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Another good turnout of 340 beef cattle in Ballymena resulted in a sharper trade. Beef cows sold to 188p for 500kg at £940, Fr cows to 120p for 730kg at £876. Beef heifers to 203p for 480kg at £974, beef bullocks to 191p for 610kg at £1165, Fr bullocks to 145p for 560kg at £812.

Beef cows sold to: A Mawhinney, Bellaghy BB 500kg £940 (188), R Fulton, Dungiven Lim 570kg £1014 (178), J Kelly, Limavady Lim 640kg £1049 (164), R Fulton Lim 640kg £1043 (163), local producer Lim 600kg £972 (162), A Mawhinney, Bellaghy BB 490kg £784 (160), J Kelly Lim 590kg £932 (158), JF Savage, Ballywalter Lim 620kg £967 (156), T Robinson, Ballynure Lim 610kg £945 (155), JF Savage Lim 660kg £1023 (155), Lim 670kg £1031 (154), I Gilliland, Ballymena Char 750kg £1147 (153), T Aiken, Coleraine Char 750kg £1132 (151), local farmer Lim 560kg £840 (150), A Mawhinney, Bellaghy Par 460kg £690 (150), WJ McClintock, Glenwherry Lim 670kg £991 (148), WH Harkness, Crumlin BB 630kg £932 (148), B Hunter, Doagh Lim 630kg £907 (144), George Hamilton, Randalstown Sim 680kg £979 (144), Richard Creith, Bushmills Sim 700kg £1008 (144), R Fulton, Dungiven BB 650kg £936 (144), BB 710kg £1022 (144), George A Hamilton, Randalstown AA 640kg £915 (143), Mrs A Manson, Doagh AA 700kg £994 (142).

Friesian cows sold to: TF Duncan & Co, Crumlin 730kg £876 (120), R Crawford, Glarryford 590kg £702 (119), W & F Hill, Randalstown 720kg £842 (117), CA Orr, Cloughmills 740kg £851 (115), Desmond McKee, Randalstown 570kg £649 (114), W & F Hill 720kg £820 (114), local farmer 560kg £632 (113), Frank McAuley, Toomebridge 680kg £761 (112), W & F Hill, Randalstown 650kg £728 (112), Mrs S Hunter, Doagh 700kg £777 (111), S Wilson, Ballymena 770kg £854 (111), J & M Wilson, Broughshane 690kg £765 (111), J & G Hamilton, Broughshane 490kg £539 (110), R Crawford, Glarryford 650kg £708 (109), Mrs S Hunter 640kg £691 (108), Nigel McCue, Ballymena 650kg £702 (108), B Alexander, Ahoghill 670kg £723 (108), W & T Munnis, Kilraughts 740kg £791 (107), J & G Hamilton, Broughshane 620kg £663 (107), D & G McVicker, Ballymoney 550kg £588 (107), WJ Taylor, Newtownards 590kg £631 (107), Ballybracken farms, Ballynure 700kg £749 (107), W Patterson, Ballyclare 560kg £599 (107), Brian McConnell, Doagh 730kg £781 (107).

Beef heifers sold to: J Kelly, Magilligan Char 480kg £974 (203), R McIntyre, Glarryford Lim 580kg £1102 (190), Richard Creith, Bushmills Spk 630kg £1197 (190), R Fulton, Dungiven BB 590kg £1103 (187), Wm Weir, Milebush Char 540kg £1004 (186), T Herbison, Ballymena AA 550kg £1017 (185), JF Savage, Ballywalter Lim 520kg £956 (184), Lim 540kg £972 (180), Lim 520kg £930 (179), Lim 530kg £948 (179), R Brown &Ptnrs, Greyabbey Lim 640kg £1139 (178), JF Savage, Lim 580kg £1026 (177), Char 530kg £938 (177), R Brown &Ptnrs Char 610kg £1073 (176), David Parks, Moira Lim 530kg £932 (176), JF Savage Lim 530kg £922 (174), McCready McCartney, Nutts Corner Char 640kg £1113 (174), T Herbison, Ballymena AA 540kg £934 (173), JF Savage Char 590kg £1020 (173), SJ & RJ McLean, Straid AA 600kg £1032 (172), R Brown &Ptnrs Char 630kg £1077 (171), JW Hodges, Armoy Lim 530kg £906 (171), Wm Weir, Carrick Here 570kg £969 (170).

