Beef cattle sell readily with prime heifers to 198 pence per kilo at Ballymena

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350 beef cattle sold readily with prime heifers to 198 pence per kg for a 580kg Char.

Prime steers sold to 196 pence for a 700kg Lim.

Beef cows to 180 pence for a 960kg BB, overage steers to £1507 for a 930kg Char.

Friesian females to 135 pence (590kg at £796.50), Friesian steers to 148 pence.

Beef cows sold to: JM Morrison, Armoy BB 960kg £1728 (180), W McAllister, Kells Lim 780kg £1357 (174), Patrick McCann, Portglenone Lim 600kg £1038 (173), H McCracken, Ballywalter Lim 830kg £1435 (173), A and ME Graham, Carnlough BB 570kg £969 (170), BB 570kg £934 (164), R McAllister, Bushmills Lim 580kg £951 (164), A Dobbs, Carrick Lim 680kg £1101 (162), Samuel Coleman, Glarryford Lim 830kg £1328 (160), Moore Wallace Sal 590kg £932 (158), R McAllister, Bushmills Lim 610kg £945 (155), Robert Chambers, Ballycastle BB 650kg £994 (153), W McAllister, Kells Char 800kg £1200 (150), Simon Moore, Aldergrove Lim 790kg £1169 (148), Aiden Hamilton, Ballycastle Char 570kg £843 (148), W McAllister, Kells Lim 790kg £1161 (147), Simon Moore, Aldergrove Lim 770kg £1131 (147), Hugh McNeill, Ballygally Lim 520kg £759 (146), C Humphrey, Broughshane Lim 700kg £1015 (145), R McAllister, Bushmills Lim 660kg £957 (145), B Richmond, Cloughmills Par 770kg £1108 (144), Simon Moore, Aldergrove Lim 750kg £1080 (144), local farmer BB 690kg £993 (144), Pat O’Neill, Toomebridge Lim 740kg £1036 (140).

Friesian cows sold to: Local farmer 590kg £796 (135), A Lamont, Portglenone 720kg £928 (129), D and A Erwin, Ballymena 730kg £868 (119), local farmer 600kg £708 (118), Joe Maybin, Kells 710kg £830 (117), McGookin farming 700kg £812 (116), Forsythe Bros, Loughgiel 650kg £728 (112), B Gribben, Dunloy 690kg £765 (111), JV and RJ Moore, Larne 770kg £847 (110), local farmer 740kg £814 (110), 700kg £770 (110), A Gaston, Glarryford 720kg £784 (109), Ivan Jackson, Ballynure 720kg £784 (109), A Gaston 680kg £734 (108), JV and RJ Moore 690kg £745 (108), B Gribben, Dunloy 640kg £691 (108), J Ferguson, Straid 630kg £680 (108), HKM Walls, Toomebridge 580kg £614 (106), Joe Maybin, Kells 540kg £567 (105), Andrew Wilson, Templepatrick 790kg £821 (104), J and A McAteer, Randalstown 690kg £717 (104), J and G Hamilton, Broughshane 580kg £594 (102), Sam Wadsworth, 650kg £663 (102), Paul Watson, Cullybackey 570kg £581 (102).

Prime heifers sold to: Brian A Mullan, Coleraine Char 580kg £1148 (198), Char 610kg £1207 (198), C Millar, Kilrea Lim 500kg £985 (197), John McKeague, Dunloy Char 550kg £1078 (196), local farmer Lim 600kg £1152 (192), Lim 570kg £1083 (190), Brian A Millar, Char 560kg £1052 (188), B Richmond, Cloughmills Lim 610kg £1140 (187), John McKeague, Dunloy Char 510kg £953 (187), H Beattie, Portadown Lim 640kg £1190 (186), local farmer Lim 560kg £1030 (184), Lim 620kg £1134 (183), Brian Mullan, Lim 510kg £928 (182), Char 530kg £964 (182), A and I Cruickshanks, Glarryford BB 590kg £1067 (181), local farmer Blonde 670kg £1206 (180), Brian A Mullan Char 580kg £1044 (180), Char 580kg £1044 (180).

