Latest prices from the Ballymena rings

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An entry of 280 beef cattle in Ballymena resulted in a sharper trade. Beef cows sold to 129p, beef bullocks to 214p, beef heifers to 214p. Fr bullocks to 138p.

Beef cows sold to: Owen Miskelly, Ballynahinch BB 690kg £1179 (171), BB 580kg £980 (169), BB 640kg £1081 (169), H Beattie, Portadown Lim 610kg £1030 (169), Owen Miskelly BB 550kg £924 (168), R Millar, Moneymore Char 790kg £1327 (168), B & L Higgins, Moneymore Lim 750kg £1252 (167), Owen Miskelly BB 570kg £929 (163), BB 630kg £1008 (160), Desmond Fulton, Ballymoney Lim 690kg £1097 (159), C Patterson, Antrim BB 750kg £1185 (158), Owen Miskelly Lim 720kg £1137 (158), BB 610kg £963 (158), JL Skuce, Aghadowey Lim 550kg £863 (157), Wm Weir, Milebush Lim 520kg £811 (156), D Rainey, Finvoy Lim 640kg £998 (156), Owen Miskelly BB 600kg £924 (164), H Beattie, Lim 590kg £902 (153), K McAuley, Broughshane Lim 590kg £896 (152), Richard Creith, Bushmills BB 460kg £699 (152), O Wilson, Dungiven (2) Here 760kg £1140 (150), Owen Miskelly BB 630kg £945 (150), W & J Gardiner, Ballymena AA 500kg £745 (149).

Fr cows sold to: D & M Knowles, Cullybackey 810kg £1044 (129), WEJ Young, Randalstown 750kg £952 (127), 750kg £937 (125), J McKeeman, Bushmills 680kg £829 (122), S & P McNaughton, Loughgiel 680kg £809 (119), D & M Knowles, Cullybackey 690kg £814 (118), J McCloskey, Dungiven 540kg £637 (118), H & A Speedy, Randalstown 760kg £889 (117), A Harbinson, Rathkenny 750kg £877 (117), R Irwin, Dervock 650kg £754 (116), Paul Watson, Cullybackey 670kg £777 (116), R Irwin 720kg £820 (114), A & W McMaster, Broughshane 660kg £752 (114), Alastair McBurney 760kg £858 (113), David Wallace, Antrim 660kg £726 (110), David McClintock, Moorfields 570kg £621 (109), J McCloskey, Dungiven 610kg £664 (109), R Irwin, Dervock 650kg £702 (108), D & M Knowles, Cullybackey 650kg £702 (108), J McKeeman, Bushmills 580kg £626 (108), S & P McNaughton, Loughgiel 640kg £691 (108), M Gordon, Clough 650kg £702 (108), J McCloskey, 620kg £669 (108), Desmond McKee, Randalstown 610kg £652 (107).

Fat bulls sold to: K Woodside, Islandmagee AA 700kg £1113 (159), B McBride, Antrim 680kg £1054 (155), D Hall, Monkstown Lim 1060kg £1346 (127), Samuel Kennedy, Doagh SHB 980kg £1166 (119), WT McKinney, Maghera 1170kg £1333 (114), D Winter, Randalstown 740kg £814 (110), 870kg £939 (108), Thomas Cole Jer 450kg £454 (101).

Beef heifers sold to: JF & PJ Savage, Ballywalter Lim 570kg £1208 (212), Lim 540kg £1144 (212), B Gillan, Dunloy Lim 610kg £1287 (211), JF & PJ Savage Lim 540kg £1134 (210), Lim 480kg £1003 (209), Lim 510kg £1060 (208), F McNeilly, Glarryford Lim 490kg £989 (202), JF & PJ Savage Lim 490kg £980 (200), Lim 590kg £1180 (200), R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 500kg £1000 (200), JF & PJ Savage Lim 560kg £1103 (197), Lim 570kg £1122 (197), Desmond Fulton, Ballymoney Lim 500kg £985 (197), W Crowe, Coleraine Lim 610kg £1201 (197), Wm Weir, Milebush Lim 510kg £999 (196), Sam McNabney, Clough AA 560kg £1092 (195), JF & PJ Savage Lim 490kg £950 (194), Lim 510kg £984 (193), Sam McNabney AA 490kg £940 (192), Logan Anderson, Kilwaughter Char 530kg £1017 (192), W & J Gardiner, Ballymena Sal 600kg £1146 (191), JF & PJ Savage Lim 460kg £874 (190), Lim 470kg £883 (188), Lim 420kg £785 (187).

