Latest prices from Ballymena mart

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A better entry of 321 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday resulted in a steady trade.

Beef cows sold to 180p for a Blue 820kg at £1476, Fr cows sold to 228p for 600kg at £768, beef bullocks sold to 209p for a Char 610kg at £1274, beef heifers to 204p for a Char 600kg at £1224, Fr bullocks to 158p for a 620kg at £979.

Beef cows and bulls sold to: O’Kane farm, Dunloy BB 820kg £1476 (180), D Torrens, Coleraine Lim 740kg £1287 (174), Felix Mallon, Cookstown Lim 710kg £1178 (166), Nevin Brown, Ballycastle Char 390kg £635 (163), O’Kane farm Lim 780kg £1271 (163), Stephen Boyle, Carrick Lim 560kg £851 (152), DS Beggs, Ballyclare BB 610kg £890 (146), W McCartney, Ballymena Sim 760kg £1094 (144), Stephen Boyle, Carrick Lim 560kg £795 (142), M Blair, Limavady Lim 590kg £820 (139), R Dawson, Stoneyford Hol 770kg £1062 (138), J Brown, Cloughey AA 840kg £1159 (138), local producer Lim 530kg £731 (138), ACW Developments, Broughshane AA 670kg £911 (136), local producer Lim 560kg £761 (136), A Hall, Antrim AA 890kg £1201 (135), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 860kg £1161 (135), R Dawson, Stoneyford Fr 670kg £904 (135), Wm Weir, Milebush Lim 610kg £823 (135), A Hall AA 770kg £1031 (134), RD Reid, Dungannon BB 370kg £495 (134), Raymond Coyle, Strabane Lim 640kg £857 (134), A Hall, Antrim AA 770kg £1024 (133), AA 870kg £1148 (132).

Friesian cows: Andy Spence 600kg £768 (128), Andrew Abraham, Antrim 690kg £855 (124), Alastair Harkness, Cookstown 750kg £922 (123), 740kg £902 (122), S Fullerton, Bushmills 740kg £888 (120), WT Bristow, Portglenone 610kg £725 (119), Mrs S Hunter, Doagh 720kg £849 (118), Alastair Harkness 580kg £678 (117), local producer 620kg £719 (116), Hugh Hall, Ballynure 570kg £661 (116), O Magill, Crumlin 750kg £870 (116), D Morrison, Armoy 650kg £747 (115), A Bell, Nutts Corner 620kg £706 (114), 650kg £741 (114), Arthur Gibson, Glenarm 770kg £877 (114), local farmer 530kg £593 (112), Joe Blair, Glarryford 740kg £828 (112), WJ Taylor, Kircubbin 580kg £643 (111), McGookin Farming, Ballyclare 600kg £666 (111), SH Adams, Cloughmills 630kg £699 (111), S Fullerton 710kg £781 (110), RJ Gage, Clough 710kg £781 (110), S Wallace, Ballymena 670kg £737 (110), Alastair Harkness 600kg £654 (109).

Beef bullocks sold to: John Blair, Cullybackey (2) Char 610kg £1274 (209), CB Wilkinson, Randalstown (2) Lim 630kg £1297 (206), A Lagan, Portglenone (2) Blonde 650kg £1326 (204), John Blair, Cullybackey (4) Char 630kg £1260 (200), local producer (2) Lim 640kg £1267 (198), (2) Lim 670kg £1319 (197), CB Wilkinson, Randalstown (2) Lim 610kg £1195 (196), A Lagan, Portglenone (2) Char 650kg £1254 (193), J Marshall, Portglenone (2) SH 620kg £1190 (192), P Graffin, Portglenone (2) Sim 590kg £1109 (188), Alastair Harkness, Cookstown (2) BB 630kg £1184 (188).

Beef heifers sold to: J Collins, Ballymoney Char 600kg £1224 (204), Nevin Brown, Ballycastle Char 650kg £1313 (202), Felix Mallon, Cookstown Lim 660kg £1333 (202), P & S Kelly, Kells BB 510kg £1020 (200), Wm Weir, Milebush Lim 560kg £1086 (194), J & S McElnay, Bushmills Char 400kg £760 (190), Char 430kg £817 (190), Char 490kg £931 (190), JF & PJ Savage, Ballywalter Char 560kg £1064 (190), local farmer Lim 560kg £1058 (189), J & S McElnay, Par 390kg £733 (188), Par 420kg £789 (188), JF & PJ Savage, BB 560kg £1052 (188), Char 520kg £977 (188), J & S McElnay Par 450kg £841 (187), Ian Simms, Carrickfergus Lim 570kg £1065 (187), J Collins, Ballymoney Lim 580kg £1078 (186), J & S McElnay Lim 430kg £795 (185), Char 420kg £772 (184), Char 440kg £809 (184), JK Skuce, Aghadowey Lim 500kg £920 (184), Wm Weir, Milebush Char 600kg £1104 (184), JF & PJ Savage, Ballywalter (2) Sim 550kg £1006 (183).

