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An entry of 350 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday resulted in a sharper trade.

Beef cows sold to 186p for 660kg at £1227, Fr cows to 136p for 590kg at £802, beef heifers to 210p for 580kg at £1218 and 570kg at £1197. Beef bullocks to 204p for 760kg at £1550 and Friesian bullocks to 127p.

Beef cows sold to: A & ME Graham, Carnlough BB 660kg £1227 (186), Antrim Estates, Glenarm SHB 730kg £1306 (179), J McCambridge, Ballycastle Lim 690kg £1186 (172), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick Lim 670kg £1118 (167), Niall Quinn, Kilrea Lim 690kg £1097 (159), Hugh Stewart, Ballyclare Lim 560kg £884 (158), Robert Workman, Kilwaughter Lim 560kg £868 (155), Wm Jones, Templepatrick Lim 660kg £1003 (152), S McCambridge, Ballycastle Lim 640kg £960 (150), MP McElhinney, Co Londonderry Sim 710kg £1050 (148), B McAllister, Kells Char 840kg £1226 (146), Donal Kane, Cushendall Lim 660kg £957 (145), J Mulvenna, Larne Lim 760kg £1094 (144), John Glendinning, Stewartstown Here 600kg £864 (144), Mrs J Hutchinson, Ballyclare Lim 640kg £921 (144), Jeffrey Wray, Carnlough Lim 730kg £1029 (141), Allen Ferguson, Straid Char 680kg £952 (140), H Mulholland, Glenavy Lim 700kg £980 (140), MP McElhinney BB 640kg £896 (140), Alex Connor, Larne BB 670kg £924 (138), F Quinn, Kilrea Lim 790kg £1090 (138), T McKillop, Glenarm Lim 620kg £855 (138), Colin McKee, Broughshane Sim 720kg £986 (137), MP McElhinney Lim 650kg £890 (137).

Friesian cows sold to: GA & I Sheppard, Ballyronan 590kg £802 (136), local farmer 650kg £773 (119), 870kg £1000 (115),G Stewart, Portglenone 630kg £711 (113), MP McElhinney 600kg £660 (110), local farmer 710kg £773 (109), DW Graham, Clough 650kg £702 (108), local farmer 740kg £784 (106), 610kg £640 (105), David Kernohan, Ballymena 660kg £693 (105), F Quinn, Kilrea 610kg £640 (105), local farmer 670kg £696 (104), Mrs N Jamison, Ballymena 730kg £759 (104), 680kg £707 (104), T Adams, Rathkenny 630kg £648 (103), WW McCormick, Ballycastle 650kg £669 (103), 650kg £669 (103), S Wilson, Ballymena 680kg £673 (99), DW Graham, Clough 630kg £617 (98), Mrs N Jamison, Ballymena 730kg £708 (97), D Morrison, Armoy 720kg £698 (97), local farmer 580kg £556 (96), 620kg £595 (96), 680kg £652 (96).

Beef heifers sold to: Linton Bros, Cloughmills Lim 580kg £1218 (210), H O’Melvena, Broughshane Char 570kg £1197 (210), SR Gray, Antrim Lim 610kg £1238 (203), Wm McMullan, Toomebridge Lim 540kg £1080 (200), Sam McNabney, Clough Char 570kg £1105 (194), SR Gray, Antrim Char 570kg £1105 (194), H O’Melvena, Broughshane Lim 580kg £1119 (193), A Pollock, Coleraine Sim 630kg £1209 (192), Linton Bros, Cloughmills Lim 630kg £1197 (190), T McKillop, Glenarm Lim 470kg £893 (190), R McIntyre, Glarryford Char 540kg £1015 (188), SR Gray, Antrim Char 590kg £1103 (187), M Moffett, Broughshane Lim 670kg £1232 (184), Mervyn Rea, Nutts Corner AA 680kg £1224 (180), R McIntyre, Glarryford Blonde 620kg £1109 (179), Wm McMullan, Toomebridge Lim 540kg £961 (178), Sam McNabney, Clough Lim 610kg £1085 (178), Lim 530kg £932 (176), Lim 520kg £915 (176), SR Gray, Antrim SHB 650kg £1144 (176), Sim 630kg £1108 (176), Hananh Healey, Belfast Sim 430kg £752 (175), Mervyn Rea, Nutts Corner AA 610kg £1061 (174), J Anderson, Ballyclare Sim 520kg £899 (173).

