An entry of 1,580 sheep on Wednesday 1st March at Markethill continued to sell in a noticeably firmer trade.
Heavy hoggets sold from £88 to £93.50 each with all good quality pens from 345p to a top of 375p per kg for 24k at £90 each.
In all, 795 heavy hoggets averaged 26.2k at £90.50 each (345p).
Midweight hoggets sold to 384p per kg for 23k at £88.20 each followed by 378p per kg for 22.2k at £84 each.
All top quality midweights from 365p per kg to 378p per kg.
A smaller entry of stores sold to a top of 406p per kg for 16k at £65, stronger stores to 392p per kg for 19.9k at £78 each.
Good quality cull ewes sold from £70 to £94 each, second quality from £50 to £65 each.
A full yard of ewes and lambs sold in an excellent trade, doubles £245 with several more outfits from £190 to £230. Singles sold to a top of £160 with others from £130 to £155 each.
Heavy hoggets: Tandragee producer 24k, £90, 375p; Moira producer 24.2k, £90.50, 374p; Armagh producer 24k, £89.50, 373p; Markethill producer 24.2k, £90, 372p; Donaghmore producer 24.4k, £90, 369p; Keady producer 24.9k, £91, 365p; Armagh producer 24.8k, £90.20, 364p; Magheralin producer 24.7k, £89.50, 362p.
Midweight hoggets: Armagh producer 23k, £88.20, 384p; Markethill producer 22.2k, £84, 378p; Newtownbutler producer 22.9k, £86.50, 378p; Armagh producer 21.6k, £81.50, 377p; Armagh producer 23.5k, £88.20, 375p; Armagh producer 23.4k, £87.50, 374p; Banbridge producer 23k, £86, 374p; Newtownhamilton producer 21.4k, £80, 374p; Banbridge producer 21.5k, £80, 372p; Markethill producer 23.5k, £87, 370p.
Store hoggets: Newtownhamilton producer 16k, £65, 406p; Loughgilly producer 18.5k, £73.50, 397p; Markethill producer 19.9k, £78, 392p; Draperstown producer 17.5k, £67.50, 386p; Armagh producer 17k, £65, 382p; Keady producer 15.7k, £58.50, 373p; Draperstown producer 18.4k, £67, 364p.