MARTS: Ballymena

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A great entry of 505 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday resulted in a steady trade. Beef cows sold to 168p, Fr cows to 107p, beef bullocks to 206p, beef heifers to 214p, Fr bullocks to 141. Leading prices as follows:

Beef cows sold to: Bernard McKenna, Bellaghy Lim 730kg £1226 (168), D Mackle, Tandragee Lim 760kg £1208 (159), James Newell, Ballymoney Sim 550kg £852 (155), H Crawford, Moneyrea Lim 770kg £1185 (154), Desmond Fulton, Ballymoney BB 630kg £932 (148), JL Kinney, Maghera Lim 720kg £1116 (145), J Campbell, Carnlough BB 680kg £965 (142), E Hawthorne, Dowpatrick BB 550kg £775 (141), Desmond Fulton Lim 720kg £1015 (141), D Mackle Lim 850kg £1190 (140), J Campbell, Carnlough Lim 740kg £1013 (137), DJ and R White, Broughshane Char 760kg £1010 (133), E Hawthorne, Downpatrick Lim 540kg £712 (132), John Withers, Lisburn AA 730kg £963 (132), RJ McNeill, Glenarm BB 710kg £930 (131), Wm Lees, Stewartstown AA 850kg £1113 (131), Kelly Bros, Ballymena Lim 600kg £786 (131), Desmond Fulton, Ballymoney Lim 680kg £884 (130), S Darragh, Toomebridge Blonde 830kg £1070 (129), D Barker, Stoneyford Lim 630kg £806 (128), John Withers Lim 690kg £883 (128), S McCambridge, Ballycastle BB 730kg £934 (128), John Thompson, Donacloney Sim 810kg £1028 (127), Desmond Fulton Lim 660kg £838 (127).

Fr cows sold to: AT Lowry, Loughgiel 770kg £823 (107), GA and CR Crawford, Clough 710kg £745 (105), T Caulfield, Magherafelt 760kg £790 (104), local farmer 610kg £628 (103), Ian Paisley, Magheramourne 630kg £648 (103), H McLean, Coleraine 690kg £710 (103), NL Hardy, Ballinderry 610kg £628 (103), GA and CR Crawford 730kg £751 (103), D McAuley, Toomebridge 670kg £690 (103), TJ Graeme, Maghera 700kg £714 (102), Brian McAfee, Aghadowey 700kg £714 (102), Oswald Nicholl, Randalstown 720kg £734 (102), NL Hardy 700kg £693 (99), J and A McAteer, Randalstown 670kg £663 (99), J McLeister, Portglenone 520kg £509 (98), Robert Steele, Bushmills 880kg £862 (98), T Caulfield, Magherafelt 630kg £611 (97), Brian McAfee 730kg £700 (96), Robert Steele 710kg £681 (96), A and E Cochrane, Bushmills 700kg £665 (95), John Moore, Ballyclare 660kg £620 (94), T Caulfield 620kg £576 (93), Mark McIntyre, Broughshane 660kg £613 (93), 690kg £641 (93).

Beef bullocks sold to: J McKinley, Bushmills AA 640kg £1318 (206), AA 610kg £1256 (206), Alastair Foreman, Belfast 620kg £1264 (204), J McKinley AA 620kg £1258 (203), AA 610kg £1232 (202), Alastair Foreman Char 600kg £1200 (200), J McKinley, Bushmills AA 610kg £1220 (200), Oliver Duffin, Cargan Lim 690kg £1366 (198), Alastair Foreman Char 660kg £1300 (197), Eamon O’Connor, Ballynahinch Lim 590kg £1150 (195), Joe Bradley, Kilrea Lim 570kg £1100 (193), Eamon O’Connor Lim 600kg £1158 (193), Lim 550kg £1061 (193), Joe Bradley, Kilrea Lim 600kg £1146 (191), Eamon O’Connor Char 570kg £1083 (190), E Hawthorne BB 560kg £1064 (190), BB 470kg £893 (190), D Mackle, Tandragee BB 590kg £1121 (190), Eamon O’Connor AA 660kg £1240 (188), F Bateson, Randalstown Lim 660kg £1234 (187), Joe Bradley Lim 580kg £1078 (186), Lim 600kg £1116 (186), SA Campbell, Coleraine Lim 670kg £1232 (184), Joe Bradley Lim 660kg £1201 (182).