Beef bullocks sold to: G Tomb, Cookstown Lim 760kg £1550 (204), Lim 690kg £1380 (200), Lim 730kg £1460 (200), AF & N Glasgow, Cookstown Char 660kg £1287 (195), Char 730kg £1423 (195), Char 730kg £1401 (192), Char 710kg £1363 (192), Char 740kg £1391 (188), G Tomb Char 720kg £1339 (186), Sam McNabney, Clough 670kg £1239 (185), P Graffin, Portglenone Char 670kg £1232 (184), AF & N Glasgow Char 660kg £1214 (184), P Graffin Char 750kg £1372 (183), G Tomb Sim 750kg £1327 (177), W Adamson, Ballynure Blonde 750kg £1320 (176), Mervyn Rea, Nutts Corner AA 590kg £1026 (174), R Louden, Ballymoney Sim 630kg £1071 (170), AF & N Glasgow Sim 620kg £1054 (170),

Friesian bullocks sold to: R Waide, Cloughmills 450kg £571 (127), Alis Bell, Ballymena 1010kg £1242 (123).

40 dairy cows and heifers sold on Friday to £1680 for a second calver from Jos Adams, Ballymena.

Ruling prices: Joseph Adams, Ballymena calved cow £1680, Thomas Carlisle, Dundrod calved cow £1570, calved cow £1500, E & J Arthur, Templepatrick calved hfr £1480, Joseph Adams calved cow £1450, TJ Gordon, Ballyclare calved cow £1380, J Wasson, Cloughmills calved hfr £1350, calved hfr £1300, David S Dickey, Randalstown calved hfr £1300, David Wallace, Antrim calved hfr £1280, TJ Gordon, Ballyclare calved cow £1280, local farmer calved cow £1260, David Wallace, Antrim calved cow £1250, RH & HA Shanks, Dunadry calved cow £1200, J Wasson calved cow £1150, calved cow £1150, RH & HA Shanks calved hfr £1150, Blair Jamison, Broughshane calved cow £1150, Bolton Bros, Maghera calved cow £1150, Robert Mulligan, Banbridge calved hfr £1120, J Wasson, Cloughmills calved hfr £1100, calved hfr £1100, Brian O’Neill, Rasharkin calved hfr £1100.

19 lots in the suckler ring sold to £1650 for a Lim heifer with bull calf, springing heifers to £1600.

Ruling prices: D Allen, Moneymore Lim hfr & bull calf £1650, H Magill, Glenarm Lim in calf hfr £1600, FG & T McMullan, Broughshane FKV hfr & bull calf £1480, I Montgomery, Glenwherry Lim cow & bull calf £1370, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill SHB cow & hfr calf £1210.

247 lots in the calf ring sold well to £480 for a partly reared AA bull, baby bulls to £380 for a Lim, young heifer calves to £365 also for a Lim.

Beef bred bull calves sold to: M Wilson & L Campbell, Carrick AA £480, H Patterson, Carrick Char £470, J & J Huey, Armoy Lim £460, AM Crawford, Ballynure Sim £440, M Wilson & L Campbell, AA £420, J & J Huey, Armoy (2) Lim £410, D McKay, Broughshane Lim £395, N Alexander, Gracehill Lim £390, D McKay, Broughshane Lim £380, JR McNeilly, Randalstown Here £375, J McKendry, Cullybackey Brb £375, Samuel Brennan, Larne BB £370, FG & T McMullan, Broughshane (2) BB £355, Norman Scott, Nutts Corner BB £350.

