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Annual Sale at Ballymena Mart – Saturday 13th September 2014

There was a crowd of people around the ring at Ballymena with excellent clearance rates across all sections.  The better quality sheep were certainly in demand being sold very easily.

RJ Johnston, Portrush collected first prize with his pen of shearling ewes which then went on to make the top price of £255/head when selling to pre sale judge Mary Gordon, Co Sligo.  The second prize pen from C & A Kennedy, Ballyclare sold for £230/head to J McGrauanagh, Lurgan.  Following on was the third prize pen from J Coulter, Millisle which realised £190/head to AA Dair, Castle Dawson.

The ewe lambs saw a relatively new breeder win the class and top the section.  CB Quigley, Starbane sold for £135/head to Sharon Whitmore, Enniskillen.  A pen from Barry Latimer, Trillick sold for the next top of £125/head to Peter McKeown, Rathdonnell.  Aubrey Bothwell, Maguiresbridge sold the third prize pen for £122/head to J McKauanagh, Lurgen.

The female section had set off strong earlier in the day with C & A Kennedy selling 4 year old ewes at £110/head.  Crosby, Cleland, Saintfield sold his four year olds for £105/head and £102/head.

The rams also sold well with only four unsold.  Barry Latimer, Trillick sold Girgadis Class Act for 880gns to J Bradley, Maghera.  This ram was sired by a Seamus Killen sire out of a homebred ewe.  

Next in the top money was the first prize ram from C & A Kennedy, Ballyclare.  Mileview Carlingford was sired by a Lluest Wen ram out of a homebred ewe.  He sold for 800gns to Thomas Fahy, Corrandulla. 

Two rams reached the 750gns mark.  Firstly Barry Latimer sold the first ram into the ring Girgadis Champion another Seamus Killen sired ram to WE Adamson, Carrickergus.  Alex Hegan, Newtownards sold a C & A Kennedy sired ram to J Green, Athy.

Averages

Shearling Ewes to £255 av. £150.25

Ewe Lambs to £135 av. £100.00

Ewes to £110 av. £99.53

Rams to 880gns av. £523.43

Top Prices

Shearling Ewes

RJ Johnston £255

C & A Kennedy £230

J Coulter £190

RJ Johnston £190

A Bothwell £182

A Bothwell £180

A Bothwell £175

RJ Johnston £175

A Bothwell £172

RJ Johnston £172

Ewe Lambs

CB Quigley £135

Barry Latimer £125

A Bothwell £122

R Millen £120

C & A Kennedy £129

C & A Kennedy £120

A Bothwell £120

B Latimer £120

A Bothwell £118 (x3)

Ewes

C & A Kennedy £110

C Cleland £105

C Cleland £102

C Cleland £85

Rams

B Latimer 880gns

C & A Kennedy 800gns

B Latimer 750gns

A Hegan 750gns

C & A Kennedy 650gns

B Latimer 620gns

R & E Edwards 580gns

S Killen 500gns

R Millen 500gns

A Hegan 500gns

Show Results

Shearling Ewes

1st RJ Johnston

2nd C & A Kennedy

3rd J Coulter

Ewe Lambs

1st CB Quigley

2nd R Millen

3rd A Bothwell

Rams

1st C & A Kennedy

2nd B Latimer

3rd R Millen

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