Entry of 1180 sheep at Markethill

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 1180 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday sold in an easier trade for lambs with cull ewes and breeding sheep maintaining a firm trade.

The 680 lambs returned a complete clearance. Light lambs sold to 352p per kilo for 21kilos @ £74 each. Main demand sold from 335p to 343p per kilo.

Heavy lambs sold from £77 to £82 each with a top of £89.50 each. Top rate of 344p was paid for 26kilos @ £89 each. Main demand sold from 310p to 321p per kilo.

The 270 cull ewes sold readily with good quality pens selling from £70 to £99 each with plainer ewes from £50 to £65 each.

Another large turnout of ewes & lambs sold in a strong trade. Doubles sold from £150 to £170 each. Good quality singles sold from £130 to £168 each.

LIGHT LAMBS: Dromore farmer 21k £74 352p. Armagh farmer 22.3k £76.50 343p. Crossmaglen farmer 21k £72 343p. Armagh farmer 21.7k £74.70 343p. Belleeks farmer 22.4k £76.50 342p. Loughbrickland farmer 21.4k £73 341p. Markethill farmer 21.7k £74 341p. Mountnorris farmer 21.7k £74 341p.

HEAVY LAMBS: Banbridge farmer 26k £89.50 344p. Newtownhamilton farmer 24k £77 321p. Glenanne farmer 24k £77 320p. Portadown farmer 25k £80 318p. Armagh farmer 24.2k £77 317p. Armagh farmer 24.4k £76 311p. Killeavy farmer 25.8k £80 310p.