MARTS: Ballymena

Ulster Ayrshire Club autumn show and sale at Ballymena: John Hunter, Crumlin, with his champion calved heifer which sold for 1560 gns at the Ulster Ayrshire Club's autumn show and sale which was held at Ballymena Livestock Sales. Included are the judge Robert Watterson, Fermanagh, and John Henning, Danske Bank, sponsors
Ulster Ayrshire Club autumn show and sale at Ballymena: John Hunter, Crumlin, with his champion calved heifer which sold for 1560 gns at the Ulster Ayrshire Club's autumn show and sale which was held at Ballymena Livestock Sales. Included are the judge Robert Watterson, Fermanagh, and John Henning, Danske Bank, sponsors
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Another well improved trade for 345 beef cattle saw fat cows sell to 188 pence per kg for a cow/hfr and £1551 each. Overage cattle sold to 187 pence per kg and a top price of £1328 each.

Milk bred cows sold to 144 pence and a top of £950 each. Beef heifers sold to 220 pence and a top of £1320 each. Beef bullocks to 210 pence and a top of £1501 each. Fr bullocks to 163 pence and a top of £994 each.

270 fat cows sold to: S McGookin, Carrick Lim 660kg £1240 (188), JL Skuce, Aghadowey Sal 540kg £1004 (186), G Garvey, Crossmaglen BB 780kg £1443 (185), B Carey, Dunloy Here 680kg £1230 (181), J McComb, Aldergrove Lim 460kg £828 (180), JG O’Connor, Limavady BB 750kg £1350 (180), OKane farm, Dunloy Lim 840kg £1512 (180), Lim 810kg £1458 (180), Char 800kg £1440 (180), E Hawthorne, Downpatrick Lim 490kg £877 (179), Hugh McCambridge, Carnlough Char 670kg £1185 (177), JL Skuce, Aghadowey Lim 460kg £805 (175), J Campbell, Glarryford Lim 570kg £969 (170), Lim 640kg £1081 (169), D Bristow, Portglenone Par 600kg £996 (166), J Beggs, Whitehead Lim 600kg £996 (166), Hugh McCambridge Char 940kg £1551 (165), J Beggs Lim 670kg £1092 (163), R Brown, Ballymena Sim 610kg £969 (159), S McGookin Lim 710kg £1121 (158), Martin Conway, Plumbridge Lim 520kg £806 (155), S Douglas, Limavady Lim 700kg £1057 (151), D Blair, Greenisland Blonde 500kg £750 (150), S Douglas Lim 730kg £1095 (150).

Overage cattle sold to: E Hawthorne, Downpatrick BB 520kg £972 (187), BB 530kg £975 (184), Linton Bros, Cloughmills Char 660kg £1214 (184), Stephen Wallace, Tobermore AA 720kg £1317 (183), W and J Gardiner, Ballymena AA 630kg £1146 (182), Craig Murphy, Dromore Lim 730kg £1328 (182), W and J Gardiner, Ballymena AA 670kg £1212 (181), E Hawthorne Lim 490kg £882 (180), W and J Gardiner AA 590kg £1050 (178), Hugh McCambridge, Carnlough Lim 510kg £887 (174), W and J Gardiner Par 630kg £1083 (172), E Hawthorne BB 470kg £789 (168), Lim 490kg £808 (165), Neil Higgins, Toomebridge Lim 620kg £985 (159), E Hawthorne BB 460kg £722 (157), Lim 470kg £658 (140), AA 480kg £672 (140), W Beattie, Glarryford Fr 600kg £834 (139), E Hawthorne Lim 530kg £715 (135), SD Torrens, Ballymoney Fr 870kg £1122 (129), Frank Higgins, Toomebridge Fr 660kg £838 (127), Martin McKillop, Loughgiel Fr 450kg £540 (120).

