Tremendous trade for all types of sheep at Massereene

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A seasonal entry of spring lambs, hoggets and cast ewes met a tremendous trade at Monday’s sales.

New season lambs sold from 410p to 459p per kg paid for a pen of Texels 22kg at 101, hoggets sold from 370p to 410p per kg for a pen of Texels 22kg at 90.

Heavy lots sold from 95 to 99 per head, cast ewes sold up to 134 per head for Texels Charollais to 129, Suffolks to 126, fat rams to 126.

LAMB PRICES: Ballyutoag producer 3 lambs 22kg at 101 = 459p. Crumlin producer 4 lambs 20kg at 90 = 450p. Templepatrick producer 6 lambs 22kg at 98 = 445p. Ballyutoag producer 6 lambs 23.5kg at 102 = 434p. Doagh producer 8 lambs 19.5kg at 84 = 431p. Stoneyford producer 2 lambs 19kg at 81 = 426p. Doagh producer 5 lambs 22kg at 92 = 418p. Stoneyford producer 6 lambs 21kg at 86 = 410p. Randalstown producer 7 lambs 23.5kg at 96 = 409p.

HOGGET PRICES: Comber producer 22 hoggets 22kg at 90 = 410p. Crumlin producer 14 hoggets 24kg at 95.50= 398p. Crumlin producer 3 hoggets 23.5kg at 93.50 = 398p. Ballyclare producer 30 hoggets 24.5kg at 97.50 = 398p. Ballymena producer 20 hoggets 22.5kg at 87.50 = 389p. Ballynure producer 26 hoggets 23kg at 89.50 = 389p. Carnlough producer 34 hoggets 21kg at 81.50 = 388p. Crumlin producer 10 hoggets 25kg at 95.50 = 382p. Crumlin producer 8 hoggets 25kg at 95.50 = 382p. Ballymena producer 5 hoggets 23kg at 87.50 = 380p. Larne producer 12 hoggets 23.5kg at 88.50 = 377p. Portaferry producer 40 hoggets 22kg at 83 = 377p. Ballymena producer 42 hoggets 25kg at 93.50 = 374p. Cookstown producer 34 hoggets 25kg at 93 = 372p. Aghalee producer 9 hoggets 25.5kg at 95 = 372p.

HEAVY HOGGETS: Kells producer 22 hoggets 30kg at 99. Aghalee producer 16 hoggets 30kg at 97. Larne producer 6 hoggets 30kg at 96. Bellaghy producer 3 hoggets 30kg at 96. Moira producer 10 hoggets 26kg at 96. Ballinderry producer 30 hoggets 30kg at 95. Randalstown producer 2 hoggets 26kg at 95. Crumlin producer 7 hoggets 26kg at 95. Lisburn producer 13 hoggets 27kg t 95.

CAST EWES: Antrim producer single Texel at 134. Moira producer 7 Texels at 129. Kells producer 6 Charollais at 129. Ballyclare producer single Texel at 115. Lurgan producer 4 Suffolks at 126. Antrim producer single Suffolk at 115. Templepatrick producer single Suffolk at 115. Ballymoney producer 4 Suffolks at 117.