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Lamb prices ‘firm’ at Markethill

LAMB prices were very firm at Markethill on Wednesday (May 5) with sellers very satisfied with their returns.

Heavy lambs sold from £92 to £98.50 each and from 380p to a top of 410p per kilo for 24 kilos @ £98.50 each. All the heavy lambs sold averaged £94.50 each.

Good quality middleweight lambs sold steadily from 420p to 432p per kilo with a top of 434p per kilo for 21 kilos @ £91.20 each.

Heavy ewes sold in a stronger demand from £65 to £85 each with 2nds from £40 to £55 each.

Another large turnout of ewes + lambs sold in a brighter demand. Good quality singles sold from £140 to £175 each. Doubles sold to £174 each.

HEAVY LAMBS

Richhill farmer : 24k £98.50 410p : Richhill farmer : 24k £95 395p : Belleeks farmer : 24.5k £95.50 389p : Poyntzpass farmer : 24k £93.50 389p : Portadown farmer : 24.5k £95 387p : Cookstown farmer : 24k £93 387p : Richhill farmer : 24k £91.50 381p

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS

Armagh farmer : 21k £91.20 434p : Tandragee farmer : 20.5k £88.50 431p : Cullyhanna farmer : 20.5k £88.50 431p : Belleeks farmer : 21k £90 428p : Lisnadill farmer : 21k £89.80 427p : Glenanne farmer : 21k £89.80 427p ; Lisnadill farmer : 21.5k £91.20 424p : Armagh farmer : 19k £80.50 423p ; Mountnorris farmer : 21.5k £91.20 424p : Glenanne farmer : 22k £93.20 423p : Portadown farmer ; 22k £93.20 423p.

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