Beef cows sell to £1048 at Ballymena Mart

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An entry of 350 beef cattle in Ballymena resulted in a steady trade.

Beef cows sold to 184p, Fr cows to 124p, beef bullocks to 200p, Fr bullocks to 150p, beef heifers to 210p. Leading prices as follows:

Beef cows sold to: G Brown, Magheragall Lim 570kg, £1048 (184), J Smyth, Randalstown Lim 550kg, £907 (165), A G Milliken, Dundrod Lim 610kg, £982 (161), local farmer Lim 580kg, £916 (158), Brian McAuley, Antrim Lim 750kg, £1162 (155), McKinney Bros, Maghera Lim 800kg, £1232 (154), W and N Martin, Broughshane Lim 600kg, £894 (149), David Andrew, Templepatrick Lim 680kg, £992 (146), Patrick Delargy, Glenariffe BB 690kg, £993 (144), W J Shaw, Cloughmills Lim 730kg, £1051 (144), S Greer, Ballyclare Lim 630kg, £907 (144), A S Millar, Antrim Sim 700kg, £994 (142), Mark Pentland, Lisburn Lim 650kg, £916 (141), Patrick Delargy, Glenariffe Blonde 750kg, £1042 (139), W and N Martin, Broughshane Lim 700kg, £973 (139), J Smyth, Randalstown Char 510kg, £703 (138), J Murray, Aghalee Lim 790kg, £1090 (138), BB 710kg, £979 (138), local farmer Lim 680kg, £931 (137), John McKeague, Dunloy Blonde 640kg, £870 (136), Lim 740kg, £1006 (136), Blonde 670kg, £911 (136), AS Millar, Antrim Char 740kg, £1006 (136), J Murray, Lim 670kg, £611 (136).

Beef heifers sold to: R McIntyre, Glarryford Char 580kg, £1218 (210), Sam McNabney, Clough Lim 620kg, £1178 (190), D Patterson, Crumlin Char 630kg, £1197 (190), Sam McNabney, Lim 560kg, £1024 (183), David Andrew, Templepatrick Lim 550kg, £990 (180), J Collins, Ballymoney Char 530kg, £943 (178), Sam McNabney Lim 610kg, £1079 (177), Lim 540kg, £939 (174), Lim 550kg £870 (174), G A Fleming, Templepatrick Sim 660kg, £1135 (172), G Brown, Magheragall Lim 610kg, £1037 (170), D Patterson, Crumlin Lim 600kg, £1020 (170), Lim 620kg, £1054 (170), Sam McNabney Lim 630kg, £1071 (170), Lim 550kg, £929 (169), John Wilson, Larne Lim 520kg, £873 (168), Ivan Cherry, Ballymena Char 590kg, £991 (168), John Wilson, Lim 600kg, £996 (166), J Collins, Ballymoney Lim 550kg, £880 (160), R Waide, Cloughmills AA 630kg, £1008 (160), J Dunlop, Cairncastle AA 640kg, £1024 (160), John Wilson Lim 480kg, £748 (156), James Currie, Larne Sim 460kg, £717 (156), Sim 500kg, £775 (155).

Beef bullocks sold to: Alex Brown, Bushmills AA 590kg, £1180 (200), Alistair Foreman, Belfast Char 640kg, £1280 (200), John Blair, Cullybackey Char 570kg, £1140 (200), Char 580kg, £1160 (200), Alex Brown AA 630kg, £1234 (196), AA 660kg, £1280 (194), John Blair Char 610kg, £1183 (194), Alex Brown AA 650kg, £1248 (192), Robert Clyde, Templepatrick Lim 710kg, £1363 (192), Tom McKinstry, Ballyclare Char 690kg, £1311 (190), Lloyd George, Nutts Corner Lim 670kg, £1273 (190), S O’Kane, Ballymoney Char 590kg, £1121 (190), A Clements, Muckamore Lim 680kg, £1292 (190), McKinney Bros, Maghera Lim 730kg, £1387 (190), John Blair, Char 610kg, £1152 (189), Alex Brown AA 590kg, £1109 (188), Tom McKinstry Char 730kg, £1372 (188), Margaret McCurry, Cushendall Char 610kg, £1146 (188), Thornton farm, Lisburn Lim 620kg £1159 (187), Ivan Riddell, Knockloughrim Lim 540kg, £1009 (187), Tom McKinstry Char 690kg, £1283 (186), Lloyd George, Nutts Corner Lim 670kg, £1246 (186), Tom McKinstry Char 540kg, £1184 (185), Margaret McCurry, Cushendall Lim 660kg, £1214 (184).

