Limousin sells to £1184 for 640kg at Ballymena

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An entry of 400 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday resulted in a steady trade. Beef cows sold to 185p per kg for a Lim 640kg at £1184, Fr cows to 114p for 700kg at £798.

Beef heifers to 203p for a Lim 630kg at £1278 and 560kg at £1136. Beef bullocks to 210p for BAQ 670lg at £1407, Fr bullocks to 156p for 720kg at £1123.

Fat cows sold to: A Murphy, Waringstown Lim 640kg £1184 (185), D Hall, Monkstown Lim 710kg £1256 (177), M McKeefry, Garvagh Lim 680kg £1196 (176), Sidney Rea, Straid BB 650kg £1066 (164), Richard Currie, Ballymena Char 860kg £1358 (158), A Murphy, Waringstown Lim 740kg £1161 (157), Richard Currie, Ballymena Char 960kg £1468 (153), A Murphy Lim 610kg £915 (150), M McKeefry, Garvagh Lim 770kg £1155 (150), MC Morrow, Magheramourne Char 450kg £670 (149), G Knowles, Gracehill Lim 650kg £962 (148), W and N Martin, Broughshane Lim 730kg £1058 (145), WR McClean, Raloo Lim 530kg £763 (144), Stephen Hall, Monkstown Lim 800kg £1144 (143), G Knowles, Gracehill Lim 710kg £1008 (142), E Dougan, Castledawson Char 510kg £719 (141), M Farquhar, Ballymena AA 910kg £1264 (139), D Hall, Monkstown Lim 720kg £979 (136), M C Morrow, Magheramourne Char 460kg £625 (136), A Murphy, Char 630kg £850 (135), A Clements, Muckamore Lim 640kg £8844 (132), David Parsons, Brookeborough AA 660kg £871 (132), Mrs H McGookin, Carrick BB 620kg £812 (131), D Torrens, Coleraine Sim 750kg £982 (131).

Friesian cows sold to: Paul Watson, Cullybackey 700kg £798 (114), James Gaston, Ballinaloob 690kg £772 (112), David Donnan, Donaghadee 670kg £710 (106), C F G and J C Adams 710kg £752 (106), David Donnan, 770kg £808 (105), D Blelock, Crumlin 700kg £735 (105), David Donnan 700kg £714 (102), D Blelock, 690kg £703 (102), Lyle Bryson, Dunadry 710kg £717 (101), RJ Gage, Clough 560kg £565 (101), David Donnan 700kg £700 (100), C F G and J C Adams, 750kg £750 (100), local farmer 550kg £544 (99), D McKay, Broughshane 640kg £614 (96), J and G Hamilton, Broughshane 650kg £611 (94), McGookin farming 590kg £548 (93), 590kg £542 (92), W T Robinson, Glenarm 620kg £570 (92), Mervyn Smith, Cloughmills 570kg £518 (91), J Stewart, Templepatrick 700kg £624 (88), AM Crawford, Ballynure 520kg £447 (86), W Hamilton, Broughshane 580kg £498 (86), Mervyn Smyth, Cloughmills 600kg £516 (86), D and M Gilmour, Ballymoney 620kg £527 (85).

Beef heifers sold to: D Hall, Monkstown Lim 630kg £1278 (203), local farmer Lim 560kg £1136 (203), Lim 520kg £1024 (197), D Torrens, Coleraine Sim 610kg £1165 (191), M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 640kg £1222 (191), Ivan Riddell, Knockloughrim Lim 450kg £855 (190), D Torrens Lim 590kg £1115 (189), local farmer Lim 560kg £1058 (189), E Dougan, Castledawson Char 460kg £855 (186), local farmer Lim 500kg £930 (186), local farmer Lim 560kg £1041 (186), Sam McNabney, Clough AA 520kg £962 (185), James Newell, Ballymoney Sim 600kg £1110 (185), J McKendry, Armoy Char 570kg £1048 (184), Ivan Riddell, Knockloughrim Lim 480kg £878 (183), David Parsons, Brookeborough Char 580kg £1061 (183), M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 620kg £1128 (182), Sam McNabney, Clough Char 580kg £1044 (180).