Fr bullocks & heifers sold to: RJ Gage, Clough 620kg £979 (158), J Dorrian, Portaferry 640kg £998 (156), 620kg £961 (155), 650kg £975 (150), James Gibson, Aughafatten 630kg £938 (149), RJ Gage, 570kg £826 (145), WR & BDH Graham, Moorfields 670kg £958 (143), D Morrison, Armoy 530kg £747 (141), RF Dawson, Stoneyford 600kg £822 (137), A Bell, Nutts Corner 730kg £992 (136), R Dawson 590kg £802 (136), WJ Taylor, Kircubbin 450kg £607 (135), 470kg £620 (132), Mrs R Adams, Cloughmills 470kg £615 (131), 450kg £585 (130), J McLeister, Portglenone 400kg £512 (128), T Davis, Magherafelt 420kg £533 (127), Mrs R Adams 510kg £642 (126), R Dawson, Stoneyford 560kg £705 (126), McGookin farming, Ballyclare 480kg £595 (124), WR & JE & BDH Graham 490kg £607 (124), R Dawson 680kg £843 (124), WJ Taylor, 410kg £500 (122), 480kg £576 (120).

Over 100 dairy cows and heifers included a dispersal sale with prices to £1920 on Friday, 17th. Wm Black, Aghadowey sold Fr bulls to £1800.

Ruling prices: J Prentice, Saintfield £1920, £1650, D Foreman £1550, J Prentice £1500, £1480, £1480, £1450, Droghal farm £1450, J Prentice £1440, Droghal farm £1430, Alan McNair £1400, J Prentice £1400, £1400, £1400, £1380, £1380, Droghal farm £1330, J Prentice £1300, £1300, £1300, £1280, T J Gordon £1260, J Prentice £1220, £1220, £1200, W Weatherup £1200, TJ Gordon £1200, A Anderson £1150.

Char bulls sold to: R McWilliams, Swatragh Char 3000gns, B McAllister, Kells Char 2800gns, M Murphy, Newry Char 2400gns, Gilbert Crawford, Maghera Char 2300gns, 2200gns.

A small entry in the suckler ring sold to £1800 for a 3.5 year old Hereford bull.

Ruling prices: Thomas Madden, Carnlough SHB cow & bull calf £1600, J Houston, Bangor Blonde cow & bull calf £1500, DS Beggs, Ballyclare BB cow & hfr calf £1000.

220 dropped calves again swiftly sold in another splendid trade, £428 was paid for a strong Lim bull, £445 for a Irish Moile heifer and strong Fr bulls to £320 each.

Highest prices for beef bred bull calves were: A Ritchie, Holywood Lim £428, W & T Munnis, Kilraughts (2) FKV £410, £400, Samuel Chestnutt, Ballymoney BB £400, W & T Munnis FKV £395, Samuel Chestnutt Sim £395, W & T Munnis (3) FKV £390, FKV £385, Hugh Hall, Ballyclare Lim £375, W & T Munnis (3) £370.

Heifer calves sold to: Robert Wilson, Belfast Ir £445, £440, W & T Munnis, Kilraughts FKV £390, FKV £370, JR McNeilly, Randalstown (2) Here £340, A Ritchie, Holywood Lim £330, Lim £325, John Murray, Larne Char £305, SJ McMaster, Kells AA £300, Hugh Hall, Ballyclare Lim £290, S Wilson, Ballymena BB £290, Andrew Abraham, Antrim Here £285, JR McNeilly, Randalstown Here £280, A Ritchie Lim £280, S Dickson, Bellaghy Lim £275.

Fr bull calves sold to: Robert Wilson, Belfast (strong) £320, AM Crawford, Ballynure £180, A & E Cochrane, Bushmills £150, AM Crawford (5) £145, G Orr, Ballywalter £140, A & E Cochrane, (3) £130, Samuel Chestnutt, Ballymoney £125, W Gillespie, Portglenone £120, A & E Cochrane £120, AM Crawford £115.

A great entry of weanlings in Ballymena resulted in another steady trade. Bullocks sold to £630 over for a Char 370kg at £1000 offered by D Duffin, Toome. Heifers sold to £540 over for a Char 360kg at £900 from O Wilson, Dungiven.

