Overage cows sell to £1,110 for 610kg at Ballymena Mart

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257 beef cattle met sharper demand with both steers and heifers reaching 216p per kg for a 600kg Char and 500kg Daq respectively.

Beef cows sold to 182 pence for a 610kg BB while a 730kg Friesian realised 128 pence.

A larger than usual entry of Friesian steers sold to 173 pence for 620kgs.

Overage cows sold to: Hugh McAlister, Aghadowey, BB 610kg, £1,110 (182), local farmer Lim 600kg, £1,050 (175), McKinney Bros, Maghera, Lim 770kg, £1,309 (170), Hugh McAlister, Char 560kg, £929 (166), A V Magill, Carnlough, Lim 650kg, £1,040 (160), F McAuley, Toomebridge, Lim 790kg £1,240 (157), W Mulholland, Bellaghy, Sim 760kg, £1,185 (156), B Hutton, Cookstown, BB 770kg, £1,178 (153), D McGarel, Glenarm, Char 680kg, £1,020 (150), Richard Cowan, Magheramourne, Lim 760kg, £1,102 (145), BB 790kg, £1,129 (143), Brian Lyttle, Moorfields, Lim 650kg, £929 (143), D Gillespie, Doagh, Lim 760kg, £1,071 (141), Brian Lyttle, Moorfields, BB 530kg, £747 (141), John E O’Kane, Cushendall, Lim 660kg, £924 (140), W J Marshall, Ahoghill, AA 790kg, £1,098 (139), J and S Gawn, Kells, Lim 640kg, £889 (139), W Mulholland, Bellaghy, Lim 610kg, £841 (138), Richard Cowan, Magheramourne, Lim 870kg, £1,183 (136), Lim 770kg, £1,039 (135), Patrick O’Boyle, Martinstown, AA 740kg, £991 (134).

Friesian cows sold to: McGookin Farming, Ballyclare, 730kg, £934 (128), 720kg, £885 (123), T Caulfield, Magherafelt, 620kg, £756 (122), D McNeill, Rathkenny, 690kg, £821 (119), David A Kernohan, Ballymena, 650kg, £734 (113), C K and R McCullough, Ballymena, 690kg, £779 (113), local farmer 590kg, £660 (112), G and S Carey, Dunloy, 620kg, £694 (112), R J Gage, Clough, 600kg, £672 (112), W Patterson, Ballyclare, 650kg, £728 (112), local farmer 650kg, £702 (108), R A Hill, Islandmagee, 700kg, £756 (108), G and S Carey, Dunloy, 730kg, £788 (108), C K and R McCullough, Ballymena, 600kg, £642 (107), Cathan Bell, Kircubbin, 640kg, £678 (106), G and S Carey 640kg, £678 (106), J Stewart, Templepatrick, 740kg, £777 (105), D McMullan, Rasharkin, 660kg, £693 (105), McKinney Bros, Maghera, 620kg, £644 (104), Ryan O’Flynn, Kircubbin, 600kg, £618 (103), local farmer 570kg, £587 (103).

Overage males sold to: James Higgins, Ringsend, Char 500kg, £720 (144), J and C Kane, Ballycastle, Shb 630kg, £882 (140), H Kennedy, Ballynure, Lim 960kg, £1,190 (124), A and W McMaster, Broughshane, 1,000kg £1,200 (120), Stephen Boyle, Carrick, Lim 830kg, £971 (117), David Coulter, Doagh, Char 940kg £1,043 (111), J P F O’Loan, Martinstown, Char 980kg, £970 (99).

Beef heifers sold to: David Arrell, Bellaghy, Blonde 500kg, £1,080 (216), Blonde 580kg, £1,223 (211), V Cousley, Moneymore, Char 540kg, £1,139 (211), E Logan, Ahoghill, Lim 580kg, £1,212 (209), David Arrell, Blonde 520kg, £1,066 (205), Nigel Fields, Moneymore, Sim 530kg, £1,086 (205), S R Gray, Antrim, Lim 580kg, £1,189 (205), David Arrell, Blonde 530kg, £1,081 (204), Blonde 510kg, £1,040 (204), W Kirkpatrick, Dundrod, Char 540kg, £1,101 (204), David Parks, Moira, Lim 570kg, £1,162 (204), S R Gray, Antrim, Lim 660kg, £1,320 (200), David Arrell, BB 500kg, £985 (197), V Cousley, Moneymore, Lim 510kg, £1,004 (197), David Arrell, Blonde 620kg, £1,215 (196), V Cousley, Char 640kg, £1,254 (196), S Gilmore and Co, Kilrea, Lim 590kg, £1,156 (196), R Henry, Kilwaughter, Lim 760kg, £1,489 (196), David Arrell, Blonde 510kg, £989 (194), Char 480kg, £916 (191), Blonde 520kg, £993 (191), S Gilmore and Co, Lim 600kg, £1,134 (189), S R Gray, AA 730kg, £1,379 (189), W Kirkpatrick, Dundrod, BB 530kg, £996 (188).

