Flying trade for all types of calves at Kilrea

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A smaller entry of 190 calves on Thursday 18th August met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: W Simpson, Cullybackey, AA £370, Her £310; A Gaston, Glarryford, Her £368; J Ramsey, Magherafelt, BB £355, £347; Fairmount Farms, Claudy, Ch £270, Her £245, Sim £200; Cookstown Farmer, AA £245; H C and J A Campbell, Ballymoney, Her £240; Grange Farms, Castlerock, AA £235; R and D Irwin, Dervock, Lim £240, Her £220; Maghera farmer, Her £200.

Heifer calves: A Gaston, Glarryford, Her £312; J Ramsey, Magherafelt, AA £295, BB £245; W Simpson, Cullybackey, AA £285, Her £268; R and D Irwin, Dervock, Her £280, AA £265, Her £210; H C and J A Campbell, Ballymoney, Her £278; Fairmount Farms, Claudy, CH £260, BB £225, £212; Macosquin farmer, Lim £208; G W and D Millen, Aghadowey, BB £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £140.

Weanlings/suck calves: 55 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 740 on Monday 22th August met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.59 per kg and£86.00 per head. Ewes to £73.50. More required.

Lambs: H McErlean, Portglenone, 18.5k, £66.40 (359); McCollum Farms, Coleraine, 21.5k, £77 (358); M Pollock, Coleraine, 22.5k, £78 (347); J Carten, Limavady, 20.5k, £71 (346); Portstewart farmer, 21k, £72 (343); J Kirk, Ballymoney, 24k, £81.50 (340); N McMullan, Dunloy, 20k, £68 (340); Dunamanagh farmer, 17.5k, £59.50 (340); T Smyth, Kilrea, 20k, £68 (340), 22k, £72 (327), 20k, £65 (325); A Arrell, Knockloughrim, 24k, £81.40 (339); W Johnston, Maghera, 20k, £67.20 (336); J Adams, Kilrea, 23k, £77 (335); Draperstown farmer, 20k, £67 (335), 21k, £69 (329); A Greer, Ahoghill, 24k, £80 (333).

Fat ewes: 200 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £73.50. Heavy lambs to £86.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 23rd August met a good steady trade to a top of £1420 for a calved cow.

George Young, Ballymena, calved cows to £1420, £1210; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, calved heifers to £1200, £1070; J Suffern, Crumlin, third calver Ayr £1120.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A super entry of 400 stock on Wednesday 24th August at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1340, heifers to £1335, fat cows £1235.

Fat cows: (75 on offer, flying trade - more required)

M Keatley, Magherafelt, 780k, Lim £1235 (158); M Smyth, Macosquin, 570k, Ch £878 (154), 570k, £858 (151), 680k, £950 (140); Randalstown farmer, 710k, Lim £1070 (151), 670k, BB £880 (131); G Douglas, Aghanloo, 740k, Daq £1050 (142), 690k, £970 (141), 720k, £980 (136), 660k, Lim £865, (131), 670k, Sim £835, (125), 650k, SH £780 (120); R Hammond, Desertmartin, 830k, Sim £1080 (130); W Bradley, Swatragh, 740k, Lim £957 (129); Stewartstown farmer, 610k, Her £785 (129); E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, 600k, Sim £775 (129); S McFarlane, Dungiven, 770k, Sim £970 (126), 850k, £1030 (121); A McFarlane, Dungiven, 690k, Lim £858 (124).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Ballyclare farmer, Sim cow with Sim bull calf at foot to £1170; Coleraine farmer, BB cow with Lim heifer calf at foot to £1140; J Hunter, Macosquin, Lim bull £1200.

Heifers: A McFarlane, Dungiven, 360k, Ch £830 (231), 330k, £685 (208), 360k, £745 (207), 365k, £732 (201); S and C Laverty, Armoy, 360k, Par £812 (226), 330k, £720, (218), 380k, £790 (208); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 330k, Ch £720, (218), 360k, £775 (215), 355k, £745 (210), 380k, £745 (196); Drumsurn farmer, 410k, Ch £895 (218), 400k, Lim £790, (198); D Mullan, Garvagh, 340k, CH £725 (213); T McBride, Toomebridge, 580k, Lim £1230 (212), 490k, £970 (198), 570k, AA £1125 (197); P Faulkner, Ringsend, 470k, CH £982 (209), 530k, Lim £1075 (203); Swatragh farmer, 560k, Ch £1160 (207), 520k, £1065 (205), 630k, £1285 (204), 520k, £1035 (199); Drumsurn farmer, 340k, Lim £700 (206); P McGuigan, Desertmartin, 550k, Ch, £1135 (206), 430k, £845 (197); R Shaw, Rasharkin, 435k, Lim £880 (202); J Alcorn, Macosquin, 390k, Lim £785 (201); Toomebridge farmer, 500k, Lim £997, (199); J Stirling, Ballymoney, 350k, Ch £695 (199); J Higgins, Ringsend, 320k, Ch £625 (195).

Steers: J McCracken, Limavady, 360k, Ch £820, (228), 430k, £940, (219), 440k, £955 (217), 420k, £890 (212), 420k, £885 (211), 410k, £860 (210), 420k, £870 (207), 420k, £865 (206), 410k, £840 (205), 420k, £830 (198); Macosquin farmer, 320k, Ch £720 (225); R and S McCahon, Aghadowey, 350k, Ch £780, (223), 400k, £855 (214), 330k, AA £695, (211), 380k, £785 (207), 300k, Daq £605 (202); T McBride, Toomebridge, 560k Lim, £1190 (213), 580k, £1180 (203); D Mullan, Garvagh, 420k Ch, £885 (211); G McErlean, Kilrea, 570k, Lim £1180 (207); P Faulkner, Ringsend, 540k, Lim £1110 (206); C McCracken, Limavady, 450k, Ch £920 (204); M McVicker, Ballycastle, 300k, Ch £610 (203); A Scullion, Portglenone, 570k, Ch £1155 (203), 470k Lim £945, (201), 555k Ch £1105, (199), 530k, £1040 (196), 490k, Lim £955 (195); Maghera farmer, 400k, Ch £805 (201), 440k, £860 (196); R McShane, Ballymoney, 500k, Lim £995 (199); B Mullan, Garvagh, 490k, Lim £965 (197); T Taylor, Garvagh, 460k, AA £905 (197); T Campbell, Portglenone, 600k, Lim £1178 (196), 490k, £960 (196); J McKeever, Finvoy, 435k Ch, £850 (195); D McMullan, Rasharkin, 520k Lim, £1012 (195).

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