Beef bred bulls sell to £2,700 at Ballymena Mart

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An entry of 300 beef cattle in Ballymena on Thursday resulted in a steady trade.

Beef cows sold to 182p for a Belgian Blue 680kg £1,237, Friesian cows to 135p, 720kg, £958.

Beef cows

V Chestnutt, Bushmills Belgian Blue 680kg, £1,237.60 (182), P Gribbin, Toomebridge Blonde d’Aquitaine 860kg, £1,513.60 (176), R Robinson, Millisle Limousin 880kg, £1,531.20 (174), P Gribbin, Toomebridge Blonde d’Aquitaine 760kg, £1,299.60 (171), V Chestnutt, Bushmills Charolais 800kg, £1,344 (168), P Gribbin, Toomebridge Blonde d’Aquitaine 860kg, £1,419 (165), S Gregg, Hillsborough Limousin 670kg, £1,078.70 (161), Limousin 550kg, £880 (160), N McBurney, Moorfields Limousin 630kg, £1,001.70 (159), Aberdeen Angus 610kg, £963.80 (158), J Knox, Broughshane Charolais 670kg, £1,045.20 (156), N Gordon, Ballynahinch Limousin 810kg, £1,198.80 (148), Antrim Estates, Glenarm Hereford 590kg, £837.80 (142), E and P McCormick, Rorr Limousin 670kg, £938 (140), Antrim Estates, Glenarm Shorthorn beef 780kg, £1,084.20 (139) and W Allen, Ballymena Simmental 650kg, £897 (138).

Friesian cows

R McKnight, Templepatrick 710kg, £958.50 (135), K Wilkinson, Ballycastle 510kg, £576.30 (113), T Herbinson, Randalstown 650kg, £702 (108), D McKee, Randalstown 720kg, £770.40 (107), S McCrystal, Gulladuff 700kg, £749 (107), A Gibson, Glenarm 630kg, £661.50 (105), K Wilkinson, Ballycastle 600kg, £612 (102), D Chestnutt, Bushmills 760kg (100), D Scott, Coleraine 820kg, £811.80 (99), 620kg, £607.60 (98), J and S McElnay, Bushmills 810kg, £793.80 (98) and S McCrytsal, Gulladuff 680kg, £666.40 (98).

Beef heifers

D Howard, Moneymore Limousin 590kg, £1,227.20 (208), Limousin 510kg, £1,035.30 (203), W J Simpson, Downpatrick Limousin 550kg, £1,100 (200), D oward, Moneymore Limousin 570kg, £1,140 (200), J and J Rea, Kilwaughter Blonde d’Aquitaine 600kg £1200 (200), D Howard, Moneymore Charolais 530kg £1060 (200), WK Simpson, Killyleagh Limousin 570kg £1128.60 (198), D Howard, Moneymore Limousin 570kg, £1,122.90 (197), J and J Rea, Kilwaughter Blonde d’Aquitaine 580kg, £1,142.60 (197), W J Simpson, Killyleagh Limousin 580kg, £131 (195), Limousin 570kg, £1,100.10 (193), Limousin 570kg, £1,100.10 (193), Limousin 540kg, £1,026 (190), Limousin 540kg, £1,015.20 (188), D Howard, Moneymore Limousin 540kg, £1,015.20 (188), S Gilmore, Kilrea Limousin 580kg, £1,084.60 (187), D Howard, Moneymore Limousin 580kg, £1,084.60 (187), J McKeague, Ballycastle Charolais 620kg, £1,159.40 (187), A Shaw, Larne Limousin 660kg, £1,227.60 (186) and D Howard, Moneymore Limousin 560kg, £1,041.60 (186).

