Trade for hoggets continues to improve at Massereene Mart

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Trade for all classes and weights of hoggets continued to improve at Monday’s prime sheep sales.

Lightweight hoggets selling from 390p to 440p paid for a pen of Dorsets 20kg at £88.

Heavy lots selling from £95 to £104 per head.

Cast ewes a slightly better trade selling up to £95 for a pen of Suffolks.

Prices: Doagh producer 4 hoggets 20kg at £88 = 440p. Antrim producer 20 hoggets 21kg at £90.50 = 431p. Magherafelt producer 20 hoggets 21kg at £89 = 425p. Comber producer 30 hoggets 22kg at £92.50 = 420p. Templepatrick producer 15 hoggets 23.5kg at £99 = 421p. Randalstown producer 5 hoggets 22.5kg at £94 = 418p. Islandmagee producer 5 hoggets 23kg at £96 = 417p. Randalstown producer 8 hoggets 22kg at £92 = 418p. Dundrod producer 20 hoggets 22kg at £91 = 414p. Ballycarry producer 3 hoggets 23kg at £95 = 413p. Antrim producer 30 hoggets 20kg at £82.50 = 412p. Randalstown producer 10 hoggets 22kg at £90 = 409p. Islandmagee producer 10 hoggets 25kg at £102 = 408p. Ballyclare producer 23 hoggets 21.5kg at £87 = 405p. Aghalee producer 58 hoggets 23.5kg at £94.50 = 402p. Templepatrick producer 20 hoggets 24kg at £97 = 404p. Ahoghill producer 13 hoggets 22.5kg at £90 = 400p. Glenarm producer 7 hoggets 25kg at £99 = 396p. Glenarm producer 45 hoggets 24kg at £95 = 396p. Randalstown producer 4 hoggets 24kg at £95 = 396p. Carrickfergus producer 14 hoggets 21.5kg at £85 = 395p. Moira producer 7 hoggets 24kg at £94.50 = 394p. Carnlough producer 50 hoggets 25.5kg at £100 = 392p. Larne producer 2 hoggets 23kg at £90 = 391p. Ballycarry producer 6 hoggets 25kg at £97.50 = 390p.

HEAVY HOGGETS: Crumlin producer 12 hoggets 27kg at £104. Dundrod producer 54 hoggets 26kg at £103. Killinchy producer 29 hoggets 26kg at £102. Antrim producer 20 hoggets 30kg at £101. Ballywalter producer 11 hoggets 29kg at £100. Kircubbin producer 25 hoggets 28kg at £100. Newtownards producer 42 hoggets 26kg at £100. Crumlin producer 41 hoggets 25.5kg at £98. Ballynahinch producer 20 hoggets 25kg at £98. Gracehill producer 5 hoggets 25kg at £97. Ballyutoag producer 18 hoggets 25kg at £97. Crumlin producer 61 hoggets 25kg at £96.50. Dundrod producer 45 hoggets 24.5kg at £96.50. Larne producer 2 hoggets 25kg at £96. Randalstown producer 20 hoggets 24.5kg at £95. Cairncastle producer 11 hoggets 24.5kg at £95. Dundrod producer 30 hoggets 24kg at £95.

CAST EWES: Ballywalter producer 4 Suffolks at £95. Cookstown producer 7 Suffolks at £90. Ballywalter producer 2 Suffolks at £87. Crumlin producer 3 Cheviot at £85. Raloo producer 3 Suffolks at £85. Larne producer 7 Charollais at £85. Antrim producer 2 Suffolks at £84. Doagh producer single Dorset at £84. Glenavy producer 3 Suffolks at £80. Ballycarry producer 10 Suffolks at £80. Comber producer 7 Mules at £80. Larne producer 7 Mules at £79. Glenarm producer 22 Blackface at £54. Rasharkin producer 17 Blackface at £50.