MARTS: Hilltown

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There was a good entry of sheep on Saturday morning at Hilltown which saw lambs selling to £91 from Kilkeel farmer.

Top rate was 446ppk for 16.7k making £74.50 from Hilltown farmer.

Cull ewe trade was exceptionally strong with good quality ewes selling to £119 from Hilltown farmer.

Good quality in lamb ewes sold to £230 from Hilltown farmer.

Ewes with twin lambs at foot sold to £245 from Ballymartin farmer and ewes with single lambs at foot sold to £152, coming from same home.

SAMPLE PRICES: LAMBS

Kilkeel farmer: 15.4k at £66 [428p/kg], 16k at £64.50 [403p/kg], 21k at £79 [376p/kg]. Hilltown farmer: 15k at £60 [400p/kg], 21k at £79 [376p/kg], 21.7k at £76 [350p/kg]. Kilcoo farmer: 15.9k at £68.50 [430p/kg], 20k at £69 [345p/kg]. Dromore farmer: 17.8k at £73.50 [412p/kg], 21.8k at £76 [348p/kg].

Downpatrick farmer: 16.5k at £67 [406p/kg]. Castlewellan farmer: 12k at £49 [408p/kg], 19.2k at £71.50 [372p/kg], 21k at £74 [352p/kg], 23.9k at £86.