AN entry of 1380 sheep at Markethill on yesterday (Wednesday), March 6, sold in a vastly improved trade.
Heavy hoggets sold to £100 each with several pens from £96 to £99.50 each. Top rate of 400p per kilo was paid for 25 kilos @ £100 each. In all, 450 heavy hoggets average 26.5 kilos @ £97.40 each (367)
Middleweight hoggets sold from 370p to 405p per kilo with a top of 407p per kilo for 22 kilos @ £89.50 each. In all, 440 middleweights average 22 kilos @ £84.10 each (379)
Stores sold steadily from 340 p to 385p per kilo with a top of 394p per kilo for 19 kilos @ £74.80 each.
Good quality cull ewes sold from £80 to £104 each with 2nds from £50 to £70 each.
Another full yard of Ewes and lambs sold readily with doubles selling to £220. Several pens sold from £180 to £215 each. Top quality singles sold from £150 to £196 each. Others sold from £115 to £140 each.
Mowhan farmer : 25k £100 400p : Keady farmer : 25k £97 388p : Markethill farmer : 24k £93 387p ; Cullyhanna farmer : 25k £96.50 386p : Armagh farmer : 25k £96.50 386p ; Jerrettspass farmer : 26k £100 384p : Armagh farmer : 24.5k £94 383p : Tynan farmer : 26k £99.50 382p : Newry farmer : 25k £95.50 382p : Loughgall farmer : 26k £99 380p
Armagh farmer : 22k £89.50 407p : Richhill farmer ; 22k £89 405p : Tynan farmer : 22k £88.50 402p : Derrynoose farmer : 21.5k £86.20 401p ; Whitecross farmer : 22.5k £89.50 398p : Whitecross farmer : 22.5k £89.20 396p : Portadown farmer : 23k £89.50 389p : Tynan farmer : 21.5k £82.80 385p : Armagh farmer : 23k £88.50 385p : Markethill farmer : 23k £88 383p
Katesbridge farmer : 19k £74.80 393p : Tynan farmer : 19k £73.20 385p : Poyntzpass farmer : 19.5k £75 384p : Middletown farmer : 19.5k £73.80 378p : Fivemiletown farmer : 18.5k £68 367p : Portadown farmer : 18k £65 361p.