Friesian cows sold to: W W McCormick, Ballycastle 670kg, £830 (124), McGookin Farming, Ballyclare 740kg, £873 (118), Mrs J E McIlroy, Magheramourne 670kg, £743 (111), John Carey, Dunloy 600kg, £654 (109), Ian Millar, Ballymena 650kg, £708 (109), McGookin Farming 720kg, £770 (107), W T Robinson, Glenarm 670kg, £716 (107), A and W McIlwaine, Ballyclare 660kg, £699 (106), R and D Allen, Randalstown 720kg, £748 (104), local farmer 660kg, £686 (104), Alex B Carson, Clough 630kg, £655 (104), H and A Speedy, Randalstown 650kg, £669 (103), D McAuley, Toomebridge 620kg, £626 (101), local farmer 660kg, £660 (100), 720kg, £720 (100), M and S Caldwell, Ballycarry 610kg, £597 (98), John Carey, Dunloy 700kg, £665 (95), Mrs M Wilkin, Islandmagee 610kg, £579 (95), Ian Millar, Ballymena 620kg, £570 (92), D McAuley, Toomebridge 610kg, £555 (91), W W McCormick, Ballycastle 630kg, £567 (90), Mrs M Wilkin, 590kg, £525 (89), WW McCormick 630kg, £554 (88), John Carey, Dunloy 710kg, £610 (86).

Friesian bullocks sold to: Raymond Walsh, Toomebridge 650kg, £975 (150), 690kg, £972 (141), B O’Kane, Maghera 570kg, £695 (122), Raymond Walsh 700kg, £840 (120), James Currie, Larne 470kg, £564 (120).

28 dairy cows and heifers sold readily to £1580 for a second calver from D Blelock, Crumlin. Ruling prices: D Blelock, Crumlin calved cow £1580, A Anderson, Cookstown calved hfr £1420, D Blelock calved hfr £1410, D W Graham, Clough calved hfr £1390, WG Johnston, Ligoniel calved hfr £1340, R H and H A Shanks, Dunadry calved hfr £1260, S McCormick, Bangor calved cow £1210, WS Kennedy, Ballyclare calved cow £1210, Thomas Carlisle, Dundrod calved cow £1180, Thomas James Gordon, Ballyclare calved hfr £1170, S McCormick, Bangor calved cow £1060, David A Strange, Ballyclare calved cow £1020, R H and H A Shanks, Dunadry calved hfr £1020.

A large entry of over 100 lots in the suckler ring sold to £3360 for a pedigree Lim cow sold for representatives C McCartan, Lurgan. Commercial stock sold to £1630 for a Lim heifer with bull calf, breeding bulls sold to £1600 for a Lim.

Ruling prices: A G Milliken, Dundrod Lim hfr and bull calf £1630, Lim hfr and hfr calf £1560, Char hfr and bull calf £1490, Lim hfr and hfr calf £1400, Lim hfr and bull calf £1400, Lim hfr and hfr calf £1380, Ian Craig, Antrim Lim cow in calf £1300, Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Char hfr and bull calf £1300, A G Milliken, Lim hfr and hfr calf £1300, Lim hfr and bull calf £1290, Ian Craig, Antrim Lim cow and bull calf £1280, A G Milliken Lim hfr and bull calf £1280, Harry Irvine, Carrick Lim hfr and hfr calf £1260, A G Milliken Lim hfr and bull calf £1250, W Jeffers, Macosquin AA cow and bull calf £1230, P Beatty, Nutts Corner Lim cow and bull calf £1200, David McClintock, Broughshane Lim hfr and hfr calf £1200, Ian Craig, Antrim AA cow and hfr calf £1200, Joe Casement, Downpatrick AA hfr and hfr calf £1190, AA cow and bull calf £1190, A G Milliken, Dundrod Lim hfr and hfr calf £1180, Joe Casement, Downpatrick AA hfr and bull calf £1180, S G Lindsay, Newtownabbey Blonde cow in calf £1120, Ian Craig, Antrim Sim cow in calf £1090, Andrew McCurdy, Broughshane St in calf hfr £1080, J Crawford, Ballynure Lim in calf hfr £1080.

140 lots in ring three sold to £505 for a partly reared BB bull, young bulls to £350 for an AA. Strong heifer calves to £450 for a BB, younger lots to £305 for a Lim and Friesian bulls to £245.

Beef bred bulls sold to: McGookin farming, Ballyclare BB £505, S and A M Doherty, Limavady BB £390, T Livingstone, Ballymena BB £390, McGookin farming Fkv £380, S and A M Doherty, BB £370, BB £360, T Herbinson, Randalstown AA £350, McGookin farming, Fkv £345, T Herbinson AA £340, Hugh Hall, Ballyclare AA £335, J Blair, Larne Lim £325, McGookin Farming BB £310, S and A M Doherty BB £300, Joseph Adams, Ballymena AA £300, Hugh Hall, Ballyclare AA £300, W J and F C Patterson, Broughshane AA £295.