Beef bullocks sold to:-

John McKeague, Dunloy Char 610kg £1165 (191), Robert McCullough, Ballymena Lim 560kg £1064 (190), JA Campbell, Randalstown Blonde 750kg £1395 (186), Robert Robinson, Broughshane Lim 590kg £1079 (183), John McKeague Char 610kg £1104 (181), JA Campbell, Randalstown Blonde 660kg £1194 (181), John McKeague Char 660kg £1181 (179), Mrs Muriel Magee, Lisburn Char 740kg £1317 (178), Robert Robinson Lim 620kg £1103 (178), Robert Linton, Ahoghill Char 730kg £1292 (177), Char 780kg £1380 (177), JB McGuigan, Garvagh Char 460kg £809 (176), Moore Wallace, Dunloy AA 650kg £1144 (176), D Bellingham, Ballymoney Lim 670kg £1172 (175), Robert Linton, Ahoghill Char 770kg £1339 (174), A McCullough, Ballymena Char 590kg £1026 (174), D Bellingham, Ballymoney Char 730kg £1262 (173), John McKeague, Dunloy Char 740kg £1272 (172), JC Campbell, Randalstown Lim 760kg £1307 (172), Robert McCullough, Ballymoney Lim 630kg £1083 (172), D Bellingham, Ballymoney Char 730kg £1255 (172), John Crawford, Gracehill Here 630kg £1077 (171), JA Campbell, Randalstown Lim 650kg £1105 (170), Robert McCullough, Char 640kg £1088 (170).

Fr bullocks sold to: G Wilson, Ballyboley 560kg £812 (145), S Fullerton, Bushmills 630kg £900 (143), Ivan Jackson, Ballynure 710kg £1008 (142), 610kg £854 (140), S McAllister, Glenarm 630kg £869 (138), Ivan Jackson 700kg £966 (138), 710kg £979 (138), G Wilson, Ballyboley 500kg £690 (138), Eric Thom, Tobermore 540kg £729 (135), Ivan Jackson 800kg £1072 (134), Eric Thom 520kg £691 (133), 530kg £704 (133), Ivan Jackson 610kg £811 (133), 710kg £937 (132), 700kg £924 (132), 650kg £851 (131), Eric Thom 550kg £715 (130), R Chambers, Ballycastle 740kg £932 (126), Eric Thom 520kg £650 (125), Ivan Jackson 670kg £837 (125), 660kg £811 (123), 620kg £762 (123).

Forty-six dairy cows and heifers sold to £1180 for a calved heifer from Wm Black, Aghadowey.

Ruling prices: W Black, Aghadowey £1180, Brian Bell, Armagh £1120, Bolton Bros, Maghera £1080, Brian Bell £1040, JC Barkley, Ballymena £1030, Brian Bell £1030, (2) £1020, John Hunter, Crumlin £1000, W Black, Aghadowey £980, £950, S Dunlop, Dundrod £950, John Moore, Ballyclare £950, Brian Bell £930, J Surgenor, Dervock £920, S McCormick, Bangor £900, Brian Bell £900.

A large entry of 72 lots in the suckler ring sold well to a top of £2700 for a BB bull from C Chestnutt, Bushmills. £1580 was paid for a AA heifer with bull calf at foot. Ruling prices for bulls were as follows: C Chestnutt, Bushmills BB 2700gns, Lim 2500gns, Richard McKeown, Templepatrick Lim 2150gns, C Chestnutt, Bushmills AA 1850gns, B Bailey, Ballycastle Lim £1820, David Mairs, Lisburn Lim £1400.

Suckler cows sold as follows: WD Boyes &Ptnrs, Moira AA £1580, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Lim £1460, M McBride, Crumlin (2) Char £1400, H Esler, Islandmagee Sim £1380, WD Boyes, AA £1300, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Sim £1270, M McBride, Crumlin Sim £1260, TF Reid, Glenavy Lim £1220, D Rainey, Finvoy Lim £1200, Walter Hoy, Templepatrick BB £1200, M McBride, Crumlin Lim £1200, Here £1150, Donal Gillan, Garvagh Lim £1140, SG Lindsay, Newtownabbey Here £1140, D Rainey, Finvoy BB £1120, SG Lindsay, Newtownabbey Here £1120, M McBride, Crumlin Char £1120, E McNeilly, Gracehill Lim £1120, D Leathem, Lisburn Sim £1090, Donal Gillan, Garvagh Lim £1080, BB £1080, D Rainey, Finvoy (3) Lim £1080.

228 lots in the calf ring sold to £315 for a BB bull and to £315 for a Lim.