Milk bred cows sold to: D McAuley, Toomebridge 660kg £950 (144), R Irwin, Dervock 610kg £854 (140), J King, Ballymena 550kg £709 (129), S Fullerton, Bushmills 730kg £854 (117), D McNeill, Rathkenny 700kg £798 (114), S Fullerton 760kg £851 (112), WDM and Wm Kennedy, Ballymena 580kg £643 (111), R Millar, Broughshane 620kg £682 (110), L Galloway, Ahoghill 630kg £680 (108), WS Kennedy, Ballyclare 700kg £749 (107), WDM and Wm Kennedy 490kg £519 (106), D McAuley, Toomebridge 660kg £673 (102), S Wilson, Ballymena 620kg £620 (100), 730kg £722 (99), K Wilkinson, Ballycastle 600kg £594 (99), SD Torrens, Ballymoney 720kg £705 (98), J Blair, Larne 700kg £686 (98), DW Graham, Clough 700kg £679 (97), David Wallace, Antrim 510kg £494 (97), D McAuley, 670kg £649 (97), WT McKinney, Maghera 680kg £652 (96), J Blair, Larne 770kg £739 (96), A and T Knox, Bushmills 740kg £703 (95), J and C Kane, Ballycastle 610kg £579 (95).

25 beef heifers sold to: J White, Antrim Lim 600kg £1320 (220), J McGookin, Carrick Lim 560kg £1159 (207), P Goulden, Doagh Lim 460kg £929 (202), E Hawthorne, Downpatrick BB 480kg £964 (201), B McComb, Antrim Lim 550kg £1089 (198), J Beggs, Whitehead Lim 450kg £882 (196), J McComb, Aldergrove Lim 570kg £1083 (190), L Hughes, Clough Lim 670kg £1266 (189), B McComb Lim 590kg £1109 (188), J McGookin, Carrick Lim 490kg £901 (184), Sam Kennedy, Doagh BB 610kg £1122 (184), P McKeown, Glenravel Char 600kg £1086 (181), Wm Hamilton and Son, Doagh AA 490kg £882 (180), Des Mackey, Magheragall AA 620kg £1109 (179), L Hughes, Clough Lim 640kg £1139 (178), J Campbell, Glarryford AA 640kg £1126 (176), WR and G Crawford, Antrim AA 670kg £1179 (176), S Fullerton, Bushmills AA 630kg £1102 (175), P McKeown Lim 530kg £922 (174).

50 beef bullocks sold to: P Goulden, Doagh Lim 480kg £1008 (210), Paul Turner, Swatragh Lim 690kg £1428 (207), E Hawthorne, Downpatrick BB 520kg £1076 (207), Paul Turner Par 700kg £1435 (205), Jean Craig, Larne Char 590kg £1209 (205), G McLernon, Toomebridge Sim 610kg £1238 (203), Paul Turner Char 690kg £1393 (202), Lim 730kg £1474 (202), W Beattie, Glarryford Here 560kg £1114 (199), Paul Turner Lim 690kg £1359 (197), W Peden, Dervock Lim 630kg £1228 (195), Paul Turner Lim 770kg £1501 (195), Jean Craig, Larne Lim 590kg £1144 (194), T McCullough, Broughshane Lim 540kg £1036 (192), W Peden Lim 680kg £1298 (191), R Gilliland, Antrim Sim 720kg £1375 (191), W Peden, Lim 640kg £1216 (190), Jean Craig Lim 680kg £1292 (190), G McLernon, Toomebridge Lim 750kg £1410 (188), J McBride, Broughshane BB 690kg £1297 (188), Hugh McCambridge Char 640kg £1196 (187), Des Mackey, Magheragall AA 590kg £1097 (186), P Graffin, Portglenone Sim 590kg £1097 (186), D Devlin, Randalstown Lim 600kg £1116 (186), N Higgins, Toomebridge Fr 610kg £994 (163).

A good entry of 35 dairy cows and heifers sold to £1610 for a calved heifer from WG Johnston, Ligoniel. Calved cows to £1530 for a second calver from the same herd.

Ruling prices: WG Johnston, Ligoniel calved hfr £1610, MW Patterson, Ballynahinch calved hfr £1560, WG Johnston, calved cow £1530, MW Patterson calved hfr £1520, calved hfr £1440, Thomas Carlisle, Dundrod calved cow £1420, MW Patterson calved cow £1370, R Simpson, Ballymena calved cow £1300, D McIlwaine, Larne calved cow £1260, TJ Gordon, Ballyclare calved cow £1260, R McCormick, Armoy calved cow £1220, Beattie Lilburn, Dromore calved hfr £1200, D McIlwaine, Larne calved cow £1200, DS Dickey, Randalstown calved hfr £1160, R Simpson, Ballymena calved hfr £1140, George Young, Gracehill calved hfr £1115, Oswald Nicholl, Randalstown calved cow £1100, Gareth Hayes, Ballymena calved cow £1040, A Brown, Banbridge calved hfr £1000.

