Good entry of cattle at Kilrea

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A good entry of 180 calves on Thursday 11th February met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: S Kirkpatrick, Ballymoney, BB £355; K McAdoo, Cookstown, FKV £350; R Armstrong, Garvagh, CH £340, FKV £272; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £320, £290, £230; W Campbell, Magherafelt, DAQ £312; R and J Stewart, Cloughmills, AA £307; JE & S Bloomfield, Portglenone, AA £285, FKV £252, £215; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £278; W Crawford, Ballymena, BB £260; J Rainey, Ahoghill, Her £255; RJ and A Boyce, Garvagh, AA £245, Lim £240, £225; R Gault, Limavady, AA £220.

Heifer calves: JE and S Bloomfield, Portglenone, BB £320, AA £290, BB £270; R Armstrong, Garvagh, CH £310, FKV £238; JE and S Bloomfield, Portglenone, AA £270, £245; R Gault, Limavady, BB £262; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £260; NG and C Smyth, Glenwherry, Sim £260; Grange Farms, Castlerock, AA £258; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, AA £220, £200.

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

Weanlings/suck calves:

80 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of around 400 on Monday 15th February met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.92 per kg and £94.00 per head. Ewes to £90.00 More require.

Lambs: M Pollock, Killeague, 24k £94 (392), 22.5k £88 (391); T Smyth, Kilrea, 24k £92.50 (385); K Galbraith, Coleraine, 21k £80 (381); D Torrens, Garvagh, 22.5k £85.50 (380); F McClure, Ballymoney, 24.5k £92.50 (378); M McLeister, Portglenone, 22.5k £85 (378); W Houston, Glarryford, 23.5k £88.60 (377); W Kyle, Maghera, 24k £90.20 (376); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 21.5k £80.70 (375); G Calwell, Ballymena, 25k £92 (368); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 21.5k £79.20 (368); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 23.5k £85.70 (365); JF Linton, Blackhill, 24.5k £89.20 (364); R Kennedy, Macoquin, 24.5k £89 (363); A Linton, Garvagh, 24.5k £89 (363); Garvagh Farmer, 22k £79.40 (361).

Store lambs: D Adams, Bushmills, 18.5k £67 (362); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 20.5k £72 (351); N Wallace, Coleraine, 20k £67 (335).

Fat ewes: 100 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £94.

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 dairy stock on Tuesday 16th February met a good steady trade to a top of £1200.

J McCook, Ballymoney, calved MB cows to £1200, £1100, £1150, £1050; R Orr, Culcrum, calved heifers to £1170, £1000; D Johnston, Magherafelt, calved heifers £1050, £1030; G Booth, Stewartstown, calved heifer £1020.

A super entry of 300 stock on Wednesday 17th February at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1205, heifers to £1045.00 Fat cows to £1078.

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

Armoy farmer, 760k DAQ £1078 (142); H and P Palmer, Desertmartin, 550k Fri £770 (140), 610k £757 (124); S Henry, Macosquin, 540k Fri £720 (133); E Gregg, Ahoghill, 650k BB £855 (132); W Harkin, Limavady, 660k AA £865 (131), 550k AA £635 (116); Kilrea Farmer, 640k Lim £840 (131), 590k Fri £735 (125); P McGuckin, Upperlands, 650k Lim £850 (131), 790k Daq £950 (120); A McLaughlin, Bellarena, 700k AA £885 (126); A Paul, Maghera, 700k Her £860 (123), 670k Fri £800 (119), 850k Her £1000 (118).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Breeding CH bull to £1820.

Heifers: R Martin, Dunloy, 310k CH £710 (229); Kilrea farmer, 310k CH £700 (226), 300k £670 (223), 320k £710 (222), 390k £850 (218), 350k £750 (214), 440k £865 (197); P and C Martin, Dunloy, 440k CH £950 (216), 450k £930 (207), 470k £975 (207), 440k £890 (202); T Martin, Dunloy, 430k CH £900 (209), 480k £995 (207), 490k £1000 (204), 420k £840 (200); G Boyce, Garvagh, 480k Lim £990 (206), 450k BB £920 (204), 440k £895 (203), 460k £900 (196); T Cairns, Claudy, 380k Lim £770 (203); R McCaw, Ballycastle, 490k CH £995 (203); R and S McCahon, Aghadowey, 515k BB £1040 (202), 480k £955 (199), 480k Lim £950 (198), 490k CH £955 (195); M Sloan, Rasharkin, 460k Lim £900 (196).

Steers: R Martin, Dunloy, 320k CH £840 (263), 300k £730 (243), 340k £820 (241), 310k £725 (234), 280k £605 (216), 280k £600 (214), 310k £655 (211); A Irwin, Garvagh, 320k CH £770 (241), 330k £790 (239), 280k £620 (221), N and A Donaghy, Dungiven, 320k Lim £720 (225), 290k £650 (224); S Doherty, Rasharkin, 240k Sim £565 (235), 280k £630 (225), 220k £480 (218); I Tanner, Castlerock, 340k Lim £760 (224), 370k CH £800 (216), 380k Lim £770 (203), 440k CH £870 (198), 400k Lim £790 (198); A Rainey, Ahoghill, 490k BB £1030 (210), 480k £990 (206); Kilrea farmer, 350k Lim £730 (209); N McClure, Ballymoney, 550k BB £1140 (207); W Millen, Garvagh, 370k CH £765 (207); J Tohill, Kilrea, 440k Lim £910 (207), 480k £955 (199); Kilrea farmer, 520k CH £1055 (203), 540k £1050 (194); D Stewart, Portglenone, 600k BB £1170 (195).

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