Beef bullocks

G McMaster, Broughshane Charolais 640kg, £1,286.40 (201), G Murdock, Broughshane Limousin 690kg, £1,380 (200), G McMaster, Broughshane Charolais 680kg, £1,326 (195), C B Wilkinson, Randalstown Aberdeen Angus 640kg, £1,222.40 (191), M O’Kane, Bellaghy Limousin 570kg, £1,083 (190), G McMaster, Broughshane Charolais 680kg, £1292 (190), Charolais 690kg, £1,311 (190), J Blair, Cullybackey Charolais 700kg, £1,330 (190), T and S Reid, Crumlin Limousin 650kg, £1,228.50 (189), Limousin £1,247 (189), G Murdock, Broughshane Charolais 660kg, £1,240.80 (188), W and N Martin, Broughshane Shorthorn 660kg, £1,227.60 (186), Shorthorn 570kg, £1,060.20 (186), C B Wilkinson, Randalstown Aberdeen Angus 630kg, £1,165.50 (185), G Murdock, Broughshane Charolais 660kg, £1207.80 (183), T and S Reid, Crumlin Limousin 650k, £1,183 (182), P J Mulholland, Loughgiel Simmental 750kg, £1,350 (180), J Moore, Ballyclare Hereford 780kg, £1,404 (180) and T and S Reid, Crumlin Limousin 660kg, £1,188 (180).

Friesian bullocks

R Waide, Cloughmills 560kg, £912.80 (163), 560kg, £858.60 (162), L Hughes, Clough 650kg, £1,007.50 (155), R McKnight, Templepatrick 760kg, £1,056.40 (139) and R Waide, Cloughmills 500kg, £675 (135).

41 dairy cows and heifers met excellent demand selling to £2,020 for a second calver from Joseph Adams, Ballymena.

A batch of Ayrshire heifers three to five months in calf sold to £980 for Samuel Allen, Aghadowey.

J Adams, Ballymena £2,020, B McStravick, Lurgan £1,850, A McNair, Ballyclare £1,810, R and W Burns, Dungannon £1,800, £1,800, D Wallace, Antrim £1,780, D Maybin, Broughshane £1,760, J Adams, Ballymena £1,750, P McVey, Magherafelt £1,740, G Wallace, Broughshane £1,730, J Hunter, Crumlin £1,720, R and W Burns, Dungannon £1,690, J Patterson, Crumlin £1,680, W Black, Aghadowey £1,680, £1,680, J Adams, Ballymena £1,670, W Black, Aghadowey £1,670, B McStravick, Lurgan £1,630, R H and H A Shanks, Dunadry £1,630, D Blelock, Crumlin £1,550, S and S Simpson, Ballymena £1,530 and D Wallace, Antrim £1,520.

The annual spring sale of beef bred bulls attracted a catalogued entry of 46 lots.

Leading prices as follows: Miss Joan Gilliland, Antrim Limousin £2,700, M Moffett, Broughshane Limousin £2,500, J McKinley, Maghera £2,500, M Irwin, Fintona Aberdeen Angus £2,250, J Lawrence, Magherafelt Aberdeen Angus £2,050, M Irwin, Fintona Aberdeen Angus £2,000, J Lawrrence, Magherafelt Aberdeen Angus £2,000, L Millen, Coleraine Limousin £2,000, J McKinney, Maghera Limousin £2,000, M Irwin, Fintona Aberdeen Angus £1,950, R Clyde, Templepatrick Limousin £1,900, M Loughran, Cookstown Limousin £1,900, D Hume Limousin £1,800, M Lucas, Antrim Limousin £1,800, Matthew Brothers, Ballymena Limousin £1,800, D D McDowell, Newtownards Aberdeen Angus £1,750, R Clyde, Templepatrick Limousin £1,750 and D D McDowell, Newtownards Aberdeen Angus £1,600.

A small entry of suckler stock sold to £1,550 for an in-calf Limousin heifer.

A Riley, Limavady Limousin £1,550, Limousin £1,500, A Beggs, Larne Aberdeen Angus £1,380, R Spence, Crumlin Limousin £1,380, Parthenais £1,310, A Beggs, Larne Aberdeen Angus £1,200 and G Kissock, Broughshane Hereford £1,120, £1,050.

An entry of 270 weanlings in Ballymena on Friday resulted in a terrific trade.