Beef bullocks sold to: JF & PJ Savage, Ballywalter Lim 550kg £1177 (214), Wm McLeister, Portglenone Blonde 640kg £1273 (199), Samuel Dobbin, Ballycastle Char 610kg £1207 (198), Wm McLeister Char 760kg £1365 (195), Lim 590kg £1138 (193), Lim 580kg £1119 (193), JF & PJ Savage Lim 630kg £1184 (188), Samuel Dobbin Char 650kg £1222 (188), Char 580kg £1090 (188), JF & PJ Savage Lim 500kg £930 (186), WA Patton, Ballymoney Lim 660kg £1207 (183), Sim 650kg £1170 (180), James McFadden, Kells Lim 660kg £1188 (180), WA Patton Sim 620kg £1103 (179), B McBride, Antrim Lim 640kg £1139 (178), James McFadden, Kells SH 640kg £1139 (178), P Graffin, Portglenone Lim 590kg £1044 (177), W & J Gardiner, Ballymena Lim 620kg £1097 (177), AF & N Glasgow, Cookstown Sim 630kg £1102 (175), Sim 680kg £1183 (174), Sim 710kg £1235 (174), Sim 580kg £1009 (174), Sim 700kg £1211 (173), W & J Gardiner Here 620kg £1072 (173).

Fr bullocks sold to: J & G Hamilton, Broughshane 540kg £745 (138), 650kg £890 (137), S Jamieson, Broughshane 640kg £864 (135), 710kg £958 (135), 680kg £918 (135), J & G Hamilton, 600kg £780 (130), 550kg £709 (129), S Jamieson 530kg £662 (125).

20 dairy cows sold to a top of £1260 on Friday for a Fr heifer from WA Davis, Cookstown. Leading prices as follows:-

WA Davis, Cookstown £1260, RR Cupples, Broughshane £1160, DA Strange, Ballyclare £1100, JV & RJ Moore, Larne £1070, £1060, S Dunlop, Crumlin £1010, RA Hill, Islandmagee £980, C Scott, Newtownbreda £880, RR Cupples £850.

An entry of 36 beef bulls at the annual June sale resulted in a decent trade for quality bulls. Leading the trade was a Lim at 3000gns from R Savage, Drumahoe, Londonderry.

Leading prices: R Savage, Drumahoe Lim 3000gns, John Lawrence, Magherafelt AA 2600gns, R Gibson, Portglenone Lim 2500gns, Lim 2400gns, Matthews Bros, Glenarm Lim 2350gns, Patrick McCann, Portglenone Lim 2000gns, J Porter, Lisburn SHB 1750gns, DD McDowell, Newtownards Sim 1700gns, Miss J Gilliland, Muckamore Lim 1700gns, O’Kane Bros, Dungiven Char 1550gns, Ralph Pickering, Tobermore Sim 1550gns, A & M & V Armstrong, Straid Lim 1500gns, V & M Steele, Glarryford Here 1450gns, Robert Clyde, Templepatrick Lim 1450gns, WT McGookin, Larne Char 1350gns.

40 sucklers sold to £1780 for a Char heifer and bull calf at foot from W Kirkpatrick, Crumlin.

Leading prices: W Kirkpatrick, Crumlin Char hfr & bull calf £1780, W Campbell, Carnlough Lim hfr & bull calf £1700, local farmer Lim hfr & hfr calf £1520, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Sal hfr & hfr calf £1520, A Humphrey, Clough Char hfr & bull calf £1450, J Purcell & Sons, Limavady Here hfr & bull calf £1420, Here hfr & hfr calf £1420, Here hfr & hfr calf £1400, H Nicholl, Randalstown Lim hfr & hfr calf £1380, J Purcell & Sons Here hfr & bull calf £1380, Here hfr & bull calf £1350, H Nicholl, Randalstown Lim hfr & bull calf £1300, W Kirkpatrick, Dundrod Char hfr & hfr calf £1300, J Purcell & Sons Here hfr & hfr calf £1300, Denis Minford, Crumlin Here hfr & bull calf £1200, Brendan Macauley, Antrim Sim hfr & hfr calf £1160, local farmer Lim hfr & hfr calf £1150, Denis Minford Here hfr & bull calf £1120, C Kennedy, Ballyclare SH hfr & hfr calf £1100.

