Latest prices from the sales rings at Ballymena

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An entry of 260 beef cattle resulted in a sharper trade. Fat cows sold to 186p for a Lim 780kg at £1450, Fr cows to 125p 570kg at £712, fat bulls to 134p for 860kg at £1152, beef heifer to 225p for Blue 540kg at £1215, beef bullocks to 690kg at £1338 (194) and Fr bullocks to 142p for 640kg at £908.

Fat cows sold to: Edel Hughes, Portaferry Lim 780kg £1450 (186), RH Sinnamon & Sons, Pomeroy Char 740kg £1302 (176), P Doherty, Articlave BB 710kg £1199 (169), M Kelly, Dungannon Char 720kg £1216 (169), Lim 820kg £1353 (165), John O’Neill, Ballymena Sim 630kg £1033 (164), P Doherty BB 760kg £1208 (159), RJ Cupples, Broughshane BB 850kg £1343 (158), local farmer Blonde 760kg £1193 (157), B McQuillan, Antrim Lim 520kg £806 (155), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 570kg £877 (154), local farmer Lim 750kg £1147 (153), B Megahey, Belfast Lim 580kg £881 (152), RJ Cupples, Lim 780kg £1170 (150), local farmer Lim 700kg £1043 (149), Brian Dickey, Ballymena Lim 580kg £858 (148), Wm Hamilton, Doagh Lim 670kg £984 (147), John Hamilton, Rathkenny Lim 520kg £764 (147), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 680kg £999 (147), RJ Cupples, Broughshane AA 870kg £1278 (147), local farmer Lim 640kg £940 (147), E McClintock, Ballymena Blonde 710kg £1029 (145), WJ Cummings, Ballymena Char 710kg £1029 (145), S O’Rawe, Ballycastle Lim 610kg £878 (144).

Friesian cows sold to: Wm Warwick, Moorfields 570kg £712 (125), C Neeson, Toomebridge 650kg £773 (119), F Quinn, Kilrea 710kg £823 (116), D McNeill, Rathkenny 610kg £695 (114), Sean McCrystal 700kg £798 (114), David McKeeman, Ballymoney 670kg £757 (113), SJ & RJ McLean, Straid 700kg £791 (113) F Quinn, Kilrea 780kg £881 (113), local farmer 660kg £739 (112), M Kelly, Dungannon 590kg £649 (110), WT McKinney, Maghera 720kg £784 (109), S McClure, Coleraine 620kg £675 (109), D McNeill, Rathkenny 510kg £550 (108), WA Holden, Larne 680kg £734 (108), A Kennedy, Ardglass 540kg £577 (107), T & J Mackey, Ballynure 590kg £631 (107), P McGowan, Toomebridge 690kg £738 (107), Ballybracken farms 770kg £816 (106), Sean McCrystal 650kg £689 (106), T Anderson, Moneymore 600kg £636 (106), James Currie, Larne 540kg £572 (106), S McClure, Coleraine 650kg £676 (104), James Currie 440kg £457 (104), RA Hill, Islandmagee 700kg £721 (103).

Fat bulls sold to: Paul Watson, Cullybackey Lim 860kg £1152 (134), H McNeill, Cushendun Char 1000kg £1250 (125), I Cameron, Macosquin St 1060kg £1303 (123), E Gillan, Deerfin Sim 840kg £1024 (122), A Boyd, Cloughmills Char 580kg £655 (113), Char 530kg £598 (113), Lim 520kg £587 (113), RI McLaughlin, Cloughmills Hol 930kg £1050 (113), JH Fraser, Belfast Char 990kg £1118 (113), Joseph Adams, Ballymena Hol 980kg £1107 (113).

