AN entry of 1350 sheep at Markethill yesterday (Wednesday) sold in a firmer demand for hoggets and cull ewes.
Heavy hoggets sold to £106.80 each for 57 hoggets weighing 25.5 kilos, for a Hamiltonsbawn farmer. Good quality pens sold steadily from 385p to 417p per kilo for 25 kilos @ £104.20 . In all, 510 heavy hoggets averaged 25.5 kilos @ £97.70 each (382)
Middleweight hoggets sold to 431p per kilo for 22.5 kilos @ £97 each for a Middletown farmer. All suitable pens sold from 383p to 424p per kilo for 23 kilos @ £97.50 each.
Stores sold from 340p to 386p per kilo for 18 kilos @ £69.50 each.
Spring lambs sold to 605p per kilo for 21.5 kilos @ £130 each for 21 kilos @ £127 each. Several more pens sold from 500p to 580p per kilo.
Good quality cull ewes sold from £70 to £94 each with a top of £109 each. Plainer ewes sold from £50 to £65 each.
A full yard of Ewes and Lambs sold readily. Doubles sold to £212 each with all good quality outfits from £150 to £194 each. Good quality singles sold from £100 to £142 each.
Hamiltonsbawn farmer : 25.5k £106.80 419p : Jerrettspass farmer : 25k £104.20 417p : Loughgilly farmer : 25k £104 416p : Poyntzpass farmer : 24.5k £100.50 410p : Tynan farmer : 24k £94.50 394p : Poyntzpass farmer : 25k £98 392p : Armagh farmer : 24k £94 392p : Armagh farmer : 24k £93.80 391p : Belleeks farmer : 25k £97.50 390p : Whitecross farmer : 26.5k £102.80 388p: Armagh farmer : 24.5k £95 388p
Armagh farmer : 22.5k £97 431p : Markethill farmer : 23k £97.50 424p : Whitecross farmer : 22.5k £94 418p : Belleeks farmer : 23.5k £98 417p : Katesbridge farmer : 22.5k £91.50 407p : Lisnadill farmer : 21.5k £84.50 393p : Armagh farmer : 23k £88 383p
Keady farmer : 18k £69.50 386p : Silverbridge farmer : 19.5k £74.50 382p : Markethill farmer : 19k £68.50 360p : Tandragee farmer : 19.5k £70 358p
Armagh farmer : 21k £127 605p : Scarva farmer : 21.5k £130 605p : Silverbridge farmer : 22.5k £130.50 580p : Loughgilly farmer : 22k £127 577p.