Ballymena Livestock Market is owned and operated by JA McClelland & Sons (Auctioneers) Ltd.

The market operates five days a week with sales as follows-

Monday evenings (Ring 1, 2 and 3) –at 7pm during the months from August through to June sales of breeding sheep and store lambs.
Tuesday at 10.30am (Ring 1)  sale of store cattle
Wednesday at 10.30am (Ring 1) sale of fat lambs and ewes
Thursday at 10.30am (Ring 1) sale of fat cows, feeding cows, fat bulls and prime beef cattle
Friday at 10.30am (Ring 1, 2 and 3) – sale of weanlings, dropped calves, dairy cattle, suckler cows and breeding bulls
Saturday – during August and September – annual sales of breeding and pedigree sheep. Also during October sales of suckled calves including our Show and Sale of calves attracting top quality show calves from throughout the province.

Machinery sale – Held 5 times throughout the year: February, April, June, September and November. There may also be additional sales throughout the Year. All types of Plant Machinery and Small Items are very welcome!!

COVID-19 Mart Protocols

*Sellers are permitted to represent stock at point of sale only*

They must follow social distancing guidelines and stand 2m clear of the auctioneer and rostrum and all other employees or persons at the mart. Sellers must only enter the market when their livestock are at the ring and after sale of their stock must vacate the premises. 

Sellers will also be able to view sales online via our website

Notice to Purchasers – The number of buyers will be strictly limited to allow for social distancing in the sale rings.

*Anyone attending the mart must register when entering the premises*

The wearing of face masks is Strictly Required 

For those customers who do not wish to attend it is intended that online live bidding will be available from Friday for the weanling sale. Customers can either contact the mart office to register or go directly to the online bidding page to register. Please see the user guide below for assistance.

SML – bidding FAQs   

Sellers will also be able to view sales online via our website Further details are available from the mart office.