Flying trade at Kilrea mart

Picture John McIlrath Kilrea Mart/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Picture John McIlrath Kilrea Mart/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia

A good entry of 180 calves and 60 weanlings on Thursday 22nd October, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: G Mullan, Dungiven, CH £440; M Currie, Ballymoney, BB £400, £330; HD Stewart, Magherafelt, BB £390, £370, £358, £325, £295, £280, £252, £250; R Armstrong, Garvagh, FKV £375; C Keane & Sons, Moneymore, BB £352, FKV £335; Portglenone Farmer, Sim £350, CH £310; GE Bates, Moneymore, BB £322;

T Brown, Knockloughrim, Lim £310; WTA Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £310, £265, BB £260; T Harbison, Aghadowey, AA £292; A Meighen, Dungiven, AA £290, Her £250; Claudy Farmer, AA £280; J McKeown, Ballymena, FKV £225, £220.

Heifer calves: T Brown, Knockloughrim, BB £340; D Scott, Coleraine, BB £335; HG Stewart, Magherafelt, BB £330; £202; G Mullan, Dungiven, CH £326; K McAdoo, Cookstown, Lim £275; W Campbell, Magherafelt, Lim £250; W Linton, Coleraine, AA £240; T Harbinson, Aghadowey, AA £200.

Friesian Calves

Super Trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £150

Weanlings/Suck Calves

60 on offer this with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approx. 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of 120 calves on Friday 23rd October met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Bull calves: R Stewart, Macosquin, 250k CH £695 (278); J McGilligan, Dungiven, 170k Lim £470 (277), 200k £535 (268); T Bates & Son, Magherafelt, 330k CH £870 (264), 340k £890 (262), 320k £805 (252), 300k £700 (233), 290k £630 (217), 310k BB £655 (211); J Whyte, Portglenone, 270k CH £690 (256), 340k £775 (228), 320k £695 (217); I McFarlane, Dungiven, 260k Lim £660 (254), 250k £620 (248), 310k £695 (224), 270k £595 (220); T & ME Taylor, Doagh, 160k AA £400 (250), 250k £540 (216), 340k £718 (211); S Higgins, Garvagh, 300k Lim £738 (246), 380k £865 (228), 300k £674 (225), 350k £760 (217); Kilrea Farmer, 210k Lim £510 (243); P McAtasney, Kilrea, 260k Lim £630 (242), 310k £680 (219); McKinney Bros, Maghera, 330k Lim £790 (239); J Doherty, Garvagh, 280k CH £655 (234), 260k £602 (232); Kilrea Farmer, 170k DAQ £395 (232), 190k £435 (229), 300k CH £670 (223), 270k Lim £590 (219), 290k £625 (216), 190k DAQ £400 (211), 320k Lim £650 (203); Ballymena Farmer, 350k CH £785 (224), 280k Lim £585 (209); W & P McCallion, Portglenone, 340k Lim £760 (224), 290k Sim £630 (217); F Doherty, Castlerock, 320k CH £710 (222); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 280k CH £592 (211), 390k Lim £792 (203); M Glass, Maghera, 280k CH £590 (211), 430k Sim £870 (202); F Donnelly, Maghera, 240k CH £500 (208), 280k Lim £570 (204);

J Stewart, Portglenone, 290k BB £594 (205), 370k £742 (201); JA Millen, Macosquin, 250k AA £500 (200).

Heifer Calves: J McGilligan, Dungiven, 160k Lim £457 (286); J Whyte, Portglenone, 240k CH £675 (281), 270k Lim £652 (242), 270k CH £605 (224); R Millen, Coleraine, 180k DAQ £487 (271), 190k £500 (263), 270k £670 (248), 280k £578 (206); T Bates & Son, Magherafelt, 270k CH £657 (243), 270k Lim £630 (233), 280k CH £648 (231), 280k DAQ £632 (226), 320k CH £685 (214), 300k £642 (214); T & ME Taylor, Doagh, 220k AA £532 (242), 195k £470 (241); F Doherty, Castlerock, 290k Lim £695 (240), 290k CH £622 (215); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 280k CH £655 (234), 300k £650 (217), 240k Lim £507 (211), 320k CH £650 (203); J Doherty, Garvagh, 280k CH £655 (234), 290k Lim £650 (224), 250k CH £506 (202); R Stewart, Macosquin, 310k CH £722 (233), 320k £650 (203); P McAtasney, Kilrea, 300k Lim £695 (232), 300k £650 (217); D Whyte, Portglenone, 320k CH £695 (217), 280k Lim £600 (214).

A super entry of around 960 on Monday, 26th October met a steady trade with quality lambs & ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.05 per Kg & £68.50 per Head. Ewes to £69.00

Lambs: J Christie, Dunloy, 19.5k £59.50 (305), 22k £63 (286); P Higgins, Garvagh, 16k £48.50 (303); M Higgins, Garvagh, 18.5k £54 (292), 20k £56 (280); R Johnston, Moneymore, 16.5k £47.50 (288); M McBride, Draperstown, 19.5k £56.20 (288); G Fleming, Magherafelt, 22k £62 (282); S & B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 20k £56.20 (281); F McClure, Ballymoney, 20k £56 (280); W Kyle, Maghera, 22.5k £62.50 (278); J McNeill, Coleraine, 23k £63.90 (278); S Harkin, Limavady, 19.5k £54 (277); T Smyth, Kilrea, 22k £61 (277); J Higgins, Garvagh, 23.5k £64.50 (275); R & J Anderson, Rasharkin, 25k £68.50 (274); A Johnston, Tobermore, 20.5k £56.20 (274); T & J Mackey, Ballynure, 22.5k £61.70 (274); TS Moon, Kilrea, 23k £63 (274); C Boyle, Dungiven, 20k £54.60 (273); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 22k £60 (273); M Cunning, Glarryford, 22.5k £61.40 (273); O Shiels & Co, Kilrea, 23k £62.50 (272); B McAfee, Aghadowey, 24k £65 (271); L McKinley, Portstewart, 23.5k £63.40 (270); J Rees, Rasharkin, 23k £62 (270).

