An entry of 1390 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 17th June sold in a noticeably quieter trade for fat lambs. Cull ewe trade remained firm.
The 920 lambs returned an easier demand with good quality lightweight lambs from 300p to 316p per kilo with a top of 318p per kilo for 20.2 kilos at £64.20 each.
Heavy lambs sold from £69 to £73 each. Top rate of 302p per kilo was paid for 24 kilos at £72.50 each. Main demand sold from 280p to 296p per kilo.
The 310 cull ewes sold in a firm trade with 1st quality lots from £80 to £117 each with 2nds from £50 to £70 each.
In the breeding ring doubles sold to £208 each with several more from £160 to £198 each. Singles sold to £175 each. Main demand sold from £130 to £175 each.
Cullyhanna farmer : 24k £72.50 302p : Katesbridge farmer : 24k £71 296p : Armagh farmer : 24k £71.20 295p : Gawleysgate farmer : 24.8k £72.50 292p : Markethill farmer : 24k £70 290p : Armagh farmer : 24k £69.50 290p : Armagh farmer : 24.3k £70.50 290p : Newry farmer : 24.2k £70 289p.
Banbridge farmer : 20.2k £64.20 318p: Belleeks farmer : 21.8k £68.80 316p : Armagh farmer : 21.7k £68.20 314p : Richhill farmer : 21.5k £67.20 313p : Belleeks farmer : 21.6k £67.50 313p : Silverbridge farmer : 21.5k £67 311p : Glenanne farmer: 21k £65.20 311p : Richhill farmer : 21.9k £67.80 309p : Jerrettspass farmer : 22.8k £70.50 309p.