MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 03-04-19
An entry of 1610 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 3rd April included 1150 fat hoggets which sold in a noticeably firmer trade.
Heavy hoggets sold steadily from £103 to £110 each and the total entry of 850 heavy hoggets averaged 28kilos @ £106.30 each 380p per kilo. Top quality pens sold steadily from 380p to 429p per kilo for 24k @ £103 each followed by 426p per kilo for 39 hoggets 24.9kilos @ £106 each.
Middleweight hoggets sold to a top of 460p per kilo for 21.5kilos @ £99 each followed by 454p per kilo for 21.8kilos @ £99 each. All good quality middleweights sold from 400p to 450p per kilo with 200 middleweight hoggets averaging 22.2kilos @ £96.50 each 433p per kilo.
An increased entry of 230 cull ewes returned a firmer trade with heavy ewes selling steadily from £80 to £108 each. Second quality ewes sold from £55 to £70 each.
An increased entry of Ewes & Lambs sold in probably the best trade so far this season. A two year old ewe with 2 lambs sold at £310 with several more doubles selling at £290, £278, £275 & £258 each. Singles sold to a top of £260 with others at £248, £245 & £240 each.
Portadown farmer : 24k £103 429p : Aughnacloy farmer : 24.9k £106 426p : Armagh producer : 25k £106 424p : Armagh farmer : 24.2k £102 421p : Annalong farmer : 25k £104.50 418p : Mowhan producer : 26k £107 412p : Armagh farmer : 24.8k £102 411p : Markethill producer : 25.5k £104 408p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 26.1k £106 406p : Tandragee farmer : 26.5k £107 404p
Tandragee producer : 21.5k £99 460p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 21.8k £99 454p : Collone producer : 21.9k £99 452p ; Armagh farmer : 22.1k £98.50 446p : Loughbrickland farmer : 21.5k £94.40 439p ; Markethill producer : 22.1k £97 439p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 23.7k £104 439p : Jerrettspass farmer : 20.4k £88 431p : Armagh producer : 22.5k £97 41p : Poyntzpass farmer : 23.2k £100 431p