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A bigger entry of 320 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday resulted in a steady trade.

Beef cows to 208p, beef heifers to 200p, beef bullocks to 200p, Fr cows to 140p and Fr bullocks to 143p.

Leading prices as follows for fat cows: Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch BB 630kg £1310 (208), David Arrell, Bellaghy BB 690kg £1421 (206), Owen Miskelly BB 630kg £1228 (195), BB 630kg £1184 (188), David Arrell, Blonde 530kg £879 (166), Owen Miskelly BB 630kg £989 (157), Lim 650kg £681 (151), David Arrell BB 660kg £976 (148), S Kerr, Newtownabbey Lim 620kg £917 (148), Wm Weir, Milebush LIm 580kg £846 (146), D & F Kinney, Cushendall Lim 800kg £1160 (145), DJ & R White, Broughshane Char 590kg £849 (144), JM Morrison & Sons, Armoy BB 740kg £1065 (144), A & E Wylie, Martinstown Sim 590kg £843 (143), Sim 590kg £837 (142), JF & PJ Savage, Ballywalter Lim 650kg £923 (142), DJ & R White, Broughshane Char 610kg £860 (141), Crawford Wilson, Islandmagee AA 750kg £1057 (141), Wm Weir, Lim 550kg £770 (140), Paul McMullan, Dundrod Sim 690kg £966 (140), J McHenry, Mosside Char 740kg £1036 (140), David Arrell, Bellaghy Lim 680kg £952 (140), BB 670kg £938 (140).

Fr cows sold to: G Somerville, Dromara 420kg £588 (140), Smyth Bros, Dungiven 880kg £1064 (121), WA Jamison, Ballynure 730kg £854 (117), Smyth Bros, Dungiven 650kg £747 (115), WA Jamison, Ballynure 630kg £718 (114), McGookin farming 640kg £729 (114), 630kg £718 (114), Mrs M Wilkin, Islandmagee 780kg £889 (114), J McKeeman, Bushmills 760kg £858 (113), D McAuley, Toomebridge 690kg £779 (113), Sam Agnew, Ballyeaston 620kg £700 (113), Smyth Bros, 540kg £610 (113), Sam Agnew 710kg £795 (112), A Harbinson, Rathkenny 620kg £682 (110), G Somerville, Dromara 580kg £632 (109), TJ & I Bell, Ballyclare 740kg £799 (108), R & C Steede, Cullybackey 640kg £678 (106), WA Jamison, Ballynure 480kg £504 (105), H & B Craig, Gracehill 540kg £561 (104), Smyth Bros, Dungiven 650kg £676 (104), D McAuley, Toomebridge 630kg £648 (103), Mrs M Wilkin, Islandmagee 590kg £607 (103).

Fat bulls sold to: Drew Heron, Broughshane Lim 610kg £963 (158), N McKee, Antrim Lim 700kg £980 (140), G McKeown, Aughafatten Char 1020kg £1428 (140), S Dougan, Castledawson Lim 570kg £741 (130), Lim 370kg £481 (130), Blonde 530kg £609 (115), WA Jamison, Ballynure Mon 780kg £889 (114), D Morrow BB 430kg £473 (110), E & RJ Bredin, Hol 1190kg £1297 (109), S Kerr, Newtownabbey Lim 520kg £540 (104), WS Gregg, Cloughmills Hol 790kg £813 (103).

Beef heifers sold to: JF & PJ Savage Lim 530kg £1060 (200), WR Stevenson, Ahoghill Blonde 600kg £1188 (198), Char 580kg £1131 (195), J Collins, Ballymoney Char 560kg £1075 (192), J & M Millar, Rasharkin Lim 500kg £950 (190), JF & PJ Savage Lim 570kg £1077 (189), David Arrell, Bellaghy Blonde 490kg £926 (189), JF & PJ Savage Lim 560kg £1047 (187), David Arrell Lim 550kg £1028 (187), W Kirkpatrick, Dundrod Char 580kg £1084 (187), JF & PJ Savage, Ballywalter Lim 560kg £1036 (185), local producer Char 620kg £1140 (184), David Arrell, Bellaghy Blonde 490kg £901 (184), JF & PJ Savage, Lim 590kg £1079 (183), Lim 570kg £1031 (181), Lim 530kg £954 (180), local producer Blonde 580kg £1044 (180), JF & PJ Savage Lim 610kg £1091 (179), Robert Milne, Bellaghy Lim 430kg £765 (178), A Dobbs, Carrickfergus Lim 510kg £907 (178), W Crowe, Coleraine BB 570kg £1014 (178), Wm Weir, Carrick AA 590kg £1038 (176), Robert Milne Lim 500kg £875 (175), David Arrell Blonde 520kg £910 (175).

