Markethill Mart: Light lambs sell to £96.50

editorial image

There was an entry of 1,260 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 17th May.

An entry of 500 spring lambs sold in an exceptionally strong trade.

Light lambs sold to £96.50 for 20kgs at 482p for a Markethill farmer.

Good quality light lambs sold from 427p to 440p.

Heavier lambs sold to £103.50 for 21kilos (493p).

Hoggets sold in an improved trade with 25.5 kilos selling at £94.50 (371p) for a Killylea farmer with a Cookstown farmer getting £94.50 for 27.5 kilos (344p).

Over 300 ewes sold to £109 each with all good ewes from £80 to £105 each. Second quality ewes from £68 to £79 each.

Almost 400 ewes and Lambs sold readily.

Doubles sold from £200 to £228 with top quality singles selling at £190, £180 and £175 each.

Main demand for singles from £148 to £170.

LIGHT SPRING LAMBS

Markethill farmer: 20k, £96.50, 482p; Portadown farmer: 20.5k, £92, 449p; Lisburn farmer: 20.9k, £92, 440p; Poyntzpass farmer: 20.5k, £90, 439p; Keady farmer: 23.8k, £102, 429p; Armagh farmer: 20.6k, £88, 427p.

HEAVY LAMBS: Cullyhanna farmer: 21k, £103.50, 493p; Richhill farmer: 21.6k, £101, 468p; Moy farmer: 21.7k, £101, 465p; Madden farmer: 22.5k, £104, 462p; Glenanne farmer: 22.1k, £102, 461p; Poyntzpass farmer: 22.6k, £103.50, 458p; Keady farmer: 22.4k, £102.50, 457p; Milford farmer: 22.9k, £104.50, 456p; Richhill farmer: 24k, £104.20, 434p; Whitecross farmer: 24k, £104, 433p; Cookstown farmer: 24.5k, £104, 424p.