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Easing of lamb prices

LAMB prices eased considerably at Markethill on Wednesday, July 24.

Heavy lambs sold from £80 to £85 each with a top of £89 each for 24 kilos (371). Main demand sold from 330p to 347p per kilo.

Middleweight lambs sold from 340p to 360p per kilo with a top of 373p per kilo for 22 kilos @ £82 each.

Stores sold readily from 330p to 357p per kilo for 14 kilos @ £50 each. Stronger pens sold from 346p per kilo for 19.5 kilos @ £67.50 each.

Good quality Cull Ewes sold from £55 to £70 each with 2nds from £30 to £50 each.

Breeding Sheep commences 31-07-13

HEAVY LAMBS

Portadown farmer : 24k £89 371p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 24k £83.20 346p : Keady farmer : 24k £81.50 339p : Scarva farmer : 24.5k £82.50 336p : Armagh farmer : 24k £80.50 335p : Richhill farmer : 24k £80 333p ; Armagh farmer : 25.5k £84 329p

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Dungannon farmer : 22k £82 372p : Armagh farmer : 22k £79 359p : Loughgall farmer : 22k £79 359p : Markethill farmer : 23k £82.50 358p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 22.5k £80 355p : Armagh farmer : 22.5k £80 355p ; Dungannon farmer : 22k £78 354p : Whitecross farmer : 21.5k £76 353p : Richhill farmer : 22.5k £79.50 353p : Markethill farmer : 20.5k £72 351p ; Newtownhamilton farmer : 22k £77 350p : Poyntzpass farmer : 20k £70 350p

STORES

Markethill farmer : 14k £50 357p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 14.5k £51 351p : Rostrevor farmer : 14.5k £50.50 348p : Kilkeel farmer : 19.5k £67.50 346p : Tandragee farmer : 15.5k £53.20 343p : Camlough farmer : 18k £60 333p : Tassagh farmer : 19.5k £65 333p : Newry farmer : 17.5k £58 331p : Tassagh farmer : 16k £53 331p.

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