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Blackface – Ballymena

Averages increased on the year in most sections at Monday’s show and sale of Blackface rams at Ballymena, where trade peaked at 16,000gns for a north-type ram lamb.

Overall, 35 North-type shearlings levelled at £338.70, with 63 lambs averaging £1112.50. In the South-type section, 205 shearlings averaged £864.48, while 47 lambs averaged out at £1012.02.

Below are pictures of the top priced lots. To view the full selection taken, see our Photo Sales section.

North-type

Sale topper at 16,000gns, from Billy Grant, sold to B Curran, E Canny, C Gallagher and P McEvoy, with Billy Grant retaining an equal share

At 3500gns, this North-type lamb from William Smyth sold to J Hunter

T Adams sold this North-type lamb at 3200gns to Alex Knox

South-type

This South-type shearling from B McAllister, sold at 9000gns

B McAllister also sold this shearling, at 7000gns to R Taggart

This shearling from D McSwiggan sold at 4200gns to Dessie and Sean McCollum, he’s by £20,000 Loughash

K O’Mullan sold this shearling at 3200gns

J Mills sold this shearling at 3200gns to N McQuaid

Joint top price South-type lamb was this one from J McCurdy, which sold at 6000gns to M McDermott

G Crawford sold this lamb at 6000gns to Pole

This lamb from Colm McAteer sold at 2600gns to Balliemeanoch and Pole

To view the full selection taken, see our Photo Sales section.

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