Good quality heavy hoggets selling to £124.50 at Markethill
An entry of 1050 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 8th March sold in an improved trade for hoggets.
Cull ewe trade was steady and demand for ewes and lambs was similar to previous weeks.
Good quality heavy hoggets sold from 470p to 498p per kilo for 25k at £124.50 from a Loughgall farmer followed by 496p per kilo for 24.1k at £119.50 from a Tandragee producer.
The average price for the entire entry of heavy hoggets was £123.20.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold from 480p to 518p for 22.2k at £115 each from a Tandragee farmer, followed by 510p for 20.5k at £104.50 each from a Keady farmer.
Stores sold to 521p for 19k at £99 each and for 19.5k at £101.50 each both from a Camlough producer.
The 230 cull ewes sold to a top of £165, £158 and £150 each. Main demand from £110 to £144 each.
In the breeding ring doubles sold to £265 each with several outfits from £210 to £250 each. Singles sold to £225 with several more from £170 to £210 each.
From the week commencing 13th March the weekly sheep sale will be held on Monday evening at 6.45pm. Starting this Monday 13th March.
Loughgall farmer : 25k £124.50 498p : Tandragee seller : 24.1k £119.50 496p : Armagh farmer : 24.4k £118 484p : Poyntzpass farmer : 26.3k £127 483p : Markethill seller : 24.7k £118.50 480p : 26.5k £127 479p : Keady farmer : 24.5k £117 478p : Enniskillen producer : 26k £124 476p and Armagh farmer : 25.4k £121 476p.
Tandragee farmer : 22.2k £115 518p : Keady farmer : 20.5k £104.50 510p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 22.7k £114.50 504p : Killylea producer : 23k £116 504p : Markethill seller : 23.8k £120 504p : Benburb producer : 22.1k £111 502p : Cullyhanna farmer : 21.9k £109.50 500p : Portadown producer : 21.8k £108 495p and Benburb producer : 23.5k £116 494p.
Camlough farmer : 19k £99 521p : Camlough farmer : 19.5k £101.50 521p : Hilltown producer : 16.4k £85 518p : Hilltown producer : 18.3k £90.50 495p : Cullyhanna seller : 19.1k £93 487p and Belleeks farmer : 19.4k £90 464p.