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Easier demand for sheep at Markethill

AN entry of 1360 sheep at Markethill yesterday (Wednesday) sold in an easier demand all round.

Heavy lambs sold from £83 to £89 each with a top of £92 each. All suitable pens sold from 335p to 352p per kilo with a top of 363p per kilo for 24 kilos @ £87.20 each.

Middleweight lambs sold from 340p to 357p per kilo with a top of 366p per kilo for 22 kilos @ £80.50 each, followed by 357p per kilo for 23 kilos @ £82 each.

Stores sold from 320p to 361p per kilo for 11.5 kilos @ £41.50 each. Stronger stores sold from 342p per kilo for 19 kilos @ £65 each.

Cull ewes sold from £50 to £68 each with 2nd quality ewes from £30 to £45 each.

A full yard of Breeding Sheep sold in a quieter demand. Rams sold to £300 with several more from £200 to £260 each. Ewe hoggets sold to £145 each with others from £115 to £140 each.

HEAVY LAMBS

Armagh farmer : 24k £87.20 363p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 24k £84.50 352p ; Markethill farmer : 25k £86.50 346p ; Armagh farmer : 24k £83 345p ; Aughnacloy farmer ; 24.5k £84 342p ; Cullyhanna farmer : 25k £85 340p ; Newtownhamilton farmer : 26k £88 338p ; Jerrettspass farmer : 24k £80.50 335p : Kilkeel farmer ; 25k £83.50 334p

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Newtownhamilton farmer : 22k £80.50 366p ; Altnamackin farmer ; 23k £82 357p ; Lisnadill farmer ; 23k £82 357p ; Jerrettspass farmer : 23.5k £83.50 355p ; Portadown farmer ; 23.5k £83.50 355p ; Armagh farmer ; 23k £81.20 353p ; Dungannon farmer : 22k £77.20 351p ; Keady farmer : 23.5k £82.20 350p ; Keady farmer ; 22k £76.80 349p ; Aughnacloy farmer : 23k £80.20 349p : Mowhan farmer : 22k £76 345p : Gilford farmer : 21k £72.50 345p

STORES

Caledon farmer ; 11.5k £41.50 361p : Newry farmer ; 16.5k £59 358p ; Tandragee farmer : 15.5k £53.20 343p ; Newtownhamilton farmer ; 19k £65 342p ; Camlough farmer : 18k £61.50 341p ; Belleeks farmer : 17k £58 341p ; Portadown farmer : 19k £64.80 341p ; Tandragee farmer ; 18.5k £63 340p : Armagh farmer : 18.5k £63 340p : Mullaghbawn farmer : 15k £51 340p ; Tandragee farmer : 18.5k £62.50 337p ; Belleeks farmer : 18.5k £62.50 337p : Belleeks farmer : 19k £64 336p.

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