Excellent prices for calves at Kilrea Mart

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A great entry of 240 calves on Thursday 20th October met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: R Bredin, Londonderry, Lim £392, £288; Kilrea farmer, BB £388, AA £365, £360; N G and C Smyth, Glenwherry, Sim £362; Claudy farmer, Sim £345; T Herbison, Randalstown, AA £342; R Kearney, Bellaghy, AA £340; Henry Farms, Armoy, FKV £312, £285, £220; W A Gillespie, Portglenone, BB £302, Her £265; W and T Munnis, Kilraughts, AA £270; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £265; C Walls, Ballyronan, Lim £265; D Mulholland, Bellaghy, Lim £252; R Boyd, Garvagh, Her £250; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £250, AA £225; S Connolly, Portglenone, AA £244; W T A Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £225; W and I Whiteside, Limavady, FKV £202.

Heifer calves: Kilrea farmer, BB £368, £295; Randalstown farmer, AA £335, Her £260, Ch £250; R Bredin, Londonderry, Lim £310, £305, £200; W T A Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £284; T Herbison, Randalstown, AA £275; R Boyd, Garvagh, Her £270, £250; J W McCollum, Ballykelly, BB £270, £252; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £252; J Sayers, Cloughmills, BB £232.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £180.

Weanlings/suck calves: 80 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly. Young Friesian lumps a super trade.

A smaller entry of 160 calves on Friday 21st October met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Bull calves: T Wilson, Randalstown, 200k Lim, £505 (253), 250k, £628 (251), 260k, £605 (233), 230k, £515 (224), 260k, £580 (223), 270k, £600 (222), 260k, £555 (214), 230k, AA £490 (213); H King, Macosquin, 230k Lim, £578 (251), 230k, £572 (249); D Moore, Macosquin, 230k Ch, £572 (249), 210k, £502 (239), 200k, £440 (220), 270k Lim, £592 (219); J Whyte, Portglenone, 240k Ch, £590 (246), 270k, £595 (220); P Reid, Dunloy, 260k Ch, £637 (245), 280k, £662 (236), 260k, £590 (227), 300k, £670 (223); P McCloskey, Feeny, 260k Daq, £582 (224), 310k, £685 (221), 250k, £510 (204); T Stewart, Garvagh, 230k Sim, £568 (247), 230k, £545 (237), 200k, £472 (236), 180k, £407 (226); F Doherty, Castlerock, 270k Ch, £625 (232); R Ewing, Knockloughrim, 250k Daq, £575 (230), 250k Sim, £570 (228), 300k Ch, £675 (225), 250k Sim, £535 (214), 235k, £480 (204); S Kelly, Kilrea, 330k Lim, £750 (227), 390k, £850 (218); J Doherty, Garvagh, 250k Ch, £557 (223), 270k, £565 (209); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 290k Ch, £645 (222), 290k, £635 (219), 320k, £662 (207); D King, Macosquin, 270k Lim, £590 (219), 330k, £720 (218), 190k, £380 (200); K Cairns, Dungiven, 310k Sim, £672 (217), 250k, £510 (204), 290k, £580 (200); Ballyclare farmer, 210k Sim, £450 (214); N Connor, Dungiven, 320k Ch, £675 (211); D Logan, Rasharkin, 260k Daq £542 (209); Kilrea farmer, 340k Lim, £680 (200).

Heifer calves: N Campbell, Kilrea, 230k Lim, £605 (263), 270k, £595 (220), 240k, £522 (218), 300k Ch, £645 (215), 260k Lim, £542 (209); J Whyte, Portglenone, 250k Lim, £635 (254), 300k Ch, £687 (229), 310k Lim, £705 (227), 290k Ch, £625 (216); R Ewing, Knockloughrim, 240k Sim, £600 (250), 240k, £530 (221), 250k Lim, £552 (221), 220k Sim, £480 (218); D Moore, Macosquin, 220k Lim, £547 (249), 230k Ch, £520 (226), 210k Lim, £475 (226), 230k Ch, £510 (222), 300k Ch, £662 (221), 220k, £465 (211); R Graham, Ballyclare, 210k Ch, £518 (247), 200k, £460 (230), 200k, £425 (213); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 200k Ch, £485 (243), 190k Lim, £455 (240), 290k Ch, £665 (229), 200k Lim, £445 (223), 190k Ch, £406 (214), 210k Lim, £445 (212); T Wilson, Randalstown, 230k Lim, £550 (239), 300k, £705 (235), 210k, £470 (224), 220k, £476 (216), 240k, £512 (213); Macosquin farmer, 300k Ch, £690 (230), 270k, £618 (229), 290k Lim, £612 (211); R Millen, Coleraine, 270k Lim, £622 (230), 240k Daq, £500 (208); J Doherty, Garvagh, 200k Ch, £455 (228), 210k, £442 (211), 220k, £460 (209); Ballyclare farmer, 170k Lim, £380 (224); F Doherty, Castlerock, 240k Ch, £520 (217); P McCloskey, Feeny, 230k Daq, £487 (212), 240k, £505 (210); D King, Macosquin, 290k Lim, £605 (209).

A good entry of around 600 on Monday 24th October met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £5.23 per kg and £82.50 per head. Ewes to £72.00. More required.

