MARTS: Ballymena

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A smaller entry of 280 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday. Beef cows sold to 190p, Fr cows to 114p, beef heifers to 210p, beef bullocks to 201p and Fr bullocks to 147p. Leading prices:

Beef cows sold to: S Smyth, Newtownstewart BB 790kg £1501 (190), Lim 720kg £1080 (150), RN McBride, Ballymena Blonde 830kg £1228 (148), A Clements, Muckamore Lim 710kg £1043 (147), E Sherrard, Coleraine Lim 810kg £1190 (147), Randalstown producer Lim 650kg £936 (144), R Shaw, Rasharkin Lim 570kg £741 (130), J M Morrison, Armoy Lim 800kg £1040 (130), BB 770kg £1001 (130), James Newell, Ballymoney Sim 530kg £689 (130), J Beggs, Carrick Lim 530kg £683 (129), JK Currie, Ballymena Char 870kg £1122 (129), Randalstown producer Lim 580kg £742 (128), A Clements, Muckamore AA 750kg £960 (128), John Lennox, Kilrea SH 510kg £652 (128), Ian Crawford, Randalstown Gal 730kg £921 (125), NJ Diamond, Bellaghy Lim 630kg £781 (124), John Young, Magherafelt Lim 790kg £979 (124), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 670kg £824 (123), S Chestnutt, Dervock BB 620kg £762 (123), George Quinn, Upper Ballinderry Sim 690kg £841 (122), R and M Milliken, Armoy Sim 710kg £866 (122), NJ Diamond, Bellaghy Lim 630kg £756 (120), Adrian Marks, Portglenone Lim 600kg £720 (120).

Fr cows sold to: Desmond McKee, Randalstown 590kg £672 (114), 710kg £802 (113), local farmer 680kg £768 (113), Stephen Stewart, Newtownabbey 820kg £926 (113), 750kg £840 (112), local farmer 690kg £752 (109), Alan McNair, Ballyclare 660kg £712 (108), Co Down producer 610kg £646 (106), Andrew Abraham, Antrim 840kg £890 (106), Co Down producer 650kg £676 (104), 630kg £648 (103), Ballymena producer 670kg £683 (102), John Gault, Ballyclare 730kg £730 (100), Cahal Bell, Kircubbin 660kg £646 (98), David Wallace, Antrim 670kg £656 (98), Ballymena producer 600kg £582 (97).

Beef heifers sold to: Co Londonderry producer Lim 450kg £945 (210), J McKinley, Bushmills AA 580kg £1194 (206), C McFadden Char 640kg £1267 (198), S Morrison, Liscolman Char 660kg £1306 (198), Co Londonderry producer Lim 550kg £1078 (196), J McKinley, Bushmills AA 640kg £1228 (192), AA 560kg £1069 (191), C McFadden Lim 550kg £1045 (190), Sam McNabney, Clough AA 510kg £958 (188), J M Morrison, Armoy BB 530kg £991 (187), J McKinley, Bushmills AA 520kg £967 (186), C McFadden Lim 600kg £1104 (184), S Morrison, Liscolman Char 610kg £1122 (184), P and S Kelly, Kells BB 580kg £1067 (184), S Morrison, Liscolman Char 650kg £1157 (178).

Beef bullocks sold to: WR Arrell, Randalstown Lim 600kg £1206 (201), Co Londonderry producer Lim 580kg £1131 (195), Alastair Foreman, Belfast Char 590kg £1144 (194), Sam McNabney, Clough AA 530kg £996 (188), M and J Glass, Garvagh Lim 550kg £1023 (186), Armoy farmer Lim 670kg £1246 (186), S and K McErlean, Belfast Char 650kg £1196 (184), Alastair Foreman, Belfast Char 640kg £1177 (184), Char 630kg £1159 (184), G McWilliams, Gracehill Lim 640kg £1158 (181), S O’Kane, Ballymoney Lim 600kg £1068 (178), Lim 490kg £872 (178), McCready McCartney, Nutts Corner Char 680kg £1183 (174), G McWilliams, Gracehill Sim 710kg £1228 (173), JB Crawford, Aughafatten Ge 770kg £1332 (173), Tom McKinstry, Ballyclare Blonde 690kg £1186 (172), J Hutchinson, Ballyclare AA 650kg £1118 (172), Mrs ME Adams, Glarryford Char 780kg £1333 (171), M and J Glass, Garvagh Lim 600kg £1036 (171), Mrs ME Adams Char 670kg £1139 (170), JB Crawford Ge 690kg £1173 (170), M and J Glass Lim 630kg £1071 (170), Lim 580kg £986 (170), N McKeague, Ballycastle Char 720kg £1224 (170).