Heifer calves sold to: McGookin Farming, Ballyclare BB £450, T Livingstone, Ballymena BB £370, N Alexander, Gracehill Lim £305, Jonathan McGuckian, Randalstown BB £290, K Craig, Ballyclare BB £290, T Herbinson, Randalstown AA £275, Joseph Adams, Ballymena Here £270, Hugh Hall, Ballyclare AA £265, Joseph Adams Here £260, Jonathan McGuckian BB £250, B O’Kane, Maghera Lim £240, N McRoberts, Ballinderry Lim £220, James Gaston, Ballinaloob AA £215, Jonathan McGuckian Here £215, W J and F C Patterson, Broughshane AA £215, D Montgomery, Glenwherry Lim £215.

Friesian bulls sold to: John Graham, Glenwherry £245, Alastair McBurney, Cloughmills £140, £115, J Oliver, Limavady £112, Alastair McBurney £100, W R and J R Dunn, Ballyclare £98, Joseph Adams, Ballymena £90, Alastair McBurney £90, W R and J R Dunn £90, John Patterson, Crumlin £88, R I McLaughlin, Cloughmills £85, B O’Kane, Maghera £70, £70, Thomas Dunlop, Glenarm £70, J Oliver, Limavady £70.

A smaller entry of 200 weanlings resulted in a steady trade. Bull calves sold to £505 over for a Char 330kg at £835 offered by J H Frazer, Belfast. Heifers sold to £425 over for a Lim 340kg at £765 presented by Wm Jones, Templepatrick.

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs

J Heffron and K Lavery, Randalstown Lim 220kg, £595 (270), W Dawson, Stoneyford Char 200kg, £540 (270), J McMordie, Moorfields Sal 200kg £525 (262), Anthony McFadden, Garvagh Char 230kg, £600 (260), Ivor G Hyndman, Maghera Lim 250kg, £640 (256), W Dawson, Stoneyford Char 250kg, £640 (256), J Kirkpatrick, Crumlin AA 170kg, £415 (244), J McMordie, Moorfields Sal 210kg, £510 (242), Sal 220kg, £530 (240), local farmer Lim 250kg, £600 (200), PJ McQuillan, Glenravel Sim 250kg, £585 (234), A Scott, Templepatrick AA 250kg, £560 (224), J Heffron and K Lavery Lim 250kg, £505 (202), J McMordie Sal 200kg, £400 (200), PJ McQuillan, Glenravel Sim 240kg, £470 (195).

251-300kgs

J H Fraser, Belfast Char 260kg, £660 (253), local farmer (2) Lim 280kg, £700 (250), Anthony McFadden, Garvagh Char 260kg, £640 (246), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick Sim 300kg, £715 (238), P J McQuillan, Glenravel Sim 290kg, £660 (227), M Johnston, Toomebridge Char 260kg, £590 (226), Anthony McFadden, Garvagh Char 280kg, £620 (221), Mrs C McQuitty, Clough Char 300kg £660 (220), W McQuitty (2) Char 300kg, £660 (220), J Kirkpatrick, Crumlin AA 270kg, £590 (218), L and E Armstrong, Dungiven Lim 290kg, £630 (217), Harry Irvine, Carrickfergus Lim 300kg, £650 (216), J McMordie, Moorfields Sal 260kg, £560 (215), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick Lim 300kg, £645 (215).

301-350kgs

J H Fraser, Belfast Char 330kg, £835 (253), Kenneth Abbott, Lisburn Char 310kg, £765 (246), F McConnell Lim 340kg, £770 (226), J S and D R Glass, Ballymena Lim 350kg, £790 (225), S McAllister, Ballintoy Char 350kg, £790 (225), J H Fraser Char 330kg, £730 (221), J Heffron and K Lavery, Randalstown Lim 320kg, £700 (218), J H Fraser, Belfast Char 320kg, £700 (218), S McAllister, Ballintoy Char 330kg, £710 (215), local farmer Char 350kg £750 (214), Robert McDowell, Gleno Sim 350kg, £725 (207), J H Fraser Here 320kg, £660 (206), Harry Irvine, Carricck Lim 330kg, £680 (206), B Megahey, Belfast Lim 330kg, £670 (203), J Jones, Belfast Char 350kg, £705 (201), Norman Boyle, Ballyclare BB 330kg, £660 (200).

