MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 07-02-18
An entry of 1110 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 7th February sold in a noticeably firmer trade.
Heavy hoggets sold to a top of £104 each paid for 20 hoggets weighing 26kilos from a Richhill farmer @ 400p followed by 394p for 24kilos @ £94.50 each. Several more pens sold from £98 to £104 each. In all, the entire entry of heavy hoggets averaged 25.8kilos @ £98 each.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold to a top of 408p for 23.3kilos @ £95 each for a Middletown farmer followed by 401p per kilo for 32 hoggets weighing 23.3kilos @ £93.50 each for a Loughgilly farmer. All top quality middleweight hoggets sold from 385p to 400p per kilo.
Store trade was firm to a top of 400p per kilo for 21 hoggets weighing 18 kilos @ £72 each for an Armagh farmer. Main demand from 360p to 397p per kilo.
First quality cull ewes sold from £70 to £90 each. Second quality from £50 to £65 each.
In the breeding ring doubles sold from £170 to a top of £222 each. Good quality singles sold to a top of £170 each.
Richhill farmer : 26k £104 400p : Loughgilly farmer : 24k £94.50 394p : Kilkeel farmer : 25.2k £98.50 391p : Tassagh farmer : 24k £91.50 381p : Killylea farmer : 24.4k £93 381p : Armagh farmer : 24.4k £93 381p : Tassagh farmer : 24.8k £94 379p : Tandragee farmer : 26.4k £98.80 374p
Armagh farmer : 23.3k £95 408p : Loughgilly farmer : 23.3k £93.50 401p : Dungannon farmer : 22.5k £90 400p : Armagh farmer : 22.9k £91.50 399p : Derrynoose farmer : 20.9k £83 397p : Kilkeel farmer : 23.7k £94 397p : Newry farmer : 20.8k £82 394p : Hilltown farmer : 20.3k £80 394p
Richhill farmer : 18k £72 400p : Aughnacloy farmer : 17.5k £69.50 397p : Whitecross farmer : 18.6k £73.50 395p : Whitecross farmer : 18.5k £73 395p : Mowhan farmer : 17.6k £69 392p : Poyntzpass farmer : 19.8k £76.50 386p : Mayobridge farmer : 19.7k £74.50 378p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 17.9k £67 374p