Fr bullocks sold to: J McBride, Broughshane 630kg £926 (147), James Currie, Larne 530kg £657 (124), W Beattie, Glarryford 460kg £552 (120), James Currie 510kg £612 (120), 540kg £648 (120), W Beattie, Glarryford 520kg £613 (118), 500kg £590 (118).

46 dairy cows and heifers sold to £1420 for a calved heifer from AT McAuley, Bushmills, calved cows to £1310. Ruling prices: AT McAuley, Bushmills calved hfr £1420, calved hfr £1400, Ivan Jackson, Ballynure (2) calved hfr £1310, calved cow £1310, W Black, Aghadowey, calved cow £1300, AT McAuley, calved hfr £128, Broughshane farmer calved cow £1260, WG Johnston, Ligoniel calved cow £1250, S Dunlop, Dundrod calved hfr £1250, WJ Kerr, Cloughmills calved hfr £1230, D Blelock, Crumlin calved hfr £1200, WS Kennedy, Ballyclare calved cow £1200, local producer calved hfr £1120, John Hunter, Crumlin calved hfr £1100, WS Kennedy, Ballyclare calved hfr £1070, W Black, Aghadowey calved hfr £1060, J McCann, Lurgan Jer calved hfr £1050, J Wasson, Cloughmills calved hfr £1050, calved cow £1010, W Black calved hfr £1000.

34 lots in the suckler ring sold to £1950 for a 3 year old Char bull for S McNamara, Portaferry. P Logan, Ahoghill sold a Lim cow with heifer calf for £1640. Ruling prices: Patrick Logan, Ahoghill Lim cow and hfr calf £1640, J Dickson, Armoy Lim cow and bull calf £1540, Patrick Logan BB hfr and hfr calf £1400, D Allen, Moneymore Lim hfr and hfr calf £1400, BB hfr and hfr calf £1240, Sam McNabney, Clough Lim hfr and hfr calf £1200, Lim hfr and bull calf £1120, R Beattie, Ballymena Lim cow and hfr calf £1080, W Craig, Larne Lim cow and hfr calf £1080, John Moore, Ballyclare Lim hfr and bull calf £1070, R Beattie, Ballymena Blonde cow and bull calf £1000, AA cow and bull calf £1000, R Gowdy, Ballyclare Lim cow and bull calf £1000.

Another good firm trade for 244 dropped calves saw £550 paid for a super Char bull. A BB heifer sold at £440 and a strong Fr bull sold to £260.

Highest prices for beef bred bull calves were: Drumahilla farms, Newtownards Char £550, I McCaughan, Bushmills Char £412, D Mallon, Toomebridge AA £410, S Jackson, Bellaghy BB £400, A McKillop, Cushendall BB £390, S Kelly, Magherafelt Lim £385, Kevin Scullion, Portglenone Lim £365, R Morrow, Glenarm Lim £350, JV and RJ Moore, Larne Lim £350, D Mallon, Toomebridge AA £350, WR McIntyre, Cloughmills AA £345, Irwin Gamble, Articlave Lim £345, R Morrow, Glenarm Lim £340, D Huey, Armoy Here £340, JV and RJ Moore, Larne BB £335, RJ White, Liscolman Lim £335.

Heifer calves sold to: WA Woodside, Islandmagee BB £440, R and C Steede, Cullybackey Lim £360, P McKeefry, Swatragh Lim £335, R and C Steede Lim £330, S Jackson, Bellaghy Lim £315, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner BB £315, James Barr, Ballyclare Lim £315, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner BB £310, James Chestnutt, Portrush BB £310, A Park, Ballynure Lim £310, R Simpson, Ballymena Here £305, D and A Sampson, Castledawson Lim £305, G McMaster, Lim £300, A McKillop, Glenarm Lim £295, Kevin Scullion, Portglenone Lim £290, F Rowan, Broughshane AA £290.

