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305 beef cattle continued to attract furious bidding resulting in another very good trade for all lots.

Cow/heifers sold to 196 pence per kg while fat cows realised 180 pence per kg and sold to a top price of £1566 each. Overage cattle sold to 190 pence per kg and a top of £1463 each. Milk bred cows to 124 pence and a top of £935 each. Beef heifers sold to 212 pence and a top of £1334 each. Beef bullocks to 213 pence and a top of £1445. Fr bullocks to 174 pence and a top price of £1339 each.

220 fat cows sold to: F Bateson, Randalstown 540kg £1058 (196), A Mairs, Coleraine Char 570kg £1060 (186), W Kirkpatrick, Dundrod Char 590kg £1073 (182), Ken Buchanan, Larne Blonde 870kg £1566 (180), John Hamilton, Rathkenny Char 690kg £1235 (179), Vera Ferguson, Dungannon Sim 580kg £1038 (179), F Bateson, Randalstown Lim 540kg £961 (178), Ken Buchanan, Larne Char 740kg £1317 (178), John L Skuce, Aghadowey Lim 570kg £986 (173), H & R Millen, Macosquin Lim 560kg £963 (172), W Waide, Cloughmills AA 560kg £952 (170), AA 530kg £895 (169), F Bateson Lim 620kg £1041 (168), A Mawhinney, Bellaghy Par 490kg £813 (166), Vera Ferguson, Dungannon Char 770kg £1247 (162), A Mawhinney Par 520kg £842 (162), Mrs H Minford, Nutts Corner Lim 490kg £788 (161), A Mawhinney, Bellaghy Lim 590kg £949 (161), John L Skuce, Aghadowey Lim 560kg £896 (160), J Kerr, Toomebridge Lim 620kg £992 (160), H & B Craig, Gracehill Hol 600kg £942 (157), I Gilliland, Ballymena Lim 720kg £1108 (154), local farmer Lim 690kg £1048 (152), H & R Millen, Macosquin Lim 530kg £800 (151).

Overage cattle sold to: MJ Lucas, Antrim BB 770kg £1463 (190), W McQuigg, Aghadowey, Lim 610kg £1122 (184), Lim 570kg £969 (170), I Moore, Ballymoney Fr 750kg £1237 (165), W McQuigg Lim 610kg £976 (160), J McWoodburn, Kells BB 660kg £1049 (159), W & G Rowney, Ballynure Fr 620kg £973 (157), J McWoodburn Here 660kg £1016 (154), Blonde 650kg £955 (147), Lim 570kg £984 (147), I Cameron, Macosquin Lim 660kg £963 (146), W & G Rowney, Ballynure Fr 560kg £817 (146), Fr 540kg £766 (142), local farmer Lim 880kg £1232 (140), W & G Rowney Fr 480kg £667 (139), W Kerr, Glarryford Fr 590kg £790 (134), A & J McClelland, Doagh Lim 390kg £507 (130), E McClintock, Ballymena Fr 660kg £726 (110), Fr 630kg £693 (110).

Milk bred cows sold to: H & B Craig, Gracehill 600kg £942 (157), J King, Ballymena 670kg £958 (143), Dean McAllister, Armoy 650kg £858 (132), 620kg £806 (130), S Cassidy, Magherafelt 460kg £593 (129), Wm Causey, Cookstown 610kg £756 (124), 590kg £725 (123), Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner 580kg £707 (122), J & J Huey, Armoy 540kg £637 (118), S Cassidy, Magherafelt 470kg £554 (118), Wm Causey, Cookstown 710kg £823 (116), WT McKinney, Maghera 750kg £862 (115), I Cameron, Macosquin 700kg £805 (115), Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner 500kg £570 (114), SH Adams, Cloughmills 670kg £763 (114), Andrew Abraham, Antrim 790kg £892 (113), B Alexander, Ahoghill 770kg £870 (113), Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner 620kg £694 (112), D McIlwaine, Larne 610kg £677 (111), MT Boyd, Kilwaughter 710kg £788 (111), D McIlwaine 850kg £935 (110), B Alexander, Ahoghill 730kg £803 (110), D McNeill, Rathkenny 680kg £741 (109), MT Boyd, 750kg £810 (108).

