Strong trade for fat and store lambs at Hilltown

A large entry of sheep to Hilltown Saleyard on Thursday 7th July saw a strong trade for both fat and store lambs.  Fat ewes sold to £171, fat lambs to £137 and store lambs to 638ppk.

Fat ewes: Killinchy farmer £171, Kilcoo farmer £136, Kilkeel farmer £132, Rathfriland farmer £130, Hilltown farmer £130, Hilltown farmer £125, Bryansford farmer £124, Rostrevor farmer £121, Killinchy farmer £119, Killinchy farmer £116, Bryansford farmer £110, Kilkeel farmer £106, Kilcoo farmer £105.

Fat lambs: Rathfriland farmer £137 for 22.9kg (598ppk), Kilcoo farmer £135 for 26kg (519ppk), Mayobridge farmer £130 for 24.5kg (530ppk), Warrenpoint farmer £129 for 23.3kg (553ppk), Newcastle farmer £128 for 23kg (556ppk), Kilkeel farmer £128 for 21.9kg (584ppk), Mayobridge farmer £127 for 23kg (552ppk), Hilltown farmer £126 for 23kg (548ppk), Hilltown farmer £125 for 23kg (543ppk), Kilkeel farmer £125 for 24.1kg (518ppk), Bryansford farmer £125 for 22.9kg (545ppk) and £125 for 22.3kg (560ppk), Kilkeel farmer £125 for 21.9kg (570ppk), Cabra farmer £124 for 22.2kg (558ppk), Hilltown farmer £123 for 22.5kg (546ppk), Rathfriland farmer £122 for 22kg (554ppk), Rostrevor farmer £122 for 21.5kg (567ppk), Bryansford farmer £121 for 21kg (576ppk), Kilkeel farmer £120 for 22.4kg (535ppk), Hilltown farmer £120 for 22kg (545ppk), Bryansford farmer £121 for 21kg (576ppk), Hilltown farmer £120 for 22kg (545ppk), Rostrevor farmer £118 for 21.8kg (541ppk), Hilltown farmer £116 for 21kg (552ppk), Mayobridge farmer £116 for 20.1kg (577ppk), Kilcoo farmer £115 for 21kg (547ppk), Warrenpoint farmer £114 for 20kg (570ppk), Hilltown farmer £110 for 20.1kg (547ppk).

Store lambs: Rathfriland farmer £107 for 18.9kg (566ppk), Rostrevor farmer £105 for 19.8kg (530ppk), Castlewellan farmer £105 for 19.6kg (535ppk), Hilltown farmer £102 for 18.7kg (545ppk), Hilltown farmer £100.50 for 18.8kg (534ppk), Hilltown farmer £99 for 15.5kg (638ppk), Kilcoo farmer £98.50 for 18.4kg (535ppk), Mayobridge farmer £98 for 18.2kg (538ppk), Rathfriland farmer £97 for 16.8kg (577ppk), Hilltown famer £97 for 16.6kg (584ppk), Hilltown farmer £95.50 for 16.2kg (589ppk), Hilltown farmer £95 for 15.4kg (616ppk), Hilltown farmer £94 for 17.5kg (537ppk), Rostrevor farmer £93 for 17.2kg (540ppk), Hilltown farmer £90.50 for 16.3kg (555ppk), Kilkeel farmer £85.50 for 14.6kg (585ppk), Hilltown farmer £84 for 14kg (600ppk), Hilltown farmer £82 for 13kg (630ppk), Hilltown farmer £79 for 14kg (564ppk), Kilkeel farmer £78 for 13.2kg (590ppk), Rathfriland farmer £70 for 12.3kg (569ppk), Cabra farmer £70 or 12.4kg (564ppk).

Another good entry of sheep to Hilltown Mart on Saturday 9th July 2022 saw fat ewes sell to £180 and fat lambs to £135.

Fat ewes: Annaclone farmer £180 and £150, Kilkeel farmer £146, Ardarragh farmer £138, Katesbridge farmer £130, Newcastle farmer £116, Markethill farmer £110, Ballyholland farmer £103, Hilltown farmer £102, Newcastle farmer £100.

Fat lambs: Ardarragh farmer £135 for 28kg (482ppk), Kilkeel farmer £129.50 for 25.8kg (501ppk), Hilltown farmer £127.50 for 23.3kg (547ppk), Rostrevor farmer £127.50 for 23kg (554ppk), Castlewellan farmer £126.50 for 22kg (575ppk), Castlewellan farmer £124 for 24kg (516ppk), Annalong farmer £122 for 21.6kg (564ppk), Kilcoo farmer £122 for 22kg (554ppk), Kilkeel farmer £121 for 21.5kg (562ppk), Rostrevor farmer £118 for 22kg (536ppk), Rostrevor farmer £116 for 22.8kg (508ppk), Hilltown farmer £115.50 for 21kg (550ppk), Bryansford farmer £115 for 22.2kg (518ppk), Newcastle farmer £114 for 21.4kg (532ppk), Kilcoo farmer £111 for 21kg (528ppk), Warrenpoint farmer £110 for 20.8kg (528ppk).

Store lambs: Rostrevor farmer £100 for 19.3kg (518ppk), Mayobridge farmer £92 for 17.8kg (516ppk), Kilkeel farmer £90 for 17.1kg (526ppk), Castlewellan farmer £88 for 17kg (517ppk), Kilkeel farmer £76 for 14.2kg (535ppk), Kilkeel farmer £71 for 13.6kg (522ppk).