Strong Fr bull calves sold to: John Graham, Glenwherry £260, George Forsythe, Cloughmills £255, G McMaster £255, George Forsythe £200, GM Kernohan, Broughshane £185, RJ White, Liscolman £180, J Lynn, Cullybackey £165, George Forsythe £160, G Rea, Rasharkin £150, Thomas Fullerton, Maghera (8) £140.

An entry of 280 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a great trade. Bullocks sold to £530 over for a Char 330kg at £860 offered by a local producer. Heifers sold to £475 over for a Lim 380kg at £855 from Robert Armstrong, Stoneyford.

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs

John Gault, Ballyclare Sim 150kg £480 (320), Ballyclare producer Lim 180kg £570 (316), Lim 190kg £600 (315), John Gault, Ballyclare BB 160kg £500 (312), Ballyclare producer Lim 200kg £620 (310), S Crothers, Doagh Lim 130kg £400 (307), Ballyclare producer Lim 230kg £665 (289), S Crothers Lim 220kg £625 (284), Ballyclare producer Lim 170kg £480 (282), John Gault BB 200kg £560 (280), Andy Spence, Nutts Corner Lim 200kg £560 (280), B Devlin, Randalstown Lim 220kg £615 (279), S Bamford, Glenavy Char 170kg £475 (279), local producer Char 240kg £670 (279), John Gault, Ballyclare BB 230kg £640 (278), David McClurkin, Ligoniel Char 210kg £580 (276).

251-300kgs

S Bamford, Glenavy Char 270kg £790 (292), C Bamford Char 280kg £800 (285), Colin Harper, Crumlin Char 260kg £730 (280), W and M Orr, Ballycastle Lim 260kg £720 (276), Colin Harper Char 280kg £770 (275), S Gowdy, Ballyclare Char 260kg £710 (273), C Bamford, Char 290kg £790 (272), David McClurkin, Ligoniel Char 290kg £785 (270), C Bamford Char 290kg £770 (265), Robert Armstrong, Lisburn Char 300kg £790 (263), S Bamford, Glenavy Char 260kg £680 (261), J McCarroll, Ballymena Char 290kg £750 (258), Ed Stirling, Ballymena Char 260kg £670 (257), Raymond Jordan, Glenavy Char 270kg £690 (255), local producer Char 300kg £760 (253), PJ McQuillan, Glenravel Sim 300kg £740 (246).

301-350kgs

Local farmer Char 330kg £860 (260), C Bamford, Char 310kg £785 (253), Robert Armstrong, Lisburn Char 320kg £800 (250), C Bamford Char 320kg £795 (248), Raymond Jordan Char 320kg £790 (246), Robert Armstrong, Lim 350kg £850 (242), Raymond Jordan Lim 310kg £750 (241), W and M Orr, Ballycastle Sim 310kg £745 (240), S Bamford, Glenavy Char 310kg £740 (238), W and M Orr Lim 320kg £750 (234), local producer Char 350kg £820 (234), C Bamford, Char 330kg £770 (233), Simon Moore, Aldergrove BB 310kg £720 (232), W McConnell, Ballyclare Lim 330kg £735 (222), Ed Stirling, Kilwaugher Char 340kg £750 (220), W McConnell, Ballyclare.

351kg and over

SH Bellingham, Ballymoney Lim 360kg £865 (240), Raymond Jordan, Glenavy Lim 360kg £840 (233), SH Bellingham Lim 360kg £790 (219), W McConnell, Ballyclare AA 370kg £800 (216), Lim 370kg £800 (216), J Scott, Toomebridge Lim 360kg £775 (215), SH Bellingham, Ballymoney Lim 400kg £845 (211), JA Ross, Islandmagee Lim 410kg £860 (209), Andrew Russell, Templepatrick Lim 430kg £895 (208), Char 370kg £755 (204), R Caldwell, Ballycarry Lim 390kg £780 (200), AM Davey, Broughshane Sim 390kg £770 (197), John Calwell Lim 370kg £730 (197), Andrew Russell Lim 390kg £765 (196), R Caldwell, Ballycarry Lim 390kg £765 (196), John Calwell Lim 380kg £745 (196).