Beef bullocks sold to: JF & PJ Savage, Ballywalter Lim 660kg £1320 (200), John Carey, Dunloy BB 540kg £1080 (200), F Lyle, Larne Lim 630kg £1260 (200), H & R Millen, Macosquin Lim 620kg £1215 (196), John Henry, Ballymoney Char 680kg £1326 (195), Miss E Stevenson, Crumlin Blonde 670kg £1306 (195), John Henry BB 610kg £1183 (194), Char 670kg £1299 (194), Lim 650kg £1241 (191), Robert McIlveen, Kells Lim 630kg £1190 (189), Wm Hamilton, Broughshane Lim 550kg £1034 (188), Robert McIlveen Lim 580kg £1084 (187), Miss E Stevenson, Crumlin Char 720kg £1346 (187), Robert McIlveen Lim 610kg £1128 (185), Robert Milne, Bellaghy Lim 490kg £901 (184), Miss E Stevenson Blonde 660kg £1214 (184), H & R Millen, Macosquin Lim 650kg £1196 (184), Robert Linton, Ahoghill Char 690kg £1255 (182), Wm Hamilton, Broughshane Lim 490kg £882 (180), Robert Milne Lim 510kg £918 (180), Miss E Stevenson BB 690kg £1242 (180), F Lyle, Larne Char 700kg £1253 (179), Blonde 640kg £1145 (179), Miss E Stevenson, Crumlin Sim 690kg £1228 (178).

Fr bullocks and bulls sold to: A & W McMaster, Broughshane 680kg £972 (143), 660kg £904 (137), Raymond Walsh, Toomebridge 660kg £858 (130), A & W McMaster 670kg £857 (128), C Hamill, Crumlin 550kg £693 (126), A & W McMaster 620kg £731 (118), 560kg £655 (117).

51 head through the dairy ring sold to £1800 for a Hol/Fr bull from Wm Black, Aghadowey, who also sold two other bulls at £1450 each. Calved cows and heifers to £1490 which was paid to RM Barnett, Strabane.

Ruling prices: RM Barnett, Strabane £1490, J Alexander, Ballymena £1380, RM Barnett £1360, R Thompson, Glenarm £1270, RM Barnett £1260, RLA & D Irvine, Dundrod £1230, RM Barnett £1220, A & W McMaster £1200, Droghal farm, Aghalee £1200, R Thompson, Glenarm £1180, RM Barnett £1120, £1120, J Mackey, Ballynure £1120, Droghal farm £1090, RM Barnett £1070, £1060, J Alexander, Ballymena £1060, RM Barnett (2) £980, £960, £950, David Strange, Ballyclare £920, RM Barnett (2) £900, Raymond Stewart, Ballyclare £900.

50 lots in the suckler ring sold to £1700 for a Saler heifer with AA bull calf at foot.

Ruling prices: M McBride, Crumlin Sal hfr & bull calf £1700, David Compton, Carninney Lim cow & hfr calf £1530, Patrick Rowan, Aughafatten Lim cow & bull calf £1510, Sal cow & bull calf £1480, Ivan Wallace, Doagh Lim hfr & bull calf £1460, R McIntyre, Glarryford Char hfr & hfr calf £1400, J McHenry, Mosside Char cow & hfr calf £1380, M McBride, Crumlin Sal hfr & bull calf £1380, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill BB hfr & hfr calf £1310, Ivan Wallace, Doagh Lim hfr & hfr calf £1280, Patrick Rowan, BB hfr & hfr calf £1260, Lim cow & bull calf £1250, D Bristow, Portglenone Lim hfr & bull calf £1250, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Lim hfr & hfr calf £1250, Sam McNabney, Clough AA hfr & hfr calf £1240, Ivan Wallace Lim hfr & bull calf £1240, Richard Booth, Ahoghill Here cow & bull calf £1220, Donal Gillan, Garvagh BB hfr & hfr calf £1180, John Connon, Deerfin Lim cow & bull calf £1170, Patrick Rowan Lim cow & hfr calf £1170, WJ Patton, Cloughmills Blonde hfr & bull calf £1160.

Another good firm trade for 225 dropped calves. A quality Lim bull sold at £460, Lim heifers sold to £385 and Fr bulls to £205.

