Good quality heavy hoggets selling to a top price of £150.50 each at Markethill Mart

An entry of 1360 sheep in Markethill on Monday 5th February sold in a slightly firmer trade particularly for good quality heavy hoggets which sold to a top of £150.50 each, with several pens from £140 - £148 each.
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Top rate for heavy hoggets was 560p/k for 25k at £140 from a Dungannon farmer, followed by 544p/k for 24.8 k at £135 from a Dungannon producer.

Main demand for good quality heavy hoggets 500- 542p/k.

Good quality midweights sold from 520- 565p/k for 20k at £113 from a Killeavy farmer, followed by 555p/k for 22k at £122 from a Middletown producer.

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Good quality stores sold from 530-607p/k for 14k at £85 from a Cullyhanna farmer, followed by 592p/k for 16.8k at £99.50 from a Kilkeel farmer.

400 cull ewes sold to a top of £256.

Main demand for fleshed ewes from £120 to £196. Plainer ewes from £70 to £110 each.

In the breeding ring in lamb ewes sold to a top of £190 with others at £185, £170 and £165. Several more pens from £140 to £160 each.

Doubles sold to a top of £330 with others at £290, £275 and £265.

Singles sold to a top of £225.

Main demand from £160 to £200 each.

Heavy hoggets

Dungannon producer 25k £140 560p/k: Dungannon producer 24.8k £135 544p/k: Scarva producer 24k £130 542p/k: Armagh producer 25.3k £137 542p/k: Killeavy producer 26k £140 539p/k: Katesbridge producer 26.2k £141 538p/k: Armagh producer 25k £134 536p/k: Armagh producer 24k £128 533p/k and Dungannon producer 29k £154 531p/k.

Midweight hoggets

Killeavy producer 20k £113 565p/k: Middletown producer 22k £122 555p/k: Portadown producer 22k £122 555p/k: Cullyhanna producer 22.2k £123 554p/k: Portadown producer 20.8k £115 553p/k: Cullyhanna producer 20k £110 550p/k: Keady producer 20.9k £114 546p/k and Newtownhamilton producer 21.3k £116 545p/k.


Cullyhanna producer 14k £85 607p/k: Kilkeel producer 16.8k £99.50 592p/k: Armagh producer 18.6k £109.50 589p/k: Portadown producer 18.9k £109 577p/k: Lislea producer 19.3k £110 570p/k: Newtownhamilton producer 18.2k £103 566p/k: Glenanne producer 19.9k £112 563p/k and Tandragee producer 19.4k £109 562p/k.