All the latest prices from the sales rings at Ballymena

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Another great entry of 380 beef cattle in Ballymena resulted in a good trade. Beef cows sold to 173p for 640kg at £1107, Fr cows to 132p for 780kg at £1029, beef heifers to 208p for 580kg at £1206, beef bullocks to 187p for 660kg at £1234 and Friesian bullocks to 160p for 750kg at £1200.

Beef cows sold to: M Johnston, Toomebridge Lim 640kg £1107 (173), local producer Lim 700kg £1183 (169), Char 660kg £1108 (168), WH Harkness, Crumlin BB 710kg £1185 (167), Thomas Graham, Portglenone Par 620kg £1029 (166), local producer Sim 830kg £1352 (163), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown Lim 750kg £1215 (162), Ivan Rea, Mallusk Lim 640kg £979 (153), Robin Nicholson Lim 640kg £972 (152), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills Lim 770kg £1162 (151), Mrs N Quiery, Whitehead Blonde 710kg £1065 (150), A Haughian, Newcastle Lim 630kg £938 (149), H McCracken, Ballywalter Lim 630kg £938 (149), local producer Char 790kg £1161 (147), WJ Doherty, Moira Lim 670kg £984 (147), F McAuley, Toomebridge Lim 800kg £1168 (146), Lim 680kg £992 (146), B McCroary, Broughshane Lim 600kg £870 (145), John McKeague, Dunloy Sim 580kg £823 (142), D & R Millar, Randalstown Lim 620kg £880 (142), B McCroary Lim 710kg £994 (140), John McKeague, Dunloy Lim 730kg £1022 (140), Dale Robinson, Glenarm Lim 600kg £840 (140), E Dougan, Castledawson Char 510kg £708 (139).

Friesian cows sold to: Nevin Brown, Ballycastle 780kg £1029 (132), WT McKinney, Maghera 740kg £806 (109), NL Hardy, Cookstown 640kg £697 (109), 580kg £626 (108), W Adamson, Ballynure 710kg £759 (107), NL Hardy 720kg £770 (107), H Park, Crumlin 620kg £663 (107), local farmer 630kg £667 (106), Alis Bell, Ballymena 700kg £742 (106), WT McKinney, Maghera 700kg £742 (106), Sean McCrystal, Magherafelt 790kg £837 (106), Hugh Hall, Ballyclare 800kg £848 (106), local farmer 650kg £682 (105), John Caldwell, Antrim 560kg £682 (105), Hugh Hall 740kg £777 (105), local farmer 670kg £696 (104), Robert Steele, Bushmills 720kg £748 (104), NL Hardy 650kg £676 (104), WJ Henderson, Bangor 640kg 3659 (103), local farmer 650kg £663 (102), NL Hardy 740kg £754 (102), local farmer 510kg £520 (102), George Kerr, Ahoghill 620kg £632 (102), Sean McCrystal, Maghera 700kg £714 (102).

Beef heifers sold to: P & S Kelly, Kells BB 580kg £1206 (208), BB 610kg £1171 (192), local producer Lim 480kg £912 (190), Graham Kissock, Broughshane BB 580kg £1061 (183), P & S Kelly BB 610kg £1110 (182), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills Char 560kg £1002 (179), Wm Weir, Milebush Char 610kg £1085 (178), Hunter Kane, Ballycastle Char 570kg £1008 (177), Nevin Brown, Ballycastle Char 750kg £1320 (176), John Carey, Dunloy Char 630kg £1108 (176), C Kane, Ballycastle Char 550kg £968 (176), John Carey, Dunloy Char 600kg £1050 (175), L Hughes, Clough SH 600kg £1044 (174), A Mawhinnney, Bellaghy Lim 470kg £808 (172), C Kane, Ballycastle Char 510kg £877 (172), Graham Kissock, Broughshane Here 550kg £935 (170), Here 570kg £969 (170), J McWoodburn, Kells Lim 590kg £1003 (170), S Smyth, Crossgar AA 580kg £980 (169), John Carey, Dunloy Char 610kg £1024 (168), Wm Weir, Milebush St 610kg £1018 (167), L Hughes, Clough AA 620kg £1035 (167), P & S Kelly, Kells 520kg £858 (165), JW Hodges, Armoy Char 530kg £874 (165).

