AN entry of 1470 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday, March 20 sold in a steady trade.
Heavy hoggets sold to £109 each with a further 22 sellers receiving over £100 per head. All good quality pens sold from 385p to 402p per kilo for 26 kilos @ £104.50 each. In all, 740 heavy hoggets averaged 26.1 kilos @ £98.80 each (378p)
Good quality Middleweight hoggets sold from 388p to 400p per kilo for 23 kilos @ £92 each.
Stores sold from 325p to 370p per kilo for 18.5 kilos @ £68.50 each.
A small number of Spring lambs sold to £118 for 25 kilos. Main demand sold from 485p to 510p per kilo for 20 kilos @ £102 each.
Good quality ewes sold from £75 to £96 each with 2nd quality ewes from £50 to £68 each.
Ewes and Lambs sold readily with good quality doubles to £192 each. Main demand selling from £150 to £190 each. Singles selling from £110 to £152 each.
Portadown farmer : 26k £104.50 402p : Armagh farmer : 25k £100 400p : Poyntzpass farmer : 24k £95 396p : Waringstown farmer : 24k £95 396p : Tandragee farmer : 24k £95 396p : Portadown farmer : 24k £95 396p : Killylea farmer : 24k £94.80 395p : Cullyhanna farmer : 27k £106.20 393p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 24k £94 392p : Loughgilly farmer : 24k £94 392p : Castlewellan farmer : 24k £93 388p
Armagh farmer : 23k £92 400p : Armagh farmer : 23k £91.80 399p : Markethill farmer : 21k £83.80 399p : Armagh farmer : 23k £91.20 397p : Aughnacloy farmer : 23k £90.50 393p : Loughgall farmer : 23.5k £92 391p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 22.5k £87.50 389p : Ballygawley farmer : 23.5k £91 387p : Loughgall farmer : 23k £89 387p : Madden farmer : 21.5k £83 386p ; Armagh farmer : 21k £81 386p
Keady farmer : 18.5k £68.50 370p ; Katesbridge farmer ; 17k £62.50 368p : Loughgall farmer : 17k £62.20 366p : Poyntzpass farmer : 16.5k £58 352p ; Lislea farmer : 15k £52.50 350p : Newry farmer : 17k £59 347p ; Aughnacloy farmer : 18.5k £60 324p : Armagh farmer : 17k £55 323p