Beef bullocks sold to: Matt Workman, Kilwaughter, Char 600kg, £1,296 (216), James Higgins, Ringsend, Lim 500kg, £1,060 (212), C B Wilkinson, Randalstown, AA 640kg, £1,350 (211), F McAuley, Toomebridge, Lim 690kg, £1,435 (208), John Blair, Cullybackey, Lim 620kg, £1,283 (207), R J Anderson, Cullybackey, Char 630kg, £1,297 (206), E Logan, Ahoghill, Lim 560kg, £1,153 (206), Mrs Hazel McConkey, Antrim, Lim 620kg, £1,271 (205), John Blair, Cullybackey, Lim 600kg, £1,224 (204), P McCurdy, Cushendun, BB 570kg, £1,157 (203), D J McFerran, Dunloy, Lim 600kg, £1,218 (203), John Blair, Cullybackey, Char 650kg, £1,313 (202), James Higgins, Ringsend, Lim 490kg, £980 (200), R J Anderson, Cullybackey, Char 650kg, £1,300 (200), Char 580kg, £1,160 (200), John Blair, Char 650kg, £1,300 (200), E Logan, Ahoghill, Lim 620kg, £1,233 (199), Mrs H McConkey, Antrim, Lim 680kg, £1,346 (198), D J McFerran, Dunloy, Lim 540kg, £1,069 (198), Lim 600kg, £1,182 (197), P McCurdy, Cushendun, BB 570kg, £1,122 (197), James Higgins, Lim 450kg, £882 (196), P McCurdy, Char 650kg, £1,274 (196), local farmer AA 630kg, £1,222 (194).

Friesian bulls/blks sold to: Donal McKay, Martinstown, 620kg, £1,072 (173), M Jamieson, Larne, 690kg, £1,138 (165), W J Henderson, Bangor, 550kg, £902 (164), Donal McKay, 650kg, £1,066 (164), Terence Duffin, Toomebridge, 600kg, £984 (164), M Jamieson, 610kg, £976 (160), Terence Duffin 650kg, £1,040 (160), J and G Hamilton, Broughshane, 560kg, £884 (158), W J Henderson, 560kg, £884 (158), M Jamieson 670kg, £1058 (158), J and G Hamilton, Broughshane, 600kg, £924 (154), W J Henderson 660kg, £1,016 (154), Terence Duffin, 590kg, £908 (154), J and G Hamilton, 540kg, £826 (153), M Jamison 620kg, £930 (150), E Kelly, Randalstown, 420kg, £630 (150), R Kennedy, Ballyclare, 520kg, £769 (148), 530kg, £742 (140), E Kelly 370kg, £510 (138), 400kg, £544 (136), H Simms, Carrickfergus, 620kg, £806 (130), E Kelly, 400kg, £512 (128), W Kerr, Glarryford, 630kg, £774 (123).

36 dairy cows and heifers met excellent demand selling to £1,580 for a third calver from Thomas Carlisle, Dundrod.

