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 and 2) – 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 –  ONLINE ONLY – Held  once a month – For further details contact Mart office. All types of Plant Machinery and Small Items are very welcome!!

COVID-19 Mart Protocols


From Monday 3rd May Sellers are permitted to return to the Mart to view their Livestock being sold. Online Viewing and participation in sales by buyers and sellers will remain in place and farmers are encouraged to continue to make use of this technology.

Key Safety Measures relating to the use of face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing will remain in place.


Online Viewing is available for all Sales.

Online Bidding Available for:

Monday Night – Breeding Sheep Sales/ Tuesday- Store Cattle Sale/ Friday – Dropped Calves, Weanlings, Dairy and Sucklers/ Pedigree Sheep & Cattle Sales. To register for these sales click on the live bidding section of the home page and enter details.