A small entry of suckler stock sold readily to £1510 for a Saler second calver with Sal heifer at foot, springing heifers to £1270 for a Black/Whitehead in calf AA.

Ruling prices: Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Sal cow and hfr calf £1510, Lim cow and hfr calf £1460, Richard Booth, Ahoghill Here cow and hfr calf £1400, S Armour, Kells Here spg hfr £1270, Here spg hfr £1250, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Char cow and bull calf £1240, Lim cow and bull calf £1200, S Armour Here spg hfr £1200, Here spg hfr £1120, Here spg hfr £1000.

Another very good trade for 175 dropped calves saw £400 paid for a Char bull, £350 for a Lim heifer and strong Fr bull calves to £280. Young Fr bulls to £148 each.

Highest rates for beef bred bull calves: T and ME Taylor, Doagh Char £400, B Alexander, Ahoghill BB £395, RJT Fleming, Templepatrick Sim £355, S Chestnutt, Ballymoney BB £350, S McCormick, Ballymoney BB £350, T Herbinson, Randalstown AA £345, AC Hunter, Raloo Lim £345, H Millar, Antrim Lim £340, RJT Fleming, Templepatrick Sim £340, Joseph Adams, Ballymena AA £335, RJT Fleming Sim £335, local producer Lim £335, Irwin Gamble, Articlave Lim £300, M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim £320, W and J Gillespie, Portglenone BB £320, H Mulvenna, Glenarm Lim £320.

Heifer calves sold to: Local producer Lim £350, Lim £310, T Herbinson, Randalstown AA £295, H Mulvenna, Glenarm Lim £285, RR Cupples, Broughshane AA £280, local farmer Lim £270, AC Hunter, Raloo Lim £268, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner Char £265, Samuel Brennan, Larne BB £265, H Mulvenna, Glenarm Lim £265, G Kelly, Magherafelt Lim £252, B Alexnder, Ahoghill BB £250, S Chestnutt, Ballymoney BB £240, Gareth Hayes, Ballymena Lim £240, M McAllister, Crumlin Here £240, AC Hunter, Raloo Lim £240.

Fr bull calves sold to: Leslie Wilson, Doagh (3) £280, £240, Samuel and SD Belshaw, Crumlin £225, £200, Leslie Wilson £170, H Millar, Antrim £148, RR Cupples, Broughshane £122, R McCormick, Armoy £120, H Millar, Antrim £118, R McCormick £75, T and ME Taylor, Doagh £75, SJ and RJ McLean, Straid £65, B Alexander, Ahoghill £55, Smyth Bros £48.

An entry of 170 weanlings in Ballymena on Friday resulted in a terrific trade. Bull calves sold to £560 over for a Lim 330kg at £890 presented by a Portglenone producer. Heifers sold to £485 over for a pair of Char 290kg at £775 offered by H Mahon, Newtownabbey.

Bulls/blks up to 250kgs

Seamus Lagan, Stewartstown Char 150kg £500 (333), J Wilson, Cookstown Char 250kg £750 (300), Sim 230kg £690 (300), Seamus Lagan, Char 130kg £380 (292), Char 170kg £495 (291), J Wilson Char 220kg £640 (290), Lim 230kg £660 (287), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 250kg £700 (280), local farmer Lim 210kg £580 (276), Lim 250kg £660 (264), John Gault, Ballyclare BB 240kg £625 (260), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Lim 240kg £615 (256), Mrs B Gault, Ballyclare AA 250kg £620 (248), Seamus Lagan, Stewartstown Char 160kg £390 (243), Char 250kg £605 (242), P and J O’Kane AA 250kg £605 (242).

