Improved trade for fat lambs at Markethill

An entry of 1160 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 10th June sold in a further improved trade for fat lambs.

Cull ewe trade was also improved on the week.

The 780 lambs sold in a firmer trade. Light lambs sold to 372p per kilo for 22.6 kilos @ £84 each, with all good quality pens from 345p to 364p per kilo. The entire entry of light lambs sold averaged 22.7 kilos @ £78.50 (346p).

Heavy lambs sold steadily from £80 to £85 each with a top of £86 paid for 24 kilos (358p). Main demand sold from 338p to 354p per kilo. The entire entry of heavy lambs averaged 24.6 kilos @ £83.50 each (339p)

Good quality cull ewes sold from £80 to £99 each with 2nd quality pens from £58 to £75 each.

Another good entry of ewes & lambs sold in an excellent trade. Good quality doubles sold to £225 with several more from £180 to £218 each. Singles sold from £130 to £157 each.

HEAVY LAMBS: Clontigora farmer 24k £86 358p; Cortamlet farmer 24k £85 354p; Newtownhamilton farmer 24k £83 346p; Newry farmer 24k £84 346p; Collone farmer 24.8k £85 343p; Newry farmer 24.3k £83 341p; Tandragee farmer 24.8k £84.10 340p; Tandragee farmer 24.8k £84.20 340p

LIGHT LAMBS: Armagh farmer 23.6k £84 356p; Armagh farmer 23.7k £84 355p; Tassagh farmer 23.7k £84 355p; Belleeks farmer 22.6k £84 372p; Armagh farmer 22k £80.50 364p; Poyntzpass farmer 22k £79.50 361p; Armagh farmer 21.5k £77 358p; Armagh farmer 23.2k £83 357p; Poyntzpass farmer 22k £78.50 357p; Armagh farmer 22k £77.50 352p; Markethill farmer 22.4k £78.50 351p; Armagh farmer 22.5k £79 351p