Heavy lambs sell from £78 to £83 each at Markethill

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An entry of 1,000 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday sold in a slightly easier trade, although heavy lambs sold from £78 to £83 each with a top price of £85 for 25kgs (340).

Main demand sold from 315p to 335p per kilo.

Good quality middleweight lambs sold from 325p to 337p per kilo for 22.7 kilos at £76.50 each and for 22.2 kilos at £74.80 each.

Stores continued to sell in a very firm trade to 397p per kilo for 15.6 kilos at £62 each. Main demand sold from 350p to 392p per kilo.

Cull ewes sold to £86 each. Main demand sold from £65 to £84 each. Plainer ewes sold from £40 to £60 each.

STORES: Dromore farmer: 15.6k, £62, 397p: Dromore farmer: 15.7k, £61.50, 392p: Jerrettspass farmer: 16.1k, £62, 385p: Portadown farmer: 17.4k, £65, 374p; Banbridge farmer: 16.1k, £60, 373p: Draperstown farmer: 14.3k, £53, 371p: Jerrettspass farmer: 17k, £63, 371p: Belleeks farmer: 18.7k, £69, 367p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Portadown farmer: 22.7k, £76.50, 337p: Moira farmer: 22.2k, £74.80, 337p: Lislea farmer: 21.4k, £71.80, 336p: Loughgall farmer: 23k, £76.80, 334p: Middletown farmer: 23.4k, £78, 333p; Loughgall farmer: 21k, £70, 333p: Moira farmer: 21.8k, £72.50, 333p: Markethill farmer: 22.3k, £74, 332p: Armagh farmer: 23.1k, £76.20, 329p.

HEAVY LAMBS: Poyntzpass farmer: 25k, £85, 340p: Mullabawn farmer: 24.9k, £83.50, 335p: Keady farmer: 24.4k, £79.50, 326p; Newtownhamilton farmer: 24k, £77.80, 324p: Loughgall farmer: 24.4k, £78.80, 323p: Mullabawn farmer: 25.1k, £80.80, 322p: Silverbridge farmer: 24.6k, £78.80, 320p: Keady farmer: 25.3k, £80.50, 318p.