1870 sheep at Markethill

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An entry of 1870 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday sold in a steady trade.

Heavy hoggets sold to £90 to £94.50 each and up to 365p per kilo for 24 kilos at £87.50 each. Main demand for good quality pens sold from 338p to 363p per kilo. In all, 921 heavy hoggets averaged 27.1 kilos @ £91.80 each (339p).

Middleweight hoggets sold to 402p per kilo for 20.8 kilos @ £83.50 each. All suitable pens sold from 355p to 372p per kilo.

A small number of spring lambs sold to 472p per kilo for 20.6 kilos at £97.50 each. Top price was £109 each.

260 cull ewes sold to £129 each with all good quality ewes from £85 to £119 each. Plainer ewes sold from £60 to £80 each.

A full yard of ewes and lambs sold in a steady demand. Doubles sold to £242 each. Several sold from £180 to £230 each. Singles sold from £140 to £178 each.

HEAVY HOGGETS: Armagh farmer 24k £87.50 365p; Annaghmore farmer 24k £87.20 363p; Armagh farmer 24.5k £89 363p; Bondville farmer 25k £90.80 361p; Aughnacloy farmer 24k £86.50 360p; Dungannon farmer 24.8k £89 359p; Poyntzpass farmer 26k £93.20 358p; Tandragee farmer 25.9k £92.80 358p; Armagh farmer 25.2k £90 357p

MIDDLEWEIGHT HOGGETS: Richhill farmer 20.8k £83.50 402p; Richhill farmer 23.7k £89 376p; Tynan farmer 23k £85.80 372p; Armagh farmer 22k £81.50 371p; Tandragee farmer 23.15k £84.80 366p; Cladymore farmer 21.95k £79.80 364p; Moy farmer 22.45k £81 361p; Tandragee farmer 22.95k £82.80 361p