Friday 29th January

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An entry of 30 dairy cattle in Ballymena resulted in a steady trade.  Leading prices:-

DS Dickey, Randalstown £1220, Ardlauragh farm, Crumlin £1150, WJ McBride, Magherafelt £1140, Ardlauragh farm £1130, WJ & A McCullough, Broughshane £1100, Bolton Bros, Maghera £1090, David Wallace, Antrim £1080, D Maybin, Broughshane £1070, Mrs C Annett, Hillsborough £1060, £1050, DS Dickey £1020, WJ McBride £1010, local producer £1000.

 

An entry of 25 suckler cows resulted in a sharp trade.  Leading prices:-

ME Clarke, Comber (2) Lim in calf cow £1360, DJ McFerran, Dunloy AA in calf hfr £1200, T Stewart, Cairncastle SH hfr & calf £1190, DJ McFerran AA in calf hfr £1150, S & G Davidson, Broughshane Lim hfr & hfr calf £1130, ME Clarke Lim in calf hfr £1080, JS & CS Hamilton, Greyabbey BB in calf hfr £980, E Boyes & Son, Moira Sim in calf hfr £980, S & G Davidson BB hfr & bull calf £970, Kenneth McBride, Mallusk Lim hfr & calf £950, JS & CS Hamilton SHB in calf hfr £900.

 

A smaller entry of 150 dropped calves eased slightly in price, although the stronger better quality calves still sold well.  Highest price of £435 was paid for a Char bull, £320 for a Lim heifer and strong Fr bulls to £275 each.  Young Fr bulls to £100 each.

Highest prices for beef bred bull calves were:-

T Herbinson, Randalstown Char £435, D Laverty, Stranocum BB £370, T Herbinson AA £350, WA Woodside, Islandmagee BB £335, G Devlin, Randalstown Lim £330, James Alexander, Glenarm Lim £330, T Herbinson SH £330, Samuel Brennan, Larne BB £305, Alastair McBurney, Clough Lim £295, H O’Kane, Carnlough Char £295, G Devlin, Randalstown AA £290, B Gribben, Dunloy Here £290, D Laverty, Stranocum Lim £280, Lim £275, J Ferguson, Straid Fr £275, D Mallon, Toomebridge AA £270.

 

Heifer calves sold to:-

James Alexander, Glenarm Lim £320, WA Woodside, Islandmagee Char £305, Connor Anderson, Saintfield (2) Here £305, Robin Bingham, Nutts Corner Char £290, Connor Anderson, Saintfield Here £290, G Kelly, Magherafelt (2) Lim £270, FG & T McMullan, Broughshane FKV £265, Alastair McBurney, Clough Lim £265, Connor Anderson, Saintfield AA £250, M McAllister, Crumlin BB £240, N McRoberts, Ballinderry Lim £240, local producer Lim £235, B Alexander, Ahoghill Fr £225, M McAllister, Crumlin Here £225.

 

Fr bull calves sold to:-

J Ferguson, Straid (strong) £275, G Rea, Rasharkin £240, C Liddie, Ballymena £170, J Ferguson (3) £170, £140, G Rea, Rasharkin (3) £100, H Millar, Antrim £98, J Ferguson, (2) £98, Alastair McBurney £90, H Millar, Antrim £90, £82.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great entry of 450 weanlings in Ballymena resulted in a super trade.  Bullocks sold to £520 over for a Lim 360kg at £880 offered by Mrs D Kennedy, Larne.  Heifers sold to £630 over for a Char 430kg at £1060 presented by D & F Kinney, Cushendall.

 

Bulls/blks 0-250kgs

John McAuley, Glenarm BB 250kg £690 (276), A & N O’Boyle, Glenariffe Lim 190kg £515 (271), A Stevenson, Armoy Lim 240kg £650 (270), JJ Mawhinney, Killinchy Blonde 190kg £510 (268), E Mullan, Armoy Char 200kg £530 (265), Hannah Healey, Belfast Lim 250kg £660 (264), H O’Kane, Carnlough AA 230kg £570 (247), local producer AA 240kg £590 (245), EC Smylie, Nutts Corner Sim 250kg £610 (244), J Beggs, Carrick Lim 210kg £485 (231).

 

251-300kgs

Local producer Sim 280kg £740 (264), AA 270kg £700 (259), Lim 270kg £700 (259), Mrs D Kennedy, Larne Lim 270kg £690 (255), A Stevenson, Armoy BB 280kg £710 (253), local farmer Lim 290kg £730 (251), Mrs D Kennedy Lim 280kg £700 (250), local farmer (3) Lim 300kg £750 (250), W & N Martin, Broughshane (3) Lim 280kg £690 (246), Mrs Doreen McClurg, Dundrod Lim 280kg £685 (244), Lim 270kg £660 (244), Mrs D Kennedy Lim 280kg £680 (242).