40 beef heifers sold to: A Mairs, Coleraine Lim 540kg £1144 (212), Vera Ferguson, Dungannon Char 580kg £1223 (211), Sam McNabney, Clough BB 600kg £1260 (210), Vera Ferguson Char 600kg £1248 (208), W Thompson, Dromore AA 560kg £1148 (205), A Mairs, Coleraine Char 560kg £1142 (204), Sam McNabney AA 600kg £1224 (204), F Bateson, Randalstown Lim 520kg £1024 (197), A Mairs, Coleraine Char 580kg £1136 (196), Sam McNabney AA 590kg £1156 (196), W Thompson, Dromore Char 540kg £1058 (196), John Hamilton, Rathkenny Char 550kg £1072 (195), Char 570kg £1100 (193), F Bateson Lim 530kg £1017 (192), Lim 560kg £1064 (190), W Kirkpatrick, Dundrod Char 610kg £1159 (190), Char 570kg £1083 (190), John Hamilton, Rathkenny Lim 510kg £963 (189), Vera Ferguson, Dungannon Char 710kg £1334 (188), R Shaw, Rasharkin Char 450kg £837 (186), John Hamilton, Rathkenny Lim 570kg £1060 (186), F Bateson Lim 570kg £1048 (184), R Shaw, Lim 580kg £1061 (183), W Thompson, Dromore Lim 530kg £969 (183).

45 beef bullocks sold to: H & R Millen, Macosquin Lim 670kg £1427 (213), Robert McBride, Randalstown Char 640kg £1356 (212), Char 630kg £1297 (206), Robert Linton, Ahoghill Lim 670kg £1380 (206), Char 700kg £1435 (205), Robert McBride Char 580kg £1183 (204), Vera Ferguson, Dungannon Char 690kg £1380 (200), Joe Blair, Glarryford BB 600kg £1194 (199), C McKenna, Swatragh Lim 730kg £1445 (198), Robert McBride, Randalstown Lim 610kg £1189 (195), Samuel Dobbin, Ballycastle Char 620kg £1202 (194), A Smyth, Ballymoney Lim 650kg £1235 (190), Ken Buchanan, Larne Lim 670kg £1266 (189), Joe Blair, Glarryford BB 620kg £1153 (186), Robert McBride Char 670kg £1246 (186), Vera Ferguson, Dungannon Char 570kg £1060 (186), Samuel Dobbin, Ballycastle Lim 580kg £1073 (185), A Smyth, Ballymoney Lim 660kg £1221 (185), Lim 630kg £1165 (185), Robert McBride St 680kg £1251 (184), Here 600kg £1092 (182), A Smyth, Ballymoney Lim 580kg £1044 (180), I Moore, Ballymoney Lim 710kg £1278 (180), C McKenna, Swatragh BB 650kg £1170 (180).

Fr bullocks sold to: D Pinkerton, Kilraughts 770kg £1339 (174), 710kg £1235 (174), I Moore, Ballymoney 700kg £1064 (152), JC Thompson, Randalstown 760kg £1147 (151), 690kg £993 (144), 650kg £910 (140), 610kg £847 (139), 580kg £800 (138), 720kg £993 (138), 600kg £816 (136), 630kg £844 (134), Joe Blair, Glarryford 610kg £817 (134), JC Thompson, Randalstown 770kg £1024 (133).

34 dairy cows and heifers sold readily to £1670 for a calved heifer from WG Johnston, Ligoniel. Ruling prices:- WG Johnston, Ligoniel calved hfr £1670, David & Mrs M McGregor, Muckamore calved hfr £1500, WG Johnston calved hfr £1470, A & W McMaster, Broughshane calved hfr £1410, P Mairs, Comber calved hfr £1380, calved hfr £1360, Thomas Steele calved cow £1360, James Adair, Kells calved hfr £1330, JR & PJ Tinsley, Dromore calved cow £1320, Bolton Bros, Maghera calved hfr £1320, James Adair, Kells calved hfr £1290, R McCormick, Armoy calved hfr £1280, Oswald Nicholl, Randalstown calved hfr £1250, local farmer calved hfr £1240, Beattie Lilburn, Dromore calved hfr £1200, Thomas Steele calved hfr £1200, R McCormick, Armoy calved hfr £1180, JR & PJ Tinsley, Dromore calved hfr £1180, calved hfr £1180, D & S Kennedy, Broughshane calved hfr £1150, N McNaugher, Aghadowey calved cow £1150, Bolton Bros, Maghera calved hfr £1140, N McNaugher calved hfr £1130, Raymond Stewart, Ballyclare calved hfr £1130, R McCormick calved hfr £1120.