Ruling prices: Thomas Carlisle, Dundrod, calved cow £1980, Ivan Jackson, Ballynure, calved cow £1830, Drumabest Farm, Kilraughts, calved heifer £1,790, J W Suffern, Crumlin, calved cow £1,720, Ivan Jackson calved heifer £1,700, M W Patterson, Ballynahinch, calved heifer £1,620, Norman Scott, Nutts Corner, calved heifer £1,520, David Wallace, Antrim, calved heifer £1,480, M W Patterson calved heifer £1,470, Ivan Jackson calved heifer £1,450, Wm Hoey, Ballymena, calved heifer £1,450, Bolton Bros, Maghera, calved heifer £1,450, I W and A T McCaughey, Broughshane, calved heifer £1,450, T J Morrison, Downpatrick, calved heifer £1,420, Bolton Bros calved heifer £1,420, Wm Hoey, Ballymena, calved cow £1,380, T J Morrison calved heifer £1,350, J W Suffern, Crumlin, calved cow £1,350, David and Mrs M McGregor, Muckamore, calved heifer £1,350, T J Morrison calved heifer £1,330, David and Mrs M McGregor calved heifer £1,300, David Wallace, Antrim, calved heifer £1,250, James McAuley, Bushmills, calved cow £1,250, T J Morrison, calved heifer £1,220, calved heifer £1,200.

27 lots in the suckler ring sold to £1,600 for a Sim heifer with heifer calf at foot. A five year old AA breeding bull sold for £1,520. Ruling prices: W J Marshall, Cullybackey, Sim heifer and heifer calf £1,600, S Gilmore and Co, Kilrea, Lim cow and heifer calf £1,480, M McKinstry, Nutts Corner, Lim in calf cow £1,390, D Allen, Moneymore, Lim heifer and heifer calf £1,310, N Hamill, Aughafatten, Lim in calf heifer £1,290, M McKinstry, Nutts Corner, Lim in calf cow £1,160, Lim in calf heifer £1,150, Wm Hamilton and Son, Doagh, Char in calf cow £1,140, AA in calf cow £1,070, F Hilton, Ballymena, Here cow and heifer calf £1,050, Lim cow and heifer calf £1,000.

230 lots in ring three sold to £390 for a strong Fkv bull, heifer calves to £370 for a Simmental.

Beef bred bull calves sold to: McGookin Farming, Ballyclare, Fkv £390, Leslie Wilson, Doagh, Sim £390, D McKay, Broughshane, Lim £380, Leslie Wilson, Sim £380, McGookin Farming, Fkv £370, H Alcorn, Limavady (2), BB £370, Wm Crawford, Gracehill, AA £355, D S Wharry, Glenarm, Blonde £350, McGookin Farming, Friesian £345, Desmond McKee, Randalstown, BB £330, H and L Wilson, Larne, Sim £330, H Alcorn, Limavady, BB £325, Thomas McKeating, Cloughey, Shb £320, Thomas Martin, Newtownards, AA £315, Heather Martin AA £310.

Heifer calves sold to: Leslie Wilson, Doagh, Sim £370, Wm Crawford, Gracehill, AA £355, H and L Wilson, Larne, Lim £350, Leslie Wilson, Sim £335, H and L Wilson, Larne, Sim £330, D McKay, Broughshane, Lim £320, Leslie Wilson, (2) Sim £320, R and C Steede, Cullybackey, Lim £300, Ivan Cruickshanks, Newtownards, Here £300, Thomas McKeating, Cloughey, Shb £295, Thomas Johnston, Glenavy, Lim £290, Thomas Fullerton, Maghera, Lim £290, R and C Steede, Cullybackey, Lim £285, B Young, Toomebridge, Lim £280, James McAuley, Cushendall, Lim £280.

Friesian bull calves: McGookin Farming, Ballyclare, £345, £245, J Minnis £240, A T Lowry, Loughgiel £190, J Minnis (2) £185, O Magill, Crumlin £170, S Wilson, Ballymena £155, J Minnis (3) £130, £125, J and J Huey, Armoy (3) £120, J Minnis £120.

Another great entry of 420 weanlings in Ballymena on Friday resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £615 over for a Char 330kg at £945 offered by David Boyd, Newtownabbey. Heifers sold to £560 over for a Lim 340kg at £900 presented by Wm Ridges, Ballycarry.

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs

T and R McFerran, Ballyhalbert, Lim 220kg, £640 (290), A Stewart, Limavady, Lim 230kg, £640 (278), Sean Graham, Portglenone, Lim 250kg, £695 (278), Michael McDonnell, Glenravel, Lim 230kg, £625 (271), G and A O’Loan, Martinstown, Lim 230kg, £610 (265), Mrs Doreen McClurg, Dundrod, Lim 210kg, £550 (261), G and A O’Loan, Martinstown, Lim 220kg, £575 (261), Lim 240kg, £620 (258), W J Marshall, Cullybackey, Spk 220kg, £560 (254), John McAuley, Glenarm, BB 230kg, £580 (252), H McCormick, Larne, BB 240kg, £605 (252), Michael McDonnell, Lim 220kg, £545 (247), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick, Sh 250kg £+26 (246), John McAuley BB 230kg, £560 (243), J Montgomery, Shanksbridge, Lim 240kg, £545 (227), Brian Stirling, Ballymena, Lim 240kg, £530 (220).

