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Slower trade for fat lambs at Markethill

AN entry of 1170 sheep at Markethill this week sold in a slower trade for fat lambs, but there was an excellent demand for stores.

Heavy lambs sold from 300p to 321p/kg for 24.5kgs at £78.50 each and up to £81.80 each for 26kgs (315)

24.5k £78.50 320.40p: 26k £81.80 314.60p: 24k £75 312.50p: 24k £74.50 310.4p: 24k £74.50 310.4p:24.5k £76 310.2p: 24.5k £75 306.1p: 24k £73 304.2p: 25k £76 304p: 25k £75.80 303.2p

Middleweight lambs sold to 342p/kg for 21kgs at £71.80 each.  All suitable pens from 320p to 334p/kg.

21k £71.80 342p: 20.5k £68.50 334.1p: 23k £75.80 329.5p: 22k £72 327.3p: 22.5k £73.20 325.3p: 23k £74.80 325.2p: 21.5k £69.50 323.3p: 20k £64.50 322.5p: 22k £70.80 321.8p: 21.5k £69 320.9p: 22k £70.50 320.5p: 21k £67.20 320p: 21k £67.20 320p:

Stores returned a very firm trade selling to 365p/kg for 17kgs at £62 each.  Stronger stores to 358p/kg for 18k at £64.50 each.  In all, nearly 400 stores averaged 17.4kgs at £58.70 (336)

17k £62 364.7p: 16k £58 362.5k: 17k £61 358.8p: 18k £64.50 358.3p: 17.5 £62.20 355.4p: 17.5k £61.80 353p: 19.5k £66.50 341p: 16.5k £56 339.4p: 16k £54 337.5p: 17k £57.20 336.5p: 18.5k £62.20 336.2p: 18k £60.20 334.4p: 18k £60 333.3p:

First quality cull ewes sold from £50 to £67 each with poorer ewes from £30 to £45 each.

In the breeding ring good quality rams sold from £230 to £300 paid for a Suffolk ram lamb.  Hoggets sold from £115 to £145 each.

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