An entry of 1000 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 8th July sold in a much firmer trade for prime lambs. Cull ewe trade remained steady.
The 700 lambs were in good demand were in good demand which brought about a good improvement in trade.
Both store lambs and light lambs were in good demand with 19 kilos at £70 and 15.65 kilos at £55. The entire entry of stores averaged 17.3 kilosat £58 each.
Middleweight lambs sold well with 22.6 kilos at £72.50 each and 22 kilos at £70.80 each. Main demand sold from 306p to 334p per kilo. The entire entry averaged 22 kilos at £68.80 (311p).
Heavy lambs sold from £72 to £83.5. Top rate of 314p per kilo was paid for 24.1 kilos at £75.80 each. Good batches sold from 288p to 314p per kilo for heavy lambs. The entire entry averaged 25.4k at £73.80 290p per kilo.
Another good entry of 250 cull ewes were in good demand and sold to £115 each. Main demand sold from £78 to £94 each. Plainer ewes sold from £53 to £70 each.
Jerrettspass farmer : 24.1k £75.80 314p: Dungannon farmer : 25.4k £75 295p : Tynan farmer : 25.5k £75 294p : Poyntzpass farmer : 24.2k £71.50 295p : Markethill farmer : 24.1k £74.20 307p : Armagh farmer: 24k £74.50 211p : Markethill farmer : 24.9k £73.50 294p.
Armagh farmer : 20.3k £68 334p : Magheralin farmer : 21.7k £70.80 326p : Cortamlet farmer : 22k £70.80 332p : Newtownbutler farmer : 22.1 71 32p:drumiller farmer : 22.6k £72.50 320p : Toomebridge farmer : 22.3k £71 318p : Armagh farmer: 20.2k £64.20 318p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 21.4k £67.50 316p.
Armagh farmer : 19k £70 368p : Tandragee farmer : 18k £63.20 348p : Hilltown farmer : 16.45k £55 334p : Caledon farmer: 19k £64 335p : Hilltown farmer : 25.6k £55 351p : Hilltown farmer : 15.5k £54 347p.