Heavy lambs sell to £88.50 each at Markethill Mart

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An entry of 1420 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 23rd November continued to sell in a firm demand.

Heavy lambs sold to £88.50 each with a further 15 pens selling from £84 to £88 each. Top rate of 340p per kilo for 24.4 kilos at £83 each.

Good quality middleweights sold from 337p to a top of 356 p for 21.9 kilos at £78 each followed by 354p for 22.9 kilos at £81.

Another large entry of stores sold at a steady trade to a top of 393p per kilo for 18.3k at £72 each. Main demand from 350p to 386p per kilo.

Cull ewes sold to £82 each. Main demand from £60 to £77 each.

STORES: Markethill farmer: 18.3k, £72, 393p: Portadown farmer: 12.7k, £49, 386p: Markethill farmer: 16.9k, £63, 373p: Keady farmer: 18.3k, £68, 372p: Lurgan farmer; 18.7k, £69, 369p: Cullyhanna farmer: 17.7k, £65, 367p: Keady farmer: 18.3k, £67, 366p: Warrenpoint farmer: 16.7k, £61, 365p; Tandragee farmer: 17.2k, £62, 360p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Warrenpoint farmer: 21.9k, £78, 356p: Lurgan farmer: 22.9k, £81, 354p: Gortin farmer: 22.9k, £79.50, 347p: Donacloney farmer: 21.2k, £73, 344p: Mayobridge farmer: 22.6k, £77.80, 344p: Portadown farmer: 22.1k, £75.50, 342p; Loughgall farmer: 22.4k, £76.50, 342p: Portadown farmer: 22k, £75, 341p: Newtownhamilton farmer: 22.8k, £77.50, 340p.

HEAVY LAMBS: Armagh farmer: 24.4k, £83, 340p: Portadown farmer: 24k, £81, 338p: Richill farmer: 24.5k, £82.50, 337p: Crossmaglen farmer: 25k, £84, 336p: Crossmaglen farmer: 26.2k, £88, 336p: Forkhill farmer: 24.4k, £81.50, 334p: Draperstown farmer: 24k, £79.50, 331p; Portadown farmer: 24.4k, £80.80, 331p.