An entry of 1,950 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 22nd March sold in a very firm trade for all sheep.
Heavy hoggets sold steadily from £87 to £90 each with several pens selling from £90.50 to £92.50 each.
All suitable heavy hoggets sold from 340p to a top of 378p per kilo for 24 kilos at £90.80 each. In all, 780 heavy hoggets averaged 27.2 kilos at £90 each.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold to 384p per kilo for 23 hoggets weighing 23.3 kilos at £89.50 each.
All suitable pens from 350p to 383p per kilo.
Over 400 cull ewes sold in a noticeably firmer trade.
Good quality ewes reached £112 each with all suitable ewes from £90 to £106 each.
Second quality ewes sold from £60 to £80 each.
A full yard of breeding sheep continued to sell in a firm trade.
Good quality doubles sold to £250 with several more outfits from £190 to £238 each.
Singles sold to £160 with the main demand from £130 to £150 each.
HEAVY HOGGETS: Tynan farmer: 24k, £90.80, 378p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 24.3k, £89.20, 367p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 25k, £90.80, 363p; Dungannon farmer: 24.9k, £89.50, 359p; Loughgilly farmer: 24k, £85.50, 356p; Tynan farmer: 25k, £89, 355p; Glenanne farmer: 24.7k, £87, 352p; Newtownhamilton farmer: 25.7k, £89.80, 349p; Armagh farmer: 25.8k, £89.20, 346p.
MIDDLEWEIGHT HOGGETS: Keady farmer: 23.3k, £89.50, 384p; Lurgan farmer: 23.2k, £88.80, 383p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 23k, £86.80, 378p; Lurgan farmer: 22.9k, £86, 376p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 22.8k, £85, 373p; Belleeks farmer: 23.5k, £86.80, 369p; Belleeks farmer: 22.9k, £83.80, 366p; Ballykelly farmer: 22.9k, £83.20, 363p; Portadown farmer: 23.5k, £85, 362p.