Beef cows sell £1,672 for 820kg at Ballymena Mart

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An entry of 230 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday resulted in a terrific trade.

Beef cows sold to 204p for BB 820kg at £1,672, Fr cows to 130p for 820kg at £1,066, beef heifers to 215p for 560kg at £1,204, beef bullocks to 211p for 590kg at £1,244. Friesian bullocks to 150p for 530kg at £795.

Beef cow sold to: McKinney Bros, Maghera, BB 820kg £1,672 (204), Mark McAuley, Belfast, Lim 530kg, £879 (166), McKinney Bros, Maghera, Lim 810kg, £1,328 (164), D Hume, Randalstown, Lim 820kg, £1,320 (161), Dale Robinson, Glenarm, BB 720kg, £1,152 (160), John Beggs, Whitehead, BB 540kg, £831 (154), D Hume, Lim 920kg, £1,380 (150), R Shaw, Rasharkin, Char 560kg, £823 (147), J and S Bailey, Ballycastle, Lim 680kg, £992 (146), local farmer Lim 810kg, £1,166 (144), Ian Gibson, Broughshane, AA 650kg, £929 (143), D Hume, Lim 770kg, £1,093 (142), J A Campbell, Randalstown, BB 640kg, £896 (140), C McErlean, Portglenone, Here 570kg, £798 (140), R McNabney, Broughshane, Lim 560kg, £784 (140), P McIlrath, Glarryford, Lim 650kg, £903 (139), Ian Rea, Crumlin, Char 700kg, £959 (137), I Beggs, Whitehead, Lim 710kg, £951 (134), Patrick McSparron, Cushendun, Sim 550kg, £731 (133), local farmer, Lim 700kg, £924 (132), J and C Kane, Ballycastle, Sim 520kg, £686 (132).

Friesian cows sold to: T and S Clyde, Straid, 820kg £1,066 (130), D McKay, Broughshane, 670kg, £850 (127), McGookin Farming, Ballyclare, 800kg £1,008 (126), W and H J Nicholl, Ahoghill, 560kg, £694 (124), D McAuley, Toomebridge, 740kg, £888 (120), local farmer 500kg, £580 (116), A Bell, Nutts Corner, 720kg, £835 (116), local farmer 550kg, £638 (116), D McKay, Broughshane, 670kg, £777 (116), D W Graham, Clough, 630kg, £718 (114), A Bell, Nutts, Corner 630kg, £718 (114), McGookin Farming 670kg, £757 (113), Joseph Adams, Ballymena, 610kg, £689 (113), D McAuley, 840kg, £949 (113), Ballybracken Farms 700kg, £791 (113), David Wallace, Antrim, 620kg, £694 (112), Ballybracken Farms 650kg, £728 (112), David Wallace 740kg, £821 (111), T and J Mackey, Ballynure, 600kg, £660 (110), I Stewart, Bushmills, 650kg, £715 (110), David Wallace 800kg, £880 (110), W R Hamilton, Broughshane, 680kg, £748 (110).

Beef heifers sold to: W Kirkpatrick, Dundrod, 560kg, £1,204 (215), J F Savage, Ballywalter, Lim 580kg, £1,223 (211), Oliver Duffin, Cargan, Char 610kg, £1,287 (211), J F Savage, Lim 630kg, £1,297 (206), R Brown and Partners, Greyabbey, Blonde 610kg, £1,250 (205), J F Savage, Lim 640kg, £1,312 (205), Ian Rea, Crumlin, Char 630kg, £1,291 (205), J F Savage, Lim 640kg, £1,305 (204), J A Campbell, Randalstown, BB 600kg, £1,200 (200), C McErlean, Portglenone, Lim 680kg, £1,271 (187), J F Savage, Lim 560kg, £1041 (186), Lim 610kg, £1,128 (185), R B Kerr, Broughshane, Par 480kg, £888 (185), J F Savage, Lim 690kg, £1,269 (184), Lim 600kg, £1,098 (183), C McErlean, Here, 700kg, £1,274 (182), R Brown and Partners, Lim 540kg, £982 (182), J F Savage, Lim 560kg, £1,019 (182), W Kirkpatrick, Dundrod, Lim 570kg, £1,037 (182), Lim 570kg, £1,026 (180), Knox Farms, Broughshane, Char 680kg, £1,224 (180), Char 720kg, £1,296 (180).

