An entry of 1460 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 30th September returned a noticeably firmer trade for heavy lambs. Store lambs and cull ewe trade was steady. Breeding hoggets were slower to clear.
Heavy lambs sold to £77.50 each for 26.6 kilos (291p). Several pens sold from £66 to £74 each. Main range sold from 260p to 283p per kilo for 24.6 kilos at £69.50 each.
Middleweight lambs sold to 328p per kilo for 20.7 kilos at £68 each. Main demand sold from 282p per kilo to 301p per kilo for 20.2 kilos at £60.80 each.
Light store lambs sold to 361p per kilo for 13.3 kilos at £48 each. Main demand sold from 300p to 350p per kilo. Heavier stores sold from 290p to 333p per kilo for 18 kilos at £60 each.
Cull ewes peaked at £80 each. Main demand sold from £58 to £76 each. Second quality ewes sold from £40 to £55 each.
Breeding hoggets sold to £132 each with several pens from £120 to £130 each.
Loughgilly farmer : 26.6k £77.50 291p: Aughnaskeagh 24.6k £69.50 283p : Dromore farmer : 24.3k £66.50 273p : Keady farmer : 24.5k £66 269p : Loughgilly farmer: 24.5k £66 269p : Markethill farmer : 24.2k £65 268p : Tandragee farmer : 25.6k £68.50 267p : Moy farmer : 24k £64 266p : Moy farmer : 24.3k £64.80 266p.
Keady farmer : 20k £68 328p : Kilcoo farmer : 20.2k £60.80 301p : Armagh farmer : 20.2k £60 296p : Keady farmer : 20k £59 294p : Aughnaskeagh farmer : 20k £58.50 292p : Cabra farmer : 20k £58 290p: Loughgall farmer : 20.4k £59 289p : Armagh farmer : 20.4k £59 289p : Portadown farmer : 21.5k £62 288p.
Jerrettspass farmer : 13.3k £48 361p : Cullyhanna farmer : 15k £53.50 357p : Markethill farmer : 14.1k £49.50 350p : Belleeks farmer : 15.9k £54 340p : Markethill farmer: 14.5k £49 338p : Caledon farmer : 16.3k £55 336p : Loughgall farmer : 18k £60 333p Newtownbutler farmer : 12.6k £42 332p.