An entry of 850 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday, June 5th sold in a significantly stronger trade for spring lambs and cull ewes.
Light spring lambs sold steadily from 400p to 436p per kilo for 19.4 kilos at £84.50 each followed by 435p per kilo for 21.4 kilos at £93 each.
Several top quality pens sold from 415p to 430p per kilo.
Heavy lambs sold readily from £90 to £96.50 each with good quality pens from 380p to 398p per kilo for 24.1 kilos at £96 each.
An entry of 180 ewes sold in a much firmer demand.
Good quality ewes sold from £80 to £92 each with poorer ewes from £60 to £75 each.
In the breeding ring doubles sold to £222 each and singles sold from £130 to £195 each.
LIGHT SPRING LAMBS
Collone farmer: 19.4k, £84.50, 436p; Loughgall producer: 21.4k, £93, 435p; Dorsey farmer: 20k, £86.50, 433p; Whitecross producer: 21.7k, £93, 429p; Crossmaglen farmer: 20k, £85.50, 428p; Glenanne farmer: 21.6k, £92, 426p; Newtownhamilton farmer: 20.4k, £86.50, 424p; Whitecross producer: 21.3k, £90, 423p and Markethill producer: 21.6k, £91, 422p.
Banbridge farmer: 21.1k, £96, 398p; Newtownhamilton farmer: 24k, £95.50, 398p; Cullyhanna farmer: 24k, £94.50, 394p; Portadown farmer: 25k, £96.50, 386p; Armagh producer: 24.4k, £94, 385p; Belleeks producer: 24.6k, £94, 382p and Aughnacloy producer: 25.1k, £95, 378p.