Thursday 26th October

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An entry of 430 beef cattle in Ballymena resulted in a steady trade.  Beef cows sold to 225p for a Blue 900kg at £2025, Fries cows to 123p for a 630kg at £774, beef heifers to 210p for 550kg at £1155, beef bullocks to 215p for 810kg at £1741, Fr bullocks to 169p for 770kg at £1301.

 

Fat cows sold to:-

Andrew Craig, Coleraine BB 900kg £2025 (225), JM Morrison, Armoy BB 880kg £1856 (211), BB 810kg £1458 (180), J Knox, Broughshane Lim 700kg £1232 (176), Ian Dodds, Glenwherry BB 610kg £1037 (170), Thomas Clyde, Antrim Lim 540kg £907 (168), J Lavery, Aghalee BB 610kg £1024 (168), W & M Orr, Ballycastle Lim 750kg £1200 (160), A Clements, Muckamore ST 690kg £1090 (158), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 750kg £1177 (157), J Lavery, Aghalee Lim 650kg £1020 (157), J McKinley, Bushmills AA 620kg £967 (156), Terence Smyth, Lisburn Lim 610kg £945 (155), Thomas Clyde, Antrim Lim 670kg £1038 (155), Ian Laughlin, Garvagh Lim 640kg £992 (155), Thomas Clyde Lim 540kg £826 (153), W & M Orr, Ballycastle Sim 630kg £945 (150), Wm Jones Snr, Templepatrick Lim 820kg £1221 (149), J McKinley AA 790kg £1161 (147), Charles Henning, Moira AA 770kg £1116 (145), David Compton, Carninney BB 600kg £870 (145), TJ McLornan, Nutts Corner Lim 660kg £957 (145), Charles Henning AA 730kg £1051 (144).

 

Fr cows sold to:-

J Purcell & Sons, Limavady 630kg £774 (123), David A Strange, Ballyclare 750kg £915 (122), Forsythe Bros, Loughgiel 760kg £912 (120), G Connon, Aldergrove 650kg £767 (118), John Vance, Cookstown 630kg £718 (114), JA Wilson, Doagh 550kg £627 (114), J & A McAteer, Randalstown 530kg £604 (114), Stephen Stewart, Newtownabbey 730kg £824 (113), Brian Lyttle, Moorfields 650kg £734 (113), Forsythe Bros, Loughgiel 730kg £817 (112), N Alexander, Gracehill 690kg £772 (112), Danny Duffin, Toomebridge 680kg £754 (111), D Borland, Bushmills 770kg £854 (111), James Gaston, Dunloy 650kg £715 (110), TA Addison, Upper Ballinderry 530kg £583 (110), Stephen Stewart, Newtownabbey 670kg £730 (109), R Alexander, Cloughmills 690kg £752 (109), S Cargill, Parkgate 640kg £697 (109), Albert Wallace, Tobermore 700kg £763 (109), Stephen Stewart 710kg £766 (108), Brian Lyttle, Moorfields 700kg £756 (108), James Gaston 750kg £810 (108), John Vance, Cookstown 700kg £749 (107), RLA & D Irvine, Dundrod 650kg £695 (107).

 

Beef heifers sold to:-

E & P McCormick, Cushendun Lim 550kg £1155 (210), J & J Rea, Kilwaughter Char 590kg £1168 (198), TF & NW McConkey, Parkgate Lim 580kg £1142 (197), R McNabney, Broughshane Lim 520kg £1014 (195), A Kennedy, Ardglass Lim 560kg £1086 (194), local farmer Lim 540kg £1036 (192), A Kennedy Char 520kg £998 (192), R McNabney, Lim 500kg £950 (190), Lim 480kg £912 (190), A Kennedy Char 530kg £1007 (190), J Lavery, Aghalee Char 520kg £982 (189), J & J Rea, Kilwaughter Char 630kg £1184 (188), local farmer BB 540kg £1009 (187), A Auld, Portstewart Char 620kg £1159 (187), local farmer BB 530kg £985 (186), Wm Smyth, Limavady Char 720kg £1339 (186), J Lavery, Aghalee Lim 610kg £1122 (184), Lim 590kg £1085 (184), A Kennedy, Ardglass AA 630kg £1146 (182), local farmer Lim 570kg £1026 (180).

 

Beef bullocks sold to:-

H Crawford, Moneyrea BB 810kg £1741 (215), Mervyn Farr, Ballinderry Char 680kg £1455 (214), Lim 750kg £1590 (212), Char 680kg £1441 (212), BB 690kg £1449 (210), J McKinley, Bushmills AA 660kg £1379 (209), Mervyn Farr Lim 660kg £1379 (209), H Crawford, Char 800kg £1648 (206), Andrew Craig, Coleraine AA 740kg  £1517 (205), S Duggan, Mayogall BB 640kg £1292 (202), H Crawford BB 830kg £1660 (200), P & S Kelly, Kells BB 780kg £1528 (196), BB 730kg £1423 (195), James Matchett, Aghalee Char 650kg £1261 (194), Owen Park, Antrim Char 580kg £1125 (194), Adrian Murphy, Ballyclare Lim 690kg £1311 (190), TF & NW McConkey, Parkgate Lim 570kg £1083 (190), R Gilliland, Antrim Sim 700kg £1316 (188), JB Crawford, Aughafatten SH 620kg £1153 (186), Wm Smyth, Limavady Char 710kg £1306 (184), P Graffin, Portglenone Char 600kg £1098 (183), Lim 710kg £1278 (180), H Crawford Char 770kg £1386 (180), JB Crawford, Aughafatten Ge 620kg £1116 (180).

 

Friesian bullocks sold to:-

Geoffrey Arthur, Broughshane 770kg £1301 (169), 590kg £944 (160), 660kg £1029 (156), 650kg £975 (150), James Currie, Larne 500kg £740 (148), 530kg £784 (148), 540kg £799 (148), Geoffrey Arthur 700kg £1015 (145), James Currie 490kg £700 (143), 560kg £795 (142), 580kg £823 (142).