310 beef cattle sell rapidly to £2 per kg for a 590kg at Ballymena

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310 beef cattle sold rapidly to £2 per kg for a 590kg. Prime Lim heifers, prime steers to 199 pence for a 500kg Lim, heavy females over 36 months sold to 168 pence for a 800kg AA.

Friesians sold to 121 pence for 690kg. Prime Friesian steers to 159 pence for 550kgs.

Beef cows sold to: WJ Dickson, Downpatrick AA 800kg £1344 (168), Norman Blair, Limavady Blonde 760kg £1231 (162), S Jackson, Bellaghy Lim 690kg £1104 (160), Norman Blair Lim 610kg £963 (158), J McQuiston, Ballymoney Char 450kg £697 (155), Charles McDonnell, Armoy Sim 680kg £1026 (151), John McLaughlin, Bushmills Char 780kg £1154 (148), WJ Dickson Char 800kg £1168 (146), E Logan, Ahoghill Lim 610kg £890 (146), WJ Dickson Char 700kg £1008 (144), David Hutchinson, Moneymore Here 710kg £1022 (144), S Calvin, Macosquin BB 760kg £1048 (138), T and S Reid, Crumlin Lim 740kg £1021 (138), Lim 700kg £959 (137), Brian A Mullan, Ringsend AA 640kg £870 (136), AA 530kg £720 (136), local farmer Lim 740kg £1006 (136), W and M Orr, Ballycastle Lim 610kg £823 (135), D Hume, Randalstown Lim 710kg £958 (135), WJ Marshall, Lim 710kg £951 (134), WJ Dickson Char 910kg £1219 (134), W and M Orr Sim 610kg £817 (134), Hugo Lennox, Coagh Lim 690kg £924 (134), John Duffy, Claudy BB 680kg £904 (133).

Friesian cows sold to: A McKeown, Stewartstown 690kg £834 (121), D and G McVicker, Ballymoney 620kg £750 (121), W Crawford, Broughshane 730kg £839 (115), A McKeown 760kg £866 (114), Mrs M Wilkin, Islandmagee 630kg £711 (113), 510kg £571 (112), H Simms, Carrick 630kg £686 (109), D Scott, Coleraine 670kg £723 (108), A McKeown, 660kg £712 (108), Sam Kennedy, Doagh 670kg £716 (107), J and S McElnay, Bushmills 680kg £727 (107), George Young, Gracehill 630kg £667 (106), J and S McElnay 740kg £784 (106), 660kg £699 (106), D and G McVicker, Ballymoney 610kg £640 (105), PR Ardbuckle, Kells 830kg £871 (105), Alexander Gilmore, Ballymoney 570kg £592 (104), David Clark, Antrim 700kg £714 (102), DS and D McKay, Rathkenny 700kg £707 (101).

Beef heifers sold to: M Coyle, Pomeroy Lim 590kg £1180 (200), Brian A Mullan, Ringsend Char 610kg £1195 (196), E Logan, Ahoghill Lim 560kg £1064 (190), Brian A Mullan Char 560kg £1047 (187), Lim 530kg £991 (187), E Logan, Ahoghill Lim 540kg £1004 (186), E Ferguson, Magherafelt Char 580kg £1067 (184), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 560kg £1030 (184), T and S Reid, Crumlin Lim 560kg £1024 (183), Lim 610kg £1110 (182), WJ Dickson, Downpatrick Char 630kg £1134 (180), M Young, Bellaghy Lim 530kg £954 (180), Brian A Mullan Lim 550kg £984 (179), E Ferguson, Magherafelt Lim 630kg £1127 (179), WJ Dickson, Char 630kg £1115 (177), Char 680kg £1203 (177), R McIntyre, Glarryford Char 640kg £1132 (177), Brian A Mullan Char 570kg £1003 (176), WJ Dickson Char 660kg £1161 (176), Char 560kg £957 (171), Mrs N Jamison, Ballymena AA 580kg £986 (170), AA 570kg £969 (170), Brian A Mullan Char 640kg £1088 (170), S Morrison, Liscolman Sim 630kg £1071 (170).