Beef heifers sold to: J Collins, Ballymoney BB 590kg £1262 (214), H Beattie, Portadown Char 600kg £1200 (200). H Crawford Blonde 700kg £1386 (198), J McKinley, Bushmills AA 540kg £1047 (194), D Mackle, Tandragee BB 510kg £984 (193), E Hawthorne, Downpatrick AA 470kg £902 (192), J McKinley, Bushmills AA 590kg £1126 (191), J McKeague, Ballycastle Char 600kg £1146 (191), David McKinney, Maghera BB 570kg £1083 (190), C McFadden Lim 680kg £1278 (188), C McAuley, Carnlough Pie 610kg £1140 (187), C McFadden Lim 700kg £1302 (186), H Beattie, Portadown Char 630kg £1171 (186), J McKinley, AA 510kg £943 (185), A and P Hamilton, Ahoghill Lim 530kg £969 (183), E Hawthorne, Downpatrick BB 450kg £819 (182), B Kennedy, Ahoghill AA 530kg £964 (182), J McKeague, Ballycastle Char 650kg £1183 (182), Colin Newell, Ballymoney Char 610kg £1098 (180), R McIntyre, Glarryford Blonde 650kg £1163 (179), J Collins, Ballymoney BB 570kg £1014 (178), Mrs A Currie, Larne Lim 530kg £943 (178), D Stevenson, Ahoghill Lim 630kg £1115 (177), Felix McKendry, Broughshane Char 540kg £950 (176).

Fr bullocks sold to: Wesley Davidson, Stewartstown 540kg £761 (141), 510kg £693 (136), 530kg £720 (136), 570kg £775 (136), AFBI Vet Research, Stormont 610kg £799 (131), Wesley Davidson 520kg £676 (130), AFBI Vet Research 630kg £819 (130), 700kg £910 (130), 650kg £845 (130), 660kg £858 (130), Wesley Davidson 540kg £696 (129), 570kg £712 (125), AFBI Vet Research 610kg £744 (122), 580kg £707 (122), 550kg £671 (122), D and S Kennedy, Broughshane 570kg £689 (121), AFBI Vet Research 660kg £792 (120), D and S Kennedy, 670kg £790 (118), 590kg £690 (117), AFBI Vet Research 600kg £690 (115), D and S Kennedy 630kg £718 (114), 580kg £626 (108), J McLeister, Portglenone 420kg £336 (80), S and P McNaughton, Loughgiel 770kg £554 (72).

88 dairy cows and heifers sold readily to £1420 for a calved heifer from R and J Park, Ballymena.

R and J Park, Ballymena calved hfr £1420, Norman Shaw, Saintfield calved cow £1320, Ivan Jackson, Ballynure calved hfr £1270, R and J Park, calved cow £1260, D Livingstone, Randalstown calved hfr £1250, D McNeilly, Randalstown calved cow £1250, R and J Park spg hfr £1250, J Wasson, Cloughmills calved cow £1240, JE and P Davidson, Ballywalter calved hfr £1220, D Blelock, Crumlin calved cow £1210, calved hfr £1190, Robert McCluggage, Larne calved cow £1180, JE and P Davidson, Ballywalter calved cow £1170, Norman Shaw, Saintfield calved cow £1150, Ivan Jackson, Ballynure calved cow £1150, WS Kennedy, Ballyclare calved cow £1150, ME Craig, Toomebridge calved hfr £1120, WS Kennedy calved hfr £1100, R and J Park, Ballymena calved hfr £1100, J Wasson calved hfr £1070, calved hfr £1050, WS Kennedy, Ballyclare calved hfr £1050.

34 lots in the suckler ring sold to £2200 for a 3 year old Lim bull, £1470 was paid for a Lim heifer with bull calf at foot.