251-300kgs

J Wilson, Cookstown Lim 290kg £835 (287), Lim 290kg £830 (286), Char 280kg £800 (285), M Montgomery, Kells Char 260kg £740 (284), Hannah Mahon, Newtownabbey Lim 280kg £765 (273), John Gault, Ballyclare BB 260kg £710 (273), J Wilson Char 290kg £785 (270), J Wilson Char 290kg £770 (265), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 280kg £720 (257), Mrs B Gault, Ballyclare BB 270kg £685 (253), Stuart Hall, Larne BB 270kg £680 (251), John Gault AA 260kg £650 (250), Michael McDonnell, Glenravel BB 300kg £715 (238), A and W Warwick, Antrim Sim 300kg £680 (226).

301-350kgs

J Wilson, Cookstown Lim 330kg £890 (269), Lim 320kg £860 (268), Mrs B Gault, Ballyclare BB 320kg £840 (262), D Barker, Stoneyford Char 320kg £825 (257), Andrew Wylie, Parkgate Char 320kg £790 (246), A and M Warwick, Antrim Sim 320kg £760 (237), Sim 310kg £730 (235), D Barker, Stoneyford Lim 340kg £800 (235), Mrs B Gault BB 310kg £725 (233), W McQuitty, Clough Lim 350kg £790 (225), A and M Warwick, Antrim Sim 320kg £715 (223), W McQuitty Lim 350kg £685 (195), Mrs B Gault AA 310kg £590 (190), Alan McNair, Ballyclare AA 320kg £600 (187), Fr 310kg £415 (133), RJ Semple, Ballyclare Fr 350kg £450 (128).

351kg and over

J Wilson, Cookstown Lim 400kg £920 (230), M McAuley, Martinstown Lim 380kg £860 (226), D Barker, Stoneyford Lim 360kg £770 (213), Brian McAfee, Aghadowey BB 430kg £900 (209), BB 400kg £795 (198), D Barker, Lim 430kg £850 (197), Brian McAfee BB 430kg £830 (193), Samuel Herbison, Ballymena FKV 410kg £715 (174), WADavis, Cookstown Lim 420kg £730 (173), Brian McAfee, Aghadowey BB 540kg £935 (173), BB 500kg £850 (170), BB 390kg £610 (156), WA Davis Lim 420kg £590 (140), RJ Semple, Ballyclare Fr 400kg £560 (140).

Heifers 0-200kgs

Derek Millan, Ballymoney Blonde 180kg £525 (291), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 200kg £570 (285), Seamus Lagan, Stewartstown Char 200kg £540 (270), P and J O’Kane Char 170kg £450 (264), local farmer Char 220kg £580 (263) Lim 230kg £565 (245), Seamus Lagan, Char 230kg £56 (243), J Wilson, Cookstown Char 240kg £570 (237), John McAuley, Glenarm Sim 230kg £545 (237), P and J O’Kane Lim 240kg £555 (231), John McAuley BB 230kg £525 (228), Seamus Lagan, Char 230kg £525 (228), John McAuley Sim 250kg £565 (226), Michael McDonnell, Glenravel Lim 240kg £535 (222), Mrs JE McIlroy, Magheramourne BB 180kg £400 (222), M Montgomery, Kells Char 240kg £520 (216).

251-300kgs

Hanna Mahon, Newtownabbey (2) Char 290kg £775 (267), John Gault, Ballyclare BB 260kg £645 (248), J Wilson, Cookstown Lim 260kg £630 (242), Hanna Mahon Char 290kg £700 (241), David White, Broughshane Lim 270kg £650 (240), Char 290kg £690 (237), Hanna Mahon Char 280kg £650 (232), local farmer Lim 260kg £600 (230), J McCarroll, Ballymena Lim 260kg £600 (230), D Barker, Stoneyford Lim 290kg £660 (227), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 280kg £635 (226), D Barker Lim 280kg £635 (226), W McQuitty, Clough Lim 280kg £630 (225), Hanna Mahon, Char 290kg £650 (224), David White, Lim 290kg £650 (224).