Beef steers sold to: C Millar, Kilrea Lim 500kg £995 (199), Kevin McErlain, Armoy Char 690kg £1324 (192), Michael Coyle, Pomeroy Lim 620kg £1190 (192), Char 650kg £1241 (191), M Young, Bellaghy BB 620kg £1178 (190), Kevin McErlain, Armoy Char 690kg £1304 (189), Michael Coyle Lim 620kg £1171 (189), C Millar Lim 540kg £1015 (188), E Ferguson, Magherafelt Char 650kg £1222 (188), Kevin McErlain Char 680kg £1251 (184), Michael Coyle Char 670kg £1226 (183), Kevin McErlain Char 720kg £1310 (182), R Gilliland, Antrim Sim 670kg £1219 (182), H McCullough, Randalstown Char 600kg £1086 (181), S Kerr, Newtownabbey Lim 640kg £1188 (181), R Gilliland Sim 670kg £1212 (181), H McCullough Lim 540kg £972 (180), S Morrison Sim 640kg £1152 (180).

Friesian steers sold to: E Ferguson, Magherafelt 550kg £874 (159), T McErlaine, Rasharkin 600kg £948 (158), L Hughes, Clough 570kg £866 (152), SJ Cleland, Downpatrick 600kg £906 (151), TJ Grahame, Maghera 580kg £870 (150), J McCloy, Galgorm 590kg £867 (147), SJ Cleland 600kg £870 (145), J McCloy 580kg £841 (145), S Jamieson, Broughshane 630kg £882 (140), 660kg £924 (140), 600kg £840 (140), T McErlaine 550kg £770 (140), 640kg £896 (140), J McCloy 650kg £903 (139), J McWoodburn, Kells 640kg £883 (138), J McCloy 580kg £788 (136), 590kg £796 (135).

A small entry of dairy stock met a brighter trade selling to £1420 for a calved heifer from Wm Black, Aghadowey. Ruling prices: W Black, Aghadowey calved hfr £1420, AJ Graham, Glenwherry calved hfr £1120, W Black calved hfr £1070, WJ Bryson, Crumlin calved hfr £1060, John Moore, Ballyclare calved cow £930, W Weatherup, Carrickfergus calved hfr £900.

70 lots in the suckler ring sold well to a top of £1820 for a Lim cow with bull calf at foot, breeding bulls to £1650 for a Simmental. Ruling prices: T and R McFerran, Ballyhalbert Lim cow and bull calf £1820, John Perry and Ptnrs St hfr and bull calf £1750, Barry Arthurs, Kircubbin Sim cow and bull calf £1720, John Perry and Ptnrs Sim hfr and bull calf £1700, St cow and bull calf £1690, Barry Arthurs, Sim hfr and hfr calf £1650, John Perry St hfr and bull calf £1620, T and R McFerran, Lim cow and hfr calf £1540, Barry Arthurs Sim cow and hfr calf £1510, Sim hfr and hfr calf £1480, M McBride, Crumlin Char cow and bull calf £1480, John Perry and Ptnrs Sim hfr and bull calf £1400, Lim hfr and hfr calf £1400, WJ Patton, Cloughmills Lim hfr and bull calf £1400, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill BB cow and hfr calf £1400, WJ Patton, Cloughmills Lim hfr and bull calf £1380, A Mitchell, Donacloney AA cow and bull calf £1380, Lim cow and bull calf £1310, J Strange, Ballyclare AA hfr and hfr calf £1300, Barry Arthurs, Kircubbin Char cow and hfr calf £1300, John Perry and Ptnrs Sim hfr and bull calf £1300, B Millar, Randalstown Lim hfr and bull calf £1300.

183 lots in the calf ring sold to £410 for a strong Hereford heifer, bull calves to £380 also for a Hereford. Friesian bulls to £245.

Bull calves sold to: J Walker, Randalstown Here £380, R McCormick, Armoy Sim £350, Connor Anderson, Saintfield Here £345, Here £325, R McCormick, Sim £325, J and M Wilson, Carrick AA £325, RD Cummins, Ballinderry FKV £310, WL Wilson, Ballyclare SHB £310, H Park, Ballymena AA £300, R McCormick, Armoy AA £300, Ganaway farms, Millisle FKV £295, Oliver and Christopher O’Kane, Magherafelt AA £290, D Montgomery, Glenwherry Lim £285, Ganaway farms FKV £285, WL Wilson SHB £285, Dominic Mawhinney, Bellaghy AA £280.

