Steady trade for sheep at Markethill Mart, cull ewes selling to a top of £164

Sheep report 9th October 2023: An entry of 1880 sheep on Monday 9th October sold in a steady demand.
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1470 lambs sold in a similar trade to previous weeks. Good quality midweight lambs sold from 450p to 479ppk for 21.7k at £104 from a Portadown farmer, followed by 474ppk for 24.5k at £102 from a Glenanne producer. Heavy lambs sold up to £114 for 21.5k (465ppk) with a top rate of 467ppk for 24k at £112 from a Richhill farmer. All good quality heavy lambs from 440ppk to 465ppk.

310 cull ewes sold to a top of £164. All well fleshed ewes from £90 to £150 each, plainer ewes from £50 to £80 each.

Heavy lambs

Livestock Markets. Picture: Farming LifeLivestock Markets. Picture: Farming Life
Livestock Markets. Picture: Farming Life

Richhill producer 24k £112 467ppk: Keady producer 24k £112 467ppk: Portadown producer 24.5k £114 465ppk: Loughgall producer 24.2k £111 459ppk: Loughgall producer 24k £110 458ppk: Armagh producer 24.5k £112 457ppk and Keady producer 25k £113 452ppk.

Midweight lambs

Portadown producer 21.7k £104 479ppk: Glenanne producer 21.5k £102 474ppk: Loughgilly producer 23.3k £110 472ppk: Dorsey producer 23k £108 470ppk: Newtownhamilton producer 22.3k £104 466ppk: Kilcoo producer 20k £92.50 463ppk: Newtownhamilton producer 21.5k £99 461ppk: Markethill producer 21k £96.50 460ppk and Mullaghbawn producer 20.8k£95 457ppk.

Store lambs

Dorsey producer 14.2k £77 542ppk: Moy producer 15k £79 527ppk: Magheralin producer 16k £84 525ppk: Kilkeel producer 16.4k £86 524ppk: Richhill producer 15.7k £82 522ppk: Banbridge producer 16.1k £83.50 519ppk: Magheralin producer 18k £93 517ppk: Hilltown producer 17k £87.50 515ppk and Hilltown producer 17.2k £88.50 515ppk.