MARKETHILL LIVESTOCK SHEEP SALE REPORT 18-02-21
An entry of 1150 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 17th February sold in a noticeably firmer trade for fat hoggets and ewes & lambs. Cull ewe trade was steady.
The 750 hoggets sold in exceptionally strong trade with good quality heavy hoggets selling from £125 to £132 each with top quality pens selling from 500p to 538p per kilo for 24k @ £129 each for a Warringstown farmer followed by 537p for 24.2k @ £130 each from a Markethill farmer. A total of 16 pens sold from £129 to £132 each.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold to a top of 557p per kilo for 23k @ £128 each from a Newtownhamilton farmer followed by 553p per kilo for 23.7k @ £131 each from a Mullabawn producer. Horned hoggets sold to 537p per kilo for 23.2k @ £124.50 from a Portadown producer. Main demand for good quality middleweights sold from 520p to 545p per kilo.
Good quality stores sold from 510p to 565p per kilo for 17k @ £96 each from a Mullabawn farmer.
Cull ewes sold from £90 to £122 each. Plainer ewes sold from £70 to £85 each.
A full yard of ewes & lambs returned an excellent demand with doubles selling to a top of £295 each from an Augher producer. The same owner received £290, £285 & £280 for other outfits. Main demand for doubles from £240 to £280 each. Singles sold to a top of £255 each from a Castlederg producer. Main demand for good quality singles sold from £190 to £240 each.
Warringstown farmer: 24k £129 538p : Markethill farmer : 24.2k £130 537p : Cullyhanna seller : 25k £129 516p : Tandragee producer : 25.3k £129 510p : Tandragee seller ; 25.7k £131 510p : Bessbrook farmer : 24.4k £124 508p : Whitecross farmer : 24.8k £126 508p : Mullaghbawn farmer : 24.5k £124 506p :
Newtownhamilton producer : 23k £128 557p : Mullaghbawn seller : 23.7k £131 553p : Poyntzpass producer : 20.8k £114 548p : Tandragee producer : 23.5k £128.50 547p : Poyntzpass seller : 22.9k £124.50 544p : Portadown seller : 23.3k £124.50 537p : Loughgall farmer : 23.4k £124.50 532p : Mountnorris producer : 23.4k £124.50 532p : Dungannon seller : 23.6k £125 530p
Mullaghbawn farmer : 17k £96 565p : Dungannon producer : 16.5k £92 558p : Portadown seller : 16k £89 556p : Tullyvallen farmer : 17.5k £97 554p : Glenanne producer : 16.4k £89.50 546p : Kilkeel producer : 19.7k £107 543p : Castlewellan producer : 19k £103 542p ; Mountnorris producer : 19.1k £102 534p