Heifer calves sold to: WJ Jordon, Comber Here £410, AA £375, AA £365, Ivan Hall, Larne AA £355, WL Wilson, Ballyclare SHB £320, J Walker, Randalstown AA £315, WJ Jordan AA £315, Connor Anderson, Saintfield BB £310, R McCormick, Armoy Sim £310, Wm Crawford, Gracehill BB £305, WJ Jordon, Comber AA £300, SHB £295, D Parke, Magherafelt AA £290, R McComick, Armoy Sim £290, WL Wilson, Ballyclare SHB £290, WJ Jordon SHB £285.

Friesian bulls sold to: J Ferguson, Straid £245, £230, £220, RD Cumins, Ballinderry £215, RJ Semple, Ballyclare £200, O and C O’Kane, Castledawson £190, J Ferguson, Straid £190, O and C O’Kane £172, N Alexander, Gracehill £165, J Ferguson Snr, Straid £165, N Alexander, Gracehill £160, Denis Minford, Crumlin £145, D Robinson, Carnalbana £145, J Ferguson, (2) £145, £140.

212 weanlings sold to 286 pence per kg for a 360kg Char bullock at £1030 from P and J O’Kane, Carnlough, heifers sold to 249 pence for a 390kg at £970 from the same farm.

Bulls/blks 350kg and over: P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 360kg £1030 (286), Char 380kg £900 (236), Char 400kg £930 (232), Char 360kg £805 (223), James McDonnell, Glenarm Char 390kg £865 (221), Char 390kg £860 (220), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 360kg £790 (219), Sim 370kg £810 (218), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough LBW 370kg £810 (218), George Quinn, Lim 390kg £850 (218), James McDonnell Char 390kg £845 (216), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 370kg £800 (216), George Quinn, Lim 390kg £840 (215), Kyle Molyneaux, Dundrod Lim 390kg £830 (212), Sim 410kg £870 (212), H Crawford , Carnalbana Char 420kg £890 (211).

301-350kgs: James McDonnell, Glenarm Char 310kg £785 (253), Kyle Molyneaux, Dundrod Lim 330kg £830 (251), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 310kg £750 (241), W McVey, Carnlough Char 310kg £750 (241), K Magorrian, Downpatrick (2) Char 310kg £740 (238), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 320kg £760 (237), A Stevenson, Armoy Char 350kg £830 (237), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Lim 320kg £750 (234), (2) Char 330kg £770 (233), (2) AA 350kg £800 (228), A Stevenson, Armoy 330kg £745 (225), Kyle Molyneaux Char 320kg £720 (225), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Char 320kg £715 (223).

251-300kgs: P and J O’Kane, Carnlough LBW 300kg £790 (263), local farmer Char 280kg £730 (260), James McDonnell, Glenarm Char 270kg £690 (255), P and J O’Kane, Char 290kg £735 (253), W McVey, Carnlough Char 300kg £750 (250), Edward Sherrard, Ballyutoag Lim 300kg £750 (250), W McVey Char 300kg £745 (248), local farmer Sim 380kg £690 (246), James McDonnell, Glenarm Sal 270kg £660 (244), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Char 280kg £670 (239), local farmer Char 290kg £690 (237), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 300kg £710 (236), local farmer Char 300kg £710 (236), local farmer Char 280kg £640 (228), Brian Parkes, Greenisland Lim 280kg £635 (226), Kyle Molyneaux, Dundrod Lim 270kg £605 (224).

0-250kgs: James McDonnell, Glenarm Lim 240kg £645 (268), Edward Sherrard, Ballyutoag Lim 250kg £640 (256), local farmer Char 240kg £600 (250), James McDonnell Sal 230kg £550 (239), D McKay, Broughshane Lim 190kg £420 (221), J Beggs, Carrick Lim 220kg £460 (209).