Beef heifers sold to: Graham Kissock, Broughshane BB 540kg £1215 (225), T Robinson, Ballynure Par 610kg £1311 (215), JM Morrison, Armoy BB 710kg £1498 (211), T Herbison, Ballymena AA 600kg £1224 (204), JF Savage, Ballywalter Char 610kg £1195 (196), C Kane, Ballycastle Char 520kg £1019 (196), JF Savage Char 530kg £1033 (195), Graham Kissock, Broughshane Lim 540kg £1047 (194), T Robinson, Ballynure Par 660kg £1273 (193), T Herbison AA 560kg £1064 (190), JF Savage, Char 550kg £1028 (187), N McAuley, Ballyclare Lim 540kg £999 (185), JF Savage Char 600kg £1104 (184), Char 540kg £982 (182), Lim 550kg £1001 (182), Lim 520kg £946 (182), Char 550kg £1001 (182), Graham Kissock, Broughshane Lim 540kg £982 (182), Lim 570kg £1031 (181), JF Savage Char 640kg £1152 (180), James Logan, Ahoghill Sim 600kg £1080 (180), JF Savage Char 580kg £1032 (178), Char 560kg £996 (178), Blonde 610kg £1085 (178).

Beef bullocks sold to: J McKinley, Bushmills AA 690kg £1338 (194), John McKeague, Dunloy Char 660kg £1240 (188), N McAuley, Ballyclare Lim 700kg £1302 (186), SN Smith, Garvagh Sim 660kg £1227 (186), J McWoodburn, Kells Blonde 620kg £1147 (185), John McKeague, Char 600kg £1104 (184), Char 620kg £1116 (180), E Duncan, Ballycastle Lim 780kg £1396 (179), Robert Linton, Ahoghill Lim 630kg £1121 (178), J McWoodburn, Kells Blonde 550kg £979 (178), Blonde 650kg £1157 (178), N McAuley, Ballyclare Lim 570kg £1003 (176), SN Smith, Garvagh Sim 700kg £1225 (175), S Calvin, Macosquin AA 670kg £1165 (174), SA Campbell, Coleraine Char 730kg £1270 (174), Graham Kissack, Broughshane Lim 660kg £1148 (174), SA Campbell, Coleraine Char 640kg £1100 (172), John McKeague, Dunloy Char 590kg £1003 (170), J McWoodburn, Kells BB 710kg £1199 (169), Robert Linton, Ahoghill BB 680kg £1142 (168), S Darragh, Toomebridge Lim 660kg £1102 (167), Robert Linton Lim 630kg £1045 (166), James Millar, Broughshane AA 650kg £1072 (165), S Darragh, Toomebridge Lim 690kg £1138 (165).

Friesian bullocks sold to: D & S Kennedy, Broughshane 640kg £908 (142), J & G Hamilton, Broughshane 610kg £860 (141), D & S Kennedy 670kg £938 (140), J & G Hamilton 540kg £756 (140), RA Brown, Moneymore 650kg £884 (136), J & G Hamilton 540kg £734 (136), James Millar, Broughshane 650kg £871 (134), J & G Hamilton 560kg £750 (134), E & J Arthur, 690kg £917 (133).

18 dairy cows and heifers sold to £1030 on Friday for a calved heifer from Ardlauragh farm, Crumlin. Ruling prices:-

Ardlauragh farm, Crumlin calved hfr £1030, S McCormick, Bangor calved hfr £1020, calved hfr £970, Ardlauragh farm calved hfr £960, S McCormick, calved hfr £930, calved cow £880.

A catalogued entry of 53 beef bred breeding bulls at the June sale sold to 3100gns for a Lim from Mrs A Henry, Antrim. Leading prices as follows:

Mrs A Henry, Antrim Lim 3100gns, Neil Martin, Dromara Lim 3000gns, Matthews Bros, Glenarm Lim 2350gns, William Whyte, Portglenone Char 2150gns, John Lawrence, Magherafelt AA 2050gns, Matthews Bros Lim 2050gns, J & M Watson, Dundonald Lim 2000gns, Gary Stewart, Templepatrick Lim 1950gns, J & M Watson Lim 1950gns, H Griffin, Toome Blonde 1850gns, R Gibson, Portglenone Lim 1800gns, E Sherrard, Coleraine Lim 1800gns, Mark Smyth, Macosquin Char 1800gns, J Dempster, Saintfield Lim 1750gns, Gary Stewart, Templepatrick Lim 1700gns, R Gibson, Portglenone Lim 1600gns, DD McDowell, Newtownards SHB 1500gns, Mike Frazer, Templepatrick Sim 1500gns, R Henderson, Tobermore Sim 1500gns, R Rodgers, Portglenone Sim 1480gns, K Baxter, Glenarm AA 1450gns, M O’Kane, Bellaghy Lim 1450gns.