Beef bullocks sold to: Local farmer Blonde 670kg £1407 (210), BB 770kg £1601 (208), J McKinley, Bushmills AA 600kg £1230 (205), AA 630kg £1291 (205), AA 660kg £1346 (204), J White, Antrim Char 580kg £1160 (200), Lim 580kg £1136 (196), local farmer Char 680kg £1332 (196), R J Lyle, Larne Lim 640kg £1248 (195), local farmer Char 710kg £1384 (195), Char 730kg £1423 (195), Thornton farm, Lisburn Lim 590kg £1144 (194), local farmer Char 730kg £1416 (194), E McClintock, Ballymena Blonde 610kg £1171 (192), local farmer Char 700kg £1344 (192), Alistair Foreman, Belfast Char 610kg £1159 (190), J White, Antrim BB 660kg £1254 (190), Mervyn Rea, Nutts Corner Char 580kg £1078 (186), local farmer Lim 720kg £1339 (186), AFBI Vet Research, Stormont Hol 640kg £1184 (185), Martin Carey, Dunloy AA 700kg £1274 (182), Thornton farm Ltd, Lisburn Lim 580kg £1044 (180), J White, Antrim BB 670kg £1206 (180).

Friesian bullocks sold to: AFBI Vet Research, Stormont 720kg £1123 (156), 580kg £904 (156), 680kg £1033 (152), 670kg £991 (148), Wm Graham, Liscolman 530kg £773 (146), J Hutchinson, Ballyclare 580kg £846 (146), 680kg £992 (146), D and G McVicker, Ballymoney 500kg £730 (146), AFBI Vet Research 630kg £919 (146), 630kg £900 (143), local farmer 630kg £894 (142), AFBI Vet Research 650kg £916 (141), 660kg £930 (141), D and G McVicker, Ballymoney 540kg £756 (140), 530kg £742 (140), AFBI Vet Research 630kg £882 (140), 610kg £854 (140), 640kg £883 (138), 580kg £800 (138), 650kg £884 (136), 670kg £911 (136), A Connolly, Portglenone 560kg £756 (135), AFBI Vet Research 640kg £851 (133).

49 dairy cattle sold well to £2700 for a 19 month old Friesian bull from D J and S Allen, Limavady while J Wasson, Cloughmills sold calved heifers to £1560.

Ruling prices: J Wasson, Cloughmills £1560, £1500, £1480, W G Johnston £1450, J Wasson £1410, £1400, £1380, DW Graham, Clough £1300, A T McAuley, Bushmills £1300, J Wasson £1280, WJ Bryson, Crumlin £1280, D Allen, Moneymore £1270, J Wasson, £1250, Thomas Carlisle, Dundrod £1250, I W and A T McCaughey, Broughshane £1230, J and M Wilson, Broughshane £1210, J Wasson £1200, (2) £1150, David Allen, Moneymore £1150, £1120, Thomas J Gordon, Ballyclare £1050, David Allen £1050, Raymond Stewart, Ballyclare £1020.

A smaller entry of suckler stock sold to £2220 for a Char cow with bull calf at foot.

M McKeown, Crossgar Char cow and bull calf £2220, David Compton, Carninney (2) Lim hfr £1400, N Drennan, Ballyclare Lim hfr £1250, K Scullion, Bellaghy Lim hfr £1180, David Compton, Carninney AA hfr £1020, Gary McConnell, Glenarm AA £1000, P Beatty, Nutts Corner Sim £900, Gary McConnell AA £800, TA Hendron, Glenavy Mon £650, Wm Houston, Moorfields SH £610, D Black, Cushendall SH £600, local farmer Aub £490.

233 lots in the ring three sold well to £450 for a Lim bull (four months), younger bull calves to £395 for a Lim bull (four weeks), heifer calves to £405 for a Char (eight weeks), younger heifer calves to £330 for a Lim (four weeks). Partly reared Friesian bulls to £325, young lots to £125 (10 days old).

Beef bred bull calves sold to: D McKay, Broughshane Lim £450, J Alexander, Randalstown Sim £450, David McClintock, Moorfields Lim £395, W Moore, Templelpatrick Sim £395, R W Kane, Ballycastle Lim £395, E Forgrave, Glarryford Lim £380, Lim £370, Ballymena farmer Char £370, David McClintock, Blonde £360, RW Kane, Ballycastle BB £360, R W Kane, Ballycastle BB £360, E Forgrave, Glarryford Lim £355, D Mallon, Toomebridge AA £345, R Millar, Broughshane Lim £345, WA Holden, Larne Sim £345, Francis McFarlane, Holywood AA £340, Thomas McKeating, Cloughey Here £340.