Heifers 0-250kgs

Ballyclare producer SH 190kg £590 (310), S Bamford, Glenavy Char 170kg £480 (282), John Gault, Ballyclare BB 160kg £450 (281), David McClurkin, Ligoniel Char 210kg £555 (264), Char 250kg £650 (260), Char 210kg £530 (252), S Chestnutt, Dervock Lim 180kg £440 (244), S Gowdy, Ballyclare Char 250kg £610 (244), John Gault, Ballyclare BB 240kg £585 (243), S Crothers, Doagh Lim 170kg £410 (241), B and A McCammon, Magheramourne Lim 250kg £600 (240), D Devlin, Randalstown Lim 240kg £560 (233), Ed Stirling, Kilwaughter (2) Char 220kg £500 (227), D Devlin, Randalstown Lim 200kg £450 (225), Here 210kg £470 (223).

251-300kg

Robert Armstrong, Lisburn Lim 280kg £660 (235), Raymond Nicholson, Nutts Corner Lim 280kg £640 (228), Ann Marie Davey, Broughshane Sim 280kg £625 (223), C Bamford, Char 260kg £580 (223), B and A McCammon, Magheramourne Lim 270kg £600 (222), W and M Orr, Ballycastle Lim 290kg £640 (220), C Bamford Char 270kg £570 (211), S Gowdy, Ballyclare Char 260kg £540 (207), John Haveron, Deerfin Lim 260kg £535 (205), S Chestnutt, Dervock BB 300kg £615 (205), S Bamford, Glenavy Char 290kg £590 (203), John Murray, Larne Sim 300kg £610 (203), Sim 300kg £600 (200), B Devlin, Randalstown Blonde 290kg £580 (200), Colin Harper, Crumlin Char 290kg £570 (196), JA Ross, Islandmagee Lim 280kg £545 (194).

301-350kgs

Simon Moore, Aldergrove Lim 320kg £775 (242), SH Bellingham, Ballymoney Lim 310kg £735 (237), Robert Armstrong, Lisburn Char 340kg £800 (235), Lim 310kg £700 (225), Robert Evans, Randalstown Lim 340kg £750 (220), JA Ross, Islandmagee Lim 340kg £745 (219), SH Bellingham, Ballymoney Lim 320kg £670 (209), JA Ross, Islandmagee Lim 340kg £705 (207), Simon Moore, Aldergrove BB 350kg £725 (207), Wm Smyth, Ballymena Lim 340kg £660 (194), T Corken, Larne Lim 310kg £600 (193), Raymond Jordan, Glenavy Char 310kg £600 (193), J Scott, Toomebridge Lim 350kg £660 (188), W and M Orr, Ballycastle Lim 330kg £620 (187), John Murray, Larne Sim 320kg £600 (187), SH Bellingham, Ballymoney Lim 320kg £600 (187).

351kg and over

Robert Armstrong, Lisburn Lim 380kg £855 (225), Raymond Jordan, Glenavy BB 370kg £750 (202), W and M Orr, Ballycastle Lim 370kg £745 (201), JA Ross, Islandmagee Lim 360kg £725 (201), J Scott, Toomebridge Lim 370kg £740 (200), Andrew Russell, Templepatrick Lim 400kg £790 (197), John Murray, Larne Sim 390kg £770 (197), JA Ross, Islandmagee Lim 380kg £740 (194), Wm Smyth, Ballymena Lim 370kg £795 (190), JA Ross, Lim 390kg £730 (187), J Scott, Toomebridge Lim 390kg £710 (182), John McManus, Portaferry Spk 450kg £790 (175), D Frazer, Glarryford Fkv 420kg £730 (173), Fkv 430kg £745 (173).

The final single suck calf sale of the season produced the best trade of all. Top prices were paid throughout with heifer prices being:-

Heifers 101-200kgs

J McAuley, Ballyclare Lim 150kg £510 (340), Lim 160kg £520 (325), (2) Char 160kg £520 (325), (2) Char 180kg £520 (288), Lim 170kg £490 (288), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown Lim 200kg £540 (270), R McAuley, Ballyclare Char 170kg £450 (264), Char 160kg £410 (256), Lim 190kg £470 (247).