Fat Ewes: 110 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy Lambs to £68.50

Ewes to £69.00

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9.00 am.

A super entry of 55 dairy stock on Tuesday 27th October met a good steady trade to a top of £1360.

Grange Farms, Castlerock, Calved Heifers to £1360, 2nd Calvers to £1290, £1040; T Buchanan, Clough, Batch of Calved Heifers to £1280, £1240, £1200, £1160, £1120, £1080, 2nd Calver £1040; D Dickey, Randalstown, Calved Heifer £1260; C Watson, Cookstown, Calved Heifers to £1190, £1160, £1080; B McAfee, Aghadowey, Calved Heifers to £1100, £1000; J Surgenor, Dervock, 3rd Calvers to £1080, £1060; T & J Mackey, Ballyclare, Calved Heifer £1070.

A super entry of 415 stock on Wednesday, 28th October at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1310, Heifers to £1275, Fat Cows to £1065.

Fat Cows: (60 on offer, flying trade ~ more required) S Dickson, Bellaghy, 650k Lim Bull £1197 (184; S McAteer, Randalstown, 720k AA Bull £1150 (160); Kilrea Farmer, 680k Lim £985 (145); S Quigg, Maghera, 740k AA £1040 (141); Swatragh Farmer, 630k Lim £885 (141); A McErlean, Portglenone, 730k BB £975 (134); I Tanner, Castlerock, 800k Lim £1065 (133), 630k Sim £830 (132); S Eaton, Dungiven, 740k AA £945 (128); H Nutt, Limavady, 530k CH £675 (127); G McEldowney, Draperstown, 680k AA £850 (125); J Allen, Limavady, 530k FKV £630 (119); W Davidson, Cullybackey, 620k Lim £740 (119); J McKeague, Dunloy, 560k CH £660 (118), 590k DAQ £670 (114); H Walsh, Portglenone, 680k BB £800 (118); J Overend, Bellaghy, 580k Sim £680 (117); M McLeister, Portglenone, 720k FKV £835 (116); B McIlvar, Garvagh, 790k BB £905 (115).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required

T Shiels, Kilrea, Par Cow with two CH Heifer calves £1190, BB Cow with Lim Bull calf £1150.

Heifers: A & M Gibson, Portglenone, 485k Lim £1120 (231); D Taylor, Coleraine, 400k CH £875 (219), 390k £842 (216), 410k £870 (212), 400k £800 (200), 420k £835 (199); W Whyte, Portglenone, 450k CH £980 (218); O Shiels & Co, Kilrea, 320k Par £680 (213), 440k £912 (207), 380k £778 (205); Toome Farmer, 430k DAQ £915 (213);

W Chesney, Portglenone, 360k Lim £758 (211), 460k £900 (196); Coleraine Farmer, 450k CH £920 (204), 430k £835 (194); Draperstown Farmer,500k Lim £1020 (204), 480k £970 (202), 400k £785 (196); N McKay, Portglenone, 430k Par £862 (201), 470k £935 (199); D Mulholland, Bellaghy, 300k Lim £595 (198); Kilrea Farmer, 500k CH £985 (197); J McKeague, Dunloy, 520k Lim £1020 (196); Swatragh Farmer, 650k Lim £1275 (196), 650k £1250 (192); A Fenton, Rasharkin, 350k CH £680 (194), 365k £705 (193); R Gault, Dunloy, 500k DAQ £970 (194); R Allen, Randalstown, 540k Lim £1040 (193), 600k £1150 (192); W McNeill, Coleraine, 470k Lim £900 (192); L Blair, Limavady, 480k CH £920 (192), 490k £935 (191).

Steers: Kilrea Farmer, 420k Lim £1000 (238); N Campbell, Kilrea, 300k CH £690 (230); D Taylor, Coleraine, 350k CH £805 (230), 440k £945 (215), 430k £900 (209), 430k £880 (205); J Mitchell, Coleraine, 380k Lim £860 (226), 340k £705 (207); R McCartney, Dungiven, 370k Lim £800 (216); Ballymena Farmer, 420k Sim £880 (210); L Blair, Limavady, 440k CH £915 (208), 620k £1260 (203), 470k £940 (200); R Allen, Randalstown, 560k CH £1145 (205), 480k Lim £980 (204), 500k £1000 (200); N Quigley, Dungiven, 380k AA £780 (205), 400k £800 (200); G Calderwood, Rasharkin, 500k CH £1010 (202); N Blair, Limavady, 410k CH £820 (200); W Chesney, Portglenone, 470k Lim £930 (198), 510k £1000 (196); J Blair, Ballymoney, 360k AA £710 (197); R Hamilton, Magherafelt, 440k Lim £860 (196); K Johnston, Limavady, 480k CH £940 (196), 500k £980 (196), 470k £915 (195).

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

HA McIlrath & Sons Ltd