Beef bullocks sold to: J F Savage, Ballywalter, Lim 590kg, £1,244 (211), Lim 570kg, £1,191 (209), John McKeague, Dunloy, Char 640kg, £1,337 (209), Nevin Brown, Ballycastle, Char 690kg, £1,435 (208), John McKeague, Dunloy, Char 700kg, £1,442 (206), Nevin Brown, Ballycastle, Char 620kg, £1,271 (205), Char 810kg, £1,652 (204), Leo McFall, Ahoghill, Char 650kg, £1,313 (202), Nevin Brown, Char 620kg, £1,246 (201), Leo McFall, Char 650kg, £1,300 (200), H McCullough, Randalstown, Lim 590kg, £1,174 (199), Thornton Farm, Lisburn, Lim 640kg, £1,267 (198), Mrs Muriel Magee, Lisburn, Lim 510kg, £1,004 (197), Thornton Farm, Char 650kg, £1,274 (196), H McCullough, Randalstown, Char 660kg, £1,293 (196), Mrs Muriel Magee, Upper Ballinderry, Lim 520kg, £1,019 (196), John McKeague, Dunloy, Char 630kg, £1,228 (195), Char 700kg, £1,365 (195), Thornton Farms, Char 610kg, £1,171 (192), Leo McFall, Ahoghill, Sim 630kg, £1,197 (190), T J A and R Kennedy, Cullybackey, Par 660kg, £1,247 (189), Par 620kg, £1,153 (186), Nevin Brown, Ballycastle, Char 590kg, £1,091 (185), T J A and R Kennedy, Par 640kg, £1,177 (184).

Friesian bullocks sold to: Alfie Rocke, Larne, 530kg, £795 (150), W Kerr, Glarryford, 520kg, £780 (150), Alfie Rocke, 580kg, £864 (149), M Jamison, Larne, 560kg, £834 (149), I W and A T McCaughey, Broughshane, 560kg, £812 (145), J McCann, Lurgan, 430kg, £580 (135), 450kg, £598 (133), 460kg, £607 (132), 400kg, £512 (128), W Kerr, 580kg, £736 (127).

30 dairy cows and heifers sold to £1650 for a calved heifer from Ivan Jackson, Ballynure. Ruling prices: Ivan Jackson, Ballynure, £1,650, £1,630, Thomas Carlisle £1,620, Bolton Bros, Maghera, £1,500, £1,480, R H and H A Shanks, Dunadry, £1,480, John Hunter, Crumlin, £1,460, S Dunlop, Dundrod, £1,440, W G Johnston, Ligoniel, £1,380, Sam Wallace, Broughshane, £1,320, D W Graham, Ballymena, £1,250, £1,210, R H and H A Shanks £1,160, T and J Mackey, Ballynure (2) £1,120, Wm Rea, Crumlin, £1,120, Ivan Jackson, £1,060.

A good entry of 20 breeding bulls sold well to 4,400gns for a Char from Victor Chestnutt, Bushmills. Ruling prices: Victor Chestnutt, Bushmills, Char 4,400gns, Char 4,000gns, Char 3,500gns, C Chestnutt, Bushmills, AA 2,900gns, S McNamara, Portaferry, Char £2,900, C Chestnutt, AA, 2,800gns, AA, 2,800gns, Victor Chestnutt, Char, 2,600gns, E Gregg, Ahoghill, Sal, £2,600, C Chestnutt, AA, 2,500gns, AA, 2,500gns, AA, 2,500gns, BB 2,500gns, Victor Chestnutt, Char 2,500gns, C Chestnutt 2,400gns, Victor Chestnutt, Char 2,200gns, S McNamara, Char, £2,200.