201-300kgs

A and D McAfee, Bushmills Char 210kg £700 (333), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 220kg £655 (297), Char 240kg £710 (295), MP McNally, Cookstown Char 220kg £640 (290), AV Magill, Carnlough Lim 240kg £690 (287), P and J O’Kane Char 230kg £660 (287), A Stevenson, Armoy BB 220kg £630 (286), P and J O’Kane Char 210kg £600 (285), A Stevenson Char 220kg £625 (284), Timothy Wray, Carnlough Lim 220kg £615 (279), M McVicker, Ballycastle Char 210kg £580 (276), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 230kg £630 (273), Thomas Finlay, Larne Char 290kg £790 (272), P and J O’Kane, Char 230kg £625 (271), Char 250kg £675 (270), A Stevenson, Armoy Char 230kg £620 (269).

301-400kgs

Michael Convery, Cushendun Lim 350kg £800 (228), Ian Dodds, Glenwherry Lim 320kg £705 (220), W and G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 310kg £680 (219), Michael Convery Lim 340kg £735 (216), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 310kg £670 (216), Rbt Workman Char 310kg £670 (216), Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner Lim 340kg £725 (213), J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 310kg £650 (209), F Hilton, Ballymena Char 340kg £700 (205), Ian Dodds, Glenwherry Lim 340kg £700 (205), James McDonnell, Glenarm Char 310kg £630 (203), Tom Moorehead, Aughafatten Ea 320kg £650 (203), James McDonnell, Glenarm Char 310kg £625 (201).

Bullocks 101-200kgs sold to: N McAuley, Ballyclare Char 180kg £555 (308), Wm McCann, Cargan Char 180kg £550 (305), N McAuley Char 170kg £510 (300), Char 200kg £590 (295), R McAuley, Ballyclare Char 170kg £485 (285), J McAuley, Ballyclare Char 190kg £525 (276), R McAuley Char 200kg £550 (275), J McAuley Lim 200kg £545 (272), P McCormick, Carnlough Char 200kg £535 (267), J Mackey, Ballynure Lim 190kg £505 (265), Sim 200kg £520 (260), J McAuley Lim 200kg £440 (220).

201-300kgs

F Hilton, Ballymena Char 260kg £870 (334), AJ Wilson, Ballymena Lim 260kg £830 (319), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 260kg £820 (315), A Stevenson, Armoy Char 250kg £780 (312), W and G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 270kg £840 (311), John E O’Kane, Cushendall Lim 250kg £775 (310), AV Magill, Carnlough Lim 230kg £710 (308), A and D McAfee, Bushmills Char 280kg £850 (303), N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 280kg £850 (303), A Stevenson Char 230kg £690 (300), Timothy Wray, Carnlough Char 230kg £685 (297), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown Lim 290kg £850 (293), Lim 280kg £820 (292), A and D McAfee, Bushmills Lim 260kg £760 (292), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 230kg £670 (291), A and D McAfee Char 280kg £810 (289).

301-400kgs

N and S Wilson, Rathkenny Char 320kg £940 (293), Timothy Wray, Carnlough Char 320kg £860 (268), A and D McAfee, Bushmills Char 320kg £850 (265), WR Wilson, Ballymena Char 310kg £820 (264), S Taylor, Ligoniel Char 310kg £820 (264), P and J O’Kane, Carnlough Char 310kg £815 (262), W Brown, Saintfield Char 310kg £810 (261), John E O’Kane, Cushendall Lim 360kg £940 (261), W and G Hanna, Ballymoney Char 310kg £800 (258), James McDonnell, Glenarm Char 310kg £780 (251), P and J O’Kane, Char 320kg £800 (250), B and A McCammon, Magheramourne Lim 320kg £795 (248), Michael Convery, Cushendun Lim 380kg £940 (247), WA Hagan, Ballyclare Char 310kg £760 (245), Paul Downey, Portglenone Lim 310kg £760 (245), Ian McCollum, Nutts Corner Lim 340kg £820 (241).