Ruling prices: L McKeever, Ballymoney Lim hfr and bull calf £1470, Wm McBurney, Moorfields Char hfr and bull calf £1460, MP McElhinney, Londonderry Char cow and hfr calf £1340, Malcolm Steele, Glarryford Sim cow and hfr calf £1320, G Hume Lim cow and hfr calf £1300, Malcolm Steele Sim cow and bull calf £1210, Lim cow and bull calf £1200, Char cow and hfr calf £1200, Sam McNabney, Clough Sal hfr and bull calf £1150, Harry Millar, Kells SHB cow £1130, Liam Campbell Ir hfr and bull calf £1130, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Lim hfr and bull calf £1120, B McCloskey, Kilrea Lim £1100, Lim £1100.

225 dropped calves sold to firm bidding with £580 paid for a strong Lim bull, £470 was paid for a strong BB heifer and £218 for a strong Fr bull.

Beef bred bull calves sold to: Stephen McCammond, Randalstown Lim (strong) £580, H Park, Crumlin BB (young) £430, Malcolm Steele, Glarryford Sim £420, Steven Millar, Ballymena Char £415, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner BB £400, Steven Millar Char £400, Brian Foster, Whitehead BB £400, Lake View farm, Upper Ballinderry Lim £400, H Park, Crumlin Here £390, C Liddie, Ballymena Lim £390, R and C Steede, Cullybackey (2) Lim £380, B O’Kane, Maghera Lim £375, Brian Foster, Whitehead BB £375, Lake View Farm FKV £375, Samuel Kennedy, Doagh BB £365.

Heifer calves sold to: C Liddie, Ballymena BB (strong) £470, Steven Millar, Ballymena BB £425, Stephen McCammond, Randalstown (2) Sim £410, Steven Millar Lim £390, Liam Campbell, Carnlough Lim (young) £365, H Park, Crumlin BB £350, C Williamson, Kilrea BB £340, David Harkness, Ballymena BB £340, Liam Campbell, Carnlough Lim £340, S Irons, Coleraine Sim £330, T Herbinson, Randalstown AA £320, David Harkness, Ballymena BB £320, Stephen McCammond, Randalstown Sim £305, O Magill, Crumlin BB £300, Robin Bingham Char £300.

Calves sold to: Local farmer (strong) £218, Samuel Kennedy, Doagh £200, FG and T McMullan, Broughshane £195, David Harkness, Ballymena (young) (2) £170, Alastair McBurney, Clough £160, Samuel Kennedy £152, FG and T McMullan, Broughshane £135, R Thompson, Glenarm £130, John Cameron, Broughshane £128, Graeme Martin, Broughshane (2) £108, FG and T McMullan, Broughshane (2) £96, J Ferguson, Straid (2) £95.

Upwards of 200 weanlings sold to 283 pence per kg for a 200kg DAQ male at £565, a 250kg Char made £685 (264p), a 330kg AA made £800 (242p), a 360kg Lim made £890 (247p). Heifers to 265p for a 230kg Lim at £610, 420kg Char made £990 (236p).

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs

Derek Millan, Ballymoney Blonde 200kg £565 (282), JS Dunn, Straid Lim 210kg £590 (281), Lim 180kg £490 (272), Lim 240kg £650 (270), Lim 240kg £640 (266), J Montgomery, Mallusk Char 210kg £550 (261), W Warwick Snr, Moorfields Char 250kg £650 (260), Raymond Andrews, Kells Sal 180kg £455 (252), J Montgomery, Mallusk Char 230kg £570 (247), Raymond Andrews, Kells Sal 220kg £545 (247), MP McElhinney, Londonderry Char 190kg £470 (247), Houston Crooks, Kilwaughter Sim 200kg £480 (240), Raymond Andrews, Kells Sal 220kg £520 (236), Derek Millan, Ballymoney Blonde 240kg £565 (235), Hugh McMullan, Lim 200kg £470 (235), JS Dunn, Straid Lim 210kg £490 (233).