25 lots of sucklers sold to £1,590 for a Lim cow with bull calf at foot. Ruling prices: T F Reid, Glenavy, Lim £1,590, Lim £1,500, M McBride, Crumlin, Sal £1,350, Sal, £1,200, W E Adamson, Carrickfergus, Sou, £1,180, John Lennox, Kilrea, Lim, £1,160, M McBride, Crumlin, Here, £1,100, SH, £1,100, Here, £1,080, W E Adamson, Sou, £1,070, M McBride, Here, £1,030, Wm Hamilton and Son, Doagh, AA, £1,000, M McBride, £1,000, Wm Hamilton and Son, BB, £970, Lim, £950, Lim, £950, M McBride, Here, £900, Here, £900, J McLaughlin, Aughafatten, Par, £870, M McBride, Here, £800, R Hessin, Moneymore, BB, £765, local farmer, Here £750, Lim, £750, R Hessin, BB, £750.

253 lots in ring three - £390 for a one month old Char bull, £350 for a Lim heifer (four months old).

Ruling prices for beef bred bull calves: A McMinn, Larne, Char, £390, M Martin, Randalstown, Lim, £375, Sam Kennedy, Doagh, BB, £370, Leslie Wilson, Doagh, Sim, £365, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner, Char, £360, Alastair McBurney, Clough, Lim, £360, David Donnan, AA, £355, Leslie Wilson, Sim, £350, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner, BB, £350, R W Kane, Ballycastle, Lim, £345, Robin Bingham, Char, £345, W J Bond, Eglinton, Lim, £340, Lim, £340, Lim, £340, Robin Bingham, Char, £340, R McCormick, Armoy, Sim, £340.

Heifer calves sold to: D McKay, Broughshane, Lim, £350, Jonathan McGuckian, Randalstown, BB, £340, Samuel Kennedy, Doagh, BB, £335, Jonathan McGuckian, Here, £330, Leslie Wilson, Sim, £315, Sim, £300, R Thompson, Glenarm, Sim, £295, D S Wharry, Glenarm, Blonde, £290, H Alcorn, Limavady, BB, £290, R McCormick, Armoy, AA, £290, local farmer Blonde, £265, David Donnan, Donaghadee, AA, £260, D S Wharry, Glenarm, Blonde £255, A McMinn, Larne, Char, £255, Char, £250, local farmer, Here, £245.

Friesian bull calves sold to: J Dowds, Moorfields, (2) £215, R McCormick, Armoy, £215, Wm Hoey, Ballymena, £200, Greenmount College, £190, £180, Wm Pearson, Newtownards, £175, B E Montgomery, Ballymena, £170, Alastair McBurney, Clough, (3) £155, £155, N Alexander, Gracehill, £145, R W Kane, Ballycastle, £145, Samuel Kennedy, Doagh, £135, W Irvine, Dundrod, £125.

Another terrific show of 450 weanlings resulted in a super trade. Bullocks sold to £640 over for a Char 340kg at £980 presented by Mrs M Foster, Kells. Heifers sold to £550 over for a Char 350kg at £900 offered by O Wilson, Dungiven.

Heifers 0-250kgs

W McCurdy, Broughshane, Char, 240kg, £655 (272), local farmer, Char, 250kg, £640 (256), R Martin, Dunloy, Char 250kg, £635 (254), Char 250kg, £630 (252), J S Dunn, Straid, (2) Lim, 200kg, £500 (250), W McCurdy, Broughshane, Char, 250kg, £620 (248), Martin McGarry, Broughshane, Lim, 230kg, £570 (247), D Elliott, Brookeborough, Char, 250kg, £615 (246), R McAuley, Ballyclare, Char, 190kg, £465 (244), D O’Loan, Aughafatten, Sim, 220kg, £535 (243), D O’Loan, Sim, 230kg, £550 (239), A Magee Snr, Kilwaughter, (4) Char, 210kg, £500 (238).

