Beef cattle sell to 203 pence per kg at Ballymena

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284 beef cattle sold to 203 pence per kg for a prime Lim steer 620kg, prime heifers to 201 pence for a 530kg Lim.

Beef cows to 187 pence for a 740kg Baq, and Friesian cows to 120 pence.

Beef cows sold to: JW Harbinson, Limavady Blonde 740kg £1383 (187), Timothy Wray, Carnlough Lim 690kg £1255 (182), Mike Frazer, Templepatrick Lim 580kg £986 (170), D Hume, Randalstown Lim 620kg £1054 (170), MJ Lucas, Antrim BB 690kg £1159 (168), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 650kg £968 (149), Simon Moore, Aldergrove Lim 760kg £1132 (149), SW Clyde, Randalstown Lim 730kg £1080 (148), local farmer Lim 540kg £793 (147), SW Clyde Lim 690kg £1000 (145), Ian Paisley, Magheramourne BB 750kg £1042 (139), Ian Graham, Ballyclare Lim 780kg £1084 (139), BB 880kg £1205 (137), RJ Cupples, Broughshane Lim 640kg £876 (137), David McClurkin, Ligoniel Char 560kg £767 (137), Thomas Madden, Carnlough Char 750kg £1020 (136), B McConaghy, Bushmills BB 560kg £761 (136), John McNeill, Cushendun Lim 710kg £958 (135), Crebilly farms St 680kg £904 (133), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 680kg £897 (132), B McConaghy AA 640kg £838 (131), D McKeown, Dundrod Sim 850kg £1113 (131), SW Clyde, Randalstown Lim 650kg £845 (130), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 700kg £910 (130).

Friesian cows sold to: James Gaston, Ballinaloob 630kg £756 (120), D Lynn, Portglenone 680kg £768 (113), local farmer 740kg £836 (113), D Maybin, Broughshane 750kg £832 (111), J McWoodburn, Kells 640kg £697 (109), WT McKinney, Maghera 710kg £766 (108), James Gaston, Ballinaloob 710kg £766 (108), RA Hill, Islandmagee 630kg £674 (107), GA and CR Crawford, Clough 730kg £781 (107), local farmer 690kg £738 (107), Mrs S Hunter, Doagh 710kg £752 (106), 700kg £735 (105), D Scott, Coleraine 810kg £842 (104), C Wilkinson, Lisburn 680kg £707 (104), David Chestnutt, Bushmills 740kg £762 (103), B Gribben, Dunloy 680kg £700 (103), A and W McIlwaine, Ballyclare 560kg £565 (101), G Smyth, Ballycastle 640kg £646 (101), John Gault, Ballyclare 670kg £670 (100), C Moody, Bushmills 670kg £670 (100), Ian Millar, Ballymena 530kg £524 (99), James Gaston, Ballinaloob 690kg £676 (98), RAS Barkley, Dunloy 630kg £611 (97), C Wilkinson, Lisburn 650kg £624 (96).

Males over 36 months: E Dougan, Castledawson Lim 650kg £1046 (161), Lim 600kg £840 (140), Char 580kg £765 (132), P and L Boyd, Cloughmills Char 560kg £644 (115), Ian McKinstry, Upper Ballinderry Here 1060kg £1208 (114), P & L Boyd, Cloughmills Char 530kg £583 (110), A and W McIlwaine, Ballyclare Hol 930kg £1007 (106), Thomas Simpson, Ballymena 640kg £646 (101).

Beef steers sold to: Michael Coyle, Pomeroy Lim 620kg £1258 (203), F Quinn, Kilrea AA 580kg £1119 (193), Michael Coyle Lim 580kg £1113 (192), Hunter Kane, Ballycastle Char 530kg £1017 (192), R Blackburn, Limavady Char 600kg £1146 (191), Char 640kg £1184 (185), T and S Reid, Crumlin Lim 660kg £1221 (185), P Graffin, Portglenone Lim 660kg £1214 (184), S McGowan, Ballymoney Char 800kg £1464 (183), F Bateson, Randalstown Lim 680kg £1237 (182), R Blackburn Blonde 630kg £1146 (182), J White, Antrim Lim 640kg £1164 (182), R Blackburn Blonde 660kg £1194 (181), Char 790kg £1429 (181), BB 660kg £1188 (180), Char 760kg £1368 (180), J McWoodburn, Kells Blonde 640kg £1152 (180), R Blackburn Char 720kg £1288 (179), J McWoodburn Char 650kg £1163 (179), Hunter Kane, Ballycastle Char 570kg £1003 (176), T and S Reid, Crumlin Lim 600kg £1050 (175), W Campbell, Carnlough Lim 760kg £1322 (174), P Graffin, Portglenone Lim 710kg £1235 (174), S McGowan, Ballymoney Char 770kg £1339 (174).