36 lots of sucklers meet excellent demand selling to £1650 for a Lim heifer with heifer calf at foot. Ruling prices:

D Allen, Moneymore Lim hfr & hfr calf £1650, Lim hfr & hfr calf £1580, Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner Sim hfr & bull calf £1550, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Lim hfr & hfr calf £1550, M McKinstry, Nutts Corner BB hfr & hfr calf £1480, S McAleese, Cullybackey Here hfr & hfr calf £1440, Char hfr & bull calf £1420, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Char cow & bull calf £1400, Terence Duffin, Toomebridge Lim cow & hfr calf £1390, Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner Sim hfr & bull calf £1380, S McAleese, Cullybackey Here hfr & hfr calf £1360, SH cow & hfr calf £1360, SH cow & hfr calf £1360, Ivor G Hyndman, Maghera Lim cow & hfr calf £1360, Terence Duffin, Toomebridge Blonde cow & bull calf £1340, D McIlroy, Carrick AA hfr & hfr calf £1320, AA hfr & hfr calf £1320, Terence Duffin, BB cow & hfr calf £1300, D McIlroy, Carrick AA hfr & hfr calf £1240, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Lim cow & hfr calf £1240, D McIlroy, Here hfr & hfr calf £1230, Ivor G Hyndman, Maghera Lim cow & hfr calf £1220, D McIlroy, Carrick AA hfr & bull calf £1200, AA hfr & hfr calf £1200.

124 calves in ring 3 sold to £540 for a Lim bull (7 months). Dropped calves to £325 for a Lim bull, young heifer calves to £295 for a Lim.

Bull calves sold to: W Morrison, Armoy Lim £540, Sim £465, (2) Sim £445, (2) Sim £430, Sim £425, Sim £405, Sim £395, Sim £390, Sim £370, AA Ferguson, Stewartstown BB £355, Cairnleigh Ltd, Aghalee BB £355, T McKillop, Glenarm Lim £325, Thomas Johnston, Glenavy Lim £325, Mrs M Wilkin, Islandmagee BB £300.

Heifer calves sold to: W Morrison, Armoy BB £415, Sim £410, Sim £405, AA Ferguson, Stewartstown BB £385, RJ White, Liscolman Lim £335, Mrs M Wilkin, Islandmagee BB £325, Aidan Connolly, Loughgiel AA £320, AA Ferguson Here £300, Cairnleigh Ltd, Aghalee BB £300, Aidan Connolly, Loughgiel AA £300, T McKillop, Glenarm Lim £295, Thomas Johnston, Glenavy (2) Lim £295, Dominic Mawhinney, Bellaghy Lim £290, Cairnleigh Ltd, Aghalee BB £285, AR McFarlane, Holywood Here £275.

Friesian bull calves sold to: D Morrison, Armoy £200, D & A Erwin, Ballymena £160, AA Ferguson (2) £145, W Morrison, Armoy £135, AA Ferguson £85, N Hanna, Ballymoney £72, I McCaughan, Bushmills (2) £72, JC Barkley, Ballymena £60, N Hanna, Ballymoney (2) £50, JC Barkley, Ballymena (3) £50, N Hanna £45.

An entry of 220 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £510 over for a Lim 360kg at £870 presented by R & R McDowell, Gleno. Heifers sold to £570 over for a Lim 500kg at £1070 offered by C Hamill, Upper Ballinderry.

