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Ballymena Livestock Mart Thursday 18th June

Another great entry of 520 beef cattle in Ballymena resulted in a tremendous trade.  Beef cows sold to 215p for 680kg at £1462, Fr cows to 139p for 510kg at £708, 610kg at £847, beef heifers to 224p for 580kg at £1299.  Beef bullocks to 230p for 700kg at £1610, top per head of £1853 for 850kg.  Friesian bullocks to 184p for 650kg at £1196.

Beef cows sold to:-

Derek McCabe, Crumlin Char 680kg £1462 (215), Lim 660kg £1366 (207), Lim 650kg £1319 (203), Lim 640kg £1299 (203), Char 750kg £1515 (202), LF Logan, Randalstown SH 690kg £1366 (198), SB & D Weatherup, Ballyearl Lim 760kg £1504 (198), Lim 720kg £1375 (191), B Bailey, Ballycastle BB 650kg £1209 (186), David J Jones, Nutts Corner Char 930kg £1720 (185), J & S McCracken, Limavady Lim 720kg £1303 (181), B Bailey, Lim 700kg £1246 (178), JL McKinney, Maghera Lim 490kg £872 (178), B Bailey Sim 680kg £1196 (176), Stephen Hall, Monkstown Lim 720kg £1252 (174), John Henry, Ballymoney Aub 730kg £1255 (172), B Bailey, Ballycastle Lim 540kg £928 (172), Stuart Hall, Larne Lim 620kg £1066 (172), John Henry Aub 700kg £1190 (170), Wm Boyd, Swatragh Lim 640kg £1088 (170), Derek McCabe Char 610kg £1037 (170), J & S McCracken, Limavady Lim 680kg £1156 (170), S Kelly, Kells, Lim 800kg £1352 (169), D Patterson, Crumlin Char 940kg £1588 (169).

Friesian cows sold to:-

Edward Robinson, Dungannon 510kg £708 (139), A Lamont, Portglenone 610kg £947 (139), Joe O’Boyle, Randalstown 690kg £952 (138), P Haffey, Donacloney 720kg £993 (138), Raymond Walsh, Toome 730kg £1000 (137), D & A Erwin, Ballymena 670kg £904 (135), Harold Johnston, Ahoghill 780kg £1045 (134), C Moody, Antrim 630kg £844 (134), A & J Jamison, Stranocum 680kg £897 (132), N Corr, Dungannon 770kg £1016 (132), Wm Hoey, Ballymena 590kg £778 (132), Edward Robinson, 690kg £897 (130), C Moody, Bushmills 660kg £858 (130), James Stirling, Ballymena 600kg £768 (128), Raymond Walsh, Toome 640kg £819 (128), Edward Robinson 740kg £947 (128), Wm Boyd, Swatragh 630kg £800 (127), T & J Mackey, Ballynure 570kg £723 (127), Donal McKay, Martinstown 680kg £856 (126), JA Thompson, Randalstown 670kg £844 (126), Edward Robinson, 690kg £862 (125), Mrs N Jamison, Ballymena 590kg £737 (125), T & ME Taylor, Doagh 610kg £762 (125), A & J Jamison, Stranocum 600kg £744 (124).

Beef heifers sold to:-

Trevor Wallace, Dromore Char 580kg £1299 (224), Darren Minford, Nutts Corner Lim 640kg £1427 (223), Trevor Wallace Char 540kg £1204 (223), John Beggs, Whitehead Lim 610kg £1360 (223), Derek McCabe, Crumlin Char 660kg £1465 (222), I Beggs, Whitehead Lim 520kg £1154 (222), Trevor Wallace Char 610kg £1342 (220), McMullan Bros, Downpatrick AA 590kg £1298 (220), Alastair Fenton, Rasharkin Lim 540kg £1177 (218), WH Harkness, Crumlin Lim 450kg £967 (215), MM & S McManus, Swatragh Lim 560kg £1204 (215), J McWoodburn, Kells Blonde 560kg £1204 (215), Trevor Wallace, Dromore Char 620kg £1326 (214), WH Harkness, Crumlin Lim 510kg £1086 (213), Derek McCabe, Crumlin Char 740kg £1576 (213), Mrs M Bolton, Kilrea AA 630kg £1341 (213), Ryan Spence, Crumlin Lim 600kg £1272 (212), Sam Irwin, Ballymoney AA 600kg £1272 (212), Derek McCabe Char 620kg £1302 (210), Sam Irwin AA 700kg £1470 (210), McMullan Bros, Downpatrick AA 570kg £1197 (210), James Kearney, Upperlands Lim 530kg £1107 (209), Derek McCabe, Char 650kg £1358 (209), T McErlaine, Rasharkin Lim 580kg £1212 (209).