Heifers 0-250kgs: W Dawson, Stoneyford (2) Char 150kg £480 (320), S Dawson, Lisburn Char 160kg £510 (318), Lim 150kg £435 (290), Kenneth Abbott, Lisburn Lim 150kg £430 (286), Lim 200kg £560 (280), A Magee Snr, Kilwaughter Lim 190kg £515 (271), Martin McCann, Randalstown Lim 210kg £560 (266).

251-300kgs JH Fraser, Belfast Char 280kg £735 (262), Martin McCann, Randalstown Lim 260kg £670 (257), A Stevenson, Armoy Char 270kg £690 (255), BB 290kg £740 (255), Edward Sherrard, Ballyutoag Lim 260kg £650 (250), A Stevenson Char 300kg £740 (246), JH Fraser Char 280kg £690 (246), A Thompson, Straid Lim 300kg £730 (243).

301-350kgs: AJ Wilson, Ballymena Char 340kg £795 (233), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 340kg £790 (232), Lim 340kg £780 (229), T McNabney, Broughshane Char 310kg £705 (227), A Thompson, Straid (2) Char 330kg £750 (227), I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 340kg £770 (226), Lim 320kg £720 (225).

351kg and over: O Wilson, Dungiven Char 360kg £900 (250), J Knox, Broughshane Lim 380kg £865 (227), JPF O’Loan, Martinstown Char 360kg £815 (226), A Stevenson, Armoy Lim 390kg £880 (225), Miss J Gilliland, Muckamore BB 370kg £830 (224), J Knox, Broughshane Lim 390kg £855 (219), D Murphy, Cushendall Lim 360kg £780 (216), JPF O’Loan Char 380kg £820 (215).

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs: JH Fraser, Belfast Char 250kg £795 (318), Kenneth Abbott, Lisburn Char 170kg £530 (311), W Irvine, Dundrod SH 180kg £560 (311), W Dawson, Stoneyford Char 190kg £590 (310), A Abbott, Lisburn Lim 230kg £705 (306), JW Kelso, Antrim Lim 230kg £700 (304), Char 220kg £660 (300), Lim 220kg £655 (297).

251-300kgs: JH Fraser, Belfast Char 270kg £790 (292), A Stevenson, Armoy Lim 290kg £830 (286), Char 290kg £820 (282), Wm Hoey, Ballymena Lim 260kg £735 (282), A Abbott, Lisburn Lim 260kg £720 (276), RJ Baird, Islandmagee Sim 280kg £765 (273), JH Fraser Char 280kg £760 (271), J & A Colgan, Ballycastle Lim 290kg £780 (269).

301-350kgs: J Orr, Nutts Corner Char 320kg £900 (281), (2) Lim 240kg £950 (279), (3) Lim 320kg £880 (275), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 320kg £850 (265), S Kernohan, Ballymena Char 320kg £850 (265).

351kg and over: Danny Duffin, Toomebridge Char 370kg £1000 (270), J Orr, Nutts Corner Sim 380kg £970 (255), O Wilson, Dungiven Char 390kg £990 (253), E McGarrity, Stoneyford Char 360kg £900 (250), FJ McDonnell, Martinstown Char 380kg £945 (248), AJ Wilson, Ballymena Char 360kg £890 (247), Char 400kg £985 (246), Danny Duffin, Toomebridge Lim 390kg £950 (243).

A bigger entry of sheep in Ballymena on Monday, 20th resulted in another steady trade. Ewes and lambs to £200, leading prices as follows:-

Ewes and lambs sold to: S Jamieson, Broughshane 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £200, Gamble Bros, Articlave 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £195, Simon Loughery, Limavady 4 CB ewes & 8 lambs £192, S Jamieson, Broughshane 4 Tex ewes & 8 lambs £192, I Montgomery, Glenwherry 2 CB ewes & 4 lambs £188, Simon Loughery 4 CB ewes & 8 lambs £185, S Jamieson 3 Tex ewes & 6 lambs £185, Simon Loughery 4 CB ewes & 8 lambs £180, I Montgomery 2 CB ewes & 4 lambs £178, S Jamieson 2 Tex ewes & 4 lambs £175, Simon Loughery 4 CB ewes & 8 lambs £170, Richard Cowan , Magheramourne 5 Suff ewes & 10 lambs £170, Richard Cowan 5 Suff ewes & 10 lambs £168, Robert Buchanan, Kells 1 Mule ewe & 3 lambs £168, 1 Suff ewe & 3 lambs £168, I Montgomery 4 CB ewes & 4 lambs £168, Simon Loughery 4 CB ewes & 4 lambs £165, J Coulter, Antrim 1 Suff ewe & 2 lambs £165, J McAuley, Ballyclare 1 Suff ewes & 2 lambs £160, I Montgomery 3 CB ewes & 3 lambs £158, D Montgomery 4 CB ewes & 4 lambs £158, DS Beggs, Ballyclare 1 Suff ewe & 2 lambs £158, J McAuley 1 Suff ewe & 2 lambs £158, Simon Loughery 4 CB ewes & 4 lambs £155, H Park, Ballymena 2 CB ewes & 4 lambs £155.