Beef bullocks sold to: H McCracken, Ballywalter Lim 660kg £1234 (187), A Mawhinney, Bellaghy Char 520kg £962 (185), R Sibbett, Portglenone Lim 600kg £1104 (184), Robert McIlveen, Kells Lim 640kg £1177 (184), R Sibbett Lim 660kg £1194 (181), Robert McIlveen Char 640kg £1152 (180), R Sibbett Char 700kg £1246 (178), PJ Mulholland, Loughgiel Lim 670kg £1192 (178), Thomas Strange, Straid St 810kg £1433 (177), Thomas McCullough, Ballynahinch Lim 580kg £1020 (176), B McQuillan, Antrim Lim 670kg £1179 (176), R Sibbett Char 720kg £1260 (175), Thomas McCullough, Ballynahinch Sal 700kg £1225 (175), PJ Mulholland, Loughgiel Lim 680kg £1190 (175), TJA Kennedy, Cullybackey Par 610kg £1067 (175), D Rainey, Finvoy Char 740kg £1295 (175), Robert McIlveen, Connor Char 680kg £1183 (174), B McQuillan, Antrim Lim 660kg £1148 (174), Thomas Strange, Straid St 740kg £1287 (174), Nevin Brown, Ballycastle Char 730kg £1270 (174), J & R Gregg, Glarryford Lim 640kg £1113 (174), B McQuillan Lim 700kg £1211 (173), J & R Gregg Lim 610kg £1055 (173), R Sibbett Lim 610kg £1049 (172).

Fr bullocks sold to: J McWoodburn, Kells 750kg £1200 (160), DS & D McKay, Rathkenny 620kg £979 (158), 630kg £970 (154), 620kg £936 (151), 560kg £806 (144), John Carey, Dunloy 650kg £890 (137), Joe Blair, Glarryford 630kg £819 (130), 600kg £780 (130), 600kg £720 (120), 560kg £672 (120), W Black 490kg £588 (120).

129 dairy cattle on Friday, 27th May included a dispersal sale for R.J.M. & Mrs M.E. Dunlop, Larne. Prices topped at £2000 for a calved cow, bulls sold to £1780 for a Hereford.

Ruling prices: RJM & Mrs ME Dunlop, Gleno £2000, £1720, £1520, £1480, £1400, £1380, £1350, £1350, £1300, £1280, (3) £1250, (3) £1200, £1180, (2) £1150, (3) £1100, (2) £1080.

In the suckler ring top price of 2500gns went to Frank Moore, Carnmoney for his ped AA cow with heifer calf, Frank Moore also got 2050gns, 1900gns, 1600gns and 1250gns for cows with calves and 1300gns each for 2 maidens.

Other top prices for cows and calves were: J McLaughlin, Aughafatten Lim hfr & bull calf £1300, P McWhinney, Portaferry SHB hfr & hfr calf £1300, RJ McWhinney, Portaferry Here hfr & hfr calf £1300, WJ Patton, Cloughmills Sim hfr & bull calf £1220, J McLaughlin, Aughafatten Lim hfr & hfr calf £1200, W Patton, Cloughmills Sim hfr & bull calf £1200, WJ McClintock Jnr, Broughshane AA cow & hfr calf £1070.

174 lots in ring 3 sold to £370 for a BB heifer.

Bull calves sold to: RH & HA Shanks, Dunadry BB £335, J & D Glass, Ballymena Blonde £330, S Dickson, Bellaghy Lim £325, G McMaster Lim £325, WJ Thompson, Glenwherry Lim £312, TA Hendren, Glenavy Here £310, N Alexander, Gracehill Lim £300, Hugh Hall, Ballyclare AA £300, Letitia Glass, Ballymena Blonde £300, WJ Thompson, Glenwherry Lim £300, Lim £295, S Dickson, Bellaghy Lim £285, M McAllister, Crumlin BB £208, WA Woodside, Islandmagee AA £285, TJ Turtle, Broughshane Here £280, S Dickson, Bellaghy Lim £275.

Heifer calves sold to: Sean Hughes, Clough BB £370, WA Woodside, Islandmagee BB £350, G McMaster, Draperstown Lim £330, WA Woodside BB £320, S Dickson, Bellaghy Lim £305, RF Saunderson, Glenwherry Char £298, N Alexander, Gracehill Lim £290, Hugh Hall, Ballyclare Here £280, WJ Thompson, Glenwherry Lim £280, G McMaster Lim £275, WJ Thompson, Glenwherry (2) £270, N Alexander Lim £262, Kenneth McBride, Mallusk Lim £260, J & D Glass, Ballymena (2) Blonde £255.