351kg and over

J Jones, Belfast Lim 380kg, £845 (222), Lim 400kg, £880 (220), Robert McDowell, Gleno Sim 400kg, £840 (210), Sim 380kg, £790 (207), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick Lim 390kg, £800 (205), Norman Boyle, Ballyclare L B W 360kg, £730 (202), P McConnell, Ligoniel Sim 430kg, £870 (200), Lim 450kg, £900 (200), Graham Loughery, Limavady Char 370kg, £740 (200), J McCarroll, Ballymena Lim 370kg, £715 (193), P Beatty, Nutts Corner Lim 410kg, £790 (192), Graham Loughery (3) Sim 380kg, £730 (192), P Beatty Here 440kg, £840 (190), B Megahey, Belfast Lim 390kg, £740 (189).

Heifer calves 0-250kgs

Anthony McFadden, Garvagh Char 210kg, £480 (228), J Heffron and K Lavery, Randalstown Lim 250kg, £520 (208), P J McQuillan, Glenravel Sim 200kg, £505 (202), S J Hall, Antrim BB 140kg, £270 (192), Houston Crooks, Kilwaughter Sim 210kg, £400 (190), J Heffron and K Lavery Lim 250kg, £450 (180), E Drummod, Ballynure Lim 250kg, £440 (176), A Scott, Templepatrick AA 230kg, £395 (171).

251-300kgs

W and D McClure, Dundrod Char 270kg, £640 (237), Harry Irvine, Carrickfergus Lim 280kg, £655 (233), L and E Armstrong, Dungiven Lim 280kg, £595 (212), W Dawson, Stoneyford Char 270kg, £560 (207), Harry Irvine, Carrick Char 280kg, £580 (207), W and D McClure Char 300kg, £600 (200), J Stevenson, Ballymena Lim 260kg, £515 (198), W and D McClure, Char 290kg, £550 (189), P J McQuillan, Glenravel Sim 260kg, £490 (188), Sim 300kg, £565 (188), J Fleck, Ahoghill Sim 290kg, £530 (182).

301-350kgs

Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick Lim 340kg, £765 (225), W and D McClure, Dundrod Char 310kg, £670 (216), B Megahey, Belfast Lim 350kg, £750 (214), W and D McClure Char 310kg, £630 (203), J H Fraser, Belfast Char 310kg, £630 (203), L and E Armstrong, Dungiven Lim 320kg, £650 (203), local producer Char 350kg, £700 (200), B Megahey, Belfast Lim 350kg, £660 (188), local farmer Sim 350kg, £650 (185), W and D McClure Char 340kg, £630 (185).

351kg and over

Local farmer Char 400kg, £810 (202), Ivor G Hyndman, Maghera Lim 450kg, £870 (193), R A Brown, Moneymore BB 450kg, £835 (185), S and G Davidson, Broughshane Lim 380kg, £700 (184), R A Brown, Moneymore BB 450kg, £825 (183), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick Lim 360kg, £660 (183), P McConnell, Ligoniel Char 410kg, £750 (182), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick AA 360kg, £650 (180), P McConnell, Ligoniel Lim 440kg, £790 (179), J H Fraser, Belfast Char 380kg, £680 (179), J Stevenson, Ballymena Lim 370kg, £650 (175), J Fraser Char 390kg, £670 (171).

An entry of 200 bull/bullock calves at the final suckled calf sale in Ballymena resulted in a terrific trade. Bullock calves sold to £610 over for a Char 290kg at £900 presented by R Henry, Kilwaughter. Leading prices:

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs

Local farmer Lim 170kg, £495 (291), Mrs Jean Hoey, Glenarm Char 210kg, £610 (290), W and G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 250kg, £710 (284), A Kennedy, Ardglass (2) Lim 230kg, £640 (278), A V Magill, Carnlough Char 250kg, £690 (276), M Ramsey, Ballyclare Lim 230kg, £630 (273), S Quigg, Garvagh Char 240kg, £650 (270), W and G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 250kg, £660 (264), J J McGarel, Ballygally Lim 220kg, £575 (261), Alex Connor, Ballyclare (2) BB 250kg, £650 (260), Wm McCann, Cargan Char 220kg, £570 (259), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 230kg, £595 (258), S Quigg, Garvagh Char 240kg, £620 (258), HA Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Char 240kg, £620 (258).

251-300kgs

R Henry, Kilwaughter Char 290kg, £900 (310), S Quigg, Garvagh Char 270kg, £790 (292), Char 270kg, £780 (288), W and G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 260kg, £710 (273), S H Bellingham, Ballymoney Char 260kg, £700 (269), S Quigg Char 290kg, £780 (269), A S Millar, Antrim Char 290kg, £780 (269), Alex Burleigh, Glenarm Char 290kg, £780 (269), W and G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 270kg, £720 (266), M McVicker, Ballycastle Char 270kg, £710 (263), S H Bellingham Lim 260kg, £675 (259), W and G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 260kg, £665 (255), Timothy Wray, Carnlough Lim 260kg, £660 (253), W and G Hanna Char 290kg, £730 (251), S Taylor, Ligoniel Lim 260kg, £650 (250), SH Bellingham Lim 260kg, £650 (250).

