MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 15-03-18
An entry of 2010 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 14th March continued to sell in a very firm trade.
Heavy lambs sold to a top of £127 each with several pens selling from £120 to £125 each. Top rate of 494p was paid for 10 hoggets for a Dungannon producer weighing 24.1kilos @ £119 each followed by 486p per kilo for 24.7kilos @ £120 each for a Portadown farmer. Main demand for good quality heavies sold from 450p to 480p per kilo. In all, 620 heavy hoggets average 26kilos @ £118 each 453p per kilo.
Middleweight hoggets sold to a top of 514p per kilo for 13 hoggets weighing 22kilos @ £113 from a Moy farmer followed by 513p per kilo for 10 hoggets 22.3kilos @ £114.50 for a keady farmer. Main demand for good quality middleweights sold from 455p to 487p per kilo. In all, 550 middleweight hoggets average 22.2kilos @ £102 @459p per kilo.
Over 330 cull ewes sold to a top of £124 each with all heavy ewes selling from £90 to £123 each. Second quality ewes selling from £60 to £80 each.
Another full yard of breeding sheep returned a firm trade. Doubles sold to £235 each and singles to £168 each.
Dungannon farmer : 24.1k £119 494p : Portadown farmer : 24.7k £120 486p : Crossmaglen farmer : 24k £116.50 485p : Tandragee farmer : 24.6k £118.50 482p : Markethill farmer : 24.8k £118 476p : Tullyroane farmer : 24k £114 475p : Moy farmer : 24k £113.50 473p :
Moy farmer : 22k £113 514p : Keady farmer : 22.3k £114.50 513p : Mayobridge farmer : 23k £112 487p : Mayobridge farmer : 23.2k £112 483p : Tandragee farmer : 23.3k £112 481p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 22.6k £108 478p : Armagh farmer : 23.8k £113.50 477p : Scarva farmer : 23k £109 474p