Quality hoggets selling to £185 each at Markethill

An entry of 1550 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 13th October continued to sell in an excellent trade.

Thursday, 14th October 2021, 11:28 am

Store lambs sold in the best trade so far this year.

Good quality heavy lambs sold from 425p to 453p per kilo for 33 lambs 24.3k at £110 each from an Annaghmore farmer, followed by 442p for 24.2k at £107 each from a Poyntzpass producer.

Good quality middleweights sold from 460p to 493p per kilo for 15 lambs 20k at £98.50 from a Newry farmer, followed by 490p for 18 lambs 20.5K at £100.50 from a Moira producer.

Good quality light store lambs sold from 550p to 628p for 26 lambs 12.9k at £81 each from a Benburb farmer and for 22 lambs 14.5k at £91 each from a Poyntzpass farmer.

A Jerrettspass farmer received 621p for 17 lambs 14.5k at £90 each.

Stronger stores sold to 553p for 17k at £94 each from a Kilkeel farmer followed by 550p for 17.1k at £94 each from a Lislea producer.

Good quality cull ewes sold from £90 to £119 each with a top of £148 each.

Plainer ewes sold from £60 to £80 each.

In the breeding ring good quality hoggets sold to a top of £185 each.

Main demand sold from £150 to £180 each.

Breeding sales have now ended for the season.

Heavy lambs

Annaghmore farmer : 24.3k £110 453p : Poyntzpass seller : 24k £106 442p : Benburb farmer : 24.5k £108 441p : Cullyhanna seller : 24.2k £106 438p : Armagh farmer : 24.5k £107 437p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 24.3k £106 436p and Tandragee producer : 25k £109 436p.

Middleweight lambs

Newry producer : 20k £98.50 493p : Moira seller : 20.5k £100.50 490p : Benburb farmer : 20.9k £101.50 486p : Armagh producer : 20.3k £98 483p : Dromara seller : 20.8k £100 481p : Lurgan seller : 20.3k £97.50 480p : Armagh farmer : 20.2k £96.50 478p and Portadown producer : 20.6k £98 476p.

Light store lambs

Benburb farmer : 12.9k £81 628p : Poyntzpass farmer : 14.5k £91 628p : Jerrettspass seller : 14.5k £90 621p : Newry farmer : 14.2k £88 620p : newry producer : 13.6k £84 618p : Crossmaglen farmer : 12.6k £77 611p : Kilcoo farmer : 14.5k £87 600p and Cullyhanna seller : 15.5k £92 594p.

Strong stores

Kilkeel producer : 17k £94 553p : Lislea farmer : 17.1k £94 550p : Moira producer : 17.8k £91.50 514p : Middletown seller : 18k £91.50 508p : Hillsborough farmer : 18.4k £93.50 508p : Richhill farmer : 19.3k £98 508p : Portadown producer : 18.4k £93 505p and Armagh farmer : 19k £95 500p.