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An entry of 240 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday resulted in a steady trade.

Fat cows sold to 158, Fr cows to 116p, beef bulls to 142p, beef heifers to 205p, beef bullocks to 199p, Fr bullocks to 135p.

Leading prices:

Beef cows: James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 610kg £963 (158), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 560kg £879 (157), J Smyth, Randalstown Lim 610kg £921 (151), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 560kg £840 (150), R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 540kg £799 (148), Mrs N Quiery, Whitehead Blonde 920kg £1343 (146), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 590kg £861 (146), A Cudden, Castledawson Lim 600kg £876 (146), R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 660kg £950 (144), Dermot Cassidy, Maghera Lim 700kg £994 (142), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 620kg £861 (139), Brian Cassidy, Maghera Lim 690kg £952 (138), R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 650kg £897 (138), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 660kg £910 (138), JW Harbinson, Limavady BB 710kg £979 (138), local farmer Sim 700kg £966 (138), W Ferguson, Newtownabbey Lim 780kg £1068 (137), I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 720kg £786 (137), S Kerr, Newtownabbey Lim 730kg £992 (136), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 640kg £857 (134), W Ferguson Lim 620kg £824 (133), John Beggs Lim 680kg £904 (133).

Fr cows sold to: RJ Gage, Clough 800kg £928 (116), 760kg £874 (115), McGookin farming, Ballyclare 660kg £752 (114), 650kg £741 (114), local farmer 700kg £798 (114), J & S McElnay, Bushmills 680kg £768 (113), RJ Mawhinney, Castledawson 540kg £610 (113), W McCullough, Glenarm 690kg £772 (112), SH Adams, Cloughmills 700kg £777 (111), local farmer 630kg £693 (110), 620kg £675 (109), RJ Mawhinney, Castledawson 550kg £594 (108), D McMullan, Rasharkin 640kg £691 (108), DF McAlonan, Dunloy 680kg £727 (107), RJ Mawhinney 580kg £620 (107), D Morrison, Armoy 590kg £625 (106), A & T Knox, Bushmills 590kg £619 (105), WJ Thompson, Glenwherry 570kg £598 (105), SR Connolly, Portglenone 620kg £644 (104), JA Boyd, Kircubbin 600kg £624 (104), RJ Gordon, Cloughmills 590kg £613 (104), 640kg £659 (103), RJ Mwawhinney 520kg £530 (102), SR Connolly, Portglenone 580kg £585 (101).

Beef bulls sold to: F McIntosh, Coleraine FKV 600kg £852 (142), T Morrow, Magheramourne Char 480kg £676 (141), S Kerr, Newtownabbey Lim 640kg £896 (140), local farmer Lim 980kg £1293 (132), T Morrow Char 480kg £628 (131), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 760kg £912 (120), C Canning, Limavady Char 1100kg £1100 (100).

Beef heifers sold to: J McKinley, Bushmills AA 570kg £1168 (205), Wm Weir, Milebush Lim 550kg £1078 (196), AA 510kg £989 (194), local producer Lim 550kg £1067 (194), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 480kg £931 (194), Wm Weir Lim 570kg £1100 (193), Sam McNabney, Clough Lim 610kg £1177 (193), John Skuce, Aghadowey Blonde 480kg £912 (190), Sam McNabney AA 580kg £1096 (189), AA 590kg £1097 (186), local farmer AA 590kg £1085 (184), W Crowe, Coleraine Lim 700kg £1281 (183), Sam McNabney Lim 530kg £954 (180), R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 470kg £841 (179), Alan Patterson, Ballymoney Sim 620kg £1085 (175), P & S Kelly, Kells BB 600kg £1044 (174), local farmer BB 620kg £1078 (174), Wm Weir, Milebush Lim 530kg £916 (173), Sam McNabney Char 600kg £1032 (172), J McWoodburn, Kells Char 610kg £1049 (172), W Crowe, Coleraine Lim 520kg £889 (171), J McWoodburn Blonde 580kg £991 (171), Alan Patterson, Ballymoney Sim 580kg £986 (170), J Smyth, Randalstown Char 490kg £833 (170).

