Flying trade for all types of cattle at Kilrea Mart

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A good entry of 190 calves on Thursday 13th October, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: C Keane and Sons, Moneymore, BB £347; Toomebridge farmer, Lim £320; D Scott, Coleraine, BB £302, £275; Antrim farmer, AA £300, Sim £287; J and J Armstrong, Kilrea, AA £296, £255; R Hill, Randalstown, AA £284, £280, £270; Antrim farmer, Lim £265; I Wallace, Upperlands, AA £262; Ballymena Farmer, Fkv £250, £235; T and D Cameron, Portstewart, AA £248; Lakeview Farm, Ballyronan, Lim £248; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, Lim £242; W K Shiels, Maghera, BB £230, Fr £220; Magherafelt farmer, Fkv £222; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £205.

Heifer calves: R D and A Smyth, Dungiven, Lim £300; Ballymena farmer, AA £270; Antrim farmer, Lim £255; R Hill, Randalstown, AA £240; Finvoy farmer, CH £238; C Keane and Sons, Moneymore, AA £237, £200; R Fleming, Garvagh, AA £227; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, Lim £204.

Friesian calves: Super Trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £220.

Weanlings/suck Calves: 40 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly. Young Friesian lumps a super trade.

A smaller entry of 100 calves on Friday 14th October met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Bull calves: R Graham, Ballyclare, 250k Ch, £672 (269), 250k, £660 (264), 250k, £630 (252), 240k, £578 (241), 250k, £595 (238), 310k, £730 (236); J Kerr, Macosquin, 240k, Lim £602 (251), 250k, £620 (248), 240k, £592 (247), 210k, £482 (230), 280k, £642 (230); Macosquin farmer, 300k Ch, £748 (249), 310k Lim, £750 (242), 340k Ch £768, (226), 320k, £722 (226), 320k, £675 (211); W Moore, Macosquin, 240k Lim, £592 (247), 240k, Ch £575 (240), 320k, £758 (237), 310k Lim, £690 (223), 300k Ch, £655 (218), 320k, £675 (211), 300k, £607 (202); I McFarlane, Dungiven, 190k Sim £465 (245), 260k, £602 (232), 220k, £495 (225); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 310k Ch £735, (237), 350k, £818 (234), 300k, £698 (233), 330k, £745 (226), 340k, £745 (219); J Doherty, Garvagh, 260k Ch £610 (235), 230k, £540 (235), 260k, £587 (226); P Gribben, Toome, 300k Lim, £700 (233), 310k AA £622 (201); M Armstrong, 350k Lim £765 (219), 350k Ch, £740 (211), 380k, £800 (211), 330k, £692 (210), 370k, £775 (210).

Heifer calves: R Graham, Ballyclare, 260k Ch, £700 (269), 250k, £545 (218); J Keatley, Magherafelt, 280k Lim, £740 (264), 290k Daq £715 (247), 280k, £650 (232), 300k Ch £680 (227), 320k Daq £700 (219), 260k, £527 (203); J Doherty, Garvagh, 250k Ch £600 (240), 220k, £447 (203); P Gribben, Toome, 280k Lim, £615 (220), 225k, £490 (218), 230k, £495 (215); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 270k Lim, £590 (219); N Connor, Dungiven, 310k Ch £675 (218), 340k, £690 (203), 310k Lim, £625 (202); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 300k Ch, £612 (204); Randalstown farmer, 280k Lim, £560 (200).

A good entry of around 660 on Monday 17th October met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.50 per kg and £82.00 per head. Ewes to £84.00. More required.

Lambs: H Wilson, Cullybackey, 20k, £70 (350); Gilmore and Co, Boveedy, 22.5k, £76.50 (340); E McSorley, Draperstown, 23.5k, £80 (340); J Kirk, Ballymoney, 24k, £80.50 (335); J Adams, Kilrea, 23k, £76.50 (333); J Pinkerton, Rasharkin, 24k, £80 (333); Magherafelt farmer, 24k, £79.50 (331); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 24k, £79.50 (331); S and A Black, Garvagh, 23k, £76 (330), 23k, £74 (322); J Semple, Dungiven, 21.5k, £71 (330); D Adams, Bushmills, 22.5k, £74 (329); J Gould, Ringsend, 24k, £79 (329); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 24k, £79 (329), 24k, £77 (321); L McKinley, Portstewart, 24k, £79 (329); M Burton, Limavady, 23k, £75 (326); W Johnston, Maghera, 21.5k, £70 (326); M T Calderwood, Rasharkin, 24.5k, £79.50 (325); D Norris and Sons, Coleraine, 24k, £78 (325); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 23k, £74.50 (324); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 23k, £74.50 (324); Portglenone farmer, 19.5k, £63.20 (324); T Smyth, Kilrea, 22.5k, £73 (324); T S Moon, Kilrea, 25k, £80.80 (323); D Wylie, Rasharkin, 24.5k, £79.20 (323); Coleraine farmer, 24.5k, £79 (322); Draperstown farmer, 21k, £67.50 (321).

