Good demand for sheep at Markethill Mart, heavy hoggets selling to up to £160 each

An entry of 1160 sheep in Markethill on Monday 12th February sold in noticeably firmer demand for all weights of hoggets.
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Good quality midweight hoggets sold steadily from 540-595p/k for 21k at £125 from a Dungannon farmer, followed by 575p/k for 20.8k at £119.50 from a Belleeks farmer.

Heavy hoggets sold up to £160 each paid for 15 hoggets 32k from a Hillsborough producer. Several pens sold from £140 to £159.50 each.

All good quality heavy hoggets sold from 520 – 571p/k for 24.5k at £140 from a Loughgall farmer, followed by 568p/k for 24.1k at £137 from a Middletown producer.

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The entire entry of heavy hoggets averaged £139 each.

Demand for stores was noticeably firmer with good quality pens from 540 – 630p/k for 15.4k at £97 from a Caledon farmer, followed by 592p/k for 18.4k at £109 from a Dungannon farmer.

200 cull ewes sold to a top of £180.

Main demand for fleshed ewes from £110 to £174.

In the breeding ring doubles sold to £315 with others from £240 to £265.

Singles to £225.

Main demand from £170 to £210 each.

Heavy hoggets

Loughgall producer 24.5k £140 571p/k: Armagh producer 24.1k £137 568p/k: Belleeks producer 25.8k £145 562p/k: Lisburn producer 28.4k £159.50 562p/k: Belleeks producer 25k £139.50 558p/k: Moy producer 24.3k £135.50 558p/k: Dromore producer 24.6k £137 557p/k: Annaghmore producer 24k £132 550p/k and Armagh producer 25.5k £139 545p/k.

Midweight hoggets

Dungannon producer 21k £125 595p/k: Dungannon producer 20k £116 580p/k: Belleeks producer 20.8k £119.50 575p/k: Keady producer 21.1k £121 573p/k: Belleeks producer 20.6k £118 573p/k: Dromore producer 22k £125.50 571p/k: Cullyhanna producer 21.4k £121.50 568p/k: Jerrettspass producer 20.7k £117.50 568p/k and Castlewellan producer 20.8k £118 567p/k.


Caledon producer 15.4k £97 630p/k: Dungannon producer 18.4k £109 592p/k: Forkhill producer 14.7k £86 585p/k: Portadown producer 18.4k £107 582p/k: Portadown producer 17.2k £100 581p/k: Caledon producer 18.5k £106 573p/k: Keady producer 19.2k £109 568p/k and Loughgall producer 17.4k £98 563p/k.