401kg and over

AJ Wilson, Ballymena Char 410kg £850 (207), Michael Convery, Cushendun Lim 410kg £840 (204), Tom Moorehead, Aughafatten Sal 420kg £850 (202), MP McNally, Cookstown AA 410kg £810 (197).

A great entry of sheep in Ballymena on Monday night resulted in a steady trade. Leading prices as follows:-

Breeders sold to: Sean McAllister, Ballycastle 8 Cv £185, Barry Gibson, Newtownabbey 3 Suff £140, Sean McAllister 8 Cv £136, local producer 9 CB £136, Barry Gibson 1 Mule £130, Pat McGlade, Draperstown 12 Suff £130, local producer 6 Char £128, 4 Char £122, 1 CB £112.

Ewes lambs sold to: J McCurdy, Broughshane 10 BF £150, R Kelly, Gortin 5 BF £138, D McSwiggan, Gortin 10 BF £135, 10 BF £120, R Kelly, Gortin 6 BF £112, D McSwiggan 10 BF £110, 10 BF £110, S Conway, Omagh 10 BF £102, P Sheerin, Draperstown 12 BF £100, D McSwiggan 10 BF £100, 10 BF £100, 10 BF £100, R Davidson, Gleno 9 BF £100, D McSwiggan 10 BF £98, R Kelly, Omagh 7 BF £98, 10 BF £98, D McSwiggan, Gortin 10 BF £95, 10 BF £95, SD Anderson, Kilwaughter 5 CB £92, D McSwiggan 10 BF £90, J McCurdy, Broughshane 11 BF £88, D McSwiggan 10 BF £88, J McCurdy, 10 BF £85, P Sheerin, 12 BF £82.

Store lambs sold to: S Smyth, Ballyclare 10 Tex £59, GL Eaton, Cullybackey 1 Tex £59, S Smyth 16 Tex £58, D McCammon, Larne 17 Suff £55.50, B McAllister, Glenarm 39 BF £54.50, S McAllister, Glenarm 25 Tex £54, K Kidd, Broughshane 21 Tex £53.50, Seamus O’Neill, Martinstown 4 Tex £53.50, JP McAuley, Parkmore 9 Suff £53, D McCammon, Larne 11 CB £53, N Park, Tobergill 18 Tex £53, K Kidd, 21 Tex £52.50, Wendy McDonnell, Ballygally 7 CB £51.50, Patrick McNeill, Ballycastle 31 Tex £51.50.

Shearling rams sold to: W Kennedy, Ballyclare Tex 610gns, JW Harbinson, Limavady Rouge 450gns, Austin Shaw, Larne Tex 400gns, Harper George, Nutts Corner Tex 360gns, S and M Gormley, Claudy Char 320gns, Kenneth Bell, Broughshane Cv 315gns, D and S Cowan, Banbridge Char 310gns, J McCalmont Blu 310gns, D Mawhinney, Newtownards Char 300gns.

Rams sold to: Fraser Tweed, Glenarm Tex 550gns, Tex 550gns, Tex 480gns, Robert Loughridge Blu 430gns, J Mills, Kilwaughter BF 400gns, R Blair, Ballymoney Suff 400gns, S and M Gormley Tex 360gns, Tex 345gns, TA Fenton, Rasharkin Char 335gns, Phillip Lamont, Kells Suff 330gns, TA Fenton Char 320gns, R Blair, Ballymoney Suff 305gns, J and J Wilson, Crumlin Tex 300gns, S and M Gormley Char 300gns.

Ram lambs sold to: Trevor Magee, Kilwaughter Blu 430gns, Al Gault, Newtownabbey Tex 420gns, D and S Cowan, Banbridge Char 380gns, I Goudy, Greyabbey Char 360gns, D and S Cowan Char 350gns, JH Hegarty, Bendooragh Suff 345gns, JK Currie, Ballymena Tex 340gns, A McCartney, Cloughmills Tex 340gns, J Anderson, Bushmills Char 320gns, W Cambell, Uppermills Suff 310gns, Austin Shaw, Larne Tex 300gns, Eric Mackey, Lisburn Tex 300gns, D and S Cowan Char 300gns, JH Hegarty Suf 300gns, Richard Currie, Ballymena Blu 300gns.

