MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 11-01-18
An entry of 1450 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 10th January maintained a firm trade for hoggets and cull ewes.
Heavy hoggets sold to £100 each. Several pens from £93 to £96 each and up to 384p per kilo for 14 hoggets weighing 25kilos @ £96 from a Portadown farmer. Main demand from 350p to 378p per kilo.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold steadily from 360p to a top of 381p for 16 hoggets weighing 21kilos @ £80 each from a Newtownhamilton producer.
Stores sold in a firmer demand with light stores to 398p per kilo for 18 hoggets weighing 17.1kilos @ £68 each from a Ballykinler producer followed by 16 hoggets weighing 17.4kilos @ £68 from a Hilltown farmer. Main demand from 360p to 385p per kilo.
An increased entry of cull ewes sold in a firmer demand from £70 to £91 each. A special entry of in-lamb ewes from a Newcastle farmer sold to a top of £148 with several pens from £130 to £145 each.
Hilltown farmer : 25k £100 400p : Portadown farmer : 25k £96 384p : Armagh farmer : 24.8k £93.80 378p : Mayobridge farmer : 24k £89 371p : Portadown farmer : 24.5k £90 367p : Poyntzpass farmer : 25.2k £92.50 367p : Tandragee farmer : 24.3k £88.50 364p : Markethill farmer : 24.2k £88 364p
Newtownhamilton farmer : 21k £80 381p : Markethill farmer : 22.8k £86.50 379p : Jerrettspass farmer : 23.9k £90 377p : Richhill farmer : 21.8k £82 376p : Poyntzpass farmer : 21.2k £79 373p : Dromara farmer : 22.7k £84 370p : Mayobridge farmer : 23k £85 369p :
Ballykinler farmer : 17.1k £68 398p : Hilltown farmer : 17.4k £68 391p : Hilltown farmer : 14.7k £57 388p : Ballykinler farmer : 16.9k £65 385p : Hilltown farmer : 19.2k £72.50 378p : Richhill farmer : 18.4k £69 375p : Dromara farmer : 14.5k £54 372p : Mayobridge farmer : 17.7k £65.50 370p : Markethill farmer : 19k £70 368p