MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 19-12-19
An entry of 900 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 18th December returned a very firm trade for fat lambs stores and cull ewes.
Heavy lambs sold steadily from £87 to £93.20 each with the entire entry of heavy lambs averaging £89.40 each for 25.9 kilos. Top rate of 370p per kilo was paid for 25lambs weighing 24.1kilos @ £89.20 each from a Ballinahinch farmer followed by 369p per kilo for 24kilos @ £88.50 each for a Newry producer. Main demand for good quality heavy lambs sold from 350p to 366p per kilo.
Good quality middleweight lambs sold from 365p to 394p per kilo for 21.3kilos @ £84 each from a Banbridge farmer followed by 386p per kilo for 21kilos @ £81 each for a Middletown farmer.
Store lamb trade was very firm selling to a top of 421p for 17.7kilos @ £74.50 each from a Moy farmer followed by 419p per kilo for 17.2kilos @ £72 from a Loughgall farmer. All good quality pens sold from 380p to 418p per kilo.
Heavy cull ewes sold to £125 each. Main demand from £85 to £108 each. Plainer ewes from £60 to £80 each.
An entry of in-lamb ewes from a Co. Tyrone farmer sold to a top of £195 each with other pens at £190, £175, £172 & £170 each.
Ballinahinch farmer : 24.1k £89.20 370p : Newry producer : 24k £88.50 369p : Eglish farmer : 24.3k £88.50 366p : Madden producer : 24.5k £88.50 361p : Drumlough seller : 24.7k £89 360p : Armagh farmer : 25.1k £90 359p : Armagh producer : 24.3k £87 358p :
Ballinahinch farmer : 21.3k £84 394p : Middletown farmer : 21k £81 386p : Lisburn seller : 20.2k £76 376p : Richhill producer : 21.3k £80 376p : Richhill seller : 21.9k £82 374p : Loughbrickland farmer : 21.8k £81.50 374p : Ballinahinch producer : 20.8k £77.50 373p : Tynan farmer : 21k £77.20 368p :
Moy farmer : 17.7k £74.50 421p : Loughgall producer : 17.2k £72 419p : Ballinahinch seller : 17k £71 418p : Benburb seller : 16.2k £67.50 417p : Lislea farmer : 18k £72.50 403p : Armagh farmer : 18.2k £73 401p : Moy farmer : 18.5k £73 395p : Cullyhanna seller : 18k £71 394p :