Thursday 28th November

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A super entry of 410 beef cattle in Ballymena resulted in another terrific trade.  Beef cows sold to 193p for a Lim 720kg at £1389, Fr cows to 130p for 700kg at £910, beef heifers to 211p for 520kg at £1097, beef bullocks to 213p for 630kg at £1341, Fr bullocks to 165p for 540kg at £891.

 

Beef cows sold to:-

O’Kane Farm, Dunloy Lim 720kg £1389 (193), H Crawford, Moneyrea Char 820kg £1541 (188), Char 820kg £1533 (187), BB 800kg £1472 (184), Char 710kg £1292 (182), local farmer Lim 670kg £1125 (168), N Drennan, Ballyclare Lim 730kg £1226 (168), John Anderson, Cullybackey BB 690kg £1145 (166), Colin McCloskey, Dunloy Lim 680kg £1115 (164), O’Kane Farm BB 660kg £1069 (162), S Gilmore & Co, Kilrea Lim 660kg £1062 (161), Wesley Baird, Ballyclare Lim 530kg £853 (161), Colin McCloskey, Dunloy Sim 670kg £1072 (160), RB & JH Kennedy, Dundrod Lim 630kg £1008 (160), EJ Hopes, Ballywalter Lim 810kg £1296 (160), R McKeown, Portglenone Lim 770kg £1224 (159), Hugh McKeown Sim 710kg £1128 (159), John McCabe, Nutts Corner Lim 590kg £926 (157), James Murphy, Moneymore BB 690kg £1076 (156), R McKeown, Portglenone Lim 700kg £1078 (154), J Kelly, Magilligan Sal 700kg £1064 (152), EJ Hopes, Ballywalter Char 720kg £1087 (151), David Arrell, Bellaghy Lim 630kg £938 (149), James Murphy, Moneymore AA 660kg £963 (146).

 

Friesian cows sold to:-

Blair Jamison, Broughshane 700kg £910 (130), James Murphy, Moneymore 650kg £780 (120), Ian Millar, Ballymena 660kg £759 (115), Ivan Jackson, Ballynure 700kg £798 (114), MT Boyd, Kilwaughter 720kg £806 (112), James Wilson, Doagh 660kg £732 (111), Blair Jamison 740kg £821 (111), David McKeeman, Ballymoney 910kg £1001 (110), Desmond McKee, Randalstown 690kg £752 (109), H Carson, Dundrod 590kg £643 (109), J Blair, Larne 750kg £817 (109), B Gribben, Dunloy 650kg £695 (107), R Collier, Dundrod 610kg £646 (106), MT Boyd 820kg £861 (105), Ian Paisley, Magheramourne 750kg £787 (105), S Cassidy, Magherafelt 730kg £766 (105), James Adair, Kells 690kg £724 (105), MT Boyd 700kg £728 (104), W Moore, Templepatrick 710kg £738 (104), Brian McConnell, Doagh 690kg £717 (104), Alastair McBurney, Clough 640kg £659 (103), Brian McConnell 590kg £607 (103), Alex B Carson, Clough 590kg £607 (103), WR Hamilton, B’shane 730kg £751 (103).

 

Beef heifers sold to:-

Randalstown producer Lim 520kg £1097 (211), Drumahilla farms Lim 750kg £1560 (208), Blonde 780kg £1599 (205), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 510kg £1040 (204), John McCabe, Nutts Corner Char 550kg £1111 (202), N Hamill, Aughafatten Lim 610kg £1226 (201), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 540kg £1080 (200), O’Kane farm, Dunloy Char 640kg £1280 (200), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 620kg £1233 (199), N Hamill, Aughafatten Lim 620kg £1227 (198), A Baxter, Ballyclare Lim 640kg £1260 (197), J Kelly, Limavady Char 510kg £999 (196), John McCabe, Nutts Corner Char 510kg £994 (195), N Hamill, Aughafatten Lim 670kg £1299 (194), E Gillan, Deerfin BB 640kg £1222 (191), John McCabe Char 570kg £1083 (190), D Hanna, Ballymoney Char 610kg £1159 (190), John McCabe Char 500kg £940 (188), I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 590kg £1103 (187), D Hanna, Ballymoney Char 650kg £1215 (187), WA Weatherup, Comber Lim 500kg £935 (187), Rbt Workman, Kilwaughter Char 640kg £1190 (186), SR Gray, Antrim Lim 510kg £948 (186), J Kennedy, Gracehill AA 590kg £1091 (185).

 

Beef bullocks sold to:-

C Reid, Aghalee Lim 630kg £1341 (213), Lim 640kg £1337 (209), P Graffin, Portglenone Lim 590kg £1227 (208), C Reid, Aghalee Lim 700kg £1456 (208), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown Char 700kg £1449 (207), Kevin McErlain, Armoy Char 570kg £1174 (206), V Hamilton, Cushendun AA 690kg £1421 (206), local farmer Lim 750kg £1545 (206), C Reid, Aghalee Lim 740kg £1524 (206), Robin Nicholson, Monkstown Lim 750kg £1537 (205), John Minford, Parkgate Lim 670kg £1373 (205), Fergus Ferguson Lim 680kg £1394 (205), R Kelly, Coleraine Char 670kg £1366 (204), C Reid, Aghalee Lim 640kg £1299 (203), Lim 620kg £1258 (203), John Minford, Parkgate Lim 620kg £1240 (200), Robin Nicholson Char 740kg £1480 (200), Kevin McErlain, Armoy Char 630kg £1260 (200), E Gillan Blonde 600kg £1200 (200), John Minford, Parkgate BB 730kg £1452 (199), Char 670kg £1326 (198), S Campbell, Upper Ballinderry Lim 680kg £1346 (198), local farmer Lim 650kg £1280 (197), P Graffin, Portglenone Lim 540kg £1063 (197).

 

Friesian bullocks sold to:-

R & M & J Duffin, Cargan 540kg £891 (165), 590kg £967 (164), Damien McCloskey, Loughgiel 760kg £1238 (163), 690kg £1083 (157), 670kg £1051 (157), 680kg £1047 (154), J & S McElnay, Bushmills 530kg £757 (143).