Heifer calves sold to: Alex McClintock, Glenwherry BB £400, M Wilson & L Campbell, Carrick (2) AA £395, Cairnleigh Ltd, Aghalee (2) BB £370, local farmer Lim £365, R Morrow, Glenarm Lim £365, M Wilson & L Campbell AA £360, TA Hendren, Glenavy Here £348, Alex McClintock, Glenwherry BB £335, JR McNeilly, Randalstown Here £330, local farmer Lim £320, Cairnleigh Ltd BB £310, Smyth Bros, Dungiven Gal £310, R Baird, Carrick Here £305, H Patterson, Carrick Here £300.

Friesian bull calves sold to: W & A McCollum, Coleraine (3) £335, J & J Huey, Armoy (2) £280, Alastair McBurney, Clough £180, John Graham, Glenwherry £175, R McCormick, Armoy £175, N Alexander, Gracehill £160, Evan McKeeman, Mosside £150, Sam Wadsworth, Lisburn £145, (3) £130, (2) £125.

Another great entry of just under 400 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a great trade. Bullocks sold to £560 over for a super BAQ 330kg at £890 offered by E Hopes, Ballywalter. Heifers sold to £550 over for a Lim 240kg at £790 also presented by E Hopes.

Heifers 0-250kgs: EJ Hopes, Ballywalter Lim 240kg £790 (329), J Montgomery, Mallusk Lim 150kg £435 (290), D O’Loan, Aughafatten Sim 170kg £475 (279), J McAuley, Ballyclare (3) Char 190kg £525 (276), Henry McConnell, Glenwherry BB 210kg £580 (276), Jim Carson, Mallusk Lim 190kg £510 (268), J McAuley (2) Char 160kg £400 (250), E Drummond, Ballynure Char 220kg £550 (250), local farmer Char 250kg £620 (248), H McCurdy, Ballyclare Lim 210kg £520 (247), P Davidson, Comber Sim 220kg £540 (245), E Drummond Char 220kg £525 (238), Alex Connor, Ballyclare BB 220kg £515 (234).

251-300kgs: EJ Hopes, Ballywalter Blonde 290kg £790 (272), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 270kg £730 (270), S Scullion, Glenarm Lim 260kg £675 (259), Hugh McNeill, Ballygally Char 260kg £670 (257), S Scullion Char 260kg £670 (257), Stephen Boyle, Carrick Lim 270kg £690 (255), James Wilson Jnr, Glenarm Lim 270kg £680 (251), Hugh McNeill, Ballygally Char 280kg £700 (250), Victor Erskine, Ballyclare Lim 270kg £655 (242), EJ Hopes, Ballywalter BB 300kg £715 (238), E Drummond, Ballynure Char 300kg £700 (233), Char 280kg £650 (232), M Townley, Ballykelly Char 280kg £640 (228), E Drummond Char 300kg £685 (228), M Townley, Ballykelly Char 290kg £660 (227), Victor Erskine, Ballyclare Lim 290kg £640 (220).

301-350kgs: EJ Hopes, Ballywalter Blonde 330kg £805 (243), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Lim 320kg £780 (243), Stephen Boyle, Carrick Char 340kg £765 (225), A Park, Ballynure BB 320kg £675 (210), AV Magill, Carnlough Lim 340kg £710 (208), W Maybin, Ballymena Char 340kg £700 (205), Cleggan Estate, Ballymena Lim 340kg £680 (200), Samuel Stewart, Nutts Corner Sal 320kg £640 (200), JA Ross, Islandmagee Lim 310kg 3620 (200), A Hillan, Broughshane Char 340kg £665 (195), Alex Connor, Ballyclare BB 320kg £610 (190).

351kg and over: JA Ross, Islandmagee Lim 360kg £775 (215), Patrick Delargy, Glenariffe Blonde 380kg £795 (209), A Hillan, Broughshane Char 410kg £855 (208), Cleggan Estate, Ballymena Lim 380kg £785 (206), EJ Hopes, Ballywalter BB 360kg £705 (195), JA Ross Lim 460kg £870 (189), D & S Kennedy, Broughshane BB 460kg £835 (181), A McMaw, Carrick Char 460kg £835 ((181).

