Very good trade in cattle at Armoy

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The first cattle sale of 2016 saw just over 80 head sold in a very good trade.

Steers sold to £910 for a 490kgs A/A steer, heifers to £980 for a 530kgs Lim heifer, cows and calves made up to £1,250, fat cows to £775 for 500kgs.

STEERS: Maghera producer, A/As 490kgs £910, 480kgs £910, 440kgs £865, 450kgs £860, 450kgs £876, 450kgs £876. Jas Delargy, Cushendall, Lim, 330kgs £710, 350kgs £700, 350kgs £705, 300kgs £650, 300kgs £620. Kilrea producer, A/A, 430kgs £870, 450kgs £876, 400kgs £865, 460kgs £880, 470kgs £880. C and R Gillan, Bushmills, Lim, 350kgs £700, 390kgs £740.

HEIFERS: A Devlin, Ballycastle, Chars, 430kgs £820, 480kgs £895, 460kg £850, 440kgs £800, 450kgs £800, 470kgs £820, 450kgs £800. Wilson Farms, Armoy, Lim, 200kgs £450, 250kgs £425. Liam McDonnell, Ballycastle, Char, 260kgs £515. John Laverty, Armoy, Lim, 530kgs £980. Ian Stewart, Ballymoney, B/B, 370kgs £595. John Cassley, Armoy, Char, 360kgs £675, 400kgs £690, 340kgs £625.

SUCKLERS: S Moore, heifer/bull calf, £1,250.

FAT COWS/BULLS: Eugene Gillan, Ballymena, B/B, 590kgs £700. Robt Montgomery, Dervock, B/B, 500kgs £775.

A good turnout of 786 sheep were offered for sale at the first sheep sale of 2016, fat lambs sold to £82.00. Fat ewes sold to £82.00. The first ewes and lambs of 2016 sold to a top price of £168.

FAT HOGGETS: A B Wilson, Armoy, 25kgs £82.00. J Devlin, Armoy, 26kgs £78.00. J Anderson, Bushmills, 23 ½kgs £77.00. Henry McKay, Carnlough, 26kgs £77.00. Edwin Irwin, Coleraine, 28kgs £76.00. J and J Ferguson, Bushmills, 26kgs £75.00. Dundarave Properties, Bushmills, 25kgs £74.00. Chirs McKernan, Ballymoney, 24kgs £74.40. Pat Kane, Bushmills, 24kgs £74.00. Chars Knox, Ballymoney, 23kgs £73.80. Robt Sinclair, Bushmills, 23 ½kgs £74.00. Bushmills Producer, 24kgs £74.00. John Todd, Ballycastle, 23kgs £72.60. Joe Murphy, Cushendun, B/F lambs, 23kgs £73.20. William Kane, Ballycastle, 22kgs £69.00. John Jamieson, Armoy, 23kgs £73.00. F McCurry, Cushendall, 22 ½kgs £71.40.

STORE LAMBS: G McAlister, Kilrea, 18 Tex, £68.00. Pat Kane, Bushmills, 5 Texel’s, £65.00. Albert Boyd, Cloughmills, 53 c/b, £66.00. Boyd Jamison, Armoy, 11 Ted, £67.00. Garvagh Producer, 24 b/f, £47.70. Robt Sinclair, Bushmills, 5 Tex, £56.00. Pat Kane, Ballycastle, 5 Tex, £64.00. Wm Kane, Ballycastle, 5 Tex, £69.00. Claire Lynn, Armoy, 10 Tex, £56.00. Francis McCaughan, Ballycastle, 4 Tex, £63.00. Robt Darragh, Rasharkin, 8 Llyns, £54.20.

BREEDING EWES: C McClafferty, Armoy, 3 ewes, 6 lambs, £168, 2 ewes, 4 lambs £150.

FAT EWES & RAMS: Dessie Henry, Cloughmills, c/bs £82.00. Jas Anderson, Bushmills, Chars, £75.00. Edwin Irwin, Coleraine, Suffolks, £70.00. G Kelly, Ballycastle, Texels, £60.00. J Bartlett, Armoy, Texels, £60.00. F McKinney, Ballymoney, Texels, £64.00. Wm Moore, Macsoquin, c/bs £61.50. Henry McKay, Carnlough, B/F, £57.00.

Sale every Wednesday night. Sheep sold as they arrive.