An entry of 1,350 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 11th April sold in probably the best ever trade for fat hoggets and spring lambs.
Heavy hoggets sold to a top of 522p per kilo paid for 24.9 kilos at £130 each.
Several pens of heavy hoggets sold from £130 to a top of £138 each.
All good quality pens sold from 480p to 521p per kilo.
The entire entry of heavy hoggets averaged 26.9 kilos at £129.50 each 480p per kilo.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold from 480p to 527p per kilo paid for 20.1 kilos at £106 each followed by 518p per kilo for 21.9 kilos at £113.50 each.
The entire entry of middleweight hoggets averaged 21.8 kilos at £106 each 485p per kilo.
Several pens of spring lambs sold in a very firm trade.
Heavy lambs sold to £143 each for 24.8 kilos 576p per kilo.
Light springs sold to 641p per kilo for 22 kilos at £141 each followed by 604p for 23 kilos at £139 each.
The sale average for spring lambs was 22.5 kilos at £135 each 599p per kilo.
An entry of nearly 400 cull ewes sold in a very firm trade with first quality ewes from £100 to £133 each.
With plainer ewes from £70 to £90 each.
Another full yard of ewes and lambs sold in a noticeably former demand.
Good quality doubles sold to £250 each and good quality singles sold to £190 each.
Poyntzpass farmer: 24.9k, £130, 522p; Tandragee farmer: 24k, £125, 521p; Pomeroy farmer: 24.8k, £127, 512p; Aughnacloy farmer: 27k, £137.50, 509p; Richhill farmer: 24k, £121.50, 506p; Newry farmer: 25.6k, £129.50, 506p; Kilmore farmer: 25.8k, £130, 504p and Armagh farmer: 24.8k, £124.50, 502p.
Whitecross farmer: 20.1k, £106, 527p; Armagh farmer: 21.9k, £113.50, 518p; Tandragee farmer: 22.4k, £113, 504p; Pomeroy farmer: 21.7k, £109, 502p; Loughgall farmer: 23.5k, £117.50, 500p; Armagh farmer: 20.6k, £103, 500p; Armagh farmer: 23k, £114.50, 498p; Middletown farmer: 22k, £108.50, 493p; Poyntzpass farmer: 20.3k, £100, 493p and Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 23.7k, £116.50, 492p.
Newtownhamilton farmer: 22k, £141, 641p; Markethill farmer: 23k, £139, 604p; Portadown farmer: 23k, £138.50, 602p; Tassagh farmer: 22.5k, £135, 600p and Middletown farmer: 23.5k, £139, 592p.