Store lambs and breeding sheep remain buoyant at Armoy Mart

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Another super turnout of 2,876 sheep on Wednesday night at Armoy Mart saw fat lambs slightly easier in price.

Store lambs and breeding sheep remaining buoyant.

FAT LAMBS

J P McKillop, Cushendall, 25kgs, £84.00. James Reilly, Ballycastle, 24kgs, £83.80. J Darragh, Stranocum, 24kgs, £83.80. D McFadden, Stranocum, 24kgs, £83.00. D McKeeman, Bushmills, 25kgs, £81.50. James Christie, Bushmills, 23kgs, £81.20. S J and D J Currie, Mosside, 24kgs, £81.00. Lauren Henry, Stranocum, 23kgs, £80.80. Clifford White, Ballycastle, 24kgs, £79.50. Denis Fisher, Ballycastle, 23kgs, £79.50. Paul McClafferty, Cloughmills, 24kgs. £79.00.

STORE LAMBS: Francis McCaughan, Ballycastle, 80 Texel at £70.50. J McHenry, Mosside, 30 Texel at £68.80, 26 at £68.00. James McCormick, Armoy, 45 Texel at £68.00. Des McCollum, Loughguile, 15 Texel at £67.50, 46 mule at £65.50. Pat Quinn, Cushendall, 16 Suffolk at £65.00. V McErlain, Armoy, 53 Suffolk at £65.00. Martin Delargy, Cushendall, 9 Suffolk at £64.50. J McHenry, Mosside, 23 Suffolk at £64.20. Daniel McCormick, Ballycastle, 30 Texel at £64.00. G McCambridge, Ballyvoy, 45 Texel at £64.00. Lyle Booth, Glenoe, 50 Texel at £63.50. Alex McCann, Martinstown, 33 Suffolk at £63.00. Francis McCaughan, Ballycastle, 75 Texel at £62.50. Robert Magill, Kilwaughter, 46 mules at £60.00. James Mullan, Drumsurn, 18 Suffolk £60.00. P O’Neill Knocknacarry, 27 Suffolk at £62.20.

EWE LAMBS

Joe McQuillan, Carnlough, 13 mules at £90.00, 10 at £90.00, 25 at £90.00. M Steele, Glenarm, 12 mules at £84.50. F Hanna, Ballymoney, 6 Suffolk at £84.00.

HOGGETS

J A Kerr, Loughguile, 12 mules at £152, 12 at £136. Robert McKendry, Bushmills, 10 mules at £142. Martin O’Loan, Martinstown, 12 mules at £138, 12 at £130, 12 at £128, 12 at 3126, 12 at £125. E McFetridge, Armoy, 12 Tex at £136, 12 at £136, 12 at £133.

Auctioneer: Daniel McAlister.

TORR SALE

A larger turnout of 2,412 sheep at the annual Torr sale met with a great trade.

Highlight of the sale was of mule ewe lambs for Denis McHenry selling to a top price of £141.

Suffolk/Cheviots sold to £131.

LEADING PRICES

Denis McHenry, (mules) 10 at £141, 10 at £135, 10 at £129, 10 at £128, 10 at £128, 10 at £117, 10 at £113, 10 at £100. Robert McHenry, (Suffolk/Cheviots) 10 at £131, 10 at £115, 10 at £114, 10 at £110, 10 at £110, 10 at £116, 10 at £102. John McNeill, (mules) 12 at £113, 12 at £106, 12 at £105. 12 at £102, 12 at £100, 12 at £100. Vincent McHenry, (Suffolk/Cheviots) 11 at £120, 12 at £113, 10 at £110, 12 at £104. Altmore Farms, (mules) 12 at £128, 12 at £106. J J McAlister, (mules) 12 at £114. James A McNeill, (Suffolk/Cheviots) 12 at £112, 8 at £108. Noel McQuaid, (mules) 11 at £100. McCormick Farms, (mules) 10 at £100. George King, (W/Cheviots) 10 at £136, 10 at £127.

WETHER LAMBS

Robert McHenry, (Suffolk) 42 at £70, 73 at £68. John McNeill, (crossbred) 55 at £63.40, 50 at £60. McCormick Farms, (crossbred) 46 at £68.80, 26 at £65. Noel McQuaid, (crossbred) 80 at £63.60. James McNeill, (crossbred) 55 at £64.50. Noel McQuaid, (B/F) 40 at £46.

Auctioneer: Daniel McAlister.