Heavy lambs sold steadily from £80 to £87 each at Markethill

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An entry of 1460 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 16th November sold in a much firmer trade for all weights.

Heavy lambs sold steadily from £80 to £87 each. Top rate of 350p per kilo for 14 kilos at £84. All good quality pens sold from 325p to 341p per kilo.

Good quality middleweight lambs sold from 340p to a top of 358p per kilo for 22.1 kilos at £79 each.

Store lambs continued to sell in a very strong demand. Light stores sold to 405p per kilo for 15.3 kilos at £62. Stronger stores sold to 384p per kilo for 17.7 kilos at £68 each.

Good quality cull ewes sold from £65 to £84 each with plainer ewes from £45 to £60 each.

STORES: Armagh farmer:15.3k, £62, 405p: Markethill farmer: 16k, £63.50, 397p: Lurgan farmer: 15.8k, £62.50, 396p: Markethill farmer: 16k, £63, 394p: Armagh farmer: 16.8k, £66, 393p: Mayobridge farmer: 16.8k, £65.50, 390p: Galbally farmer: 14.2k, £55, 387p: Waringstown: 14.5k, £56, 386p: Draperstown farmer: 17.7k, £68, 384p.

MIDDLEWIGHT LAMBS: Markethill farmer: 22.1k, £79, 358p: Mayobridge farmer: 21k, £74.50, 355p: Loughbrickland farmer: 23k, £81.20, 353p: Lurgan farmer: 21.2k, £74, 349p: Keady farmer: 22.8k, £79.50, 349p: Markethill farmer: 23.1k, £80.50, 348p: Loughbrickland farmer: 22.9k, £79.80, 348p: Banbridge farmer: 23k, £80, 348p: Markethill farmer: 23.3k, £81, 348p.

HEAVY LAMBS: Markethill farmer: 24k, £84, 350p: Annaghmore farmer: 25.2k, £86, 341p: Armagh farmer: 24.4k, £83, 340p; Loughgall farmer: 24.2k, £82.20, 340p: Tynan farmer: 24.5k, £83, 339p: Corbet farmer: 25.2k, £85, 337p; Cullyhanna farmer: 25k, £84, 336p: Mayobridge farmer: 24.1k, £80.80, 335p.