251-300kgs

Alexander Ross, Newtownards, BB, 280kg, £730 (260), A Kennedy, Millbrook, Lim, 300kg, £775 (258), Martin McGarry, Broughshane, Lim, 290kg, £740 (255), W McCurdy, Broughshane, Char, 290kg, £740 (255), A Kennedy, Lim, 290kg, £735 (253), D O’Loan, Aughafatten, Blonde 300kg, £755 (251), R Martin, Dunloy, Char 270kg, £675 (250), Rebecca McIlwaine, Cushendall, Lim, 300kg, £745 (248), J and R McKeown, Aughafatten, Char 280kg, £695 (248), Anne Nicholson, Monkstown, Lim 270kg, £670 (248), David White, Broughshane, Lim, 300kg, £740 (246), Mrs M Foster, Kells, Char, 290kg, £715 (246), Anne Nicholson, Lim 290kg, £700 (241), Patrick Delargy, Glenariffe, Blonde, 300kg, £720 (240), I Beggs, Whitehead, Lim, 300kg, £720 (240), Anne Nicholson, Char, 280kg, £670 (239).

301-350kgs

R Martin, Dunloy, Char, 320kg, £855 (267), O Wilson, Dungiven, Char, 350kg, £900 (257), Alexander Ross, Newtownards, Lim, 320kg, £800 (250), Lim, 340kg, £840 (247), W McCurdy, Broughshane, Char, 340kg, £825 (242), Char, 310kg, £750 (241), Anne Nicholson, Lim, 340kg, £810 (238), Alexander Ross, Lim, 320kg, £760 (237), J McHenry, Mosside, Char, 350kg, £830 (237), Alexander Ross, Lim, 340kg, £805 (236), A Cudden, Castledawson, Lim, 340kg, £805 (236), John McManus, Portaferry, Lim, 340kg, £800 (235), Mrs M Foster, Sal, 340kg, £800 (235), Adrain Marks, Portglenone, (2) Lim, 340kg, £800 (235), Alexander Ross, Lim, 320kg, £740 (231).

351kg and over

Adrian Marks, Portglenone, Lim, 370kg, £850 (229), John McManus, Portaferry, Char, 360kg, £820 (227), John Beggs, Whitehead, Lim 360kg, £810 (225), O Wilson, Dungiven, Char 360kg, £810 (225), Char 380kg, £850 (223), R J McWhinney, Portaferry, Sim, 370kg, £815 (220), I Beggs, Whitehead, Lim, 400kg, £880 (220), O Wilson, Char, 360kg, £790 (219), John Thompson, Bushmills, Lim, 360kg, £785 (218), J McHenry, Mosside, Char 370kg, £800 (216), John Beggs, Whitehead, Lim, 370kg, £800 (216), Lim, 370kg, £790 (213), Alexander Ross, Newtownards, Lim, 370kg, £790 (213), B Magee, Cushendun, Char, 380kg, £810 (213), John Thompson, Bushmills, Lim, 370kg, £785 (212), I Beggs, Whitehead, Lim, 370kg, £785 (212).

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs

R McAuley, Ballyclare, Char 190kg, £570 (300), D Elliott, Brookeborough, Char 240kg, £680 (283), Martin McGarry, Broughshane, Limv 250kg, £700 (280), W J Smyth, Aghalee, Lim, 250kg, £680 (272), R McAuley, Char, 220kg, £590 (268), Lim, 250kg, £670 (268), D O’Loan, Aughafatten, Sim, 200kg, £520 (260), D Elliott, Char, 250kg, £650 (260), AAv 230kgv £590 (256), D O’Loan, Sim, 160kg, £410 (256), Alex Magee, Larne, Lim, 200kg, £500 (250), R McAuley, Blonde, 200kg, £500 (250), local farmer, Char, 250kg, £600 (240), N Alexander, Glenarm, St, 180kg, £405 (225), D O’Loan, Aughfatten, Sim, 240kg, £535 (222), Sim, 250kg, £550 (220).

