Doubles peak at £385 at Markethill sheep sale
An entry of 1500 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 12th January returned a noticeably easier trade for fat hoggets.
Cull ewes and breeding sheep sold in a very strong demand.
Heavy hoggets sold from £115 to £120 each with good quality pens from 460p to 486p per kilo for 24.4kg at £118.50 from a Tandragee farmer, followed by 481p per kilo for 24.2 kilos at £116.50 each from a Tandragee farmer.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold from 500p to 527p per kilo for 22.1kilos at £116.50 each from a Hamiltonsbawn producer.
Stores sold from 480p to 592p per kilo for 14.2kilos at £84 each from a Rathfriland farmer.
The 230 cull ewes sold in a steady demand with good quality pens from £110 to £166 each. Plainer ewes from £60 to £90 each.
A special entry of young ewes and lambs at foot from a Portadown producer sold in a best ever trade.
Doubles peaked at £385 with several more from £300 to £380 each.
Singles sold to £320 with several more from £280 to £310 each.
Tandragee farmer : 24.4k £118.50 486p : Tandragee farmer : 24.2k £116.50 481p : Markethill seller : 24.2k £115 475p : Tandragee farmer : 24.2k £115 475p : Markethill seller : 24.2k £115 475p : Loughgall producer : 25.3k £120 474p : Scarva seller : 25k £118 472p and Keady producer : 25k £118 472p.
Lisburn producer : 22.1k £116.50 527p : Aughnacloy producer : 20k £105 525p : Belleeks farmer : 20.4k £107 525p : Armagh farmer : 20.3k £105.50 520p : Whitecross farmer : 20.7k £107 517p : Newtownhamilton seller : 21.7k £112 516p and Dungannon producer : 22k £113 514p.
Rathfriland farmer : 14.2k £84 592p : Armagh farmer : 18.5k £100 541p : Portadown producer : 17.6k £91 517p : Dungannon producer : 19k £98 516p : Richhill seller : 19k £97 511p : Loughgall producer : 19.5k £99 508p : Rathfriland farmer : 17.6k £89 506p and Rathfriland farmer : 16k £80 500p.