MARTS: Markethill

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An entry of 1030 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 4th November returned a firmer trade for fat lambs, stores and cull ewes.

Heavy lambs sold from £67 to £70 each, with good quality pens from 270p to 286p per kilo for 24 kilos at £68.50 each.

Middleweight lambs sold from 285p to 297p per kilo with a top of 328p per kilo for 22.9 kilos at £75 each.

Light store lambs sold in an improved trade to a top of 367p per kilo for 12 kilos at £44 each. Main demand sold from 210p to 342p per kilo. Stronger stores sold to 332p per kilo for 18.2 kilos at £60.50 each.

Cull ewes sold to £90 each with all good quality ewes from £70 to £79 each. Plainer ewes sold from £45 to £60 each.

HEAVY LAMBS: Newry farmer: 24k £68.50 286p; Tynan farmer: 24k £68.80 285p; Newtownbutler farmer: 24.5k £68.80 281p; Tandragee farmer: 24.6k £69 281p; Markethill farmer: 24.4k £67.50 276p; Glenanne farmer: 25k £68.50 274p; Markethill farmer : 24k £66 273p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Markethill farmer: 22.9k £75 328p; Portadown farmer: 20.4k £60.50 297p; Middletown farmer: 21.6k £64 296p; Tandragee farmer: 23k £67.80 294p; Middletown farmer: 22.8k £67 293p; Cabra farmer: 22k £65 293p; Tandragee farmer: 20k £58 290p; Whitecross farmer: 22k £64 289p.


Newry farmer: 12k £44 367p; Loughbrickland farmer: 14.3k £49 342p; Dungannon farmer: 15.8k £54 341p; Markethill farmer: 18.2k £60.50 332p; Armagh farmer: 17.2k £57 331p; Forkhill farmer: 16.2k £52 321p; Benburb farmer: 17.7k £56.50 319p.