251-300kgs

R Martin, Dunloy, Char, 270kg, £835 (309), David Boyd, Knockagh, Char, 270kg, £800 (296), W McCurdy, Broughshane, Char, 260kg, £770 (296), R Martin, Char 270kg, £780 (288), W McCurdy, Char 300kg, £865 (288), J and R McKeown, Aughfatten, Char 280kg, £790 (282), Martin McCann, Randalstown, Lim, 270kg, £755 (279), D J and R White, Broughshane, Char, 270kg, £750 (277), J and R McKeown, Char, 290kg, £800 (275), Martin McCann, Lim, 300kg, £825 (275), local farmer, Char, 290kg, £795 (274), Anne Nicholson, Monkstown, Char, 300kg, £820 (273), W McCurdy, Broughshane, Lim 280kg, £760 (271), Simon Moore, Aldergrove, Lim, 290kg, £780 (269), Anne Nicholson, Lim, 280kg, £750 (267), W R Wilson, Ballymena, Char, 300kg, £795 (265).

301-350kgs

W McCurdy, Broughshane, Char 330kg, £960 (290), Mrs M Foster, Kells, Char, 340kg, £980 (288), W McCurdy, Char, 330kg, £920 (278), D J and R White, Broughshane, Char, 340kg, £945 (277), David Boyd, Newtownabbey, Char, 350kg, £940 (268), Miss J Gilliland, Muckamore, (2) Lim, 320kg, £850 (265), Dan Boyle, Dunloy, (3) Par, 330kg, £870 (263), Miss J Gilliland, Lim, 340kg, £895 (263), Simon Moore, Aldergrove, Lim, 330kg, £865 (262), Anne Nicholson, Monkstown, (2) Lim, 310kg, £800 (258), A S Millar, Antrim, Char, 340kg, £870 (255), Martin McCann, Randalstown, Lim, 320kg, £815 (254).

351kg and over

A S Millar, Antrim, Char 360kg, £955 (265), David Boyd, Knockagh, Char, 370kg, £960 (259), O Wilson, Dungiven, Char, 380kg, £975 (256), Anne Nicholson, Monkstown, Char, 380kg, £960 (252), David Boyd, Char, 380kg, £960 (252), A S Millar, Antrim, Char, 380kg, £940 (247), R McCullough, Milebush, Lim, 360kg, £890 (247), O Wilson, Char, 400kg, £985 (246), A Cudden, Castledawson, Char, 370kg, £910 (246), A S Millar, Char, 360kg, £880 (244), Simon Moore, Aldergrove, Lim, 360kg, £875 (243), A J Wilson, Char, 370kg, £890 (240), R McCullough, Lim, 380kg, £910 (239), Sidney Rea, Straid, Char, 370kg, £885 (239), Char, 360kg, £860 (238), R Montgomery, Kells, Char, 360kg, £840 (233).

A smaller entry of sheep in Ballymena on Monday evening resulted in a steady trade.

Ewes and lambs sold to £190, in lamb ewes to £132, store lambs to £76 and pet lambs to £46.

Leading prices for ewes with lambs: J S and C S Hamilton, Greyabbey 5 Suff ewes and 5 lambs £190, Brian Weatherup, Carrickfergus 3 Tex ewes and 6 lambs £165, Aidan Scullion, Glenarm 1 Tex ewe and 2 lambs £150, Gerard Scullion, Glenarm 1 Tex ewe and 2 lambs £144, J Grieves, Claudy 2 Tex ewes and 3 lambs £140, Richard Wilson, Ballyclare 4 Tex ewes and 7 lambs £138, J Grieves 4 Suff ewes and 4 lambs £132, 2 Tex ewes and 3 lambs £128, 2 Tex ewes and 3 lambs £125, Richard Wilson 5 CB ewes and 7 lambs £124, 4 Suff ewes and 5 lambs £120.