251-300kgs

Stephen Marshall, Ballymena, Char 280kg, £855 (305), Wm Carlisle, Lisburn, Lim 290kg, £870 (300), J McCurdy, Broughshane, Char 290kg, £865 (298), T Rea, Larne, Char 300kg, £885 (295), Stephen Marshall, Ballymena, Char 290kg, £850 (293), J McCurdy, Char 280kg, £820 (292), David Boyd, Newtownabbey, Char 290kg, £835 (287), local farmer, Lim 290kg, £830 (286), T and R McFerran, Ballyhalbert, Lim 270kg, £770 (285), David Boyd, Knockagh, Char 290kg, £795 (274), Stephen Marshall, Ballymena, Char 260kg, £710 (273), J McCurdy, Char 260kg, £700 (269), Sean Graham, Portglenone, Lim 260kg, £700 (269), M McDonald, Randalstown, Lim 300kg, £800 (266), David Boyd, Knockagh, (2) Sal 290kg, £770 (265).

301-350kgs

David Boyd, Knockagh, Char 330kg, £945 (286), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick, Lim 320kg, £915 (285), J McCurdy, Broughshane, Char 310kg, £885 (285), M Ramsey, Ballyclare, Lim 330kg, £940 (284), Ian Dodds, Glenwherry, BB 320kg, £900 (281), A S Millar, Antrim, Char 320kg, £900 (281), O’Kane Farm, Dunloy, Char 310kg, £870 (280), M Ramsey, Lim 340kg, £940 (276), Mike Frazer, Templepatrick, Char 310kg, £850 (274), David Boyd, Char 350kg, £950 (271), T Rea, Larne, Char 330kg, £895 (271), Char 320kg, £850 (265), David Boyd, Sim, 320kg, £845 (264), Wm Carlisle, Lisburn, Lim 330kg, £870 (263), David Boyd, Sim 330kg, £870 (263), R Millar, Gleno, Char 350kg, £920 (262).

351kg and over

A S Millar, Antrim, Char 360kg, £950 (263), Char 370kg, £970 (262), Char 370kg, £950 (256), R Millar, Gleno, Char 370kg, £945 (255), A S Millar, Char 390kg, £990 (253), Char 390kg, £380 (251), Wm Ridges, Ballycarry, Lim 370kg, £925 (250), R Millar, Char 380kg, £950 (250), T Rea, Larne, Char 360kg, £895 (248), S J Duncan, Crumlin, Char 370kg, £915 (247), R Millar, Char, 380kg, £935 (246), John McAuley, Glenarm, BB 360kg, £880 (244), A Warwick, Templepatrick, Sim 370kg, £900 (243), Hugh Gibson, Glenarm, Blonde 360kg, £870 (241), A Warwick, Templepatrick, Sim 360kg, £870 (241), John McAuley, Glenarm, BB 400kg, £965 (241).

Heifers 0-250kgs

Gareth Bell, Nutts Corner, Lim 230kg, £615 (267), W Allen, Shanksbridge, Sim 230kg, £610 (265), Michael McDonnell, Glenravel, Lim 210kg, £555 (264), P McConnell, Nutts Corner, Lim 200kg, £505 (252), Robert McKay, Carnlough, BB 240kg, £605 (252), M Ramsey, Ballyclare, Lim 250kg, £630 (252), H McCormick, Larne, BB 220kg, £550 (250), local farmer, Char 240kg, £595 (247), Robert McKay, Carnlough, Lim 230kg, £560 (243), H McCormick, Larne, BB 220kg, £530 (240), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown, BB 250kg, £590 (236), Mrs D McClurg, Dundrod, Lim 200kg, £470 (235), J Montgomery, Shanksbridge, Lim 230kg, £540 (234), Robin Nicholson, BB 240kg, £560 (233), A and M and V Armstrong, Straid, Lim 240kg, £560 (233), Mrs D McClurg, Dundrod, Lim 210kg, £470 (223).

