MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 08-05-19
An entry of 1030 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 8th May returned a steady trade for Spring Lambs and an improved trade of fat ewes with hogget prices noticeably easier.
The 400 Spring lambs sold to a top of £474p per kilo for 21.5kilo @ £102 each from a Markethill farmer, followed by 470p per kilo for 21.8kilos @ £102.50 each from a Newry producer. Main demand for good quality lambs sold from 445p to 470p per kilo.
Heavy lambs sold from £99 to £104 each and up to 429p per kilo for 24kilos @ £103 each. The sale average for all heavy lambs was 25.1kilos @ £102.50 each.
An entry of 160 Cull ewes sold to a top of £106. Main demand from £80 to £105. Second quality ewes sold from £60 to £75 each. Doubles sold to a top of £235 each with several outfits from £119 to £228 each. Singles to £215. Main demand from £140 to £190 each.
Markethill producer :- 21.5k £102 474p : Markethill farmer :- 20.2k £95 470p : Newry producer : 21.8k £102.50 470p : Collone farmer : 20.9k £98 469p : Portadown farmer : 20.7k £96 464p : Tandragee farmer : 21.6k £100 463p : Newry producer : 22.4k £103.50 462p : Markethill farmer : 20.3k £93.50 461p ; Portadown producer :20.9k £96 459p : Markethill farmer : 21.8k £100 459p
Loughbrickland farmer : 20.5k £80 390p : Tandragee farmer : 23.8k £81 340p : Newry producer : 23.8k £80 336p : Portadown farmer : 24k £82 342p : Armagh farmer : 23k £77 335p : Newry producer : 23.8k £78 328p : Loughgilly farmer : 27.3k £88.50 324p
Armagh farmer : 24k £103 429p : Keady producer : 24k £102 425p : Markethill farmer : 24k £100 417p : Portadown producer : 24k £100 417p : Annaghmore farmer : 24.9k £102 409p : Keady producer : 24.5k £99 404p : Camlough farmer : 25.5k £102 400p