Bullocks sold to £600 over for a Charolais 330kg at £930, offered by Roy Ferguson, Comber.

Heifers sold to £540 over for a Charolais 360kg at £900 presented by A S Millar, Antrim.

Bull/bullocks to 300kg

G Campbell, Lisburn Limousin 260kg, £780 (300), I Gibson, Broughshane Charolais 290kg, £830 (286), I Crawford, Randalstown Belgian Blue 290kg, £820 (282), A Campbell, Lisburn Simmental 200kg, £555 (277), R Ferguson, Comber Saler 290kg, £800 (275), H Johnston, Glenarm Limousin 220kg, £590 (268), Limousin 220kg, £590 (268), G D Campbell, Lisburn Limousin 240kg, £640 (266), A Esler, Carnlough Charolais 290kg, £770 (265), I Crawford, Randalstown Charolais 270kg, £695 (257), Belgian Blue 280kg, £690 (246), J Beggs, Carrickfergus Aberdeen Angus 200kg, £490 (245) (2), I Crawford, Randalstown Aberdeen Angus 270kg, £655 (242) (4), Charolais 290kg, £700 (241), W Thompson, Crumlin Shorthorn beef 250kg, £595 (238), Shorthorn beef 230kg, £545 (237), I Gibson, Broughshane Simmental 300kg, £710 (236) (2), N Alexander, Glenarm Stabiliser 220kg, £520 (236) and J Brown, Crumlin Limousin 220kg, £520 (236).

Bull/ bullocks 301-350kg

R Ferguson, Comber Charolais 330kg, £930 (281), M E Clarke, Comber Limousin 310kg, £850 (274), M Johnston, Toomebridge Limousin 320kg, £860 (268), D Thompson, Bushmills Limousin 340kg, £900 (264), A Campbell, Lisburn Simmental 310kg, £820 (264), T J McLornan, Nutts Corner Limousin 350kg, £910 (260) (2), T Jackson, Broughshane Limousin 350kg, £890 (254), T J McLornan, Nutts Corner Limousin 340kg, £850 (250), D Thompson, Bushmills Limousin 350kg, £870 (248), D Thompson, Bushmills Limousin 340kg, £840 (247), D Thompson, Bushmills Limousin 350kg, £860 (245) (3), G D Campbell, Lisburn Belgian Blue 350kg, £860 (245), D Thompson, Bushmills Limousin 340kg, £830 (244), T J McLornan, Nutts Corner Limousin 340kg, £830 (244), I Gibson, Broughshane Simmental 320kg, £780 (243), A Bowman, Comber Limousin 350kg, £850 (242), D Thompson, Bushmills Limousin 320kg, £770 (240), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 340kg, £810 (238), I Gibson, Broughshane Charolais 350kg, £830 (237).

Bull/ bullocks 352kg over

I Gibson, Broughshane Charolais 370kg, £940 (254), (3), R Fergusin, Comber Saler 370kg, £895 (241), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 390kg, £935 (239), T J McLornan, Nutts Corner Limousin 370kg, £880 (237), A S Millar, Antrim Charolais 410kg, £975 (237), R McKay, Carnlough Limousin 360kg, £850 (236), D Thompson, Bushmills Limousin 420kg, £985 (234), A S Millar, Antrim Saler 380kg, £890 (234), K Molyneaux, Crumlin Charolais 380kg, £890 (234), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 370kg, £860 (232), D Thompson, Bushmills Limousin 410kg, £950 (231), A S Millar, Antrim Charolais 420kg, £970 (231), T Jackson, Broughshane Limousin 390kg, £890 (228), Limousin 400kg, £900 (225), R McKay, Carnlough Simmental 400kg, £900 (225), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 410kg, £920 (224), T Jackson, Broughshane Limousin 380kg, £850 (223), Limousin 410kg, £915 (223), D Convery, Kilrea Limousin 390kg, £870 (223), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 400kg, £890 (222) and T Jackson, Broughshane Limousin 390kg, £860 (220).