251-300kgs

W Warwick Snr, Moorfields Char 260kg £685 (263), Char 290kg £735 (253), JS Dunn, Straid Lim 260kg £655 (251), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Lim 300kg £750 (250), W Warwick Snr Char 270kg £670 (248), A Park, Ballynure Lim 300kg £740 (246), JS Dunn, Lim 300kg £735 (245), J and D McColgan, Ballycastle Char 300kg £730 (243), JS Dunn Lim 280kg £675 (241), J and D McColgan Lim 300kg £720 (240), Char 290kg £695 (239), M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 300kg £715 (238), Matt Workman, Char 290kg £680 (234), James Wilson, Antrim Lim 280kg £650 (232), R Thompson, Ligoniel AA 270kg £620 (229), Raymond Andrews, Kells Sal 270kg £620 (229).

301-350kgs

K Craig, Ballyclare AA 330kg £800 (242), M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Char 350kg £790 (225), David Woodburn, Broughshane Char 350kg £775 (221), James Wilson, Antrim SHB 330kg £730 (221), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills Char 350kg £760 (217), James Wilson Lim 350kg £760 (217), Mrs Olive Bell, Dundrod Lim 310kg £650 (209), W and C Harron, Glenavy SHB 350kg £730 (208), Mrs Olive Bell, Dundrod Lim 350kg £705 (201), R Thompson, Ligoniel Spk 320kg £640 (200).

351kgs and over

JD and ME Thompson, Glenarm Lim 360kg £890 (247), A Park, Ballynure Lim 370kg £870 (235), J Jones, Belfast Char 420kg £965 (229), Brian Wharry, Glenarm Lim 370kg £840 (227), A Park, Ballynure Lim 370kg £840 (227), James Wilson (3) AA 370kg £820 (221), AA 360kg £780 (216), J Jones, Belfast Char 420kg £900 (214), Char 440kg £930 (211), W and C Harron, Glenavy Char 370kg £780 (210), J Jones, Belfast Char 420kg £880 (209), K Craig, Ballyclare AA 410kg £850 (207), David Woodburn Lim 380kg £770 (202).

Heifers 0-250kgs

M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 230kg £610 (265), J and D Colgan, Ballycastle Char 250kg £650 (260), J Montgomery, Mallusk Char 190kg £470 (247), local farmer Char 220kg £520 (236), W Warwick Snr, Moorfields Char 220kg £515 (234), Char 250kg £585 (234), Sandra Hunter, Bushmills Char 240kg £560 (233), T Beattie, Ballyclare Lim 190kg £440 (231), Hugh McMullan, Glenarm Lim 220kg £500 (227), J Montgomery, Mallusk Char 210kg £460 (119), Houston Crooks, Kilwaughter Sim 220kg £480 (218), J Montgomery, Char 220kg £470 (213), Houston Crooks Sim 240kg £500 (208), Hugh McMullan, Glenarm Lim 210kg £435 (207), Lim 230kg £460 (200), Lim 190kg £380 (200).

301-350kgs

Simon Moore, Aldergrove BB 340kg £735 (216), Alex Connor, Ballyclare BB 340kg £690 (202), Mrs Olive Bell, Lim 310kg £625 (201), M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 310kg £620 (200).

351kg and over

J Jones, Belfast Char 420kg £990 (235), Simon Moore, Aldergrove Lim 470kg £1015 (216), M McKinstry, Nutts Corner Lim 370kg £795 (214), Simon Moore BB 420kg £900 (214), J Jones, Belfast Char 440kg £940 (213).

Another great entry of suckled calves at the third calf sale in Ballymena resulted in a terrific trade. Leading prices as follows:

Bulls/blks 0-200kgs

P McCambridge, Cushendall (2) Blonde 190kg £490 (257), J McAuley, Ballyclare (3) Lim 180kg £460 (255), Alex Connor, Ballyclare Lim 200kg £470 (225), Thomas Johnston, Glenavy Lim 160kg £360 (225), ACW Developments, Broughshane AA 180kg £400 (222).

