Flying trade for cattle at Kilrea

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A smaller entry of 100 calves on Thursday 17th March, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: Limavady farmer, Lim £400, Her £300; C Keane and Sons, Moneymore, BB £322, £275, FKV £215, £210; A Evans, Dungiven, Lim £250; Kilrea farmer, Sim £250, £200; J Close, Rasharkin, Lim £230; Finvoy farmer, Her £228; WTA Kelso, Portglenone, Lim £215, £212, £150; Nevin Farms, Dervock, AA £190.

Heifer calves: C Keane and Sons, Cookstown, BB £340; WTA Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £207; Lim £190; A Evans, Dungiven, Lim £200; B Gilmore, Rasharkin, Lim £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £130.

Weanlings/suck calves: 20 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of around 550 on Monday 21st March met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.95 per kg and £95.00 per head. Ewes to £90. More required.

Lambs: W Mitchell, 22k £86.80 (395); M Pollock, Coleraine, 21.5k £84.20 (392); J Higgins, Ringsend, 23.5k £90.50 (385); P Hammond, Cookstown, 24.5k £93.50 (382); G Henderson, Bushmills, 24.5k £93.50 (382); H Wylie, Rasharkin, 22.5k £86 (382); L Blair, Limavady, 25k £94.80 (379); G Fleming, Magherafelt, 23.5k £88 (375); J O’Hagan, Draperstown, 24k £90 (375); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 21k £78.60 (374); J McNeill, Coleraine, 19.5k £72 (369); L Fulton, Dungiven, 26k £95 (365); W Kyle, Maghera, 24k £89.20 (372), 24k £87.60 (365); J Chambers, Moneymore, 23.5k £84 (357); McIlrath Farms, Kilrea, 25.5k £91 (357); W Steele, Coleraine, 22.5k £80 (356); W Houston, Glarryford, 22k £78 (355).

Fat ewes: 65 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £95.

Ewes to £90.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of 37 dairy stock on Tuesday 22nd March met a good steady trade to a top of £1260.

J McCook, Ballymoney, Calved MB second calver to £1260, calved cow £1050; I Watson, Macosquin, calved heifer to £1150, third calver £1055; O and K Hawe, Knockloughrim, calved heifer £1070; R C Reid, Glarryford, calved heifer to £975; R McLean & Sons, Dungannon, calved heifer to £950.

A super entry of 310 stock on Wednesday 23rd March at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1240, heifers to £1162.00, fat cows to £1055.

Fat cows: (45 on offer, flying trade – more required).

W and P McCallion, Portglenone, 610k Lim £1000 (164); Maghera farmer, 680k Lim £1020 (150); M Millar, Rasharkin, 610k BB £870 (143), 680k Lim £890 (131); J McCracken, Limavady, 620k AA £880 (142), 580k Lim £760 (131); R Cole, Macosquin, 750k CH £1055 (141); S Carmichael, Dungiven, 620k Lim £850 (137); J Whyte, Portglenone, 680k BB £900 (132), 700k Lim £860 (123); C Boyd, Limavady, 620k Lim £800 (129), 610k £692 (113); Antrim farmer, 610k Lim £740 (121); D McKay, Ballymena, 570k Lim £670 (118).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

RA McMaster, Garvagh, batch of springing CH cows to £1100, £1005, second calver £1045, £1030; Garvagh farmer, springing SH Cow £1000.

Heifers: J Forsythe, Moneymore, 220k CH £540 (246), 320k Lim £745 (233), 330k CH £710 (215), 260k £510 (196); D Rafferty, Garvagh, 260k CH £597 (230), 310k £710 (229), 340k £755 (222); Kilrea farmer, 340k CH £770 (227), 370k Lim £800 (216), 350k £745 (213), 340k £718 (211); H Lagan, Draperstown, 270k CH £580 (215), 250k £532 (213); M Maxwell, Dervock, 330k Lim £700 (212); JS Hamilton and Son, Kells, 290k Lim £610 (210), 370k £770 (208), 360k £740 (206), 400k £807 (202); F Tannahill, Macosquin, 410k Lim £825 (201); T Graham, Portglenone, 300k Par £600 (200); G Henry, Knockloughrim, 400k CH £795 (199), 335k £660 (197); B Killen, Campsie, 470k CH £935 (199), 500k £980 (196); M Millar, Rasharkin, 410k Lim £800 (195).

Steers: T Martin, Dunloy, 360k CH £920 (256), 410k £960 (234), 430k £975 (227), 390k £882 (226), 380k £840 (221), 380k £830 (218), 400k £870 (218), 430k £930 (216); P Gilmore, Kilrea, 300k Lim £740 (247), 340k BB £755 (222), 350k Lim £755 (216), 330k £700 (212), 420k £880 (210); D Rafferty, Garvagh, 350k CH £848 (242), 210k £500 (238), 310k £635 (205); A Andrews, Castlerock, 380k CH £890 (234), 380k £870 (229), 380k Lim £820 (216), 430k DAQ £905 (211), 460k CH £960 (209), 430k £890 (207), 410k Sim £820 (200), 450k Lim £890 (198), 420k £830 (198); T Graham, Portglenone, 320k Par £712 (223); M Maxwell, Dervock, 290k Lim £648 (223), 270k £600 (222), 300k £640 (213); S Hanna, Cullybackey, 340k DAQ £755 (222), 300k £645 (215), 280k £600 (214), 390k £770 (197); Kilrea farmer, 400k Lim £925 (231), 400k £885 (221), 320k CH £700 (219); WJ McCurdy, Ballymoney, 330k Lim £725 (220), 320k £665 (208), 360k £730 (203); F Tannahill, Macosquin, 390k Lim £832 (213); C Mullaghan, Rasharkin, 420k Lim £875 (208), 540k £1065 (197); R McCaw, Ballycastle, 450k CH £907 (202), 410k DAQ £820 (200), 470k CH £930 (198); B O’Kane, Garvagh, 490k AA £970 (198); Kilrea Farmer, 400k Lim £780 (195).

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