Latest prices from the Ballymena sale rings

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A good show of 280 beef cattle resulted in a great trade. Beef cows to 165p 830kg at £1369, Fr cows to 117p for 800kg at £936.

Beef heifers to 204p for 580kg at £1183, beef bullocks sold to 186p for 630kg at £1171. Fr bullocks to 144p for 550kg at £792.

Beef cows sold to:

Alistair Martin, Kells Blonde 830kg £1369 (165), K Walsh, Londonderry Lim 570kg £940 (165), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 650kg £1033 (159), David Robinson, Crumlin Lim 680kg £1067 (157), S Buick, Kells Lim 860kg £1341 (156), E Logan, Ahoghill Lim 720kg £1116 (155), David Bingham, Templepatrick Lim 580kg £893 (154), Ivor G Hyndman, Maghera Lim 610kg £927 (152), W McVey, Carnlough Char 660kg £976 (148), Mrs Hazel McConkey, Antrim Lim 730kg £1080 (148), H Chambers, Bushmills BB 630kg £926 (147), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 620kg £892 (144), Ivor G Hyndman, Maghera Lim 700kg £1001 (143), Char 740kg £1058 (143), Donal McIlwaine, Cushendall Lim 760kg £1086 (143), W & M Orr, Ballycastle Lim 650kg £910 (140), Mrs A Manson, Doagh AA 760kg £1064 (140), I Beggs, Whitehead AA 500kg £695 (139), K Walsh, Londonderry Lim 670kg £931 (139), W McLaughlin, Dunloy Lim 590kg £814 (138), Mrs J Hutchinson, Ballyclare Lim 630kg £869 (138), C Humphrey, Broughshane Lim 570kg £780 (137), K Walsh, Londonderry Lim 690kg £945 (137), C Humphrey Lim 600kg £816 (136).

Friesian cows sold to:

JF Smith, Islandmagee 800kg £936 (117), Robert Steele, Bushmills 690kg £800 (116), JF Smith 720kg £828 (115), D McAuley, Toomebridge 550kg £632 (115), M Gordon, Clough 560kg £627 (112), R Alexander, Cloughmills 760kg £836 (110), J & G Hamilton, Broughshane 610kg £664 (109), local farmer 620kg £675 (109), D McClure, Ballymoney 720kg £784 (109), R Alexander, Cloughmills 680kg £741 (109), JF Smith, Islandmagee 680kg £741 (109), Smyth Bros, Dungiven 620kg £669 (108), RA Hill, Islandmagee 680kg £727 (107), F McNeilly, Glarryford 500kg £530 (106), R Crawford, Glarryford 570kg £604 (106), S Boyle, Loughgiel 680kg £714 (105), Hugh Hall, Ballyclare 590kg £619 (105), D McClure, Ballymoney 670kg £696 (104), George Forsythe, Cloughmills 610kg £634 (104), Dermot Johnston, Magherafelt 570kg £592 (104), D McAuley, Toomebridge 650kg £676 (104), Forsythe Bros, Loughgiel 600kg £618 (103), local farmer 550kg £555 (101), George Forsythe 660kg £660 (100).

Beef heifers sold to:

E Logan, Ahoghill Lim 580kg £1183 (204), B McConaghy, Bushmills Char 520kg £1034 (199), Char 520kg £993 (191), Thomas Strange, Straid St 580kg £1073 (185), S Darragh, Toomebridge Lim 530kg £948 (179), B McConaghy, Char 560kg £991 (177), Sara McNeill, Broughshane Char 590kg £1026 (174), Wm Weir, Milebush Lim 580kg £1009 (174), R Gilliland, Antrim Sim 590kg £1020 (173), S Darragh Lim 610kg £1055 (173), Thomas Strange St 700kg £1197 (171), Sara McNeill, Char 640kg £1081 (169), Lim 670kg £963 (169), David Robinson, Crumlin BB 540kg £912 (169), Wm Weir, Milebush Char 610kg £1024 (168), F & R Auld, Newtownabbey 520kg £873 (168).

