Entry of 1,900 sheep on offer at Markethill

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An entry of 1900 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 23rd March was presented of which 1304 hoggets sold in a steady demand.

Heavy hoggets sold from £89 to £95 each with a top price of £98 each for 25kgs (392p/k). All good quality pens from 360p/k to 375p/k.

Suitable middleweight hoggets sold from 365p/k to 386p/k for 21.9k at £84.50 each.

Stores sold from 340p/k to 365p/k for 16.7k at £61 each.

Good quality cull ewes sold from £75 to £93 each. Second quality pens from £50 to £70 each.

The largest entry of ewes and lambs to day this season sold in a very firm trade. Doubles reached £240 each with several more from £170 to £210 each. Singles to £202 each with others from £125 to £170 each.

HEAVY HOGGETS: Tandragee producer: 25k £98 392p: Derrynoose producer: 24.4k £91.50 375p: Clough producer: 24.4k £91 373p: Armagh producer: 25k £93 372p: Middletown producer: 24.7k £91.80 372p: Armagh producer: 24k £89 371p: Jerrettspass producer: 24.9k £92.20 370p: Newry producer: 24.2k £89 368p: Glenanne producer: 25k £90.80 362p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HOGGETS

Loughbrickland producer: 21.9k £84.50 386p: 20.7k £79.50 384p: Dromara producer: 23k £85.50 372p: Hamiltonsbawn producer: 22.6k £84 372p: Loughgall producer: 21.8k £80.80 371p: Newtownhamilton producer: 23.5k £86.80 369p: Markethill producer: 22.4k £82.50 368p: Armagh producer: 21.2k £78 368p.

STORES: Draperstown producer: 16.7k £61 365p: Keady producer: 17k £62 365p: Portadown producer: 16k £57 356p: Tandragee producer: 19.5k £69.20 355p: Mowhan producer: 18.1k £63.50 351p: Tynan producer: 19k £65 342p.