AN entry of 1130 sheep at the final sale in Markethill’s town centre mart, before moving to new premises, sold in a firmer trade for all classes of lambs on Wednesday, September 25.
Heavy lambs sold to £88 each with a further 12 pens selling from £80 to £84 each. Top rate of 337p per kilo was paid for 24 kilos @ £81 each, followed by 333p per kilos for 24 kilos @ £80 each. Main demand sold from 320p to 328p per kilo.
Middleweights sold from 320p to 353p per kilo for 21kilos @ £74 each.
Store trade was firmer, with light lambs selling to 375p per kilo for 15 kilos @ £56.20 each. Stronger stores sold to 374p per kilo for 19 kilos @ £71 each. All good quality stores sold from 340p to 363p per kilo.
Good quality cull ewes sold from £50 to £71 each with poorer quality ewes from £30 to £45 each.
Breeding rams sold to £350 and £300 for Texel Shearlings. Charollais rams sold to £250 each.
Hoggets sold to £135 each with several pens from £110 to £128 each.
Kilmore farmer : 24k £81 337p : Loughgilly farmer : 24k £80 333p : Dungannon farmer : 24k £78 325p : Dungannon farmer : 24k £77.80 324p : Armagh farmer : 26k £84 323p ; Portadown farmer : 26k £84 323p : Banbridge farmer : 24k £77.50 322p : Markethill farmer : 25.5k £82 321p ; Collone farmer : 25k £80 320p : Kilcoo farmer : 25k £80 320p
Keady farmer : 21k £74 353p : Belleeks farmer : 21k £72 343p ; Tandragee farmer : 23k £78 339p ; Kilkeel farmer : 20k £67.80 339p : Tandragee farmer : 21k £71 338p ; Armagh farmer : 20.5k £69 337p ; Keady 23.5k £78.80 335p ; Dungannon farmer : 22.5k £75 333p : Dungannon farmer : 23.5k £77.50 330p : Tandragee farmer : 21.5k £70.20 327p : Tandragee farmer : 21k £68.20 325p
Lislea farmer : 15k £56.20 375p : Keady farmer : 19k £71 374p : Lislea farmer : 16k £59.20 370p ; Scarva farmer : 15k £54.50 363p : Kilkeel farmer : 17k £61.50 362p : Armagh farmer : 15k £54 360p : Caledon farmer : 16k £57.50 359p : Caledon farmer : 13k £45.20 348p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 18k £62.50 347p : Armagh farmer : 16.5k £57 346p : Tullyvallen farmer : 19k £65.50 345p