301-350kgs

M McAuley, Martinstown BB 330kg £755 (228), Hanna Mahon, Newtownabbey Lim 310kg £700 (225), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 310kg £685 (221), D Barker, Stoneyford Lim 330kg £705 (213), Adrian Murphy, Ballyclare BB 320kg £670 (209), BB 320kg £660 (206), Sam Percy, Randalstown Char 330kg £670 (203), Derek Millan, Ballymoney Blonde 310kg £625 (201), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 350kg £700 (200), local farmer Char 340kg £670 (197), H Crawford Char 310kg £600 (193).

351kg and over

D Barker, Stoneyford Lim 360kg £825 (229), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 380kg £765 (201), Adrian Murphy, Ballyclare BB 370kg £730 (197), Brian McAfee, Aghadowey BB 440kg £840 (190), John Gault, Ballyclare AA 370kg £700 (189), Brian McAfee BB 380kg £710 (186), Samuel Herbison, Ballymena Here 440kg £795 (180), J Gibson, Cullybackey Char 540kg £940 (174), Char 420kg £730 (173), Here 470kg £790 (168), Brian McAfee, BB 410kg £670 (163).

Heifers: 301-400kgs

W Price, Nutts Corner, Lim 380kg £800 (210), J Craig, Larne, Char 380kg £800 (210), Char 390kg £800 (205), A McMaw, Carrickfergus, Char 370kg £755 (204), J Craig, Larne, Char 360kg £695 (193), R Price, Nutts Corner, Lim 380kg £720 (189), K Craig, Magheramorne, Lim 330kg £620 (187), J Craig, Larne, Char 380kg £700 (184), W Price, Nutts Corner, Char 380kg £690 (181), J Pentland, Holywood, Lim 400kg £710 (177), (3) AA 350kg £580 (165), J Maybin, Kells, Sh 350kg £575 (164), J Pentland, Holywood, AA 370kg £605 (163), J Maybin, Ballymena, SH 340kg £500 (147).

401-500kgs

D Arrell, Bellaghy, Char 450kg £975 (216), W Price, Nutts Corner, Lim 420kg £870 (207), Char 410kg £845 (206), D Arrell, Bellaghy, Blo 500kg £1030 (206), A McMaw, Carrickfergus, Char 430kg £885 (205), D Arrell, Bellaghy, Char 480kg £985 (205), K Craig, Magheramorne, Char 420kg £855 (203), A McMaw, Carrickfergus, Char 440kg £895 (203), D Arrell, Bellaghy, Lim 420kg £850 (202), Char 500kg £1000 (200), Blo 440kg £880 (200), Char 480kg £950 (197), BB 500kg £980 (196), Char 440kg £855 (194), Char 450kg £870 (193), S and A Saunderson, Glenwherry, Char 430kg £820 (190).

501kgs and over

D Arrell, Bellaghy, Char 510kg £1000 (196), Char 600kg £1150 (191), Blo 550kg £1005 (182), T Boyd, Ahoghill, BB 540kg £900 (166), BB 510kg £845 (165).

Bullocks: 301kg – 400kgs

W Price, Nutts Corner, Char 380kg £795 (209), R Maybin, Ballymena, Lim 350kg £640 (182), A McMaw, Carrickfergus, Char 400kg £715 (178), J McAuley, Bushmills, Lim 370kg £660 (178), AA 340kg £550 (161), Fri 380kg £520 (136), Fri 380kg £405 (106).

401kg – 500kgs

W Price, Nutts Corner, Lim 430kg £920 (214), W Hutchinson, Ballyclare, Char 480kg £1015 (211), W Price, Nutts Corner, Lim 480kg £1010 (210), Char 430kg £900kg (209), I Alexander, Templepatrick, (3) Lim 440kg £915 (208), Airfield Enterprises, Toomebridge, (2) AA 430kg £880 (204), E O Donnell, Toomebridge, Lim 470kg £940 (200), W Price, Nutts Corner, Char 410kg £810 (197), Airfield Enterprises, T’Bridge, AA 430kg £835 (194), W Hutchinson, Ballyclare, AA 490kg £940 (191), Char 470kg £900 (191), I Alexander, Templepatrick, Sim 490kg £875 (178), Her 430kg £740 (172).