Another good firm trade for 250 dropped calves saw a super Sim bull sell at £560. A Char heifer sold at £420 and Fr bulls at £280 each.

Ruling prices for continental bred bull calves: D McKay, Broughshane Sim £560, A Humphrey, Clough Lim £460, I McCaughan, Bushmills Here £390, Here £385, J Ferguson, Straid Lim £360, DS Wharry, Glenarm Lim £355, T Herbinson, Randalstown AA £350, I McCaughan AA £340, J Minnis Sim £340, I McCaughan AA £335, R Baird, Carrick (2) Char £335, WJ Thompson, Glenwherry Char £320, DS Wharry, Glenarm Lim £320, J Ferguson Snr, Straid Lim £320, L Coulter, Nutts Corner FKV £310.

Heifer calves sold to: Frank McCormick, Martinstown Char £420, D & M Knowles, Cullybackey BB £400, S Scullion, Glenarm Lim £365, J Lynn, Cullybackey AA £360, S Scullion Lim £352, R Baird, Carrick Char £350, Char £340, Thomas Johnston, Glenavy Lim £330, J Lynn, Cullybackey (2) AA £320, I McCaughan, Bushmills Here £310, R Baird Char £310, C Kelly, Draperstown Lim £305, Kevin Scullion, Portglenone Lim £305, R Baird Char £292, S Scullion Char £290.

Fr bulls sold to: Paul Watson, Cullybackey £280, John Patterson, Crumlin (2) £250, J Ferguson Snr (7) £235, (2) £225, John Patterson, Crumlin (2) £165, Albert Wallace, Tobermore (2) £165.

An entry of 170 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £600 over for a Lim 340kg at £940 offered by O’Kane Farm, Dunloy. Heifers sold to £610 over for a Lim 320kg at £930 presented by the same seller.

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs: SJ Duncan, Crumlin Sim 250kg £700 (280), local producer Char 250kg £670 (268), J Strange, Ballyclare BB 210kg £560 (266), T Stewart, Cairncastle St 250kg £665 (266), G & J Sharpe, Cushendall Lim 250kg £570 (228), JH Fitchie, Comber (3) Sim 340kg £490 (204), Mervyn Crawford, Randalstown Here 220kg £445 (202).

251-300kgs: Local farmer Char 260kg £770 (296), John Thompson, Donacloney Sim 300kg £880 (293), WR Wilson, Ballymena Char 300kg £805 (268), SJ Duncan (2) Char 270kg £720 (266), MP Jordan, Stoneyford Lim 290kg £750 (258), David Woodburn, Broughshane Char 290kg £750 (258), T Martin, Randalstown Lim 300kg £765 (255), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 280kg £680 (242), Mervyn Crawford, Randalstown Here 280kg £585 (208), JH Fitchie, Comber Sim 290kg £510 (175).

301-350kgs: John Thompson, Donacloney Sim 310kg £880 (283), O’Kane farm, Dunloy Lim 340kg £940 (276), David Woodburn Char 320kg £870 (271), W Millar, Antrim Lim 310kg £830 (267), J Knox, Broughshane Char 320kg £850 (265), Frank McCormick, Martinstown Lim 320kg £850 (265), Robin Lennox, Magherafelt Lim 340kg £900 (264), S McAlister, Ballintoy Char 330kg £870 (263), O’Kane farm Lim 310kg £800 (258), J Moore, Ballyclare Lim 350kg £900 (257), Lim 340kg £870 (255), SJ Duncan, Crumlin (2) Char 310kg £790 (254), David Woodburn, Broughshane Lim 310kg £790 (254), J Hayes, Rasharkin Blonde 350kg £890 (254), W Millar, Antrim Lim 350kg £860 (245).

