An entry of 1450 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 16th March continued to sell in a very firm trade. There was a 100% clearance of stock.
Heavy hoggets sold to £100 each, paid twice with several ore pens from £93 to £97 each. Top rate of 378p per kg for 25.3kgs at £95.50 each. All good quality pens from 350p to 376p/kg.
Middleweight hoggets sold 424p per kg for 21 hoggets at 21.1kgs at £89.50 each. All good quality pens sold from 380p per kg to 398p per kg.
Good quality stores sold from 355p per kg to 417p per kg for 18kg at £75 each.
Cull ewe prices were firmer with heavy ewes to £115 each. Main demand from £80 to £107 each. Plainer ewes from £45 to £65 each.
A full yard of ewes and lambs sold in a stronger trade with all lots sold. Good quality doubles sold to £210 each with others from £160 to £200. Singles to £170 each with several more from £130 to £165.
Heavy hoggets: Poyntzpass farmer: 25.3k £95.50 378p: Richhill farmer: 24.4k £91.80 376p: Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 24.4k £91.50 375p: Armagh farmer: 25.5k £95 373p: Poyntzpass farmer 26k £96 369p: Banbridge farmer: 24.9k £91 366p: Scarva farmer: 25k £91 364p: Armagh farmer 24.6k £89.50 364p: Tynan farmer: 26.3k £95 361p: 25.2K £91 361p.
Middleweight hoggets: Keady farmer: 21.1k £89.50 424p: Moy farmer: 21.6k £86 398.15: Tandragee farmer: 20k £79.50 398.50: Lisburn farmer: 20.1k £79.50 396p: Lisburn farmer: 20.1k £79.50 396p: Richhill farmer: 21.8k £84.80 387p: Loughbrickland farmer: 21.8k £84.50 388p: Loughgall farmer: 22.2k £86 387p: Coalisland farmer: 20.2k £78.20 387: Coalisland farmer: 22.7k £87.80 387p: Middletown farmer: 22k £84.20 383: Banbridge farmer: 22.6k £86 381p.
Stores: Richhill farmer: 18k £75 417: Rathfriland farmer: 19.4k £77 397p: 19.3k £73.50 397p: Moy farmer: 19.3k £73.5k 381p: Newry farmer: 15k £57 380p: Newry farmer: 15.6k £56.5 362.1p: Rostrevor farmer: 19.4k £70 361p: Magherafelt farmer: 11.8k £42.50 360p: Scarva farmer: 19k £68 358p.