Beef heifers sold to: Michael Coyle, Pomeroy Lim 530kg £1065 (201), Char 570kg £1145 (201), Ivan Forsythe, Moneymore AA 730kg £1387 (190), F Bateson, Randalstown Lim 570kg £1043 (183), Lim 660kg £1161 (176), D Hume, Randalstown Lim 670kg £1165 (174), Timothy Wray, Carnlough Lim 560kg £952 (170), Hunter Kane, Ballycastle Char 470kg £780 (166), J Kirkpatrick, Crumin Sim 530kg £869 (164), T and S Reid, Crumlin Lim 590kg £967 (164), F Bateson, Randalstown Lim 630kg £1008 (160), Brendan McCoy, Toomebridge Sim 600kg £960 (160), C Kane, Ballycastle Lim 420kg £667 (159), D and H Gregg, Clough Lim 610kg £951 (156), S O’Kane, Upperlands Lim 540kg £837 (155), B McConaghy, Bushmills Lim 500kg £740 (148), D and H Gregg, Clough AA 690kg £1014 (147), AA 610kg £884 (145), AA 650kg £936 (144), AA 740kg £1043 (141), AA 600kg £780 (130), Andrew Abraham, Antrim 610kg £793 (130), D and H Gregg, Clough AA 590kg £731 (124), James Gaston, Ballinaloob 610kg £744 (122).

Friesian steers sold to: Moore Wallace, Dunloy 620kg £849 (137), James Wallace 720kg £957 (133), Moore Wallace 620kg £818 (132), A Lamont, Portglenone 580kg £754 (130), Moore Wallace 610kg £786 (129), Ian Millar, Ballymena 500kg £625 (125).

18 dairy cows and heifers sold to £1280 for a calved heifer from David McNeilly, Randalstown. Ruling prices: David McNeilly, Randalstown calved hfr £1280, Thomas Carlisle calved cow £1240, Howard McNabney, Clough calved hfr £1070, Joseph Adams, Ballymena calved hfr £1060, George Forsythe, Cloughmills calved hfr £970, WR and JE and DH Graham, Moorfields calved cow £940, Joseph Adams calved hfr £930, George Forsythe, Cloughmills calved cow £920, McCloskey farms, Ballymoney calved hfr £900.

64 lots in the suckler ring sold well to £2000 for a SH cow with bull calf. Leading prices as follows: D Carson, Nutts Corner SH £2000, Mrs Jean Hoey, Glenarm Lim £1590, I McMullan, Glenarm Lim £1520, local farmer Char £1520, D Allen, Moneymore Lim £1500, Gareth Hayes, Ballymena Sim £1500, Blonde £1500, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Char £1450, Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner Sim £1360, J McLaughlin, Aughafatten Par £1350, Gareth Hayes, Ballymena BB £1350, WJ Booth, Ballyhalbert Lim £1320, SG Lindsay, Newtownabbey Blonde £1280, Sam McNabney, Clough Sim £1250, J Luney, Newtownabbey Lim £1250, WJ Booth Lim £1250, local producer BB £1250, D Allen, Moneymore Mon £1220, D and N Hamill, Crumlin Here £1220, I McMullan, Glenarm BB £1210, local producer BB £1200, A Auld, Portstewart BB £1150, Seamus Richmond, Cloughmills Lim £1150, S Wallace, Ballymena Lim £1120, N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Sim £1110, local producer Lim £1100, BB £1100, local producer Char £1100, local producer BB £1080, S Wallace, Ballymena Lim £1060, M Montgomery, Kells Sim £1050.

211 lots in the calf ring sold to £540 for a strong Lim bull, heifer calves to £395.

Bull calves sold to: H McCracken, Ballywalter Lim £540, D McKay, Broughshane Lim £430, Aaron McVeigh, Ballygowan Blonde £430, E O’Flynn, Co Down FKV £410, James Currie, Larne (2) Lim £410, £400, E O’Flynn Fr £380, JT Reid, Ballymoney AA £370, Wm Hamill, Aughfatten (2) Lim £355, G and S O’Boyle, Randalstown BB £350, David McClintock, Broughshane Char £345, local farmer Sim £340, RJ Gage, Clough Lim £335, WR and JE and BDH Graham, Moorfields BB £330.

Heifer calves sold to: Stuart Hall, Larne Lim £395, D Blelock, Crumlin Hol £365, Hol £350, M Jordan, Crumlin Char £350, D Blelock Hol £335, D Robinson, Carnalbana Lim £335, G and S O’Boyle BB £320, D Blelock Hol £310, Ian Paisley, Magheramourne Lim £300, Dominic Mawhinney Lim £300, H Mulvenna, Glenarm Lim £300, Stuart Hall AA £300, R Millar, Broughshane Lim £300, D Blelock Hol £290, M Gribben, Desertmartin BB £285, D Blelock Hol £280.

