Flying trade for all types of cattle at Kilrea

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A good entry of 190 calves on Thursday 25th August met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: Cookstown farmer, Sim £360, BB £285, Lim £250; Upperlands farmer, Sal £348, AA £310; W Simpson, Cullybackey, AA £335; J Thompson, Randalstown, AA £308; Ballyclare farmer, Lim £292, £282, £245, AA £215, Lim £200; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £290; A G Smyth, Dungiven, Her £280; £220; Maghera farmer, MB £260; W McLenaghan, Limavady, Ch £252; A Faith, Limavady, Lim £250; G E Bates, Moneymore, AA £245; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, BB £245; Bellaghy farmer, Fri £240; S Cole, L’Derry, Fri £215, £200.

Heifer calves: J Ramsey, Magherafelt, BB £410; Upperlands farmer, Sal £332; Upperlands farmer, AA £290; W Simpson, Cullybackey, AA £270; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £268; S Cole, L’Derry, Fri £230; O Bradley, Magherafelt, Ch £228, £205; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, BGA £225; Maghera farmer, Lim £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £240.

Weanlings/suck calves: 95 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 29th August met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.83 per kg and £85.00 per head. Ewes to £66.00. More required.

Lambs: J Kenning, Desertmartin, 18k, £69 (383), 17.5k, £65.20 (373); D Adams, Bushmills, 21.5k, £79.60 (370); A Henry, Antrim, 22k, £80.80 (367); A Clarke, Randalstown, 21k, £76.50 (364); D Norris and Sons, Coleraine, 22k, £80 (364); T Shiels, Kilrea, 21.5k, £77 (358); W Jeffers, Coleraine, 22k, £78.50 (357); R Wylie, Bushmills, 22k, £78 (355); McIlrath Farms, Kilrea, 23k, £80.70 (351), 23.5k, £78.50 (334); H Wilson, Cullybackey, 22.5k, £79 (351); R Young, Ballymoney, 23k, £80.60 (350); J Chambers, Moneymore, 22.5k, £78.50 (349); J Christie, Ballymoney, 23k, £80.20 (349); J Kirk, Ballymoney, 22.5k, £78.50 (349); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 23k, £80, (348), 23k, £77 (335); S Harkin, Limavady, 22.5k, £78 (347); G Kerr, Coleraine, 22.5k, £78 (347); J Gould, Ringsend, 23k, £79.50 (346).

Fat ewes: 200 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £66.00, heavy lambs to £85.

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 30th August met a good steady trade to a top of £1100 for a calved cow.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A smaller entry of 170 stock on Wednesday 31st August at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1115, heifers to £1275, fat cows £1165.

Fat cows: (35 on offer, flying trade - more required)

T McCallion, Portglenone, 600k Lim £955 (159); R C and J C Watson, Rasharkin, 610k Lim £932 (153), 560k, £700 (125); D Strathern, Bellaghy, 740k Lim £1055 (143); Coleraine farmer, 550k Lim £750 (136), 560k Her £700 (125), 580k BB £670 (116); Kilrea farmer, 900k AA £1165 (129); D Semple, Dungiven, 710k BB £890 (125); S McAteer, Randalstown, 730k AA £900 (123); S Bolton, Kilrea, 630k BB £765 (121); J Stewart, Portglenone, 510k BB £570 (112).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required

H Morrow, Dungiven, Lim cow with Lim bull calf at foot to £1250, Lim cow with Lim heifer calf £1095; S McAteer, Randalstown, AA bull £1180.

Heifers: J McGarry, Dunloy, 580k Daq £1275 (220), 610k Ch £1255 (206); M Scullion, Bellaghy, 440k Ch £968 (220), 440k Lim £892 (203); D Kelly, Magilligan, 550k Ch £1185 (216), 520k £1050 (202), 530k £1040 (196); J Adams, Coleraine, 400k Ch £857 (214); J Stewart, Portglenone, 430k BB £900 (209), 390k Daq £792 (203); A McKinley, Kilrea, 540k Ch £1112 (206); W B McKinney, Finvoy, 420k Ch £855 (204), 350k £690 (197); S and B Bradley, Kilrea, 410k Ch £825 (201), 440k £880 (200); P McGuigan, Desertmartin, 550k Ch £1105 (201); S and S Houston, Maghera, 460k AA £920 (200); C McKenna, Swatragh, 440k Sim £880 (200); D Strathern, Bellaghy, 570k Lim £1120 (197); Rasharkin farmer, 450k Ch £878 (195).

Steers: Coleraine farmer, 350k Lim £732 (209), 370k Sim £745 (201), 520k Lim £1018 (196).

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