Seasonal show of sheep met with great trade at Armoy

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A seasonal show of 758 head met with a great trade for Fat Hoggets and Fat Ewes. Breeding sheep were easier in price.

Fat Hoggets sold to £98.50, Fat Ewes to £106 and Breeders sold to a top of £152.

FAT HOGGETS: T Wilson, Armoy, 27kgs £98.50. Paul McAlister, Kilrea, 30kgs £91.50. Gary Andrews, Ballyclare, 28kgs £91.00. John McKeague, Ballycastle, 27kgs £92.00. Boyd Ramsay, Ballymoney, 26kgs £90.00. Edwin Irwin, Coleraine, 27kgs £90.00. I Strawbridge, Coleraine, 25kgs £90.50. G Andrews, Ballyclare, 26kgs £90.00. Mervyn Orr, 27kgs £90.00. Jennifer McCurdy, Bushmills, 27kgs £90.00. J P McKillop, Cushendall, 26kgs £90.00. J McKeague, Ballycastle, 26kgs £90.00. R Strawbridge, Coleraine, 24kgs £90.50. C Knox, Ballymoney, 23kgs £88.50. Robt McKendry, Bushmills, 22kgs £87.00.

FAT EWES: Edwin Irwin, Coleraine, 1 Tex, £106. T Wilson, Armoy, 11 Tex, £104. Edwin Irwin, Coleraine, 1 Suff, £103. S McDonnell, Ballycastle, 2 Suff, £92.00. Wm Witherow, Ballymoney, 7 Suff, £95.00. T McGarry, Loughguile, 3 c/b’s £87.00. F McCaughan, Bushmills, 9 Suff, £79.00. David Marshall, Cloughmills, 4 c/b’s £79.00. Andrew Jamison, Stranocum, 2 c/b’s £78.00. Paul Sloan, Ballymoney, 1 Tex, £80.00.

BREEDING EWES & LAMBS: N McClure, Ballymoney, 1 Ewe, 2 Lambs, £152, 1 Ewe, 2 Lambs, £144, 4 Ewes, 8 Lambs, £140, 2 Ewes, 3 Lambs, £145. Philip Sleeman, Limavady, 1 Ewes, 2 Lambs, £150. Eamonn McKeegan, Cushendall, 1 Ewe, 2 Lambs, £146, 2 Ewes, 3 Lambs, £111. John Campbell, Ballybogey, 3 Ewes, 3 Lambs, £118, 3 Ewes, 6 Lambs, £128. N McClure, Ballymoney, 2 Ewes, 3 Lambs, £128, 2 Ewes, 2 Lambs, £126. Hugh McNeill, Ballycastle, 2 Ewes, 6 Lambs, £126. G Harkin, Limavady, 2 Ewes, 4 Lambs, £128. Pat Kane, Ballycastle, (in-lamb Ewes), 4 £110, 7, £104.

Pet Lambs sold to £18 with almost 70 head on offer, poorer lots were hard to sell.

Almost 200 head of cattle were offered for sale at the Easter Monday sale held last week. Trade was excellent with steers selling to a top of £1,230, heifers sold to £980, Fat Cows made up to £1,165 and Suckler’s to £1,200.

STEERS: Alistair Glass, Ballycastle, Lim, 680kgs £1,230, 640kgs £1,100, 650kgs £1,195, 550kgs £1,035. Graham Thompson, Ballymoney, Char, 670kgs £1,100. R McGinley, Ballymoney, Lim, 505kgs £940, 580kgs £950, 580kgs £950, 600kgs £1,000. D McAlister, Ballycastle, A/A, 520kgs £970. S McCloskey, Loughguile, A/A, 550kgs £950, 530kgs £955, 465kgs £820, 480kgs £870, 500kgs £910. Vincent Hughes, Martinstown, A/A, 430kgs £780, 355kgs £640, 440kgs £790. Adam Kerr, Ahoghill, Lim, 400kgs £770. M Marshall, Clough, B/B, 360kgs £635, 400kgs £705, 405kgs £710, 360kgs £675, 380kgs £660, 370kgs £700. Colm McCloskey, Loughguile, Friesian’s, 456kgs £790, 505kgs £680, 515kgs £680.

HEIFERS: Robert Skelton, Ballymoney, A/A, 450kgs £925, 485kgs £970, 450kgs £980, 480kgs £940, 420kgs £755, 450kgs £825, 415kgs £770, 480kgs £865, 460kgs £790, 470kgs £785, 460kgs £810. G Thompson, Ballymoney, Char, 600kgs £920, 515kgs £855, 480kgs £775. V Hughes, Martinstown, Lim, 420kgs £690, 340kgs £545. D Mathews, Ballycastle, B/B’s, 290kgs £550, 300kgs £550.

FAT COWS/BULLS: Sam McCollum, Bushmills, S/H, 710kgs £1,055, 760kgs £1,165. Ray Austin Ballymoney, S/H Bull, 1,070kgs £1,000. Lyle Morrison, Dervock, Fres, 680kgs £660. C McFall, Bushmills, A/A, 600kgs £660, 540kgs £500. N Acheson, Armoy, HOL, 800kgs £750, 610kgs £520.

SUCKLERS: Portglenone Farmer, (in-calf Heifers), £1,200, £1,160, £1,100, £1,130, £1,140, £1,140, £1,070, £1,100, £1,080, £1,090, £1,070, £1,100. G Yarr, Lisburn, (in-calf Heifers), £1,160, £1,000.

Sale every Monday night at 7.00pm

Auctioneers: Daniel McAlister & Son