Bull calves sold to: Cairnleigh Ltd, Aghalee BB £315, BB £300, WD McCarthy, Kircubbin Fr £300, R Morrow, Glenarm Lim £295, T Herbinson, Randalstown AA £285, Cairnleigh Ltd BB £280, T Herbinson AA £280, R McCormick, Armoy Sim £280, Colin Crooks, Kilwaughter Sim £280, H & L Wilson, Larne Sim £270, WJ & FC Patterson, Broughshane AA £260, WD McCarthy, Kircubbin BB £260, RLA & D Irvine, Dundrod BB £260, P McGowan, Toomebridge AA £250, M Nelson, Ballyclare AA £250, Thomas Fullerton, Maghera AA £250.

Heifers calves sold to: Walter Hoy, Templepatrick Lim £315, T Herbison, Randalstown AA £285, H & L Wilson, Larne Sim £285, Aidan Connolly, Loughgiel AA £285, D & A Sampson, Castledawson AA £270, R McCormick, Armoy Sim £270, Cairneight Ltd, Aghalee BB £255, BB £240, A McMaster, Kircubbin BB £235, GR Gilmore, Portaferry Here £235, T Herbison AA £235, R McCormick, Armoy AA £235, Sim £235, WJ & FC Patterson, Broughshane AA £230, A McMaster, Kircubbin BB £230, R McCormick, Armoy AA £230.

Friesian bull calves sold to: WD McCarthy, Kircubbin £300, R & J McConaghy, Kilraughts £225, £195, AG Smyth, Dungiven £195, £185, R & J McConaghy £180, Dominic Mawhinney, Bellaghy (3) £175, R & J McConaghy (2) £165, Aidan Connolly, Loughgiel £165, R & J McConaghy (2) £150, R McCormick, Armoy (2) £150.

A great entry of 560 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a steady trade. Bullocks sold to £500 over for a Lim 300kg at £800 from JH Fraser, Belfast and 330kg Char at £830 presented by TH O’Kane, Newtowncrommelin. Heifers sold to £420 over for a Lim 360kg at £780 offered by S O’Rawe, Ballycastle.

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs: TF Reid, Glenavy Lim 250kg £660 (264), W Moore, Antrim (2) Lim 240kg £600 (250), J McKeever, Ahoghill Par 230kg £575 (250), S Hoy, Doagh Lim 230kg £570 (247), TF Reid Lim 250kg £615 (246), Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Lim 240kg £575 (239), E Aiken, Cloughmills Char 220kg £515 (234).

251-300kgs: JH Fraser, Belfast Char 300kg £800 (266), JA McQuiston, Ballymoney Char 270kg £680 (251), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim (3) 270kg £660 (244), Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Lim 290kg £705 (243), JH Fraser Char 270kg £655 (242), A Mawhinney, Bellaghy Lim 290kg £700 (241).

301-350kgs: T H O’Kane, Newtowncrommelin Char 310kg £780 (251), Char 330kg £830 (251), I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 320kg £765 (239), J McQuiston, Ballymoney Char 320kg £760 (237), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 320kg £750 (234), P McConnell, Belfast Char 330kg £770 (233), Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Char 350kg £815 (232), I Beggs Lim 350kg £810 (231).

351kg and over: Eric Connor, Maghera (2) Char 370kg £350 (229), A Pollock, Coleraine Lim 380kg £850 (223), RJ Hoey, Ballymena Blonde 380kg £840 (221), Stephen Marshall, Ballymena Char 390kg £860 (220), P McConnell, Ligoniel Char 370kg £815 (220), Lim 360kg £790 (219), Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Char 370kg £810 (218).

Heifers 0-250kgs: J Campbell, Carnlough Blonde 240kg £580 (241), E Aiken, Cloughmills Sim 240kg £530 (220), Andrew McBride, Ligoniel Sim 240kg £520 (216), E Aiken Char 190kg £400 (210), Sim 250kg £525 (210), Brian Connon, Larne Lim 230kg £480 (208), John Thompson, Donacloney Sim 240kg £480 (200), D O’Loan, Aughafatten Lim 170kg £340 (200), E Aiken, Char 220kg £440 (200).

251-300kgs: A Abbott, Lisburn Lim 270kg £635 (235), J & F McKinstry, Ballyclare Lim 270kg £620 (229), A Abbott Char 260kg £595 (228), Lim 290kg £660 (227), E Aiken, Cloughmills Char 260kg £575 (221), Andrew McBride, Ligoniel Sim 290kg £630 (217), S O’Rawe, Ballycastle Lim 300kg £650 (216), WJ & RJ Cuthbert, Ballycarry Blonde 260kg £535 (205), (2) Blonde 300kg £615 (205).