501kgs and over

W Hutchinson, Ballyclare, Char 510kg £100 (196), A McMaw, Carrickfergus, Char 510kg £1000 (196), W Hutchinson, Ballyclare, AA 520kg £1015 (195), N Park, Antrim, Lim 510kg £975 (191), Char 530kg £1005 (189), Char 540kg £1020 (188).

A great entry of 2450 sheep in Ballymena resulted in a great trade. Fat lambs sold to 397p for a pen of 9 Texel 21kg £83.50 presented by J McFall, Broughshane and a top per head of 7 Texel lambs 23.5kg form W J Cubitt, Rasharkin. Fat ewes sold to £95.

Fat lambs (2242)

Top price per kg

Coleraine Producer, 5 Tex 18.5kg £77.50 (418), J McFall, Broughshane, 9 Tex 21kg £83.50 (397), W Cubitt, Rasharkin, 7 Tex 23.5kg £92 (391), J Moss, Antrim, 11 Tex 17.5kg £67.50 (385), T McBride, Toomebridge, 17 Tex 20.5kg £79 (385), Bonnar Farms, Ballymena, 8 Tex 20.5kg £77.50 (378), H Marcus, Carnlough, 13 Tex 17.5kg £66 (377), J Dunlop, Cairncastle, 3 Tex 24kg £90.50 (377), P McKeever, Martinstown, 1 Suff 17kg £64 (376), S McNabney, Cloughwater, 34 Tex 21kg £78.80 (375), A O’Neill, Newtowncrommelin, 23 Tex 20.5kg £76 (370), J McCollum, Carnlough, 15 Tex 20.5kg £76 (370), G Martin, Broughshane, 14 Tex 24.5kg £90.50 (369), B Gaston, Ballymena, 10 Tex 21kg £77.50 (369), W Sefton, Antrim, 2 Tex 19kg £70 (368), J Stevenson, Ballymena, 12 Tex 22.5kg £82.80 (368), T McNabney, Broughshane, 61 Tex 21.5kg £79 (367), R Davison, Broughshane, 34 Tex 21kg £77 (366), R Dunlop, Portglenone, 8 Tex 21.5kg £78.80 (366), W Reid, Broughshane, 25 Tex 23kg £84 (365), R McDowell, Gleno, 20 Tex 23.5kg £85.80 (365), E Duff, Ballymena, 17 Tex 21.5kg £78 (362), J McQuiston, Ballymoney, 40 Tex 23.5kg £85 (361).

Top prices per head

W Cubitt, Rasharkin, 7 Tex 23.5kg £92, J Dunlop, Cairncastle, 3 Tex 24kg £90.50, G Martin, Broughshane, 14 Tex 24.5kg £90.50, H Park, Ballymena, 2 Tex 28.5kg £88, R Nicholson, Monkstown, 60 Suff 27.5kg £88, G Barr, Larne, 9 Tex 27.5kg £88, S McGowan, Ballymoney, 22 Tex 25kg £87.80, S McKinley, Bushmills, 40 Suff 28kg £87.80, N Hamill, Broughshane, 26 Tex 28kg £87.50, H McCullough, Randalstown, 21 Tex 26kg £87.50, G and B Taylor, Ballymoney, 23 Tex 26.5kg £87.50, J Leslie, Ballymoney, 32 Tex 27kg £87.50, W Steele, Coleraine, 46 Tex 27kg £87, W Thompson, Ahoghill, 5 Tex 27kg £87, S McNaughton, Loughgiel, 46 Suff 28kg £87, A Steele, Ballyclare, 16 Tex 26.5kg £87, Afbi, Hillsborough, 16 Dor 29.5kg £87, J Gregg, Glarryford, 22 Tex 25kg £86.50, B Gribben, Ballymena, 25Tex 25.5kg £86.50, A Gaston, Ballymena, 12 Tex 24.5kg £86.50, J Wetherup, Ballyclare, 17Tex 25kg £86, K McAuley, Broughshane, 34 Tex 25.5kg £86, C and B Taylor, Ballymoney, 20 Mule 27kg £86, A McMinn, Ballyclare, 5 Suff 25.5kg £86, W Waide, Cloughmills, 20 CB 26kg £86.

Fat ewes (208)

1st quality

Suff - £70- £95

Tex - £70 - £95

CB - £50 - £78

BF - £30 - £56.