351kg and over: David Woodburn, Broughshane Lim 370kg £890 (240), J Hayes, Rasharkin Blonde 380kg £900 (236), H McCormick, Larne BB 400kg £940 (235), BB 390kg £910 (233), Norman Farquhar BB 390kg £890 (228), Henry McFall, Portglenone Lim 370kg £825 (223), J Hayes, Blonde 410kg £910 (222), MP Jordan, Stoneyford Lim 370kg £795 (214), Niall McCashin, Randalstown Lim 440kg £930 (211), MP Jordan Lim 360kg £760 (211), T Martin, Randalstown Lim 390kg £820 (210), Richard Creith, Bushmills Spk 360kg £750 (208), Spk 390kg £805 (206), D Glass, Ballymena Char 410kg £840 (204), MP Jordan, Stoneyford Lim 400kg £810 (202), J & F McKinstry, Ballyclare Char 460kg £905 (196).

Heifers 0-250kgs: SJ Duncan, Crumlin Char 220kg £570 (259), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 210kg £470 (223), Lim 250kg £550 (220), local farmer Char 230kg £495 (215), G & J Sharpe, Cushendall Blonde 210kg £440 (209), James Houston, Lim 220kg £425 (193), SJ Duncan AA 250kg £465 (186), Sam Percy, Randalstown Lim 240kg £410 (170).

251-300kgs: P McEldowney, Swatragh Char 300kg £790 (263), J Moore, Ballyclare Lim 300kg £750 (250), Brendan McCann, Portglenone Lim 280kg £680 (242), Lim 280kg £660 (235), E McKendry, Ballymena Lim 290kg £680 (234), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 290kg £680 (234), Lim 300kg £670 (223), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 260kg £580 (223), WR Wilson, Ballymena Char 290kg £640 (220), James Houston, Randalstown Lim 260kg £570 (219), Robin Lennox Lim 300kg £650 (216), David Woodburn, Broughshane Char 290kg £620 (213), R Finlay, Glenwherry Char 280kg £580 (207), JC McMillan, Portglenone AA 290kg £600 (206), T Stewart, Cairncastle (2) St 290kg £585 (201).

301-350kgs: O’Kane farm, Dunloy Lim 320kg £930 (290), Lim 340kg £980 (288), Lim 350kg £900 (257), Brendan McCann, Portglenone Lim 320kg £800 (250), J Knox, Broughshane Lim 310kg £755 (243), Robin Lennox Char 320kg £760 (237), D Gaston, Carnlough Blonde 350kg £815 (232), O’Kane farm Lim 330kg £765 (231), WR Wilson, Ballymena Char 320kg £740 (231), David Woodburn, Broughshane Char 310kg £700 (225), J Knox, Broughshane Char 350kg £790 (225), J Hayes, Rasharkin Blonde 350kg £775 (221), J Knox Char 340kg £735 (216), S McAlister, Ballintoy Char 320kg £680 (212), D Gaston, Carnlough Blonde 330kg £700 (212), Frank McCormick Char 320kg £670 (209).

351kg and over: J Hayes, Rasharkin Blonde 380kg £920 (242), J & F McKinstry, Ballyclare Char 360kg £790 (219), James Graham, Crumlin Lim 390kg £850 (218), AJ Wilson, Ballymena Lim 400kg £840 (210), J & F McKinstry, Ballyclare Char 370kg £770 (208), WR Wilson, Ballymena Char 360kg £720 (200), J Jenkins, Ballyclare Lim 420kg £835 (198), Lim 460kg £880 (191), George Forsythe, Cloughmills Here 440kg £840 (190), Here 440kg £800 (181), Norman Farquhar, Ballymena BB 380kg £665 (175), George Forsythe BB 500kg £875 (175), JC McMillan, Portglenone AA 390kg £675 (173), George Forsythe Here 450kg £775 (172), JC McMillan AA 360kg £615 (170), George Forsythe Here 490kg £835 (170).

An entry of just under 100 stores in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £580 over for an AA 530kg at £1110 presented by G Kerr, Ahoghill. Heifers sold to £540 over for a SH 520kg at £1060 offered by T Weatherup, Carrick.