Heifers 0-250kgs: Local farmer Lim 240kg £600 (250), Noel Henry, Larne Char 240kg £595 (247), Edward Sherrard, Ballyutoag Lim 220kg £540 (245), Lim 240kg £580 (241), Lim 250kg £585 (234), Lim 240kg £495 (206).

251-300kgs: A Stevenson, Armoy Char 280kg £690 (246), local farmer Lim 280kg £680 (242), A Stevenson Lim 280kg £635 (226), C Kennedy, Ballyclare (2) Sim 270kg £600 (222), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 280kg £620 (221), James McDonnell, Glenarm Char 280kg £620 (221), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 300kg £660 (220), N Jenkins, Bangor Lim 260kg £565 (217), Edward Sherrard, Ballyutoag Lim 280kg £605 (216), Noel Henry, Larne Char 280kg £605 (216), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 290kg £615 (212), Edward Sherrard Lim 270kg £570 (211), James Houston, Randastown Lim 290kg £605 (208), Lim 260kg £540 (207), Edward Sherrard Lim 260kg £525 (201).

301-350: P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 330kg £780 (236), James McDonnell, Glenarm Char 350kg £815 (232), Kyle Molyneaux Char 320kg £735 (229), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 330kg £740 (224), Kyle Molyneaux Char 320kg £700 (218), P McLaughlin Lim 350kg £755 (215), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 310kg £660 (212), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 310kg £660 (212), Kyle Molyneaux, Char 330kg £700 (212), P and J O’Kane Char 350kg £735 (210), Kyle Molyneaux LIim 330kg £690 (209), P and J O’Kane Char 320kg £665 (207), Mrs E McCabe, Nutts Corner Char 330kg £685 (207), Aiden Hamilton, Ballycastle Char 310kg £640 (206), James McDonnell, Glenarm Char 320kg £660 (206), K Magorrian, Downpatrick Char 310kg £635 (204).

351kg and over: P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 390kg £970 (248), Char 360kg £740 (205), G Weir, Toomebridge Lim 380kg £775 (204), Lim 410kg £835 (203), Lim 430kg £875 (203).

Good quality store cattle sold readily, heifers to 208p per kg for a 500kg Char at £1040, heavy heifers to £1140 each. Bullocks sold to 206p for a 420kg Char at £865, heavy bullocks to £1055.

Bullocks sold to: Patrick McKendry, Armoy Char 420kg £865 (206), local farmer Lim 340kg £700 (205), Aiden Hughes, Omagh Lim 420kg £830 (197), Char 420kg £830 (197), Patrick McKendry, Glenbush Char 370kg £730 (197), Mrs D Rowney, Ballynure Lim 420kg £825 (196), Aiden Hughes Char 490kg £950 (193), Patrick McKendry, Glenbush Sim 390kg £735 (188), Mrs Diane Rowney Lim 420kg £785 (186), Patrick McKendry Sim 410kg £760 (185), Aiden Hughes, Omagh Char 380kg £700 (184), H Nicholl, Randalstown Lim 410kg £750 (182), RJ Sloan, Kilrea Char 450kg £800 (177), Mrs Diane Rowney, Ballynure Lim 450kg £800 (177), Lim 470kg £835 (177), local farmer Lim 510kg £900 (176), Ian Graham, Ballyclare Char 510kg £900 (176), Mrs Diane Rowney, Ballynure Lim 460kg £810 (176), Ian Graham Char 600kg £1055 (175), SA Steele, Bushmills Char 540kg £940 (174), T & D Calwell, Clough BB 540kg £935 (173), BB 520kg £900 (173), WR McIntyre, Cloughmills AA 440kg £750 (170), AA 470kg £800 (170).

Heifers sold to: Local farmer Char 500kg £1040 (208), C Millar, Kilrea Lim 350kg £675 (192), D Hanna, Ballymoney Char 550kg £1045 (190), local farmer Lim 490kg £925 (188), C Millar Lim 360kg £675 (187), Lim 420kg £760 (181), SA Steele, Bushmills Char 500kg £900 (180), A Warwick, Templepatrick Lim 520kg £935 (179), D Hanna, Ballymoney Char 640kg £1140 (178), local farmer Lim 430kg £750 (174), Patrick McKendry, Glenbush Char 380kg £655 (172), R and S McMullan, Broughshane Lim 440kg £755 (171), SA Steele (2) Char 410kg £700 (170).