Prime steers sold to: JF Savage, Ballywalter Lim 700kg £1372 (196), John McKeague, Dunloy Char 560kg £1092 (195), JF Savage Lim 690kg £1317 (191), Lim 640kg £1216 (190), Lim 620kg £1171 (189), A Wilson, Dungannon Lim 550kg £1039 (189), JF Savage Lim 650kg £1222 (188), Lim 720kg £1353 (188), Kevin McErlain, Armoy BB 700kg £1316 (188), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 660kg £1240 (188), JF Savage Lim 650kg £1215 (187), Lim 620kg £1159 (187), Lim 640kg £1190 (186), Lim 650kg £1202 (185), Kevin McErlain Lim 700kg £1295 (185), Sim 640kg £1184 (185), P Graffin, Portglenone Lim 620kg £1140 (184), JF Savage Lim 680kg £1251 (184), Kevin McErlain BB 750kg £1380 (184), W and E Fulton, Strabane Lim 640kg £1177 (184), JF Savage Lim 710kg £1299 (183), Lim 720kg £1317 (183), Lim 700kg £1274 (182), Lim 710kg £1292 (182).

Friesian steers sold to: John Carey, Dunloy 640kg £947 (148), 630kg £882 (140), J and G Hamilton, Broughshane 570kg £786 (138), Moore Wallace 620kg £830 (134), James Wallace 670kg £897 (134), 670kg £884 (132), Felix McKendry, Broughshane 620kg £781 (126), J and G Hamilton 550kg £676 (123), Paul Watson, Cullybackey 810kg £972 (120).

41 dairy cows and heifers sold to £1190 for a third calver from David A Strange, Ballyclare.

Ruling prices: David A Strange, Ballyclare calved cow £1190, Norman Shaw, Saintfield in calf hfr £1080, M and P Mawhinney, Bellaghy calved hfr £1070, WR, JE and BDH Graham, Moorfields calved cow £1020, M and P Mawhinney, calved cow £960, Norman Shaw, Saintfield in calf hfr £950, in calf hfr £950, in calf hfr £950, in calf hfr £920, RJ and JA Wright, Stoneyford calved hfr £900, Norman Shaw, in calf hfr £900, RJ and JA Wright, calved hfr £880, Norman Shaw (3) calved hfr £880, calved hfr £870, calved hfr £860, (4) calved hfr £850.

46 lots met excellent demand in the suckler ring selling to £1650 for a Lim heifer with heifer calf at foot.

Ruling prices: Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Lim hfr and hfr calf £1650, Lim hfr and bull calf £1600, AA cow and bull calf £1500, Ivan Wallace, Doagh Lim hfr and bull calf £1480, D Allen, Moneymore BB hfr and bull calf £1450, R T Ferguson, Stewartstown Here hfr and hfr calf £1400, BB hfr and hfr calf £1380, Here hfr and bull calf £1350, Stephen Hall, Monkstown Lim cow and bull calf £1340, S Taylor, Ligoniel BB cow and hfr calf £1320, RT Ferguson Here hfr and bull calf £1310, Here hfr and bull calf £1300, M Mitchell, Magherafelt Blonde hfr and bull calf £1300, Jonathan McGuckian, Randalstown BB hfr and hfr calf £1300, P Beatty, Nutts Corner Lim cow and bull calf £1220.

213 lots in the calf ring sold well to £365 for a strong AA bull, heifer calves to £335 for a Lim and young Friesian bulls to £245.

Ruling prices: Beef bred bull calves sold to: WJ Jordon, Comber AA £365, WD McCarthy, Kircubbin BB £350, D Montgomery, Glenwherry Lim £350, S and E Hanna, Saintfield Lim £350, Ganaway farms, Millisle BB £345, S and E Hanna Lim £345, Wm Hoey, Ballymena BB £345, WJ Jordon AA £335, WJ Thompson, Glenwherry Lim £330, RJT Fleming, Templepatrick Sim £330, Hugh Hall, Ballyclare Lim £330, L Mathers, Strabane AA £325, CK and R McCullough, Ballymena AA £320, W Morrison, Armoy Sim £320, Hugh Hall Lim £320, CK and R McCullough AA £315.