201kg and over

P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 240kg £770 (320), Char 250kg £800 (320), SG Lowry, Glenavy Char 230kg £730 (317), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 240kg £740 (308), SG Lowry Char 260kg £795 (305), A and ME Graham, Carnlough Lim 230kg £700 (304), M McVicker, Ballycastle Char 250kg £760 (304), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 250kg £760 (304), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 260kg £790 (303), (2) Char 260kg £780 (300), Stuart Hall, Larne Lim 260kg £775 (298), P and J O’Kane Char 250kg £745 (298), Reps R Workman, Larne Char 290kg £860 (296), A and D McAfee, Bushmills Char 270kg £800 (296), P and J O’Kane, Char 270kg £800 (296).

Heifers 0-200kgs

Local farmer Lim 140kg £650 (464), DS Beggs, Ballyclare Lim 130kg £580 (446), Richard McConnell, Glenwherry (2) Lim 150kg £660 (440), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 160kg £670 (418), A Lowry, Glenavy Char 170kg £670 (394), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny (2) Char 200kg £780 (390), Char 190kg £740 (389), (2) Char 180kg £700 (388), A Lowry, Char 140kg £540 (385), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 170kg £650 (382), DS Beggs, Ballyclare Lim 160kg £610 (381), Henry McConnell, Glenwherry BB 150kg £560 (373), SG Lowry, Glenavy Char 170kg £630 (370).

201-250kg

N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 220kg £780 (354), M Pollock, Castlerock Lim 210kg £690 (328), N and S Wilson Char 210kg £680 (323), local farmer Char 230kg £720 (313), A Stevenson, Armoy Char 220kg £680 (309), M Pollock Lim 240kg £740 (308), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 230kg £700 (304), W Mulholland, Bellaghy Char 270kg £810 (300), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 230kg £685 (297), P and J O’Kane Char 240kg £700 (291), W Mulholland, Bellaghy Char 250kg £715 (286), P and J O’Kane Char 230kg £650 (282), Char 250kg £700 (280), John Glenn, Lisburn Lim 250kg £690 (276), John Kane Char 270kg £735 (272), A and D McAfee, Bushmills Char 300kg £810 (270).

Another super entry of over 3000 sheep in Ballymena on Monday evening resulted in a steady trade. Breeders sold to £152, ewe lambs to £85, stores to £65 and rams to £1300. Leading prices:

Breeders sold to: Simon Loughery, Limavady 6 Tex £152, James Wilson, Antrim 6 Tex £132, 6 Tex £130, P Sheerin, Draperstown 11 BF £125, S and C Buick, Ballymena 4 CB £120, James Wilson 5 Tex £120, P Sheerin 12 BF £116, James Wilson 5 Tex £114, M Fulton, Ballymena 2 CB £112, local farmer 11 Cv £108, James Wilson 7 Tex £106, Kenneth Hanna, Glarryford 2 CB £104, Simon Loughery 10 Tex £102, James Wilson 9 Char £102, Kenneth Hanna 11 Suff £102, Simon Loughery 15 Tex £100, 12 Tex £100, local farmer 12 Cv £100.

Ewe lambs sold to: Robert Workman, Kilwaughter 10 Suff £85, 11 Suff £83, R Thompson, Glenarm 12 Suff £83, Robert Workman 12 CB £82, T McKillop, Glenarm 11 Mule £81, 9 BF £80, Hugh McCambridge, Carnlough 14 Mule £78, Margaret McAllister, Glenavy 7 Dor £78, R Thompson, 14 Suff £76, Robert Workman 12 CB £74, Simon Loughery 7 CB £74, Pat Devine, Londonderry 10 Tex £74, L Devine, Strabane 18 Suff £73, WR Bell, Crumlin 13 Suff £72.50, T Rea, Larne 12 Tex £72, Hugh McCambridge, Carnlough 10 Mule £72.

