Markethill Mart: 1,200 sheep come under the hammer

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There was an entry of 1,200 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 10th May.

An increased entry of 580 spring lambs sold in another very strong trade.

Light lambs sold to a top of 456p per kilo for 21.5 kilos at £98 each for a Middletown farmer.

All good quality light lambs sold from 430p to 446p per kilo for 21.3 kilos at £95 each.

Heavier lambs sold to 422p per kilo paid for 75 lambs in one batch weighing 23.2 kilos at £97.80 each for a Jerrettspass farmer.

A Poyntzpass farmer sold 38 lambs at 23.5 kilos at £98.20 each.

Several pens of heavier lambs sold from £95 to £98.80 each and from 380p to 420p per kilo.

A small number of hoggets sold in a good demand to a top of 362p per kilo for 25 kilos at £90.50 each.

A large entry of fat ewes sold to £107 each with all good ewes from £80 to £99 each.

Second quality ewes sold from £65 to £75 each.

A smaller entry of ewes and lambs sold in a steady demand although good quality stock was scarcer.

Doubles sold from £180 to £208 with top quality singles selling at £195, £190 and £180 each.

Main demand for singles from £140 to £165 each.

HOGGETS: Lislea farmer: 25k, £90.50, 362p; Dungannon farmer: 24k, £86.50, 361p; Loughgall farmer: 24.8k, £86.50, 349p; Armagh farmer: 26.7k, £90, 337p; Markethill farmer: 26k, £86.50, 333p; Dungannon farmer: 25.5k, £80, 314p.

HEAVY LAMBS: Annaghmore farmer: 24.5k, £98.50, 402p; Portadown farmer: 24.7k, £98, 397p; Cookstown farmer: 24.2k, £95.80, 396p; Newtownhamilton farmer: 24.4k, £98, 386p; Armagh farmer: 25k, £95.80, 382p; Portadown farmer: 24k, £91.50, 381p.

LIGHT SPRING LAMBS: Armagh farmer: 21.5k, £98, 456p; Poyntzpass farmer: 21.3k, £95, 446p; Loughgilly farmer: 21.4k, £95.50, 445p; Keady farmer: 22k, £97.50, 443p; Belleeks farmer: 21.4k, £93.80, 438p; Scarva farmer: 21.3k, £93, 437p; Tandragee farmer: 22.5k, £98.20, 436p; Tandragee farmer: 22k, £96, 436p; Portadown farmer: 21.5k, £93.50, 435p.