Steady demand for sheep at Markethill

An entry of 1630 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 20th April sold in a steady demand.

The 600 hoggets sold in a steady demand with good quality heavy hogets from 460p/k to 515p/k for 24.1k at £124 each.

Good quality midweights sold from 520p to 560p/k for 21k at £117.50 each.

The 220 spring lambs sold readily with light lambs from 550p/k to 595p/k for 21k at £125 and for 20.5k at £122 each.

The 360 cull ewes sold to £234 each. Main demand from £150 to £222 each.

A full yard of ewes and lambs returned a firm demand.

Good quality doubles sold to £380. Several more from £260 to £350 each.

Singles to £250. All good quality singles from £160 to £235 each.

HEAVY HOGGETS: Portadown producer 24.1k £124 515p/k; Newry producer 24.9k £126 506p/k 25k £126 504p/k; Aghalee producer 25.2k £127 504p/k; Poyntzpass producer 25.2k £124 492p/k; Crossmaglen producer 25k £122 488p/k; Aughnacloy producer 24k £117 488p/k; Dungannon producer 25.5k £122 479p/k.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HOGGETS: Dungannon producer 21k £117.50 560p/k; Whitecross producer 21.4k £115 537p/k; Tandragee producer 21.3k £114 535p/k; Caledon producer 22k £117 532p/k; Tassagh producer 21.6k £114 528p/k; Dungannon producer 23.5k £124 528p/k; Armagh producer 21.1k £111 526p/k; Newry producer 23.6k £124 526p/k.

LIGHT SPRING LAMBS: Newtownhamilton producer 21k £125 595p/k; Newtownhamilton producer 21k £125 595p/k; Markethill producer 20.5k £122 595p/k; Armagh producer 18.5k £110 595p/k; Markethill producer 20.4k £121 593p/k; Armagh producer 19.5k £115 590p/k; Armagh producer 20.7k £121 585p/k.

HEAVY SPRING LAMBS: Newtownhamilton producer 24k £130 542p/k; Loughgall producer 24k £127 529p/k; 24.2k £127 525p/k; Aghalee producer 24.2k £126 521p/k; Newtownhamilton producer 25.4k £132 520p/k 25.1k £130 518p/k.