Markethill Mart: Very firm trade for all types of sheep

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 1,950 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 22nd March sold in a very firm trade for all sheep.

Heavy hoggets sold steadily from £87 to £90 each with several pens selling from £90.50 to £92.50 each.

All suitable heavy hoggets sold from 340p to a top of 378p per kilo for 24 kilos at £90.80 each. In all, 780 heavy hoggets averaged 27.2 kilos at £90 each.

Good quality middleweight hoggets sold to 384p per kilo for 23 hoggets weighing 23.3 kilos at £89.50 each.

All suitable pens from 350p to 383p per kilo.

Over 400 cull ewes sold in a noticeably firmer trade.

Good quality ewes reached £112 each with all suitable ewes from £90 to £106 each.

Second quality ewes sold from £60 to £80 each.

A full yard of breeding sheep continued to sell in a firm trade.

Good quality doubles sold to £250 with several more outfits from £190 to £238 each.

Singles sold to £160 with the main demand from £130 to £150 each.

HEAVY HOGGETS: Tynan farmer: 24k, £90.80, 378p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 24.3k, £89.20, 367p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 25k, £90.80, 363p; Dungannon farmer: 24.9k, £89.50, 359p; Loughgilly farmer: 24k, £85.50, 356p; Tynan farmer: 25k, £89, 355p; Glenanne farmer: 24.7k, £87, 352p; Newtownhamilton farmer: 25.7k, £89.80, 349p; Armagh farmer: 25.8k, £89.20, 346p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT HOGGETS: Keady farmer: 23.3k, £89.50, 384p; Lurgan farmer: 23.2k, £88.80, 383p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 23k, £86.80, 378p; Lurgan farmer: 22.9k, £86, 376p; Hamiltonsbawn farmer: 22.8k, £85, 373p; Belleeks farmer: 23.5k, £86.80, 369p; Belleeks farmer: 22.9k, £83.80, 366p; Ballykelly farmer: 22.9k, £83.20, 363p; Portadown farmer: 23.5k, £85, 362p.