• Date: 13/01/2021
  • Type: Sheep

  • Town: Markethill (Co. Armagh)
  • Address: Markethill Livestock & Farm Sales 12 Cladymilltown Road, Markethill County Armagh
  • Webpage: Markethill Mart

13/01/2021 - Markethill Sheep Mart Report


An entry of 1650 sheep in Markethill on Wednesday 13 th January sold in probably the best ever trade seen at the
Fat hoggets returned an exceptionally strong demand with good quality heavy hoggets selling from 500p – 538p/k
paid for 24k at £129 from a Portadown farmer, followed by 533p/k for 24.4k at £130 each. The entire entry of 690
heavy hoggets averaged 25.8k at £129.20 each, 501p/k. A total of 28 pens sold in excess of £130 each to a top of
£135 each.
Good quality midweight hoggets sold from 530 – 577p/k for 22k at £127 from a Cullyhanna farmer, followed by
568p/k for 22.7k at £129 from a Rathfriland producer. The entire entry of 450 midweight hoggets averaged 22.2k at
£119.50 each 538p/k.
Good quality store lambs from 500 -588p/k for 17k at £100 from a Cullyhanna farmer, followed by 553p/k for 15k at
£83 from a Hilltown farmer.
The 180 cull ewes sold to a top of £174. Main demand for fleshed ewes from £110 to £153, with poor quality ewes
from £70 to £100 each.
A special entry of 70 ewes with lambs at foot from a Portadown farmer returned a very strong trade with doubles
selling to £360, £350 and £345 with a total of 25 outfits selling in excess of £300 each and a further 18 outfits selling
from £250 to £295 each.
Breeding sales continue each week in ring 2 starting at 7.30 pm. All buyers must pre-book.
Portadown producer 22.2k £119.50 538p/k: 24k £129 538p/k: Poyntzpass producer 24.4k £130 533p/k: Collone
producer 25k £133 532p/k: Keady producer 24.3k £128 527p/k: Magheralin producer 24.4k £128.50 527p/k:
Hamiltonsbawn producer 24.4k £128 525p/k: Tandragee producer 24.9k £130.50 524p/k: Aughnacloy producer
25.4k £132 520p/k:
Cullyhanna producer 22k £127 577p/k: Rathfriland producer 22.7k £129 568p/k: Portadown producer 20k £113
565p/k: Middletown producer 22.4k £125.50 560p/k: Keady producer 22.9k £128 559p/k: Dromore producer 22.8k
£127 557p/k: Markethill producer 23k £127 552p/k: Ballynahinch producer 22.9k £125 546p/k: Portadown producer
23k £125.50 546p/k:
Cullyhanna producer 17k £100 588p/k: Hilltown producer 15k £83 553p/k: Armagh producer 16.8k £91.50 545p/k:
Dungannon producer 18.4k £99.50 541p/k: Scarva producer 19k £102 537p/k: Poyntzpass producer 18k £96 533p/k:
Armagh producer 19.1k £101 529p/k:

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