Heavy hoggets sell from £97 to £104 each at Markethill Mart

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An entry of 1,700 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday sold in an easier trade for fat lambs.

Store trade remained steady and ewes and lambs sold in a very firm demand.

An entry of 1,390 hoggets eased in price.

Heavy hoggets sold from £97 to a top of £104 each.

Top quality pens from 390p to a top of 417p per kilo for 24 kilos at £100 each followed by 408p per kilo for 25kilos at £102 each. In all 750 heavy hoggets averaged 26.5 kilos at £101.20 378p per kilo.

Good quality middleweight hoggets sold from 400p to 448p per kilo for 21 kilos at £94 each followed by 433p per kilo for 21 kilos at £91 each.

An entire entry of 550 middleweight hoggets averaged 22.2 kilos at £89.50 each.

A smaller entry of stores sold to a top of 459p per kilo for 18.5 kilos at £85 each.

Main demand from 390p to 450p per kilo.

A total of 160 cull ewes sold readily with first quality ewes from £80 to £96 each. Second quality from £55 to £70 each.

A large entry of ewes and lambs returned an excellent trade with a top price of £332 for a four year old ewe plus two lambs for a Poyntzpass farmer.

Several doubles sold from £200 to £255 each.

Singles sold from £150 to £202 each.

HEAVY HOGGETS

Newtownhamilton farmer: 24k, £100, 417p; Tynan farmer: 25k, £102, 408p; Portadown farmer: 25.5k, £102, 400p; Camlough farmer: 26k, £104, 400p; Benburb farmer: 25.7k, £102.50, 399p; Aughnacloy farmer: 21.1k, £96, 398p; Jerrettspass farmer: 26k, £103.50, 398p; Collone farmer: 25k, £99.50, 398p and Tandragee farmer: 24.3k, £96, 397p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HOGGETS

Camlough farmer: 21k, £94, 448p; Armagh farmer: 21k, £91, 433p; Loughbrickland farmer: 20.9k, £88, 421p; Banbridge farmer: 20.7k, £87, 420p; Tandragee farmer: 21.5k, £90, 419p and Warrenpoint farmer: 20.5k, £85.50, 417p.

STORES

Loughbrickland farmer: 18.5k, £85, 459p; Dungannon farmer: 16k, £72, 450p; Dungannon farmer: 18k, £78, 433p; Galbally farmer: 15.9k, £68.50, 431p; Benburb farmer: 19.5k, £84, 431p; Armagh farmer: 18k, £77, 428p; Newtownhamilton farmer: 16k, £68, 425p and Middletown farmer: 16.7k, £67, 401p.