Lambs: T McGilligan, Drumsurn, 16.5k, £66 (400), 17k, £63 (371); B McKenna, Bellaghy, 17k, £67 (394), 23k, £76 (330); J Laverty, Armoy, 18.5k, £68.80 (372); M Martin, Dunloy, 18k, £66.80 (371); R Brown, Garvagh, 18.5k, £67.80 (367); S Hanna, Cloughmills, 19.5k, £70.80 (363); P McCloskey, Feeny, 20k, £71.80 (359); M McGuigan, Maghera, 19k, £68 (358); S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 15½k, £55 (355); S McLaughlin, Dungiven, 20.5k, £71.60 (349); Rowan Tree Farms, Macosquin, 20k, £69.20 (346); G Kerr, Coleraine, 21k, £71 (338); S Kenning, Tobermore, 22k, £73 (332); A Blair, Macosquin, 22k, £72.50 (330); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 21.5k, £71 (330); R Cole, Macosquin, 22.5k, £74 (329), 23k, £75 (326); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 24.5k, £80 (327); S Creith, Bushmills, 21k, £68.50 (326); J Simpson, Ballymoney, 23k, £75 (326); M McClenaghan, Ballymoney, 21k, £68.20 (325), 23.5k, £76 (323); Garvagh farmer, 25.5k, £82.50 (324).

Fat ewes: 115 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £82.50, ewes to £72.00.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9am.

A super entry of 70 dairy stock on Tuesday 25th October met a good steady trade to a top of £1600 for a calved heifer.

S D Perry, Ahoghill, calved heifer £1600; S Taylor, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1580, £1470, £1460, £1400; T McCracken, Limavady, calved heifers to £1480, £1450, £1360, £1290; G Young, Ballymena, calved heifers to £1460, £1270; J Moore, Portstewart, calved heifers to £1400, £1340, £1320; J Suffern, Crumlin, calved Ayr heifers to £1330, £1200; W L Campbell, Coleraine, second calver £1320; T Buchanan, Clough, calved heifers to £1300; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, calved heifer £1290; M Millar, Coleraine, calved heifer £1290; J McCook, Ballymoney, calved cow £1280.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A good entry of 320 stock on Wednesday 26th October at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1128, heifers to £1145, fat cows £1115.

Fat vows: (74 on offer, flying trade - more required)

Finvoy farmer, 630k BB, £945 (150); G Rea, Rasharkin, 590k Fr, £855 (145), 690k, £925 (134), 800k, £1060 (133), 730k, £935 (128); A Bradley, Kilrea, 500k Ch, £715 (143); R Cochrane, Coleraine, 790k Lim, £1115 (141), 730k, £990 (136); Macosquin farmer, 780k Ch, £1080 (139); S Smyth, Bushmills, 610k Lim, £830 (136); Claudy farmer, 690k Lim, £895 (130), 800k, £995 (124); Limavady farmer, 710k Daq, £915 (129), 660k BB, £790 (120); W Gilmore, Rasharkin, 670k Fkv, £865 (129); Rasharkin farmer, 600k Sh, £758 (126), 560k Lim, £680 (121); D McTague, Ballymoney, 630k Fr, £795 (126), 660k Lim, £815 (124); H Conn, Castlerock, 750k Lim, £915 (122); Randalstown farmer, 710k AA, £850 (120).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

J Patterson, Kilrea, Ch vow with Ch heifer calf at foot £1120.

Heifers: A Wilson, Armoy, 390k Ch, £868 (223), 430k, £852 (198), 380k, £740 (195), 430k, £840 (195), 440k, £850 (193); D Kelly, Magilligan, 510k Ch, £1085 (213), 520k, £1002 (193), 530k, £1015 (192); R Ferguson, Stewartstown, 530k Sim, £1120 (211), 540k Lim, £1025 (190); Finvoy farmer, 570k Lim, £1145 (201), 550k, £1100 (200), 560k BB, £1105 (197), 510k Lim, £1000 (196), 530k Daq, £1020 (193), 510k Lim, £970 (190); C M O’Connell, Ringsend, 370k Ch, £742 (201), 420k, £812 (193), 400k Lim, £758 (190); D Campbell, Magherafelt, 400k Lim, £780 (195); G Canning, Bellarena, 420k Lim, £802 (191); W McNeill, Coleraine, 350k Lim, £668 (191).

Steers: Rasharkin farmer, 350k Ch, £800 (229); D Rafferty, Garvagh, 335k Ch, £768 (229), 320k, £655 (205); S and J McCloy, Cullybackey, 360k Ch, £820 (228), 320k, £700 (219), 370k, £790 (214), 430k Lim, £860 (200), 360k, £720 (200), 380k, £755 (199); D Campbell, Magherafelt, 410k Lim, £880 (215); Bellaghy farmer, 400k BB, £838 (210); 370k AA, £762 (206); S Taylor, Macosquin, 400k Ch, £838 (210); Upperlands farmer, 410k Ch, £858 (209), 450k Lim, £918 (204); G Canning, Bellarena, 500k Ch, £1040 (208), 430k Lim, £882 (205), 470k, £948 (202), 440k, £885 (201), 440k BB, £880 (200), 430k Lim, £848 (197), 520k Ch, £995 (191); F Craig, Macosquin, 520k Sim, £1075 (207), 490k, £975 (199), 560k, £1070 (191); I Tanner, Castlerock, 405k AA, £825 (204); B Johnston, Limavady, 490k Ch, £990 (202); A and S Hall, Macosquin, 470k AA, £945 (201); A Bradley, Kilrea, 490k Ch, £975 (199); W Moore, Macosquin, 530k Lim, £1035 (195); J Allen, Bellaghy, 580k, AA £1115 (192); R Hull, Ballymoney, 360k AA, £690 (192); T Knox, Moneymore, 560k BB, £1072 (191).

Friesian and AA steers a flying trade with more required for strong demand.