Friesian bulls sold to: E O’Flynn, Co Down £380, D Blelock, Crumlin £200, Miss ME McCullough £200, D Blelock (2) £195, £190, £170, £160, £150, Miss ME McCullough (2) £140,WL Wilson, Ballyclare £140, R Dunlop, Broughshane (2) £120, G and S O’Boyle, Randalstown £100.

Upwards of 200 weanlings meet excellent demand, weight ranges and prices as follows:

Bullocks/bulls0-250kgs: Local farmer Char 190kg £505 (265), N Branagan, Lurgan Here 200kg £525 (262), Char 230kg £590 (256), Lim 200kg £500 (250), Char 230kg £560 (243), Mrs Doreen McClurg, Dundrod Lim 240kg £560 (233), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 250kg £500 (200).

250-300kgs: S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 270kg £690 (255), K Minford, Crumlin Lim 270kg £675 (250), Jeffrey Wray, Carnlough Char 270kg £660 (244), K Minford, Crumlin Lim 280kg £665 (237), James Houston, Randalstown St 280kg £660 (235), local farmer Lim 290kg £670 (231), B and R Spence, Crumlin Lim 300kg £680 (226), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 270kg £610 (225), Adrian Murphy, Ballyclare Char 270kg £610 (225), David Owens, Glenwherry (2) Lim 300kg £660 (220), I McGarel, Aughafatten Par 290kg £630 (217), N Branagan, Lurgan Char 270kg £585 (216), Doreen McClurg, Dundrod Lim 290kg £625 (215), John Clarke, Gracehill Sim 300kg £640 (213), Sim 260kg £550 (211).

301-350kgs: L McClinton, Glenarm Char 310kg £765 (246), local farmer Lim 320kg £755 (235), Robert Armstrong, Lisburn Char 330kg £765 (231), K Minford Lim 330kg £760 (230), S Taylor, Ligoniel Lim 310kg £710 (229), Char 330kg £755 (228), Mrs D McClurg Lim 310kg £705 (227), S Taylor, Lim 340kg £770 (226), Ian Taylor Char 310kg £700 (225), S Taylor Lim 350kg £780 (222), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 340kg £755 (222), local farmer Lim 350kg £775 (221), K Minford Lim 340kg £750 (220), L McClinton, Lim 340kg £750 (220), John McNeill, Cushendun Char 330kg £725 (219), Robert Armstrong, Lisburn Char 320kg £700 (218).

351kg and over: S McAlister, Ballintoy Char 360kg £780 (216), D Hume, Randalstown Lim 370kg £800 (216), S Taylor Char 380kg £820 (215), Jeffrey Wray, Carnlough Lim 360kg £770 (213), John McNeill, Cushendun Char 370kg £790 (213), R Pollock, Glenavy Lim 380kg £810 (213), M and R Simpson, Broughshane Lim 360kg £760 (211), local farmer Lim 370kg £780 (210), S McAllister, Ballintoy Char 370kg £775 (209), M and R Simpson Lim 380kg £795 (209), B and R Spence, Crumlin Lim 400kg £835 (208), H McCracken, Ballywalter Lim 490kg £1020 (208), S McAlister Char 370kg £765 (206), R Pollock, Glenavy Lim 370kg £765 (206), B and R Spence, Crumlin Lim 360kg £740 (205), John McNeill, Cushendun Blonde 390kg £800 (205).

Heifers 0-250kgs: Mrs E McCabe, Nutts Corner Char 220kg £515 (234), N Branagan, Lurgan Char 210kg £480 (228).

250-300kgs: Local farmer Char 270kg £615 (227), I McGarel, Aughafatten Par 290kg £655 (225), N Branagan, Lurgan Char 270kg £585 (216), John Clarke, Gracehill Sim 270kg £580 (214), E and P McCormick, Cushendun Lim 300kg £640 (213), Mrs D McClurg, Dundrod Lim 270kg £570 (211), Mrs E McCabe, Nutts Corner Char 270kg £560 (207), Jeffrey Wray, Carnlough Lim 270kg £555 (205),

301-350kgs: TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 330kg £690 (209), Jeffrey Wray, Carnlough Lim 310kg £640 (206), Lim 320kg £655 (204), W Allen, Shanksbridge Sim 340kg £695 (204), Jeffrey Wray Lim 350kg £715 (204).

350kg and over: M and R Simpson, Broughshane Lim 390kg £815 (209), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 370kg £750 (202), F Hilton, Ballymena Char 370kg £740 (200).