Strong demand remains for hoggets at Massereene Mart

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Another good entry of prime hoggets and cast ewes on offer at Monday’s sales at Massereene.

Lightweights continued to met a strong demand selling from 355p to 390p. with heavy sheep an easier trade, selling from £89 to £93 head.

Prices: Doagh producer 8 hoggets 21kg at £82 = 390p. Lurgan producer 20 hoggets 23kg at £88.50 = 385p. Dromore producer 26 hoggets 22kg at £84.50 = 384p. Ballymena producer 24 hoggets 21kg at £80 = 381p. Ballymena producer 50 hoggets 21kg at £80 = 381p. Crumlin producer 6 hoggets 18.5kg at £70 = 378p. Glenavy producer 5 hoggets 24kg at £90 = 375p. Cookstown producer 35 hoggets 23kg at £86 = 374p. Crumlin producer 20 hoggets 22.5kg at £84 = 373p. Carnlough producer 100 hoggets 23kg at £85.50 = 372p. Kells producer 8 hoggets 23.5kg at £87 = 370p. Ballyclare producer 9 hoggets 23.5kg at £87 = 370p. Larne producer 2 hoggets 24.5kg at £90 = 367p. Antrim producer 70 hoggets 22kg at £80.50 = 367p. Antrim producer 16 hoggets 23.5kg at £86 = 366p. Ballymena producer 33 hoggets 20.5kg at £75 = 366p. Portadown producer 40 hoggets 23.5kg at £86 = 366p. Randalstown producer 9 hoggets 24kg at £87 = 363p. Whitehead producer 28 hoggets 23.5kg at £85 = 362p. Carrickfergus producer 20 hoggets 23.5kg at £85 = 362p. Crumlin producer 20 hoggets 25.5kg at £92.50. Broughshane producer 33 hoggets 22.5kg at £81 = 360p. Randalstown producer 10 hoggets 23kg at £82.50 = 359p. Crumlin producer 24 hoggets 21.5kg at 77 = 358p. Portadown producer 16 hoggets 24kg at £86 = 358p. Antrim producer 12 hoggets 24.5kg at £87.50 = 357p. Larne producer 4 hoggets 22.5kg at £80 = 356p. Dunadry producer 17 hoggets 23.5kg at £83.50 = 355p.

HEAVY HOGGETS: Magherafelt Producer 26 hoggets 26kg at £93. Cookstown producer 2 hoggets 27kg at £92. Aghalee producer 22 hoggets 27kg at £91. Larne producer 36 hoggets 27kg at £91. Crumlin producer 26 hoggets 26kg at £90. Crumlin producer 17 hoggets 26kg at £90. Crumlin producer 16 hoggets 29kg at £90. Aghalee producer 29 hoggets 26kg at £90. Hillsborough producer 8 hoggets 29kg at £90. Randalstown producer 6 hoggets 25.5kg at £89.50. Crumlin producer 9 hoggets 25kg at £89.50. Toomebridge producer 52 hoggets 25kg at 89. Larne producer 30 hoggets 27kg at £89. Ballymena producer 7 hoggets 25kg at £89. Crumlin producer 36 hoggets 26.5kg at £89. Comber producer 22 hoggets 28kg at 89. Crumlin producer 25 hoggets 27kg at £89.

An improved trade in the cast ewe ring this week for all breeds: Cookstown producer single Texel at £113. Antrim producer 2 Texels at £109. Ballyclare producer single Texel at £108. Cookstown producer 2 Suffolks at £105. Hillsborough producer 5 Suffolks at £99. Ballyutoag producer 4 Suffolks at £95. Hillsborough producer single Texel ram at £97. Ahoghill producer 3 Texels at £93. Crumlin producer single Texel at £90. Dungannon producer 6 Suffolks at £90.