Sharp trade for all weights of lambs at Massereene

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A big entry of top quality lambs met a sharper trade for all weights, at Monday’s sales.

Lightweights selling from 335 to 364p for a pen of Texels 22kg at 80. Heavy lambs sold from 80 to 86 per head.

Prices: Ballymena producer 14 lambs 22kg at 80 = 364p. Moorfields producer 10 lambs 21kg at 76 = 362p. Ballyclare producer 7 lambs 22kg at 78 = 355p. Antrim producer 61 lambs 22.5kg at 79 = 351p. Randalstown producer 2 lambs 18.5kg at 64.50 = 349p. Tobermore producer 14 lambs 24kg at 83.50 = 348p. Dundrod producer 15 lambs 24.5kg at 84.50 = 345p. Randalstown producer 12 lambs 22kg at 75.50 = 343p. Doagh producer 11 lambs 24kg at 82 = 342p. Glenavy producer 20 lambs 21.5kg at 73.50 = 342p. Carrickfergus producer 4 lambs 24kg at 82 = 342p. Ballymena producer 8 lambs 23kg at 78.50 = 341p. Glenavy producer 5 lambs 19.5kg at 66.50 = 341p. Ballycarry producer 9 lambs 22kg at 75 = 341p. Templepatrick producer 10 lambs 21kg at 72 = 343p. Animi producer 11 lambs 23kg at 78.50 = 341p. Ballinderry producer 42 lambs 24.5kg at 83 = 339p. Maghera producer 24 lambs 22kg at 74.50 = 339p. Kells producer 46 lambs 22kg at 74.50 = 339p. Crumlin producer 5 lambs 24kg at 81.50 = 339p. Glenavy producer 8 lambs 21.5kg at 72.50 = 337p. Ballinderry producer 14 lambs 22kg at 74 = 336p. Carnlough producer 16 lambs 23.5kg at 79 = 336p. Parkgate producer 3 lambs 24.5kg at 82 = 335p. Dundrod producer 32 lambs 24.5kg at 82 = 335p.

HEAVY LAMBS: Larne producer 11 lambs 26kg at 86. Aughafatten producer 18 lambs 25.5kg at 85. Larne producer 2 lambs 28kg at 85. Crumlin producer 9 lambs 29kg at 85. Carnlough producer 30 lambs 26kg at 84. Crumlin producer 15 lambs 26kg at 84. Randalstown 26 lambs 26kg at 84. Crumlin producer 28 lambs 26kg at 83. Antrim producer 14 lambs 26kg at 83. Doagh producer 25 lambs 26kg at 82.50. Carnlough producer 50 lambs 26kg at 82.75. Ballycastle producer 24 lambs 25kg at 82. Larne producer 12 lambs 25kg at 82.

In the cast ewe ring larger numbers forward, with a slight improvement in trade, Ballymena producer single Texel at 92. Larne producer 4 Texels at 90. Lurgan producer 14 Texels at 88. Crumlin producer 10 Texels at 88. Ballinderry producer 17 Suffolks at 80. Armoy producer 7 Charollais at 80. Glenarm producer 3 Dh at 77. Crumlin producer 12 Suffolks at 75.