Flying trade for calves at Kilrea

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A super entry of 330 calves at Kilrea on Thursday 14th April, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull Calves: Lakeview Farm, Ballyronan, Lim £350, £292; K McAdoo, Cookstown, Lim £350, Sim £327; A Evans, Dungiven, ST £340, Lim £262, ST £235; £215; J McCollum, Ballykelly, BB £337; P McCracken, Cookstown, CH £335, £270; R Boyd, Garvagh, Her £325, £290, £258, AA £210; W Alcorn, Limavady, BB £312; GW & D Millen, Aghadowey, AA £308; I Curry, Coleraine, AA £300; Mulkeeragh Farms, Limavady, BB £300, £270; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £292, Her £285, Lim £210; D Beattie, Finvoy, Lim £270; RJ & M Patterson, Killykergan, Her £270; T Faith, Limavady, Lim £240; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £232; O Bradley, Magherafelt, CH £230; J McCook, Ballymoney, MB £220; S Cole, L’Derry, Sim £215; H McLean, Coleraine, Lim £210; WJ & S Dunlop, Ballymoney, Her £200.

Heifer Calves: J McCook, Ballymoney, MB £265, £230, £205; I Curry, Coleraine, AA £260; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £220; O Bradley, Magherafelt, CH £215; A Evans, Dungiven, ST £210; Grange Farms, Castlerock, Lim £210; Ballymoney Farmer, Her £205; RJ & M Patterson, Killykergan, Her £202; T Faith, Limavady, Lim £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £128.

Weanlings/Suck Calves: 90 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approx. 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of around 270 sheep on Monday, 18th April met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £4.45 per Kg and £96.50 per Head. Ewes to £90.00 More required!

Spring Lambs: D Taylor, Macosquin, 20k £89 (445); B McKenna, Bellaghy, 23.5k £96.50 (411); D Lamont, Coleraine, 21k £82.50 (393); J McKay, Ballymoney, 26k £95 (365); R Reid, Ballymoney, 26k £93 (358).

Heavy Springs to top of £96.50.

Hogts: McIlrath Farms, 21.5k £79.50 (370); I & E Cameron, Cookstown, 25k £89.20 (357); M McLeister, Portglenone, 21k £75 (357); A Parkhill, Ballymoney, 25.5k £91 (357); M McElwee, Moneymore, 27k £92 (341); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 24k £81.50 (340); N Hanna, Ballymoney, 26k £86 (331).

Fat Ewes: 110 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £90. Brisk demand for all types on offer. All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9.00 am.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday, 19th May met a good steady trade to a top of £1370.

J McCook, Ballymoney, Calved Cows to £1370, £1115, Calved Heifer £1190; W Millar (Jnr), Coleraine, Calved Heifer £1140.

A super entry of 350 stock on Wednesday, 20th April at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1265, Heifers to £1190.00 Fat Cows to £1050.

Fat Cows: (50 on offer, flying trade - more required): AF & M Gibson, Portglenone, 740k Lim £1025 (139); JS Hamilton & Son, Kells, 560k Lim £720 (129), 550k £650 (118); Kilrea Farmer, 600k Lim £750 (125), 630k £740 (118), 580k Par £680 (117); J Chestnutt, Bushmills, 670k Fri £830 (124); R Sloan, Kilrea, 500k Lim £620 (124); Coleraine Farmer, 880k CH £1050 (119), 480k SH £570 (119); I Tanner, Castlerock, 820k BB £975 (119); E Donnelly, Ballycastle, 590k Sal £690 (117).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required. B Millar, Randalstown, AA Heifer & Lim Bull calf £1050.

Heifers: Bonnar Farms, Ballymena, 260k CH £602 (232), 260k £560 (215), 285k £582 (204), 245k £480 (196); Antrim Farmer, 290k CH £615 (212); Kilrea Farmer, 340k CH £690 (203); AC Carmichael, Dungiven, 355k Lim £692 (195); E Donnelly, Ballycastle, 410k CH £800 (195), 450k £870 (193); Randalstown Farmer, 410k CH £795 (194), 460k Lim £885 (192); Drumahoe Farmer, 410k CH £790 (193); JV McAteer, Kilrea, 620k Lim £1190 (192).

Steers: Kilrea Farmer, 340k CH £865 (254), 330k Lim £790 (239), 390k CH £815 (209); R Cole, Macosquin, 310k CH £780 (252), 350k DAQ £860 (246), 330k Her £675 (205), 340k AA £695 (204), 350k CH £715 (204), 350k Her £690 (197); D Harbinson, Limavady, 360k DAQ £795 (221), 340k £735 (216), 440k £950 (216), 280k £560 (200); AC Carmichael, Dungiven, 370k CH £805 (218), 330k £690 (209), 360k £750 (208), 360k Lim £745 (207), 330k £680 (206), 310k CH £625 (202), 360k Lim £728 (202), 350k £685 (196), 400k SHB £780 (195), M Smyth, Macosquin, 330k CH £718 (218), 370k £745 (201); 400k Lim £780 (195); H Savage, Magherafelt, 420k CH £905 (216), 470k £955 (203), 490k £958 (196); A Clarke, Randalstown, 370k Lim £778 (210), 410k £850 (207), 400k £815 (204), 480k Sim £955 (199); GR Wallace, Kilrea, 360k CH £750 (208); Drumahoe Farmer, 380k CH £770 (203); H Morrow, Dungiven, 480k Lim £965 (201);Bonnar Farms, Ballymena, 360k CH £720 (200); JV McAteer, Kilrea, 470k Lim £930 (198), 500k £985 (197); R O’Mullan, Rasharkin, 380k Lim £750 (197); A Patterson, Magherafelt, 290k CH £557 (192).

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

HA McIlrath & Sons Ltd