Bulls/blks up to 250kgs; J McAuley, Ballyclare (3) Char 190kg £560 (294), Phillip Bryson, Eglinton Lim 170kg £495 (291), S Scullion, Glenarm Char 220kg £640 (290), Hugh McNeill, Ballygally Char 220kg £600 (272), R Montgomery, Kells Char 250kg £670 (268), H McCurdy, Ballyclare Lim 140kg £370 (264), Wm Patterson, Crumlin Lim 240kg 3630 (262), D O’Loan, Aughfatten (2) Sim 180kg £470 (261), J & M Farlow, Macosquin Char 240kg £625 (260), D O’Loan, Aughafatten Sim 200kg £520 (260), S Scullion, Glenarm Char 250kg £650 (260), H Kennedy, Ballynure Lim 190kg £490 (257), R Montgomery, Kells Char 220kg £560 (254).

251-300kgs: D McGarel, Glenarm Char 280kg £785 (280), Char 260kg £720 (276), Brian Orr, Ballyclare Char 260kg £720 (276), H McCormick, Larne BB 260kg £700 (269), A Hillan, Broughshane Char 280kg £710 (253), T McKillop, Glenarm Lim 270kg £670 (248), S Scullion Char 280kg £6820 (242), EJ Hopes, Ballywalter Lim 270kg £650 (240), R Montgomery, Kells Char 280kg £655 (233), T McKillop, Glenarm Lim 280kg £650 (232), Brian Orr Lim 260kg £585 (225), JA Ross, Islandmagee Lim 290kg £650 (224), Brian Orr Lim 300kg £670 (223), J Coulter, Antrim Lim 280kg £620 (221), Stephen Boyle, Carrick Lim 300kg £600 (220), JA Ross Lim 260kg £570 (219).

301-350kgs: EJ Hopes, Ballywalter Blonde 330kg £890 (269), Karen McIlroy, Carrick Lim 310kg £820 (264), Wilbert Reid, Aughafatten Lim 340kg £855 (251), Cleggan Estate, Ballymena Char 340kg £840 (247), JH Fraser, Belfast Char 340kg £835 (245), T McKillop, Glenarm Lim 320kg £770 (240), D McGarel, Glenarm Char 320kg £770 (240), EJ Hopes BB 350kg £840 (240), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 350kg £835 (238), EJ Hopes Lim 350kg £835 (238), Desmond Brogan, Cloughmills Lim 330kg £780 (236), Stephen Boyle, Carrick Lim 330kg £780 (236), James Wilson Jnr, Glenarm Char 320kg £750 (234), Cleggan Estate (2) Lim 340kg £790 (232), EJ Hopes, Ballywalter Lim 310kg £715 (230).

351kg and over: JH Fraser, Belfast Char 380kg £975 (256), EJ Hopes, Ballywalter BB 350kg £840 (240), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 350kg £835 (238), EJ Hopes, Ballywalter Lim 350kg £835 (238), McGookin farming BB 350kg £800 (228), JH Fraser, Belfast Char 400kg £900 (225), Cleggan Estates, Ballymena Lim 370kg £830 (224), D McGarel Char 350kg £780 (222), H Kennedy, Ballynure Lim 350kg £770 (220), JH Fraser Char 350kg £770 (220), EJ Hopes, Ballywalter BB 390kg £855 (219), McGookin farming BB 360kg £785 (218), Patrick Delargy, Glenariffe Blonde 360kg £780 (216), McGookin farming BB 370kg £800 (216), Ian Davidson, Larne Lim 410kg £885 (215), J H Fraser Char 370kg £795 (214).

A smaller sale of sheep in Ballymena on Monday evening resulted in a great trade. Store lambs sold to £73, ewe lambs to £94. Breeders to £160 and rams to £280.

