A large crowd attended the Ulster Ram Breeders’ Association’s third Blackface In-Lamb Female Sale on Monday in Ballymena Livestock Mart, which led to a packed ringside with spirited bidding from start to finish.
The 38 females sold to average £622, down on last year but with 12 more sold.
Paul McEvoy, Kilcoo, received the top price of 1400gns on the night a gimmer by 6500 Harkin scanned single to 2800 McAleer. John Murphy (junior), Antrim, sold the next highest price at 1100gns, for a two crop by 16K Easter Happrew, scanned twins to 2K McCalmont.
Charlie Phillips, Draperstown, sold a gimmer by 38K Auchloy, scanned twins to 20K Nunnerie and Robert Loughery, Limavady, sold a gimmer 20K Dyke, Ai’d November to 18K Crossflatt, each for 1000gns.
Other leading prices – 900gns D Kelly, 800gns E McKenna, 800gns S Maginn, 750gns J McCalmont, 750gns, 600gns R Loughery, 750gns Curran Bros., 750gns S Carson, 650gns, 650gns W & G Watson, 650gns, 600gns M & R Smyth, 600gns C McGuckin, 600gns C Phillips.