Heifers to 300kg

G D Campbell, Lisburn Charolais 250kg, £790 (316), H Johnston, Glenarm Limousin 210kg, £580 (276), A Ross, Newtownards Limousin 270kg, £705 (261), R McKay, Carnlough Limousin 300kg, £780 (260), M Johnston, Toomebridge Charolais 240kg, £620 (258), D Convery, Kilrea Limousin 260kg, £660 (253) (2), J Adams, Ballymena Charolais 180kg, £440 (244), H Johnston, Glenarm Limousin 270kg, £660 (244) (2), D McKillop, Glenarm Shorthorn 220kg, £530 (240), A Campbell, Lisburn Simmental 260kg, £620 (238), D Convery, Kilrea Limousin 260kg, £610 (234), J Adams, Ballymena Aberdeen Angus 210kg, £490 (233) (6), N Alexander, Glenarm Stabiliser 260kg, £595 (228), H Johnston, Glenarm Limousin 210kg, £480 (286) (2) and J Montgomery, Ballymena Limousin 260kg, £590 (226).

Heifers 301-350kg

Mrs D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 320kg, £800 (250), K Monyneaux, Crumlin Limousin 350kg, £840 (240), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 330kg, £780 (236), T J McLornan, Nutts Corner Limousin 350kg, £820 (234), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 320kg, £740 (231), R McKay, Carnlough Limousin 310kg, £700 (225), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 340kg, £760 (223), J Brown, Crumlin Limousin 350kg, £780 (222), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 350kg, £770 (220), J Brown, Crumlin Limousin 330kg, £720 (218), T J McLornan, Crumlin Limousin 340kg, £740 (217), T J McLornan, Crumlin Limousin 350kg, £760 (217), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 350kg, £755 (215), T Surgenor, Ahoghill Charolais 330kg, £710 (215), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 350kg, £740 (211), J Brown, Crumlin Limousin 330kg, £690 (209), A Johnston, Randalstown Charolais 340kg, £710 (208) (2), R McKay, Carnlough Limousin 310kg, £645 (208), W Mills, Glenarm Aberdeen Angus 340kg, £700 (205), R Ferguson, Comber Saler 340kg, £700 (205), A Brown, Comber Limousin 350kg, £710 (202) and T J McLornan, Nutts Corner Limousin 350kg, £700 (200).

351kg over

A S Millar, Antrim Charolais 360kg, £900 (250), G D Campbell, Lisburn Belgian Blue 360kg, £880 (244), D Kennedy, Larne Limousin 370kg, £890 (240), F Connon, Ballymena Saler 360kg, £860 (238), K Molyneaux, Crumlin Limousin 360kg, £840 (233), Charolais 360kg, £810 (225), Charolais 420kg, £935 (222), A Johnston, Randalstown Charolais 370kg, £815 (220), K Molyneaux, Crumlin Limousin 370kg, £805 (217), E Sherrard, Coleraine Limousin 390kg, £840 (215), A S Millar, Antrim Charolais 380kg, £800 (210), K Molyneaux, Crumlin Charolais 410kg, £860 (209) and R McKay, Carnlough Charolais 370kg, £770 (208).

237 lots in the calf ring sold to £570 which was top price for a batch of partly reared Friesian heifer calves.

Young bull calves to £455 for an Aberdeen Angus.

Continental Hefier calves to £380 for a Simmental.

Bull calves

I Lamont, Cullybackey £470, A Abraham, Antrim Aberdeen Angus £455, A Abraham, Antrim Belgian Blue £410, I Semple, Dungiven Belgian Blue £390, I Sempe, Dungiven Belgian Blue £390, D S Wharry, Glenarm Simmental £380, A C Hunter, Raloo Limousin £370, I Gamble, Articlave Limousin £360, I Semple, Dungiven Belgian Blue £350, S J Kerr, Comber Belgian Blue £345, I Semple, Dungiven Belgian Blue £340, I Montgomery, Glenwherry Limousin £330, J Patterson, Crumlin Belgian Blue £325, I Semple, Dungiven Belgian Blue £320, W T Robinson, Glenarm Belgian Blue £320 (2), J Beattie, Balymoney Aberdeen Angus £320, O Magill, Crumlin Belgian Blue £320 and J Patterson, Crumlin Belgian Blue £320.

