Flying trade for all types of cattle on offer at Kilrea

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A super entry of 210 calves and 55 weanlings on Thursday 31st December met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: T Herbison, Randalstown, AA £364; W and R Peden, Ballymoney, Lim £338, £330; NG and C Smyth, Glenwherry, Sim £337; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £330; Maghera Farmer, Lim £325, Her £310; R Armstrong, Garvagh, FKV £272, £210; Tobermore Farmer, BB £270, £220; Randalstown Farmer, AA £265; A McCaw, Coleraine, BB £265; I Semple, Dungiven, Her £260; B Gribben, Dunloy, BB £250, Lim £230; T Harbison, Aghadowey, AA £250; S Chestnutt, Ballymoney, Sim £238, £212; WK Shiels, Maghera, AA £212, BB £202.

Heifer calves: NG and C Smyth, Glenwherry, Sim £380; R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £340; Tobermore farmer, BB £295, £290, £200; Randalstown farmer, Her £260; W and R Peden, Ballymoney, Lim £260, £220; S Chestnutt, Ballymoney, Sim £240; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £232, £230; Randalstown farmer, CH £225, AA £222, CH £200; A McCaw, Coleraine, AA £202; M Hamilton, Donemana, AA £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £150.

Weanlings/suck calves: 55 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of around 480 on Monday 4th January met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.28 per kg and £78.00 per head. Ewes to £72.00 More required.

Lambs: R Brown, Garvagh, 17k £55.80 (328), 19.5k £62.80 (322); H McErlean, Portglenone, 20k £64 (320); D Starrett, Kilrea, 23k £72 (313); 22.5k £68.60 (305), 23k £69 (300); T Smyth, Kilrea, 22.5k £70 (311), 20.5k £62.50 (305); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 19.5k £60 (308), 24k £73 (304); J Laverty, Armoy, 19.5k £60 (308), 21k £61.50 (293); G Kirk, Cloughmills, 21k £64.50 (307); D McFerran, Rasharkin, 20.5k £63 (307), 23k £70 (304); K Lawrence, Castleroe, 24k £73.40 (306); A McDonald, Portglenone, 23.5k £72 (306); F McClure, Ballymoney, 24k £73 (304); Portglenone farmer, 22.5k £68.50 (304); J Anderson, Bushmills, 24.5k £73.50 (300); Portglenone farmer, 23.5k £70.50 (300); C Crawford, Clough, 24.5k £73 (298); Cullybackey farmer, 24.5k £73 (298); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 23.5k £70 (298); W McQuigg, Aghadowey, 24.5k £73 (298); Portglenone farmer, 25k £74.50 (298); C Cousley, Ballymoney, 24.5k £72.50 (296); M Pollock, Coleraine, 25k £74 (296).

Fat ewes: 50 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £78. Ewes to £72. Rams to £70. Brisk demand for all types on offer. All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9am.

A good entry of 120 stock on Wednesday 6th January at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £955, heifers to £1000.00

Fat cows: (25 on offer, flying trade – more required).

J McCracken, Limavady, 490k Lim £768 (157), 450k Par £670 (149); Garvagh farmer, 620k Lim £838 (135); P Boone, Draperstown, 540k AA £726 (134); J Campbell, Upperlands, 670k Her £850 (127), 750k Lim £920 (123); W Bradley, Swatragh, 610k BB £690 (113); W Archbold, Newtownabbey, 720k BGA £800 (111).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: D McKay, Ballymena, 300k Lim £620 (207), 320k £645 (202); R and P Allen, Randalstown, 395k CH £800 (203), 400k £790 (198), 435k £830 (191), 410k £782 (191); Bushmills farmer, 230k CH £465 (202); Kilrea Farmer, 370k CH £730 (197), 450k Lim £865 (192), 480k CH £915 (191); N McKay, Portglenone, 400k Par £782 (196); T Campbell, Rasharkin, 410k Lim £800 (195), 450k CH £862 (192); Ballycastle farmer, 440k CH £835 (190).

Steers: I Smyth, Limavady, 300k Lim £730 (243), 300k £700 (233), 345k £800 (232), 330k £742 (225), 325k DAQ £725 (223), 310k Lim £680 (219), 330k £715 (217), 370k DAQ £775 (210), 350k Lim £732 (209), 355k DAQ £728 (205); Kilrea farmer, 370k Lim £820 (222), 410k £870 (212), 380k £800 (211); D McKay, Ballymena, 300k Lim £665 (222), 290k £585 (202);

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