Beef bullocks sold to:

Robert Howie, Doagh Lim 630kg £1171 (186), Lim 600kg £1116 (186), L Hughes, Clough AA 690kg £1269 (184), TJ Heron, Ballyclare Lim 620kg £1134 (183), Lim 600kg £1098 (183), R Sibbett, Portglenone Sim 610kg £1116 (183), TJ Heron Lim 570kg £1037 (182), CB Wilkinson, Randalstown AA 630kg £1134 (180), Samuel Dobbin, Ballycastle Char 680kg £1217 (179), Robert Howie Lim 620kg £1109 (179), Char 630kg £1121 (178), J White, Antrim Lim 610kg £1079 (177), R Sibbett, Portglenone Lim 650kg £1150 (177), TJ Heron Lim 640kg £1126 (176), R Gilliland, Antrim Lim 670kg £1179 (176), A & J McClelland, Doagh BB 740kg £1302 (176), Samuel Dobbin, Ballycastle Char 650kg £1137 (175), F & R Auld, Newtownabbey AA 430kg £752 (175), R Gilliland, Antrim Lim 680kg £1183 (174), A & J McClelland, Doagh Lim 540kg £939 (174), R Sibbett, Portglenone Lim 710kg £1228 (173), CB Wilkinson, Randalstown Here 660kg £1141 (173), S Wallace, Ballymena Lim 540kg £934 (173).

Fr bullocks sold to:

Local farmer 550kg £792 (144), J & G Hamilton, Broughshane 540kg £729 (135), RJ McDowell, Gleno 500kg £660 (132), S Jamieson, Broughshane 630kg £819 (130), J & G Hamilton, 590kg £767 (130), 560kg £722 (129), Eric Thom, Tobermore 460kg £593 (129), local farmer 820kg £1033 (126), Eric Thom 520kg £655 (126), S Jamieson, Broughshane 650kg £812 (125), Eric Thom 520kg £644 (124), S Jamieson 570kg £684 (120), Eric Thom 450kg £526 (117), 450kg £495 (110), local farmer 500kg £550 (100), Alex Magee, Larne 760kg £782 (103).

Dairy stock sold to £1300 on Friday for a second calver from Thomas Carlisle, Dundrod. Ruling prices:

Thomas Carlisle, Dundrod £1300, Bolton Bros, Maghera £1160, £1050, Thomas Carlisle £1020, W Black, Aghadowey £950, AP Redmond, Portavogie £940, J Surgenor, Dervock Mon £930, £900, £900, S Dunlop, Crumlin £900, J Surgenor £890, W Black £870, AP Redmond £860, RLA & D Irvine, Dundrod £840, T & J Mackey, Ballynure £830, RLA & D Irvine £800.

Suckler stock to £1380 for a Sim heifer with bull calf at foot.

Ruling prices: Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Sim hfr & bull calf £1380, Henry farms, Armoy Lim hfr & bull calf £1340, Patrick Logan Lim hfr & hfr calf £1270, Ivor G Hyndman, Maghera AA hfr & bull calf £1190, R & M Milliken, Armoy Sim hfr & bull calf £1180, Henry farms, Armoy Lim hfr & hfr calf £1140, Ivor G Hyndman, Maghera Lim hfr & bull calf £1120, JK Davidson, Broughshane Lim hfr & hfr calf £1010, Lim hfr & bull calf £1000, Patrick Rowan, Aughafatten Lim hfr & hfr calf £980, R & M Milliken, Armoy Sim hfr & hfr calf £980, Richard Creith, Bushmills Ir hfr & bull calf £930, John Connon, Deerfin AA hfr & bull calf £920, Gardiner Murdock, Broughshane Char hfr £880, JK Davidson, Broughshane (2) Lim hfr & hfr calves £850, John Connon, Deerfin AA hfr & hfr calf £830, Hugh McMullan, Glenarm AA hfr & bull calf £820.

Top price of £450 in the calf ring for a Char heifer, baby heifers to £355 for a Lim heifer.

Bull calves sold to: Local producer Char £425, A Faith, Limavady Lim £380, Brian McCann, AA £350, P McConnell, Ligoniel Lim £350, D Huey, Armoy AA £320, S Irons, Coleraine Sim £290, P McConnell, Lim £280, A & M Warwick, Antrim Sim £255, TJ Turtle, Broughshane Here £255, James Graham, Raloo Sim £250, RI McLaughlin, Cloughmills AA £248, Graeme Martin, Broughshane BB £245, D Huey, Ballymoney Here £235, WJ Thompson, Glenwherry Lim £235, F O’Boyle, Randalstown Here £230, James Graham, Raloo Sim £230.

Heifer calves sold to: J & M McKinty, Ballyclare Char £450, P McConnell, Ligoniel Lim £355, D Beattie, Finvoy Lim £335, WJ Thompson, Glenwherry Lim £300, TJ Turtle, Broughshane Here £290, H Mulvenna, Glenarm Lim £275, D Huey, Armoy SHB £250, SHB £240, S Irons, Coleraine (2) Sim £230, Thomas Johnston, Glenavy Lim £215, S Irons, Coleraine Sim £210, James Graham, Raloo Sim £205, Thomas Johnston Lim £205, James Graham, Raloo Sim £200, S Irons, Coleraine Sim £200.