Breeders sold to: Ken Black, Strabane 9 Suff ewes in lamb £115, 9 Suff ewes in lamb £115, RJ Anderson, Cullybackey 5 CB ewes in lamb £104, Ivan Loughery, Limavady 5 Suff ewes (dry) £98, Ken Black 3 Suff ewes (dry) £98, RJ Anderson, Cullybackey 8 CB ewes (dry) £95, Ivan Loughery 4 Tex ewes (dry) £92, 12 Tex ewes (dry) £90.

An entry of 275 stores in Ballymena on Tuesday 21st resulted in a great trade. Bullocks sold to £680 over for a Char 480kg at £1160 presented by C Tinsdale, Carnlough. Heifers sold to £645 over for a Char 510kg at £1155 offered by Leslie Bell, Toome.

Heifers 301-400kgs: D McKillop, Glenariffe Lim 370kg £800 (216), K Kidd, Broughshane (2) Char 380kg £815 (214), Leslie Bell, Toomebridge Char 380kg £770 (202), BB 390kg £780 (200), J Bonnar, Broughshane Sim 400kg £795 (198), Stephen Hall, Monkstown Lim 400kg £790 (197), Jason McCullough, Ballymena Lim 400kg £760 (190), W Moore, Templepatrick AA 390kg £725 (185), D McKillop, Glenariffe Lim 380kg £700 (184), K Kidd, Broughshane Char 390kg £670 (171), Char 380kg £635 (167), D McKillop Lim 370kg £600 (162), Char 570kg £575 (155), W Moore, Sim 390kg £600 (153), Peter Boyd, Ballyclare Char 400kg £575 (143).

401-500kgs: L McComb, Ballymena Lim 470kg £1030 (219), Stephen Hall, Monkstown Lim 470kg £1010 (214), Leslie Bell, Toomebridge Lim 460kg £985 (214), Stephen Hall Lim 480kg £1020 (212), Barry Gibson, Newtownabbey Char 500kg £1060 (212), Leslie Bell Char 470kg £990 (210), N Boyd, Broughshane Lim 480kg £1010 (210), Leslie Bell Sal 440kg £920 (209), Wm Weir, Milebush Lim 470kg £980 (208), Kenneth Gawn, Kells Lim 510kg £850 (207), N Boyd, Broughshane Lim 440kg £910 (206), Kenneth Gawn AA 460kg £950 (206), Stephen Hall, Monkstown Lim 480kg £990 (206), Lim 410kg £845 (206), D McKillop, Glenariffe Char 420kg £865 (206), Leslie Bell, Toomebridge Char 450kg £925 (205).

501kg and over: Leslie Bell,Toomebridge Char 510kg £1155 (226), Char 540kg £1135 (210), Lim 520kg £1090 (209), T Stewart, Cairncastle Lim 530kg £1105 (208), Barry Gibson, Newtownabbey Char 520kg £1080 (207), AA 530kg £1070 (201), (2) Char 510kg £1020 (200), Lim 510kg £1010 (198), Leslie Bell, Char 590kg £1160 (196), B Hall, Monkstown Lim 560kg £1100 (196), L McCombe, Ballymena Char 540kg £1050 (194), Char 510kg £990 (194), Lim 610kg £1175 (192), N Boyd, Broughshane Lim 520kg £990 (190), Barry Gibson Char 510kg £970 (190).

Heifers 301-400kgs: D McKillop, Glenariffe Lim 320kg £790 (246), C & M White, Aughafatten Gal 360kg £800 (222), Sim 350kg £755 (215), D McKillop, Lim 400kg £855 (213), C & M White Gal 390kg £800 (205), D McKillop Lim 400kg £780 (195), GD Graham, Kells St 400kg £765 (191), C & M White Sim 340kg £640 (188), G & A McBurney, Ballyclare Lim 370kg £550 (148), Richard Millar, Ballymena (2) Mon 380kg £480 (126).

