Flying trade for calves at Kilrea

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A smaller entry of 110 calves on Thursday 13th August, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer. Bull Calves: R Currie, Ballymoney, Lim £440; Randalstown Farmer, CH £400; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £392, £330, £300; R Armstrong, Garvagh, FKV £388, £350; B McAfee, Aghadowey, BB £370; T McMullin, Kilrea, AA £335; M McElwee, Moneymore, BB £260; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £252; C Kelly, Draperstown, Lim £240, £202; G Miller, Limavady, CH £240; C Dunn, Donemana, Her £225, £222; S Casey, Cloughmills, FKV £222; J & I Jamison, Coleraine, Lim £218; R Gault, Limavady, AA £207; H & P Palmer, Desertmartin, Fri £200.

Heifer Calves: R Armstrong, Garvagh, CH £395, BB £370; Randalstown Farmer, CH £370, £300; M McElwee, Moneymore, BB £325; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £320, £235, £227; B McAfee, Aghadowey, BB £310, AA £305; D Taylor, Finvoy, Her £222; R & P Mullan, Macosquin, BB £215; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £215, £200.

Friesian Calves

Super Trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £200

Weanlings/Suck Calves

Quality suckler weanlings on offer. More required to satisfy demand, being offered for sale at approx. 12.30pm weekly.

Fat Lamb & Ewe Report

A good entry of 650 on Monday 17th August met a steady trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.11 per Kg & £66.00 per Head. Ewes to £66.00.

Lambs: P Groggan, Draperstown, 18k £56 (311); S & B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 18.5k £55 (297); S Montgomery, Dunloy, 19.5k £55.50 (285); I Stewart, Ballymoney, 21.5k £61 (284); E Steele, Portglenone, 22.5k £63.70 (283); W Porter, Maghera, 19.5k £55 (282); P O’Neill, Kilrea, 18k £50.50 (281); O Shiels & Co, Kilrea, 22k £61.80 (281); G Moody, Coleraine, 22.5k £63 (280); I & E Cameron, Cookstown, 22.5k £62.60 (278); J Kerr, Macosquin, 22k £61.20 (278); R Young, Ballymoney, 22k £61 (277); F McKinney, Bendooragh, 22k £61 (277); D McAdoo, Moneymore, 21k £58 (276); M Cunning, Glarryford, 22.5k £62 (276); R Brown, Garvagh, 22.5k £61.80 (275); H Lagan, Draperstown, 22k £60.50 (275); P McCloskey, Kilrea, 19.5k £53.70 (275); D Hayes, Clough, 22k £60.20 (274); Ballymena Farmer, 22k £60 (273); P McAtamney, Ballymoney, 22k £60 (273); A Blair, Macosquin, 23.5k £64 (272)

Fat Ewes: 120 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy Lambs to £66.00

Ewes to £66.00

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of 30 dairy stock on Tuesday 18th August met a good steady trade: J Clements, Ballyronan, Batch of Calved Cows to £1420, £1210; O & K Hawe, Knockloughrim, Calved Heifers to £1300, £1190, £1160.

Fat Cow, Suckler & Store cattle report

A good entry of over 220 stock on Wednesday, 19th August at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1280, Heifers to £1155, Fat Cows to £990.

Fat Cows: (30 on offer, flying trade ~ more required): E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, 930k Sim Bull £1300 (140); L Blair, Limavady, 720k CH £990 (138), 690k AA £820 (119); G Henderson, Bushmills, 640k Sal £830 (130); J Hunter, Macosquin, 680k Lim £870 (128); M McLeister, Portglenone, 700k FKV £897 (128); I Smyth, Bushmills, 750k Lim £925 (123); W & R Peden, Ballymoney, 750k Lim £890 (119); H Savage, Magherafelt, 720k CH £818 (114).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required: C McDevitt, Limavady, AA Cow with Lim Bull calf at foot to £1385, Lim Cow with Lim Heifer calf to £1305; W Thompson, Coleraine, Lim Cow with AA Heifer calf at foot to £1100.

Heifers: Ballymena Farmer, 450k CH £1155 (257), 450k £1000 (222), 570k £1150 (202); W McCracken, Limavady, 350k Lim £802 (229), 370k £812 (220), 390k £832 (213), 380k £800 (211), 410k £830 (202); J A Cunningham, Garvagh, 500k Lim £1070 (214); R Graham, Ballyclare, 300k CH £630 (210), 320k Sal £640 (200); P McGuckian, Dunloy, 500k BB £1030 (206); WB McKinney, Finvoy, 300k Lim £612 (204), 360k £730 (203), 310k £625 (202); D McMullan, Rasharkin, 540k Lim £1085 (201); M Smyth, Macosquin, 365k CH £735 (201), 370k £740 (200).

Steers: R Graham, Ballyclare, 290k CH £670 (231), 230k Sal £475 (207); R McCartney, Dungiven, 280k Lim £640 (229), 340k £770 (227); F Cunning, Glarryford, 305k Sim £695 (228); H Higgins, Garvagh, 290k Lim £660 (228), 280k £605 (216); D McMullan, Rasharkin, 410k Lim £915 (223); D Morrow, Macosquin, 540k CH £1188 (220), 550k £1197 (218); P Diamond, Maghera, 450k CH £925 (206); J Higgins, Garvagh, 290k Lim £595 (205); R Martin, Dunloy, 330k CH £670 (203); K Craig, Ballyclare, 590k CH £1187 (201); H Nutt, Limavady, 520k CH £1045 (201).

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

HA McIlrath & Sons LTD