MARTS: Ballymena

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An entry of 130 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a terrific trade.

Store bullocks sold to £680 over for a Char 620kg at £1300 presented by James Smyth, Randalstown. Heifers sold to £570 over for a Char 510kg at £1080 offered by A Thompson, Straid.

Store bullocks sold to:

Sean Black, Glenarm Char 390kg £960 (246), AA 370kg £880 (237), S & K McErlean, Belfast Lim 490kg £1140 (232), C Tinsdale, Carnlough Char 510kg £1154 (224), J Gamble, Ballymoney Char 480kg £1060 (220), C Tinsdale Char 490kg £1070 (218), J Smyth, Randalstown Char 560kg £1215 (217), C Tinsdale Char 520kg £1120 (215), Char 510kg £1080 (211), S & K McErlean Lim 520kg £1095 (210), J Smyth Char 570kg £1200 (210), C Tinsdale Char 570kg £1200 (210), J Gamble, Ballymoney Lim 550kg £1155 (210), J Smyth Char 620kg £1300 (209), J Gamble Char 580kg £1200 (206), J Smyth Char 560kg £1150 (205).

Friesian bullocks sold to:

J Lindsay, Dundonald 550kg £985 (179), T & D Calwell, Clough 540kg £935 (173), John Reid, Carnlough 530kg £850 (160), J Lindsay, Dundonald (5) 530kg £830 (156), (3) 500kg £780 (156), (3) 510kg £780 (152), John Reid, Carnlough 530kg £810 (152), 530kg £800 (150).

Store heifers sold to:

F & A McGowan, Galdanagh Par 250kg £560 (224), R McCurdy, Broughshane BB 400kg £955 (217), A Thompson, Straid Char 510kg £1080 (211), Char 490kg £1030 (210), J Gamble, Ballymoney Char 530kg £1100 (207), W Moore, Templepatrick AA 490kg £1010 (206), Jim Allen, Larne Blonde 510kg £1050 (205), F & A McGowan, Galdanagh Par 210kg £430 (204), R McCurdy, Broughshane Lim 460kg £930 (202), J Gamble, Ballymoney Char 450kg £890 (197), R McCurdy Lim 430kg £850 (197), J Gamble Char 530kg £1045 (197), F & A McGowan Par 280kg £550 (196), J Gamble Char 520kg £1005 (193), F & A McGowan Par 280kg £540 (192), WS Thompson, Straid BB 520kg £995 (191).

An entry of 1590 sheep in Ballymena resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 321p for a pen of 6 x 23kg Texels at £74 offered by M/S McAfee, Bushmills and to a top per head of £79 for a pen of Texels 25kg from Ian Olphert, Bushmills. Fat ewes sold to £80.

Fat lambs (1188)

JK Currie, Ballymena 1 Tex 25kg £100 (400), Richard Currie, Ballymena 1 Tex 25kg £100 (400), A & D McAfee, Bushmills 6 Tex 23kg £74 (321), Ian Olphert, Bushmills 2 Tex 25kg £79 (316), WJ Cubitt, Rasharkin 15 Tex 22kg £66 (300), N & J McKee, Cairncastle 3 Tex 18kg £54 (300), A & D McAfee 3 Tex 24kg £71 (295), James Houston, Randalstown 4 Rouge 24kg £70 (291), Sean McAllister, Ballycastle 7 Suff 20kg £57 (285), T Jackson, Broughshane 3 Char 22.5kg £64 (284), J McFerran, Glarryford 6 Suff 19.5kg £55 (282), E Clyde, Muckamore 9 Tex 22kg £62 (281), Edith Duff, Kells 7 Tex 22kg £62 (281), Alex Wilson, Glenarm 9 Tex 21kg £59 (281), W Holland, Doagh 28 Tex 23.5kg £66 (280), Edward Jamison, Macosquin 13 Tex 21.5kg £60 (279), G Millar, Moneymore 20 Tex 23kg £64 (278), Alex Wilson, Glenarm 14 Tex 22kg £61 (277), Darren Hamill, Broughshane 2 Suff 21kg £58.20 (277), T Hamill 14 Suff 21kg £58.20 (277), R Hamill, Aughafatten 1 Suff 21kg £58.20 (277), 16 Suff 21kg £58.20 (277), Mark Barr, Ballyclare 13 Tex 21.5kg £59.50 (276), Samuel Robinson, 5 Tex 25.5kg £70.50 (276), S Warwick, Ballyclare 19 Tex 22kg £60.80 (276).

Fat ewes (402)

1st Quality

Tex - £70-£80

Suff - £70-£79

CB - £58-£70

BF - £40-£55