Excellent trade for fat hoggets and cull ewes at Markethill Mart, heavy hoggets to £216

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An entry of 1000 sheep in Markethill on Monday 15th April returned what was the best ever trade seen for fat hoggets and cull ewes.

Good quality spring lambs were sold to a top of 879p/k for 19k at £167 from a Markethill farmer, followed by 811p/k for 22.7k at £184 from a Newtownhamilton producer.

All good quality pens of spring lambs from 760 – 793p/k, heavy spring lambs sold to £184 for 24k from a Markethill producer and averaged £182 each.

Heavy hoggets sold to a record price of £216 with other pens at £210, £191, £190 and £185. The sale average for 250 heavy hoggets was £182 per head.

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Top quality pens sold from 700 -728p/k for 25.5k at £185.50 from a Mayobridge farmer, followed by 721p for 24k at £173 from a Portadown producer.

Midweight hoggets sold to 749p/k for 17 hoggets, 23.1k at £173 from a Tandragee farmer, followed by 748p for 9 hoggets, 23k at £172 from a Dromore farmer. All good quality pens from 680-710p/k.

The 280 cull ewes sold to a top of £266 with others at £262, £260 and £240. Main demand from £170 to £230 and plainer ewes from £100 to £140 each.

A large entry of ewes and lambs sold to a top of £335 for doubles with others from £260 to £320.

Singles sold from £200 to £275 each.

Heavy hoggets

Mayobridge producer 25.5k £185.50 728p/k: Portadown producer 24k £173 721p/k: Armagh producer 25.3k £181.50 717p/k: Moneymore producer 24.5k £175 714p/k: Newry producer 24.7k £175 709p/k: Poyntzpass producer 25.9k £183.50 709p/k: Armagh producer 25.4k £179 705p/k: Armagh producer 26k £183 704p/k: Newtownhamilton producer 26k £182 700p/k and Keady producer 26.5k £185.50 700p/k.

Midweight hoggets

Tandragee producer 23.1k £173 749p/k: Dromore producer 23k £172 748p/k: Armagh producer 19.8k £141.50 715p/k: Armagh producer 21.2k £150.50 710p/k: Armagh producer 23.8k £167 702p/k and Glenanne producer 23.1k £162 701p/k: 23.1k £162 701p/k: 23.2k £162 698p/k.

Spring lambs

Markethill producer 19k £167 879p/k: Newtownhamilton producer 22.7k £184 811p/k: Altnamackin producer 21.2k £168 793p/k: 23.4k £183 782p/k: 20.9k £162.50 778p/k: 22.3k £172.50 774p/k: Moy producer 19.8k £151 763p/k and Markethill producer 24k £184 767p/k.

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