Flying trade for 225 calves at Kilrea Mart

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A good entry of 225 calves on Thursday 8th September met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £435, £422, £418, FKV £290; P McCracken, Cookstown, Ch £370, BB £310; W McIntyre, Clough, AA £345, £320; Claudy farmer, BB £332, £285, Ch £262, Sim £260, £255, £238; R J and A Boyce, Garvagh, AA £320; P McVey, Moneymore, AA £320; J Rainey, Ahoghill, MB £310; J J and B J Rankin, Limavady, Lim £310, £308; J T Reid, Kilraughts, AA £302, £250; W Harkness, Cookstown, Her £300; W and F Hill, Randalstown, Her £295; H Allen, Bendooragh, Fkv £290; P McGuckian, Dunloy, Lim £290.

Heifer calves: Macosquin farmer, Ch £480, £360; R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £390, £350, £335; J Muldoon, Cookstown, Ch £302; Coleraine farmer, BB £300; S McCloskey, Dungiven, Her £290; Claudy farmer, Ch £255, BB £220; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £244; Dungannon farmer, Her £237, £232; P McVey, Moneymore, AA £230; W McIntyre, Clough, AA £222; Maghera farmer, AA £220; Ballymoney farmer, Ch £214; W and F Hill, Randalstown, Her £205.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £190.

Weanlings/suck calves: 85 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly. Young Friesian lumps a super trade.

A good entry of around 650 on Monday 12th September met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.40 per kg and £82.00 per head. More required.

Lambs: D Stewart, Garvagh, 23.5k, £80 (340); R C and J C Watson, Rasharkin, 23k, £78 (339); H Wilson, Cullybackey, 21.5k, £72 (335); J Christie, Dunloy, 20k, £66.80 (334); N Wallace, Coleraine, 23.5k, £78.40 (334); G Calderwood, Rasharkin, 24k, £80 (333); D Mullan, Garvagh, 21k, £70 (333); D Gray, Limavady, 22k, £73 (332); J F Linton, Blackhill, 22k, £73 (332); I Anderson, Rasharkin, 21.5k, £71 (330).

Fat ewes: 295 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £82.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 13th September met a good steady trade to a top of £1310 for a calved heifer.

W R Savage, Magherafelt, calved heifers to £1310, £1150; G Young, Ballymena, calved heifer to £1300, £1190; P Taylor, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1290, £1280, second calver £1250; W Millar (Jnr), Coleraine, calved heifers to £1260, £1090.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A super entry of 400 stock on Wednesday 14th September at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1240, heifers to £1290, fat cows £1000.

Fat cows: (50 on offer, flying trade - more required).

J McCracken, Limavady, 670k BB £1000 (149), 640k Lim £900 (141); T Martin, Dunloy, 680k Lim £905 (133); R Brown, Garvagh, 770k Lim £930 (121), 590k £670 (114); H Conn, Castlerock, 670k Lim £800 (119), 590k £660 (112); EJ Connor, Maghera, 690k CH £805 (117); J McNeill, Coleraine, 650k Fkv £732 (113); D Dunlop, Glarryford, 580k Fkv £650 (112); R Gillespie, Ahoghill, 990k Lim bull £1120 (113).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

J Armstrong, Rasharkin, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1500, Lim cow with Lim heifer calf £1240; Greysteel farmer, BB heifer running with Lim bull £1230.

Heifers: R and E Cameron, Cookstown, 550k Ch £1290 (235), 510k £1020 (200); 540k £1060 (196); D McNally, Magilligan, 570k Ch £1220 (214), 580k £1230 (212), 520k £1090 (210), 540k £1055 (195); Greysteel farmer, 440k Lim £940 (214); Limavady farmer, 420k Lim £870 (207), 430k £850 (198), 480k £945 (197), 430k Sim £840 (195); I Smyth, Limavady, 520k Ch £1050 (202), 480k £962 (200); C M O’Connell, Ringsend, 400k Ch £805 (201), 370k £738 (200); C O’Boyle, Rasharkin, 360k Ch £720 (200), 360k £700 (194); P J Cushley, Portglenone, 430k Lim £855 (199); J McCracken, Limavady, 340k Ch £675 (199); S and B Bradley, Kilrea, 500k Ch £990 (198), 460k £895 (195); M Connell, Claudy, 380k Lim £750 (197); W Brown, Magherafelt, 610k Lim £1190 (195); W Bristow, Portglenone, 450k Ch £872 (194); Swatragh farmer, 410k Ch £795 (194).

Steers: M and F Speers, Cullybackey, 370k Ch £835 (226), 500k, £1000 (200), 560k, £1090 (195); L McFetridge, Portglenone, 385k Lim £820 (213), 400k, £790 (198); T Shiels, Kilrea, 450k Ch £945 (210); A Henry, Finvoy, 460k Ch £950 (207); G and M Rea, Bellaghy, 440k Daq £905 (206), 510k £990 (194); D Riley, Dungiven, 430k Lim £880 (205), 390k, £790 (203); Toomebridge farmer, 460k Ch £925 (201), 580k, £1145 (197); D McBurney, Cullybackey, 590k Lim £1180 (200); Kilrea farmer, 600k Lim £1200 (200); Belfast farmer, 430k Ch £850 (198); J Hegarty, Blackhill, 590k Daq £1168 (198), 610k Lim £1200 (197), 640k £1240 (194); S Kelly, Kilrea, 480k Lim £940 (196); J Stirling, Ballymoney, 460k AA £895 (195); Randalstown farmer, 450k AA £875 (194).

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