Friesian bulls sold to: D Marcus, Glenarm £215, £200, BE Montgomery, Ballymena £160, G Rea, Rasharkin £150, J Small, Randalstown £140, G & S O’Boyle, Randalstown £140, £135, D Marcus, Glenarm (2) £130, DS & D McKay, Rathkenny £130, J Small, Randalstown £130, BE Montgomery, Ballymena £130, J Small £120, HH Reid, Glarryford £120, D Marcus, Glenarm £95, RF Saunderson, Glenwherry £88.

An entry of 250 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a super trade. Heifers sold to £420 over for a Lim 390kg at £810 offered by N Montague, Glenariffe. Bullocks sold to £515 over for a Char 280kg at £795 presented by W & G Hanna, Ballymoney.

Heifers 0-250kgs: R Pollock, Glenavy Lim 220kg £625 (284), JS Dunn, Straid Lim 210kg £500 (238), W Brown, Saintfield Char 230kg £545 (237), local farmer Lim 220kg £520 (236), James Sheppard, Raloo Lim 250kg £540 (216), J & M Farlow, Macosquin Sim 230kg £460 (200), J Moore, Templepatrick Lim 250kg £495 (198), AA 240kg £465 (193), B Gingles, Larne Gal 230kg £440 (191), Lim 250kg £455 (182).

251-300kgs: R Pollock, Glenavy Lim 290kg £665 (229), Malcolm Smith, Kells Lim 260kg £590 (226), JS Dunn, Straid Lim 270kg £600 (222), W Hume, (2) Lim 300kg £650 (216), W & G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 270kg £580 (214), J Moore, Templepatrick Lim 260kg £550 (211), W & G Hanna Char 290kg £600 (206), O McConnon, Randalstown Blonde 300kg £620 (206), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown (2) Lim 280kg £575 (205), JL Gregg, Cloughmills BB 260kg £530 (203), H Kennedy, Ballynure Lim 270kg £540 (200), Edgar McIlwaine, Kilwaughter Lim 270kg £530 (196), local farmer Lim 300kg £580 (193), O McConnon, Randalstown Blonde 300kg £580 (193).

301-350kgs: JL Gregg, Cloughmills BB 310kg £695 (224), local farmer Lim 320kg £710 (221), H Kennedy, Ballynure Lim 330kg £730 (221), local farmer Char 310kg £680 (219), D Hume Lim 320kg £700 (218), A & D McAfee, Bushmills Char 310kg £665 (214), Henry Duffin, Cargan Lim 310kg £660 (212), J McLaughlin, Aughafatten Char 330kg £690 (209), W McVey, Carnlough Char 320kg £655 (204), James Sheppard, Raloo Lim 350kg £715 (204), O McConnon, Randalstown Blonde 330kg £655 (198), George Crothers, Kells Char 350kg £690 (197), James Sheppard, Raloo Lim 330kg £650 (197), S Jackson, Bellaghy Char 350kg £680 (194), B Gingles, Larne Lim 310kg £600 (193), Brian Dickey, Ballymena Lim 320kg £615 (192).

351kg and over: T Robinson, Ballynure Lim 370kg £780 (210), W McVey, Carnlough Char 370kg £780 (210), Noel Montague, Glenariffe Lim 390kg £810 (207), local farmer Lim 360kg £735 (204), George Crothers, Kells Char 380kg £770 (202), A & D McAfee, Bushmills Sim 370kg £740 (200), Noel Montague, Glenariffe Lim 380kg £750 (197), Lim 390kg £750 (192), Pat O’Neill, Toomebridge Lim 420kg £805 (191), local farmer Lim 360kg £690 (191), Noel Montague Lim 440kg £840 (190), T Robinson, Ballynure Par 440kg £835 (189), Jeffrey Wray, Carnlough Lim 380kg £720 (189), O McConnon, Randalstown Blonde 370kg £700 (189), James Sheppard Lim 360kg £680 (188).

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs: J & M Farlow, Macosquin Sal 250kg £600 (240), JS Dunn, Straid LBW 240kg £575 (239), Edgar McIlwaine, Kilwaughter Lim 160kg £362 (226), TG Miskelly, Ballyclare (2) BB 230kg £500 (217), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 250kg £530 (212), J Moore, Templepatrick Lim 240kg £500 (208), TG Miskelly (2) Lim 180kg £350 (194), R Montgomery, Kells Sal 250kg £480 (192), local farmer Lim 230kg £420 (182).

