MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 08-08-19
An entry of 2340 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 7th August sold in a further improved trade for both fat lambs and stores.
Good quality middleweight lambs sold steadily from 355p to 390p per kilo paid for 20.5kilos @ £80 each followed 388p per kilo paid for 21kilos @ £81.50 each. Top price for middleweights was £88 paid for 23.7kilos 371p.
Heavy lamb trade was firmer selling to a top of £90 each with a further 20 pens selling from £85 to £89.50 each. Good quality heavies sold from 340p to 368p per kilo paid for 24.3kilos @ £89.50 each followed by 367p per kilo for 24kilos @ £88 each.
Store lamb trade was the firmest to date this season with light stores selling to 460p per kilo for 12.4kilos @ £57 each from a Dungannon farmer followed by 455p per kilo for 11 kilos @ £50 each paid for a Mayobridge producer. Stronger stores sold from 370p to 400p per kilo for 17kilos @ £68 each for a Rostrevor farmer.
Over 450 cull ewes sold in a steady demand with good quality ewes selling from £75 to £99 each. Poorer quality ewes from £50 to £65 each.
A large entry of Breeding Hoggets sold in a very strong demand to a top of £182 each with a further 24 pens of hoggets selling from £160 to £172 each. Older ewes sold from £90 to £120 each.
Jerrettspass farmer : 24.3k £89.50 368p : Armagh producer : 24k £88 367p : Markethill farmer : 24k £86 358p : Portadown farmer : 24k £86 358p : Magheralin seller : 25.5k £89.50 351p ; Markethill producer : 25.4k £88.50 348p : Warrenpoint producer : 24.2k £85 348p : Downpatrick seller : 24.5k £85 347p
Warrenpoint farmer : 20.5k £80 390p : Markethill farmer : 21k £81.50 388p : Warrenpoint farmer : 23.7k £88 371p : Banbridge farmer : 23.1k £85 368p : Richhill producer : 23.4k £86 368p : Armagh seller : 21.3k £78 366p : Tullyvallen producer : 23.8k £87 366p ; Dromore producer : 21.4k £78 364p : Dungannon farmer : 23.2k £84.50 364p
Dungannon farmer : 12.4k £57 460p : Mayobridge farmer : 11k £50 455p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 13k £58 446p : Rostrevor producer : 11.9k £52 437p : Rostrevor producer : 16.2k £69.50 429p ; Mullabawn farmer : 13.5k £57.50 426p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 15.6k £65.50 420p : Dungannon producer : 15.2k £63 415p