Kilrea mart reports

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A smaller entry of 130 calves on Thursday 11th December met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of 40 weanlings on offer.

Bull Calves: J & M Williamson, Limavady, AA £340; J Hyndman, Upperlands, Her £290, Lim £230; Ballymoney Farmer, Sim £285; R Gamble, Ballymoney, Lim £282; N Smyth, Ballymena, FKV £282; A Pinkerton, Ballymoney, BB £275, AA £225; D McCaughey, Randalstown, Her £272; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, AA £270; J McCook, Ballymoney, MB £262, £252, £248, Lim £215; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, Her £258; Ballymena Farmer, Lim £240, £235; J McKay, Dervock, Fr £237; W Thompson, Bellarena, BB £232; RJ & M Patterson, Killykergan, Her £218, £202, BB £200; B McAteer, Limavady, Fr £202;

Heifer Calves: W Campbell, Magherafelt, Lim £375; C Close, Randalstown, Lim £300; J Hyndman, Upperlands, Sim £247; Ballymena Farmer, AA £200; R Gamble, Ballymoney, Lim £197; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, AA £190;

Friesian Calves

Super Trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £237

Weanlings/Suck Calves

The sale of 40 Weanlings met a super trade. Quality suckler weanlings on offer. More required to satisfy demand, being offered for sale at approx. 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of just over 550 on Monday 15th December met a good steady trade. Quality lambs and ewes realised premium prices. Lambs to £4.22 per Kg & £92.00 per Head.

Lambs: D Gordon, Portglenone, 18k £76 (422), 23k £83 (361); P McCotter, Kilrea, 18.5k £76 (411), 21k £78.80 (375); Gilmore & Co, Boveedy, 14.5k £59 (407), 25.5k £85.50 (335); B Moore, Garvagh, 19k £77 (405), 23.5k £84 (357); A O’Kane, Kilrea, 19k £75.20 (396); Antrim Farmer, 20.5k £79.50 (388), 23k £80.00 (348); T Shiels, Kilrea, 22k £82.20 (374); K Galbraith, Coleraine, 22k £81.50 (371), 25k £87 (348), 25k £84.50 (338); D Logan, Rasharkin, 22k £80.20 (365); A Blair, Macosquin, 22k £80 (364); Ballymena Farmer, 22.5k £82 (364); N Madden, Claudy, 24k £86.50 (360), 26k £88 (338); R Brown, Garvagh, 23.5k £84 (357); F McClure, Ballymoney, 22.5k £80 (356); L Reid, Coleraine, 24k £85 (354); Armstrong Farms, Kilrea, 23.5k £83 (353), 24k £82 (342); J Rainey, Kilrea, 24k £84.60 (353); D Wylie, Rasharkin, 23k £80 (348); Ballymena Farmer, 24.5k £85 (347); W Mitchell, Kilrea, 24.5k £84.40 (345); S Mulholland, Maghera, 24.5k £84.50 (345); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 25k £86 (344); Bellaghy Farmer, 21k £72.20 (344); A Booth, Stewartstown, 24.5k £84 (343), 24k £82 (342); Ballymena Farmer, 25k £85 (340); G & T Hogg, Kilrea, 26k £88 (339); Garvagh Farmer, 26k £87.50 (337);

Fat Ewes: 20 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Ewes to £91.00 (Few Quality Lots on Offer)

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9.00 am.

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday, 16th December to a top of £1670; M Stewart-Moore, Ballycastle, Calved Heifer to £1670; WTA Kelso, Portglenone, Calved Heifers to £1530, £1470; G Young, Ballymena, Calved Heifers to £1420, £1200; I Watson, Cookstown, Calved Heifers to £1370, £1160; T & J Mackey, Ballyclare, Calved Heifers to £1350, £1340; WJ & S Dunlop, Ballymoney, Calved Heifer £1260; D Johnston, Magherafelt, Calved Heifer £1250.

A smaller entry of over 130 stock on Wednesday 17th December at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Fat Cows to £920, Steers to £1195, Heifers to £920

Fat Cows: (40 on offer, flying trade ~ more required) JE & S Bloomfield, Portglenone, 560k Fri £840 (150), £650 (114); T McCracken, Bellarena, 650k Lim £890 (137), 740k AA £910 (123), 660k Lim £790 (120); O Shiels, Kilrea, 700k Par £920 (131), 710k Lim £905 (128), 640k Sal £770 (120); G McKeever, Toome, 520k Lim £660 (127); R Doherty, Coleraine, 550k Lim £650 (118); R Boyd, Garvagh, 650k FKV £720 (111); A & S Hall, Macosquin, 700k Fri £750 (107).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required: B Moore, Garvagh, 800k Her Bull £1820 (228).

Heifers: Bushmills Farmer, 300k DAQ £690 (230), 350k £745 (213), 360k CH £752 (209), 440k Lim £897 (204), 400k BB £800 (200); Kilrea Farmer, 320k Lim £715 (223), 340k CH £745 (219); E McSorley, Draperstown, 330k Lim £675 (205); G McKeever, Toome, 420k Lim £800 (191).

Steers: Bushmills Farmer, 400k Lim £952 (238), 370k £800 (216), 340k BB £720 (212), 425k AA £865 (204); Kilrea Farmer, 350k BB £820 (234); J McGoldrick, Kilrea, 500k CH £1142 (228), 470k £1055 (225), 460k £1000 (217), 570k Lim £1165 (204); D O’Kane, Swatragh, 390k Lim £885 (227), 530k £1052 (199); Airfield Enterprises, Toome, 465k AA £1025 (220); Kilrea Farmer, 320k Lim £700 (219), 350k £700 (200); T & D Duffin,Toomebridge, 440k Lim £965 (219), 580k Lim £1185 (204), 610k Her £1195 (196); M McShane, L’Derry, 500k Lim £1060 (212), 440k £930 (211), 530k £1090 (206); Kilrea Farmer, 470k CH £985 (210), 520k Lim £1030 (198), 480k £930 (194); J Booth, Magherafelt, 540k AA £1095 (203), 550k £1098 (200), 580k £1135 (196), 570k £1100 (193); T Henry, Maghera, 570k AA £1140 (200).

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