Store lambs sold to: Colin Alexander, Glenarm 1 Dor £65, D O’Boyle, Broughshane 12 Tex £62, J Boyd, Doagh 10 Suff £60, Mrs EM Boyle, Larne 25 Tex £59.50, Charlie Devlin, Loup 16 Tex £59, JA O’Kane, Carnlough 18 Suff £57.50, 27 Tex £57, John Ellis, Newtownards 10 CB £56, D McCammon, Larne 25 Tex £55.50, TG Miskelly, Ballyclare 12 CB £55, P Murray, Glenariffe 20 Dor £55, JP McAuley, Parkmore 3 Tex £54.50, P Murray, Glenariffe 19 Suff £54.50, RJ McKay and Son, Carnlough 23 Suff £54, James Boyle, Ballyclare 19 Tex £54, Ian Gibson, Broughshane 23 Tex £54, Noel Hamilton, Moorfields 27 Tex £54, JP Kelly, Newtowncrommelin 12 Tex £54, Charlie Devlin, Loup 30 Tex £53, JP McAuley, Parkmore 5 Tex £52.50, A Magee, Kilwaughter 4 CB £52.50, R Thompson, Glenarm 30 Suff £52.50, Alastair Gardner, Magheramourne 31 Suff £52, K Kidd, Broughshane 24 Tex £52, James McQuitty, Ballycarry 13 Tex £52.

An entry of 270 stores in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a sharp trade. Bullocks sold to £650 over for a Char 610kg at £1260 presented by E Patterson, Upper Ballinderry. Heifers sold to £515 over for a Char 510kg at £1025 offered by M McClelland, Doagh.

Bulls/blks 301-400kgs

E and E Nelson, Ballycarry Lim 380kg £810 (213), D McCammon, Larne (3) Lim 400kg £830 (207), Rbt Quee, Ballycarry Lim 360kg £745 (206), D McCammon Lim 400kg £825 (206), R Weatherup, Newtownabbey Lim 350kg £720 (205), JS Coleman, Glarryford Here 400kg £775 (193), R Weatherup, Newtownabbey Lim 350kg £665 (190), A Scott, Glarryford Char 320kg £575 (179), E and E Nelson, Char 370kg £645 (174).

401-500kgs

D Glass, Ballymena Char 440kg £990 (225), Char 410kg £910 (222), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 480kg £1060 (220), D Glass Char 430kg £945 (219), Tom Moorehead, Aughafatten Char 470kg £1030 (219), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 470kg £1030 (219), David Moorhead Char 490kg £1070 (218), D McCammon, Larne Lim 430kg £935 (217), S McAtamney, Knockloughrim Char 460kg £1000 (217), Rbt Workman Char 500kg £1080 (216), Char 450kg £970 (215), Char 490kg £1050 (214), JW Ferris, Ballynure Char 480kg £1020 (212), Jim Kyle, Ahoghill Char 460kg £975 (212), E and E Nelson, Ballycarry Lim 500kg £1050 (210), Reps R Workman, Larne Char 460kg £960 (208).

501kg and over

E and E Nelson, Ballycarry Lim 510kg £1140 (223), Lim 510kg £1120 (219), Tom Moorehead, Aughafatten Char 550kg £1140 (207), E Patterson, Upper Ballinderry Char 610kg £1260 (206), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 510kg £1040 (203), David Moorehead, Aughafatten Char 520kg £1050 (201), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 540kg £1090 (201), D Glass, Ballymena Char 540kg £1090 (201), W Montgomery, Broughshane Char 540kg £1080 (200), local farmer Char 600kg £1200 (200), Char 570kg £1140 (200), Rbt McCullough, Ballyclare Sim 540kg £1080 (200), local farmer (2) Char 600kg £1200 (200).

Heifers 301-400kgs

SJ Kelly, Kells, BB 360kg £750 (208), L Robinson, Glenarm Char 400kg £790 (197), D McCammon, Larne (2) Lim 350kg £670 (191), C Millar, Kilrea Lim 400kg £755 (188), D McCammon Lim 320kg £600 (187), M Convery, Knockloughrim Lim 340kg £635 (186), D McCammon Lim 380kg £700 (184), (2) Lim 370kg £680 (183), E and E Nelson, Ballycarry Lim 350kg £640 (182), JR Beggs, Larne Sal 400kg £730 (182), SJ Kelly BB 330kg £600 (181).