Friesian bull calves sold to: F O’Boyle, Randalstown £205, J & M McKinty, Ballyclare £200, SD Torrens, Ballymoney £195, F O’Boyle £190, J & M McKinty (2) £185, (2) £175, Dominic Mawhinney, Bellaghy (2) £170, F O’Boyle, Randalstown £160, SD Torrens £158, F O’Boyle £155, SD Torrens £150, Dominic Mawhinney (2) £145.

An entry of 250 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a great trade. Bull calves sold to £500 over for a Char 340kg at £840 from A Hillan, Broughshane and a Char 370kg at £870 from J & R McKeown, Aughafatten. Heifers sold to £390 over for a Lim 310kg at £700 from Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare.

Heifers 0-250kgs: J McFetridge, Glenarm Lim 240kg £540 (225), Bonnar farms, Ballymena Lim 180kg £360 (200), Lim 220kg £420 (190), Lim 170kg £315 (185), Char 200kg £370 (185).

251-300kgs: I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 270kg £640 (237), John Beggs Lim 270kg £640 (237), G Gault, Doagh Lim 280kg £655 (233), Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Lim 280kg £635 (226), Martin McGarry Lim 290kg £650 (224), G Gault Lim 270kg £590 (218), Martin McGarry Lim 300kg £655 (218), G Knowles, Gracehill Lim 270kg £560 (207), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 280kg £580 (207), J McFetridge, Glenarm Lim 290kg £600 (206), Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Char 300kg £615 (205), Martin McGarry Lim 270kg £550 (203), Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Lim 290kg £570 (196), JM Fenton, Glarryford Here 300kg £580 (193), Bonnar farms, Ballymena Char 260kg £500 (192), D Barker, Stoneyford Lim 290kg £550 (189).

301-350kgs: Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Lim 310kg £700 (225), Lim 320kg £700 (218), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 310kg £675 (217), I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 310kg £675 (217), RM Carson, Islandmagee BB 350kg £755 (215), Mrs S Gowdy Lim 330kg £710 (215), Char 330kg £705 (213), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Char 310kg £660 (212), A Warwick, Templepatrick Lim 320kg £680 (212), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 330kg £700 (212), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Char 340kg £710 (208), D Barker, Stoneyford Lim 350kg £725 (207), Martin McGarry Lim 330kg £680 (206), J McFetridge, Glenarm Lim 310kg £630 (203), Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Lim 320kg £650 (203), George Pearson, Randalstown Lim 350kg £700 (200).

351kg and over: Mrs S Gowdy, Ballyclare Lim 360kg £795 (220), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 360kg £775 (215), Lim 360kg £750 (208), Mrs S Gowdy Char 360kg £740 (205), Richard Creith, Bushmills Lim 370kg £750 (202), Mrs S Gowdy Lim 420kg £825 (196), RM Carson, Islandmagee Lim 370kg £695 (187), Donal Kane, Cushendall AA 360kg £670 (186), Mrs S Gowdy Lim 380kg £700 (184), A Warwick, Templepatrick BB 370kg £680 (183), RM Carson Char 370kg £680 (183), George Pearson, Randalstown Lim 360kg £640 (177), J & R McKeown, Aughafatten Lim 380kg £675 (177), RM Carson AA 390kg £675 (173), Richard Cowan, Magheramourne BB 400kg £690 (172), John Martin, Boardmills Lim 410kg £700 (170).

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs: Martin McGarry Lim 220kg £625 (284), Lim 250kg £660 (264), J McFetridge, Glenarm Lim 250kg £620 (248), Lim 250kg £575 (230), Martin McGarry Sim 220kg £360 (163).

251-300kgs: I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 260kg £720 (276), Lim 260kg £720 (276), (3) Lim 260kg £670 (257), Graham Bros, Aughafatten Char 300kg £750 (250), Timothy Wray, Carnlough Lbw 290kg £725 (250), S Jackson, Bellaghy Lim 290kg £720 (248), J McFetridge, Glenarm Lim 280kg £680 (242), W Jeffers, Macosquin Lim 300kg £700 (233), A Hillan, Broughshane Lim 300kg £700 (233), G Knowes, Gracehill Lim 280kg £625 (223), J McFetridge, Glenarm Lim 300kg £550 (183).