Heifer calves

Forsythe Brothers, Loughgiel £570, £475 (2), £460 (2), £455, £450, 3440 (2), £430, £410, D S Wharry, Glenarm Simmental £380, I Lamnot, Cullbackey Limousin £360, R J T Fleming, Templepatrick Simmental £335, A Abraham, Antrim Belgian Blue £325, Forsythe Brothers, Loughgiel Friesian £320, £300, R J T Fleming, Templepatrick Simmental £300 and A Beggs, Larne Belgian Blue £300.

Friesian bull calves

C Crawford, Clough £215 (4), A McBurney, Cough £210, £200, C Crawford, Clough £190, J V and R J Moore, Larne £155, £150, P Milligan, Castlewellan £140, J Lindsay, Dundonalds £125, J Graham, Glenwherry £120, W Hoey, Ballymena £120, A McBurney, Cough £120, J V and R K Moore, Larne £115, C Crawford, Clough £110 and B Paisley, Ballynure £105.

Local farmer 3 Texel and 6 lambs £228, 2 Texel and 4 lambs £225, 5 Texel and 10 lambs £222, S M Glass, Glarryford 2 Charollais and 4 lambs £178, P McKeown, Martinstown 1 Hamsphire and 2 lambs £178, local farmer 1 Charolais and 2 lambs £170, N McAuley, Ballyclare 1 Charollais and 2 lambs £168, P McKeown, Martinstown 1 Suffolk and 2 lambs £160, J Steede, Ballymena 1 Suffolk and 2 lambs £158, local farmer 2 Texel and 2 lambs £155, D Devlin, Randalstown 2 Texel and 3 lambs £155, R Baird, Carrickfergus 1 Texel and 2 lambs £150, P Campbell, Carnlough 1 Zwartbles and 2 lambs £150, 1 Zwartbles and 2 lambs £150, D Devlin, Randalstown 1 KH and 2 lambs £148, I McDowell, Magheramourne 1 Texel and 2 lambs £145.

Pet lambs ranging from £6 to £53.

An entry of 170 store cattle in Ballymena on Tuesday resulted in a steady trade.

Bullocks sold to £610 over for a Charolais 580kg at £1,190, presented by H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin.

Heifers sold to £555 over for a Charolais 580kg at £1,135 offered by H Christie, Dunloy.

Bullocks to 500kg

H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 470kg, £1,065 (226), J Hutchinson, Ballyclare Charolais 440kg, £990 (225), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 500kg, £1,050 (210), S Wilson, Ballyclare Charolais 440kg, £915 (208), J Hutchinson, Ballyclare Hereford 480kg, £985 (205), S Wilson, Ballyclare Limousin 500kg, £1,020 (204), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Limousin 490kg, £990 (202), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 500kg, £1,010 (202), J Hutchinson, Ballyclare Charolais 480kg, £965 (201), A Heron, Broughshane Aberdeen Angus 430kg, £860 (200), J Hutchinson, Ballyclare Aberdeen Angus 430kg, £860 (200), S Wilson, Ballyclare Limousin 480kg, £955 (199), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Limousin 470kg, £910 (193), S Wilson, Ballyclare Charolais 490kg, £945 (192), R J Anderson, Cullybackey Charolais 500kg, £940 (188), T Rainey, Magherafelt Aberdeen Angus 470kg, £870 (185), J Duffin, Larne Blonde d’Aquitaine 480kg, £880 (183), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 500kg, £900 (180), J H Brown, Kells Aberdeen Angus 390kg, £640 (164), J and G Hamilton. Broughshane Aberdeen Angus 500kg, £800 (160) and R Frazer, Newtownabbey Friesian 350kg, £500 (142) (4).