An entry of 230 store cattle in Ballymena resulted in a terrific trade. Bullocks sold to £635 over for a Char 600kg at £1235 offered by J and J Rea, Kilwaughter. Heifers sold to £530 over for a Char 500kg at £1030 presented by D Walls, Toome.

Heifers 301-400kgs

D Walls, Toomebridge, Char 400kg £860 (215), T Lowry, Cullybackey Sim 400kg £660 (165), Andrew Andrews, Kells Lim 400kg £650 (162), George Kerr, Ahoghill AA 380kg £610 (160), J Beggs, Carrick Lim 320kg £510 (159), Lim 350kg £555 (158).

401-500kgs

D Walls, Toomebridge Char 450kg £950 (211), W Ward and Sons, Crumlin Char 460kg £960 (208), D Walls Char 500kg £1030 (206), W Ward and Sons, Crumlin Char 500kg £990 (198), Robert Robinson, Broughshane Lim 470kg £930 (197), W Ward and Sons, Crumlin Char 490kg £960 (195), W Kennedy, Ballyclare Lim 440kg £850 (193), Robert Robinson Lim 470kg £900 (191), A Caldwell, Clough Lim 480kg £915 (190), A McCullen, Newtownabbey Char 420kg £800 (190), DF McAlonan, Dunloy Char 430kg £815 (189), Char 450kg £850 (188), Robert Robinson, Broughshane Lim 530kg £810 (188), A McCullen, Newtownabbey Char 490kg £885 (180), Here 470kg £845 (179), C Christie, Cloughmills Lim 410kg £730 (178).

501kg and over

W Kennedy, Ballyclare Char 600kg £1140 (190), W Ward and Sons, Crumlin Char 520kg £980 (188), D Walls, Toomebridge Char 520kg £980 (188), W Ward and Sons Char 560kg £1050 (187), W Kennedy, Ballyclare Lim 520kg £955 (183), A Thompson, Straid Char 510kg £930 (182), Mark Pentland, Lisburn Here 630kg £1075 (170), Bernard O’Kane, Ballymoney Here 550kg £920 (167), T Jackson, Broughshane BB 510kg £850 (166), W Kennedy, Ballyclare Lim 570kg £940 (164).

Bulls/blks 301-400kgs

David Hall McCourt, Lisburn Lim 380kg £890 (234), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 370kg £860 (232), David Hall McCourt Char 350kg £800 (228), D Walls, Toomebridge Lim 360kg £800 (222), David Hall McCourt Char 400kg £870 (217), D Blair, Greenisland AA 330kg £710 (215), David Hall McCourt Char 400kg £855 (213), W Orr, Moorfields Lim 380kg £805 (211), A and E Davison, Broughshane St 400kg £840 (210), WR McIntyre, Cloughmills AA 400kg £770 (192).

401-500kgs

DH McCourt, Lisburn Char 410kg £940 (229), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 420kg £950 (226), Char 480kg £1070 (222), B and S Mulholland, Crumlin Lim 450kg £970 (215), DH McCourt Char 460kg £990 (215), Matt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 470kg £1000 (212), Denis Brankin, Ballinderry Char 470kg £1000 (212), DH McCourt Char 430kg £910 (211), A Caldwell, Clough Lim 440kg £930 (211), DH McCourt Char 440kg £930 (211), Char 430kg £905 (210), A Caldwell Char 460kg £965 (209), DH McCourt Char 410kg £860 (209), A McCullen, Newtownabbey Lim 410kg £855 (208), George Kerr, Ahoghill Lim 480kg £1000 (208), W Orr, Moorfields Lim 420kg £870 (207).

501kg and over

G McMaster, Broughshane Char 540kg £1140 (211), Reps R Workman, Larne 530kg £1110 (209), Char 550kg £1150 (209), George Kerr, Ahoghill AA 540kg £1120 (207), J and J Rea, Kilwaughter Char 600kg £1235 (205), Patrick McCann, Portglenone Lim 520kg £1070 (205), G McMaster, Broughshane Char 560kg £1150 (205), Brendan McCann, Portglenone Lim 510kg £1040 (203), C Tinsdale, Carnlough (2) Lim 550kg £1120 (203), Alastair Foreman, Belfast Lim 590kg £1200 (203), C McCrory, Broughshane AA 530kg £1050 (198), Patrick McCann, Portglenone Lim 540kg £1065 (197), R Getty, Armoy Char 510kg £1000 (196), Alastair Foreman, Belfast Lim 640kg £1250 (195), G McMaster Char 640kg £1250 (195).

