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Ballymena Mart

Beef cows sell to £1544 at Ballymena Mart

Cushendun sale, Wednesday, September 4: The annual sale of lambs at Cushendun conducted by Ballymena Livestock market met an increased entry of 2700 lambs and despite the atrocious weather conditions excellent prices were recorded throughout the sale for the entry of top quality lambs. Prior to the sale a show of mule ewe lambs was judged by Seamus O’Kane and kindly sponsored by Glenfarm Supplies. First place was awarded to E and P McCormick and these went on to secure the top price of £120 per head. Store lambs met a super trade and sold to £69 for a tremendous pen of mule lambs presented by J and A Murphy. Leading prices in each section were as follows: Mule ewe lambs – E and P McCormick 10 at £120 (first), J J McAllister 10 at £116 (third), S McDonnell 10 at £112 (fourth), E and P McCormick 5 at £110, 10 at £108, H McNeill 10 at £106 (second), P McCurdy 10 at £105, H McNeill 12 at £100, J J McAllister 11 at £100, E and P McCormick 10 at £95, B Magee 10 at £95, P McCurdy 12 at £95. Store lambs – J and A Murphy 42 Mules at £69, E and P McCormick 40 Mules at £68.50, A Murphy 50 Mules at £68, Exors. A F O’Hara 20 Suffolk cross at £68, A Hamilton 55 Texel cross at £68, P McCurdy 11 Mule at £67, 33 Mule at £67, K O’Hara 23 Suffolk cross at £67, J McKillop 52 Mule at £66.50, R McNeill 17 Mule at £66.50, A Murphy 40 Mule at £66, 40 Mule at £66, P McNeill 60 Mule at £66.

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