Good entry of cattle at Ballymena

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A good entry of store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a steady trade.

Heifers sold to £530 over for a Lim 510kg at £1040 offered by A Auld, Portstewart. Bullocks sold to £485 over for a Blue 500g at £985 presented by P McVey, Randalstown.

Heifers sold to: A Auld, Portstewart Lim 510kg £1040 (203), Lim 470kg £925 (196), Jean Craig, Larne Char 300kg £585 (195), A Auld Lim 580kg £1095 (188), James Graham, Crumlin Lim 520kg £980 (188), Jean Craig Char 340kg £640 (188), A Auld Lim 520kg £970 (186), Jean Craig Lim 360kg £670 (186), Char 350kg £650 (185), Lim 300kg £550 (183), Char 340kg £620 (182), Char 340kg £615 (180), Robert Dundee, Kells Lim 390kg £700 (179), D Gourley, Ballygally Lim 450kg £800 (177), James Graham, Crumlin Blonde 470kg £775 (176), Jean Craig Lim 330kg £580 (175), A Scott, Glarryford Char 430kg £745 (173), James Graham, Crumlin Blonde 460kg £795 (172), Sim 610kg £1050 (172), Jean Craig Char 310kg £530 (171).

Bullocks sold to: Patrick McKay, Martinstown BB 500kg £985 (197), Robert Dundee, Kells Lim 460kg £835 (181), Patrick McKay BB 550kg £980 (178), A Caldwell, Clough AA 500kg £885 (177), Lim 490kg £865 (176), A Auld, Portstewart Lim 620kg £1090 (175), Char 530kg £920 (173), R Barr, Ballymoney Lim 420kg £725 (172), A Scott, Glarryford Char 480kg £800 (166), A Caldwell, Clough Sim 500kg £830 (166).

An entry of 1607 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 386p for a pen of Texels 22kg at £85 offered by Richard Currie, Ballymena and to a top per head of £92 for a pen of 28.5kg lambs from J Harbinson, Limavady.

Fat lambs (1270)

Top prices per kg: Richard Currie, Ballymena 3 Tex 22kg £85 (386), W McIlwaine, Ballyclare 2 Tex 21.5kg £83 (386), WJ Cubitt, Rasharkin 4 Tex 22kg £84 (381), M Buckley, Carrick 1 Tex 21kg £80 (381), John McFall, Broughshane 9 Tex 22.5kg £85 (377), S Davison, Broughshane 6 Tex 24kg £90 (375), W McIlwaine, Ballyclare 6 Tex 21.5kg £80 (372), E Clyde, Muckamore 5 Tex 21.5kg £80 (372), R Hoy, Doagh 12 Tex 23kg £85.50 (371), T Hamill, Broughshane 11 Suff 21.5kg £79.50 (369), I Barkley, Dunloy 3 Tex 23kg £85 (369), Robert Hood, Broughshane 4 Tex 22kg £80.50 (365), J Martin, Broughshane 11 Tex 23kg £84 (365), Billy Elliott, Woodburn 3 Tex 23kg £84 (365), D Ward, Glenarm 4 Tex 22.5kg £82 (364), J Kerr, Coleraine 20 Tex 19.5kg £71 (364), Bushvalley Texels, Stranocum 12 Tex 22kg £80 (363), W & G Hanna, Ballymoney 11 Tex 22kg £80 (363), NJ Arthurs, Ballycarry 7 Tex 22kg £80 (363), R Hamill, Aughafatten 9 Suff 22kg £80 (363), Francis McKinney, Bendooragh 15 Tex 21.5kg £78 (362), Rodney McCann, Ballynure 18 Tex 21.5kg £78 (362), Alan McClintock, Ballymena 10 Tex 21.5kg £77 (361).

Top prices per kg: Richard Currie, Ballymena 1 Tex 26kg £120, JW Harbinson, Limavady 3 Beltex X 28.5kg £92, 1 Beltex X 28.5kg £92, S Davison, Broughshane 6 Tex 24kg £90, JK Currie, Ballymena 2 Tex 26kg £90, Mervyn Crawford, Randalstown 3 Tex 26kg £88, S Davidson 1 Tex 30kg £88, Andrew Park, Ballynure 19 Tex 26.5kg £87.50, R Moore, Cullybackey 4 Suff 28kg £86.50, Ian Kernohan, Randalstown 18 Tex 25kg £86, Al Gault, Newtownabbey 6 Suff 24kg £86, R Hoy, Doagh 12 Tex 23kg £85.50, S Davidson, Broughshane 1 Tex 27kg £85, John Clarke, Moorfields 4 Suff 25kg £85, Mrs M Crawford, Carnalbana 24 Suff 24.5kg £85, John McFall, Broughshane 9 Tex 22.5kg £85, Wm McBurney, Moorfields 1 Tex 28kg £85, Richard Currie, Ballymena 3 Tex 22kg £85, Margaret McAllister, Glenarm 5 Dor 25.5kg £85, I Barkley, Dunloy 3 Tex 23kg £85, David McIlwaine, Glenwherry 6 Tex 25.5kg £85, Wm Bones, Glenarm 5 Suff 25kg £85, Des Millar, Aughafatten 3 Tex 25.5kg £85, McKinney Bros, Maghera 2 Tex 23.5kg £85.

Fat ewes (333)

1st quality

Suff - £70-£93

Tex - £70-£107

CB - £55-£72

BF - £30-£55