Beef bullocks sold to: A Thornton, Lisburn Lim 600kg £1194 (199), D Christie, Ballymoney Lim 590kg £1132 (192), HR Galway, Holywood Char 600kg £1134 (189), WR Stevenson, Ahoghill Sim 640kg £1203 (188), Miss E Stevenson Lim 660kg £1194 (181), Edward McErlean, Portglenone Char 610kg £1098 (180), J McHenry, Mosside Char 810kg £1458 (180), S Thornton, Lisburn Lim 610kg £1098 (180), C Battersby, Bushmills BB 640kg £1152 (180), WG Bonar, Randalstown Lim 620kg £1103 (178), Edward J McErlean, Char 630kg £1115 (177), HR Galway, Holywood St 590kg £1044 (177), St 510kg £902 (177), WR Stevenson, Ahoghill Sim 650kg £1144 (176), S Gilmore, Kilrea Par 540kg £950 (176), S Thornton Lim 640kg £1120 (175), A Thornton, Lisburn Lim 610kg £1061 (174), C Battersby, BB 700kg £1218 (174), JH Hegarty, Ballymoney Lim 590kg £1026 (174), Miss E Stevenson, Crumlin Lim 700kg £1218 (174), HR Galway St 670kg £1152 (172), JH Hegarty Sim 630kg £1083 (172), HR Galway St 470kg £803 (171), EJ McErlean, Portglenone Lim 600kg £1020 (170).

Fr bullocks sold to: G Arthur, Broughshane 680kg £918 (135), 620kg £837 (135), 750kg £975 (130), 650kg £845 (130), Joe Blair, Glarryford 690kg £869 (126), local producer 720kg £892 (124), 780kg £943 (121).

Good quality calved heifers were scarce among the 36 lots presented in the dairy ring on Friday, 29th May. Top price of £1260 went to Robert Simpson for a third calver.

Ruling prices: R Simpson, Ballymena calved cow £1260, Sam Wallace, Broughshane calved cow £1160, RM Barnett, Strabane calved cow £1160, David A Strange, Ballyclare calved hfr £1100, RR Cupples, Broughshane calved hfr £1080, RM Barnett, Strabane calved hfr £1070, calved cow £1060, calved cow £1060, John Moore, Ballyclare calved hfr £1040, RM Barnett, calved cow £1040, Sam Wallace calved cow £990, ME Craig, Toomebridge calved hfr £970, RM Barnett calved cow £950.

35 lots in the suckler ring sold well to £1920 for a Saler cow with Saler heifer at foot. Brian Hunter, Doagh sold a Lim bull for £1600.

Ruling prices: R Alexander, Broughshane Sal cow & hfr calf £1920, H Nicholl, Randalstown Lim cow & hfr calf £1600, Lim hfr & hfr calf £1480, John Perry & Ptnrs, Craigantlet Sim cow & bull calf £1470, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Lim hfr & bull calf £1430, John Perry & Ptnrs Sim cow & bull calf £1410, H Nicholl, Randalstown Lim cow & hfr calf £1380, John Perry & Ptnrs St cow & bull calf £1360, Simon Moore, Aldergrove Sim cow & hfr calf £1320, John Perry & Ptnrs St hfr & bull calf £1300, St cow & bull calf £1300, St hfr & hfr calf £1280, James Gillespie, Portglenone Sim cow & hfr calf £1270, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Sal cow & hfr calf £1220, Simon Moore, Aldergrove Lim cow & hfr calf £1210, G McAuley, Ballynashee AA cow & bull calf £1170.

Another very good trade for 250 dropped calves saw Lim bulls sell to £460 each. BB heifers to £440 and Fr bulls to £310 each.

Beef bred bull calves sold to: D McKay, Broughshane Lim £460, H Park, Crumlin BB £460, Heather Martin, Newtownards BB £450, D McKay Lim £425, R Baird, Carrickfergus Char £415, B Alexander, Ahoghill BB £410, WR McIntyre, Cloughmills AA £400, Heather Martin BB £375, B Alexander BB £370, W Kerr, Glarryford AA £365, Gareth Bell, Nutts Corner Char £360, WR McIntyre AA £355, Heather Martin, Newtownards BB £350, WL Mackey, Muckamore Lim £340, Heather Martin BB £340, EJ Martin, Newtownards BB £335.

Heifer calves sold to: Heather Martin, Newtownards BB £440, B Alexander, Ahoghill BB £435, R Baird, Carrick Char £410, Heather Martin BB £410, B Alexander, Ahoghill BB £390, BB £390, H Park, Crumlin BB £385, R Baird, Carrick Char £370, Heather Martin BB £355, BB £345, R Baird, Carrick Char £340, Char £330, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner Char £330, Sim £330, Dermot McKeown, Coagh Lim £330, R Baird, Carrick Char £325.

Fr bull calves sold to: RJ Mawhinney, Castledawson £310, (2) £275, John Graham, Glenwherry £260, RJ Mawhinney (2) £255, John Graham £250, Alan McNair, Ballyclare £225, £220, RJ Mawhinney (2) £195, (2) £190, D Mallon, Toomebridge (2) £180, D Borland, Bushmills £170.

