Good entry of 210 calves at Kilrea

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A good entry of 210 calves on Thursday 1st September met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: M McLeister, Portglenone, FKV £328, £288, £278; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £272, £220; G I Wallace, Upperlands, AA £255; R Chambers, Ballycastle, MB £250; M and H Gilmour, Ballymoney, MB £240; R A and R J Cousley, Moneymore, FKV £200; A Gregg, Glarryford, Her £200.

Heifer calves: Maghera farmer, Ch £388, Lim £335, Her £230; G Harper, Greysteel, AA £312, £300; J T Reid, Kilraughts, AA £295; T and J Mackey, BGA £260; N Allen, Ballymena, Sim £250; J H McClelland, Limavady, BB £248; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £240; J Rainey, Ahoghill, £237; Randalstown farmer, Lim £235; Magherafelt farmer, AA £225; Maghera farmer, BB £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £170.

Weanlings/suck calves: 75 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly. Young Friesian lumps a super trade.

A good entry of around 670 on Monday 5th September met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.79 per kg and £98.00 per head. Ewes to £84.00. More required.

Lambs: D Adams, Bushmills, 22.5k, £85.20 (379); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 22.5k, £85.20 (379); T Hunter, Aghadowey, 22.5k, £84.40 (375); J F Linton, Blackhill, 23.5k, £87.80 (374); R A Kelly, Coleraine, 23.5k, £87.20 (371); M Millar, Rasharkin, 23.5k, £87.20 (371); McCollum Farms, 23k, £85 (370); J W Carson, Cloughmills, 23.5k, £86.80 (369); N Wilkinson, Cookstown, 24k, £88.60 (369); L Reid, Coleraine, 23k, £84 (365); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 23.5k, £85.50 (364); N Wallace, Ballymena, 23.5k, £85.40 (363); W Armstrong, Kilrea, 22.5k, £81 (360); P Brolly, Limavady, 23k, £82 (357); K Galbraith, Coleraine, 24k, £85.40 (356); G R Wallace, Kilrea, 23k, £82 (357); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 23.5k, £83.40 (355); S Black, Garvagh, 23k, £81 (352), 21.5k, £75.20 (350); G Rees, Rasharkin, 23k, £81 (352); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 21.5k, £75.50 (351).

Fat ewes: 140 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £84.00, heavy lambs to £98.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 6th September met a good steady trade to a top of £1460 for a calved heifer.

G Young, Ballymena, calved heifer to £1460, calved cow £1200; W R Savage, Magherafelt, calved heifers to £1190, £1175, £1050; D Dickey, Randalstown, calved heifer £1030.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A super entry of 350 stock on Wednesday 7th September at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1345, heifers to £1280, fat cows £945.

Fat cows: (60 on offer, flying trade - more required).

Claudy farmer, 490k Ch £920 (188), 480k BB £845 (176), 550k Lim £910 (166); A Andrews, Castlerock, 570k Lim £897 (157); J J O’Kane, Kilrea, 620k Par £955 (154); T O’Neill, Claudy, 580k Sim £800 (138); J Clements, Ballyronan, 610k Fr £790 (130); J S Hamilton and Son, Kells, 540k AA £700 (130); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 610k Lim £775 (127); T A McCracken, Magilligan, 740k Lim £925 (125); Drumahoe farmer, 720k Her £868 (121); M McElwee, Moneymore, 780k Fr £930 (119); J Doherty, Garvagh, 650k Lim £750 (115).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: Eglinton farmer, 340k Ch £710 (209), 380k, £785 (207); Limavady farmer, 510k Ch £1060 (208), 510k, £1040 (204), 540k, £1090 (202), 560k, £1115 (199), 500k, £990 (198), 540k, £1060 (196), 490k, £957 (195); W B McKinney, Finvoy, 410k Ch £832 (203); R and E Cameron, Cookstown, 640k CH £1280 (200), 550k, £1075 (196), 540k, £1052 (195); P Donaghy, Claudy, 420k CH £835 (199); A Linton, Garvagh, 400k Lim £790 (198); L McFetridge, Portglenone, 580k Lim £1150 (198), 570k, £1120 (197); I Smyth, Limavady, 520k Lim £1028 (198), 500k Ch £980 (196); S Hill, Ballycastle, 470k Ch £920 (196).

Steers: K Cubitt, Rasharkin, 300k Ch £690 (230), 350k Lim £750 (214), 370k, £775 (210), 340k Ch £710 (209); Ballintoy farmer, 400k Sim £900 (225), 440k Ch £935 (213), 440k Lim £910 (207), 440k, £895 (203), 430k, £855 (199), 490k Ch £970 (198), 480k, £950 (198); K Beattie, Finvoy, 380k Lim £830 (218); M Keatley, Magherafelt, 400k Lim £840 (210); C M O’Connell, Ringsend, 440k Ch £922 (210), 370k £750 (203), 370k, £728 (197); S and S Houston, Maghera, 410k AA £850 (207), 400k Ch £775 (194); Randalstown farmer, 490k AA £997 (204), 520k, £1055 (203), 550k, £1080 (196); R McCartney, Dungiven, 320k Lim £645 (202), 460k, £890 (194); G Campbell, Garvagh, 400k Ch £800 (200); J Killen, Campsie, 560k BB £1120 (200); Randalstown farmer, 400k Ch £800 (200); K Lagan, Toome, 560k Ch £1090 (195).

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