401-500kgs: C Tinsdale, Carnlough Char 480kg £1160 (241), WH Knox, Ballynure Lim 480kg £1155 (240), Patrick McKendry, Kilrea Char 450kg £1080 (240), Char 440kg £1040 (236), Char 470kg £1090 (231), WH Knox Lim 500kg £1155 (231), J Duffin, Ballygally Blonde 460kg £1050 (228), James Sheppard, Raloo Lim 470kg £1065 (226), Jim Allen, Larne Sim 440kg £990 (225), Barry Gibson, Newtownabbey Lim 480kg £1075 (224), J Bonnar, Broughshane St 460kg £1030 (223), GD Graham, Kells (2) St 450kg £1000 (222), J Bonnar Sim 480kg £1065 (221), D McKillop, Glenariffe Lim 490kg £1075 (219), Mark McClelland, Larne Blonde 450kg £980 (217).

501kg and over: J Bonnar, Broughshane St 530kg £1180 (222), Barry Gibson, Newtownabbey AA 540kg £1195 (221), Leo McFall, Ahoghill Lim 540kg £1190 (220), J McErlean, Portglenone Char 540kg £1180 (218), C Tinsdale Char 550kg £1180 (214), Patrick McKendry, Kilrea Char 520kg £1110 (213), GD Graham, Kells St 510kg £1080 (211), Patrick McKendry Char 520kg £1100 (211), Robert Linton, Ahoghill Char 560kg £1180 (210), Barry Gibson BB 550kg £1155 (210), James Sheppard, Raloo Lim 520kg £1090 (209), Leo McFall, Ahoghill (2) Sim 560kg £1170 (208), J Bonnar, Broughshane St 560kg £1170 (208), RI Bashford, Magheramourne Char 560kg £1155 (206), Patrick McKendry, Kilrea Char 520kg £1070 (205).

An entry of 733 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday 22nd resulted in a steady trade. Fat hoggets sold to 328p for a pen of 16 Texels 22kg at £74 from Ian Montgomery, Glenwherry and to a top per head of £75 on 3 occasions. Spring lambs sold to 447p and £94 for 2 pens of 21kg lambs, 5 from Stuart Hall, Larne and 7 from Ian Adair, Antrim.

Fat ewes to £117.

Spring lambs (71): Stuart Hall, Larne 5 Tex 21kg £94 (447), Ian Adair, Antrim 7 Tex 21kg £94 (447), G Fleming, Magherafelt 6 CB 21kg £90 (428), T & J Mackey, Ballynure 6 Tex 23.5kg £97 (412), Ian Adair, Antrim 6 Char 19.5kg £80 (410), Millar McClelland, Doagh 1 Suff 20kg £75 (375), Roy Kennedy, Ballyclare 3 Tex 24kg £89 (370), I Montgomery, Glenwherry 1 CB 22kg £80 (363), G Fleming, Magherafelt 2 Tex 21kg £75 (357), T & J Mackey, 6 Tex 23kg £82 (356), Ian Dodds, Glenwherry 4 Dor 24kg £84 (350), Liam Campbell, Carnlough 4 Zwa 23.5kg £79 (336).

Fat hoggets (404)

Top prices per kg: I Montgomery, Glenwherry 16 CB 22.5kg £74 (328), SD Anderson, Kilwaughter 10 Tex 22.5kg £74 (328), J McAuley, Ballyclare 3 Tex 19kg £59 (310), I Montgomery 23 CB 20kg £62 (310), J McAuley 15 Suff 23.5kg £72 (306), N Boyd, Broughshane 17 CB 21.5kg £65 (302), Hazel Forsythe, Ballynure 10 Tex 21kg £63 (300), D Devlin, Randalstown 1 CB 20kg £60 (300), J McAuley 3 BF 21.5kg £63 (293).

Top prices per head: R Moore, Ballyclare 4 Tex 33kg £75, Alex McClintock, Glenwherry 1 CB 38kg £75, P Fenton, Glarryford 3 Tex 28kg £75, I Montgomery, Glenwherry 16 CB 22.5kg £74, SD Anderson, Kilwaughter 10 Tex 22.5kg £74, J McAuley, Ballyclare 15 Suff 23.5kg £72, EA Dawson, Straid 4 Tex 29kg £72, W McIlwaine, Ballyclare 1 BF 25kg £70, Wilson McMaster, Broughshane 14 Tex 28.5kg £70, W McKay, Glarryford 2 Tex 28.5kg £70, J Mills, Ballynure 6 Suff 26kg £70, N Boyd, Broughshane 1 CB 30kg £70, Kenneth Bell, Broughshane 2 Suff 26kg £70, JB Crawford, Aughafatten 2 CB 31kg £70, J McWoodburn, Kells 1 CB 24kg £70.

Fat ewes (258)

1st Quality

Suff - £70-£107

Tex - £75-£117

CB - £60-£88

BF - £35-£60