Steady trade for hoggets at Massereene Mart

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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With numbers of hoggets now starting to reduce in number at Massereene Mart, lightweight hoggets met a superb trade selling from 360 to 400p paid for a pen of Texels 22kg at £88.

Heavier lots remained a steady trade selling from £90 to £94 per head.

A good entry of cast ewes met a stronger demand with Texels selling up to £118 and Suffolks to £113.

Prices: Glenarm producer 12 hoggets 22kg at £88 = 400p. Carnlough producer 21 hoggets 23kg at £91 = 396p. Glenarm producer 7 hoggets 22kg at £87 = 395p. Glenarm producer 3 hoggets 22kg at £87 = 395p. Toomebridge producer 6 hoggets 22kg at £86.50 = 393p. Dromore producer 20 hoggets 19kg at £74 = 389p. Ballymena producer 40 hoggets 20.5kg at £79.50 = 388p. Portaferry producer 30 hoggets 22kg at £84.50 = 385p. Ballymena producer 29 hoggets 23kg at £88 = 382p. Antrim producer 16 hoggets 21kg at £80 = 381p. Ballymena producer 19 hoggets 22kg at £83.50 = 380p. Ballinderry producer 20 hoggets 23.5kg at £88 = 374p. Carnlough producer 102 hoggets 23.5kg at £88 = 374p. Glenavy producer 3 hoggets 21.5kg at £80 = 372p. Lurgan producer 16 hoggets 23.5kg at £87.50 = 372p. Cookstown producer 36 hoggets 23kg at £85 = 370p. Crumlin producer 23 hoggets 22kg at £81.50 = 370p. Crumlin producer 3 hoggets 21kg at £77.50 = 369p. Crumlin producer 15 hoggets 24kg at £88 = 367p. Carnlough producer 31 hoggets 20.5kg at £75 = 366p. Crumlin producer 3 hoggets 21.5kg at £78 = 363p. Ballyclare producer 25 hoggets 24kg at £86.50 = 360p.

Heavy hoggets: Dromore producer 6 hoggets 27kg at £94. Ballywalter producer 9 hoggets 26kg at £93. Crumlin producer 26 hoggets 30kg at £92. Glenavy producer 3 hoggets 26kg at £92. Ballinderry producer 4 hoggets 25kg at £91.50. Kircubbin producer 10 hoggets 29kg at £91. Doagh producer 37 hoggets 30kg at £91. Ballinderry producer 2 hoggets 25kg at £90. Crumlin producer 20 hoggets 27kg at £90. Randalstown producer 22 hoggets 27kg at £90. Banbridge producer 34 hoggets 25kg at £90. Portadown producer 26 hoggets 25kg at £90. Kircubbin producer 22 hoggets 26kg at £89.50.

CAST EWES: Moira producer single Texel at £118. Greyabbey producer 4 Texels at £115. Ligoniel producer 5 Suffolks at £113. Dromore producer 5 Suffolks at £110. Cookstown producer 5 Texels at £95. Kells producer single Rouge at £94. Cookstown producer 10 Suffolks at £94. Hannahstown producer single Texel at £92. Lurgan producer 7 Charollais at £92. Ballinderry producer 2 Suffolks at £90. Ballinderry producer 7 Suffolks at £90. Carrickfergus producer 10 Suffolks at £90.