Entry of 1400 sheep at Markethill sell to a firm trade

Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.
Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland Thursday 16nd March 2017 Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye � Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar. Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s. The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

An entry of 1400 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 2nd March sold in another very firm demand for fat hoggets and cull ewes.

Heavy hoggets sold to 372p per kilo for 24.6 kilos at £91.50 each. All good quality pens sold from 350p to 367p per kilo. Most pens sold from £90 to £95.50 each. In all, 450 heavy hoggets averaged 26.1 kilos at £91.60 each (351).

Middleweight hoggets sold to 398p per kilo for 20.9 kilos at £83.20 each and for 23kilos at £91.50 each. All good quality pens sold from 355p to 382p per kilo.

Good quality cull ewes sold from £75 to £90 each with plainer ewes from £48 to £70 each.

A full yard of ewes and lambs sold in a slightly quieter demand. Good quality doubles sold from £160 to £200 each. Singles sold from £120 to £158 each.

HEAVY HOGGETS

Newtownhamilton farmer: 24.6k £91.50 372p: Collone farmer: 24k £88 367p: Keady farmer: 24.3k £88.80 365p: Tassagh farmer: 25.8k £93.80 364p: Newry farmer: 25.6k £93 363p: Dungannon farmer: 25k £91 363p: Armagh farmer: 24.9k £90 362p: Richhill farmer: 25k £90 360p: Clare farmer: 24.9k £89.50 359p: Richhill farmer: 25k £90 359p: Loughgilly farmer: 26.5k £94.50 357p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HOGGETS

Loughbrickland farmer: 20.9k £83.20 398p: Moy farmer: 23k £91.50 398p: Annalong farmer: 22.9k £87.50 382p: Mowhan farmer: 23.4k £89.20 381p: Loughbrickland farmer: 21.4k £80.80 378p: Newtownhamilton farmer: 23.5k £88.50 377p: Markethill farmer: 23.5k £87.80 374p: Armagh farmer: 23.3k £87 373p: Poyntzpass farmer: 21.5k £80 372p: Armagh farmer: 20.5k £75.80 370p.