301-350kgs: Donagh Black, Carnlough Char 310kg £665 (214), B McAllister, Glenarm Lim 350kg £740 (211), P McConnell, Ligoniel Lim 340kg £715 (210), S O’Rawe, Ballycastle Lim 340kg £710 (208), Lim 350kg £725 (207), J & F McKinstry, Ballyclare Lim 310kg £640 (206), WJ & RJ Cuthbert, Ballycarry (3) Blonde 310kg £640 (206).

351kg and over: S O’Rawe, Ballycastle Lim 360kg £780 (216), P McConnell, Ligoniel Lim 380kg £795 (209), J & F McKinstry, Ballyclare Lim 370kg £755 (204), S O’Rawe, Ballycastle Lim 370kg £745 (201), E McGarrity, Stoneyford Lim 360kg £690 (191), J McFetridge, Glenarm Lim 360kg £680 (188), James Rainey, Crumlin (2) Lim 420kg £785 (186), Cleggan Estate, Ballymena Char 380kg £700 (184), B McAllister, Glenarm Lim 380kg £700 (184).

Another good sale of breeding sheep in Ballymena on Monday evening resulted in a sharper trade with a top of £192 for 3 Suff hgts and 3 lambs presented by Kim Steel Nicholson, Antrim.

Leading prices: Kim Steele Nicholson, Antrim 3 Suff ewes & 3 lambs £192, I Montgomery, Glenwherry 3 CB ewes & 6 lambs £185, 3 CB ewes & 6 lambs £182, W Mitchell, Kells 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £180, Simon Loughery, Limavady 1 CB ewe & 2 lambs £180, I Montgomery 2 CB ewes & 4 lambs £180, D Montgomery, Glenwherry 3 CB ewes & 6 lambs £180, 5 CB ewes & 10 lambs £178, Ian Reid, Killinchy 8 CB ewes & 15 lambs £177, I Montgomery 4 CB ewes & 4 lambs £174, Alex McCann, Glenravel 1 CB ewe & 2 lambs £172, I Montgomery 2 CB ewes & 2 lambs £170, J Stewart, Nutts Corner 4 Tex ewes & 8 lambs £170, Brian J McAllister, Mosside 5 CB ewes & 5 lambs £170, J Stewart, Nutts Corner 3 Tex ewes & 6 lambs £168, 3 Tex ewes & 6 lambs £167.

A good entry of 270 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £570 over for a Lim 510kg at £1080 offered by Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare. Heifers sold to £530 over for a Blonde 550kg at £1080 presented by G Martin, Randalstown.

Bullocks 0-500kgs: WJ Doherty, Moira Lim 260kg £595 (228), S Gowdy, Ballyclare Char 500kg £1045 (209), Hamill Bros, Broughshane Lim 450kg £935 (207), WJ Doherty Lim 310kg £640 (206), Liam McNally, Camlough Lim 450kg £915 (203), J Luney, Newtownabbey Lim 350kg £705 (201), Liam McNally Lim 450kg £905 (201), WJ Doherty (3) Lim 290kg £580 (200), local farmer Lim 480kg £950 (197), J Luney Lim 410kg £810 (197), A Murphy, Ballyclare Lim 280kg £550 (196), WJ Doherty Lim 340kg £665 (195), M McNally Lim 500kg £970 (194), Hamill Bros Lim 490kg £950 (193).

501kg and over: S Gowdy, Ballyclare Lim 510kg £1080 (211), M McNally, Jonesboro Char 510kg £1065 (208), S Gowdy Char 520kg £1065 (204), D & S McMinn, Ballygowan Lim 540kg £1090 (201), Patrick McWilliams, Moneyglass AA 580kg £1160 (200), M McNally Char 540kg £1070 (198), D & S McMinn Lim 540kg £1055 (195), Patrick McWilliams AA 590kg £1150 (194), Liam McNally Char 560kg £1090 (194), Patrick McWilliams AA 600kg £1165 (194), M McNally Char 520kg £980 (188), local farmer Lim 510kg £960 (188), R Robinson, Broughshane Lim 560kg £1050 (187), Lim 590kg £1100 (186).