A great entry of 2427 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 297p for a pen of 11 Texels 22.5kg at £67 presented by WJ Cubitt, Rasharkin and to a top per head of £71.50 for a pen of 10 Texels 28kg from D Mills, Glenarm. Fat ewes to £75.

Fat lambs (2186)

Top prices per kg: S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle 21 Tex 18.5kg £56 (302), WJ Cubitt, Rasharkin 11 Tex 22.5kg £67 (297), WH Magee, Kilwaughter 22 Tex 19kg £56 (294), Bonnar farms, Ballymena 40 CB 20kg £58.50 (292), J Lennox, Kilrea 6 Tex 22.5kg £65.80 (292), James Houston, Randalstown 7 Ro 22kg £64 (290), WL Wilson, Ballyclare 28 Tex 20kg £58 (290), JA O’Loan, Martinstown 5 Char 21.5kg £62 (288), M McNeilly, Cullybackey 10 Tex 22.5kg £64.80 (288), Patrick McNeill, Ballycastle 2 Tex 19.5kg £56 (287), W H Magee, Kilwaughter 22 Tex 22kg £62.80 (285), D Christie, Ballymoney 47 Tex 22.5kg £64 (284), L Kirk, Clough 12 Tex 20.5kg £58 (282), Andrew Armstrong, Broughshane 25 Tex 22kg £62 (281), Wilbert Reid, Broughshane 17 Tex 24.5kg £69 (281), Ian Kernohan, Randalstown 8 Tex 24kg £67.50 (281), D Cowan, Ballycarry 50 Suff 23.5kg £66 (280), B Alexander, Glarryford 2 Tex 23kg £64.50 (280), JR Loughery, Limavady 1 Blu 25kg £70 (280), JH Craig, Carnlough 6 Suff 22.5kg £63 (280), J Kearney, Glenravel 26 Tex 22.5kg £63 (280), JJ Thompson, Bushmills 16 Char 22.5kg £63 (280), Charles McAllister, Broughshane 24 Tex 23.5kg £65.50 (278), local producer 20 Tex 23.5kg £65.50 (278), George Crothers, Kells 59 Tex 24kg £66.80 (278).

Top prices per head: D Mills, Glenarm 10 Tex 28kg £71.50, Graeme Martin, Broughshane 16 Tex 25.5kg £70, JR Loughery, Limavady 1 Blu 25kg £70, A Dobbs, Carrick 1 Tex 38kg £70, 16 Tex 27kg £70, 16 Tex 30.5kg £70, Mrs S White, Cloughmills 6 Tex 29.5kg £70, Wm Adams, Ballymena 4 Bor 32.5kg £70, David McClintock, Moorfields 1 Tex 33kg £70, H Crawford, Carnalbana 18 Suff 28kg £69.80, local farmer 21 Tex 25kg £69, Tom Moorhead, Aughafatten 15 Suff 27kg £69, Wilbert Reid, Aughafatten 17 Tex 24.5kg £69, Norman McBurney, Moorfields 56 Tex 26kg £69, T and B Gibson, Broughshane 10 Tex 25.5kg £68.80, S Wilson, Ballymena 17 Tex 26kg £68.80, R Henry, Kilwaughter 40 Tex 26kg £68.50, Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter 14 Suf 26kg £68.20, A Gaston, Carnlough 22 Tex 25kg £68.20, G Robinson, Broughshane 23 Tex 26kg £68, JA Wilson, Doagh 25 Tex 25kg £68, Ian Gibson, Broughshane 3 Tex 28kg £68, S Wilson, Ballymena 15 CB 26kg £68, Matt Workman, Kilwaughter 37 CB 26kg £68, Millar McClelland, Doagh 10 Tex 26kg £68.

Fat ewes (241)

1st Quality

Suff - £55-£75

Tex - £55-£75

BF - £40-£49

CB - £50-£66