Heavy lambs sell to £88 each at Markethill

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An entry of 1750 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 30th November sold in a firmer trade.

Heavy lambs sold to £88 each with several pens from £82 to £86.50 each and the average for 550 heavy lambs at 25.5 kilos made £83.70 each at 328p. Top rate of 343p per kilo for 24.5 kilos at £84 each.

Middleweight lambs sold to 358p per kilo for 22 kilos at £78.80 each.

Main demand sold from 330p to 351p per kilo.

Store lambs sold in a firmer demand. Light stores to 419p per kilo for 12.9 kilos at £54 each. Stronger stores sold to 387p for 19 kilos at £73.50. Cull ewes sold to £74 each. Main demand from £55 to £72 each.

HEAVY LAMBS: Tynan farmer: 24.5k, £84, 343p: Armagh farmer: 24.5k, £83.80, 342p: Belleeks farmer: 24k, £81, 338p: Whitecross farmer: 24.5k, £82.50, 337p: Waringstown farmer: 24.1k, £81, 336p: Banbridge farmer: 24.7k, £83, 336p: Tynan farmer: 24.8k, £83.20, 336p: Tassagh farmer: 24k, £80.50, 335p: Jerrettspass farmer: 25.1k, £84, 335p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Ballydown farmer: 22k, £78.80, 358p: Loughbrickland farmer: 22.8k, £80, 351p: Annaghmore farmer: 23.3k, £81.50, 350p: Newry farmer: 21.7k, £75, 346p: Ballykeel farmer: 23.2k, £80, 345p: Tandragee farmer: 22.5k, £77, 342p: Drumlough farmer: 23.1k, £79, 342p.

STORE LAMBS: Markethill farmer: 12.9k, £54, 419p: Annaghmore farmer: 16k, £66.50, 416p: Markethill farmer: 15.5k, £63, 407p: Draperstown farmer: 15.6k, £61, 391p: Lisburn farmer: 12.2k, £47.50, 389p; Portadown farmer: 19k, £73.50, 387p: Armagh farmer: 14.7k, £56.50, 384p.