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An entry of 1453 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade. Fat lambs sold to 447p for a pen of 8 Tex 21kg at £94, and to a top per head of £100 for a pen of heavy Suff. Fat ewes sold to £124.

An entry of 1453 sheep in Ballymena on Wednesday resulted in a steady trade.  Fat lambs sold to 447p for a pen of 8 Tex 21kg at £94, and to a top per head of £100 for a pen of heavy Suff.  Fat ewes sold to £124.

Fat lambs (1219)

(Top prices per kg)

Local farmer 8 Tex 21kg £94 (447), N Hunter, Larne 3 Tex 19.5kg £86 (441), A & D McAfee, Bushmills 11 Tex 22kg £97 (440), Brendan McCann, Portglenone 10 Tex 20kg £88 (440), local farmer 5 Tex 20kg £88 (440), John McNaughton, Waterfoot 6 Tex 19.5kg £84.80 (434), Raymond Andrews, Kells 14 Tex 21kg £93 (432), Ian Hunter, Straid 21 Tex 20.5kg £88.50 (431), N & J McKee, Larne 10 Dor 19.5kg £84 (430), WJ Shaw, Cloughmills 4 Tex 21.5kg £92 (427), TA Fenton, Rasharkin 16 Char 21.5kg £92 (427), PJ Kane, Ballycastle 14 Tex 21.5kg £92 (427), A Dempsey, Aghadowey 12 Suff 19.5kg £83 (425), Margaret Millen, Coleraine 5 Tex 20kg £85 (425), Brendan McCoy, Toomebridge 5 Tex 20kg £85 (425), Hamilton Alexander, Glenarm 7 Tex 22kg £93.50 (425), A Johnston, Clough 4 Tex 20.5kg £87 (424), Norman McAuley, Ballyclare 11 Tex 21kg £89 (423), S Currie, Larne 70 Tex 23.5kg £91 (423), Robert Stirling, Ballygally 9 Tex 21.5kg £91 (423), IW & AT McCaughey, Broughshane 31 Tex 31.5kg £91 (423), C McAuley, Carnlough 11 Suff 19.5kg £82.50 (423), Vanessa Wilson, Glenarm 8 Tex 20.5kg £86.50 (422).

Top prices per head

Wesley Crawford, B’shane 11 Suff 30kg £100, Mark McClelland, Larne 2 Dor 30kg £98.50, Graeme Martin, B’shane 3 Tex 23.5kg £98, A & D McAfee, Bushmills 11 Tex 22kg £97, Matthew Magill, Glenarm 2 Tex 25kg £95.50, John Lennox, Kilrea 4 Tex 24kg £95.50, Matt Workman, Kilwaughter 21 Tex 24.5kg £95, JW Harbinson, Limavady 2 Rou 23kg £95, J Martin, Broughshane 1 Tex 25kg £95, Robert Hood, B’shane 8 Suff 25.5kg £95, W Fleck, B’shane 6 Tex 22.5kg £94.80,  M Currie, Antrim 2 Tex 24kg £94.80, George Barr, Larne 10 Suff 24.5kg £94.80, J & J Rea, Kilwaughter 9 Char 23kg £94.50, Ian Kernohan, Randalstown 17 Tex 23kg £94.50, J Mulvenna, Larne 9 Tex 23kg £94.50, H Wilson, Cullybackey 4 Char 24kg £94.50, ES Hall, Ballyclare 6 Char 23.5kg £94.50, N Houston, Moorfields 9 Char 23kg £94.50, W & G Hanna, Ballymoney 25 Tex 24kg £94.50, H McCracken, Ballywalter 22 Tex 22.5kg £94.50, Wm Marshall, Portglenone 3 Dor 24kg £94.50, A Coulter, Doagh 8 Suff 23.5kg £94.20.

Fat ewes (234)

1st Quality

Suff – £80-£120

Tex – £80-£124

CB – £70-£90

BF – £50-£68

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