An entry of 1250 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 17th December maintained their recent uplift in prices.
Heavy lambs sold from £85 to £88 each with a top of £88.50 each. Top rate of 356p per kilo was paid for 24 kilos at £86 each. All good quality pens sold from 340p to 354p per kilo. In all, 520 heavy lambs averaged 26 kilos at £87.20 each (335p).
Middleweight lambs sold to 383p per kilo for 20 kilos at £76.80 each. Main demand sold from 360p to 380p per kilo.
Store trade was again improved with all good quality pens selling from 380p to 420p per kilo for 16.8 kilos at £70.50. Stronger stores sold from 393p per kilo for 19.3 kilos at £76 each.
Cull ewes sold from £70 to £95 each with 2nds from £50 to £65 each.
Kilmore farmer 24k £86 356p; Tullyvallen farmer 24k £85 354p; Clare farmer 24.5k £87.50 353p; Cladymore farmer 24k £84 350p; Tynan farmer 25k £88 350p; Markethill farmer 24k £85 349p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 24.5k £86.50 349p; Tullyvallen farmer 25k £87.80 347p; Crilly farmer 24.5k £85 347p
Collone farmer 20k £76.80 383p; Madden farmer 20k £76 380p; Lisnaskea 20k £75 375p; Tullyvallen farmer 20k £74.50 373p; Caledon farmer 20k £74.80 371p; Middletown farmer 21k £77.50 369p; Markethill farmer 20k £75 368p
Poyntzpass farmer 16.5k £70.50 420p; Silverbridge farmer 13k £55 417p; Bellaghy farmer 15.5k £66 416p; Draperstown farmer 16.5k £70 414p; Aghalee farmer 15k £60 400p; Lisnaskea farmer 18.5k £74 397p; Rostrevor farmer 13.5k £54 396p; Jerrettspass farmer 17.5k £70 396p; Belleeks farmer 19k £76 393p; Poyntzpass farmer 19k £74.50 392p; Loughgall farmer 19.5k £76 390p