Firm trade for sheep at Markethill

An entry of 1870 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 20th July maintained a firm trade.

Good quality middleweight lambs sold steadily from 500p to 540p per kilo for 22.5k at £122 each followed by 540p for 20k at £108 each.

Heavy lambs sold from £119 to £130 per head with a top price of 516p per kilo for 24.8k at £128 each followed by 496p per kilo for 25k at £124 each.

A large entry of Stores sold readily with light stores selling from 540p to 659p per kilo for 11.3k at £74.50 each from a Portadown farmer followed by 572p per kilo for 13.8k at £79 each from a Poyntzpass producer. Stronger stores sold to 511p for 18.8k at £96 each followed by 500p per kilo for 17.8k at £89 per head. Main demand for stronger stores from 480p to 500p per kilo.

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The 300 Cull ewes sold in a steady demand. Fleshed ewes from £120 to £175 each and plainer ewes from £80 to £100 each.

HEAVY LAMBS

Dungannon producer 24.8k £128 516p; Newtownhamilton farmer 25k £124 496p; Warrenpoint seller 24k £118 492p; Tyrone farmer 26.5k £130 491p; Newtownhamilton farmer 24.4k £119 488p; Armagh seller 24.1k £117 486p; Newry seller 24k £116 483p; Belleeks farmer 24.3k £117 482p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

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Jerrettspass farmer 22.5k £122 542p; Banbridge seller 20k £108 540p; Loughgall producer 23.8k £128 538p; Aughnacloy producer 21.2k £111 524p; Newtownhamilton farmer 22k £115 523p; Markethill farmer 22.5k £116 516p; Portadown seller 20k £103 515p; Portadown seller 23.4k £120 513p; Newtownhamilton farmer 20.5k £105 512p

LIGHT STORES

Portadown producer 11.3k £74.50 659p; Poyntzpass farmer 13.8k £79 572p; Banbridge seller 14k £80 571p; Rostrevor seller 12.7k £71 559p; Portadown producer 14.5k £80 552p; Camlough farmer 13.8k £76 551p; Mullabawn seller 14.6k £70 541p.

STRONG STORES

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Newtownhamilton farmer 18.8k £96 511p; Kilkeel farmer 17.8k £89 500p; Crossmaglen seller 19.4k £97 500p; Armagh farmer 19k £93.50 492p; Belleeks farmer 19.6k £96 490p; Crossmaglen seller 19.4k £95 490p; Loughgilly farmer 17.4k £85 489p