Stronger demand for sheep at Massereene

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A stronger demand for all weights of hoggets and cast ewes at Monday’s sales, lightweight hoggets selling from 310p to 340p per kg for a pen of Charollais 21kg at 71.50, heavy hoggets selling from 80 to 85 per head, all hoggets sold to average £78 per head.

In the cast ewe ring Texels sold up to £106, Charollais top £90, Suffolks to £88.

LAMB PRICES: Ballinderry producer 16 hoggets 21kg at 71.50 = 340p. Crumlin producer 13 hoggets 22.5kg at 75 = 333p. Crumlin producer 11 hoggets 22.5kg at 75 = 333p. Kells producer 41 hoggets 22.5kg at 74 = 329p. Hannahstown producer 10 hoggets 22.5kg at 74 = 329p. Ballycarry producer 12 hoggets 23kg at 75 = 326p. Larne producer 5 hoggets 23.5kg at 76.50 = 326p. Doagh producer 12 hoggets 23kg at 75 = 326p. Whitehead producer 30 hoggets 23kg at 74.50 = 324p. Crumlin producer 12 hoggets 23kg at 74 = 322p. Randalstown producer 14 hoggets 23.5kg at 76 = 323p. Crumlin producer 45 hoggets 24.5kg at 79 = 322p. Parkgate producer 17 hoggets 24kg at 76.50 = 319p. Dundrod producer 20 hoggets 24kg at 76.50 = 319p. Antrim producer 8 hoggets 23.5kg at 74.50 = 317p. Lurgan producer 44 hoggets 25kg at 79 = 316p. Ballymena producer 40 hoggets 19kg at 60 = 316p. Doagh producer 4 hoggets 22kg at 69 = 314p. Larne producer 2 hoggets 22.5kg at 70 = 311p. Antrim producer 24 hoggets 21kg at 65. = 310p.

HEAVY HOGGETS: Antrim producer 11 hoggets 29kg at 85. Newtownards 23 hoggets 29kg at 85. Ballynahinch producer 40 hoggets 28kg at 84.50. Ballymena producer 20 hoggets 30kg at 84. Lisburn producer 39 hoggets 27kg at 83. Ballinderry producer 35 hoggets 28kg at 83. Moira producer 30 hoggets 30kg at 83. Hannahsown producer 2 hoggets 30kg at 82. Crumlin producer 24 hoggets 27kg at 82.50. Ballinderry producer 20 hoggets 30kg at 82. Crumlin producer 18 hoggets 26kg at 81. Ballywalter producer 32 hoggets 25kg at 81. Portadown producer 16 hoggets 25kg at 80.

CAST EWES: Hannahstown producer 7 Texels at 106. Lisburn producer 5 Charollais at 90. Dromore producer 7 Suffolks at 88. Dromore producer 7 Texels at 88. Antrim producer 7 Suffolks at 84. Antrim producer 4 Suffolks at 81. Dromore producer 7 Charollais at 82. Crumlin producer 6 Suffolks at 82.