Leading prices as follows:

Store lambs sold to: Chris Fleck, Ballymena 21 Suff £73, Patrick Kelly, Ballycastle 28 Suff £70, James Boyle, Ballyclare 6 Tex £69, K Kidd, Broughshane 37 Tex £69, Roy Hunter, Broughshane 13 Tex £67, RM Carson, Islandmagee 18 Tex £66.50, W Wright, Antrim 10 Tex £65.50, RM Carson 18 Tex £65, James McQuitty, Ballycarry 12 Tex £65, P McKeever, Martinstown 1 Tee £64, Wm Blaney, Cushendall 1 BF £64, G Jamison, Ballymena 8 Char £64, G Loughery 10 BF £60, RM Carson17 Tex £59, G Loughery 8 Tex £59.

Ewe lambs sold to: K & B Sloan, Larne 3 Dor £94, S McCloskey, Loughgiel 11 Mule £84, D Mullan, Garvagh 15 Tex £82, Alex McCann, Glenravel 10 Suff £80, John Lowe, Coagh 12 Suff £80, P McKeever, Martinstown 5 Tex £78, J McNeill, Rasharkin 6 Tex £77.50, Mrs M Kinney, Crumlin 6 Tex £76, 20 Suff £74, D McLean, Larne 10 Suff £72.50, A Davidson, Gleno 2 BF £72, D McLean 5 Suff £72.

Rams sold to: J McCloskey, Co Donegal Rouge £280, J O’Kane, Carnlough BFL £260, BFL £230, Jim Bell, Comber Char £180, J McCloskey Char £150, N McNeice, Markethill Char £140.

Another good entry of 230 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a great trade. Bullocks sold to £660 over for a Char 620kg at £1280 offered by Mrs J Hutchinson, Ballyclare. Heifers sold to £590 over for a Char 560kg at £1150 presented by Nigel Robinson, Clogher.

Bullocks sold to: Mrs Marion Simmons, Antrim Lim 410kg £925 (225), Wm Smyth, Ballymena Lim 380kg £830 (218), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 440kg £960 (218), RA Harkness, Crumlin Char 450kg £980 (217), Mrs S Wilson, Ballymena Char 500kg £1075 (215), Mrs Marion Simmons, Antrim Char 430kg £915 (212), A McMaw, Carrick Char 450kg £955 (212), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 410kg £865 (211), D Johnston, Glenavy Lim 430kg £900 (209), J & S Kane, Doagh Char 450kg £940 (208), Mrs Marion Simmons, Antrim Char 460kg £960 (208), J & S Kane, Doagh Char 410kg £850 (207), A McMaw, Carrick Char 420kg £870 (207), Mrs J Hutchinson, Ballyclare Char 620kg £1280 (206), G McMaster, Broughshane Char 550kg £1135 (206), Char 560kg £1150 (205), IB & HJ Marsden, Islandmagee (2) BB 410kg £840 (204), D Johnston, Glenavy Lim 440kg £900 (204), local farmer Char 460kg £940 (204), Mrs J Hutchinson, Ballyclare Char 460kg £940 (204), Colin Campbell, Newtownards Lim 540kg £1100 (203), G McMaster, Broughshane Char 560kg £1140 (203), Char 570kg £1160 (203).

Heifers sold to: Nigel Robinson, Clogher Lim 460kg £985 (214), H Carson, Dundrod Char 480kg £1015 (211), Mrs M Simmons, Antrim Lim 380kg £800 (210), Lim 390kg £820 (210), Nigel Robinson, Clogher Char 450kg £945 (210), Sidney Rea, Straid Char 450kg £945 (210), Nigel Robinson, Clogher Char 470kg £980 (208), Char 560kg £1150 (205), Mrs M Simmons Lim 390kg £800 (205), J & S Kane, Doagh Char 440kg £895 (203), Nigel Robinson Char 460kg £935 (203), J & S Kane Char 390kg £790 (202), Mrs M Simmons Lim 410kg £830 (202), Char 420kg £850 (202), J & S Kane, Doagh Char 420kg £850 (202), Char 420kg £840 (200), Wm Smyth, Ballymena Lim 330kg £660 (200), H Carson AA 440kg £880 (200), D & N Hamill, Crumlin Lim 300kg £600 (200), Lim 400kg £795 (198), John McWilliam, Straid Lim 580kg £1150 (198), H Carson, Dundrod Char 450kg £890 (197), Nigel Robinson Char 580kg £1140 (196), Char 530kg £1040 (196), Char 510kg £1000 (196).