Heifers up to 500kgs: J Luney, Newtownabbey Lim 310kg £650 (209), Donal McIlwaine, Cushendall Lim 440kg £910 (206), G Martin, Randalstown Blonde 440kg £895 (203), A Ross, N’ards Lim 350kg £710 (202), WH Knox, Ballyclare Lim 440kg £890 (202), Lim 430kg £865 (201), Felix McKendry, B’shane Char 430kg £880 (200), WH Knox Lim 490kg £970 (198), D McIlwaine, Cushendall Lim 470kg £915 (194), J Luney, Newtownabbey Lim 350kg £680 (194), S Hoy, Doagh Lim 340kg £650 (191).

Heifers over 500kgs

G Martin, Randalstown 550k £1080 (196, Blonde 540kg £1010 (187), Blonde 560kg £1045 (186), F McKendry, B’shane Char 510kg £840 (164), R Boyle, Larne Char 570kg £930 (163), K Woodside, Islandmagee AA 620kg £1000 (161), R Boyle Char 540kg £870 (161), S Graham, Nutts Corner BB 610kg £960 (157), R Boyle Char 570kg £890 (156), Char 580kg £900 (155).

An entry of 601 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a sharper trade. Spring lambs sold to 441p for a pen of seven Texels 20.5kg at £90.50 offered by Robert McKeown, Broughshane. Fat hoggets sold to 313p for a pen of 16 Texels 25.5kg at £80 presented by D Gardiner, Ballymena. Fat ewes sold to £96.

Spring lambs: Robert McKeown, Broughshane 7 Tex 20.5kg £90.50 (441), J Canning, Limavady 6 Suff 22.5kg £98.50 (437), Fraser Tweed, Glenarm 5 Suff 22kg £95.50 (434), Alastair Kerr, Ballymena 6 Tex 22.5kg £97.50 (433), A & D McAfee, Bushmills 9 Tex 22kg £95 (431), SD Anderson, Kilwaughter 1 Suff 21.5kg £92 (427), 5 Suff 21.5kg £92 (427), local farmer 1 Suff 20kg £85 (425), J & J Rea, Kilwaughter 15 Suff 23kg £97.50 (423), C McAuley, Carnlough 9 CB 21kg £88.50 (421), MS Coulter, Doagh 11 Suff 22.5kg £93 (413), Malcolm Chambers, Bushmills 4 Tex 22.5kg £92.50 (411), WJ & RJ Cuthbert, Ballycarry 8 Suff 23.5kg £96.50 (410), J Wray, Carnlough 8 Ham 23kg £94 (408), D Knox, Coleraine 2 Suff 21.5kg £86 (400), J Purvis, Magherafelt 5 Dor 22kg £88 (400), B McNeilly, Randalstown 10 Dor 22.5kg £89 (395), A & D McAfee, Bushmills 4 Tex 24kg £94 (391), T Hamill, Broughshane 5 Tex 23kg £90 (391), Alastair Kerr, Ballymena 23 Tex 22kg £86 (390), JK Currie, Ballymena 4 Dor 21kg £82 (390), WJ & RJ Cuthbert 2 Suff 24kg £92 (383), Wm Hamill, Aughafatten 5 Dor 20kg £769 (380), Joe Steede, Cullybackey 2 Ham 23.5kg £89 (378), E Alexander, Broughshane 2 Dor 23kg £87 (378), J Purvis, Magherafelt 6 Dor 25.5kg £94 (36), H McCracken, Ballywalter 1 Suff 25kg £91 (364).

Fat hoggets: Drew Gardiner, Ballymena 16 Tex 25.5kg £80 (313), R Brown, Ballymena 22 Tex 24.5kg £75 (306), James Sheppard, Raloo 11 Tex 25kg £76 (304), N Curran, Ballynure 3 Shr 29.5kg £86.50 (293), J Forsythe, Cloughmills 5 CB 29kg £82.50 (284), AM Crawford, Ballynure 4 CB 31kg £88 (283), E Steele, Portglenone 12 Dor 26.5kg £75 (283), M Stewart, Coleraine 1 Tex 25kg £70 (280), R Brown, Ballymena 19 Tex 28kg £78 (278), J & A McClintock, Ballycarry 29 Tex 28kg £75 (267), John Heron, Broughshane 5 Tex 28.5kg £76 (266), R McAuley, Ballyclare 9 CB 25.5kg £68 (266), J Scullion, Ahoghill 6 Dor 23.5kg £58 (246), JB Crawford, Aughafatten 1 CB 29kg £69 (237),

Fat ewes (261)

1st Quality

Suff - £70-£93

Tex - £70-£96

CB - £58-£75

BF - £35-£55