Heifer calves sold to: L McClinton, Glenarm Char £405, E Forgrave Lim £335, Lim £330, B Gribben, Dunloy Lim £330, AJ Wilson, Ballymena Char £330, E Forgrave Lim £325, Thomas McKeating, Cloughey SHB £320, C Liddie, Ballymena Blonde £305, Blonde £300, E Forgrave (2) Lim £290, David McClintock, Moorfields Blonde £290, Thomas McKeating SHB £280, W Gillespie, Portglenone BB £280, David Wilson, Newtownabbey BB £280, local farmer Lim £275.

Friesian bull calves sold to: McGookin farming, Ballyclare (2) £325, £200, D Leathem, Antrim £170, McGookin farming £160, C Liddie, Ballymena £145, £130, M Nelson, Ballyclare £125, C Liddie £120, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner £100, M Nelson (2) £90, J Blair, Larne £85, J Oliver, Limavady (3) £75.

An entry of 340 weanlings resulted in a steady trade. Heifers sold to £460 over for a Lim 400kg at £860 offered by John Beggs, Whitehead. Bullocks sold to £510 over for a Lim 340kg at £850 presented by Kim Steele-Nicholson, Antrim.

Heifers 0-250kgs

M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 240kg £560 (233), W R McClean, Raloo Char 250kg £560 (224), L Ballantine Moorfields Lim 240kg £520 (216), M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 240kg £515 (214), Hamills of Ballindreen Here (4) 160kg £340 (212), WR McClean, Raloo Char 250kg £530 (212), Houston Crooks, Kilwaughter Sim 230kg £480 (208), L Ballantine, Moorfields (2) Lim 230kg £475 (206), J and Ian Matthews, Bushmills Char 250kg £510 (204), M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 230kg £460 (200), WR Magee, Kilwaughter (2), Char 220kg £435 (197).

251-300kgs

JH Fraser, Belfast Char 280kg £615 (219), W R McClean, Raloo Lim 280kg £590 (210), J and I Matthews, Bushmills Char 260kg £540 (207), J H Fraser Char 280kg £570 (203), N Booth, Bushmills Lim 260kg £520 (200), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 300kg £590 (196), JH Fraser Char 300kg £590 (196), local farmer Char 300kg £580 (193), Vincent Connon, Aldergrove (2) Sim 270kg £510 (188), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 270kg £500 (185), J and I Matthews, Bushmills Char 260kg £480 (184), N Booth, Bushmills Lim 300kg £550 (183), R B and M R Moore, Larne Char 290kg £525 (181), Alex Connor, Ballyclare (2) Char 270kg £470 (174).

301-350kgs

J H Fraser, Belfast Char 330kg £665 (201), R B and M R Moore, Larne BB 320kg £620 (193), J H Fraser Char 320kg £610 (190), Char 350kg £660 (188), G N G Gibson, Ligoniel Lim 340kg £640 (188), John Murray, Larne Sim 340kg £610 (179), Brian Wharry, Glenarm Lim 330kg £580 (175), J and F McGarry, Loughgiel (3) BB 350kg £565 (161), local farmer Char 330kg £530 (160).

351kg and over

John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 400kg £860 (215), Lim 410kg £850 (207), Lim 410kg £835 (203), Lim 410kg £820 (200), I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 410kg £820 (200), John Beggs (2) Lim 400kg £790 (197), W R McLean, Raloo Lim 440kg £865 (196), S Moorhead, Broughshane Char 380kg £740 (194), John Beggs Lim 360kg £700 (194), Lim 400kg £775 (193), Lim 440 £850 (193), Lim 440kg £825 (187), Lim 360kg £670 (186), Lim 480kg £885 (184), G N G Gibson, Ligoniel Lim 480kg £880 (183).

Bulls 0-250kgs

T and T N McClintock, Glenwherry Lim 220kg £630 (286), Lim 170kg £470 (276), Lim 200kg £550 (275), L Ballantine, Moorfields Lim 200kg £520 (260), T and T N McClintock Lim 210kg £510 (242), R Hunter, Larne Sim 250kg £590 (238), Raymond Andrews, Kells (2) Sal 210kg £490 (233), Hugh McMullan, Glenarm Lim 190kg £435 (229), W R Magee, Kilwaughter (2) Char 220kg £480 (218), N Park, Antrim Lim 250kg £540 (216), Lim 530kg £530 (212), Houston Crooks, Kilwaughter Sim 240kg £500 (208), I McMullan, Glenarm AA 170kg £350 (205), Houston Crooks Sim 240kg £485 (202).