27 lots in the suckler ring sold to £1600 for a DAQ heifer with Lim heifer calf. Ruling prices:-

Mrs M Crawford, Glenwherry Blonde hfr & hfr calf £1600, JJ Dodds, Mayobridge Sim hfr & hfr calf £1550, SJC Woodburn, Ballyclare Lim cow & bull calf £1470, Mrs M Crawford Blonde hfr & bull calf £1450, R & L Douds, Clough Lim spg hfr £1430, AA spg hfr £1430, B McAlary, Maghera Lim hfr & bull calf £1410, Lim hfr & bull calf £1400, T Davis, Magherafelt AA hfr & bull calf £1370, B McAlary Lim hfr & bull calf £1360, Mrs M Crawford, Blonde hfr & hfr calf £1340, Blonde hfr & hfr calf £1330, T Davis, Magherafelt SHD hfr & hfr calf £1270, Mrs M Crawford Blonde hfr & hfr calf £1240, AA hfr & hfr calf £1150, R & L Douds, Clough AA spg hfr £1150, Matthew Murphy, Moorfields Here hfr & hfr calf £1100.

Calf prices eased slightly for the entry of 220 dropped calves on offer. Bull calves sold to £475 each. Lim hfr calves to £450 each and Fr bull calves to £205 each.

Highest prices for beef bull calves were: WL Wilson, Ballyclare SHB £475, I Montgomery, Glenwherry Lim £450, local farmer BB £435, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner Char £400, D McKay, Broughshane Lim £380, S McEldowney, Ballymena Char £370, A Ritchie, Holywood Lim £370, HM McCracken, Greyabbey BB £370, Irwin Gamble, Articlave Lim £370, RW Kane, Ballycastle FKV £340, A Ritchie, Lim £335, Lim £335, DS Wharry, Glenarm AA £330, A Ritchie (2) Lim £320, S Pinkerton, Nutts Corner Here £320.

Heifer calves sold to: Irwin Gamble, Articlave Lim £450, HW McDowell, Castlereagh BB £395, BB £390, BB £380, AA £355, D McKay, Broughshane Lim £350, George Crothers, Kells Char £340, Irwin Gamble, Lim £335, TM Tweed, Carryduff Lim £310, WL Wilson, Ballyclare SHB £300, S Pinkerton, Nutts Corner Here £300, John Gault, Ballyclare AA £295, James Graham, Raloo SH £285, DS Wharry, Glenarm AA £280, R McCormick, Armoy Sim £280.

Fr bull calves sold to: C Harbinson, Glenavy £205, A & AM Redmond, Portavogie £195, IB & HJ Marsden, Islandmagee £180, (2) £170, (5) £155, C Harbinson £155, Ian Millar, Ballymena £148, £135, S McEldowney, Magherafelt £135, IB & HJ Marsden, (2) £130.

An entry of 480 weanlings resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £660 over for a Char 390kg at £1050 presented by P McSparron, Cushendun. Heifers sold to £635 over for a heifer 430kg at £1065 offered by TA & P Paul, Dunloy.

Bulls/blks 0 -250kgs

Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Char 250kg £790 (316), Paul Downey, Portglenone Blonde 240kg £730 (304), Kenneth Bell Char 250kg £755 (302), J McQuiston, Ballymoney Char 220kg £650 (295), James Rainey, Crumlin Lim (3) 230kg £675 (293), Wm Smyth, Moorfields St 230kg £660 (287), D Forsythe, Moneymore Char 250kg £700 (280), Char 240kg £655 (272), Paul Downey, Portglenone Blonde 220kg £600 (272), J Wilson, Crumlin Lim 230kg £595 (258), Wm Smyth, Moorfields St 240kg £585 (243), J Wilson Sal 220kg £520 (236), G Gault, Doagh Lim 250kg £590 (236), Adrian Smyth, Kells AA 240kg £555 (231).

