Top price of £300 paid for pen of outstanding hoggets at Armoy

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The annual Blackface Larnark sale at Armoy Mart is now established as one of the top sales in Ireland to source quality Lanark bred stock.

The top price of £300 was paid to Karl O’Mullan of Rasharkin for a pen of outstanding hoggets. Meanwhile ewe lambs sold to £150 twice with a total turnout of 2,971 head on offer.

LEADING PRICES: Karl O’Mullan, Rasharkin, 5, £300. Trevor Butler, Ballycastle, 10, £250, 10, £225. Chas Philips, Draperstown, 10, £210, 10, £200, 10, 202, 10, £190, 10, £180. Michelle Wright, Carnlough, 10, £200, 12, £200, 12, £200, 12, £160, 28, £155, 14, £150. Eamon McKeegan, Cushendall, 10, £240, 10, £200, 10, £180, 8, £170, 20, £150. A and S P McCarry, Loughguile, 15, £215, 15, £205, 15, £170. H McGilligan, Park, 12, £175, 12, £170. Doraville Estate, Plumbridge, 10, £170, 11, £165, 10, £200, 11, £160, 10, £150, 10, £150, 11, £160, 12, £152, 11, £150. Joe Dickson, Draperstown, 10, £260, 10, £160, 11, £165, 11, £160, 11, £165, 11, £160, 11, £150. J G McNeill, Cushendun, 14, £150, 14, £150. John Mccalmont, Glenarm, 14, £152. J A Kerr, Loughguile, 10, £155.

EWE LAMBS: Noel McQuaid, Ballycastle, 10, £140. Camillus Conway, Draperstown, 10, £150. Karl O’Mullan, Rasharkin, 9, £150. Desmond McCollum, Loughguile, 10, £104. Thomas McLaughlin, Dungiven, 12, £110, 12, £106. Nigel McLenaghan, Coleraine, 12, £104. Jonathan Kerr, Coleraine, 11, £108.

Auctioneers: Daniel McAlister and Son.