Beef bullocks (top per kg)

C Reid, Aghalee Lim 700kg £1610 (230), Wm Johnston, Castlewellan Char 730kg £1664 (228), Aaron Neale, Moira Lim 610kg £1378 (226), Robert McIlveen, Connor Char 640kg £1446 (226), Hugh Turner, Swatragh Blonde 650kg £1469 (226), local farmer Char 720kg £1627 (226), S Kelly, Kells BB 660kg £1485 (225), Ryan Spence, Crumlin Lim 610kg £1366 (224), Hugh Turner, Swatragh Lim 680kg £1523 (224), G & A McMaster, B’shane Lim 650kg £1449 (223), Robert McIlveen, Connor Char 660kg £1471 (223), C McGuckin, Maghera Lim 660kg £1471 (223), local farmer BB 720kg £1605 (223), Ryan Spence, Crumlin Lim 610kg £1354 (222), J Rainey, Kilrea AA 610kg £1354 (222), Hugh Turner, Swatragh Lim 690kg £1531 (222), W Holland, Doagh AA 630kg £1398 (222), Wm Johnston, Castlewellan Lim 780kg £1723 (221), Hugh Turner Lim 580kg £1281 (221), Harvey Bruce, Cookstown Lim 700kg £1540 (220), Lim 730kg £1606 (220), Ryan Spence, Crumlin Lim 590kg £1298 (220), W Holland, Doagh AA 590kg £1292 (219).

Top prices per head (beef bullocks)

Wm Johnston, Castlewellan Char 850kg £1853, Lim 820kg £1763, B Harkness, Coagh Sim 850kg £1759, Wm Johnston Char 830kg £1726, Lim 780kg £1723, Hugh Turner, Swatragh Char 830kg £1709, S Woodside, Islandmagee Char 800kg £1704, C Reid, Aghalee Char 820kg £1681, R Louden, Ballymoney AA 850kg £1674, Wm Johnston, Char 730kg £1664, Char 790kg £1659, B Harkness, Coagh Sim 810kg £1652, N & I Parker, Crumlin Char 790kg £1651, S Woodside, Islandmagee Char 840kg £1646, C Reid, Aghalee Char 750kg £1635, local farmer Char 720kg £1627, Wm Johnston, Lim 760kg £1611.

Friesian bullocks sold to:-

Wm Harkin, Limavady 650kg £1196 (184), 680kg £1244 (183), T & D Harris, Toome 610kg £1104 (181), 680kg £1196 (176), RJ Gage, Clough 600kg £1050 (175), T & D Harris 740kg £1287 (174), W & R McMaster, Castledawson 580kg £1003 (173), T & D Harris 670kg £1145 (171), T McErlaine, Rasharkin 540kg £918 (170), W & R McMaster 580kg £986 (170), Ian Campbell, Templepatrick 750kg £1275 (170), R Waide, Cloughmills 590kg £997 (169), Mrs M Currie, Ballymoney 650kg £1092 (168), W & R McMaster, 580kg £968 (167), T & D Calwell, Clough 630kg £1052 (167), R Waide, Cloughmills 520kg £868 (167), RJ Gordon, Newtownards 690kg £1145 (166), T Duffin, Toomebridge 660kg £1095 (166), Mrs M Currie, Ballymoney 610kg £1012 (166), 650kg £1079 (166), Terence Duffin 680kg £1115 (164), 620kg £1016 (164), W & R McMaster 630kg £1033 (164), RJ Gordon 680kg £1108 (163).

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