armagh farmer: 24k £70.20 291p: Cullyhanna farmer: 24.4k £71 291p: Richhill farmer: 24.1k £69.50 288p; Tassagh farmer: 24k £69 288p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Glenanne farmer: 20.1k £64.20 319p; Cullyhanna farmer: 20.1k £63.50 316p: Kildarton farmer: 22.3k £69.20 310p: Newry farmer: 22k £67.50 307p: Newtownhamilton farmer: 23k £70 304p: Collone farmer: 20.5k £62 302p: Markethill farmer: 20.9k £63.20 302p: Dromara farmer: 20.3k £61.50 302p: Cullyhanna farmer; 23k £69.50 302p.

STORES: Dungannon farmer: 17.2k £60 348p: Cookstown farmer: 18k £62.50 346p: Caledon farmer: 16.2k £56 346p: Markethill farmer: 16.3k £56 343p: Markethill farmer: 16.6k £57 342p: Armagh farmer: 17.1k £58 338p; Markethill farmer: 16k £54 338p: Portadown farmer: 18.7k £63 337p: Milford farmer: 16.3k £54 331p: Draperstown farmer: 18.4k £61 331p.