Bullocks 501kg over

H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 510kg, £1,080 (211), Charolais 540kg, £1,135 (210), Belgian Blue 530kg, £1,100 (207), Charolais 570kg, £1,180 (207), Charolais 550kg, £1,130 (205), J Smyth, Randalstown Charolais 560kg, £1,150 (205), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 580kg, £1,190 (205), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 530kg, £1,070 (201), R J Anderson, Cullybackey Charolais 530kg, £1,070 (201), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 580kg, £1,170 (201), Limousin 550kg, £1,100 (200), Charolais 580kg, £1,160 (200), Charolais 610kg, £1,215 (199), Charolais 550kg, £1,095 (199), Charolais 550kg, £1,090 (198), R J Anderson, Cullybackey Charolais 530kg, £1,050 (198), H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 530kg, £1,050 (198), Charolais 580kg, £1,130 (194) (2), 570kg, £1,110 (194), S Wilson, Ballyclare Charolais 510kg, £990 (194), R J Anderson, Cullybackey Charolais 590kg, £1,140 (193) and H A Wilson, Newtowncrommelin Charolais 600kg, £1,155 (192), Charolais 580kg, £1,115 (192) Charolais 580kg, £1,115 (192).

Heifers to 500kg

D Gillan, Garvagh Limousin 440kg, £940 (213), N Bell, Bellaghy Aberdeen Angus 450kg, £910 (202), S Dennison, Dunadry Charolais 460kg, £900 (195), D Gillan, Garvagh Limousin 500kg, £960 (192), J Gault, Ballyclare Limousin 430kg, £825 (191), 480kg, £920 (191), J Duffin, Ballygally Blonde d’Aquitaine 370kg, £700 (189), D and H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 410kg, £770 (187), H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 440kg, £825 (187), D and H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 470kg, £880 (187), Aberdeen Angus 500kg, £935 (187), D Gillan, Garvagh Limousin 440kg, £8200 (186), H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 490kg, £900 (183), D and H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 460kg, £840 (182), J Duffin, Larne Blonde d’Aquitaine 400kg, £730 (182), J Hutchinson, Ballyclare Charolais 500kg, £910 (182), H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 440kg £800 (181), DandH Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 480kg, £860 (179), Aberdeen Angus 420kg, £750 (178), J Gault, Ballyclare Limousin 500kg, £890 (178), D Gillan, Garvagh Limousin 490kg, £870 (177), J Duffin, Larne Simmental 430kg, £760 (176), N Bell, Bellaghy Aberdeen Angus 470kg, £830 (176), J Duffin, Larne Blonde d’Aquitaine 430kg, £735 (170).

Heifers 501kg over

H Christie, Dunloy Charolais 580kg, £1,135 (195), J Gault, Ballyclare Aberdeen Angus 560kg, £1,075 (192), Limousin 550kg, £1,050 (190), H Christie, Dunloy Charolais 620kg, £1,150 (185), Charolais 640kg, £1,170 (182), H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 510kg, £930 (182), S Dennison, Dunadry Charolais 530kg, £960 (181), H Christie, Dunloy Charolais 610kg, £1100 (180), D and H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 540kg, £970 (179), Aberdeen Angus 510kg, £900 (176), J Smyth, Randalstown Charolais 530kg, £930 (175), H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 570kg, £1,000 (175), J Smyth, Randalstown Belgian Blue 520kg, £900 (173), D and H Gregg, Clough Aberdeen Angus 520kg, £895 (172), Aberdeen Angus 530kg, £910 (171), T Bell, Randalstown Simmental 540kg, £925 (171), R and S McMullan, Broughshane Aberdeen Angus 510kg, £870 (170), S Stewart, Newtownabbey Hereford 600kg, £1,005 (167), Hereford 600kg, £1,000 (166), R and S McMullan, Broughshane Hereford 600kg, £85 (164), J Montgomery Limousin 530kg, £860 (162), J Adams, Ballymena Aberdeen Angus 540kg, £870 (161) and S Stewart, Newtownabbey Hereford 560kg, £900 (160), Hereford 560kg, £895 (159).