251-300kgs

Local farmer Char 270kg £655 (242), Aiden Hamilton, Ballycastle Lim 270kg £640 (237), W and D McClure, Dundrod Char 290kg £680 (234), L Ballintine, Moorfields Lim 280kg £640 (228), Alex Connor, Ballyclare BB 280kg £630 (225), L Ballintine Lim 280kg £630 (225), Simon Loughery, Limavady Lim 280kg £625 (223), Aiden Hamilton Char 280kg £620 (221), Raymond Andrews, Kells Sal 260kg £570 (219), R B and M R Moore, Larne Lim 290kg £635 (219), Raymond Andrews Sal 260kg £560 (215), R Hunter, Larne Sim 270kg £580 (214), Raymond Andrews Sal 260kg £555 (213), R B and M R Moore, Larne Lim 280kg £590 (210), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 260kg £540 (207), Alex Connor, Ballyclare BB 270kg £560 (207).

301-350kgs

Kim Steele Nicholson, Antrim Lim 340kg £850 (250), G Weir, Toomebridge Lim 310kg £740 (238), J H Fraser, Belfast Char 320kg £740 (231), local farmer BB 320kg £735 (229), W and D McClure, Dundrod Lim 330kg £725 (219), Alex Connor, Ballyclare BB 340kg £745 (219), John Murray, Larne Lim 340kg £740 (217), J H Fraser, Char 330kg £715 (216), David Wilson, Newtownabbey Lim 350kg £750 (214), W and D McClure, Dundrod Char 330kg £700 (212), G Weir, Toomebridge Lim 330kg £700 (212), Lim 340kg £720 (211), J H Fraser Char 350kg £740 (211), G Weir Lim 350kg £740 (211), JH Fraser Here 330kg £695 (210), N Booth, Bushmills Lim 340kg £700 (205).

35kg and over

G Weir, Toomebridge Lim 370kg £850 (229), Miss J Gilliland, Muckamore Lim 380kg £840 (221), W and D McClure, Dundrod Lim 380kg £835 (219), David Wilson, Newtownabbey Lim 370kg £805 (217), Miss J Gilliland Lim 380kg £820 (215), Alex Connor, Ballyclare Char 360kg £775 (215), N Booth, Bushmills Lim 380kg £800 (210), Brian Wharry, Glenarm Lim 400kg £840 (210), Hugh Gibson, Glenarm Blonde 430kg £900 (209), Alex Connor, Ballyclare BB 390kg £815 (209), Brian Wharry, Lim 360kg £740 (205), E Jenkins Lim 390kg £800 (205), G Weir, Toomebridge Lim 380kg £775 (204), Miss J Gilliland, Muckamore Lim 410kg £835 (203), Lim 380kg £770 (202), E Jenkins Lim 460kg £925 (201).

179 heifer calves sold to 311 pence per kg for a 280kg Lim at £870, heavier lots to £960 for a 420kg Char.

Heifers 0-250kgs

P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 220kg £650 (295), S McIlhatton, Aughafatten Blonde 160kg £465 (290), A and D McAfee, Bushmills Char 240kg £670 (279), P and J O’Kane Char 230kg £620 (269), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 250kg £665 (206), M McVicker, Bushmills Par 200kg £525 (262), Thomas Johnston, Glenavy Lim 180kg £470 (261), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 230kg £600 (260), P Devlin, Toome Lim 190kg £495 (260), A and D McAfee Lim 250kg £645 (258), P Devlin Lim 190kg £490 (257), Lim 210kg £540 (257), W J McClintock, Glenwherry Char 240kg £615 (256), M Pollock, Castlerock Lim 240kg £610 (254), TJ McAuley, Ballyclare Lim 230kg £580 (252), P McCambridge, Cushendall Blonde 240kg £605 (252).

251-300kgs

M Ramsey, Ballyclare Lim 280kg £870 (310), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 270kg £760 (281), A and D McAfee, Bushmills Char 290kg £790 (272), N and S Wilson Char 270kg £735 (272), John Kane, Cushendall Char 280kg £750 (267), M Ramsey, Lim 280kg £730 (260), Dale Robinson, Glenarm Lim 290kg £750 (258), Daniel McAlonan, Dunloy Char 280kg £720 (257), John Kane, Cushendall Char 290kg £745 (256), Dale Robinson, Lim 270kg £690 (255), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 270kg £685 (253), Robert Workman, Kilwaughter Char 280kg £710 (253), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 280kg £710 (253), A and D McAfee Char 290kg £735 (253), Robert Workman, Kilwaughter Char 290kg £730 (251), Char 260kg £640 (246).

