MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 04-02-21
An entry of 1100 sheep in Markethill on Wed 3rd February returned a firmer trade for hoggets. Ewe trade and breeding stock sold in a steady demand.
An entry of 750 hoggets sold in a firmer demand with heavy hoggets selling steadily from £120 to £127 each paid for 18 hoggets 26.2kilos 485p per kilo for a Tandragee farmer. Main demand for good quality pens from 480p to 517p for 24kilos @ £124 each from a Dungannon farmer followed by 506p per kilo for 24.1kilos @ £122 from a Richhill producer. The entire entry of 400 heavy hoggets averaged 26.5 kilos @ £123.20 465p per kilo.
Good quality middleweights sold from 500p to 528p per kilo for 20kilos @ £105.50 each from a Dromara farmer followed by 523p per kilo for 22kilos @ £115 from a Kilkeel producer. Horned hoggets sold to a top of 494p per kilo for 23.9kilos @ £118 each and for 23.8kilos @ £117.50 for a Tandragee producer.
Good quality stores sold from 500p to 583p per kilo for 18kilos @ £105 each from a Castlewellan farmer followed by 547p per kilo for 17.9kilos @ £98 each from an Aughnacloy producer.
Cull ewes sold from £90 to £126 each. Poor quality ewes from £60 to £80 each.
A full yard of ewes & lambs returned an excellent demand with good quality doubles to £300 each followed by £290, £285 & £280 each. Main demand from £240 to £275 each. Singles to £245 each with all good quality singles from £170 to £240 each.
“Special Entry Wed 10th Feb :- “60” suff/chev X & suff/ texel X ewes(mostly 2&3 y.o) with strong lambs at foot for Co. Antrim farmer”.
Dungannon farmer : 24k £124 516p : Richhill seller : 24.1k £122 506p : Poyntzpass farmer : 24.3k £123 506p : Armagh farmer : 25k £126.50 506p : Portadown seller : 24.5k £123 506p : Keady farmer : 24.4k £122 500p : Jerrettspass producer : 24.4k £121 496p : Tandragee seller : 25.2k £124 492p :
Dromara producer : 20k £105.50 528p : Kilkeel seller : 22k £115 523p : Glenanne farmer : 22k £115 523p : Richhill seller : 21.5k £111.50 519p : Markethill seller : 21.8k £113 518p : Keady farmer : 21k £108 514p : Armagh seller : 23k £118 513p : Markethill farmer : 21.3k £109 512p
Castlewellan producer : 18k £105 583p : Aughnacloy farmer : 17.9k £98 547p : Benburb seller : 17k £92 541p : Benburb seller : 17.1k £92 538p : Armagh farmer : 17k £90 529p : Markethill seller : 18.4k £96 522p : Markethill farmer : 19.8k £103 520p.