251-300kgs

Kenneth Bell, Broughshane (2) Char 270kg £825 (305), J McQuiston, Ballymoney Char 280kg £850 (303), (2) Lim 280kg £845 (301), George Barr, Larne Lim 280kg £845 (301), James A McQuiston, Ballymoney Char 280kg £840 (300), Kenneth Bell, Char 280kg £840 (300), James Rainey (2) Lim 260kg £775 (298), Kenneth Bell Char 270kg £790 (292), JA Frew, Randalstown Lim 270kg £780 (288), R McCullough, Milebush Lim 260kg £750 (288), Richard Chambers, Ballycastle Char 300kg £855 (285), G Gault, Doagh Lim 290kg £825 (284), Martin Barr, Larne Lim 290kg £825 (284).

301-350kgs

S Taylor, Ligoniel (2) Char 310kg £910 (293), Joseph Griffin, Portglenone Blonde 310kg £905 (291), Patrick McSparron, Cushendun Char 320kg £930 (290), Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Char 310kg £900 (290), George Barr, Larne Char 320kg £925 (289), SG Lowry, Glenavy Char 310kg £890 (287), Patrick McSparron, Cushendun (2) Char 330kg £945 (286), Char 320kg £915 (285), James McConnell, Ligoniel Char 330kg £925 (280), Ian Taylor, Ligoniel Char 350kg £975 (278), James McConnell Lim 310kg £860 (277), D Forsythe, Moneymore Sim 340kg £940 (276), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 310kg £855 (275), JA Frew, Randalstown Lim 340kg £925 (272).

351kg and over

J Wilson, Crumlin Char 370kg £1005 (271), George Pearson, Randalstown Lim 370kg £1000 (270), JA Frew, Randalstown Lim 370kg £1000 (270), Lim 360kg £970 (269), George Barr, Larne Char 360kg £970 (269), Patrick McSparron, Cushendun Char 390kg £1050 (269), (2) Char 370kg £960 (259), Char 390kg £1010 (259), H & S Griffin, Portglenone Blonde 410kg £1060 (258), Patrick McSparron Char 370kg £955 (258), Char 370kg £950 (256), J Wilson, Crumlin Char 410kg £1040 (253), JA Frew, Randalstown Lim 360kg £910 (252), Patrick McSparron Char 370kg £935 (252), Lim 370kg £930 (251).

Heifers 0-250kgs

G Gault, Doagh Lim 210kg £670 (319), J Wilson, Crumlin Char 210kg £655 (311), Malcolm Smith, Kells Lim 240kg £745 (310), Leanne Workman, Kilwaughter Blonde 230kg £705 (306), J Wilson (3) Char 230kg £670 (291), G Gault, Doagh Lim 220kg £640 (290), Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Char 210kg £610 (290), D Convery, Coleraine Char 200kg £565 (282), Robert Workman, Kilwaughter Char 250kg £700 (280), J Wilson (4) Sal 200kg £555 (277), Malcolm Smith, Kells Lim 230kg £635 (276).

251-300kgs

Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 280kg £810 (289), Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Char 270kg £780 (288), S Taylor, Ligoniel (2) Char 300kg £845 (281), Kenneth Bell Char 290kg £800 (275), AS Millar, Antrim Char 300kg £820 (273), Malcolm Smith, Kells Lim 260kg £710 (273), AS Millar Char 290kg £790 (272), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter Lim 290kg £780 (269), RJ Johnston, Glenarm Lim 300kg £800 (266), (2) Lim 280kg £745 (266), J Murray, Aghalee Lim 290kg £770 (265), G Reid, Glenavy Lim 270kg £710 (263), JP Kelly, Newtowncrommelin (2) BB 280kg £735 (262).