301-350kgs

M Ramsey, Ballyclare Lim 320kg £825 (257), AV Magill, Carnlough Char 310kg £745 (240), Robert Workman, Kilwaughter Lim 310kg £740 (238), A and D McAFee, Bushmills Char 330kg £780 (236), P McAleese, Loughgiel Char 320kg £70 (234), Wharry and McCurdy, Carnlough Char 340kg £780 (229), S G Lowry, Glenavy Char 330kg £750 (227), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 330kg £745 (225), Wharry and McCurdy, Carnlough Char 320kg £720 (225), Thomas Finlay, Larne Char 350kg £780 (222), Daniel F McAlonan, Dunloy Char 350kg £775 (221), Wharry and McCurdy Char 330kg £725 (219), A S Millar, Antrim Char 310kg £680 (219), S McIlhatton, Aughafatten Blonde 320kg £690 (215), A and D McAfee Lim 350kg £750 (214), AV Magill, Carnlough Lim 330kg £705 (213).

351kg and over

AV Magill, Carnlough Char 420kg £960 (228), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 360kg £800 (222), W McClenaghan, Limavady Lim 380kg £790 (207), AV Magill, Carnlough Char 360kg £735 (204), D McKillop, Glenariffe Char 360kg £735 (204), W McConnell, Ballyclare Char 400kg £805 (201).

Another good entry of 300 bulls/blks in Ballymena at the third suckled calf sale resulted in a sharper trade. Bull calves sold to £750 over for a Char 380kg at £1130 offered by E McGarry, Broughshane.

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs

P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 250kg £870 (348), N McAuley, Ballyclare (2) Char 160kg £475 (296), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 250kg £740 (296), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 240kg £700 (291), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 240kg £700 (291), N McAuley, Ballyclare (3) Char 170kg £480 (282), (2) Char 180kg £500 (277), SG Lowry, Glenavy Char 250kg £690 (276), Dale Robinson, Glenarm Lim 250kg £690 (276), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 250kg £680 (272), W J McClintock, Glenwherry Lim 250kg £670 (268), S Scullion, Glenarm Sim 250kg £660 (264).

251-300kgs

Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 290kg £890 (306), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 270kg £820 (303), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 260kg £780 (300), W J McClintock, Glenwherry Char 260kg £770 (296), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 280kg £820 (292), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 270kg £780 (288), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 270kg £780 (288), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 290kg £835 (287), P and J O’Kane, Carnough Char 290kg £820 (282), Char 280kg £790 (282), Char 290kg £810 (279), Matt Workman, Kilwaugher Char 290kg £810 (279), A and D McAfee, Bushmills Char 290kg £800 (275), James Newell, Ballymoney Char 270kg £740 (274), B Gingles, Larne Char 270kg £740 (274), F Hilton, Ballymena Char 300kg £820 (273).

301-350kgs

P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 320kg £980 (306), S McIlhatton, Aughafatten Blonde 310kg £870 (280), Donal Kane, Cushendall Char 310kg £850 (274), Mrs D Smyth, Dunloy Char 310kg £830 (267), Donal Kane, Cushendall Char 310kg £830 (267), W A Hagan, Ballyclare Char 310kg £820 (264), Burns McLean, Armoy Char 310kg £810 (261), Donal Kane Char 330kg £860 (260), Thomas Finlay, Larne Char 310kg £795 (256), Patrick Rowan, Aughafatten Lim 310kg £790 (254), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 310kg £790 (254), Char 330kg £840 (254), Char 310kg £780 (251), A and D McAfee, Bushmills Char 320kg £805 (251), AV Magill, Carnlough Char 340kg £850 (250), W A Hagan, Ballyclare Char 310kg £775 (250).