251-300kgs: W & G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 280kg £795 (283), A Kennedy, Ardglass Lim 270kg £730 (270), Paul Gribbin, Toomebridge Blonde 270kg £725 (268), W & G Hanna Char 270kg £690 (255), Char 300kg £760 (253), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 270kg £680 (251), A Kennedy Lim 290kg £730 (251), JS Dunn, Ballyclare Lim 290kg £725 (250), K Craig, Ballyclare AA 280kg £695 (248), local farmer Lim 300kg £730 (243), W Rainey, Crumlin Lim 280kg £680 (242), Henry Duffin, Cargan Lim 290kg £700 (241), W Rainey Lim 290kg £700 (241), A Kennedy, Lim 290kg £695 (239), George Quinn, Lisburn Lim 290kg £680 (234), K Craig AA 290kg £665 (229).

301-350kgs: Paul Gribbin, Toomebridge Blonde 320kg £780 (243), A Kennedy, Downpatrick Char 320kg £760 (237), Paul Gribbin Blonde 320kg £755 (235), S Taylor, Ligoniel Sal 330kg £775 (234), JL Gregg, Cloughmills BB 320kg £750 (234), Paul Gribbin Blonde 330kg £765 (231), A Kennedy, Ardglass Char 350kg £790 (225), W Brown, Saintfield Char 320kg £720 (225), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 330kg £740 (224), W & G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 310kg £695 (224), local farmer Lim 320kg £715 (223), W Hume Lim 310kg £690 (222), Paul Gribbin Blonde 350kg £775 (221), C White, Larne Blonde 340kg £740 (217), local farmer AA 350kg £760 (217), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 340kg £730 (214).

351kg and over: George Crothers, Kells Char 360kg £800 (222), Char 380kg £840 (221), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 360kg £795 (220), Paul Gribbin, Toomebridge Blonde 380kg £835 (219), George Crothers Char 380kg £825 (217), Paul Gribbin Blonde 370kg £795 (214), Blonde 370kg £790 (213), Thomas O’Kane, Newtowncrommelin Char 430kg £910 (211), John McKeown, Portglenone Blonde 380kg £800 (210), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 360kg £755 (209), Sim 380kg £795 (209), Henry Duffin, Cargan Lim 390kg £815 (209), George Quinn Sim 370kg £770 (208), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 370kg £765 (206), Henry Gribbin Blonde 410kg £845 (206), George Quinn Sim 390kg £800 (205).

An entry of 100 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in another super trade. Bullocks sold to £590 over for an AA 680kg at £1270 offered by O Miskelly, Ballynahinch. Heifers sold to £570 over for a Lim 500kg at £1070 presented by Cecil Wilson, Glenarm.

Heifers sold to: J McNeilly, Muckamore Lim 440kg £990 (225), Cecil Wilson, Glenarm Lim 500kg £1070 (214), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 490kg £1040 (212), Cecil Wilson Char 540kg £1080 (200), Leslie Galway, Downpatrick Char 390kg £775 (198), Mrs Diane Rowney, Ballynure Lim 350kg £685 (195), James Rowney, Ballynure Lim 350kg £685 (195), Cecil Wilson Char 520kg £1000 (192), Lim 510kg £980 (192), Mrs Diane Rowney, Ballynure Char 390kg £745 (191), James Rowney Lim 360kg £685 (190), A Smyth, Randalstown Lim 430kg £815 (189), Leslie Galway, Downpatrick Char 370kg £700 (189), Frank McCormick, Martinstown Lim 530kg £985 (185), Cecil Wilson Char 480kg £890 (185), J McNeilly, Muckamore Lim 450kg £815 (181), A Smyth, Randalstown Ea 520kg £925 (177), Char 580kg £1025 (176), Lim 400kg £705 (176), W & D McClure, Dundrod Char 480kg £760 (158).