251-300kgs

Gareth Bell, Nutts Corner, Lim 270kg, £750 (277), Lim 300kg, £820 (273), David Boyd, Knockagh, Char 280kg, £755 (269), Gareth Bell, Lim, 290kg, £770 (265), T Rea, Larne, Char 290kg, £755 (260), J McCurdy, Broughshane, Char 300kg, £780 (260), representatives R Workman, Larne, Char 300kg, £755 (251), G Corrie, Newtownards, Lim 300kg, £740 (246), Barry McStocker, Toomebridge, Char 290kg, £715 (246), Martin McCann, Randalstown, Lim 300kg, £725 (241), Mike Frazer, Templepatrick, Lim 300kg, £720 (240), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown, Char 260kg, £620 (238), BB 290kg, £690 (237), H McCormick, Larne, BB 300kg, £705 (235), Robin Nicholson, Lim 300kg, £700 (233), P McConnell, Nutts Corner, Lim 270kg, £630 (233).

301-350kgs

Wm Ridges, Ballycarry, Lim 340kg, £900 (264), David Boyd, Knockagh, Char 310kg, £785 (253), Gareth Bell, Nutts Corner, Lim 310kg, £780 (251), A and M and V Armstrong, Straid, Lim 350kg, £880 (251), David Boyd, Char, 320kg, £800 (250), O’Kane Farm, Dunloy, Char 330kg, £825 (250), R Henry, Kilwaughter, Char 330kg, £820 (248), David Boyd, Char 320kg, £795 (248), R Henry, Char 320kg, £790 (246), Archie Esler, Carnlough, Char 310kg, £760 (245), Stephen Marshall, Ballymena, Char 320kg, £780 (243), T Rea, Larne, Char 320kg, £780 (243), Sean Graham, Portglenone, Lim 320kg, £775 (242), T Rea, Larne, Char 310kg, £750 (241), J McCurdy, Broughshane, Char 340kg, £820 (241), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown, Char 350kg, £830 (237).

351kg and over

O’Kane Farm, Dunloy, Char 360kg, £880 (244), Robert McKay, Carnlough, BB 380kg, £900 (236), J R Beggs, Larne, Char 370kg, £860 (232), R Henry, Kilwaughter, Char 360kg, £835 (231), A Canning, Dungiven, Char 420kg, £940 (223), J R Beggs, Larne, Char 420kg, £940 (223), I Beggs, Whitehead, Lim 360kg, £800 (222), L Weatherup, Ballyclare, Sim 420kg, £930 (221), G and A O’Loan, Martinstown, Char 380kg £840 (221), R Henry, Kilwaughter, Char 380kg, £835 (219), Wm Carlisle, Lisburn, Lim 360kg, £790 (219), I Beggs, Whitehead, Lim 370kg, £810 (218), A and M and V Armstrong, Lim 370kg, £810 (218), F Hilton, Ballymena, Char 360kg, £785 (218), John McAuley, Glenarm, Char 360kg, £780 (216), J R Beggs, Larne Char 360kg, £780 (216).

Another good entry of sheep in Ballymena on Monday evening resulted in a sharper trade. Ewes and lambs sold to £200, springers to £152, foster ewes to £136, store . lambs to £82 and pet lambs to £47.

Leading prices:

Ewes and lambs sold to: Aaron Court, Parkgate 4 CB ewes and 8 lambs £200, P McKeown, Martinstown 1 Dor ewe and 2 lambs £178, R Henry, Kilwaughter 3 Suff ewes and 5 lambs £172, 3 Tex ewes and 5 lambs £170, F Connon, Ballymena 1 Suff ewe and 2 lambs £168, Aaron Court 4 CB ewes and7 lambs £166, R Henry 3 Suff ewes and 5 lambs £166, M Montgomery, Kells 1 CB ewe and 2 lambs £165, Aaron Court 4 CB ewes and 7 lambs £163, P McKeown, 3 Dor ewes and 6 lambs £163, Aaron Court 4 CB ewes and 6 lambs £162, P McKeown 1 Dor ewe and 2 lambs £162, 1 Dor ewe & 2 lambs £158, M Montgomery, Kells 1 CB ewe and 2 lambs £158, M Montgomery 1 CB ewe and 2 lambs £158, 3 CB ewes and 6 lambs £155.