351kg and over

Thomas Finlay, Larne Char 360kg £1100 (305), Eamon McGarry, Broughshane Char 380kg £1130 (297), M and F Speers, Cullybackey Lim 410kg £980 (239), S Duff, Kells Lim 370kg £870 (235), M and F Speers Lim 360kg £840 (233), M Pollock, Castlerock Lim 360kg £840 (233), Mrs M Foster, Kells Char 360kg £840 (233), Donal Kane, Cushendall Char 380kg £880 (231), Mrs D Smyth, Dunloy Char 380kg £870 (229), Burns McLean, Armoy Lim 390kg £890 (228), M and F Speers, Lim 380kg £860 (226), Patrick Rowan, Aughafatten Lim 380kg £860 (226), W McClenaghan, Limavady Lim 360kg £810 (225), S Duff, Kells Lim 370kg £830 (224), Burns McLean, Armoy Lim 380kg £850 (223), M and F Speers Lim 390kg £870 (223).

Another super show of almost 4000 sheep in Ballymena on Monday evening resulted in a great trade. Breeders sold to £195, ewe lambs to £115, store lambs to £70 and rams to £700.

The annual Antrim Breeders Club show and sale attracted 50 catalogued entries and a large attendance of buyers at Ballymena mart. Sponsorship was kindly provided by United Feeds and prizes were as follows: Shearling Ram: First and reserve champion: Brian McVicker, Bushmills, second Phillip Lamont, Kells, third and fourth David McLean, Larne. Ram lamb: First and champion John H Hegarty, Ballymoney, second Brian McVicker, third Peter Thompson, Ballycastle, fourth Andrew McNeilly, Randalstown. Pairs: First John Hegarty, second Andrew McNeilly, third Peter Thompson, fourth Phillip Lamont.

Ruling prices: D McLean, Larne Suff R/L 680gns, Suff S/R 650gns, J H Hegarty, Bendooragh Suff R/L 620gns, A l Gault, Newtownabbey Suff ram 620gns, John H Hegarty Suff R/L 580gns, B McVicker, Bushmills Suff S/R 580gns, J H Hegarty Suff R/L 550gns, A McNeilly, Randalstown Suff R/L 520gns, B McVicker, Bushmills Suff R/L 520gns, John H Hegarty Suff R/L 500gns, R A S Barkley, Dunloy Suff R/L 480gns, Peter Thompson, Ballycastle Suff R/L 470gns, R A S Barkley Suff R/L 450gns, John H Hegarty Suff R/L 440gns, A McNeilly, Randalstown Suff R/L 400gns, Suff R/L 400gns, Suff R/L 400gns, John H Hegarty Suff R/L 400gns.

Breeding hoggets sold to: Liam Campbell, Carnlough 2 CB £195, local farmer 15 Mule £149, Ian Kennedy, Broughshane 8 Tex £145, J Gillespie, Portglenone 2 Char £140, M Doherty, Coleraine 12 Tex £140, W Blackburn, Clogher 7 CB £132, D W McFarland, Aldergrove 10 Tex £132, 10 Tex £132, 11 Tex £130, 10 Tex £130, local farmer 6 Tex £130, John L Skuce, Aghadowey 10 Suff £130, D Christie, Ballymoney 10 BF £128, W Blackburn 7 Suff £126, local farmer 5 CB £125, 6 CB £125, 9 CB £125, S D Anderson, Kilwaughter 8 Suff £125, D W McFarland 10 Tex £125, 10 Tex £125, Ian Gibson, Broughshane 6 CB £125, W Wright, Antrim 11 CB £125, L Keys, Dromore 11 Suff £122, W Wright, Antrim 12 CB £122, K Quinn, Upperlands 3 Tex £122.

Store lambs sold to: Robert Hunter 12 Suff £70, Dermot McDonnell, Glenariffe 28 Tex £69.50, J S Hamilton, Ballymena 5 Tex £69.50, Robert Hood, Broughshane 14 Tex £69, Robert Hunter 6 Suff £69.00, Daniel Convery, Cushendun 35 Tex £68.50, K Kidd, Broughshane 30 Tex £68, N McNeice, Markethill 13 Tex £67, Margaret McAllister, Glenariffe 15 Tex £67, Dermot McDonnell, Glenariffe 34 Suff £66.50.

Ewe lambs sold to: James Rea, Glenarm 12 Suff £115, S Thompson, Glenarm 14 Suff £100, Michael Convery, Draperstown 12 Cv £98, Liam Campbell, Carnlough 8 BF £96, J A O’Loan, Martinstown 1 Char £94, 5 Char £94, James Rea, Glenarm 12 Suff £90, J B Crawford, Aughafatten 15 CB £90, Noel McNeill, Cushendun 13 BF £90.