In lamb ewes sold to: R J Lyle, Larne 8 CB ewes £132, 9 CB ewes £128, Wm McCroary, Broughshane 10 CB ewes £120, R J Lyle 5 Suff ewes £110, 4 Suff ewes £108, J Glenn, Castlerock 11 CB ewes £108, R J Lyle 4 Suff ewes £102.

A good entry of 200 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a terrific trade.

Bullocks sold to £710 over for a AA 630kg at £1,340 offered by G Kernohan, Randalstown. Heifers sold to £625 over for a Sim 610kg at £1,235 presented by K Gawn, Kells.

Heifers up to 500kgs

D Logan, Randalstown, Char, 500kg, £1,050 (210), D Thompson, Bushmills, Lim, 400kg, £830 (207), W Ward and Sons, Crumlin, AA, 500kg, £1,035 (207), D Logan, Lim, 470kg, £960 (204), Char, 480kg, £960 (200), Char, 500kg, £1,000 (200), Char, 500kg, £990 (198), W Ward and Son, Crumlin, AA, 480kg, £945 (196), D Logan, Char, 490kg, £950 (193), W Ward and Sons, AA, 460kg, £890 (193), Pat Devine, Feeny, AA, 390kg, £745 (191), (2) AA, 350kg, £660 (188), AA, 350kg, £660 (188), W Ward and Sons, AA, 490kg, £910 (185), Pat Devine, (2) Lim, 320kg, £590 (184).

501kg and over

A Baxter, Ballyclare, Char 540kg, £1,105 (204), Kenneth Gawn, Kells, Sim 610kg, £1,235 (202), B Smyth, Randalstown, Char, 560kg, £1,075 (192), Sam Smyth, Kells, Lim, 560kg, £1,040 (185), Kenneth Gawn, Sim 560kg, £1,040 (185), Sam Smyth, Lim, 580kg, £1,065 (183), B Smyth, Randalstown, Char, 540kg, £990 (183), W Ward and Sons, Crumlin, AA, 560kg, £1,020 (182), J Frew, Kells, Lim 520kg, £940 (180).

Bullocks 0-500kgs

C and M White, Aughafatten, Char 350kg, £980 (280), Ivan Wallace, Doagh, Lim 330kg, £790 (239), C and M White, Char, 400kg, £930 (232), C Tinsdale, Carnlough, Char, 470kg, £1,090 (231), Michael Hesketh, Antrim, Lim, 450kg, £1035 (230), Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner, Lim 350kg, £800 (228), Ivan Wallace, Lim, 370kg, £840 (227), C and M White, Sim, 360kg, £815 (226), S Murray, Crumlin, Sal, 380kg, £860 (226), Michael Hesketh, Antrim, Par, 480kg, £1,075 (224), Ivan Wallace, Doagh, (2) Lim, 400kg, £885 (221), M Wilson, Ballymena, Char, 480kg, £1,040 (216), C and M White, Char, 450kg, £970 (215), Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner, Lim 440kg, £925 (210), G McMaster, Broughshane, Char 440kg, £920 (209).

501kg and over

C Tinsdale, Carnlough, Lim, 520kg, £1,145 (220), Lim, 520kg, £1,120 (215), Kenneth Gawn, Kells, Sim, 530kg, £1,140 (215), J Smyth, Randalstown, Char, 580kg, £1,245 (214), C Tinsdale, Carnlough, Lim, 530kg, £1,135 (214), A Baxter, Ballyclare, Char, 510kg, £1,090 (213), J Smyth, Char, 550kg, £1,175 (213), George Kernohan, Randalstown, AA, 630kg, £1,340 (212), J Smyth, Char, 570kg, £1,210 (212), Michael Hesketh, Lim, 590kg, £1,250 (211), Par 520kg, £1,100 (211), S O’Kane, Upperlands, Char, 590kg, £1,235 (209), A Baxter, Ballyclare, Char, 520kg, £1,085 (208), C Tinsdale, Carnlough, Lim, 520kg, £1,080 (207), Michael Hesketh, Lim, 610kg, £1,265 (207), S Murray, Crumlin, Sal, 520kg, £1,070 (205).