Fat ewes: 65 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £82. Fat rams £99, ewes to £84.00.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A small entry of 20 dairy stock on Tuesday 18th October met a good steady trade to a top of £1520 for a second calver.

J Moore, Portstewart, second calver £1520, calved heifers to £1480, £1460, £1370; M Millar, Coleraine, calved heifer £1470; J A Nevin, Ringsend, calved heifer £1380; J G Holmes, Armoy, calved heifer £1210.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A super entry of 405 stock on Wednesday 19th October at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1355, heifers to £1292, fat cows £1100.

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

Claudy farmer, 510k Lim, £850 (167), 780k Ch, £1100 (141); P and C Martin, Dunloy, 650k Lim £920 (142), 660k AA £885 (134), 670k BB £820 (122); W Calvin, Macosquin, 700k Sim, £972 (139), 790k Lim, £1000 (127); B McIlvar, Garvagh, 510k Lim, £710 (139); J E and S Bloomfield, Portglenone, 540k Fr, £745 (138); J Whyte, Portglenone, 650k Lim, £895 (138), 670k, £885 (132), 650k Ch, £830 (128); Macosquin farmer, 540k Sim, £735 (136); Ballyclare farmer, 580k Sal, £745 (128); Swatragh farmer,780k Ch, £980 (126); Claudy farmer, 800k Ch, £1000 (125); O’Shiels and Co, Kilrea, 560k Par, £700 (125); R Ferguson, Dungiven, 550k AA, £670 (122); T Buchanan, Clough, 560k Fr, £680 (121); R Hammond, Desertmartin, 640k Sim, £775 (121); I Wright, Garvagh, 610k Lim, £740 (121); Ballymoney farmer, 610k Lim, £732 (120).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

D McKay, Portglenone, Par cow and Par bull calf at foot to £1690, Sim cow with Lim heifer calf £1630, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1590, AA cow with Lim bull calf £1490, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1300; Claudy farmer, Lim second calver with SHB Bull calf at foot £1235, AA second calver with Ch bull calf £1185; J Whyte, Portglenone, Ch bull £1300.

Heifers: J A Cunningham, Garvagh, 530k Lim, £1190 (225); Finvoy farmer, 580k Fkv, £1292 (223), 510k Ch, £1070 (210), 530k, £1075 (203), 540k BB, £1075 (199), 520k Ch, £1030 (198), 520k, £1010 (194); P and R Sleeman, Limavady, 400k Ch, £875 (219), 310k, £635 (205); C and J Kelly, Bellarena, 400k Ch, £868 (217), 400k, £825 (206), 330k, £665 (202), 410k, £820 (200), 400k, £790 (198), 270k, £530 (196), 380k, £740 (195); S and J McCloy, Cullybackey, 380k Ch, £800 (211), 380k, £760 (200), 350k, £680 (194); Porglenone farmer, 440k Ch, £892 (203), 420k Lim, £827 (197); Armoy farmer, 420k Ch, £848 (202), 500k, £985 (197); 490k, £945 (193); N McKay, Portglenone, 390k Par, £775 (199), 380k, £750 (197); S Taylor, Macosquin, 390k Ch, £775 (199); D Harbinson, Limavady, 400k Sim, £780 (195); G McGuckian, Dunloy, 490k Ch, £950 (194), 530k, £1025 (193); D McKay, Portglenone, 330k Lim, £640 (194); T and A Campbell, Rasharkin, 420k Lim, £812 (193); W Moore, Macosquin, 400k Lim, £768 (192).

Steers: D McKay, Portglenone, 390k Lim, £895 (230), 310k, £675 (218), 350k Ch, £740 (211), 470k Lim, £962 (205); D Moore, Macosquin, 370k Lbw, £840 (227), 390k, £790 (203); Finvoy farmer, 610k Ch, £1355 (222), 520k, £1135 (218), 510k, £1070 (210), 530k, £1110 (209), 470k Daq, £955 (203), 510k Ch, £1035 (203); D Kelly, Magilligan, 550k Ch, £1220 (222), 550k, £1130 (206), 540k, £1080 (200), 590k, £1170 (198); R Kirkpatrick, Upperlands, 420k Ch, £925 (220), 440k, £885 (201), 490k, £970 (198); R O’Mullan, Rasharkin, 370k Ch, £805 (218); S Taylor, Macosquin, 420k Ch, £915 (218), 440k Lim, £870 (198); Armoy farmer, 440k Ch, £932 (212); J Alcorn, Macosquin, 440k Sim, £900 (205), 420k Lim, £805 (192); W Moore, Macsoquin, 370k Lbm, £760 (205); T Knox, Moneymore, 590k AA, £1200 (203); T Brown, Curran, 410k Lim, £830 (202); D Gordon, Kilrea, 580k Daq, £1165 (201); A Henry, Finvoy, 530k AA, £1050 (198), 430k, £850 (198); J Kelso, Upperlands, 440k, Lim £860 (196).

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