Highest prices for beef bred bull calves sold to: RB & MR Moore, Larne Lim £460, BB £430, R Alexander, Broughshane Char £415, S McNaughton, Loughgiel Here £408, Here £405, R & C Steede, Cullybackey (2) Here £405, S McNaughton Here £400, FKV £375, G Kelly, Magherafelt Sim £375, S McNaughton Here £365, W Gillespie, Portglenone Lim £345, R McCormick, Armoy Sim £340, S McClenaghan, Antrim Lim £325, G Rea, Rasharkin Here £320, L Mathers, Strabane BB £315.

Heifer calves sold to: S McAleese, Cullybackey Lim £385, R McCormick, Armoy Sim £340, David A Kernohan, Ballymena FKV £330, James Graham, Raloo SH £320, David A Kernohan (2) FKV £315, G Kelly, Magherafelt Lim £310, David A Kernohan (2) FKV £295, S McClenaghan Lim £290, David A Kernohan (2) FKV £285, James Graham SH £275, Samuel Herbison, Ballymena Lim £270, T Herbinson, Randalstown AA £265, R & C Steede, Cullybackey Here £260.

Fr bulls sold to: R McCormick, Armoy £205, Frank McAuley, Toomebridge (2) £195, (2) £188, D & M Knowles, Cullybackey £185, R McCormick £185, Raymond Gillespie, Ahoghill £180, Frank McAuley £180, R McCormick £175, D & M Knowles, Cullybackey £170, H & A Speedy, Randalstown £168, D & M Knowles £160, R McCormick, Armoy £155, D & M Knowles (2) £145.

An entry of 250 weanlings in Ballymena on Friday resulted in a great trade. Heifers sold to £490 over for a Char 370kg at £860, bullocks sold to £510 over for a Char 270kg at £770.

Heifers 0-250kgs: R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 200kg £530 (265), B Gingles, Larne (2) Lim 230kg £600 (260), R Shaw Lim 220kg £570 (259), David Robinson, Crumlin Lim 230kg £590 (256), P Gregg, Gracehill Lim 220kg £550 (250), David Robinson Lim 250kg £620 (248), George Mills, Glenarm Lim 250kg £605 (242), P Gregg, Gracehill AA 230kg £555 (241), AA 180kg £430 (238), R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 230kg £530 (230), Wm McBurney, Moorfields SHB 210kg £470 (223), P Gregg, Gracehill AA 230kg £480 (208).

251-300kgs: David Robinson, Crumlin Lim 260kg £670 (257), A McErlean, Portglenone Char 300kg £760 (253), Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Char 300kg £760 (253), David Robinson Lim 260kg £650 (250), Lim 300kg £735 (245), Kenneth Bell, Char 290kg £710kg (248), Patrick Logan Lim 260kg £635 (244), Kenneth Bell Char 290kg £700 (241), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 270kg £650 (240), M & N Robson, Doagh Sim 260kg £615 (236), J Currie, Ballymena Char 260kg £600 (230), G & S Convery, Knockloughrim Lim 280kg £645 (230), George Quinn (2) Lim 280kg £640 (228), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 280kg £640 (228), R Montgomery, Kells Char 280kg £640 (228).

301-350kgs: S O’Rawe, Ballycastle Lim 310kg £740 (238), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 320kg £760 (237), Lim 310kg £730 (235), Lim 320kg £750 (234), Lim 310kg £720 (232), David Robinson, Crumlin Lim 330kg £750 (227), S O’Rawe Lim 330kg £725 (219), Graham Bros, Aughafatten Char 310kg £680 (219), TJ McLornan, Lim 310kg £675 (217), J Currie, Ballymena Char 330kg £715 (216), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry (2) Lim 310kg £660 (212), David Robinson Lim 310kg £655 (211), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 330kg £690 (209), G & S Convery, Knockloughrim SHB 350kg £715 (204), Robert Hunter, Ballygally Char 310kg £630 (203).

351kg and over: M & N Robson, Doagh Char 370kg £860 (232), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 360kg £790 (219), Simon Moore, Aldergrove Lim 390kg £840 (215), SR Thompson, Comber Lim 370kg £790 (213), Simon Moore Lim 400kg £845 (211), George Mills, Glenarm Char 360kg £755 (209), Simon Moore Lim 420kg £865 (206), Graham Bros, Aughafatten Char 370kg £760 (205), RJ Hoey, Ballymena Blonde 390kg £800 (205), Mrs E McCabe, Nutts Corner Char 370kg £750 (202), JT Mullan, Limavady Lim 410kg £830 (202), RJ Hoey, Blonde 440kg £890 (203), D & F Kinney, Cushendall Lim 450kg £900 (200), SR Thompson, Comber Lim 380kg £760 (200), Simon Moore, Aldergrove Lim 450kg £890 (197), Graham Bros, Aughafatten Char 420kg £830 (197).