In lamb ewes sold to: Sam Stuart, Magheramourne, 10 CB £152, 8 CB £144, J V and R J Moore, Larne 12 Suff £142, Alfred Hanna, Dunadry, 14 Suff £142, Sam Stuart 8 CB £138, 8 CB £138, Adam Wallace, Castlerock, 5 Suff £130, Declan McKillop, Loughgiel, 7 Suff £128, J V and R J Moore, 5 Suff £122, Declan McKillop, 8 Tex £118, James Bellingham, Ballymoney, 4 Dor £115.

An entry of 150 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £695 over for a Lim 610kg at £1,305 offered by A and C Gilbert, Crumlin. Heifers sold to £615 over for a Char 580kg at £1,195 presented by David Fleming, Templepatrick.

Bulls/blks 0-500kgs

N McErlain, Portglenone, Lim 370kg, £880 (237), W H Knox, Ballynure, Lim 360kg, £855 (237), Lim 400kg, £950 (237), N McErlain, Lim 400kg, £935 (233), Lim 410kg, £950 (231), Lim 400kg, £915 (228), S R Thompson, Comber, Lim 350kg, £800 (228), D Montgomery, Cullybackey, Lim 430kg £970 (225), S R Thompson Jnr, Lim 340kg, £755 (222), D Montgomery Lim 480kg, £1,065 (221), S Rea, Glenarm, Lim 460kg, £1005 (218), Lim 500kg, £1,090 (218), D Montgomery, Lim 480kg, £1,045 (217), Hamill Bros, Broughshane, Lim 460kg, £1,000 (217), W H Knox, Lim 450kg, £975 (216), Hamill Bros, Lim 490kg, £1,060 (216).

501kg and over

H A McAlister, Aghadowey, BB 550kg, £1,190 (216), S Rea, Glenarm, Lim 520kg, £1,115 (214), A and C Gilbert, Crumlin, Lim 610kg, £1,305 (213), W C McMaster, Gleno, Char 520kg, £1,095 (210), R J Anderson, Cullybackey, Char 540kg, £1,135 (210), D Logan, Randalstown, Char 520kg, £1,090 (209), R J Anderson, Cullybackey, Char 550kg, £1,145 (208), A and C Gilbert, Crumlin, Lim 640kg, £1,330 (207), D Logan, Char 530kg, £1,100 (207), John Blair, Cullybackey, Char 600kg, £1,245 (207), A and C Gilbert, Crumlin, Char 550kg, £1,140 (207), D Logan, Char 520kg, £1,075 (206), R J Anderson, Char 560kg, £1,155 (206), W C McMaster, Char, 540kg, £1,110 (205), N McErlain, Lim 530kg, £1,085 (204), Patrick O’Boyle, Martinstown, Lim 560kg, £1,145 (204).

Heifers 0-500kgs

T J Alexander, Templepatrick, AA 490kg, £1,080 (220), K Minford, Crumlin, Lim 410kg, £890 (217), Lim 410kg, £890 (217), Lim 350kg, £750 (214), Lim 350kg, £750 (214), Rbt Dundee, Kells, Lim 460kg, £985 (214), D Logan, Randalstown, Char 500kg, £1050 (210), T J Alexander, BB 430kg, £885 (205), D Logan, Char 500kg, £1,010 (202), T J Alexander, BB 500kg, £995 (199), David Fleming, Templepatrick, Char 500kg, £995 (199), S R Thompson, Comber, Lim 310kg, £600 (193), J K Hanna, Glarryford, Char 470kg, £900 (191), Char 440kg, £820 (186), Rbt Dundee, Kells, AA 410kg, £760 (185), W R McIntyre, Cloughmills AA 420kg, £770 (183).

501kg and over

W C McMaster, Gleno, Char 510kg, £1,080 (211), D Logan, Randalstown, Char 510kg, £1,065 (208), Char 550kg, £1,140 (207), David Fleming, Templepatrick, Char 580kg, £1,195 (206), W C McMaster, Blonde, 540kg, £1,110 (205), T J Alexander, Templepatrick, Lim 540kg, £1,090 (201), David Fleming, Char 540kg, £1,070 (198), D Logan, Char 550kg, £1,085 (197), David Fleming, Char 560kg, £1,100 (196), W C McMaster, Gleno, Char 590kg, £1,155 (195), D Logan, Char 530kg, £1,035 (195), Char 590kg, £1,140 (193), B Smyth, Randalstown, Char 560kg, £1,075 (192), D Logan, Char 530kg, £970 (183), W C McMaster, Gleno, Char 510kg, £925 (181), B Smyth, Randalstown, Char 570kg, £1,020 (179).

