Over 3,000 head of sheep on offer at Armoy Mart

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One of the biggest turnouts of sheep for weeks with over 3,000 head was on offer last Wednesday night.

Fat lambs sold to £88.00, fat ewes to £81.00, breeding ewes topped at £135.

FAT LAMBS: Jas Anderson, Bushmills, 30kgs, £88.00. S J and D J Currie, Mosside, 28kgs, £82.50. Gemma Bartlett, Armoy, 26kgs, £81.00. Danny McVicker, Ballymoney, 26kgs, £81.00. C McDonnell, Armoy, 25kgs, £80.00. Ivan McKay, Dervock, 27kgs, £80.00. Jas Anderson, Bushmills, 25kgs, £80.00. J J Dillon, Armoy, 24kgs, £78.80. John P McKillop, Cushendall, 25kgs, £78.50. Pat McNeill, Ballycastle, 24kgs, £78.50.

EWE LAMBS: Alex Williamson, Maghera, 12 Mules, £80.00, 10, £80.00, 11, £73.00. C McMullan, Loughguile, 11 Mules, £80.00. S McClure, Ballymoney, 10 B/F, £80.00, 10, £78.00. C Quinn, Cushendall, 6 Mules, £80.00. Hugh O’Kane, Carnlough, 7 Mules, £76.00.

BREEDING EWES & RAMS: John McAlister, Bushmills, 10 Mule hoggets, £135, 10, £120, 10, £115, 20, £110, 9, £104. J and F McGarry, Loughguile, 12 B/F, £62.00, 10, £60.00. Hugh Crawford, Glenarm, B/L ram, £295. Ian Montgomery, Glenwherry, B/L ram, £200, £180. M Wright, Carnlough, B/L £160. F McGarry, Loughguile, B/L £155.

STORE LAMBS: Dundarave Estate, Bushmills, 27 Tex, £70.00. J Wright, Carnlough, 30 c/b £65.00. K Close, Armoy, 26 Suff, £61.50. Hugh O’Kane, Carnlough, 50 B/F, £58.50. D McMullan, Glenariffe, 23 c/b £64.20, 23, £60.00. Aidan Hamilton, Ballycastle, 60 Tex, £62.50. Wm Douglas, Limavady, 40 Suff, £58.00.

Fat ewes sold to £81.00 with a lot of grazing ewes on offer selling from £40.00-£60.00.

Auctioneers: Daniel McAlister and Son.

Sale every Wednesday night.

The last sale of suckled calves for 2016 met with probably the best trade for the quality on offer.

TOP PRICES

HEIFER CALVES: P McCurdy, Rathlin Island, Lim, 310kgs, £825. Joe O’Connor, Limavady, Lim, 400kgs, £715, 260kgs, £610. John Quinn, Cushendall, Sim, 290kgs, £645, 270kgs, £580. Marg Henderson-Neill, Mosside, Lim, 210kgs, £490. Arthur Devlin, Ballycastle, Char, 200kgs, £535, 230kgs, £510, 240kgs, £510, 210kgs, £485. Darren Smith, Bushmills, Sim, 280kgs, £606. John Quinn, Cushendall, Sim, 250kgs, £570. Francis Quinn, Cushendall, Lim, 300kgs, £600, 270kgs, £590. Noel McAuley, Ballycastle, 290kgs, £600, 270kgs, £545.

STEERS: Francis Quinn, Cushendall, Sim, 390kgs, £805. John McHenry, Mosside, Char, 320kgs, £780, 370kgs, £768, 330kgs, £765, 380kgs, £765, 400kgs, £795, 330kgs, £730, 300kgs, £705. John McMichael, Armoy, Lim, 300kgs, £710. Darren Smyth, Bushmills, Lim, 280kgs, £675, 340kgs, £660. Norman Booth, Bushmills, Char, 290kgs, £645, 370kgs, £745. Peter McCurdy, Rathlin, Lim, 300kgs, £710, 280kgs, £645, 290kgs, £625, 290kgs, £625. Hugh O’Mullan, Cloughmills, Char, 330kgs, £655, 340kgs, £650, 320kgs, £640. Noel McAuley, Ballycastle, Char, 260kgs, £630. Joe O’Connor, Limavady, Lim, 315kgs, £610, 260kgs, £610. John McMichael, Armoy, Lim, 300kgs, £655, 270kgs, £550. John Quinn, Cushendall, Sim, 240kgs, £540.

Auctioneers: Daniel McAlister and Son.