301-350kgs

AS Millar, Antrim Char 310kg £895 (288), Robert Workman, Kilwaughter Char 320kg £895 (279), C Magill, Larne Lim 330kg £915 (277), AS Millar, Char 310kg £835 (269), T Rea, Larne Char 320kg £860 (268), AS Millar, Char 320kg £855 (267), Martin Barr, Larne Char 320kg £855 (267), TA & P Paul, Dunloy Char 330kg £880 (266), Robin Kennedy, Dundrod Char 350kg £925 (264), Char 350kg £920 (262), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 310kg £810 (261), R McCullough, Milebush Lim 310kg £805 (259), M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 340kg £875 (257), George Barr, Larne Char 330kg £840 (254), Char 350kg £890 (254), AS Millar Char 340kg £845 (248).

351kg and over

AS Millar, Antrim Char 360kg £965 (268), TA & P Paul, Dunloy Lim 370kg £920 (248), Char 430kg £1065 (247), WJ & RJ Cuthbert, Ballycarry Blonde 370kg £905 (244), C Magill, Larne Char 410kg £1000 (243), Robin Kennedy, Dundrod Char 380kg £920 (242), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry Lim 370kg £870 (235), R McCullough, Milebush Lim 360kg £840 (233), Wilbert Mills, Glenarm Char 380kg £885 (232), Char 360kg £835 (231), WJ & RJ Cuthbert, Ballycarry Lim 400kg £920 (230), Lim 420kg £955 (227), Lim 370kg £820 (221), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 420kg £930 (221), J McCamley, Carrick Lim 360kg £795 (220), Robin Kennedy, Dundrod Char 360kg £790 (219).

A good entry of sheep in Ballymena on Monday evening resulted in another great trade. Ewes and lambs to £212, springing ewes to £180, foster ewes to £135, store lambs to £73 and pet lambs to £34. Leading prices: Ewes and lambs sold to: J Gillespie, Portglenone 2 Suff ewes & 14 lambs £212, Ian McCluggage, Glarryford 1 Suff ewe & 2 lambs £200, S Jamieson, Broughshane 3 Tex ewes & 6 lambs £198, Ian McCluggage, Glarryford 3 Tex ewes & 6 lambs £186, Thomas Fullerton, Maghera 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £180, J Stewart, Nutts Corner 2 Tex ewes & 4 lambs £176, J McAuley, Ballyclare 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £172, GL Porter, Crumlin 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £170, Lucy Calderwood, Dunloy 1 Cv ewe & 2 lambs £162, J McAuley, Ballyclare 1 Tex ewe & 3 lambs £160, D Montgomery, Glenwherry 1 CB ewe & 2 lambs £160, S Hyndman, Maghera 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £160, J Stewart, Nutts Corner 1 Tex ewe & 2 lambs £158, Patrick McNeill, Ballycastle 2 Tex ewes & 4 lambs £156, D Montgomey, Glenwherry 6 CB ewes & 9 lambs £156, H Park, Ballymena 1 CB ewe & 1 lamb £152.

In lamb ewes sold to: J McCalmont, Glenarm 5 CB in lamb £180, Denis Boyd, Straid 9 Tex in lamb £148, 9 Tex in lamb £148, J McCalmont 6 CB in lamb £146, Shane Cheatley, Crawfordsburn 2 Tex in lamb £145, Norman McClintock, Glarryford 3 CB ewes in lamb £138, Shane Cheatley 1 Suff in lamb £138, J McCalmont 6 CB ewes in lamb £130, Neill Rollston, Armagh 7 Suff in lamb £130, Denis Boyd 9 Tex £126, Shane Cheatley, 9 Char in lamb £126, RJ Johnston, Portrush 2 Lleyn £125, Neill Rollston 6 Suff in lamb £121, WJ Brown, Magherafelt 2 Suff in lamb £120, W Knowles, Cloughmills 6 Tex in lamb £119, J McCalmont, Glenarm 6 Tex £118.

220 store cattle sold well with forward bullocks to 240p per kg for a 520kg Lim at £1250 from WH Knox, Ballyclare and to £1440 each, medium weight bullocks to 234 pence for a 490kg Char at £1145 from A O’Neill, Glenarm, lighter bullocks also to 234 pence for a 380kg Char at £890 form Mrs E McCabe, Nutts Corner. Forward heifers to 212 pence for a 590kg Lim at £1250 from RJ Cupples, Broughshane. Medium weights to 230 pence for a 440kg Lim at £1010 from B McComb, Antrim. Lightweights to 218 pence for a 380kg DAQ at £830 form Trevor Aiken, Ballymena.

