Heavy hoggets selling to £126.50 at Markethill
An entry of 1050 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 5th January sold in a steady trade.
Heavy hoggets sold from £123 to £126.50 each with good quality pens from 490p to 531p per kilo for 24.5 kilos at £130 each from a Rathfriland farmer.
Good quality middleweights sold from 510p to 560p per kilo for 20kgs at £112 each from a Portadown farmer, followed by 555p per kilo for 21kgs at £116.50 each from a Loughgall farmer.
Stores sold to 586p per kilo for 19.2kgs at £112.50 each.
Main demand from 520p to 579p per kilo for 19.7kgs at £114 each.
The 200 Cull ewes sold to £164 each.
All good quality ewes from £110 to £152 each.
Plainer sheep from £70 to £90 each.
Special entry Wednesday 12th January – 85 Suffolk cross ewes and lambs at foot.
Rathfriland farmer : 24.5k £130 531p : Loughgall farmer : 24.2k £126.50 523p : Lurgan seller : 24k £125 521p : Loughgall farmer : 24k £122.50 511p : Richhill producer : 24.5k £124 506p : Tynan farmer : 26k £130 500p : Armagh farmer : 24k £120 500p and Armagh producer : 24.4k £121.50 498p.
Portadown farmer : 20k £112 560p : Loughgall seller : 21k £116.50 555p : Poyntzpass producer : 20.3k £112 552p : Poyntzpass seller : 21.3k £116.50 547p : Loughgall farmer : 22k £118.50 539p : Newtownhamilton producer : 22.4k £119 531p : Armagh farmer : 22.4k £118 527p and Portadown producer : 22.7k £119 524p.
Middletown seller : 19.5k £115 590p : Loughgall farmer : 19.2k £112.50 586p : Killylea seller : 19.7k £114 579p : Portadown farmer : 18.4k £104 565p : Armagh producer : 19k £106 558p : Dungannon farmer : 16.7k £92 551p : Loughgall seller : 19.5k £107 549p and Markethill farmer : 19.8k £107 541p.