301-350kgs

J Mulvenna, Larne Char 330kg, £880 (266), A V Magill, Carnlough Char 330kg, £870 (263), R Henry, Kilwaughter Char 310kg, £815 (262), Lim 340kg, £840 (247), A Kennedy, Ardglass Char 310kg, £745 (240), John O’Kane, Cushendall Lim 330kg, £785 (237), G Orr, Ballywalter Lim 320kg, £760 (237), S H Bellingham, Ballymoney Lim 310kg, £735 (237), J Mulvenna, Larne Char 340kg, £790 (232), HA Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Char 310kg, £720 (232), representatives R Workman, Kilwaughter Char 330kg, £760 (230), P and M Convery, Cushendun Lim 310kg, £710 (229), T J Morton, Cairncastle Sim 310kg, £700 (225), Wm Bonnes, Randalstown Char 310kg, £700 (225), Wm McCann, Cargan Char 320kg, £710 (221), P and M Convery, Cushendun Lim 320kg, £710 (221).

351-400kgs

V N Fleck, Broughshane Lim 380kg, £910 (239), A V Magill, Carnlough Char 360kg, £850 (236), J Mulvenna, Larne Char 400kg, £895 (223), M and R Simpson, Broughshane Lim 360kg, £790 (219), A V Magill, Carnlough Char 370kg, £780 (210), P and M Convery, Cushendun Lim 360kg, £750 (208), L and T Curragh, Donaghadee AA 390kg, £780 (200), M and F Speers, Cullybackey Sim 390kg, £770 (197), Ian Hunter Straid, Char 370kg, £730 (197), P and M Convery, Cushendun Lim 360kg, £710 (197), L and T Curragh, Donaghadee AA 400kg, £780 (195), F J McDonnell, Martinstown Char 370kg, £720 (194), L and T Curragh, Donaghadee AA 380kg, £720 (189), (2) AA 390kg, £730 (187), Ian Hunter, Straid Char 370kg, £670 (181).

Over 200 heifer calves sold to 332 pence per kg for a 220kg Lim at £730 and to £850 each for a 300kg BB.

Heifers 0-250kgs

M Ramsey, Ballyclare Lim 220kg, £730 (331), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 220kg, £675 (306), Char 240kg, £705 (293), Char 240kg, £690 (287), Char 250kg, £715 (286), Char 250kg, £705 (282), Char 250kg, £700 (280), J and J Anderson, Cullybackey Lim 220kg, £610 (277), J M McKinty, Ballyclare Lim 220kg, £610 (277), P and J O’Kane Char 230kg, £625 (271), Char 250kg £675 (270), Char 250kg, £665 (266), I McIlveen, Kells Lim 250kg, £655 (262), Robert Workman, Kilwaughter Char 230kg, £590 (256), Mrs R McMullan, Ballygally Char 240kg, £615 (256), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Char 250kg, £640 (256).

251-300kgs

W and G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 260kg £790 (303), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 260kg, £785 (301), P and M Convery, Cushendun Lim 270kg, £770 (285), John Glenn, Lisburn BB 300kg, £850 (283), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 270kg, £760 (281), Char 260kg, £730 (280), Char 270kg, £750 (277), P and M Convery Lim 280kg, £770 (275), G Orr, Ballywalter Lim 280kg, £750 (267), representatives R Workman, Larne Char 270kg, £720 (266), P and J O’Kane, Char 270kg, £715 (264), Timothy Wray, Carnlough Lim 280kg, £740 (264), Raymond Jordan, Glenavy Lim 290kg, £765 (263), Mrs R McMullan, Ballygally Char 280kg, £735 (262), Char 300kg, £785 (261), Timothy Wray, Carnlough Lim 270kg, £705 (261).

301-350kgs

John Glenn, Lisburn Lim 310kg, £780 (251), Liam Campbell, Carnlough Lim 320kg, £745 (232), John Glenn AA 320kg, £745 (232), Mrs R McMullan, Ballygally Char 310kg, £715 (230), Donal Kane, Cushendall Lim 310kg, £705 (227), Alex Burleigh, Glenarm Char 320kg, £725 (226), Wm Bonnes, Randalstown Char 320kg, £704 (220), P and M Convery, Cushendun Lim 310kg, £680 (219), Robert Workman, Kilwaughter Char 320kg, £700 (218), Liam Campbell, Carnlough Lim 310kg, £675 (217), A S Millar, Antrim Char 310kg, £670 (216), P and M Convery, Cushendun Lim 320kg, £690 (215), Wm Bonnes, Randasltown Char 320kg, £690 (215), Donal Kane, Cushendall Char 310kg, £665 (214), Lim 330kg, £700 (212), J McAuley, Ballyclare Lim 320kg, £675 (210).