An entry of 200 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £530 over for a Lim 380kg at £910 offered by Drumhilla farms, Newtownards. Heifers sold to £395 over for a Lim 300kg £695 presented by G Bell, Nutts Corner.

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs: Ivan Eagleson, Aughnacloy Lim 210kg £700 (333), R Baird, Carrick Char 200kg £605 (302), J Wilson, Antrim Char 230kg £690 (300), W McLaughlin, Dunloy Lim 250kg £750 (300), local farmer Char 220kg £650 (295), J Wilson, Char 230kg £670 (291), R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 200kg £575 (287), Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner Lim 240kg £680 (283), J Wilson Char 240kg £680 (283), Richard McVicker, Ballycastle Par 240kg £680 (283), R Baird, Carrick Char 250kg £700 (280), Char 210kg £580 (276), R Shaw, Lim 250kg £690 (276), D Reid, Dundrod Lim 250kg £660 (264), James Houston, Randalstown (2) Lim 220kg £575 (261).

251-300kgs: George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 260kg £790 (303), J Wilson, Antrim Lim 280kg £800 (285), Sim 280kg £800 (285), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 260kg £740 (284), local farmer Char 280kg £790 (282), J Wilson, Antrim Lim 290kg £810 (279), W Park, Antrim Lim 270kg £735 (272), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 280kg £762 (272), Richard McVicker, Ballycastle Par 270kg £730 (270), D Reid, Dundrod Lim 280kg £755 (269), I Montgomery, Glenwherry Lim 290kg £775 (267), James Glass, Maghera Lim 290kg £770 (265), SD Anderson, Kilwaughter Lim 300kg £790 (263), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 270kg £700 (259), R Shaw Lim 270kg £695 (257), D Reid, Dundrod Lim 280kg £720 (257).

301-350kgs: Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner Lim 320kg £840 (262), Lim 320kg £840 (262), SD Anderson Lim 340kg £870 (255), Drumhilla farms, Newtownards Lim 320kg £810 (253), D Reid, Dundrod Lim 320kg £805 (251), Sim 310kg £770 (248), James Glass, Maghera Lim 320kg £785 (245), L Weatherup, Ballyclare Sim 350kg £855 (244), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 330kg £800 (242), J McCann, Desertmartin BB 350kg £845 (241), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter (2) Lim 310kg £745 (240), D Reid, Dundrod Here 330kg £780 (236), M Moffett, Broughshane Lim 320kg £755 (235), T Knox, Ballynure Char 320kg £755 (235), D Reid, Dundrod Here 340kg £800 (235).

351kg and over: Drumhilla farms, Newtownards Lim 380kg £910 (239), D Reid, Dundrod Lim 360kg £850 (236), L Weatherup, Ballyclare Sim 360kg £845 (234), Drumhilla farms Lim 390kg £915 (234), James Glass, Maghera Lim 370kg £865 (233), Drumhilla farms Lim 370kg £860 (232), Lim 400kg £900 (225), Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner Lim 400kg £875 (218), Drumhilla farms Lim 380kg £820 (215), T Knox, Ballynure Char 410kg £875 (213), M Moffett, Broughshane Lim 370kg £780 (210), L Weatherup, Ballyclare Sim 400kg £840 (210), D Reid, Dundrod Lim 410kg £845 (206), J Bates, Ballyclare Char 380kg £770 (202), A Mulholland, Portglenone Lim 400kg £790 (197), Lim 410kg £800 (195).

Heifers 0-250kgs: D Reid, Dundrod Lim 190kg £585 (307), J & A Colgan, Ballycastle Lim 210kg £605 (288), D Reid Here 180kg £515 (286), J & A Colgan Lim 210kg £590 (281), P Gregg, Gracehill Sim 200kg £540 (270), D & N Hamill, Crumlin Char 240kg £620 (258), Char 220kg £565 (256), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 200kg £500 (250), D Reid, Dundrod Lim 180kg £450 (250), D & N Hamill Lim 220kg £550 (250), D Reid Lim 250kg £620 (248), Here 200kg £490 (245), Richard McVicker, Bushmills Par 230kg £560 (243), P Gregg, Gracehill Lim 230kg £545 (237), A McAuley, Glenarm Lim 220kg £520 (236), J & A Colgan, Ballycastle Lim 250kg £590 (236).

