There was an excellent entry of sheep presented at Hilltown on Saturday 14th April, with a steadier demand for fat hoggets and a firm trade for fat ewes.
Top price of £98.50 for 26k lambs from Banbridge farmer. Top rate of 400ppk for 18k making £72 from Hilltown farmer.
Good quality ewes sold from £105 to £135 each, with 2nd quality ewes from £60 to £88 each.
Ewes and Lambs sold to £190 with doubles from Kilkeel farmer and singles to £138 each, coming from a Kilkeel farmer also.
LAMBS: Hilltown farmer: 24k at £94.50 [393p/pk]. Warrenpoint farmer: 23.4k at £91 [389p/pk]. Rathfriland farmer: 20k at £76 [380p/pk]. Dromara farmer: 20.8k at £76.50 [368p/pk]. Banbridge farmer: 24.8k at £94.50 [381p/pk], 21k at £78.50 [373p/pk]. Newry farmer: 17k at £66 [388p/pk], 23k at £89 [387p/pk]. Katesbridge farmer: 23.5k at £85.50 [363p/pk]. Kilkeel farmer: 21.4k at £76 [356p/pk], 19.1k at £68 [356p/pk]. Ballymartin famer: 25k at £95 [380p/pk].