Flying trade for all types of cattle at Kilrea

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A smaller entry of 170 calves on Thursday 23rd June met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: Ballymoney farmer, Lim £425; Cookstown farmer, Sim £405; Maghera farmer, Lim £368; D Hemphill, Armoy, Sim £365, £212; J Beattie, Finvoy, Lim £322; R Armstrong, Kilrea, AA £310, £275, £252, £235; Upperlands farmer, Sim £300; Magherafelt farmer, Her £300; H and B Craig, Ballymena, Her £295; G Clarke, Ballyronan, BB £295, £285; P Brown, Clough, AA £290, £288, £225; Ballybracken Farms, Ballyclare, Lim £288, Sim £238, BB £225, Sim £205; W Alcorn, Limavady, AA £287; Antrim farmer, Lim £260; JB Thompson, Londonderry, AA £258; W and I Whiteside, Limavady, FKV £250; S Casey, Cloughmills, FKV £245; G I Wallace, Upperlands, AA £242; Finvoy farmer, CH £230; Magherafelt farmer, BB £228; A Scott, Bendooragh, BB £228.

Heifer calves: Coleraine farmer, CH £380; Kilrea farmer, Lim £300; Maghera farmer, FKV £292; G Clarke, Ballyronan, BB £258; W Alcorn, Limavady, AA £255; J Close, Rasharkin, Lim £245; RJ and A Boyce, Garvagh, AA £235; H and B Craig, Ballymena, Her £218; Ballybracken Farms, Ballyclare, CH £215; Magherafelt farmer, Lim £215.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £160.

Weanlings/suck calves: 50 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 450 on Monday 27th June met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.78 per kg and £90.00 per head. Ewes to £80. More required.

Lambs: McCollum Farms, Coleraine, 22.5k £85 (378); Stewartstown farmer, 23k £86 (374); M Pollock, Coleraine, 22k £82 (373); R Wylie, Bushmills, 22.5k £83.75 (372); M B and J Faulkner, Cookstown, 22k £81.50 (371); J McKendry, Ballymoney, 23k £85 (370); T and J Leeke, Aghadowey, 22.5k £83.40 (371); G and C Neely, Upperlands, 22.5k £83.50 (371); E Jamison, Macosquin, 22k £81 (368); T Scott, Swatragh, 23k £84.50 (367); A Booth, Stewartstown, 20.5k £75 (3.66); T Topping, Garvagh, 23k £84 (365); S Henry, Ringrash, 22.5k £82 (364); J and D McGoldrick, Kilrea, 22k £80 (364); D Torrens, Garvagh, 22.5k £82 (364); M Burton, Limavady, 23.5k £84.50 (360); J Gould, Ringsend, 23k £82.50 (359); T McNeilly, Toomebridge, 22k £79 (359); McIlrath Farms, Kilrea,22k £79 (359), 24k £86 (358); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 23.5k £84 (357); R Campbell, Kilrea, 21.5k £76.50 (356); H McErlean, Portglenone, 20.5k £73 (356).

Fat ewes: 90 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £80.00. Brisk 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 28th June met a good steady trade to a top of £1260 for a second calver.

Irwin Bros, Portstewart, calved Ayr second calver £1260, batch of in calf heifers to £1000; R McLean and Sons, Dungannon, calved heifers to £1040, £1020; C J Lynch, Bushmills, second calver £1020.

A good entry of 310 stock on Wednesday 29th June at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand. Steers to £1240, heifers to £1210, fat cows to £1020.

Fat cows: (50 on offer, flying trade - more required) Limavady farmer, 510k Lim £810 (159), 600k CH £865 (144); C Williamson, Kilrea, 550k Lim £850 (155); M Moore, Eglinton, 610k Lim £890 (146), 610k Sim £875 (143), 720k Lim £979 (136), 750k Sim £1020 (136), 730k Lim £990 (136); A Cochrane, Bushmills, 500k Hol £725 (145), 620k £850 (137), 470k £590 (126); R Cole, Macosquin, 620k BB £870 (140), 670k Sim £850 (127), 560k £710 (127), 570k BB £710 (125); Limavady farmer, 690k Lim £958 (139); D McMullan, Rasharkin, 610k Sim £850 (139), 570k AA £720 (126); D Scott, Garvagh, 620k Lim £840 (136); M McLaughlin, Dungiven, 520k CH £700 (135); D Starrett, Kilrea, 670k Lim £900 (134); S Scullion, Glenravel, 770k Lim £1000 (130); E Drummond, Ballyclare, 620k Lim £800 (129), 620k BB £770 (124); B Mullan, Garvagh, 640k Lim bull £1190 (178); Ballymoney farmer, 910k Fr bull £1185 (130).

Fat and grazing Fri cows met a flying trade.

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Greysteel farmer, Lim cow with Lim heifer calves at foot to £1300, £1280; C Mullaghan, Rasharkin, pedigree Lim bull to £1680.

Heifers: C Mullaghan, Rasharkin, 290k Lim £640 (221), 280k £615 (220), 310k £628 (203), 320k £648 (203), 365k £738 (202), 340k £680 (200), 435k £858 (197), 370k £720 (195); T Aiken, Coleraine, 580k CH £1210 (209), 600k £1175 (196); A Douglas, Limavady, 450k CH £938 (208), 510k £1057 (207), 470k £955 (203), 540k £1092 (202), 600k £1205 (201), 600k £1180 (197); A Henry, Antrim, 570k Lim £1150 (202); M and F Quigg, Maghera, 320k Lim £645 (202); T Hogg, Kilrea, 360k Lim £725 (201); J Gamble, Finvoy, 450k CH £895 (199), 480k £952 (198), 490k £955 (195).

Steers: B McEldowney, Maghera, 420k CH £950 (226); Ballymoney farmer, 300k BB £660 (220), 330k AA £695 (211), 245k £500 (204); R Irwin, Maghera, 380k Sal £835 (220); R McCartney, Dungiven, 340k Lim £740 (218), 370k £805 (218), 410k £855 (209), 350k £730 (209), 330k £680 (206), 410k £835 (204), 370k £750 (203), 400k £792 (198), 450k £885 (197); J and P McAuley, Ballymoney, 520k CH £782 (217); Ballymena farmer, 350k CH £740 (211); H and R J McCaughan, Ballymoney, 400k Lim £838 (210); M McShane, Londonderry, 360k Lim £752 (209), 370k £710 (192); D Boyd, Portglenone, 360k Sim £745 (207); J Gamble, Finvoy, 480k CH £988 (206), 470k £922 (196); M and F Quigg, Maghera, 395k Lim £805 (204), 410k £810 (198); Kilrea farmer, 600k CH £1170 (195), 570k £1100 (193).

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