MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK & FARM SALES
An entry of 1630 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 7th July continued to sell in a very firm trade.
Good quality midweight lambs sold from 420p to 453p/k for 20.4k at £92.50 for a Portadown farmer, followed by 450p/k at £90 for a Richhill producer. Top price £103 for 23k (448p/k).
Heavy lambs sold steadily from £99 to £105.50 each with a top rate of 433p/k for 24k at £104, followed by 423p/k for 40 lambs 24.7k at £104.50 for a Donaghcloney farmer. The entire entry of heavy lambs averaged £104.50 each.
A large entry of stores sold in an excellent demand with light stores to 531p/k for 11.3k at £60, followed by 524p/k for 14.5k at £76. Main demand for good quality stores from 400p to 509p/k. Stronger stores sold from 390p to 446p/k for 17.5k at £78, followed by 437p/k for 19.7k at £86 each.
A large entry of 350 cull ewes sold to a top of £114 with all well fleshed ewes from £80 to £112 each. Plainer ewes for £60 to £75 each.
The first of this season’s breeding hoggets sold to a top of £190 with several pens selling from £170 to £180 each.
On Wednesday 15th July a special entry of 170 Suffolk/Cheviot cross in ring 2 at 8p.m.
Portadown producer 20.4k £92.50 453p: Richhill producer 20k £90 450p: Portadown producer 20.3k £91 448p: Dromore producer 23k £103 448p: Portadown producer 21.5k £96 447p: Rostrevor producer 22k £98 445p: Portadown producer 20.5k £91 444p: Poyntzpass producer 21.1k £93.50 443p:
Armagh producer 24k £104 433p: Donaghcloney producer 24.7k £104.50 423p: Belleeks producer 25.1k £105 418p: Dungannon producer 25k £104 416p: Lislea producer 25.5k £106 416p: Portadown producer 25.5k £105.50 414p:
Armagh producer 11.3k £60 531p: Mullabawn producer 14.5k £76 524p: 14.2k £74 521p: Portadown producer 15.7k £80 509p: Mayobridge producer 13.9k £67 482p: Armagh producer 14.5k £68.50 472p: Katesbridge producer 14.5k £68 469p: Portadown producer 16.7k £77 461p:
Dungannon producer 17.5k £78 446p: 19.7k £86 437p: Poyntzpass producer 19k £82 432p: Kilkeel producer 18k £77.50 431p: Portadown producer 19.7k £84 426p: Magheralin producer 19.7k £84 426p: Poyntzpass producer 19.7k £83.50 424p: