Flying trade for all types on offer at Kilrea

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A smaller entry of 130 calves on Thursday 28th January, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £328, £312; R Bredin, L’Derry, Lim £320, £265, £208; W and R Peden, Ballymoney, Lim £300; B Stronge, Finvoy, SH £298, £255; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, Her £272, Fri £212; S Tweed, Ballymoney, Her £270; W Connell, Claudy, Sim £228, AA £200; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £225; WK Shiels, Maghera, BB £220; A and R Crawford, Kilraughts, AA £215; J Beattie, Finvoy, Lim £200; R Logan, Rasharkin, Her £200.

Heifer calves: S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £300, £262, £245; W and R Peden, Ballymoney, Lim £290; R Bredin, L’Derry, Lim £278, £262, W Andrew, Ballyclare, Her £220.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £212.

Weanlings/suck calves: More required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of around 480 on Monday 1st February met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.67 per kg and £86.80 per head. Ewes to £80.00. More required.

Lambs: A McClements, Ballymoney, 15k £55 (367); J Pinkerton, Rasharkin, 22k £79.50 (361); Garvagh Farmer, 22.5k £81 (360); N Leslie, Castledawson, 24k £84.50 (352); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 23k £81 (352); J Patterson, Kilrea, 22.5k £79 (351); J McMullan, Portglenone, 21k £73 (348); N Wallace, Ballymena, 24k £83 (346); H Wylie, Rasharkin, 22k £76 (346); L Clarke, Portglenone, 21k £72.50 (345).

Fat ewes: 95 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £86.80.

Ewes to £80.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9am.

A good entry of 230 stock on Wednesday 3rd February at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1140, heifers to £1180.00, fat cows to £1170.

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

S Calvin, Coleraine, 630k CH £930 (148), 660k £955 (145); T Cairns, Claudy, 700k Lim £1025 (146), 890k £1170 (132), 640k CH £815 (127); A Patterson, Ballymoney, 750k AA £1035 (138), 680k Sim £935 (138), 690k AA £930 (135), 630k £840 (133), 680k Lim £900 (132), 590k £720 (122), 600k AA £715 (119); G Kirkpatrick, Upperlands, 750k CH £965 (129); J Hunter, Macosquin, 690k Lim £880 (128); D King, Macosquin, 610k Sim £735 (121); T Buchanan, Clough, 610k Fri £725 (119); RC and JC Watson, Rasharkin, 730k Lim £860 (118); SJ Wilson, Dungiven, 720k BB £840 (117).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

J Donaghy, Claudy, Lim cow with CH heifer calf at foot to £1520, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1400, AA cow with CH bull calf £1300.

Heifers: P Dougherty, Castlerock, 340k CH £805 (237), 340k £695 (204); S Tanner, Castlerock, 330k Lim £755 (229); Moyola Farm Ltd, Maghera, 370k Lim £825 (223), 450k CH £925 (206), 460k Lim £930 (202), 400k £800 (200); A Dougherty, Castlerock, 295k CH £650 (220); Kilrea farmer, 320k CH £700 (219), 360k £745 (207), 320k Sim £655 (205), 380k £770 (203); D McKay, Ballymena, 170k Lim £370 (218); H Walsh, Portglenone, 230k Lim £500 (217); H Savage, Magherafelt, 310k Lim £660 (213), 320k £645 (202), 340k CH £680 (200); Kilrea farmer, 420k Lim £880 (210); S Donnelly, Ballintoy, 430k CH £885 (206); M Rafferty, Garvagh, 320k Lim £665 (208), 480k £965 (201).

Steers: J Whyte, Portglenone, 330k CH £900 (273), 310k Lim £635 (205); M Rafferty, Garvagh, 290k Lim £740 (255), 280k £670 (239), 360k £810 (225), 290k £650 (224), 340k £730 (215); HJ Walsh, Portglenone, 280k Lim £685 (245); B McIlvar, Garvagh, 280k CH £665 (238), 300k £690 (230), 350k £800 (229), 330k Sim £680 (206); D Whyte, Portglenone, 310k CH £730 (236); D McKay, Ballymena, 190k Lim £440 (232); J Hamilton and Son, Kells, 290k Sim £660 (228), 305k £610 (200); P Dougherty, Castlerock, 240k Lim £545 (227), 310k CH £690 (223), 340k £745 (219); H Savage, Magherafelt, 330k Sim £740 (224); R Linton, Garvagh, 350k CH £760 (217); A Dougherty, Castlerock, 300k CH £630 (210); R Boyd, Garvagh, 480k Lim £980 (204).

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