Flying trade for all types of cattle at Kilrea

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A good entry of 190 calves on Thursday 18th February, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: G Bates, Moneymore, Sim £368, Lim £325; R Gillespie, Ahoghill, Lim £350; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £332; Kilrea farmer, AA £295; R Bell, Portglenone, FKV £280; D Johnston, Magherafelt, Lim £280, £240; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £280; S and M Warwick, Ballyclare, FKV £278, £254, £245; R Boyd, Garvagh, Her £272; C Crawford, Clough, SBR £270; G Glass, Garvagh, AA £270; RP and J Stewart, Cloughmills, AA £270; S Casey, Cloughmills, FKV £265; M McElwee, Moneymore, BB £265; B Crampsie, Limavady, Her £245; J McClelland, Limavady, AA £234; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £230; A Meighen, Dungiven, BB £215, AA £210; N Campbell, Kilrea, Lim £200; W Wylie, Dunloy, FKV £200.

Heifer calves: B Gilmore, Rasharkin, Lim £335, £330; J McLaughlin, Dungiven, CH £315; R Boyd, Garvagh, Her £300, AA £285; B Douglas, Dungiven, BB £285; G Bates, Moneymore, AA £275, £225; R O’Loughlin, Swatragh, Her £257; N Campbell, Kilrea, Lim £225; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, Her £220; RP and J Stewart, Cloughmills, AA £210; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £210.

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

Weanlings/suck calves: 50 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A small entry of around 325 on Monday 22nd February met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £4.00 per kg and £95.50 per head. Ewes to £76.00. More required.

Lambs: TS Moon, Kilrea, 19.5k £78 (400); Macosquin farmer, 23.5k £88.70 (377); Garvagh farmer, 24.5k £90.50 (369); A Cooper, Garvagh, 24k £88.20 (368); S Gregg, Glarryford, 24.5k £90 (367); E Hegarty, Blackhill, 26k £95.50 (367); K Gardiner, Kilrea, 21.5k £78.50 (365); J Kerr, Macosquin, 23k £83.70 (364).

Store lambs: JR and SJA Pollock, Coleraine, 20k £74.50 (373); R McCaughey, Cullybackey, 20.5k £74 (361); R Brown, Garvagh, 20k £72 (360); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 19k £65 (342).

Fat ewes: 60 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £95.50.

Ewes to £76Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 23rd February met a good steady trade to a top of £1235.

T McCracken, Limavady, calved heifers to £1235, £1180, £1090, £1060, £1040; C Casey, Cloughmills, calved cow £1200, third calver £1060; Grange Farms, Castlerock, calved heifers to £1190, £1115, £1080, £1020; P Taylor, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1180, £1120; RC Reid, Glarryford, calved heifers to £1170, £1100; J McCook, Ballymoney, second calver £1110; JC Smyth, Castlerock, calved heifer £1100; J Suffern, Crumlin, calved Ayr heifers £1070; T Buchanan, Clough, calved heifer £1025.

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

A super entry of 340 stock on Wednesday 24th February at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1280, heifers to £1145.00, fat cows to £950.

Fat cows: (40 on offer, flying trade – more required).

E Gregg, Ahoghill, 610k BB £930 (153); J Tohill, Swatragh, 660k Lim £950 (144); Kilrea farmer, 690k Lim £925 (134), 760k £945 (124), 640k £740 (116); T Buchanan, Clough, 580k Fri £740 (128); A Paul, Maghera, 630k Hol £775 (123), 760k Her £930 (122); A McCullough, Portglenone, 780k Sim £940 (121), 770k £900 (117); B McAfee, Aghadowey, 530k Fri £630 (119).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: R Martin, Dunloy, 280k CH £645 (230); S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 230k CH £525 (228), 275k Lim £620 (226), 230k £515 (224), 270k £550 (204); N Wylie, Portglenone, 260k Lim £590 (227); D Taylor, Macosquin, 320k CH £708 (221), 245k £540 (220), 255k £555 (218), 290k Lim £630 (217), 230k CH £480 (209), 335k £700 (209), 285k £570 (200); Kilrea farmer, 330k CH £730 (221), 400k £865 (216), 340k £700 (206); S Taylor, Macosquin, 330k CH £720 (218); H Savage, Magherafelt, 320k CH £690 (216), 350k £735 (210); A Irwin, Garvagh, 260k CH £560 (215), 300k £600 (200); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 340k Lim £720 (212), 370k CH £740 (200); Co Down farmer, 440k Lim £920 (209); D Smyth, Dunloy, 340k CH £690 (203).

Steers: D Taylor, Macosquin, 260k CH £685 (264), 290k £640 (221), 360k £785 (218), 335k £730 (218), 420k £895 (213); Kilrea farmer, 350k Lim £800 (229); D Smyth, Dunloy, 360k Lim £800 (222), 340k £740 (218), 370k CH £800 (216); R Shaw, Rasharkin, 320k Lim £700 (219), 280k CH £600 (214); T Martin, Dunloy, 470k CH £1015 (216), 500k £1060 (212), 520k £1060 (204), 500k £1000 (200), 490k £970 (198), 560k £1090 (195); R Martin, Dunloy, 350k CH £745 (213); P and C Martin, Dunloy, 500k CH £1050 (210); T Taylor, Garvagh, 430k AA £890 (207), 560k £1140 (204), 450k £905 (201); J McGoldrick, Kilrea, 490k CH £1000 (204), 550k Lim £1070 (195); D and D Wright, Magherafelt, 590k Lim £1160 (197); D Maxwell, Upperlands, 600k Lim £1175 (196); A Millar, Antrim, 510k CH £995 (195), 560k £1090 (195).

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