An entry of 1610 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 3rd February sold in a steady trade.
The 1180 hoggets sold readily with heavy pens from £88 to £92 each. Top rate of 367p per kilos was paid for 24 kilos at £88, followed by 362p per kilo for 24.2 kilos at £87.50 each. Main demand sold from 340p to 360p per kilo. In all, 630 heavy hoggets averaged 25.7 kilos at £87.30 each (339p).
Good quality middleweights sold from 350p to 380p per kilo with a top of 384p per kilo paid three times for 22.6 kilos at £86.80 and for 22 kilos at £84.50 each.
Stores sold from 340p to 369p per kilo for 19 kilos at £70 each.
Good quality cull ewes sold from £70 to £89 each.
A full yard of ewes and lambs sold in a firm demand. Good quality doubles sold from £185 to £252 each. Singles sold to £175 with others from £130 to £165 each.
Poyntzpass farmer: 24k £88 367p: Richhill farmer: 24.2k £87.50 362p: Markethill farmer: 24.2k £87.20 360p: Tandragee farmer: 24k £86.50 359p: Collone farmer: 24.7k £88.50 358p: Armagh farmer: 24.2k £85.50 353p: Armagh farmer: 24.2k £86 352p: Loughgall farmer: 24.2k £85 351p: Keady farmer: 24.8k £87 350p: Armagh farmer: 24.8k £87 350p.
Loughgall farmer: 22k £84.50 384p: Loughbrickland farmer: 22.6k £86.80 384p: Loughgall farmer: 22.8k £85 373p: Loughgall farmer: 22k £81.50 371p: Cullyhanna farmer: 23.5k £86 360p: Mountnorris farmer: 22.5k £82 364p: Moira farmer: 21.5k £78.50 364p: Altnamackin farmer: 23k £84 364p, Markethill farmer: 21k £75.50 360p.
Keady farmer: 19k £70 369p: Pomeroy farmer: 14k £50 357p: Moy farmer: 16.4k £58.50 356p: Portadown farmer: 19.3k £67.20 348p: Derrynoose farmer: 18k £62 344p: Pomeroy farmer: 19.3k £66 341p.