Another great entry of sheep in Ballymena on Monday evening resulted in a steady trade. Breeding sheep sold to £136, ewe lambs to £152, store lambs to £75 and rams to 820gns.

Breeding sheep sold to: D Mulholland, Dungannon 2 Suff ewes £136, 3 Suff ewes £136, S Gormley, Claudy 8 BF ewes £135, Trevor Wray, Ballymena 4 CB £132, H Calwell, Ballyhalbert 11 Tex ewes £126, D Mulholland, 5 Suff £122, H Calwell 10 Tex ewes £120, S Gormley 7 BF £120, D Mulholland 5 Suff ewes £115, L Keys, Dromore 7 Suff ewes £112, Walter Hoy, Templepatrick 7 CB ewes £112, 6 CB ewes £112, S Gormley, Claudy 7 BF £112, Walter Hoy, 4 Tex ewes £111, J O’Neill, Newtowncrommelin 11 Tex ewes £100, Trevor Wray, Ballymena 3 BF ewes £100, Mary Millar, Dungiven 6 CB hgts £100, Walter Hoy 6 Tex £98, Mary Millar 12 Suff £98, R McNabney, Broughshane 3 Dor ewe £96, local farmer 6 Suff £92, 7 Suff ewes £90, 8 Tex £90, Robert Burgess, Saintfield 8 CB ewes £90.

Store lambs sold to: R Topping, Kilwaughter 7 Tex £75, John Holden, Larne 1 Mule £74, Dougie Hall, Ballynure 3 Tex £71, K Kidd, Broughshane 27 Suff £70, R Topping, Kilwaughter 6 Tex £68, Ivan Stevenson, Broughshane 7 Tex £68, W Jones Jnr, Templepatrick 30 Tex £67.50, E Matthews, Glenarm 10 Dor £67, J Dunlop, Cairncastle 7 Tex £66, Patrick McNeill, Cushendun 21 Suff £65, 6 Suff £65, J P McAuley, Parkmore 10 Tex £64.50, Noel Hamilton, Moorfields 25 Tex £64, J C O’Boyle, Randalstown 14 Tex £64, Alex McLoughlin, Carnlough 20 Suff £63.50, Wendy McDonnell, Ballygally 2 K H £63, David Campbell, Templepatrick 8 Tex £63, JC O’Boyle, Randalstown 14 Tex £63, G Ferguson, Stewartstown 18 Tex £63, W Jones Jnr, Templepatrick 20 Tex £62.50, J C O’Boyle, Randalstown 11 Tex £62.50, Alex McLoughlin, Carnlough 20 Tex £62, R Cambell, Templepatrick 20 Tex £62, J C O’Byle 11 Tex £61.

Ewe lambs sold to: D McSwiggan, Gortin 12 BF £152, 12 BF £130, B McAllister, Glenarm 12 BF £115, D McSwiggan 12 BF £105, R Kelly, Gortin 6 BF £100, D McSwiggan 12 BF £100, 12 BF £100, E Conway, Cranagh 14 BF £100, R Kelly 6 BF £98, John Holden, Larne 15 Mule £98, T and B Gibson, Broughshane 10 Mule £97, Wm Adam, Ballymena 7 Mule £96, T and B Gibson 12 BF £95, B McAllister, Glenarm 11 BF £95, John Holden, Larne 15 Mule £95, D McSwiggan, Gortin 12 BF £90, E Conway, Cranagh 9 BF £90, E Coyle, Strabane 12 Bf £90, T McKillop, Glenarm 14 Mil £90, John Holden 16 Mule £90, S O’Kane, Dungiven 6 Cv £90 R Kelly, Gortin 7 BF £88, P Sheerin, Draperstown 11 BF £88, B McAllister, Glenarm 11 BF £88, John Holden, Larne 12 Mule £86.

