Flying trade for calves at Kilrea

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A super entry of 200 calves on Thursday, 26th May, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull Calves: G I Wallace, Upperlands, AA £320; A & P Cochrane, Bushmills, AA £315; J Forsythe, Moneymore, Her £300; Claudy Farmer, AA £290; J Killen, Campsie, FKV £290; D Beattie, Finvoy, Lim £282; J Close, Rasharkin, AA £258; S Clarke, Maghera, AA £255; W Cochrane, Macosquin, Her £250; H Hutchinson, Tobermore, Lim £240; Drumabest Farms, Ballymoney, BB £220; J & J Armstrong, Kilrea, AA £215; JB Thompson, L’Derry, AA £208; R Gault, Limavady, AA £200; D Johnston, Castledawson, Her £195.

Heifer calves: J Forsythe, Moneymore, Her £290; EK Shiels, Maghera, BB £260, £222; J Stewart, Portglenone, Lim £260; GE Bates, Moneymore, Her £242; GI Wallace, Upperlands, AA £220; JB Thompson, L’Derry, AA £190.

Friesian calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand.

Weanlings/Suck Calves

60 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approx. 12.30pm weekly. Young Friesian Lumps a super trade.

A good entry of around 300 on Monday, 30th May met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £4.00 per Kg and £89.50 per Head. Ewes to £95.50 More required!

Lambs: J Tannahill, Coleraine, 20k £80 (400); M Pollock, Coleraine, 21k £82 (391); T Hunter, Aghadowey, 22k £85 (386); P McCloskey, Kilrea, 20k £77 (385), 22.5k £84.50 (376); N Wylie, Portglenone, 20.5k £79 (385); L McKinley, Portstewart, 20.5k £78.60 (383); J O’Connor, Drumsurn, 20k £76.50 (383); Limavady Farmer, 21k £80 (381); GR Wallace, Kilrea, 22.5k £85.50 (380); M Boyle, Dungiven, 22k £83 (377); N Parke, Cookstown, 22.5k £84.50 (376); A Kennedy, Ballymena, 23k £85; T Topping, Garvagh, 22.5k £83.70; JC Henry, Coleraine, 23k £83.70; J Grant, Limavady, 23.5k £85.

Fat Ewes: 80 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £95.50 Rams to £107.

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, 31st May met a good steady trade to a top of £940 for a calved cow.

A good entry of 275 stock on Wednesday, 1st June at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1300, Heifers to £1285.00 Fat Cows to £1062.

Fat Cows: (40 on offer, flying trade ~ more required): TJA Kennedy, Cullybackey, 630k Par £1060 (168), 770k Her £990 (129); E McSorley, Draperstown, 640k BB £1005 (157), 590k £900 (153), 650k AA £860 (132), 640k £830 (130), 710k £920 (130); S Wilson, Upperlands, 640k BB £922 (144); J Keatley, Magherafelt, 750k Lim £1062 (142); Kilrea Farmer, 600k Lim £845 (141); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 620k Lim £875 (141); S & S Houston, Maghera, 510k Her £715 (140), 350k Lim £485 (139), 530k AA £688 (130); P McWillaims, Toome, 680k Lim £947 (139); P McGuckin, Upperlands, 620k BB £852 (137); Antrim Farmer, 760k Sim £1002 (132); M McCamphill, Dunloy, 630k Lim £800 (127), 660k Sim £820 (124); RC & JC Watson, Rasharkin, 600k BB £750 (125); T McCracken, Limavady, 710k Fri £875 (123);

Fat & Grazing Fri cows a flying trade!

Suckler stock: Quality lots required: Glarryford Farmer, BB Cow with Lim Bull calf £1450; Draperstown Farmer, Lim Cow with Lim Bull calf £1210, 2nd Calver Sim with Lim Heifer calf £1180, 3rd Calver Lim with Lim Heifer calf £1100; Cloughmills Farmer, BB Cow with BB Heifer calf £1140.

Heifers: P McIlvar, Aghadowey, 250k Lim £625 (250), 300k £635 (212), 270k £570 (211); Ringsend Farmer, 300k CH £710 (237), 350k Lim £700 (200); K Beattie, Finvoy, 250k CH £585 (234), 300k £678 (226); P O’Neill, Toomebridge, 300k Lim £680 (227), 310k £695 (224), 310k £675 (218), 350k £725 (207); Kilrea Farmer, 210k Lim £465 (221), 350k £770 (221), 340k CH £730 (215), 330k £665 (202), 340k £670 (197); JE & S Bloomfield, Kilrea, 300k Lim £640 (213), 330k £672 (204), 350k £692 (198); J Dixon, Dunloy, 510k DAQ £1085 (213); J McCracken, Limavady, 440k CH £915 (208), 400k Lim £825 (206), 500k CH £1000 (200); M Gamble, Finvoy, 500k CH £1015 (203), 540k Lim £1090 (202), 430k CH £855 (199), 510k £1000 (196); S & S Houston, Maghera, 320k Lim £645 (202); V & B Rosborough, Claudy, 590k Lim £1188 (201), 580k £1155 (199); L Selfridge, Maghera, 590k Lim £1165 (198);

JJ O’Kane, Kilrea, 580k Sal £1175 (203), 650k £1280 (197); J Stewart, Portglenone, 620k CH £1240 (200), 580k £1160 (200), 580k £1150 (198).

Steers: P McIlvar, Aghadowey, 300k Lim £680 (227), 340k £702 (207); N Royle, Kilrea, 390k CH £865 (222), 380k £795 (209), 410k £840 (205), 420k £850 (202), 440k £880 (200); S & S Houston, Maghera, 330k CH £728 (221); Randalstown Farmer, 270k Lim £580 (215); A Morrison, Articlave, 390k CH £840 (215), 340k £730 (215), 330k £670 (203), 320k Lim £645 (202), 540k AA £1070 (198); M Gamble, Finvoy, 530k CH £1130 (213), 560k £1105 (197); R McCartney, Dungiven, 400k Lim £815 (204); G Kerr, Ahoghill, 510k AA £1025 (201), 490k £975 (199), 500k £980 (196), 540k £1055 (195), 460k £895 (195); A Patterson, Ballymoney, 580k AA £1140 (197); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 310k Lim £605 (195); I Wright, Garvagh, 410k Lim £800 (195).

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

HA McILrath & Sons Ltd