 

301-350kgs

Kyle Molyneaux, Dundrod Char 310kg £780 (251), Mrs D Kennedy, Larne Lim 330kg £800 (242), AJ Wilson, Ballymena (2) Lim 310kg £750 (241), T Weatherup, Carrick Lim 320kg £770 (240), Mrs D Kennedy Lim 330kg £790 (239), AJ Wilson, Ballymena Lim 350kg £835 (238), David White, Broughshane Lim 320kg £760 (237), Matt Gingles, Kilwaughter (2) Lim 310kg £730 (235), Mrs D Kennedy Lim 320kg £750 (234), David White Lim 320kg £750 (234), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 350kg £820 (234), local farmer Lim 310kg £720 (232), P McIlrath, Glarryford Char 310kg £720 (232), JK Davidson, Broughshane Sim 310kg £715 (230).

 

351kg and over

Mrs D Kennedy, Larne Lim 360kg £880 (244), D Forsythe, Moneymore Char 360kg £875 (243), Mrs D Kennedy Lim 370kg £870 (235), Lim 360kg £840 (233), Lim 360kg £820 (227), Lim 380kg £860 (226), D & F Kinney, Cushendall Char 400kg £895 (223), David Robinson, Crumlin Lim 360kg £800 (222), H Crawford Char 390kg £865 (221), Donal Kane, Cushendall Lim 370kg £820 (221), Kyle Molyneaux, Dundrod Char 430kg £935 (217), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 380kg £825 (217), JK Davidson, Broughshane Char 370kg £800 (216), Lim 390kg £840 (215), Mrs D Kennedy, Larne Lim 400kg £860 (215), D & F Kinney Lim 420kg £900 (214).

 

Heifers 0-250kgs

A Stevenson, Armoy Char 200kg £695 (347), Char 230kg £660 (287), Char 240kg £670 (279), Michael McAuley, Newtowncrommelin Lim 160kg £440 (275), Lim 150kg £410 (273), A Stevenson BB 250kg £675 (270), EC Smylie, Nutts Corner SHB 220kg £580 (263), Roger Crawford, Parkmore Lim 180kg £460 (255), D Forsythe, Moneymore Char 250kg £615 (246), H O’Kane, Carnlough (2) Char 240kg £580 (241), Roger Crawford Lim 240kg £570 (237), A Stevenson, Armoy (2) Char 250kg £590 (236), H O’Kane, Carnlough Lim 240kg £550 (229), E Mullan, Armoy Char 210kg £480 (228).

 

251-300kgs

H O’Kane, Carnlough Char 260kg £700 (269), Roger Crawford, Parkmore Lim 300kg £740 (246), Frank McCormick, Martinstown Char 280kg £690 (246), Wharry & McCurdy, Carnlough Char 290kg £685 (236), Frank McCormick Char 300kg £700 (233), A Stevenson, Armoy Lim 260kg £605 (232), David Robinson, Crumlin Lim 270kg £620 (229), Hannah Healey, Belfast Sim 260kg £590 (226), J Brown, Nutts Corner Lim 260kg £590 (226), Jeffrey Wray, Carnlough Char 300kg £670 (223), G McCloskey, Dungiven Char 280kg £610 (217), D Forsythe, Moneymore Char 280kg £610 (217), J Lindsay, Dundonald Blonde 270kg £580 (214), A Stevenson, Armoy Lim 280kg £600 (214), J Lindsay, Dundonald Blonde 280kg £600 (214), Mrs Doreen McClurg Lim 260kg £555 (213).

 

301-350kgs

W & N Martin, Broughshane Lim 310kg £745 (240), G McKeown, Aughafatten Char 350kg £835 (238), WR Wilson, Ballymena Char 310kg £735 (237), Frank McCormick, Martinstown Char 330kg £760 (230), J Wilson, Antrim Char 340kg £780 (229), AJ Wilson, Ballymena Lim 320kg £725 (226), David White, Broughshane Lim 340kg £760 (223), R McNabney, Broughshane Char 350kg £750 (214), J Brown, Nutts Corner Lim 310kg £660 (212), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 320kg £680 (212), W & N Martin, Broughshane Lim 350kg £740 (211), John McAuley, Glenarm BB 320kg £675 (210), David White Lim 320kg £670 (209), G McKeown, Aughafatten Char 330kg £685 (207), Frank McCormick, Martinstown Char 340kg £700 (205), David White Lim 340kg £700 (205).

 

351kg and over

D & F Kinney, Cushendall Lim 430kg £1060 (246), David White, Broughshane Lim 360kg £820 (227), K Molyneaux, Dundrod Char 360kg £805 (223), R McNabney, Broughshane Lim 360kg £785 (218), J Wray, Carnlough Char 360kg £770 (213), R French, Randalstown BB 410kg £875 (213), D & F Kinney Lim 360kg £765 (212), JK Davidson, Broughshane Char 380kg £800 (210), Char 370kg £770 (208), T Weatherup, Carrick Lim 360kg £740 (205), David Steele Lim 400kg £820 (205), H Crawford, Carnalbana Char 380kg £770 (202), J McCamley, Carrick Char 370kg £745 (201), R McNabney, Broughshane Char 370kg £745 (201), JK Davidson, Broughshane Char 410kg £820 (200), AJ Wilson, Ballymena Char 370kg £735 (198).