Latest price round-up from Kilrea

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A super entry of 280 calves on Thursday, 4th August, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: Coleraine Farmer, AA £390, £330; Stewartstown Farmer, AA £360, Her £295, £218; P McVey, Moneymore, BB £335; Greysteel Farmer, BB £312, AA £240; R & D Irwin, Dervock, Her £310, 226; W Hanna, Armoy, AA £305, £252; R Armstrong, Kilrea, AA £266; Cookstown Farmer, AA £260, £226; G & EM Pollock, Ballymoney, MB £250; J Forsythe, Moneymore, Her £248, A & D Porte, Ballyronan, AA £246; J Junkin, Bellaghy, AA £242, £216; Antrim Farmer, Lim £240; Glarryford Farmer, BB £230; A Gregg, Glarryford, Her £230; Fairmount Farms, Sim £225; Magherafelt Farmer, AA £220; I Small, Ahoghill, BB £215, £212; I Love, Limavady, BB £210; M & H Gilmour, Ballymoney, MB £208; D Hemphill, Armoy, Sim £205.

Heifer calves: Coleraine Farmer, AA £365; F McClure, Garvagh, AA £355, Lim £340, £260; Fairmount Farms, Claudy, BB £270, CH £260; R & D Irwin, Dervock, Her £270, £220; J Beattie, Finvoy, Lim £258; Greysteel Farmer, BB £245; P McVey, Moneymore, BB £245, Sim £232, BB £202; Antrim Farmer, Lim £240, £230; R Gillespie, Ahoghill, Lim £235; J Close, BB £220; A Gregg, Glarryford, Her £220.

Friesian Calves

Super Trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £100.

Weanlings/Suck Calves

130 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 520 on Monday, 8th August met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.56 per Kg and £93.00 per Head. Ewes to £80.00. More required!

Lambs: H Wilson, Cullybackey, 22.5k £80 (356); RC & JC Watson, Rasharkin, 22k £78 (355); J Sloan, Rasharkin, 23k £81.50 (354); R Cole, Macosquin, 22.5k £79.50 (353);

H McErlean, Portglenone, 21k £73.50 (350); G Graham, Macosquin, 21.5k £75 (349); E Steele, Portglenone, 23.5k £82 (349), 23k £78.20 (340); JW Carson, Cloughmills, 23k £80 (348); D McFerran, Rasharkin, 22.5k £78 (347), 23.5k £80 (340), 23.5k £78.50 (334); A Parkhill, Ballymoney, 22.5k £78 (347); N McLenaghan, Garvagh, 22.5k £77.50 (344); J Kirk, Ballymoney, 24.5k £84 (343); MT Calderwood, Rasharkin, 21.5k £73.50 (342); D McAdoo, Moneymore, 24k £82 (342); T Smyth, Kilrea, 22.5k £77 (342); P McAtamney, Ballymoney, 19.5k £66.50 (341); JA McNeill, Coleraine, 24k £81.70 (340).

Fat Ewes: 215 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £80. Heavy lambs to £93.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A smaller entry of dairy stock on Tuesday, 9th August met a good steady trade. More dairy stock required! Good demand!

A smaller entry of 180 stock on Wednesday, 10th August at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade! Steers to £1328, Heifers to £948, Fat Cows £1055.

Fat Cows: (50 on offer, flying trade ~ more required): M McCamphill, Dunloy, 440k Sim £685 (156); Maghera Farmer, 750k Her £1055 (141); W Johnston, Maghera, 760k AA £985 (130); M Kelso, Upperlands, 750k Her £965 (129); Moneymore Farmer, 600k Lim £720 (120).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: R Cole, Macosquin, 350k Lim £820 (234), 390k CH £785 (201), 330k £640 (194), 410k AA £780 (190); J McCracken, Limavady, 410k CH £840 (205), 470k £945 (201), 400k £802 (201), 370k £715 (193); Limavady Farmer, 340k Lim £665 (196); M Oliver, Kilrea, 410k CH £795 (194); A McGuckian, Dunloy, 480k Lim £915 (191).

Steers: Upperlands Farmer, 580k AA £1170 (202); M Maxwell, Upperlands, 660k Lim £1328 (201), 630k £1200 (191); A Henry, Finvoy, 540k Lim £1080 (200), 480k AA £940 (196); R Savage, Magherafelt, 540k CH £1082 (200); M Oliver, Kilrea, 470k Lim £920 (196), 480k CH £930 (194).

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

HA McIlrath & Sons Ltd