An entry of 2284 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to £92 per head for a pen of 29 Texels offered by David Boyles, Newtownabbey and to a top per kg of 351p for a pen of 14 Texels 20.5kg at £72 presented by J McCollulm, Carnlough. Fat ewes sold to £80.50.

Fat lambs (2005)

Top prices per kg: J McCollum, Carnlough 14 Tex 20.5kg £72 (351), George Crothers, Kells 68 Tex 23kg £78.80 (342), Gordon Francey, Ballymena 4 Tex 21.5kg £73.50 (341), A & W Gregg, Cloughmills 15 Tex 24kg £82 (341), Raymond Grace, Larne 4 Tex 20.5kg £70 (341), G Irwin, Ballyclare 3 Tex 23kg £78.50 (341), R & M Kidd, Aughafatten 16 Lleyn 22kg £75 (340), Patrick Devine, Aughfatten 9 Suff 21kg £71.50 (340), R Davidson, Broughshane 20 Tex 21kg £71.50 (340), Robert Linton, Ahoghill 3 Suff 23kg £78 (339), J Campbell, Carnlough 13 Tex 23kg £77.80 (338), J Alexander, Randalstown 18 Tex 22.5kg £76 (337), James P Carey, Cloughmills 9 Tex 22kg £74 (336), local farmer 26 Tex 21.5kg £72.20 (335), S Bonnar, Broughshane 20 Tex 23kg £77.20 (335), JP Carey 12 Tex 23kg £77 (334), J McQuiston, Ballymoney 50 Tex 23kg £77 (334), Phillip Holland, Doagh 14 Suff 22.5kg £75.20 (334), M Ellis, Ballymena 7 Tex 23.5kg £78.50 (334), Andrew White, Kells 6 Tex 23kg £76.80 (333), J Knox, Broughshane 8 Tex 22.5kg £75 (333), J Fenton, Glarryford 12 Tex 19.5kg £65 (333), J Gardner, Magheramourne 11 Suff 22.5kg £75 (333), AB Carson, Clough 9 CB 21kg £70 (333), Andrew Wright, Cullybackey 8 Tex 21.5kg £71.50 (332).

Top prices per head: David Boyles, Newtownabbey 2 Tex 29kg £92, John McFall, Broughshane 1 Tex 29kg £87, Carol Taggart, Doagh 4 Suff 26kg £86, H Gregg, Clough 1 Dor 32kg £85, Tom Stirling, Parkgate 15 Tex 26kg £84, Wm Marshall, Portglenone 4 Tex 27.5kg £84, Tom Stirling 11 Tex 26kg £83.50, S McGowan, Ballymoney 15 Suff 25kg £83, K Woodside, Islandmagee 8 Tex 28kg £83, J Alexander, Randalstown 20 Suff 28kg £82, J Boyd, Doagh 6 Tex 28.5kg £82, Brian Lyttle, Moorfields 20 Tex 25.5kg £82, Sam McNabney, Clough 61 Suff 26.5kg £82, A & W Gregg, Cloughmills 15 Tex 24kg £82, R Boyle, Larne 20 Tex 25.5kg £82, Alex Knox, Broughshane 8 Tex 25.5kg £81.50, John McFall, Broughshane 12 Tex 25.5kg £81.50, Mrs S White, Cloughmills 14 Tex 25kg £81.50, K Woodside, Islandmagee 27 Tex 25kg £81.50, Gavin Hayes, Upper Ballinderry 45 Tex 27kg £81.50, J Alexander, Randalstown 62 Suff 25.5kg £81, Logan Anderson, Kilwaughter 24 Suff 26.5kg £81, C Gribben, Dunloy 43 Suff 25.5kg £81, Amy McConnell, Templepatrick 5 Dor 26.5kg £81, Alex Knox, Broughshane 8 Dor 25.5kg £80.50.

Fat ewes (279)

1st Quality

Suff - £65-£80.50

Tex - £65-£80

CB - £55-£74

BF - £25-£55