MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 01-08-19
An entry of 1900 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 31st July sold in a noticeably stronger trade for fat lambs. Store trade remained steady and another large entry of cull ewes returned a steady demand.
Heavy lambs sold to a top of £87 each paid for 24.9kilos 349p with all good quality pens selling from 330p to 350p per kilo paid for 24.6kilos @ £86 each. The entire entry of heavy lambs averaged 25.5kilos @ £83.80 each.
Good quality middleweight lambs sold steadily from 350p to 375p per kilo paid for 20kilos @ £75 followed by 373p per kilo for 22.4kilos @ £83.50 each.
Store lamb trade was exceptionally strong with light stores selling readily from 380p to 480p per kilo paid for 10.2kilo @ £49 each from a katesbridge farmer followed by 454p per kilo for 25 lambs weighing 14.1kilos @ £64 each from a Castlewellan farmer. Stronger store lambs sold to 397p per kilo for 16kilos @ £63.50 each and up to £68 each for 17.3kilos 393p per kilo.
Another large entry of 540 cull ewes continued to sell in a very strong demand with good quality ewes selling from £80 to £113 each and poorer quality ewes from £50 to £70 each.
The first sale of breeding hoggets sold at a very good demand to a top of £175 with others at £168, £165 and £160 each. Main demand from £140 to £155 each.
Keady farmer : 24.6k £86 350p : Armagh producer : 24.9k £87 349p : Warrenpoint farmer : 24.4k £84 344p : Belleeks farmer : 24.6k £84 341p : Warrenpoint seller : 24.9k £85 341p : Cullyhanna farmer : 24.2k £82.50 341p : Portadown farmer : 24.5k £82 335p : Portadown farmer : 24k £80 333p
Portadown seller : 20k £75 375p : Keady seller : 22.4k £83.50 373p : Keady producer : 20k £73.50 368p : Cookstown producer : 22.5k £82.50 367p : Jerrettspass farmer : 23.3k £85 365p : Belleeks seller : 20.7k £74.50 360p : Portadown producer : 21.4k £77 360p : Cullyhanna farmer : 22.4k £80.50 359p
Katesbridge farmer : 10.2k £49 480p : Katesbridge farmer : 10.8k £50 463p : Castlewellan producer : 14.1k £64 454p : Castlewellan producer : 12.9k £57 442p : Donaghacloney farmer : 12.2k £53 435p : Mullabawn farmer : 13.7k £58.50 427p : Banbridge seller : 13.2k £54.50 413p : Rostrevor farmer : 14.9k £61.50 413p : Portadown producer : 14k £57 407p