MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 07-03-18
An entry of 1700 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 7th March sold in a further improved trade.
Heavy hoggets sold to a top of £125.50 each with all heavy hoggets selling steadily from £117 to £124 per head with the entire entry of 460 heavy hoggets averaged 27kilos @ £120 each. Top rate for heavy hoggets of 483p per kilo was paid for 12 hoggets weighing 26kilos @ £125.50 each followed by 482p per kilo for 9 hoggets weighing 24.9kilos @ £120 each from a Scarva farmer.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold from 470p to a top of 509p per kilo paid twice for 18 hoggets weighing 22kilos @ £112 each and for 30 hoggets 22kilos @ £112 each. The entire entry of 550 middleweights averaged 22.4kilos @ £104.30 each 465p per kilo.
A large entry of cull ewes sold in a significantly firmer demand. Top quality ewes sold to a top of £136, £126 & £119 with all good quality heavy ewes from £90 to £112 each. Plainer ewes sold from £70 to £85 each.
Nearly 100 lots in the breeding ring sold in a steady demand with doubles selling to a top of £202 each and singles to a top of £180 each.
Lurgan farmer : 26k £125.50 483p : Scarva farmer : 24.9k £120 482p : Jerrettspass farmer : 25k £120 480p : Keady farmer : 24.6k £118 480p : Poyntzpass farmer : 25.2k £120 476p : Newry farmer : 24.8k £118 476p : Portadown farmer : 26k £123 473p
Four towns farmer : 22k £112 509p : Poyntzpass farmer : 22k £112 509p : Portadown farmer : 23k £116.50 507p : Loughbrickland farmer : 22.1k £110 498p : Lurgan farmer : 23.9k £117 489p : Markethill farmer : 22.1k £106 479p : Scarva farmer : 23k £110 478p : Bessbrook farmer : 23k £108.50 472p