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.

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.