Bullocks 300-400kgs

Mrs E McCabe, Nutts Corner Char 380kg £890 (234), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry Lim 380kg £865 (227), J Montgomery, Shanksbridge Lim 360kg £810 (225), Mrs E McCabe, Char 400kg £890 (222), Paul Gribbin, Toomebridge Blonde 370kg £820 (221), Mrs E McCabe Char 380kg £840 (221), Paul Gribbin Blonde 360kg £795 (220), Henry Gribbin, Randalstown Blonde 340kg £750 (220), Brian Connon, Larne Lim 340kg £750 (220), (2) Lim 360kg £790 (219), J Montgomery, Shanksbridge Lim 400kg £860 (215), Paul Gribbin Blonde 380kg £780 (205), Brian Connon, Larne Lim 350kg £700 (200).

401-500kgs

A O’Neill, Glenarm Char 490kg £1145 (233), local farmer Lim 450kg £1040 (231), WH Knox, Ballynure Lim 460kg £1040 (226), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 450kg £1015 (225), Kenneth Craig, Magheramourne Char 500kg £1120 (224), WH Knox, Lim 480kg £1060 (220), Paul Gribbin, Toomebridge Blonde 430kg £940 (218), local farmer Lim 460kg £1000 (217), Henry Gribbin, Randalstown Blonde 470kg £1020 (217), Robert Hood, Broughshane Lim 500kg £1085 (217), Paul Gribbin Blonde 420kg £910 (216), Colin Newell, Ballymoney Char 420kg £910 (216), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry Lim 430kg £930 (216), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 430kg £925 (215), James Logan, Ahoghill Blonde 490kg £1045 (213), local farmer Lim 480kg £1020 (212).

Bullocks over 500kgs

WH Knox, Ballynure Lim 520kg £1250 (240), K Craig, Ballyclare Char 540kg £1280 (237), A O’Neill, Glenarm Char 510kg £1200 (235), Char 530kg £1240 (234), Char 510kg £1160 (227), John Blair, Cullybackey Char 600kg £1360 (226), Jean Craig, Larne Char 530kg £1195 (225), local farmer Lim 520kg £1160 (223), Patrick McCann, Portglenone Lim 540kg £1195 (221), K Craig Char 590kg £1300 (220), Lim 520kg £1135 (218), John Blair, Cullybackey Char 560kg £1220 (217), P McErlaine, Toome Char 650kg £1400 (215), McMullan Bros, Downpatrick AA 540kg £1160 (214), K Craig, Ballyclare Lim 540kg £1160 (214), local farmer Lim 560kg £1195 (213).

Heifers 400-500kgs

B McComb, Muckamore Lim 440kg £1010 (229), SD Anderson, Kilwaughter Char 490kg £1115 (227), Char 450kg £1015 (225), (2) Char 500kg £1100 (220), J Gill, Comber Char 500kg £1090 (218), Richard Cowan, Magheramourne BB 450kg £980 (217), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 460kg £990 (215), local farmer Lim 480kg £1025 (213), Trevor Aiken, Ballymena Blonde 450kg £950 (211), P McErlaine, Toome Char 500kg £1045 (209), RJ Cupples, Broughshane Lim 470kg £980 (208), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry Lim 450kg £925 (205), N McErlain, Portglenone Char 420kg £860 (204), J Gill, Comber Char 480kg £980 (204), SD Anderson, Kilwaughter Lim 430kg £875 (203).

Heifers over 500kgs

RJ Cupples, Broughshane Lim 590kg £1250 (211), Lim 590kg £1250 (211), N McErlaine, Portglenone Char 520kg £1100 (211), J McComb, Aldergrove AA 540kg £1140 (211), RJ Cupples Lim 600kg £1240 (206), Lim 510kg £1040 (203), Lim 510kg £1035 (202), J McComb Char 510kg £1025 (201).