Bulls/bullocks 0-250kgs: G Wilson, Ballyboley Char 250kg £695 (278), Mike Frazer, Templepatrick Char 210kg £530 (252), G Devlin, Randalstown (2) BB 210kg £530 (252), G Wilson, Ballyboley Sim 220kg £515 (234), local farmer Blonde 250kg £555 (222), Desmond Boyd, Ballintoy Lim 230kg £500 (217), A Baxter, Ballyclare Lim 250kg £540 (216), W Barron, Carrick BB 200kg £370 (185), W McKee, Larne SHB 200kg £350 (175), G Devlin, Randalstown BB 210kg £340 (161), W Barron BB 230kg £360 (156).

251-300kg: T Knox, Ballynure (2) Lim 270kg £700 (259), A Kennedy, Ardglass Lim 280kg £720 (257), TJ Magee, Ballyclare Char 290kg £745 (256), James Magee, Ballyclare (2) Char 290kg £745 (256), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 300kg £745 (248), T McNabney, Broughshane Sim 270kg £640 (237), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 290kg £655 (225), T McNabney, Broughshane Sim 260kg £585 (225), G Wilson, Ballyboley Char 300kg £665 (221), Mike Frazer, Templepatrick Char 270kg £595 (220), W Barron, Carrick BB 300kg £655 (218), G Wilson, Ballyboley Char 270kg £580 (214), A Baxter, Ballyclare Lim 280kg £600 (214), G Devlin AA 260kg £545 (209).

301-350kgs: George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 310kg £755 (243), D Gaston, Carnlough Lim 320kg £765 (239), H McCracken, Ballywalter Lim 340kg £800 (235), A Baxter, Ballyclare Lim 320kg £750 (234), G Wilson, Ballyboley Char 330kg £770 (233), Char 310kg £720 (232), A Kennedy, Ardglass Char 320kg £740 (231), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 310kg £710 (229), Lim 320kg £730 (228), A Kennedy, Ardglass Lim 330kg £750 (227), A Baxter, Ballyclare Lim 310kg £700 (225), WR Geddis, Magheragall Blonde 340kg £755 (222), Mike Frazer, Templepatrick Char 340kg £750 (220), G Wilson, Lim 310kg £680 (219), Sim 310kg £700 (218), Sim 320kg £695 (217).

351kg and over: RAJ & RJ McDowell, Gleno Lim 360kg £870 (241), Lim 380kg £870 (229), A Baxter, Ballyclare Lim 370kg £820 (221), RAJ & RJ McDowell Lim 370kg £815 (220), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Lim 360kg £790 (219), A Kennedy, Ardglass Char 410kg £880 (214), Desmond Boyd, Ballintoy BB 390kg £830 (212), D Gaston, Carnlough Lim 390kg £825 (211), H McCracken, Ballywalter Lim 400kg £845 (211), Wilbert Reid, Aughafatten Lim 410kg £860 (209), John Kane, Cushendall Char 430kg £900 (209), Mike Frazer, Templepatrick Char 390kg £800 (205), Andrew Russell, Templepatrick Lim 400kg £820 (205), Mike Frazer Char 380kg £770 (202), A Kennedy AA 380kg £760 (200), Andrew Russell Lim 390kg £780 (200).

Heifers up to 250kgs: Mike Frazer, Templepatrick Char 200kg £555 (277), T Knox, Ballynure Char 240kg £595 (247), T McNabney, Broughshane (2) Sim 250kg £600 (240), W Barron, Carrick BB 210kg £480 (228), Sim 220kg £490 (222), local farmer Blonde 160kg £355 (221), Desmond Boyd, Ballintoy Lim 240kg £505 (210), JA Gaston, Broughshane AA 250kg £480 (192), W Barron, Carrick BB 230kg £415 (180), Sim 250kg £405 (162).

