An entry of 1160 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 13th April returned a steady trade.
Heavy hoggets sold from £90 to £98 each and up to 389p per kilo for 24.1 kilos at £93.80 each. All good quality pens sold from 355p to 379p per kilo.
Middleweight hoggets sold to 418p per kilo for 20.3 kilos at £85 each for 28 hoggets for a Loughbrickland farmer. A Newtownhamilton farmer received 402p per kilo for 23.2 kilos at £93.80 each for 22 hoggets. Main demand sold from 365p to 398p per kilo.
Spring lambs sold to £96 each with several pens selling from £90 to £95 each. Light lambs sold from 420p to 427p per kilo for 20.5kilos at £87.50 each. Heavy lambs to 400p per kilo for 24 kilos at £96 each.
The 310 cull ewes sold from £80 to £98 each with plainer ewes from £60 to £75 each.
Ewes and Lambs returned a steady trade. Doubles sold from £160 to £192 each. Singles sold from £120 to £157 each.
Armagh farmer: 24k £93.80 389p: Armagh farmer: 24k £91 379p: Ballinarea farmer: 25.2k £95 376p: Newry farmer: 26k £97.50 374p: Keady farmer: 26k £96 369p: Scarva farmer: 24.4k £90 368p: Whitecross farmer: 25k £92 368p: Scarva farmer: 25k £92 368p.
Loughbrickland farmer: 20.3k £85 418p: Newtownhamilton farmer: 23.3k £93.80 402p: Poyntzpass farmer: 22.3k £89 398p: Cullyhanna farmer: 22.9k £90 393p: Tandragee farmer: 23.4k £89.50 383p; Loughbrickland farmer: 21k £80 381p: Keady farmer: 23k £87.50 380p: Keady farmer: 23k £87 378p.
HEAVY SPRING LAMBS
Collone farmer: 24k £96 400p: Armagh farmer: 24k £93 387p: Belleeks farmer: 26k £96 369p: Magheralin farmer: 26k £95 365p.
LIGHTWEIGHT SPRING LAMBS
Markethill farmer: 20.5k £87.50 427p: Markethill farmer: 20k £84.50 423p: Loughgilly farmer: 20.1k £85 421p: Magheralin farmer: 21.5k £90.50 420p: Corbet: 22k £92.50 420p.