251-300kgs: T Knox, Ballynure Pie 260kg £605 (232), Gareth Bell, Nutts Corner Lim 300kg £695 (231), J Wilson, Antrim Lim 280kg £640 (228), D Reid Lim 280kg £630 (225), Lim 280kg £625 (223), Lim 280kg £620 (221), P Gregg, Gracehill AA 270kg £595 (220), D Reid, Dundrod Lim 260kg £570 (219), James Glass, Maghera Lim 280kg £605 (216), E Shaw, Portglenone Lim 260kg £560 (215): 301-350kgs: Wm Archbold, Newtownabbey Blonde 310kg £700 (225), J & M Farlow, Macosquin Sal 340kg £750 (220), Char 330kg £710 (215), James Glass, Maghera Lim 330kg £700 (212).

351kg and over: D & F Kinney, Cushendall Char 390kg £795 (203), Lim 400kg £815 (203), J & S Kane, Doagh Char 400kg £720 (180), J Ferguson, Coagh Lim 440kg £790 (179), BB 460kg £805 (175), A McCullough, Newtownards Lim 590kg £945 (160), Lim 640kg £1010 (157).

An entry of 120 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a great trade. Bullocks sold to £535 over for a Lim 470kg at £1005 presented by Co Down producer. Heifers sold to £550 over for a Lim 550kg at £1100 offered by D Robinson, Broughshane.

Bulls/blks 150-300kgs: Thomas Catherwood, Portglenone Here 210kg £530 (240), (4) Lim 210kg £475 (226), (2) Here 200kg £450 (225), (4) AA 240kg £525 (215).

301-400kgs: HM Dobbin, Aughafatten Lim 360kg £775 (215), Henry Duffin, Cargan Sim 360kg £730 (202), Rodney McCann, Ballynure Lim 340kg £620 (182), Thomas Catherwood, Portglenone BB 350kg £595 (170), (2) AA 330kg £560 (169), F McIntosh, Coleraine BB 380kg £500 (131), SWR 390kg £500 (128), SH 360kg £460 (127), SWR 400kg £465 (116).

401-500kgs: Co Down producer Lim 470kg £1005 (213), local farmer Lim 470kg £960 (204), JP O’Neill, Cushendall (2) Lim 420kg £855 (203), Pauline Hamill, Crumlin Lim 440kg £895 (203), D Logan, Randalstown (2) Char 480kg £970 (202), Char 470kg £935 (198), Char 490kg £970 (198), Char 500kg £990 (198), Lim 490kg £965 (196), Co Down producer Lim 460kg £895 (194), Blonde 470kg £905 (192), Henry Duffin, Cargan Lim 460kg £875 (190), Pauline Hamill Sim 450kg £850 (188), Co Down producer Lim 500kg £930 (186).

501kg and over: Pauline Hamill, Crumlin Char 550kg £1080 (196), D Logan, Randalstown Ir 520kg £1000 (192), Henry Duffin, Cargan Sim 570kg £1080 (189), B Smyth, Randalstown Char 580kg £1095 (188), AA 570kg £1060 (186), AA 550kg £1020 (185), Char 600kg £1110 (185), Char 620kg £1145 (184), D McIlwaine, Larne Lim 560kg £1020 (182), N Wilson, Ballymena Here 510kg £920 (180), L Morrow, Whitehead BB 600kg £1080 (180), B Smyth, Randalstown Char 620kg £1090 (175), D McIlwaine, (2) 520kg £905 (174), L Morrow, Whitehead Sou 620kg £1060 (171).

Heifers 301-400kgs: C McAuley, Glenariffe Lim 340kg £650 (191), A O’Neill, Cushendall (2) Lim 350kg £625 (178), C McAuley Lim 340kg £600 (176), James Millar, Broughshane (2) Lim 380kg £630 (165).

401-500kgs: Robert Robinson, Broughshane Lim 500kg £975 (195), Rodney McCann, Ballynure BB 440kg £850 (193), B Smyth, Randalstown Lim 500kg £895 (179), A Gaston, Carnlough Lim 490kg £860 (175), JP O’Neill, Cushendall Lim 410kg £700 (170), A Gaston Lim 500kg £850 (170), B Smyth, Randalstown Lim 450kg £720 (160), James Millar, Broughshane Lim 420kg £620 (147), Lim 430kg £625 (145).

501kg and over: Robert Robinson, Broughshane Lim 550kg £1100 (200), B Smyth, Randalstown Lim 510kg £995 (195), Robert Robinson Lim 550kg £1060 (192), Lim 600kg £1115 (185), Lim 540kg £995 (184), B McAdam, Doagh Lim 550kg £950 (172), Lim 540kg £895 (165), Lim 550kg £905 (164), B Smyth Char 520kg £850 (163), AA 570kg £870 (152).