Quality doubles selling to £330 at Markethill Mart
An entry of 1400 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 2nd June returned an easier trade for fat lambs.
There was an improved trade for cull ewes and a full yard of ewes and lambs sold in a steady demand.
The 880 lambs eased in price with good quality light lambs selling from 540p to 581p per kilo for 20.5k at £119 each, followed by 577p per kilo for 22k at £127 each.
Good quality heavy lambs sold from £124 to £129 each with good quality pens from 500p to 519p per kilo for 24k at £124.50 each, followed by 510p per kilo for 24.3k at £124 each.
The 260 cull ewes sold to a top of £181 each.
Main demand for fleshed ewes from £120 to £168 each.
Plainer ewes from £80 to £100 each.
A full yard of ewes and lambs maintained a very firm trade with good quality doubles selling to £330, £300 and £290 each.
Singles sold up to £290, £270 and £260 each.
Main trade for good quality singles sold from £180 to £230 each.
Heavy spring lambs
Caledon producer : 24k £124.50 518p : Newry farmer : 24.3k £124 510p : Crossmaglen seller : 24.5k £125 510p : Dromara producer : 24k £122 508p : Annaghmore farmer : 24.8k £125.50 506p : Loughgall seller : 24.4k £123 504p : Keady seller : 24.6k £124 504p and Newtownhamilton farmer : 24.7k £124 502p.
Light spring lambs
Crossmaglen seller : 20.5k £119 581p : Dromore producer : 22k £127 577p : Armagh farmer : 19k £108 568p : Portadown producer : 21k £118 561p : Loughgall farmer : 19.4k £108 557p : Tassagh seller : 20.9k £116 555p : Armagh producer : 21k £116.50 555p : Loughgall farmer : 20.2k £112 555p and: Armagh farmer : 22k £121.50 552p.