Bulls/blk 401-500kgs: Brian Calwell, Clough BB 450kg £905 (201), J Hayes, Rasharkin Blonde 470kg £940 (200), Patrick McKay, Martinstown FKV 500kg £990 (198), J Hayes, Rasharkin Blonde 450kg £885 (196), Brian Calwell Sim 460kg £895 (194), D McIlwaine, Larne Lim 440kg £760 (172), P & G O’Rawe, Clough Fr 480kg £775 (161), Fr 450kg £690 (153), 450kg £690 (153), 450kg £690 (153), W Montgomery, Broughshane Fr 500kg £750 (150), David Parks, Moira Lim 420kg £630 (150), P & G O’Rawe Fr 480kg £700 (145), W Montgomery Fr 450kg £650 (144), 500kg £720 (144), Fr 490kg £685 (139).

501kg and over: George Kerr, Portglenone AA 530kg £1110 (209), AA 550kg £1120 (203), Lim 530kg £1070 (201), Lim 550kg £1105 (200), Char 550kg £1100 (200), Char 580kg £1150 (198), Lim 530kg £1040 (196), JM Morrison, Armoy BB 510kg £1000 (196), Brian Calwell, Clough Sim 510kg £1000 (196), George Kerr Sim 550kg £1070 (194), Char 620kg £1190 (191), Char 580kg £1100 (189), JM Morrison & Son BB 530kg £1000 (188), Patrick McKay, Martinstown Lim 550kg £1030 (187), George Kerr Lim 570kg £1060 (186), Robert Robinson, Broughshane Lim 560kg £1040 (185).

Heifers 301-400kgs: RM Carson, Islandmagee Lim 310kg £660 (212), Char 350kg £690 (197), Sal 310kg £585 (188), Richard Kirk, Bushmills BB 320kg £600 (187), BB 320kg £600 (187), RM Carson Char 310kg £500 (161), Lim 640kg £530 (155).

401-500kgs: J Hayes, Rasharkin Blonde 410kg £770 (187), T Weatherup, Carrick Char 440kg £785 (178), Char 460kg £805 (175), WJ Steele, Bushmills Sim 500kg £850 (170).

501kg and over: T Weatherup, Carrick SH 520kg £1060 (203), SR Gray, Antrim Lim 540kg £1045 (193), Patrick McKay, Martinstown Lim 520kg £890 (171), WJ Steele, Bushmills Sim 570kg £960 (168), (2) Sim 520kg £860 (165), D McIlwaine, Larne Lim 540kg £845 (156).

An entry of 614 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a much sharper trade. Fat lambs sold to 395p and £89 for a pen of 10 Texels 22.5kg presented by McAfee Bros, Bushmills. Fat ewes sold to £92.

Fat lambs (505): A & D McAfee, Bushmills 10 Tex 22.5kg £89 (395), WJ Cubitt, Rasharkin 11 Tex 21.5kg £82 (381), McKinney Bros, Maghera 4 Tex 21.5kg £82 (381), Simpson & Calvin, Ballymoney 5 Tex 23kg £86.50 (376), K & L Beacom, Ballywalter 9 Tex 23kg £86 (373), A & D McAfee 5 Tex 23kg £86 (373), John Murray, Larne 21 Tex 21.5kg £79.50 (369), WJ McClintock Jnr, Broughshane 21 Tex 21kg £77.50 (369), Michael Kearney, Ballymoney 65 Tex 21.5kg £79.20 (368), R Graham, Broughshane 1 Suff 21kg £77 (366), Jacqueline McIlrath 6 Tex 22kg £80 (363), local farmer 25 Suff 21kg £76 (361), D Wilson, Newtownabbey 5 Tex 22kg £79.20 (360), J McNeill, Coleraine 18 Tex 22.5kg £81 (360), R McWhinney, Portaferry 15 Suff 22kg £79 (359), N Graham, Cullybackey 4 Tex 22kg £79 (359), G Weir, Toomebridge 15 Tex 23kg £82 (356), John Houston, Broughshane 5 Tex 20.5kg £73 (356), Mark Barr, Ballyclare 7 Tex 22kg £78 (354), George Barr, Larne 25 Tex 23kg £81.50 (354).

Fat ewes

1st Quality

Suff - £70-£90

Tex - £70-£92

CB - £55-£70

BF - £40-£55