Heifers 301-400kgs

Trevor Aiken, Ballymena Blonde 380kg £830 (218), N McErlain, Portglenone Char 380kg £800 (210), local farmer Lim 390kg £820 (210), N McErlain Char 390kg £780 (200).

An entry of 1365 sheep in Ballymena resulted in a steady trade. Fat hoggets sold to 391p for a pen of 11 Suff 23kg at £90 offered by I Montgomery, Glenwherry and to a top per head of £95.50 for a pen of 7 Texels from J Thompson, Kells. Fat ewes sold to £110.

Fat hoggets (1147)

Top prices per kg: I Montgomery, Glenwherry 11 Suff 23kg £90 (391), 1 Suff 24kg £93.50 (389), 6 Suff 22.5kg £87 (386), J & M Millar, Rasharkin 5 Tex 24.5kg £94 (383), Kenneth Bell, Broughshane 7 Tex 24.5kg £94 (383), J McAuley, Ballyclare 12 Suff 22kg £83.50 (379), W Knowles, Cloughmills 1 Tex 24kg £91 (379), AM Fulton, Cullybackey 10 Tex 22.5kg £85 (377), N Boyd, Broughshane 26 CB 24kg £89 (370), S Moore, Ballyclare 22 Suff 23.5kg £86.80 (369), Malachy Esler, Ballymena 39 Tex 22.5kg £83 (368), Joseph Gregg, Glarryford 8 Tex 24kg £88.50 (368), P McClafferty, Cloughmills 12 BF 22kg £81 (368), W Knowles, Cloughmills 11 Tex 22kg £81 (368), J McAuley, Ballyclare 28 Tex 24.5kg £90 (367), T Wright, Ballymoney 2 Dor 25.5kg £93.50 (366), A Dobbs, Carrick 16 Tex 24kg £88 (366), Norman McAuley, Ballyclare 11 BF 21.5kg £78.80 (366), H McCambridge, Carnlough 2 Suff 25kg £91.50 (366), J McLeister, Portglenone 15 Tex 23.5kg £86 (366), DJ Moon, Ringsend 10 Tex 23.5kg £85.50 (363), Jim Hyndman, Upperlands 24 Tex 21.5kg £78 (362), J Collins, Ballymoney 28 Suff 24kg £87 (362), WJ Steele, Coleraine 28 Tex 24.5kg £88.80 (362), Ian Gibson, Broughshane 8 Tex 24kg £87 (362).

Top prices per head: J Thompson, Kells 7 Tex 27kg £95.50, D & F Kinney, Cushendall 2 Suff 32kg £95, A Dobbs, Carrick 1 Tex 30kg £94.50, Wilbert Reid, Aughafatten 2 Tex 31kg £94.20, JR Loughery, Limavady 2 Tex 37.5kg £94, Kenneth Bell, Broughshane 7 Tex 24.5kg £94, J & M Millar, Rasharkin 5 Tex 24.5kg £94, Thomas Madden, Carnlough 2 Dor 37.5kg £94, I Montgomery, Glenwherry 1 Suff 24kg £93.50, T Wright, Ballymoney 2 Dor 25.5kg £93.50, P Haffey, Donacloney 26 Tex 28.5kg £93, Robin Nicholson, Monkstown 45 Tex 26kg £93, WJ Kissock, Ballymena 10 Tex 29kg £93, Hamilton Alexander, Glenarm 1 Tex 34kg £93, WT McGookin, Larne 1 Dor 26kg £93, C McAllister, Moorfields 6 Tex 27.5kg £92.50, D O’Donavan, Coleraine 6 Tex 27kg £92.50, J Jamison, Armoy 4 Tex 28.5kg £92.50, A Dobbs, Carrick 19 Tex 27kg £92.20, B McMillan, Cullybackey 8 Tex 28kg £92, I Barkley, Dunloy 10 Suff 26.5kg £92, A Kennedy, Millbrook 30 BF 28kg £92, Roger Bell, Kells 1 Tex 26kg £92, K McAuley, Broughshane 46 Tex 26kg £91.50, H McCambridge, Glenarm 49 Suff 25kg £91.50.

Fat ewes (218)

1st Quality

Suff - £80-£100

Tex - £80-£110

CB - £65-£88

BF - £45-£65