An entry of 1970 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 2nd September sold in a firmer trade.
Heavy lambs sold to £79.50 each with several pens selling from £68 to £75 each. Top rate of 289p per kilo was paid for 26 kilos at £75 each. All suitable pens sold from 260p to 285p per kilo. The entire entry of heavy lambs averaged 25.5 kilos at £67.50 each (264).
Middleweight lambs sold to 298p per kilo for 21.5 kilos at £64 each followed by 297p per kilo for 20.3 kilos at £60.50 each. All good quality pens sold from 275p to 295p per kilo.
Store trade was firmer. Light stores sold from 315p to 355p per kilo for 14.9 kilos at £53 each. Stronger pens sold from 285p to 314p per kilo for 18.1 kilos at £56.80 each.
Cull ewes sold in an improved trade from £65 to £90 each with seconds from £40 to £55 each.
A full yard of breeding hoggets sold in a very steady demand to £147 each. Several pens sold from £120 to £145 each.
Texel rams sold at £270 and £255 each. Suffolk rams sold at £250, £240 and £200 each.
Hilltown farmer : 26k £75 289p : Portadown farmer : 25.6k £73 285p : Dromore farmer : 25.6k £72 281p : Hamiltonsbawn farmer : 24.3k £66 271p : Hamiltonsbawn farmer : 24.8k £67 270p : Armagh farmer: 29.7k £79.50 267p : Aughnacloy farmer : 24.3k £65 267p : Whitecross farmer : 24.8k £65.50 264p.
Portadown farmer : 21.5k £64 298p : Keady farmer : 20.3k £60.50 297p : Comber farmer : 20k £59 295p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 22.6k £65.20 288p : Poyntzpass farmer : 21k £59.50 283p : Kilcoo farmer: 22.5k £63.50 282p : Portadown farmer : 21.6k £60.50 280p : Portadown farmer : 20k £56 280p.
Hilltown farmer : 14.9k £53 355p : Hilltown farmer : 13.4k £47.50 353p : Dungannon farmer : 16k £55 343p : Caledon farmer: 15k £51 339p : Dungannon farmer : 17k £57 335p : Poyntzpass farmer : 13.9k £46.50 335p : Dungannon farmer : 16k £53.50 334p Markethill farmer : 15.2k £50.50 332p : Caledon farmer : 14.2k £47 330p : Markethill farmer : 14.3k £47 329p.