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs: S Magorrian, Downpatrick Char 250kg £720 (288), Char 240kg £685 (285), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 240kg £670 (279), P Gregg, Gracehill Lim 170kg £470 (276), Gary McConnell, Glenwherry Lim 230kg £620 (269), Munie North Farms, Glenarm Lim 250kg £670 (268), Lim 200kg £520 (260), Henry McConnell, Glenwherry Lim 190kg £490 (257), John Connon, Deerfin Lim 230kg £590 (256), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 250kg £630 (252), JT Mullan, Limavady Lim 240kg £570 (237).

251-300kgs: S Magorrian, Downpatrick Char 260kg £770 (296), (2) Sim 270kg £780 (288), Blonde 270kg £760 (281), S Magorrian Char 290kg £810 (279), Char 270kg £740 (274), T Weatherup, Carrickfergus Sim 280kg £740 (264), JT Mullan, Limavady Lim 280kg £730 (260), S O’Rawe, Ballycastle Lim 260kg £670 (257), A McErlean, Portglenone Char 300kg £770 (256), Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Char 280kg £700 (250), A McErlean, Portglenone Char 290kg £720 (248), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 290kg £720 (248), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 290kg £705 (243), J Adams, Bellaghy Lim 260kg £625 (240), R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 300kg £720 (240).

301-350kgs: A McErlean, Portglenone Char 310kg £815 (262), J Adams, Bellaghy Lim 310kg £795 (256), J Currie, Ballymena Lim 310kg £795 (256), S O’Rawe, Ballycastle Lim 350kg £865 (247), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 330kg £810 (245), A McErlean, Portglenone Lim 310kg £760 (245), Lim 330kg £800 (242), J Adams BB 320kg £770 (240), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 310kg £745 (240), Lim 320kg £755 (235), J Currie, Ballymena Lim 350kg £815 (232), Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Char 350kg £815 (232), David Robinson, Crumlin Lim 340kg £785 (230), W Rainey, Crumlin Lim 310kg £715 (230), David Robinson Lim 350kg £805 (230), J Baird, Islandmagee Sim 350kg £805 (230).

351kg and over: Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Char 370kg £850 (229), J Adams, Bellaghy Lim 360kg £815 (226), R & M McKeown, Portglenone Blonde 360kg £800 (222), J Wilson, Ballynure SH 360kg £780 (216), J Currie, Ballymena (2) Sim 370kg £800 (216), Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Char 380kg £815 (214), Graham Bros, Aughafatten Lim 360kg £765 (212), John Kelso, Upperlands Lim 370kg £785 (212), J Baird, Islandmagee Sim 380kg £795 (209), J Wilson, Ballynure SH 370kg £770 (208), J Fleck, Ahoghill Lim 380kg £780 (205), G & S Convery, Knockloughrim Here 400kg £820 (205), D & F Kinney, Cushendall Lim 460kg £935 (203), J Baird Sim 380kg £770 (202).

Another good entry of sheep in Ballymena at the final breeding sheep sale of the season resulted in a great trade. Ewes with lambs sold to £190, dry hoggets to £126. Leading prices: Kim Steele Nicholson 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £190, 2 Tex ewes & 2 lambs £182, Simon Loughery, Limavady 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £180, I Montgomery, Glenwherry 4 CB ewes & 4 lambs £180, 2 CB ewes & 4 lambs £180, Ian Reid, Killinchy 3 Tex ewes & 6 lambs £180, K Marquess, Muckamore 1 Suff ewe & 2 lambs £180, 1 Suff ewe & 2 lambs £178, Ian Reid, 4 Tex ewes & 6 lambs £175, Wm McCrory, Broughshane 1 Suff ewe & 2 lambs £170, K Marquess 1 Suff ewe & 2 lambs £170, 5 Suff ewes & 8 lambs £170, Simon Loughery 1 Suff ewe & 2 lambs £170, I Montgomery 1 CB ewe & 2 lambs £165, Simon Loughery 3 Tex ewes & 3 lambs £160, D Montgomery 2 Suff ewes & 3 lambs £160.

An entry of just under 100 stores in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £670 over for a AA 600kg at £1270 presented by Robin Cherry, Ballymena. Heifers sold to £490 over for a Char 490kg at £980 offered by James Smyth, Randalstown.

