Heavy spring lambs sell from 134p to 139p per kilo at Markethill Mart

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An entry of 1,400 spring lambs sold in the firmest trade this year.

Heavy spring lambs sold from 134p to 139p per kilo.

Top price of £138 was paid for 24k at 575p for a Newtownhamilton farmer followed by 563p for 7 lambs weighing 24k at £135 each.

Light spring lambs sold from 550p to 609p per kilo.

Top price of £126 was paid for 20.7 kilos at 609p. All good quality lambs sold from 582p to 594p per kilo.

An entry of 330 heavy hoggets sold to a top of 489p per kilo for 22.4k at£109.50. All good quality fat hoggets sold from 469p to 483p per kilo.

An entry of 270 cull ewes sold from £90 to £130 each.

A full yard of ewes and lambs sold in an excellent demand.

Doubles sold to £250 each with others from £200 to £248 each.

Singles sold from £150 to £198 each.

FAT HOGGETS

Armagh farmer: 22.4k, £109.50, 489p; Newtownhamilton farmer: 20k, £96.50, 483p; Tandragee farmer: 24.9k, £118.50, 476p; Lislea farmer: 24k, £114, 475p; Loughgall farmer: 23.6k, £112, 475p; Armagh farmer: 25.4k, £119.50, 470p; Dromara farmer: 20.2k, £95, 470p; Kilmore farmer: 27.3k, £128, 469p and Armagh farmer: 23.7k, £110.50, 466p.

HEAVY SPRING LAMBS

Newtownhamilton farmer: 24k, £138, 575p; Annaghmore farmer: 24k, £135, 563p; Newtownhamilton farmer: 24k, £134, 558p; Armagh farmer: 24.9k, £139, 558p and Gilford farmer: 25k, £138, 552p.

SPRING LAMBS

Belleek farmer: 20.7k, £126, 609p; Markethill farmer: 20.7k, £123, 594p; Crossmaglen farmer: 22k, £130, 591p; Jerrettspass farmer: 23.4k, £138, 590p; Armagh farmer: 21.7k, £127.50, 588p; Portadown farmer: 21.5k, £126, 586p; Annaclone farmer: 22.1k, £129.50, 586p; Collone farmer: 22k, £128.50, 584p; Poyntzpass farmer: 21.5k, £125.50, 584p and Collone farmer: 22.7k, £132, 582p.