Entry of 1078 sheep at Ballymena results in steady trade

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An entry of 1078 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 350p per kg for a pen of 10 Texels 24kg at £84. Fat ewes sold to £60.

Fat lambs (1004): Top prices per kg: Carrickfergus farmer 10 Tex 24kg £84 (350), Colin Alexander, Glenarm 7 CB 18.5kg £61.50 (332), Darren Beggs, Ballyclare 8 Tex 23.5kg £76.50 (325), Steven Cargill, Ballyclare 10 Suff 24.5kg £79.50 (324), Andrew White, Kells 3 Char 24kg £76.50 (318), Pat Anderson, Templepatrick 2 Tex 22kg £70 (318), AT Lowry, Loughgiel 15 Tex 22kg £70 (318), James Sheppard, Raloo 5 Tex 22.5kg £71 (315), J McQuiston, Ballymoney 40 Tex 22.5kg £71 (315), R Boyle, Larne 11 Tex 23.5kg £74 (314), JJ and V Jenkins, Ballyclare 26 Tex 22kg £69 (313), Brian Lyttle, Moorfields 18 Suff 23.5kg £73.50 (312), Norman McBurney, Moorfields 25 Tex 23.5kg £73.50 (312), Logan Anderson, Kilwaughter 1 CB 24kg £75 (312), Roy Carlisle, Newtownabbey 1 Tex 24kg £75 (312), Paul Butler, Rathkenny 5 Tex 21.5kg £67 (311), S McKay, Martinstown 4 Tex 24.5kg £76.20 (311), Wm Marshall, Portglenone 5 Tex 23.5kg £73 (310), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter 25 CB 23.5kg £73 (310), Mrs N Queiry, Whitehead 7 Suff 21kg £65 (309), local farmer 8 Suff 23kg £71 (308), J McCalmont, Glenarm 28 BF 23kg £71 (308), Carrickfergus farmer 30 Tex 25kg £77 (308).

Top prices per head: Carrickfergus farmer 10 Tex 24kg £84, Stephen Cargill, Ballyclare 10 Suff 24.5kg £79.50, Carrigeen farms Ltd, Templepatrick 32 Suff 27.5kg £79, Wm Barnes, Cullybackey 6 Tex 25.5kg £78, DS McKay, Rathkenny 8 Dor 27.5kg £77, Carrickfergus farmer 30 Tex 25kg £77, Andrew White, Kells 3 Char 24kg £76.50, Darren Beggs, Ballyclare 8 Tex 23.5kg £76.50, M Moffett, Broughshane 18 Char 25.5kg £76.50, S McKay, Martinstown 4 Tex 24.5kg £76.20, C Gribben, Dunloy 25 26.5kg £76, Ian Dodds, Glenwherry 14 Tex 26.5kg £76, A Stewart, Ballyclare 15 Tex 25kg £75, J Allen 2 Suff 25kg £75, Richard Cowan, Magheramourne 53 Suff 24.5kg £75, Stephen Cargill, Ballyclare 20 Suff 25kg £75, K Dobbin, Ballycastle 12 Suff 25.5kg £75, Logan Anderson, Kilwaughter 1 CB 24kg £75, AJ Wilson, Ballymena 5 Tex 27.5kg £75, Liam Devlin, Armoy 50 Suff 26.5kg £75, WJ Kissock, Ballymena 9 Tex 27kg £75, N Carey, Cloughmills 15 Tex 26kg £75, Roy Carlisle, Newtownabbey 1 Tex 24kg £75, J Stevenson, Ballymena 12 Tex 25kg £74.80, S Wilson, Ballynure 19 Char 26kg £74.80.

Fat ewes (74)

1st quality

Suff - £50-£60

Tex - £50-£60

CB - £45-£58

BF - £25-40