MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 29-08-18
An entry of 1150 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 29th August returned a noticeably firmer trade for fat lambs.
Heavy lambs sold to a top of £90 each with several pens from £86 to £89 each. Top rate of 354p per kilo for 24k @ £85 each from a Hilltown farmer followed by 351p for 20 lambs 24.2k @ £85 from a Kilcoo producer. Main trade from 330p to 347p per kilo.
Good quality middleweight lambs sold to a top of 358p for 20 lambs weighing 22k @ £79 each for a Hilltown farmer followed by 354p for 20 lambs weighing 21.6k @ £76.50 each from a Dromore producer. All good quality middleweights sold from 340p to 355p per kilo.
A large entry of stores sold to a top of 408p per kilo for 14.2k @ £58 from a Hilltown farmer followed by 388p for 18.3k @ £71 each from a Tandragee farmer.
Good quality cull ewes sold from £65 to £90 each with plainer ewes from £45 to £55 each.
In the breeding ring Hoggets and ewes sold in an easier trade especially for the 2nd quality class hoggets. Top price of £152 with several pens from £120 to £145 each
Hilltown farmer : 24k £85 354p : Cullyhanna farmer : 25k £88.50 354p : Drumill farmer : 24.2k £85 351p : Loughbrickland farmer : 24.8k £87 351p : Birches farmer : 24.2k £84 347p : Warrenpoint farmer : 25.3k £86.50 342p : Dungannon farmer : 26k £88.50 340p : Portadown farmer : 24.9k £84 337p
Hilltown farmer : 22k £79 358p : Armagh farmer : 22.5k £80 356p : Portadown farmer : 21.6k £76.50 354p : Mullaghbawn farmer : 21k £74 352p : Tandragee farmer : 21.3k £75 352p : Portadown farmer : 21.9k £77 352p : Portadown farmer : 23.4k £82 350p : Lislea farmer : 20.7k £72.50 350p : Loughgilly farmer : 23k £80.50 350p
Gilford farmer : 17.5k £75 429p : Hilltown farmer : 14.2k £58 408p : Clare farmer : 18.3k £71 388p : Loughgilly farmer : 14.4k £55 382p : Dromara farmer : 15.5k £59 381p : Keady farmer : 18k £67.50 375p : Donaghmore farmer : 18k £67 372p : Corbet farmer : 19.9k £73.50 369p