Good quality store lambs sell steadily from 480-580p/k for 15k at £87 at Markethill Mart

An entry of 1680 sheep at Markethill on Monday 23rd October returned a firmer demand for fat lambs and slightly easier trade for cull ewes.
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Good quality heavy lambs sold steadily from 450 to 471p/k for 24k at £113 from an Aghalee producer, followed by 469p/k for 24.1k at £113 from a Closkelt producer.

Good quality midweights sold from 460-500p/k for 20.4k at £102 from a Castlewellan farmer, followed by 495p/k for 20.9k at £103.50 from a Keady producer.

Good quality store lambs sold steadily from 480-580p/k for 15k at £87 from a Ballynahinch farmer, followed by 543p/k for 15.3k at £83 from an Armagh farmer.

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The 360 cull ewes sold to a top of £156.

Main demand from £90 to £154, plainer ewes from £50 to £80 each.

Heavy lambs

Aghalee producer 24k £113 471p/k: Closkelt producer 24.1k £113 469p/k: Whitecross producer 24.8k £115 464p/k: Markethill producer 24.1k £111.50 463p/k: Loughgilly producer 25.7k £118 459p/k: Killylea producer 24.2k £111 459p/k: Armagh producer 26k £118 454p/k: Poyntzpass producer 24.9k £113 454p/k and Keady producer 24.9k £113 454p/k.

Midweight lambs

Castlewellan producer 20.4k £102 500p/k: Keady producer 20.9k £103.50 495p/k: Tynan producer 20.9k £103.50 495p/k: Newtownstewart producer 20.7k £102 493p/k: Tandragee producer 22k £107 486p/k: Dromara producer 20k £97 485p/k: Markethill producer 22.2k £107.50 484p/k: Ballinderry producer 21.5k £104 484p/k and Tynan producer 20.8k £100.50 483p/k.

Store lambs

Ballynahinch producer 15k £87 580p/k: Armagh producer 15.3k £83 543p/k: Crossmaglen 16.3k £88 540p/k: Ballygawley producer 17.1k £92 538p/k: Ballynahinch producer 17.2k £92.50 538p/k: Keady producer 17k £91 535p/k: Loughgall producer 15.1k £80 530p/k: Killeavey producer 16.8k £89 530p/k and Keady producer 18.2k £94.50 519p/k.