Firmer trade for entry of 1560 sheep at Markethill

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An entry of 1560 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday sold in a firmer trade for hoggets and cull ewes. Breeding sheep sold in a steady trade.

The 1150 hoggets sold readily. Heavy hoggets sold from £88 to £95 each and up to 371p per kilo for 24 kilos at £89 each. Main demand for good quality pens sold from350p to 364p per kilo. In all, 455 heavy hoggets averaged 26.7 kilos at £91.90 each (345p).

Middleweights sold to 389p per kilo for 21.5 kilos at £83.80 each. Good quality pens sold from 365p to 386p per kilo. In all, 520 middleweights averaged 21.7 kilos at £80 each (369p).

Good pens of stores sold from 360p to 397p per kilo for 15.5 kilos at £61.50 each.

Heavy cull ewes sold to £94 each. Main demand sold from £70 to £84 each.

A full yard of ewes and lambs returned a steady trade. Doubles sold from £170 to £252 each. Singles sold from £115 to £145 each.

HEAVY HOGGETS

Dungannon farmer: 24k £89 371p: Portadown farmer: 25k £91.50 364p: Jerrettspass farmer: 24k £87 363p: Armagh farmer: 25.5k £92 361p: Armagh farmer: 25.5k £92 360p: Markethill farmer: 24k £86 358p: Tandragee farmer: 24.8k £88.80 358p: Tandragee farmer: 24.9k £88.80 357p: Middletown farmer: 26.6k £95 357p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HOGGETS

Loughbrickland farmer: 21.5k £83.80 389p: Markethill farmer: 21.5k £83.20 386p: Richhill farmer: 22.4k £86 383p: Newtownhamilton farmer: 23.3k £89 381p: Banbridge farmer: 22k £83.80 381p: Armagh farmer: 22k £84 380p: Benburb farmer: 22.8k £86.20 378p: Armagh farmer: 22.9k £86.50 377p: Keady farmer: 20.8k £78.50 377p: Tandragee farmer: 21.2k £79.80 376p.

STORES

Armagh farmer: 15.5k £61.50 397p: Castlewellan farmer: 16k £63.50 394p: Roslea farmer: 16.8k £65 386p: Roslea farmer: 17.1k £66 385p: Gortin farmer: 13k £49 377p: Newry farmer: 15.8k £59.50 377p: Newry farmer: 18.1k £67.50 373p: Forkhill farmer: 13.5k £50 370p.