Another good entry of 340 store cattle in Ballymena resulted in a steady trade. Bullocks sold to £630 over for an AA 570kg at £1200 offered by J Watson, Ballyrobert. Heifers sold to £520 over for a Lim 510kg at £1030 offered by J Watson.

Bulls/bullocks sold to 0-400kg: Local farmer Char 320kg £800 (250), A McAllister, Glenarm Lim 380kg £850 (223), A Clements, Muckamore Lim 390kg £855 (219), D McCammon, Larne Lim 380kg £83. (218), Lim 390kg £850 (218), J P O’Neill, Cushendall Lim 370kg £805 (217), D McCammon, Larne Lim 350kg £730 (208), Lim 400kg £830 (207), Lim 350kg £715 (204), T Lowry, Cullybackey Sim 320kg £650 (203), D McCammon Lim 320kg £650 (203), local farmer AA 390kg £780 (200), J P O’Neill, Cushendall Lim 380kg £755 (198), A Clements, Muckamore Lim 400kg £780 (195), D McCammon Lim 360kg £700 (194), Lim 260kg £500 (192).

401-500kgs

A Clements, Muckamore Lim 430kg £920 (214), D McCammon, Larne Lim 410kg £870 (212), E and E Nelson, Ballycarry Lim 420kg £890 (211), Gareth McDonnell, Newry Lim 420kg £890 (211), J and S Kane, Doagh Char 440kg £920 (209), A Clements, Lim 410kg £850 (207), E and E Nelson Lim 430kg £890 (207), McMurray Dalzell, Ballycarry Char 430kg £890 (207), A Clements, Muckamore Lim 430kg £890 (207), D McCammon, Larne Lim 440kg £910 (206), Lim 430kg £885 (205), local farmer Lim 420kg £850 (202), McMurray Dalzell, Ballycarry Char 440kg £890 (202), Matthew Workman, Kilwaughter Char 470kg £950 (202), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 480kg £970 (202), J and S Kane, Doagh Char 490kg £985 (201).

501kg and over

J Watson, Ballyrobert AA 570kg £1200 (210), Carrigeen farms, Templepatrick Lim 530kg £1100 (207), (3) Char 580kg £1200 (206), Gareth McDonnell, Newry Char 520kg £1060 (203), C Tinsdale, Carnlough Char 540kg £1100 (203), Lim 550kg £1120 (203), Mrs S Wilson, Ballymena Char 550kg £1115 (202), C Tinsdale, Carnlough Char 570kg £1155 (202), Carrigeen farms (2) Char 550kg £1100 (200), Char 590kg £1170 (198), Char 580kg £1150 (198), Char 560kg £1110 (198), Char 540kg £1040 (192).

Heifers 0-400kgs

Leslie Galway, Downpatrick (2) Char 340kg £685 (201), local farmer Char 330kg £660 (200), Char 340kg £680 (200), (2) Char 320kg £620 (193), Leslie Galway, Downpatrick (2) Char 260kg £500 (192), (2) Char 320kg £600 (187), local farmer Char 390kg £730 (187), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills Char 380kg £710 (186), D McCammon, Larne Lim 330kg £615 (186), Lim 360kg £665 (184), Lim 320kg £580 (181), Leslie Galway, Downpatrick Char 370kg £670 (181).

401-500kgs

T Hamill, Broughshane Char 420kg £870 (207), E and E Nelson, Ballycarry Lim 460kg £950 (206), N Hamill, Aughafatten Char 430kg £875 (203), A Smyth, Randalstown Lim 480kg £970 (202), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills Char 470kg £940 (200), (2) Char 450kg £895 (198), Char 480kg £950 (197), Char 440kg £870 (197), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 480kg £940 (195), Ivan Cherry, Ballymena Char 410kg £795 (193), Sandra Hunter Char 490kg £940 (191), E and E Nelson, Ballycarry Lim 480kg £910 (189), W Ferguson, Newtownabbey Sim 450kg £850 (188), John Thompson, Bushmills Lim 440kg £830 (188), Sandra Hunter, Char 430kg £810 (188).