An entry of 1,408 sheep in Ballymena resulted in a sharp trade. Fat hoggets sold to 380p for a pen of 36 Texels 23.5kg at £89.50 offered by S Hall, Monkstown and to a top per head of £93 for a pen of heavy Suff presented by W J McClintock, Glenwherry. Fat ewes sold to £104.

Fat hoggets (1211)

Top prices per kg: W and D Millar, Antrim 3 Tex 19kg, £74.50 (392), Stephen Hall, Monkstown 36 Tex 23.5kg, £89.50 (380), David Boyd, Knockagh 56 BF 21.5kg, £81 (376), I Montgomery, Glenwherry 11 BF 23.5kg, £88.50 (376), W and D Millar, Antrim 2 Tex 17kg, £64 (376), L Weatherup, Ballyclare 22 Tex 24kg, £90 (375), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter 2 Tex 24kg, £90 (375), local farmer 27 Tex 24kg, £90 (375), W and D Millar 12 Tex 23.5kg, £87.80 (373), Raymond Andrews, Kells 12 Dor 21.5kg, £80 (372), F D Farquhar, Moorfields 3 Dor 21kg, £78 (371), Adrian Rainey, Ahoghill 13 Tex, 23.5kg £87 (370), N Rainey, Randalstown 9 Tex 22.5kg, £82.50 (366), I Montgomery 9 CB 25kg, £91 (364), S Gregg, Glarryford 9 Tex 24kg, £87 (362), I Montgomery 23 BF 23.5kg, £85 (361), Mrs S White, Glarryford 40 Tex 20.5kg, £74 (361), Kim Steele Nicholson, Antrim 5 Suff 24.5kg, £88 (359), 7 Suff 24.5kg, £88 (359), Richard Cowan, Magheramourne 33 Suff 24.5kg, £88 (359), B Smyth, Randalstown 32 CB 24kg, £86 (358), M Esler, Ballymena 16 Tex 21kg, £77 (358), Daniel Ross, Cullybackey 7 Tex 21.5kg, £77 (358), Kim Steele Nicholson 2 Tex 21.5kg, £77 (358).

Top prices per head: W J McClintock, Glenwherry 1 Suff 29kg, £93, Robert Gault, Ballyclare 1 Dor 33kg, £92, R and S Graham, Dundrod 11 Suff 29kg, £91.80, David Hyndman 25 CB 27kg, £91.50, Robert Boville, Toome 26 Tex 28.5kg, £91, W J Hanna, Ballyclare 14 Tex 25.5kg, £91, W and N Martin, Broughshane 20 Tex 27.5kg, £91, 1 Tex 27.5kg, £91, I Montgomery, Glenwherry 9 CB 25kg, £91, T Rea, 21 Tex 26kg, £91, Norman McBurney, Moorfields 18 Char 25.5kg, £90, A Kennedy, Millbrook 30 BF 29kg, £90, L Weatherup, Ballyclare 22 Tex 24kg, £90, R Brown, Ballymena 22 Tex 25.5kg, £90, George Forsythe 13 CB 27kg, £90, J Murray, Ballymoney 3 Tex 28.5kg, £90, J and M Farlow, Macosquin 11 Tex 26kg, £90, Robin Nicholson, Monkstown 61 Tex 26.5kg, £90, W S McConnell, Ballyclare 32 Suff 26kg, £90, P McConnell, Aughnacloy 14 Suff 26kg, £90, Hamilton Alexander, Glenarm 1 Cv 29kg, £90, Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter 2 Tex 24kg, £90, local farmer 27 Tex 24kg, £90, Hugh McCambridge, Carnlough 54 Suff 26kg, £89.50, Robert Boville, Toome 29 Tex 27kg, £89.50.

Fat ewes (197)

First quality

Suff - £80-£104

Tex - £80-£102

CB - £60-£80

BF - £40-£60