251-300kgs: Gareth Bell, Crumlin Lim 260kg £645 (248), C Hamill, Upper Ballinderry Lim 280kg £640 (228), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 260kg £590 (226), Andy Spence, Nutts Corner Lim 280kg £615 (219), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 290kg £635 (219), Andy Spence Lim 270kg £590 (218), James Magee, Ballyclare (4) Char 300kg £655 (218), A Baxter, Ballyclare Lim 290kg £630 (217), T McNabney, Broughshane Sim 280kg £605 (216), JA Gaston, Broughshane AA 260kg £560 (215), Desmond Boyd, Ballintoy Lim 270kg £575 (213), J Drummond, Bangor AA 260kg £550 (211), Wm Hamilton & Son, Doagh St 300kg £625 (208).

301-350kgs: Stephen Boyle, Carrick Lim 310kg £725 (233), Char 350kg £790 (225), D Gaston, Carnlough Blonde 340kg £750 (220), T McNabney, Broughshane Sim 320kg £680 (212), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 320kg £680 (212), Mike Frazer, Templepatrick Char 320kg £680 (212), D Gaston, Carnlough Lim 330kg £695 (210), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 320kg £670 (209), T McNabney, Sim 330kg £690 (209), RAJ & RJ McDowell Lim 310kg £645 (208), T McNabney Sim 320kg £665 (207), H Knipe, Templepatrick Sim 310kg £630 (203), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim 320kg £645 (201), D Gaston, Carnlough Blonde 350kg £700 (200), Wm Hamilton, Doagh Lim 320kg £635 (198), St 340kg £670 (197).

351kg and over: John Kane, Cushendall Char 380kg £840 (221), Ciaran Hamill, Upper Ballinderry Lim 500kg £1070 (214), John Kane, Cushendall (2) Lim 400kg £845 (211), Wm Bonnes, Randalstown Char 410kg £850 (207), H McCracken, Ballywalter Lim 400kg £820 (205).

Almost 100 store cattle met excellent demand on Tuesday selling to 231 pence per kg for a 340kg Char heifer at £785 from J Adams, Bellaghy, stronger heifers to 211 pence for a 540kg Char at £1140 from Cecil Wilson, Glenarm. Bullocks sold to 206p for 3 AA 440kg at £905 each, stronger lots to 204 pence for a 510kg Char at £1040 and to £1120 each.

Store bullocks sold to: RAJ & RJ McDowell, Gleno (3) AA 440kg £905 (205), David Clarke, Downpatrick Char 510kg £1040 (203), Patrick Harvey, Waterfoot Blonde 400kg £810 (202), Blonde 410kg £810 (197), Richard Elliott, Killough AA 250kg £480 (192), Here 490kg £930 (189), Here 450kg £845 (187), H Laverty, Loughgiel Lim 600kg £1120 (186), Richard Elliott, Here 500kg £930 (186), Here 510kg £940 (184), Lim 410kg £755 (184), T Lowry, Cullybackey Sim 370kg £680 (183), Richard Elliott Here 450kg £825 (183), Here 390kg £705 (180), Lim 350kg £630 (180), Here 430kg £770 (179), RJ Sloan, Kilrea BB 490kg £875 (178), J McErlean, Portglenone Lim 450kg £800 (177), Richard Elliott Lim 360kg £640 (177), Lim 370kg £655 (177), Lim 430kg £760 (176), Lim 330kg £580 (175), RJ Sloan BB 520kg £900 (173).

Store heifers sold to: J Adams, Bellaghy Char 340kg £785 (230), Char 350kg £780 (222), Char 370kg £790 (213), Cecil Wilson, Glenarm Char 540kg £1140 (211), J Adams, Bellagby Char 390kg £810 (207), Cecil Wilson Lim 540kg £1120 (207), Austin Shaw, Larne Blonde 520kg £1065 (204), Cecil Wilson Char 550kg £1120 (203), J Adams, Bellaghy Char 370kg £750 (202), Lim 260kg £525 (201), Cecil Wilson Char 540kg £1090 (201), David Clarke, Toye Char 440kg £880 (200), J Adams, Char 360kg £715 (198), Char 330kg £650 (197), D Hanna, Ballymney Char 550kg £1080 (196), Char 570kg £1115 (195), Cecil Wilson, Glenarm Char 580kg £1130 (194), Char 560kg £1085 (193), Austin Shaw, Larne Lim 450kg £870 (193), David Clarke, Lim 450kg £870 (193), Austin Shaw Lim 530kg £1020 (192), Par 550kg £1045 (190), Cecil Wilson Char 590kg £1120 (189), Austin Shaw Par 570kg £1080 (189), Blonde 530kg £1000 (188).

