Markethill Mart: Heavy hoggets sold from £85 to £92 each

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An entry of 1,700 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 8th March sold in a slightly easier trade for hoggets.

Cull ewe trade was firmer and breeding sheep were in very good demand.

1,280 hoggets had a complete clearance although were reduced.

Heavy hoggets sold from £85 to £92 each and up to 364p/k for 24.6k at £89.50.

All good quality pens sold from 345p/k to 362p/k.

Middleweight hoggets sold from 350p/k to 377p/k for 23.5k at £88.50 each.

A small turnout of stores sold to 376p/k for 17.4k at £65.50.

Several more pens from 350p/k to 369p/k

170 cull ewes sold in a firmer trade to a top of £111 with several pens from £84 to £109 each.

Second quality ewes from £60 to £80 each.

A large entry of ewes and lambs sold in a very firm trade with good quality doubles to a top of £235 with several more good quality outfits from £190 to £232.

Singles to a top of £160 with main demand from £130 to £158 each.

Heavy hoggets: Craigavon producer 24.6k, £89.50, 364p, Tandragee producer 24.2k, £87.50, 362p, Hamiltonsbawn producer 24.7k, £89.20, 361p, Loughgall producer 24.6k, £88.80, 361p, Keady producer 25.1k, £90.50, 361p, Silverbridge producer 24.7k, £88.80, 359p, Benburb producer 24.7k, £88, 356p, Milford producer 24.2k, £86, 355p, Belleeks producer 24.2k, £86, 355p

Middleweight hoggets: Markethill producer 23.5, £88.50, 377p, 23.5k, £88, 377p, Banbridge producer 23k, £86, 374p, Newtownhamilton producer 22.2k, £82, 369p, Markethill producer 23k, £84.50, 367p, Portadown producer 22.6k, £83, 367p, Lislea producer 22k, £80, 364p, Swatragh producer 22k, £80, 364p, Moy producer 22.5k, £81.50, 362p.

Stores: Dungannon producer 17.4p, £65.50, 376p, Irvinestown producer 18.4k, £68, 369p, Donacloney producer 19.6k, £72, 367p, Tandragee producer 17.2k, £62, 360p.