401-500kgs

Michael Convery, Cushendun Lim 470kg £975 (207), JW Ferris, Ballynure Char 420kg £860 (204), E and E Nelson, Ballycarry Lim 410kg £830 (202), R Gowdy, Ballyclare Char 450kg £905 (201), Millar McClelland, Doagh (2) Char 460kg £915 (198), D Patterson, Crumlin Char 470kg £925 (196), C Millar, Kilrea Lim 500kg £980 (196), E and E Nelson Lim 410kg £800 (195), JW Ferris, Ballynure Char 490kg £940 (191), A McCullen, Newtownabbey Char 480kg £920 (191), L Robinson, Glenarm Char 420kg £805 (191), Lim 410kg £785 (191), Millar McClelland, Doagh Char 470kg £900 (191), JW Ferris Char 430kg £820 (190), JR Beggs, Larne Char 420kg £800 (190).

501kg and over

Millar McClelland, Doagh Char 510kg £1025 (201), D Patterson, Crumlin Char 520kg £1010 (194), Ballynure producer Char 570kg £1000 (175), JR Beggs, Larne Char 570kg £990 (173), JW Ferris, Ballynure SH 530kg £920 (173), SH 520kg £900 (173), (2) SH 550kg £940 (170), Char 540kg £910 (168), Michael Convery, Cushendun Char 540kg £905 (167), Robert McCullough, Ballyclare Sim 510kg £840 (164), Sim 520kg £840 (161), A McCullen, Newtownabbey Char 550kg £880 (160).

Prices held firm for 2419 sheep on Wednesday. Fat lambs sold to 304p per kg for a pair of Texels 24kg at £73 each, 22.5kg sold to £65.20 (290p). Cull ewes to £85 for Tex, £68 for CB and £55 for BF.

Lambs up to 24kg

K and L Beacom, Ballywalter 2 Tex 24kg £73 (304), Brian Lyttle, Moorfields 26 Tex 22.5kg £65.20 (289), Rainey Bros, Ballygally 15 Tex 21kg £60.50 (288), M Stirling, Newtownabbey 3 Tex 21kg £60 (285), J Walker, Randalstown 7 Tex 23.5kg £67 (285), I Frew, Cullybackey 7 Dor 22kg £62.50 (284), J Fenton, Glarryford 29 Tex 22kg £62.50 (284), J Gardiner, Ballyclare 5 Tex 23kg £65.20 (283), local farmer 22 Tex 24kg £68 (283), George Crothers, Kells 58 Tex 24kg £68 (283), B Kennedy, Ahoghill 23 Tex 23.5kg £66.50 (283), J McCollum, Carnlough 5 Tex 20.5kg £58 (282), 11 Tex 20.5kg £58 (282), R Hunter, Larne 6 Tex 23kg £65 (282), S Rainey, Ballygally 9 Tex 21kg £59.20 (281), H Hunter, Cairncastle 1 Tex 22kg £62 (281), John Heron, Broughshane 15 Tex 22kg £62 (281).

Heavy lambs sold to: SM Millen, Coleraine 1 Tex 30kg £73, S Scullion, Cargan 5 CB 29.5kg £70, Ian Dodds, Glenwherry 20 Char 27kg £69.80, P Dowds, Glarryford 12 Suff 26.5kg £69.20, Carrigeen farms, Templepatrick 32 Mule 25.5kg £69, 9 Suff 26kg £69, Steven Kerr, Kilwaughter 55 Mule 26.5kg £69, Frank O’Hara, Moorfields 19 Tex 26.5kg £69, SM Millen 2 Tex 28kg £69, W McCurdy, Broughshane 40 Tex 27.5kg £69, D Hamilton, Glenarm 53 Tex 24.5kg £68.80, Mrs S White, Cloughmills 24 Tex 25kg £68.80, Thomas O’Kane, Newtowncrommelin 22 Suff 25.5kg £68.80, K Woodside, Islandmagee 13 Tex 25kg £68.80, Norman McBurney, Moorfields 58 Tex 25.5kg £68.50, Mrs E McCabe, Nutts Corner 14 Suff 25kg £68.50, J Kissack, Ballymena 14 Suff 26.5kg £68.50, Lorraine Woodside, Islandmagee 11 Char 26kg £68.50.