Large entry of 2,100 sheep at Markethill Mart

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An entry of 2,100 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 7th September returned a steady trade for far lambs.

Store lambs sold in the firmest trade so far this season.

Heavy lambs sold from £82 to £87 each and from 330p to a top of 354p per kilo for 24 kilos at £85 each.

Good quality middleweights sold from 345p to 377p per kilo for 22 kilos at £83 each, followed by 376p per kilo for 21 kilos at £79 each.

Light stores sold to 441p per kilo for 12.7 kilos at £56 each for a Kilcoo farmer. Main demand sold from 365p to 429p per kilo. Stronger stores sold to 398p per kilo for 17.7 kilos at £70.50 each.

Heavy cull ewes sold to £99 each. Main demand sold from £65 to £88 each. Plainer ewes sold from £45 to £60 each.

Breeding hoggets sold in a slower trade with fewer buyers at the ringside. Top price of £155 each, with several pens from £115 to £150 each.

STORE LAMBS: Kilcoo farmer: 12.7k, £56, 441p: Armagh farmer: 14k, £60, 429p: Gortin farmer: 14.9k, £61, 409p: Portadown farmer: 13k, £53, 408p: Newtownhamilton farmer: 16.2k, £66, 407p: Mayobridge farmer: 12.2k, £49.50, 406p: Armagh farmer: 17.7k, £70.50, 398p: Rostrevor farmer: 14.5k, £57, 393p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Madden farmer: 22k, £83, 377p: Newmills farmer: 21k, £79, 376p: Armagh farmer: 22k, £80, 364p: Keady farmer: 21.5k, £78, 363p: Belleeks farmer: 21.8k, £79, 362p: Belleeks farmer: 22.5k, £81.50, 362p: Newmills farmer: 23k, £83, 361p, Tynan farmer: 23k, £83, 361p: Newtownbutler farmer: 22k, £79, 359p.

HEAVY LAMBS: Middletown farmer: 24k, £85, 354p: Drumill farmer: 24.7k, £87, 352p: Portadown farmer: 24k, £84, 350p: Portadown farmer: 25k, £87, 348p: Forkhill farmer: 24.2k, £83.50, 345p: Rathfriland farmer: 24.2k, £82.50, 341p: Whitecross farmer: 24.4k, £83, 340p: Portadown farmer: 24.4k, £83, 340p.