Heifer calves sold to: S and E Hanna, Saintfield Lim £335, Alastair McBurney, Clough Char £325, Lim £325, D Montgomery, Glenwherry Lim £325, Lim £315, L Mathers, Strabane AA £310, Donal Gillan, Garvagh Lim £300, RJT Fleming, Templepatrick Sim £300, Wm Hoey, Ballymena BB £295, WJ Thompson, Glenwherry Lim £295, W Morrison, Armoy Sim £295, S and E Hanna, Lim £290, H Mulvenna, Glenarm Lim £285, S & E Hanna Lim £285, RJ and JA Wright, Stoneyford Lim £282, Mrs Mary McAuley, Cushendall Char £280.

Friesian calves sold to: R Morrow, Glenarm £245, WJ Jordon, Comber £218, £200, Mrs A Scott, Templepatrick £162, John Patterson, Crumlin £145, Alastair McBurney £145, O Magill, Crumlin £125, Ian Millar, Ballymena £110, BE Montgomery, Ballymena £105, £105, Mrs A Scott £95, JC Barkley, Ballymena £85, £78, £72, BE Montgomery £70, R Morrow, Glenarm £70.

An entry of 210 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a great trade. Bullocks sold to £560 over for a Char 410kg at £970 presented by A Lowry, Glenavy. Heifers sold to £545 over for an AA 390kg at £935 offered by A and M and V Armstrong, Straid.

Heifers 0-250kgs: SJ Duncan, Crumlin Char 220kg £570 (259), S McAllister, Glenarm Char 250kg £645 (258), JS Dunn, Straid (2) Lim 240kg £580 (241), S McAllister Char 200kg £450 (225), TS McAuley, Larne (2) SH 220kg £480 (218), JS Dunn Lim 230kg £495 (215), J McCurdy, Broughshane Char 210kg £445 (211), David Carlisle, Templepatrick Char 180kg £370 (205), TS McAuley, SH 250kg £500 (200), JS Dunn Lim 240kg £475 (197), David McClintock, Broughshane SH 190kg £375 (197), T Morrow, Magheramourne Char 200kg £390 (195), JS Dunn Lim 250kg £455 (182), TS McAuley SH 250kg £450 (180).

251-300kgs: SJ Duncan, Crumlin (6) Char 260kg £+36 (240), S McAllister, Glenarm Char 260kg £620 (238), Char 270kg £630 (233), David Carlisle, Templepatrick (2) Char 260kg £590 (226), (2) Lim 270kg £605 (224), SJ Duncan (2) Char 290kg £645 (222), S McAllister, Glenarm Char 280kg £615 (219), Char 280kg £610 (217).

301-350kgs: John Beggs, Whitehead (2) Lim 330kg £745 (225), (3) Lim 340kg £745 (219), Robert Clyde, Templepatrick Lim 330kg £690 (209), JA and RJ Duffin, Cargan Char 350kg £720 (205), John Beggs Lim 350kg £720 (205), I Beggs Lim 330kg £670 (203), John Beggs (2) Lim 330kg £670 (203), John Murray, Larne Char 320kg £640 (200), S McAllister Lim 310kg £610 (196), J McCurdy, Broughshane Char 310kg £605 (195), Mrs L Greer, Ballyclare Lim 310kg £600 (193), N McAuley, Ballyclare Sim 330kg £630 (190).

351kg and over: A and M and V Armstrong, Straid AA 390kg £935 (239), AA 410kg £940 (229), AA 380kg £860 (226), John Beggs, Whitehead (2) Lim 360kg £790 (219), I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 360kg £790 (219), Mrs L Greer, Ballyclare Lim 360kg £785 (218), P McCammond, Larne Lim 420kg £895 (213), Mrs L Greer Lim 390kg £800 (205), A & M & V Armstrong AA 420kg £860 (204), AA 460kg £930 (202), AA 420kg £830 (197), Mrs L Greer Lim 400kg £790 (197), John Beggs Lim 370kg £730 (197), Mrs L Greer Lim 420kg £815 (194), A and M and V Armstrong AA 450kg £870 (193).

Heifers 0-250kgs: J McCurdy, Broughshane Sal 250kg £680 (272), Char 230kg £585 (254), Char 250kg £635 (254), S McAllister, Glenarm Char 240kg £600 (250), Char 230kg £565 (245), Robert Clyde, Templepatrick Lim 240kg £580 (241), J McCurdy, Broughshane Char 240kg £570 (237), Char 250kg £590 (236), S McAllister, Glenarm Lim 210kg £485 (231), Steven Millar, Ballymena SH 210kg £450 (214), David McKeeman, Ballymoney Char 230kg £485 (210), Steven Millar Lim 210kg £440 (209), David McClintock, Broughshane (2) SH 210kg £430 (204).

