MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 13-12-18
An entry of 1550 sheep on Wednesday 12th December sold in a slightly easier trade for fat lambs with store lamb trade remaining exceptionally strong.
Heavy lambs sold from £88 to £94 each and all good quality pens sold from 350p to 390p per kilo paid for 24kilos @ £93.50 each followed by 371p for 24.1kilos @ £89.50 each.
Good quality middleweight lambs sold from 370p to a top of 415p per kilo for 20.6kilos @ £85.50 each from a Ballynahinch farmer followed by 400p for 20kilos @ £80 from a Silverbridge farmer.
Store lambs sold to a top of 456p per kilo for 17kilos @ £77.50 from a Rathfriland farmer followed by 445p per kilo for 18kilos @ £80 from a Poyntzpass farmer. All good quality store lambs sold from 380p to 440p per kilo.
A small entry of cull ewes sold readily. Good quality ewes sold from £70 to £95 each. Plainer ewes sold from £47 to £65 each.
Keady farmer : 24k £93.50 390p : Armagh farmer : 24.1k £89.50 371p : Gilford farmer : 24.2k £89.50 370p : Crossmaglen farmer : 24.7k £90 364p : Rathfriland farmer : 24.3k £88.50 364p : Jerrettspass farmer : 24.3k £87.80 361p : Armagh farmer : 24.4k £88 361p : Armagh farmer : 24.6k £88.50 360p
Drumlough farmer : 20.6k £85.50 415p : Silverbridge farmer : 20k £80 400p : Drumlough farmer : 21.2k £84.50 399p : Gilford farmer : 21.4k £83 388p : Galbally farmer : 21.5k £83 386p : Markethill farmer : 20k £77 385p : Loughbrickland farmer : 20.8k £80 385p : Galbally farmer : 20.2k £77 381p : Armagh farmer : 20.8k £79 380p : Middletown farmer : 22.8k £86 377p
Newry farmer : 17k £77.50 456p : Poyntzpass farmer : 18k £80 445p : Middletown farmer : 18.1k £79.50 439p : Galbally 18k £79 439p : Mullaghbawn farmer : 17.7k £76 434p : Castlewellan farmer : 16k £69 431p : Castlewellan farmer : 18.1k £77.50 428p : Castlewellan farmer : 17.4k £74 425p : Castlewellan farmer : 19.2k £81.50 425p