A smaller entry of 680 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 29th April returned a strong demand for cull ewes with hoggets and spring lamb prices remaining very disappointing.
Good quality fat hoggets sold to 324p per kilo for 25kilos @ £81.50 each, followed by 300p per kilo for 24 kilos at £72.50 each. Main demand sold from 250p to 272p per kilo.
Heavy spring lambs sold to £80.50 each for 25 kilos A further 6 pens sold at £80 each. Main demand sold from 315p to 332p per kilo.
Light spring lambs sold to 360p per kilo for 21.8 kilos at £78.50 each. Main demand sold from 345p to 356p per kilo.
Good quality cull ewes sold to £128 each. Main demand sold from £80 to £110 each with 2nd quality ewes from £60 to £75 each.
In the breeding ring singles sold to £197 each. Several more sold from £150 to £180 each. Doubles sold to £178 each.
Armagh farmer : 25k £81.50 324p : 24k £72.50 300p Newry farmer : 25.5k £70 272p : Belleeks farmer : 28k £75 268p : Tandragee farmer : 25k £68 267p : Killylea farmer : 27.5k £72 261p : Rathfriland farmer : 27k £70 258p
HEAVY SPRING LAMBS
Annaghmore farmer : 24k £80 332p : Mountnorris farmer : 24.5k £80 330p : Mountnorris farmer : 24.2k £80 330p : Cookstown farmer : 24.3k £78 321p: Lisnadill farmer : 25.5k £80.50 313p
LIGHT SPRING LAMBS
Lisnadill farmer : 21.8k £78.50 360p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 21.5k £77 356p : Jerrettspass farmer : 22.5k £80 355p : Loughgall farmer : 19.5k £70 356p : Portadown farmer : 19.5k £70 356p : Glenanne farmer : 23k £80 345p