251-300kgs: W Thompson, Crumlin Lim 270kg £690 (255), J McCurdy, Broughshane Char 290kg £725 (250), Lim 290kg £725 (250), Steven Millar, Ballymena Lim 280kg £695 (248), J McCurdy, Sal 260kg £645 (248), W Thompson Lim 280kg £690 (246), A Abbott, Lisburn Lim 290kg £710 (244), J McCurdy, Broughshane Char 280kg £680 (242), Steven Millar Char 260kg £615 (236), J McCurdy Char 270kg £630 (233), S McAllister, Glenarm Lim 290kg £660 (227), G and J Sharpe, Cushendall Lim 300kg £665 (221), J McCurdy, Broughshane SH 280kg £600 (214), J McKinty, Ballyclare Char 290kg £615 (212), J McCurdy Sal 300kg £630 (210), David McClintock, Broughshane SH 260kg £500 (192).

301-350kgs: G Cunningham, Hannahstown Lim 310kg £770 (248), SG Lowry, Glenavy Char 340kg £800 (235), David McClintock, Broughshane (3) SH 330kg £765 (231), W Thompson, Crumlin Lim 320kg £740 (231), S McAllister, Glenarm Char 340kg £780 (229), A Lowry, Glenavy Char 350kg £800 (228), A Lowry, Glenavy Char 350kg £800 (228), W Thompson, Crumlin SH 310kg £705 (227), Lim 330kg £750 (227), SG Lowry BB 330kg £750 (227), Char 320kg £720 (225), W Thompson, Crumlin Lim 350kg £775 (221), Mrs L Greer, Ballyclare Lim 340kg £740 (217), local farmer Lim 350kg £760 (217), Robert Clyde, Templepatrick Lim 350kg £755 (215).

351kg and over: A Lowry, Glenarm Char 410kg £970 (236), G Cunningham, Hannahstown BB 360kg £850 (236), A Lowry Char 410kg £950 (231), SG Lowry Char 430kg £970 (225), Char 420kg £945 (225), David Fleming, Templepatrick Char 390kg £870 (223), Char 450kg £980 (217), G Cunningham Lim 440kg £950 (215), John Murray, Larne Sim 390kg £840 (215), Robert Clyde, Templepatrick Lim 370kg £795 (214), G Cunningham Lim 450kg £960 (213), Hugh O’Neill, Glenarm Char 390kg £825 (211), Mrs L Greer, Ballyclare AA 380kg £800 (210), A Lowry, Glenavy Char 370kg £775 (209), H Esler, Islandmagee Lim 410kg £855 (208), Hugh O’Neill, Glenarm Sim 420kg £865 (206).

An entry of 100 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a great trade. Bullocks sold to £510 over for a Char 590kg at £1100 presented by James Smyth, Randalstown. Heifers sold to £600 over for a Lim 500kg at £1100 offered by A Caldwell, Clough.

Heifers sold to: A Caldwell, Clough Lim 500kg £1100 (220), SR Thompson, Comber Lim 470kg £900 (191), Lim 440kg £825 (187), H Christie, Dunloy Char 600kg £1120 (186), Frank Moore, Carnmoney AA 670kg £1240 (185), SR Thompson Lim 400kg £735 (183), S Currie, Larne Lim 480kg £880 (183), H Christie, Dunloy Char 590kg £1080 (183), SR Thompson Lim 380kg £690 (181), A Auld, Portstewart Lim 500kg £900 (180), SR Thompson Lim 370kg £660 (178), D Sloan, Kilrea Lim 380kg £675 (177), S Currie, Lim 440kg £780 (177), P McKeown, Glenravel Char 430kg £760 (176), D Sloan, Kilrea Lim 300kg £530 (176), S Currie Lim 500kg £880 (176), Lim 490kg £860 (175), A Auld, Lim 630kg £1100 (174), D Sloan Lim 360kg £620 (172), N Smyth, Randalstown Char 530kg £900 (169), SR Thompson, Comber Lim 530kg £900 (169), P Irwin, Broughshane FKV 490kg £830 (169), H Christie, Dunloy Char 580kg £980 (169), R and S McMullan, Broughshane Here 420kg £700 (166).

