Heavy lambs selling to £150 each at Markethill Mart

An entry of 1120 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 5th May continued to sell in a very firm trade.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 1:38 pm

The 470 spring lambs sold in a very good demand with good quality light lambs selling from 620p to 684p per kilo for 19k at £130 each followed by 668p per kilo for 19k at £127 each.

Top price for light lambs £139.50 for 22.4k at 623p per kilo.

Several pens sold from £130 to £138.50 each.

Heavy lambs sold to £150 each for 26k at 577p each.

Several pens from £140 to £145 each.

A small entry of hoggets sold from 490p to 564p per kilo for 22.5k at £127 each followed by 549p per kilo for 21.5k at £118 each.

A very large entry of 480 cull ewes sold to £167 each.

Main trade from £110 to £148 each.

Plainer ewes from £80 to £100 each.

In the breeding ring doubles sold to £295 each with several outfits from £230 to £275 each.

Singles sold to £235 each with several more from £180 to £230 each.

Hoggets

Middletown farmer : 22.5k £127 564p : Markethill producer : 21.5k £118 549p : Portadown seller : 26k £140 538p : Killeavy farmer : 25.8k £135 523p : Jerrettspass producer : 25k £128 512p : Armagh seller : 23k £117 509p and Armagh producer : 27.4k £136.50 498p.

Light spring lambs

Jerrettspass seller : 19k £130 684p : Armagh farmer : 19k £127 668p : Poyntzpass producer : 19.4k £127 655p : Markethill seller : 19.8k £129 652p : Keady farmer : 20.3k £132 650p : Poyntzpass seller : 20.9k £134.50 643p : Portadown producer : 19.4k £125 644p and Middletown seller : 21k £135 642p.