501kg and over

J Watson, Ballyrobert Lim 510kg £1030 (202), Lim 510kg £1020 (200), Char 530kg £990 (186), J and S Kane, Doagh Char 510kg £950 (186), A Smyth, Randalstown Char 520kg £960 (184), Char 570kg £1050 (184), Char 530kg £960 (181), Char 570kg £1030 (180), Char 530kg £940 (177), Char 520kg £920 (176), Mervyn Crawford, Randalstown Here 530kg £925 (174), Denis Minford, Crumlin Char 570kg £990 (173), Stephen Stewart, Newtownabbey BB 550kg £935 (170), J Watson, Ballyrobert AA 550kg £930 (169), Sim 520kg £870 (167), J and S Kane, Doagh Char 520kg £870 (167).

An entry of 2955 sheep in Ballymena resulted in a similar trade. Fat lambs sold to 345p for a pen of 15 Texels 24kg at £83 and to a top per head of £83 for 15 Texels 25kg. Fat ewes sold to £96.

Fat lambs sold to: Des Laverty, Ballymena 11 Tex 19kg £66 (350), Mrs D Saunderson, Glenwherry 15 CB 24kg £83 (345), J Gingles, Kilwaughter 20 Tex 19kg £65.50 (344), WJ Cubitt, Rasharkin 15 Tex 21.5kg £74 (344), Thomas Shields, Kilrea 22 Tex 21.5kg £74 (344), local farmer 20 Tex 23kg £79 (343), WH Magee, Kilwaughter 34 Tex 20kg £68 (340), DA McWilliam, Ballyclare 15 Tex 21.5kg £73 (339), T Jackson, Broughshane 24 Tex 23kg £78 (339), A and E Wylie, Martinstown 22 Suff 24kg £81 (337), J McNeill, Coleraine 32 Tex 21.5kg £72.50 (337), Mrs H McGookin, Carrick 1 Dor 23kg £77.50 (337), Bonnar farms, Ballymena 15 Suff 23kg £77.50 (337), Rainey Bros, Ballygalley 5 Suff 22kg £74 (336), Wm Smyth, Moorfields 19 Tex 21.5kg £72 (334), Charles McAllister, Broughshane 9 Suff 23kg £77 (334), Freemanstown farms, Templepatrick 2 Tex 19.5kg £65 (333), S Rainey, Ballygalley 1 Tex 24kg £80 (333), Yvonne Gregg, Broughshane 16 Tex 19.5kg £65 (333), Mrs E Duff, Ballymena 19 Tex 21kg £70 (333), Norman McBurney, Moorfields 42 Tex 24kg £80 (333), Derek Lyttle, Kells 2 Tex 22.5kg £75 (333), Paul Mehaffey, Raloo 7 Suff 21kg £70 (333), W Johnston, Kells 5 Dor 21kg £70 (333), James A McQuiston, Ballymoney 42 Tex 23kg £76.50 (332).

Top prices per head: Graeme Martin, Broughshane 15 Tex 25kg £83, 1 Tex 25kg £83, Mrs D Saunderson, Glenwherry 15 CB 24kg £83, A Dobbs, Carrick 6 Tex 28kg £82, Matt Workman, Kilwaughter 20 Suff 26kg £82, P McKeever, Martinstown 8 Dor 26kg £82, Robert Hood, Broughshane 5 Suff 25kg £81, A Dobbs, Carrick 9 Tex 25kg £81, J Walsh, Newtowncrommelin 12 Tex 25kg £81, J and J Rea, Kilwaughter 11 Char 25.5kg £81, 1 Char 26kg £81, S Wilson, Ballymena 29 Suff 25.5kg £81, JA O’Loan, Martinstown 18 Char 24.5kg £81, A and E Wylie, Martinstown 22 Suff 24kg £81, David Hamilton, Broughshane 12 Tex 26kg £81, J Gardiner, Ballyclare 7 Tex 25kg £81, T Montgomery, Broughshane 18 Tex 25.5kg £80.50, W J and A McCullough, Broughshane 37 Tex 25kg £80, Norman McBurney, Moorfields 42 Tex 24kg £80, H Crawford, Carnalbana 47 Suff 26kg £80, A Dobbs, Carrick 1 CB 28kg £80, Steven Kerr, Kilwaughter 24 Mule 24.5kg £80, Nigel Wilson, Ballymena 24 Tex 24.5kg £80, A and J Currie, Ballyclare 31 Tex 24.5kg £80, Matt Workman 24 CB 25kg £80.

Fat ewes (472)

First quality

Tex - £60-£96

Suff - £60-£80

CB - £50-£67

BF - £35-£55