SHEEP trade was steady at Markethill yesterday (Wednesday) April 24, for a smaller entry.
Heavy hoggets sold to £102.50 each with several pens selling from £98 to £101 each. Top rate of 398p per kilo was paid for 24.5 kilos @ £97.50 each, followed by 394p per kilo for 24.5 kilos @ £96.50 each. All suitable pens sold from 360p to 386p per kilo.
Middleweights sold to 420p per kilo for 21 kilos @ £88.20 each, followed by 412p per kilo for 23.5 kilos @ £96.80 each. Main demand sold from 365p to 391p per kilo.
Spring lambs sold to £107 each with several pens from £97 to £103 each and up to 469p per kilo for 22 kilos @ £103.20 each.
Good quality cull ewes sold from £65 to £80 each with 2nds from £40 to £55 each.
A full house in the Breeding ring sold in a slower trade. Doubles sold from £130 to £170 each and singles sold from £100 to £132 each.
Kilkeel farmer : 24.5k £97.50 398p : Kilkeel farmer : 24.5k £96.50 394p : Portadown farmer : 25.5k £99.50 390p : Loughgilly farmer : 26.5k £102.50 387p : Armagh farmer : 25k £96.50 386p : Tandragee farmer : 25.5k £97 380p : Portadown farmer : 24k £90 375p : Tassagh farmer : 25k £93 372p : Newry farmer : 28k £102 364p : Glennane farmer : 27k £98 363p : Silverbridge farmer : 28k £100.50 359p
Cullyhanna farmer : 21k £88.20 420p : Markethill farmer : 23.5k £96.80 411p : Armagh farmer : 21.5k £88 409p : Portadown farmer : 23k £90 391p : Newry farmer : 20k £78 390p ; Killylea farmer : 20.5k £78.20 381p : Portadown farmer : 20.5k £78 380p
Gawleysgate farmer : 22k £103.20 469p : Portadown farmer : 20.5k £94.20 460p : Armagh farmer : 20k £91 455p : Armagh farmer : 20.5k £92 449p : Dyan farmer : 19k £85 448p ; Armagh farmer : 19k £85 448p.