MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SALES SHEEP REPORT 22-08-2019
An entry of 1900 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 21st August returned a slightly easier trade for fat lambs and stores. Breeding ewes and cull ewe trade remained very firm.
The 1350 lambs returned a slightly easier trade with heavy lambs sold from £75 to £79 each with good MARKETHILL quality pens from 300p to 324p per kilo paid for 24.2kilos @ £78.50 each followed by 321p for 24k @ £77 each.
Good quality middleweight lambs sold from 320p to 337p per kilo for 21.2k @ £71.50 each followed by 336p per kilo for 21k @ £70.50 each.
A large entry of stores sold in an easier demand. Light stores sold from 350p to 407p per kilo for 20 lambs 14.5kilos @ £59 each followed by 396p for 15.9kilos @ £63 each. Stronger stores sold to 362p per kilo for 17.4kilos @ £63 each.
An entry of 250 cull ewes sold readily for good quality ewes from £80 to £108 each. Second quality from £50 to £70 each.
A large entry of Breeding hoggets sold to a top of £172 each with all good quality pens from £145 to £170 each. Breeding Rams to a top of £335 for a Texel Shearling followed by £260 Texel Ram Lamb and £260 for a Texel Shearling 3yr old Char lamb.
Armagh farmer : 24.2k £78.50 324p : Markethill seller : 24k £77 321p : Lislea farmer : 24.3k £76.50 315p : Tassagh farmer : 24.5k £77 314p ; Loughgilly farmer : 24.7k £77.50 314p ; Keady seller : 24.4k £76.50 314p : Tynan seller : 25k £78 312p : Moira farmer : 24.7k £77 312p
Tassagh farmer : 21.2k £71.50 337p ; Markethill seller : 21.5k £72.50 337p : Poyntzpass farmer : 21k £70.50 336p : Portadown seller : 20k £67 335p : Glenanne farmer : 21.7k £72.50 334p : Kilkeel farmer : 23k £76.50 333p ; Belleeks farmer : 20k £66.50 333p : Tassagh farmer : 22.2k £73.50 331p
Kilcoo farmer : 14.5k £59 407p ; Rostrevor farmer : 15.9k £63 396p : Rostrevor seller : 12.8k £50 391p : Belleeks farmer : 14.9k £58 389p : Armagh farmer : 16.2k £62 383p : Newry farmer : 14.9k £57 383p : Dungannon seller : 12.2k £46.50 381p : Finnis farmer : 12.7k £48 378p