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Steady trade in sheep at Markethill

An entry of 820 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday, March 27 sold in a steady trade.

Heavy hoggets sold to £104.50 each. All good quality pens sold from 375p to 398p per kilo for 24 kilos @ £95.50 each. A total of 270 heavy hoggets averaged 26.2 kilos @ £97.17 each (371p)

160 Middleweights were presented and sold from 389p to 404p per kilo for 22 kilos @ £88.80 each.

90 stores were presented, selling from 379p to 438p per kilo for 16k @ £70 each.

The unseasonal weather resulted in a small number of Spring lambs topping at £140 for 25 kilos.

A large entry of ewes sold from £79 to £95 for good quality, with 2nd quality ewes from £50 to £78 each.

A good entry of fat rams sold from £86 to £155 each.

Ewes and lambs sold readily with good quality doubles to £195. Main demand selling from £150 to £190 each. Singles selling from £100 to £160 each.

HEAVY HOGGETS

Jerrettspass farmer : 24k £95.50 398p : Poyntzpass farmer : 25k £99 396p : Markethill farmer : 25k £97.50 390p : Tynan farmer : 25k £97.50 390p : Newry farmer : 25.5k £99 388p : Tandragee farmer : 25.5k £99 388p : Newtownhamilton farmer : 25k £97 388p :Newtown farmer : 25k £95 380p : Cookstown farmer : 26k £98 379p : Tandragee farmer : 26k £98 377p

MIDDLEWEIGHTS

Lurgan farmer : 22k £88.80 404p : Armagh farmer : 23k £91.50 398p : Milford farmer : 21.5k £85.50 398p : Richhill farmer : 22.5k £89 395p : Middletown farmer : 21k £83 395p : Armagh farmer : 23.5k £92 391p : Keady  farmer : 20k £77.80 389p :

STORES

Newry farmer : 16k £70 438p : Cullyhanna farmer : 19k £75 395p : Lisnaskea farmer : 19k £74.50 392p : Armagh farmer : 18.5k £71.20 385p : Keady farmer ; 18k £68.80 382p : Portadown farmer : 17k £64.80 381p : Tandragee farmer : 19k £72 379p : Armagh farmer : 19k £72 379p

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