An entry of 1438 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 404p for a pen of Texels 21kg at £85 offered by C Gregg, Glarryford and to a top per head of £95 for 6 Texels 26kg presented by David Warwick, Moorfields. Fat ewes sold to £113.

Fat lambs (1156) Top prices per kg: C Gregg, Glarryford 3 Tex 21kg £85 (404), David Warwick, Moorfields 1 Tex 20kg £80 (400), M Warnock, Limavady 6 CB 22kg £88 (400), A Hall, Antrim 11 Char 22kg £86 (390), I Morrison, Dunloy 72 Tex 23kg £89.80 (390), Francis McKinney, Bendooragh 15 Tex 23kg £89.20 (387), Graeme Martin, Broughshane 5 Tex 22kg £85 (386), R McCurdy, Gleno 3 Tex 22kg £85 (386), J McNeill, Coleraine 10 Tex 22kg £85 (386), 12 Tex 22kg £85 (386), A and D McAfee, Bushmills 9 Tex 21kg £81 (385), T Robinson, Ballymena 14 Tex 20.5kg £79 (385), A and D McAfee, Bushmills 5 Tex 20kg £77 (385), Stephen White, Garvagh 3 Tex 23kg £88.50 (384), W and G Hanna, Ballymoney 12 Tex 23kg £88.50 (384), JR Loughery, Limavady 15 CB 19kg £73 (384), RJ Mawhinney, Portaferry 23 Tex 22kg £84.50 (384), Simpson and Calvin, Ballymoney 2 Tex 23.5kg £90 (383), Kenneth McCord, Antrim 14 Suf 20.5kg £78.50 (382), S Somers, Limavady 5 Tex 23kg £88 (382), S McGowan, Ballymoney 11 Tex 23kg £88 (382), L Kirk, Clough 5 Dor 22kg £84 (381), Jennifer Martin, Broughshane 3 Bor 22kg £84 (381), R Hunter, Larne 4 Tex 20.5kg £78 (380), Jennifer Martin 9 Tex 22.5kg £85.50 (380).

Top prices per head: David Warwick, Moorfields 6 Tex 26.5kg £95, JR Loughery, Limavady 3 CB 25.5kg £94, E and E Nelson, Ballycarry 8 Tex 25kg £91, J McMordie, Moorfields 7 Suff 26.5kg £91, M Wallace, Dunloy 13 Suff 25kg £90, Simpson and Calvin, Ballymoney 2 Tex 23.5kg £90, F McKinney, Ballymoney 1 Suff 30kg £90, I Morrison, Dunloy 72 Tex 23kg £89.80, Francis McKinney 9 Suff 23.5kg £89.20, 15 Tex 23kg £89.20, Samuel Stevenson, Randalstown 24 Tex 24kg £89, Nevin Brown, Ballycastle 10 Tex 23.5kg £89, W and G Hanna, Ballymoney 12 Tex 23kg £88.50, B Kelly, Toome 17 Tex 24kg £88.50, Robert Workman, Kilwaughter 23 Tex 23.5kg £88.50, Stephen White, Garvagh 3 Tex 23kg £88.50, G Scullin, Toomebridge 42 Tex 23.5kg £88, R Taylor, Upper Ballinderry 10 Tex 24kg £88, S McGowan, Ballymoney 11 Tex 23kg £88, Logan Anderson, Kilwaughter 9 Suff 23.5kg £88, Simpson and Calvin, Ballymoney 5 Tex 23.5kg £88, T Robinson, Ballynure 5 Tex 23.5kg £88, R P and S Robinson, Ballynure 4 Tex 23.5kg £88, M Warnock, Limavady 6 CB 22kg £88, S Somers, Limavady 5 Tex 23kg £88.

Fat ewes (282)

1st quality

Suff - £70-£90

CB - £58-£75

Tex - £80-£113

BF - £40-£58