Steady trade for all types of sheep at Ballymena Mart

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An entry of 2,092 sheep in Ballymena resulted in steady trade.

Lambs sold to 406p per kg for a pen of 20 Texels 22.5kg at £91.50 offered by N Hamill, Ballymena and to a top per head of £97 for a pen of heavy Texels from R Currie, Ballymena.

Fat ewes sold to £95.

Fat Lambs (1,929)

Top prices per kg: N Hamill, Ballymena 20 Texel, 22.5kg, £91.50 (406), E Clyde, Antrim 10 Texel, 20kg, £81.00 (405), I Morrison, Ballymena 41 Texel, 22kg, £88.50 (402), G Wilson 8 Texel, 22kg, £88.20 (400), W Kennedy, Ballyclare 1 Texel, 22kg, £88 (400), A Shiels, Kilrea 18 Texel, 21.5kg, £86 (400), A and D McAfee, Bushmills 12 Texel, 20.5kg, £81.50 (397), J Kerr, Coleraine 22 Suffolk, 20kg, £79.50 (397), I Frew, Ballymena 5 Dorset, 22kg, £87 (395), S Hall, Larne 16 Texel, 22kg, £87 (395), H Hall, Newtownabbey 4 Texel, 22kg, £87 (395), W J Shaw, Cloughmills 2 Texel, 22kg, £87 (395), A and D McAfee, 14 Texel 20.5kg, £81 (395), G McConnell, Glenarm 4 Texel, 20kg, £79 (395), S Black, Glenarm 8 Texel, 22.5kg, £88.50 (393), A and D McAfee, Bushmills 3 Texel, 20.5kg, £80.50 (392), T Robinson, Ballynure 10 Texel, 22kg, £86 (391), A Wilson, Glenarm 2 Texel, 23kg, £90 (391), L Calderwood, Dunloy 27 Texel, 23kg, £90 (391), S Jamieson, Broughshane 33 Texel, 22.5kg, £88 (391), P Black 25 Texel, 22.5kg, £88 (391), B Black, Glenarm 25 Texel, 22.5kg, £88 (391).

Top prices per head: R Currie, Ballymena 1 Texel, 40kg, £97, G Irwin, Ballyclare 1 crossbred, 25kg, £93, J Moore, Cullybackey 2 Charollais, 27kg, £93, J K Currie, Ballymena 1 Dorset 30kg, £93, J Graham Ballymena 2 Texel, 27kg, £93, L Hamilton, Broughshane 26 Texel, 26.5kg, £92.50, E McErlean, Portglenone 6 Texel, 27kg, £92.50, J Kearney, Ballymoney 50 Texel, 24.5kg, £92, W McQuitty, Clough 5 Texel, 25kg, £92, N Hamill, Ballymena 20 Texel, 22.5kg, £91.50, D Ward, Glenarm 23 Suffolk, 23.5kg, £91, R A McLarnen, Ballyclare 6 Texel, 24kg, £90.50, I Hood, Ballymena 6 Texel, 23.5kg, £90, I Degnan, Larne 5 Texel, 24.5kg, £90, A Wilson, Glenarm 2 Texel, 23kg, £90, L Calderwood, Dunloy 27 Texel, 23kg, £90, J McFall, Broughshane 7 Texel, 24kg, £90, R Workman, Larne 28 Texel, 24kg, £90, J Barr, Ballyclare 1 Charollais, 25kg, £90, G Irwin, Ballyclare 4 Texel, 23kg, £89.50, J H Craig, Carnlough 15 Suffolk, 25.5kg, £89.50, R Taylor, Lisburn 6 Suffolk, 25.5kg, £89, T J Morton, Larne 12 Suffolk, 25kg, £89, J Murray, Ballymoney 17 Suffolk, 23.5kg, £89, A J Wilson, Ballymena 19 Texel, 24kg, £89.

Fat ewes (First quality)

Suff - £75-£87

Tex - £60-£80

CB - £60-£75

BF - £30-£50

An entry of almost 100 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a steady trade.

Bullocks sold to a top of £1,240 for a Charolais steer offered by I Marcus, Ahoghill.

Heifers sold to a top of £1,080 for a Limousin heifer presented by C Alexander, Glenarm.

Bulls/bullocks sold to: L O’Neill, Ahoghill Parthenais 260kg, £650 (250), C McErlean, Portglenone Limousin 480kg, £1,040 (216), J Graham, Larne Simmental 430kg, £900 (209), I Marcus, Ahoghill Limousin 560kg, £1,170 (208), J Graham, Larne Simmental 500kg, £1,030 (206), T Lowry, Cullybackey 380kg, £780 (205), J Graham, Larne Simmental 500kg, £1,020 (204), T Simpson, Ballymena 380kg, £775 (204), T Lowry, Cullybackey Simmental 390kg, £790 (202), C McErlean, Portglenone Limousin 470kg, £945 (201), local farmer Limousin 550kg, £1,105 (200), I Marcus, Ahoghill Charolais 620kg, £1,240 (200).

Heifers sold to: L O’Neill, Ahoghill Parthenais 210kg, £500 (238), Taggart Bros, Ballyclare Limousin 390kg, £890 (228), Limousin 460kg, £1,040 (226), Limousin 400kg, £900 (225), Charolais 440kg, £980 (222), Charolais 460kg, £1,000 (217), C Alexander, Glenarm Limousin 500kg, £1,080 (216), Taggart Bros, Ballyclare Charolais 450kg, £970 (215), D Rowney, Limousin 400kg, £860 (215), Taggart Bros, Ballyclare 480kg, £1,010 (210), William Bones, Randalstown Charolais 500kg, £1,050 (210), Taggart Bros, Ballyclare Charolais 440kg, £920 (209), L O’Neill, Ahoghill Parthenais 290kg, £600 (206).