MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 07-02-19
An entry of 1700 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday sold in an easier trade for fat lambs. Store trade remained steady and ewes and lambs sold in a very firm demand.
An entry of 1390 hoggets eased in price. Heavy hoggets sold from £97 to a top of £104 each. Top quality pens from 390p to a top of 417p per kilo for 24kilos @ £100 each followed by 408p per kilo for 25kilos @ £102 each. In all 750 heavy hoggets averaged 26.5kilos @ £101.20 378p per kilo.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold from 400p to 448p per kilo for 21kilos @ £94 each followed by 433p per kilo for 21kilos @ £91 each. An entire entry of 550 middleweight hoggets averaged 22.2kilos @ £89.50 each.
A smaller entry of stores sold to a top of 459p per kilo for 18.5kilos @ £85 each. Main demand from 390p to 450p per kilo.
A total of 160 cull ewes sold readily with 1st quality ewes from £80 to £96 each. Second quality from £55 to £70 each.
A large entry of ewes and lambs returned an excellent trade with a top price of £332 for a 4year old ewe +2 lambs for a Poyntzpass farmer. Several doubles sold from £200 to £255 each. Singles sold from £150 to £202 each.
Newtownhamilton farmer : 24k £100 417p : Tynan farmer : 25k £102 408p : Portadown farmer : 25.5k £102 400p : Camlough farmer : 26k £104 400p : Benburb farmer : 25.7k £102.50 399p : Aughnacloy farmer : 21.1k £96 398p : Jerrettspass farmer : 26k £103.50 398p : Collone farmer : 25k £99.50 398p : Tandragee farmer : 24.3k £96 397p
Camlough farmer : 21k £94 448p : Armagh farmer : 21k £91 433p : Loughbrickland farmer : 20.9k £88 421p : Banbridge farmer : 20.7k £87 420p : Tandragee farmer : 21.5k £90 419p : Warrenpoint farmer : 20.5k £85.50 417p
Loughbrickland farmer : 18.5k £85 459p : Dungannon farmer : 16k £72 450p : Dungannon farmer : 18k £78 433p : Galbally farmer : 15.9k £68.50 431p : Benburb farmer : 19.5k £84 431p : Armagh farmer : 18k £77 428p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 16k £68 425p : Middletown farmer : 16.7k £67 401p