An good entry of over 1,000 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade.

Fat hoggets sold to 429p for a pen of 29 Texels 20.5kg £88 presented by J Collins, Ballymoney and to a top per head of £112 for five heavy Texels offered by B Gardiner, Ballymoney.

Fat ewes sold to £111.

Fat hoggets 890 (top per kg): J Collins, Ballymoney 29 Texel 20.5kg, £88 (429), S Mullan, Armoy 1 Dorset 20kg, £85 (425), A and J Currie, Ballyclare 8 Texel 21kg, £87 (414), A Smyth, Ballymoney 14 Texel 22.5kg, £93 (413), I Montgomery, Glenwherry 38 Texel 22.5kg, £92.50 (411), J A O’Kane, Carnlough 1 Suffolk 20kg, £81 (405), S Reid, Ahoghill 1 Dorset 22kg, £88 (400), R and M Reid, Aughafatten 7 Texel 22.5kg, £89 (395), R Gingles, Kilwaughter 1 crossbred 23.5kg, £92.50 (393), S Anderson, Kilwaughter 28 crossbred 23.5kg, £92.50 (393), I Montgomery, Glenwherry 15 crossbred 23.5kg, £92.50 (393), T Kyle, Cullybackey 2 Dorset 21kg, £82.50 (392), S Millar, Ballymena 3 Romney 23kg, £90 (391), 2 Texel 22.5kg, £88 (391), D Smyth, Moorfields 12 Blackface 22.5kg, £88 (391), R J Cupples, Broughshane 24 crossbred 22kg, £86 (390), B Jamison, Ballymoney 10 Texel 22kg, £85 (386), D Stewart, Portglenone 41 Blackface 22.5kg, £86.50 (384), W Mills, Glenarm 2 Dorset 24.5kg, £94 (383), S White, Cloughmills 10 Suffolk 22.5kg, £86 (382), W Smyth, Moorfields 6 Blackface 23kg, £87.50 (380), T Kyle, Cullybackey 11 Texel 25kg, £95 (380), P S and A J Martin, Portavogie 3 crossbred 24.5kg, £93 (379), 39 Texel 24.5kg, £93 (379).

Top prices per head: B Gardiner, Ballymena 5 Texel 35kg, £112, R Hamill, Randalstown 10 Texel 28kg, £98, W Reid, Aughafatten 1 Texel 32kg, £98, R Savage, Magherafelt 4 Texel 30kg, £98, K Steele Nicholson, Antrim 20 Suffolk 29kg, £96.50, J Thompson, Kells 7 Texel 26kg, £96.50, J A O’Kane, Carnlough 13 crossbred 28kg, £96, W J Hanna, Ballyclare 15 Texel 26.5kg, £96, A and M and V Armstrong, Straid 38 Suffolk 26.5kg, £96, J McMillan, Ballyclare 16 crossbred 27.5kg, £96, S Graham, Toomebridge 16 Texel 27.5kg, £96, A Hamilton, Ballinderry 1 Suffolk 27kg, £96, R J Bell, Kells 1 Texel 31kg, £95.50, I Barkley, Dunloy 18 Suffolk 26.5kg, £95.50, Toomebridgebridge farmer 22 Texel 26kg, £95.50, T Kyle, Cullybackey 11 Texel 25kg, £95, W Clyde, 37 Texel 25.5kg, £95, D Boyd, Knockagh 44 Suffolk 28.5kg, £95, W Mills, Glenarm 2 Dorset 24.5kg, £94, J Murray, Larne 2 Texel 25kg, £94, S Agnew, Ballyclare 4 crossbred 26kg, £93, A Smyth, Ballymoney 14 Texel 22.5kg, £93.

Fat ewes – 139 – First quality

Suffolk - £76 - £90

Texel - £80 - £111

Crossbred - £60 - £85

Blackface - £40 - £60