Markethill Mart: In the breeding ring doubles selling to £275 each

An entry of 1250 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 28th April returned a very firm trade.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 12:36 pm

The 420 spring lambs sold in a steady demand.

Good quality middleweight lambs sold from 620p to 645p per kilo for 21k at £135.50 each from a Dungannon farmer and for 20k at £129 from a Silverbridge producer.

Top price for middleweights £132.50 for 20.9k 634p per kilo from a Newtownhamilton farmer.

Heavy spring lambs sold from £135 to £150 each with suitable pens from 530p to 576p per kilo for 25k at £144 each.

The 240 hoggets sold readily with good quality middleweight hoggets from 520p to 574p per kilo for 23k at £132 each from a Glenanne farmer followed by 561p per kilo for 12k at £129 each from a Keady farmer.

Horned hoggets sold to 548p per kilo for 23.2k at £127 each.

Heavy hoggets sold from £130 to £140 per head with good quality pens from 515p to 560p per kilo for 25k at £140 each.

A large entry of 380 cull ewes returned an excellent demand with a top of £189 each.

All fleshed ewes sold from £130 to £182 each.

Plainer ewes from £90 to £120 each.

In the breeding ring doubles sold to £275 each.

Demand for good quality outfits from £220 to £270 each.

Singles reached £225 each with good quality singles from £180 to £215 each.

Heavy spring lambs

Newtownhamilton farmer : 25k £144 576p : Stewartstown seller : 24k £137 571p : Benburb producer : 25k £140 560p : Gilford farmer : 25k £140 560p and Caledon producer : 26k £140 539p.

Middleweight spring lambs

Dungannon farmer : 21k £135.50 645p : Silverbridge farmer : 20k £129 645p : Donaghmore seller : 20.2k £130 644p : Markethill farmer : 20.2k £129.50 641p : Keady farmer : 20.2k £129 639p : Loughgilly farmer : 20.2k £128.50 636p and Keady seller : 19k £120.50 634p.

Heavy hoggets

Portadown producer : 25k £140 560p : Glenanne farmer : 24.7k £136 551p : Newry farmer : 24.4k £130 533p ; Poyntzpass producer : 24.3k £128 527p : Richhill seller : 26.8k £140 522p and Whitecross farmer : 27k £139 515p.

Middleweight hoggets

Glennane farmer : 23k £132 574p : Keady seller : 23k £129 561p : Cookstown farmer : 23.7k £131 553p : Portadown producer : 23.2k £127 548p : Moira farmer : 20.5k £112 546p and Whitecross farmer : 22.2k £120.50 543p.