Bulls/bullocks sold to: Thomas Catherwood, Portglenone (3) Lim 260kg £610 (234), Leslie Galway, Downpatrick Char 390kg £815 (209), Char 370kg £740 (200), local farmer Char 510kg £995 (195), Leslie Galway Char 400kg £780 (195), Mrs Diane Rowney, Ballynure Lim 400kg £770 (192), Leslie Galway Char 330kg £635 (192), local farmer AA 510kg £980 (192), Thomas Catherwood, Portglenone (4) BB 190kg £365 (192), local farmer Lim 590kg £1115 (189), A Smyth, Randalstown Lim 530kg £1000 (188), B Smyth, Randalstown Char 500kg £940 (188), Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch AA 680kg £1270 (186), James Rowney, Ballynure Char 430kg £800 (186), Owen Miskelly AA 640kg £1190 (185), A Smyth, Randalstown Lim 620kg £1150 (185), D McIlwaine, Larne BB 510kg £940 (184), Thomas Catherwood, Portglenone (3) AA 220kg £405 (184).

An entry of 772 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a sharper trade. Fat lambs sold to £106 and 481p for a pen of 2 Texels 22kg presented by JK Currie, Ballymena. Fat ewes sold to £94.

Fat lambs (602): JK Currie, Ballymena 2 Tex 22kg £106 (481), A & D McAfee, Bushmills 12 Tex 20.5kg £86 (419), E Clyde, Muckamore 8 Tex 21.5kg £90 (418), J McNeill, Coleraine 8 Tex 21.5kg £89 (414), Samuel Mills, Broughshane 3 Tex 22kg £91 (413), Al Gault, Newtownabbey 4 Tex 21.5kg £88.50 (411), S & M Warwick, Ballyclare 10 Tex 21.5kg £88 (409), Ian Murray, Larne (5) Tex 23kg £93.50 (406), Tony Greer, Cullybackey 2 Suff 21kg £84 (400), Callum Patterson, Broughshane 6 Tex 19kg £75.50 (397), T Jackson, Broughshane 6 Tex 23.5kg £92.50 (393), J & J Rea, Kilwaughter 8 Char 23.5kg £92 (391), I Morrison, Dunloy 18 Tex 23kg £90 (391), Danny Duffin, Toomebridge 28 Tex 22kg £86 (390), F McNeilly, Glarryford 23 Tex 22.5kg £87 (386), TA Fenton, Rasharkin 6 Tex 22.5kg £87 (386), Paul Butler, Rathkenny 15 Suff 21.5kg £83 (386), George Barr, Larne 18 Tex 20kg £77 (385), L Park, Ballynure 6 Tex 22kg £84.50 (384), Kevin Scullion, Portglenone 10 Tex 21.5kg £82.50 (383), Ian Dodds, Glenwherry 15 Tex 22.5kg £86 (382), J Knox, Broughshane 53 Tex 23kg £87.80 (381), Luke Finlay, Broughshane 20 Tex 21kg £80 (381).

Top prices per head: JK Currie, Ballymena 2 Tex 22kg £106, Phillip Gurney, Aghadowey 2 Suff 31.5kg £95, J Martin, Broughshane 1 Tex 25kg £95, Callum Patterson, Broughshane 1 Suff 34kg £94, Ian Murray, Larne 2 Tex 23kg £93.50, 3 Tex 23kg £93.50, E & P McCormick, Cushendun 1 Suff 26kg £93, T Jackson, Broughshane 6 Tex 23.5kg £92.50, J & J Rea, Kilwaughter 8 Char 23.5kg £92, R McCurdy, Larne 3 Tex 26kg £92, Samuel Mills, Broughshane 3 Tex 22kg £91, E Clyde, Muckamore 8 Tex 21.5kg £90, I Morrison, Dunloy 18 Tex 23kg £90, D Hill, Ballyclare 4 Tex 26kg £90, K Moore, Coagh 2 Dor 26.5kg £90, John Clarke, Moorfields 3 Suff 28kg £89.50, D McAuley, 8 Tex 25kg £89, J McNeill, Coleraine 8 Tex 21.5kg £89, WR Semple, Magheramourne 6 Tex 24.5kg £89, Michael Patton, Ballymoney 2 Dor 26.5kg £89, Al Gault, Newtownabbey 4 Tex 21.5kg £88.50, Wm McCroary, Broughshane 3 Dor 24kg £88, S & M Warwick, Ballyclare 10 Tex 21.5kg £88, R Henry, Kilwaughter 12 Tex 24kg £88.

Fat ewes (170)

1st Quality

Suff - £70-£90

Tex - £70-£94

CB - £50-£76

BF - £40-£68