Smaller show of cattle at Armoy meets with sharp trade

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A smaller show of 140 head last Monday night, met with a very sharp trade, Steers sold to £1,115 for 680kgs, Heifers to £1,120 for 600kgs.

Fat Cows were a particularly sharp trade and more cows are needed to meet demand. Top price paid was £1,020 for a 650kgs cow.

STEERS: Messrs Gillan & Bradley, Loughguile, Herefords, 680kgs £1,115, 630kgs £1,080. David Steele, Glenarm, Char, 505kgs £1,015. Frank McCaughan, Bushmills, Char, 360kgs £850, 320kgs £780, 365kgs £850, 290kgs £760. Vincent McErlain, Dunloy, Char, 380kgs £1,000. Macosquin Farmer, Char, 530kgs £1,030. Pat Mcnaughton, Cushendall, Char, 260kgs £560. Walter McBride, Ballycastle, Char, 240kgs £530. Wm McMullan, Ballycastle, Lim, 380kgs £580, 280kgs £585, 300kgs £610, 315kgs £620. Jennifer McCurdy, Bushmills, 300kgs £620, 440kgs £800. Wm McNeill, Coleraine, Lim, 430kgs £850, 380kgs £700. R Wilson, Glenarm, Friesian, 700kgs £1,010, 710kgs £965, 730kgs £940, 690kgs £920, 690kgs £950, 690kgs £915. David Steele, Glenarm, Char, 500kgs £930, 405kgs £795. Andrew Kearney, Downpatrick, Hereford, 350kgs £685, 350kgs £660. Wm McNeill, Coleraine, Lim, 460kgs £815, 490kgs £835. D Mathews, Ballycastle, B/B, 300kgs £630, 290kgs £595, 300kgs £600. Pat McTeague, Rasharkin, Friesians, 600kgs £870.

HEIFERS: Colm McFall, Bushmills, Char, 600kgs £1,120. Pat McMullan, Loughguile, B/B’s, 220kgs £500, 210kgs £515, 290kgs £640, 330kgs £670, 220kgs £530, 270kgs £555. Seamus Steele, Glenarm, Lim, 330kgs £720, 360kgs £760, David Steele, Glenarm, Char, 400kgs £825, 300kgs £755. Frank McCaughan, Bushmills, Char, 300kgs £650, 350kgs £725, 300kgs £665. Colm McFall, Bushmills, Char, 550kgs £985. John McKinley, Ballycastle, A/A, 440kgs £830, 400kgs £735, 405kgs £795, 370kgs £740. Patricia McNaughton, Cushendun, Char, 310kgs £680, 290kgs £585.

FAT COWS: Gilan & Bradley, Loughguile, Char, 650kgs £1,020. S McGuinness, A/A, 680kgs £990. Colm McFall, Bushmills, Lim, 720kgs £820. Chas McAuley, Lim, 490kgs £805. Raymond Dunlop, Bushmills, Fres, 625kgs £955. Declan McKillop, Loughguile, Ayr, 505kgs £575, 560kgs £535. C Battersby, Bushmills, Char, 950kgs £840. S McGuinness, Fres, 560kgs £780.

Hereford, 680kgs £955, 520kgs £770. Raymond Gamble, Finvoy, Lim, 500kgs £740, 570kgs £840, 590kgs £770. Gillan & Bradley, Loughguile, Char, 535kgs £930.

Sale every Monday night

Auctioneer: Daniel McAlister & Son