Bullocks sold to: R and S McMullan, Broughshane Char 440kg £900 (204), P McKeown, Glenravel Sim 450kg £920 (204), S Currie, Larne Lim 470kg £935 (198), Paul Brankin, Aghalee Char 460kg £900 (195), D Sloan, Kilrea Lim 330kg £635 (192), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 550kg £1050 (190), Mrs E McCabe, Nutts Corner Char 490kg £930 (189), Paul Brankin, Aghalee Char 450kg £850 (188), J Smyth, Randalstown Char 590kg £1100 (186), BB 550kg £1025 (186), Paul Brankin Char 500kg £930 (186), JP O’Neill, Cushendall Lim 380kg £700 (184), J Smyth Lim 570kg £1050 (184), J Wilson, Ballynure SH 500kg £920 (184), Paul Brankin, Aghalee Char 490kg £900 (183), S Currie, Larne Lim 460kg £845 (183), J Wilson, Ballynure SH 480kg £880 (183), SH 480kg £875 (182), J McErlean, Portglenone Sim 590kg £1070 (181), A Heron, Broughshane Char 610kg £1100 (180), Paul Brankin, Aghalee Char 500kg £900 (180), J Wilson SHB 500kg £900 (180), SHB 490kg £870 (177), N Smyth, Randalstown Char 490kg £870 (177).

An entry of 757 sheep in Ballymena resulted in a sharper trade. Fat lambs sold to 385p for a pen of 33 Texels 22kg at £84.80 offered by John Knox, Broughshane and to a top per head of £90 for a pen of heavy Char from T McConnell, Templepatrick.

Fat lambs (605): Top prices per kg - J Knox, Broughshane 33 Suff 22kg £84.80 (385), JK Currie, Ballymena 1 Tex 23.5kg £90 (383), Richard Currie, Ballymena 1 Tex 23.5kg £90 (383), 20 Suff 21kg £80 (381), J Canning, Limavady 11 Tex 21.5kg £81.80 (380), Fraser Tweed, Glenarm 4 Tex 21kg £79.50 (378), P McKavanagh, Crumlin 21 Tex 19kg £71.80 (377), Rodney Hall, Larne 14 Tex 21.5kg £81 (376), P Hammond, Cookstown 10 Tex 20kg £75 (375), A and J Currie, Ballyclare 15 Tex 23kg £85.80 (373), Sam Agnew, Ballyclare 26 Tex 23kg £84.80 (368), J Lynn, Cullybackey 9 Tex 23kg £84.50 (367), Samuel Mills, Broughshane 6 Tex 22.5kg £82.50 (366), Al Gault, Newtownabbey 4 Tex 23.5kg £86 (366), K Simpson, Broughshane 1 Tex 22.5kg £82.20 (365), R Simpson, Broughshane 10 Tex 22.5kg £82.20 (365).

Top prices per head: T McConnell, Templepatrick 5 Char 30kg £90, JK Currie, Ballymena 1 Tex 23.5kg £90, Richard Currie, Ballymena 1 Tex 23.5kg £90, JB Adams, Glarryford 4 Tex 24kg £86, Al Gault, Newtownabbey 4 Tex 23.5kg £86, A and J Currie, Ballyclare 15 Tex 23kg £85.80, Robert Workman, Kilwaughter 4 Suff 26kg £85, H Curry, Coleraine 9 Tex 26kg £85, WR Semple, Magheramourne 18 Tex 23.5kg £84.80, J Knox, Broughshane 33 Suff 22kg £84.80, Sam Agnew, Ballyclare 26 Tex 23kg £84.80, J Lynn, Cullybackey 9 Tex 23kg £84.80, R McNabney, Broughshane 6 Tex 23kg £84, John Thompson, Bushmills 4 Tex 23.5kg £84, R McNabney, 8 Tex 23kg £83.80, A Stewart, Ballyclare 4 Tex 25.5kg £83.

Fat ewes (152)

1st quality

Suff - £60-£80

Tex - £65-£105

CB - £50-£70

BF - £35-£55