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A super entry of 200 calves on Thursday, 28th April, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: J Forsythe, Moneymore, Her £420, £335,£300; S Kirkpatrick, Ballymoney, BB £338; M Cochrane, Mosside, AA £325, £290; M Armstrong, Garvagh, CH £312; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £306, £280; R Gillespie, Ahoghill, Lim £300; Kilrea Farmer, Lim £295, £285; Finvoy Farmer, CG £280; M Kelso, Portglenone, Her £280; J McCook, Ballymoney, MB £270, £245, Fri £207; J McClelland, Limavady, BB £270; G & EM Pollock, Ballymoney, MB £262, £222, £214; TJA Kennedy, Cullybackey, Par £260; WJ & S Dunlop, Ballymoney, Her £258; J Killen, Campsie, FKV £230; D Johnston, Castledawson, Her £226; S Clarke, Maghera, AA £218.

Heifer calves: S Kirkpatrick, Ballymoney, BB £340, Hol £255; J Forsythe, Moneymore, Lim £310, FKV £275; A Gregg, Glarryford, FKV £280, M Kelso, Portglenone, Lim £275, £245, Sim £205; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £272; I Anderson, Rasharkin, AA £250; J McClelland, Limavady, BB £242; A Evans, Dungiven, ST £232, £200; J McCook, Ballymoney, MB £228, £200; W Cochrane, Macosquin, Her £200; J Killen, Campsie, FKV £200; M Cochrane, Mosside, AA £215, £207, BB £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £207.

Weanlings/suck calves: 30 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approx. 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of around 260 on Monday, 2nd May met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £4.26 per Kg and £98.00 per Head. Ewes to £103.00 More required.

Lambs: E Denvir, Randalstown, 23k £98 (426); Portstewart Farmer, 20k £81.50 (408); J McKay, Ballymoney, 21.5k £85.20 (396); A Booth, Stewartstown, 21.5k £85 (395); M Sherrard, Ballykelly, 20.5k £81 (395); E Dallas, Stewartstown, 21k £82.50 (393); JC Henry, Coleraine, 22.5k £87.40 (388); D McCloskey, Kilrea, 21.5k £83.50 (388); T Smyth, Kilrea, 19k £73 (384); J McKay, Ballymoney, 24k £92 (383), 23k £87 (378); RC & JC Watson, Rasharkin, 23k £87 (378); A Booth, Stewartstown, 22.5k £86 (382).

Fat Ewes: 80 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £103.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A super entry of 75 dairy stock on Tuesday, 3rd May met a good steady trade to a top of £1240.

R Orr, Culcrum, Calved Heifer £1240.

A super entry of 395 stock on Wednesday, 4th May at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1180, Heifers to £1100.00 Fat Cows to £1080.

Fat Cows: (55 on offer, flying trade ~ more required): Claudy Farmer, 670k Lim £1080 (161); Henry Farms, Armoy, 590k Sal £850 (144); O McDevitt, Bellarena, 530k Par £765 (144), 600k CH £830 (138), 600k Lim £825 (138), 660k £880 (133); W & P McCallion, Portglenone, 630k Lim £890 (141), 550k £775 (141); Claudy Farmer, 540k Sim £750 (139), 640k £875 (137); M McNeill, Cushendun, 640k Lim £868 (136); R Gamble, Ballymoney, 600k Lim £805 (134); J Smyth, Limavady, 760k CH £1000 (132); S Gregg, Glarryford, 530k Her £680 (128); W Doherty, Articlave, 630k AA £785 (125); Stewartstown Farmer, 520k Sim £640 (123); J McNeill, Coleraine, 580k Fri £690 (119); Kilrea Farmer, 600k Fri £705 (118); Rasharkin Farmer, 870k Fri £1025 (118); Kilrea Farmer, 560k BGA Bull £690 (123),

Suckler stock: Quality lots required: Claudy Farmer, Lim Heifer with Lim Heifer calf at foot £1380, Lim Cow with BB Bull calf £1155; W McKendry, Cullybackey, Batch of Springing Lim Cows in calf BB Bull to £1125, £1075; Kilrea Farmer, Springing Lim Cow in calf Lim Bull to £1050; W Crawford, Garvagh, Her Bulls to £1800.

Heifers: S Quigg, Garvagh, 180k CH £420 (233), 345k £735 (213), 280k £570 (204); Henry Farms, Armoy, 290k CH £665 (229), 340k £740 (218), 300k Lim £640 (213), 285k CH £600 (211), 330k £690 (209); F & A McGowan, Dunloy, 255k Sim £570 (224), 230k Par £450 (196); C & J Kelly, Bellarena, 450k Lim £950 (211), 370k CH £745 (201); J Higgins, Garvagh, 300k Lim £620 (207); Kilrea Farmer, 340k CH £700 (206), 450k £880 (196); Bendooragh Farmer, 330k CH £680 (206); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 310k Lim £630 (203); Coleraine Farmer, 300k Lim £600 (200); M Smyth, Macosquin, 420k CH £835 (199), 410k £810 (198); Kilrea Farmer, 340k CH £675 (199); R McCaw, Ballycastle, 350k CH £682 (195); F McNeilly, Glarryford, 460k DAQ £895 (195).

Steers: P & C Martin, Dunloy, 410k CH £975 (238), 410k £940 (229), 400k £905 (226), 430k £955 (222), 420k £870 (207), 440k £870 (198); D Semple, Dungiven, 350k CH £820 (234), 340k £750 (221); R McCaw, Ballycastle, 350k CH £795 (227), 360k £782 (217), 330k £670 (203); A Patterson, Magherafelt, 370k CH £830 (224), 350k £700 (200); A Goudy, Newtownards, 230k CH £500 (217), 240k Lim £510 (213), 290k £575 (198); S Hyndman, Maghera, 320k Her £680 (213); S Quigg, Garvagh, 280k CH £585 (209), 360k £735 (204); J Tohill, Kilrea, 400k Lim £830 (208), 490k £1000 (204), 410k £815 (199); B McAllister, Cookstown, 480k Lim £990 (206), 500k £980 (196), 480k AA £940 (196); F McNeilly, Glarryford, 400k Lim £800 (200), 330k £650 (197).

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

HA McILrath & Sons Ltd