An entry of 1650 sheep at Markethill sold in a firm demand for all classes.
Heavy lambs sold to £84.50 each with a further 15 pens from £80 to £84 each. Main demand for top quality heavies sold from 325p per kilo to a top of 339p per kilo for 24.1 kilos @ £81.80 each. The entire entry of heavy lambs averaged 24.7 kilos @ £81.20 each (329p) Middleweight lambs sold from 325p to a top of 347 p per kilo for 21.2 kilos @ £73.50 each. A large entry of store lambs sold in a very firm trade. Light stores sold from 380 p to a top of 475p per kilo for 14 kilos @ £66.50 each. Stronger stores sold to 401p per kilo for 17.7 kilos @ £71 each.
Cull ewes reached £74 each. Main demand from £55 to £72 each.
STORES: Poyntzpass farmer 14k £66.50 475p; Newtownhamilton farmer 15.6k £71 455p; Keady farmer 15.7k £68 433p; Galbally farmer 14.7k £61.50 418p; Newry farmer 15.2k £61 401p; Keady farmer 17.7k £71 401p; Newry farmer 16.3k £64.50 396p; Armagh farmer 17.8k £70 393p; Draperstown farmer 14.8k £58 392p; Portadown farmer 17.9K £69.50 388
MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Portadown farmer 21.2k £73.50 347p; Armagh farmer 22.4k £77 344p; Middletown farmer 23.1k £79.20 343p; Keady farmer 23.3k £79.50 341p; Markethill farmer 21.9k £74.50 340p; Newtownhamilton farmer 21k £71 338p Cullyhanna farmer : 22k £74 336p
HEAVY LAMBS: Armagh farmer 24.1k £81.80 339p; Cullyhanna farmer 25.2k £84.50 335p; Belleek farmer 24k £80 333p; Markethill farmer 24.2k £80.50 332p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer 24.7k £82 332p; Banbridge farmer 24.5k £81.20 331p; Newry farmer 24k £79.50 331p; Middletown farmer 24.8k £82 331p