Annual ram fair sold to: A McNeilly, Randalstown Suff 820gns, Phillip Lamont, Kells Suff 600gns, Robert Mulligan, Banbridge Tex 580gns, D Mawhinney, Newtownards Char 550gns, Nigel Ross, Raloo Tex 520gns, J H Hegarty, Bendooragh Rouge 500gns, Megan Shaw, Larne Tex 500gns, S and J McCollum, Nutts Corner Tex 500gns, John W Watson, Annacloy Tex 500gns, Tex 500gns, A Sampson, Castledawson Tex 480gns, S Jamieson, Broughshane Tex 480gns, John W Watson, Annacloy Tex 480gns, A Sampson, Castledawson Tex 470gns, Violet Johnston, Desertmartin Tex 460gns, Joe Adams, Glarryford Suff 460gns, John H Hegarty Rouge 450gns, Austin Shaw, Larne Tex 450gns, John H Hegarty Suff 450gns, Violet Johnston Tex 440gns, Richard Currie, Ballymena Blu 430gns, Patrick Heagney, Cookstown Rouge 450gns, Dessie Tosh, Limavady Tex 420gns, S Wilson, Ballymena Tex 420gns, Richard Currie Blu 420gns, B and C McIlroy, Raloo Blu 420gns, Wm Smyth, Limavady Suff 420gns, John H Hegarty Rou 400gns, Colin J Price, Nutts Corner Tex 400gns, Peter Boyd, Ballyclare Tex 400gns.

An entry of 240 store cattle in Ballymena resulted in a better trade. Bullocks sold to £635 over for an AA 560kg at £1195 offered by Tom Moorhead, Aughafatten. Heifers sold to £530 over for an AA 480kg at £1010 presented by W Kennedy, Ballyclare.

Heifers 301-400kgs sold to: Sid Rea, Straid (3) Char 400kg, £820 (205), Mrs S Davidson, Ligoniel (3) Char 350kg, £675 (192), A S Pearson, Newtownards Lim 400kg £770, (192), W Orr, Moorfields Lim 400kg, £745 (186), Sid Rea SH 320kg, £580 (181).

401-500kgs: W Kennedy, Ballyclare AA 480kg, £1010 (210), A S Pearson, Newtownards Lim 430kg, £895 (208), (2) Lim 450kg, £930 (206), Hazel Forsythe, Ballynure Lim 480kg, £985 (205), W Kennedy Char 500kg £1020, (204), Lim 410kg, £830 (202), A S Pearson Char 470kg, £930 (197), W Kennedy Char 450kg, £885 (196), A S Pearson Char 480kg, £920 (191), Lim 410kg, £785 (191), A Clements, Muckamore Lim 500kg, £950 (190).

501kg and over: D and F Kinney, Cushendall Char 510kg, £1025 (201), W Kennedy, Ballyclare Lim 510kg, £1010 (198), D and F Kinney Lim 520kg, £1010 (194), D Patterson, Crumlin Char 510kg, £990 (194), W Kennedy Lim 520kg, £1000 (192), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Lim 510kg, £970 (190), D Patterson, Crumlin Char 530kg, £990 (186), D and F Kinney Char 560kg, £1030 (183), Denis Minford, Crumlin Here 510kg, £885 (173), W McClenaghan, Limavady (2) Char 530kg, £890 (167).

Bulls/blks 301-400kgs: Mrs S Davidson, Ligoniel (3) Char 310kg, £720 (232), Rbt Workmna, Kilwaughter Char 390kg, £850 (218), A Clements, Muckamore Lim 400kg, £860 (215), John S Coleman, Glarryford Here 390kg, £770 (197), W Orr, Moorfields Lim 400kg, £785 (196), Samuel McAllister, Ballycarry Lim 390kg, £725 (185).

401-500kgs: Robert Workman, Kilwaughter Char 430kg, £930 (216), Carrigeen farms, Templepatrick (2) Char 460kg, £990 (215), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 410kg, £880 (214), C Tinsdale, Carnlough Char 490kg, £1050 (214), W Ward and Sons, Crumlin AA 490kg, £1050 (214), Mrs S Wilson, Ballymena Lim 460kg, £970 (210), Char 470kg, £990 (210), A Clements, Muckamore Lim 420kg, £880 (209), Teenies Farm, Broughshane Lim 480kg, £1000 (208), Ivan Cherry, Ballymena Char 470kg, £975 (207), N Wilson, Ballymena Lim 440kg, £910 (206), Alistair Foreman, Belfast Char 490kg, £1010 (206), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 490kg, £1000 (204), Andrew Andrews, Kells Lim 450kg, £915 (203), A Clements, Muckamore AA 480kg, £960 (200).