An entry of 832 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 400p for a pen of 9 Texels 22kg at £88 presented by K & L Beacom, Ballywalter and to a top per head of £92 for a pen of heavy Texels offered by Sam McNabney, Clough. Fat ewes sold to £110.

Fat lambs (625)

Top price per kg: K & L Beacom, Ballywalter 9 Tex 22kg £88 (400), A & D McAfee, Bushmills 9 Tex 21kg £83 (395), C Gregg, Glarryford 7 Tex 22kg £86 (390), McKinney Bros, Maghera 6 Tex 21.5kg £84 (390), David Warwick, Moorfields 6 Tex 21.5kg £84 (390), McKinney Bros 10 Tex 20kg £78 (390), B McCurdy, Bushmills 11 Tex 20kg £78 (390), local producer 6 Suff 21.5kg £83 (386), Malcolm Chambers, Bushmills 2 Tex 20kg £77 (385), Colin Newell, Ballymoney 15 Suff 19.5kg £75 (384), David Simpson, Ballyrobert 9 Tex 23kg £88 (382), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills 10 Suff 22.5kg £86 (382), Michael Kearney, Ballymoney 5 Tex 22.5kg £86 (382), 11 Tex 22.5kg £86 (382), Hamilton Alexander, Glenarm 5 Tex 22.5kg £86 (382), J Knox, Broughshane 34 Tex 22kg £84 (381), T McConnell, Templepatrick 6 Char 21.5kg £82 (381), N Hunter, Larne 2 Tex 21.5kg £82 (381), Martin J King, Ballymena 10 Tex 21kg £80 (381), Tony Greer, Cullybackey 4 Suff 20.5kg £78 (380), R Taylor, Upper Ballinderry 9 Tex 22kg £83.50 (379), R Hunter, Larne 5 Tex 22kg £83.50 (379), R Taylor 4 Tex 22.5kg £85 (377), J Murray, Ballymoney 13 Tex 22.5kg £85 (377), Samuel Mills, Broughshane 3 Tex 22kg £83 (377).

Top prices per head: Sam McNabney, Clough 11 Tex 31kg £92, C Gregg, Glarryford 1 Tex 30kg £91, T McConnell, Templepatrick 1 Char 33kg £90, Joe Adams, Glarryford 1 Suff 26kg £90,T Jackson, Broughshane 5 Tex 24kg £ 89, Joe Adams, Glarryford 4 Tex 23.5kg £88, Sammy Connor, Broughshane 7 Dor 25.5kg £88, David Simpson, Ballyrobert 9 Tex 23kg £88, K & L Beacom, Ballywalter 9 Tex 22kg £88, SD Anderson, Kilwaughter 6 Suff 24.5kg £87.80, WR McClean, Raloo 2 Tex 25kg £87, A & D McAfee, Bushmills 3 Tex 24kg £87, John O’Donnell, Toomebridge 3 Tex 24kg £87, T Wright, Ballymoney 5 Dor 25kg £87, WA McCullough, Conlig 5 Tex 24kg £87, Rohert McDowell, Gleno 10 Tex 24kg £86.80, Robert Workman, Kilwaughter 15 Tex 23.5kg £86.50, J Murray, Ballymoney 2 Tex 23kg £86.50.

Fat ewes (207)

1st Quality

Suff - £70-£90

Tex - £75-£110

CB - £60-£75

BF - £38-£55