MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 1860 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday sold in a slower trade, however there was a 97% clearance of sheep on offer.

Heavy lambs sold from £62 to £66 each and from 250p per kilo to 264p per kilo for 24.6 kilos at £65 each.

Middleweight lambs sold to 287p per kilo for 21.6 kilos at £62 each. All good quality pens sold from 270p to 282p per kilo.

A very good turnout of stores returned a firm trade with good quality pens from 290p to 330p per kilo with a top of 338p per kilo for 17.1 kilos at £58 each. Stronger pens sold to 324p per kilo for 19.4 kilos at £63 each. A large entry of 420 cull ewes sold readily. Good quality ewes sold from £60 to £76 each with plainer ewes from £40 to 55 each.

Breeding sheep sales commence next Wednesday 29th July at 7.30pm.

HEAVY LAMBS

Crossmaglen farmer : 21.8k £58.60 268p : Crossmaglen farmer : 24.6k £65 264p : Portadown farmer : 24k £63.50 263p: Rostrevor farmer : 24k £63 263p : Newry farmer : 24k £63 263p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Banbridge farmer : 21.6k £62 287p : Loughgilly farmer : 22k £61.80 281p : Armagh farmer : 21k £58.50 279p : Markethill farmer : 21k £58.50 278p : Dungannon farmer : 20.5k £57 278p : Markethill farmer: 20.5k £57 278p : Newtownhamilton farmer: 23.5k £65.20 277p : Crossmaglen farmer: 20.7k £57.50 277p : Jerrettspass farmer : 20.5k £56.50 275p: Armagh farmer : 21k £58.50 275p.

STORES

Rostrevor farmer : 17k £58 338p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 15.7k £58 338p : Draperstown farmer : 15k £49.50 330p : Donacloney farmer : 15k £49 327p : Omagh farmer : 15k £50 326p : Warrenpoint farmer: 19k £63 324p : Newry farmer : 17.6k £57 324p : Ballynahinch farmer : 16.8k £54.50 324p : Hilltown farmer : 14.7k £47.50 323p.