An entry of 2172 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Fat hoggets sold to 414p for a pen of 20.5kg at £85 offered by L Campbell, Carnlough and to a top per head of £96.50 for a pen of heavy Dorsets from J Smith, Kells. Fat ewes sold to £117.

Fat hoggets (1901): Liam Campbell, Carnlough 2 Tex 20.5kg £85 (414), S McNeilly, Ballynure 6 Tex 19.5kg £79 (405), W J and I Brown, Magherafelt 20 Tex 14.5kg £58.50 (403), Nigel McClure, Ballymoney 3 Dor 23.5kg £93.50 (397), I Montgomery, Glenwherry 9 Tex 23kg £89 (387), Ross Clyde, Broughshane 3 Dor 21kg £80 (381), J andF McNeice, Ballymoney 21 Tex 23kg £85 (369), V Anderson, Cloughmills 1 Suff 21kg £77.50 (369), R Coulter, Doagh 3 Dor 24kg £88 (366), J McCamley, Carrickfergus 1 Tex 24kg £88 (366), D J Hayes, Clough 12 Tex 21kg £77 (366), S Montgomery, Kells 6 Tex 23.5kg £86 (366), R McKeown, Templepatrick 7 Dor 23kg £84 (365), Jean Hunter, Ballygally 1 Char 20kg £73 (365), Wm Weir, Milebush 6 Tex 22.5kg £81.50 (362), 2 Tex 20.5kg £74 (361), Ballymena farmer 24 Tex 25.5kg £91.80 (360), J P Butler, Rathkenny 5 CB 25.5kg £90 (360), N Boyd, Broughshane 28 Suff 25kg £90 (360), Mervyn Orr, Ballintoy 7 Tex 21kg £75.50 (359), S Moore, Ballyclare 50 Tex 24kg £86 (358), M Moffett, Broughshane 23 CB 25kg £89.50 (358), R McKeown, Templepatrick 6 Dor 23.5kg £84 (357), Ross Clyde, Broughshane 2 BF 22kg £78.50 (356), Raymond Andrews, Kells 18 Dor 23.5kg £83.80 (356).

Fat hoggets

John Smith, Kells Dor 29kg, £96.50, John Jackson, Ballynure 9 Tex 33kg, £96, R Aicken, Rathkenny 5 Tex 36kg, £95.50, H Carson, Dundrod 27 Tex 28.5kg, £94.80, Ballymena farmer 43 Tex 28.5kg, £94, W Clyde, Antrim 33 Tex 32kg, £94, R Brown, Ballymena 11 Tex 29kg, £93.80, Nigel McClure, Ballymoney 3 Dor 23.5kgv £93.50, E and P McCormick, Cushendun 1 BF 31kg, £93, Kenneth Bell, Broughshane 16 Tex 29kg, £93, Wm Smyth, Limavady 3 Tex 26.5kg, £93, D Devlin, Randalstown 2 Tex 29kg, £93, Richard Creith, Bushmills 26 Tex 27kg, £92.50, R and J Wylie, Clough 30 Suff 27kg, £92.50, W Jamieson, Ballymoney 14 Tex 27kg, £92, V Anderson, Cloughmills 1 Tex 27kg, £92, R and S Graham, Dundrod 14 Suff 30.5kg, £92, Gareth Hayes, Ballymena 4 Tex 28kg, £92, Robin Nicholson, Monkstown 58 Tex 28kg, £92, Mervyn Orr, Ballintoy 7 Suff 28.5kg, £92, D Devlin, Randalstown 8 Tex 28kg, £92, 5 Tex 27kg, £92, Ballymena farmer 24 Tex 25.5kgv £91.80, Robert Boville, Toome 28 Tex 28.5kg, £91, 25 Suff 28.5kg, £91.

Fat ewes (277)

First quality

Suff - £80-£100

Tex - £80-£117

CB - £60-£80

BF - £38-£58