301-350kgs: G Knowles, Gracehill Lim 330kg £820 (248), A Hillan, Broughshane Char 340kg £840 (247), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 330kg £810 (245), S Jackson, Bellaghy Lim 320kg £770 (240), TJ McLornan Lim 350kg £830 (237), A Hillan Char 350kg £825 (235), TJ McLornan Lim 350kg £810 (231), T McKillop, Glenarm Lim 340kg £785 (230), John Beggs, Whitehead (3) Lim 310kg £710 (229), W Jeffers, Macosquin Char 350kg £790 (225), Graham Bros, Aughafatten Char 340kg £765 (225), J Knox, Broughshane Lim 350kg £785 (224), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 310kg £695 (224), Donal Kane, Cushendall Char 330kg £735 (222).

351kg and over: J & R McKeown, Aughafatten Char 370kg £870 (235), A Hillan, Broughshane Char 370kg £855 (231), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 370kg £840 (227), Donal Kane, Cushendall Char 360kg £790 (219), W Jeffers, Macosquin Lim 370kg £810 (218), J Knox, Broughshane Lim 400kg £870 (217), G Knowles, Gracehill Lim 380kg £820 (215), Donal Kane, Cushendall Char 380kg £805 (211), Graham Bros, Aughafatten Lim 360kg £750 (208), Donal Kane Blonde 380kg £790 (207), Graham Bros Char 380kg £790 (207), H McCormick, Larne BB 390kg £810 (207), Donal Kane, Cushendall Char 420kg £870 (207), Char 380kg £785 (206), A Warwick, Templepatrick Lim 410kg £845 (206), BB 420kg £860 (204).

Breeding sheep again sold to a great trade on Monday evening. Selling to £202 for 2 Suff hoggets & 3 lambs for Kim Steele Nicolson, Antrim.

Ruling prices for ewes and lambs: Kim Steele Nicholson, Antrim 2 Suff ewes & 3 lambs £202, 2 Suff ewes & 4 lambs £200, I Montgomery, Glenwherry 2 Mule ewes & 4 lambs £176, 3 Mule ewes & 6 lambs £173, Simon Loughery, Limavady 3 Tex ewes & 6 lambs £170, RJ Lyle, Larne 1 Suff ewe & 1 lamb £168, I Montgomery 2 Mule ewes & 4 lambs £168, 3 Mule ewes & 3 lambs £166, RJ Lyle, Larne 3 Mule ewes & 4 lambs £165, I Montgomery 5 Mule ewes & 5 lambs £165, Simon Loughery 1 Mule ewe & 2 lambs £160, 1 Mule ewe & 2 lambs £160, D Carson, Nutts Corner 1 CB ewe & 2 lambs £160, 1 CB ewe & 2 lambs £158, S Mulholland, Portglenone 1 Suff ewe & 3 lambs £158, B Gingles, Larne 2 Tex ewes & 4 lambs £158, Kenneth McCrea, Nutts Corner 5 CB ewes & 9 lambs £156, T Stewart, Cairncastle 5 EC ewes & 10 lambs £156, Simon Loughery 2 Tex ewes & 4 lambs £155, RJ Lyle 4 Suff ewes & 6 lambs £155, D Montgomery, Glenwherry 5 Mule ewes & 9 lambs £154, J Stewart, Nutts Corner & 2 Tex ewes & 4 lambs £152, T Stewart, Cairncastle 6 Tex & 12 lambs £152, RJ Lyle, Larne 4 Suff ewes & 4 lambs £150.

Another great entry of 280 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday evening resulted in a terrific trade. Store bullocks sold to £610 over for a Char 540kg at £1150 (213p) offered by PJ McCashin, Downpatrick. Heifers sold to £535 over for a Lim 510kg at £1045 presented by WH Knox, Ballyclare.

Bulls/blks up to 500kgs: D Fleck, Shanksbridge Blonde 380kg £810 (213), WR Semple, Larne Char 360kg £765 (212), J Luney, Newtowabbey Lim 350kg £740 (211), Lim 380kg £780 (205), D Fleck, Shanksbridge Lim 420kg £860 (204), Felix McKendry, Broughshane Lim 430kg £880 (204), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry Lim 410kg £835 (203), Danny Duffin Toomebridge Lim 460kg £930 (202), Seamus O’Neill, Martinstown Char 390kg £785 (201), WE Adamson, Carrick (2) Sou 400kg £800 (200), Felix McKendry, Broughshane Blonde 450kg £900 (200), Danny Duffin, Toomebridge Lim 430kg £860 (200), EJ McErlean, Portglenone Lim 500kg £990 (198), Hamill Bros, Broughshane Lim 480kg £950 (197), WA Bamford, Carrickfergus AA 480kg £940 (195).