Heifers 301-400kgs: K Kidd, Broughshane Char 380kg £725 (190), A Gaston, Carnlough Lim 380kg £710 (186), Lim 310kg £510 (164).

401-500kgs: J Smyth, Randalstown Char 490kg £980 (200), Char 460kg £885 (192), Hay Bros, Ballycarry Sim 420kg £770 (183), Sim 490kg £835 (170), F Bateson, Randalstown Lim 500kg £850 (170), A Gaston, Carnlough Here 430kg £680 (158), Frank Higgins, Toomebridge AA 470kg £735 (156), A Gaston Lim 440kg £685 (155), Frank Higgins AA 480kg £720 (150), AA 460kg £690 (150).

501kg and over: J Knox, Broughshane Lim 560kg £1025 (183), J Smyth, Randalstown Char 530kg £945 (178), Hay Bros, Ballycarry Sim 510kg £905 (177), Frank Higgins, Toomebridge Lim 520kg £905 (174), F Bateson Lim 570kg £990 (173), Robert Bell, Nutts Corner Lim 550kg £950 (172), F Bateson Lim 560kg £945 (168), Lim 540kg £910 (168), Lim 570kg £905 (158).

Bulls 301-400kgs: J Bonnar, Broughshane St 390kg £875 (224), J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 320kg £650 (203), J Bonnar St 390kg £755 (193), St 380kg £630 (165).

401-500kgs: Wm Barnes, Cullybackey Char 500kg £1145 (229), BB 490kg £1085 (221), J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 420kg £900 (214), K Kidd, Broughshane Char 420kg £890 (211), Char 410kg £850 (207), WE Adamson, Carrick Sou 430kg £880 (204), K Kidd Char 440kg £900 (204), Wm Barnes, Cullybackey BB 460kg £940 (204), BB 470kg £955 (203), WG Bonar, Randalstown Lim 440kg £890 (202), K Kidd Char 440kg £885 (201), WE Adamson St 440kg £885 (201), K Craig, Ballyclare BB 500kg £990 (198), RA Harkness, Crumlin Lim 460kg £890 (193), J Bonnar, Broughshane St 480kg £920 (191), A Heron, Broughshane Lim 460kg £880 (191).

501kg and over: Robin Cherry, Ballymena AA 600kg £1270 (211), AA 570kg £1190 (208), AA 580kg £1210 (208), K Craig, Ballyclare Char 540kg £1125 (208), Robin Cherry AA 550kg £1145 (208), J Smyth, Randalstown Lim 550kg £1145 (208), D & F Kinney, Cushendall Lim 560kg £1160 (207), Robin Cherry AA 560kg £1150 (205), K Craig, Ballyclare Char 510kg £1045 (204), Robin Cherry AA 620kg £1265 (204), A Heron, Broughshane Char 530kg £1080 (203), Lim 550kg £1105 (200), K Craig Char 570kg £1140 (200), Char 570kg £1135 (199), WG Bonnar, Randalstown Lim 580kg £1145 (197), J Smyth, Randalstown Char 590kg £1140 (193).

An entry of 500 sheep in Ballymena resulted in a lesser trade. Fat lambs sold to 354p for a pen of 10 Texels 22kg at £78 offered by A & D McAfee, Bushmills. Fat ewes sold to £91.

Fat lambs (350): A & D McAfee, Bushmills 10 Tex 22kg £78 (354), Al Gault, Newtownabbey 4 Tex 21kg £71.50 (340), J Strange, Ballyclare 3 Tex 21.5kg £72 (334), J McCarroll, Ballymena 4 Tex 20.5kg £68.50 (334), WJ Cubitt, Rasharkin 2 Tex 23kg £76 (330), Danny Duffin, Toomebridge 18 Char 22.5kg £73 (324), R Hunter, Larne 4 Tex 22.5kg £71 (322), Jean Craig, Ballyclare 4 Suff 22kg £71 (322), John McWilliam, Ballyclare 7 Tex 22.5kg £72.50 (322), R Baird, Magheramourne 2 Suff 21kg £67 (319), Alastair Kerr, Ballymena 24 Tex 21.5kg £68.50 (318), J Knox, Broughshane 37 Tex 22.5kg £71.50 (317), T Jackson, Broughshane 14 Tex 23.5kg £74 (314), John Houston, Broughshane 16 Char 21.5kg £67.50 (314), David Strange, Ballyclare 4 Tex 21.5kg £67.50 (314), R Baird, 3 Suff 20kg £62.50 (312).

Fat ewes (134)

1st Quality

Suff - £70-£91

Tex - £70-£91

CB - £60-£86

BF - £38-£58