Improving trade for 1300 sheep at Markethill

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.

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An entry of 1300 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday sold in an improving trade.

Store lambs sold to a top price of £71 for 14.7kilos (483). Middleweights sold to £82 for 22.5kilos (364). Heavy lambs topped at £88 for 24.5kilos (359).

Cull ewes sold to £106 each. Main demand sold from £60 to £98 each with plainer ewes from £37 to £59 each.

HEAVY LAMBS: Markethill farmer 24.5k £88 359p; Mayobridge farmer 24k £81 335p; Moira farmer 24.9k £83 333p; Cullyhanna farmer 25k £83.20 333p; Loughbrickland farmer 24.3k £80.80 333p; Coagh farmer 24k £79.50 331p

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Markethill farmer 22.5k £82 364p; Banbridge farmer 21.8k £76.20 350p; Portadown farmer 21.4k £74.20 347p; Newtownhamilton farmer 22k £76 345p; Dungannon farmer 22k £76 345p; Loughbrickland farmer 22k £76 345p; Banbridge farmer 21.3k £73.50 345p; Richhill farmer 21.2k £73 344p

STORES: Armagh farmer 14.7k £71 483p; Draperstown farmer 13.5k £58 430p; Rostrevor farmer 16.6k £70 422p; Draperstown farmer 16k £65.50 410p; Hilltown farmer 13.5k £54 400p