Bulls/blks over 500kgs: PJ McCashin, Downpatrick Char 540kg £1150 (213), Norman Parker, Crumlin Char 560kg £1170 (208), PJ McCashin Char 560kg £1160 (207), Sim 560kg £1150 (205), Char 580kg £1190 (205), EJ McErlean, Portglenone BB 550kg £1120 (203), Felix McKendry, Broughshane Char 540kg £1090 (201), Norman Parker, Crumlin Lim 580kg £1160 (200), Lim 530kg £1060 (200), PJ McCashin Char 570kg £1130 (198), EJ McErlean Lim 560kg £1095 (195), Norman Parker, Crumlin Lim 600kg £1165 (194), Lim 590kg £1140 (193), J McNeilly, Muckamore Lim 570kg £1095 (192), Liam McDonnell, Ballycastle Char 570kg £1090 (191), Hamill Bros, Broughshane BB 510kg £970 (190).

Heifers up to 500kgs: Wm Ridges, Ballycarry Lim 390kg £830 (212), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills Char 460kg £925 (201), WH Knox, Ballynure Lim 450kg £900 (200), Lim 450kg £880 (195), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry Lim 420kg £820 (195), Lim 310kg £600 (193), J Luney, Newtownabbey Lim 310kg £600 (193), Wm Ridges Lim 410kg £785 (191), Lim 340kg £650 (191), Mark McClelland, Larne Lim 440kg £840 (190), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry Lim 420kg £800 (190), J Luney, Newtownabbey Lim 310kg £590 (190), J Dunlop, Cairncastle AA 500kg £940 (188), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry Lim 360kg £675 (187), George Porter, Desertmartin Par 390kg £730 (187), Mark McClelland, Larne Lim 420kg £780 (185).

Heifers over 500kgs: WH Knox, Ballynure Lim 510kg £1045 (204), R Hunter, Larne Lim 540kg £1070 (198), Gary McCullough, Ballyclare Sim 510kg £985 (193), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills Char 550kg £1030 (187), J McNeilly, Muckamore Lim 530kg £980 (184), Graham Bros, Aughafatten Char 510kg £915 (179), Sandra Hunter, Char 580kg £1040 (179), Robert McCullough, Ballyclare Sim 590kg £1050 (178), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills Char 590kg £1050 (178), Char 640kg £1125 (175), Char 680kg £1180 (173), TJ Alexander, Templepatrick Char 530kg £915 (172), Lim 510kg £880 (172), Sandra Hunter Char 580kg £1000 (172), Paul McMullan, Dundrod Lim 560kg £950 (169), BB 520kg £850 (163).

An entry of 1012 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Spring lambs sold to 409p for a pen of 5 Dorsets 21.5kg at £86 offered by T & J Mackey, Ballynure and to a top per head of £93 for a pen of Texels 24kg presented by E Drummond, Ballynure. Fat ewes sold to £99.

Spring lambs (701): T & J Mackey, Ballynure 5 Dor 21.5kg £86 (409), A & D McAfee, Bushmills 9 Tex 21.5kg £88 (409), I Morrison, Dunloy 4 Tex 22kg £90 (409), 3 Tex 21kg £85 (404), E Clyde, Muckamore 6 Tex 21.5kg £85 (395), Gareth Hayes, Ballymena 3 Suff 19.5kg £77 (394), T Robinson, Ballymena 5 Tex 23kg £90 (391), J Knox, Broughshane 18 Tex 22kg £86 (390), RC & JC Watson, Rasharkin 19 Suff 22kg £85.50 (388), E Drummond, Ballynure 4 Tex 24kg £93 (387), Sam Agnew, Ballyclare 15 Tex 22kg £85 (386), John Thompson, Bushmills 9 Tex 21.5kg £83 (386), S & E Watson, Cullybackey 4 Char 21.5kg £83 (386), Colin Woodside, Carrickfergus 6 Tex 21.5kg £83 (386), 6 Tex 21.5kg £83 (386), Gareth Hayes, Ballymena 60 Suff 21kg £81 (385), Paul Butler, Martinstown 26 Suff 21kg £81 (385), A Montgomery, Glenarm 5 Suff 20kg £77 (385), Ian Dodds, Glenwherry 2 Dor 21.5kg £82.50 (383), T Jackson, Broughshane 20 Tex 23.5kg £90 (383), James A Boville, Toomebridge 33 Tex 22.5kg £86 (382), R Wylie, Bushmills 34 Tex 22.5kg £86 (382), A & D McAfee, Bushmills 6 Tex 22.5kg £86 (382), Tony Greer, Cullybackey 1 Suff 22kg £84 (381), S & M Warwick, Ballyclare 6 Tex 22kg £84 (381).

Fat ewes (311)

1st Quality

Suff - £60-£90

Tex - £60-£99

CB - £50-£70

BF - £40-£70