501kg and over: Tom Moorhead, Aughafatten AA 560kg, £1195 (213), W Ward and Sons, Crumlin AA 550kg, £1150 (209), AA 540kg, £1125 (208), AA 550kg, £1140 (207), Carrigeen farms, Templepatrick Lim 530kg, £1090 (205), W Ward and Sons, Crumlin AA 560kg, £1150 (205), Alistair Foreman Char 560kg, £1140 (203), W J Kissack, Ballymena AA 560kg, £1140 (203), Alistair Foreman Char 520kg, £1055 (202), J McMurran, Ballycarry Char 600kg, £1200 (200), James Logan, Ahoghill Char 520kg, £1040 (200), Carrigeen Farms Char 530kg, £1060 (200), James Logan Char 600kg, £1190 (198), C Tinsdale, Carnlough Char 520kg, £1030 (198), James Logan Lim 610kg, £1200 (196), Tom Moorhead Char 550kg, £1080 (196).

An entry of 2264 sheep in Ballymena resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 352p for a pen of Texels 23kg at £81 offered by J K Currie, Ballymena and to a top per head of £87 for a pen of 5 Texels 29kg presented by Tom Stirling, Parkgate. Fat ewes sold to £66.

Fat lambs (2007)

Top prices per kg: J K Currie, Ballymena 3 Tex 23kg, £81 (352), Jonathan Fenton, Glarryford 15 Tex 20.5kg, £72 (351), G Millar, Moneymore 23 Tex 20kg, £69.50 (347), J McCollum, Carnlough 12 Tex 20.5kg, £70.80 (345), M Warnock, Limavady 3 Tex 21.5kg, £74 (344), Paul Butler, Rathkenny 28 Suff 23.5kg, £80.50 (342), local farmer 22 Tex 23kg, £78 (339), J and N Morrow, Glenarm 30 Tex 21kg, £71.20 (339), J and S Kane, Doagh 32 Tex 24kg, £81 (337), T McKillop, Glenarm 21 Tex, 22.5kg £75.80 (336), Ann Patterson 21 Tex 20.5kg, £69 (336), Wm Smyth, Moorfields 12 Tex 22kg, £74 (336), Mrs E M Boyle, Larne 16 Tex 21.5kg, £72.20 (335), Noel Hamilton, Moorfields 13 Tex 22.5kg, £75.50 (335), R J Hunter, Broughshane 24 Tex 23kg, £77 (334), 18 Tex 23kg £77 (334), Sammy Fry 27 Tex 23kg £77 (334), WA Hagan, Ballyclare 24 Tex 22kg, £73.50 (334), Norman McBurney, Moorfields 54 Tex 24.5kg, £81.80 (333), Mrs J Mills, Glenarm 13 Tex 24.5kg, £81.80 (333), Graham Bros, Aughafatten 12 Tex 24kg, £80 (333), R Coleman, Glarryford 22 Tex 24.5kg, £81.50 (332), Carrigeen Farms, Templepatrick 44 Tex 25kg, £83 (332), James McQuitty, Ballycarry 12 Tex 23.5kg, £78 (331), L Kirk, Clough 15 Tex 22kg, £73 (331).

Top prices per head: J K Currie, Ballymena 1 Tex 39kg, £118, M Warnock, Limavady 2 Tex 36.5kg, £98, Jonathan Stirling 5 Tex 29kg, £87, R Boyle, Larne 12 Tex 26kg, £85, S McGowan, Ballymoney 27 Tex 25.5kg, £84, R and S Graham, Dundrod 4 BF 29kg, £84, Michael Smyth, Limavady 3 Suff 27.5kg, £84, Mrs S White, Cloughmills 20 Tex 26kg, £83, Carrigeen Farms, Templepatrick 44 Tex 25kg, £83, Ian Gibson, Broughshane 15 Tex, 26.5kg £83, Wm Steele, Ballyclare 9 Tex 26kg, £83, Thomas Duffin, Randalstown 28 Tex 25.5kg, £82.50, David Duffin, Toomebridge 7 Tex 25.5kg, £82, Thomas Duffin, Randalstown 2 Suff 25.5kg, £82.50, Wilbert Reid, Aughafatten 17 Tex 26kg, £82, S Mulvenna, Glenarm 19 Tex 25kg, £82, Dan Boyle, Dunloy 38 Tex 25.5kg, £81.80, Norman McBurney, Moorfields 54 Tex 24.5kg, £81.80, Mrs J Mills, Glenarm 13 Tex 24.5kg, £81.80, R Coleman, Glarryford 22 Tex 24.5kg, £81.50, Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter 36 25.5kg, £81.50, S D Anderson, Kilwaughter 16 Suff 25.5kg, £81.50, James P Carey, Cloughmills 12 Tex 25kg, £81.50, R and A Morrow, Glenarm 17 Tex 25kg, £81, Robert J Hunter, Broughshane 22 Tex 25kg, £81.

Fat ewes (257)

First quality

Suff - £50-£66

Tex - £50-£68

CB - £45-£60

BF - £35-£50