Latest prices from the rings at Kilrea

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A super entry of 240 calves and 90 weanlings on Thursday, 12th November, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer. Bull calves: M Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £365, Her £330; R Bredin, L’Derry, Lim £380, £335; Maghera Farmer, Lim £360, Sim £360; S Oliver, Drumsurn, Lim £360; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £330, £325, £290; T Harbison, Aghadowey, AA £305; J Junkin, Bellaghy, AA £335, £305, £265; M Currie, Ballymoney, BB £300, Her £290, BB £242; NC & C Smyth, Glenwherry, FKV £292, £285; J Close, Portglenone, Fri £278, £210; JV Ramsey, Aghadowey, Lim £242; J & S Linton, Coleraine, BB £206.

Heifer Calves: S Chestnutt, Ballymoney, BB £260; J Junkin, Bellaghy, AA £262, £250; S Booth, Ballymoney, BB £260; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £255; R Chambers, Ballycastle, Lim £245; W Campbell, Magherafelt, DAQ £200.

Friesian Calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £278.

Weanlings/Suck Calves

90 on offer this with more required to satisfy demand, being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of around 440 on Monday, 16th November met a steady trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.22 per Kg and £76.00 per Head. Ewes to £80.00

Lambs: P McAtasney, Kilrea, 18k £58 (322), 16k £50.50 (316), 23.5k £66.50 (283); M Cunning, Glarryford, 19k £60 (316), 21.5k £63.20 (294); S McCahon, Aghadowey, 20k £63 (315); S Bonnar, Kilrea, 21k £64.50 (307), 23k £68.80 (299); P Diamond, Maghera, 20k £61 (305); P O’Neill, Kilrea, 19k £57 (300); L McKinley, Portstewart, 21.5k £63 (293); H McErlean, Portglenone, 23k £67 (291); G Rees, Rasharkin, 23.5k £67.50 (287); J O’Hagan, Draperstown, 22k £63 (286); W McKay, Glarryford, 23k £65.50 (285); D Wylie, Rasharkin, 23k £65.50 (285); P Brown, Ballycastle, 22.5k £64 (284); P & R Sleeman, Limavady, 21.5k £61 (284); McIlrath Farms, 24k £67.80 (283); T Smyth, Kilrea, 22.5k £64 (284), 24k £68 (283); R Kennedy, Macosquin, 24.5k £69 (282).

Fat Ewes: 40 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £76.00. Ewes to £80. Brisk demand for all types on offer. All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9.00 am.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday, 17th November met a good steady trade to a top of £1200.

S Taylor, Macosquin, Calved Heifers to £1200, £1160; S Henry, Macosquin, Calved Heifer £1200; B Kelso, Maghera, Calved Cow £1100.

A good entry of 260 stock on Wednesday, 18th November at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1300, Heifers to £1158, Fat Cows to £1185.

Fat Cows: (45 on offer, flying trade ~ more required): R Cole, Macosquin, 630k CH £900 (143), 590k Sim £670 (114); S Griffin, Toomebridge, 840k DAQ £1185 (141); A Patterson, Ballyronan, 780k Lim £1100 (141); L Marron, Portglenone, 640k Lim £895 (140); S Connolly, Portglenone, 580k Fr £770 (133); A Gordon, Portglenone, 630k Fr £800 (127), 610k £740 (121); S Taylor, 720k Hol £895 (124); J Oliver, Limavady, 670k BB £815 (122); J Kelso, Upperlands, 590k Lim £650 (110).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required. D Shiels, Garvagh, BB Cow with Lim Bull calf at foot to £1210, Lim Cow with Lim Bull calf £1150, Lim Cow with Sim Bull calf £1100.

Heifers: G Henry, Knockloughrim, 320k CH £700 (219), 350k £760 (217); J Devlin, Coagh, 440k CH £922 (210), 460k £927 (202), 460k £900 (196), 510k £970 (190); WJ McCurdy, Ballymoney, 275k Lim £575 (209); A Gallagher, Limavady, 420k CH £870 (207); C & J Kelly, Bellarena, 410k CH £848 (207), 420k £828 (197); A Mawhinney, Bellaghy, 520k Lim £1058 (204), 520k BB £1040 (200); J Whyte, Portglenone, 410k CH £820 (200); D Whyte, 480k Sim £955 (199); W Chesney, Portglenone, 470k Lim £900 (192); R Hamilton, Castledawson, 500k Lim £960 (192), 440k £840 (191).

Steers: J Oliver, Limavady, 370k Lim £822 (222); G Henry, Knockloughrim, 320k CH £700 (219), 350k £760 (217); J Overend, Bellaghy, 410k Lim £862 (210), 420k £850 (202), 420k £845 (201), 440k £885 (201), 420k £840 (200); G Jeffers, Ballyronan, 350k CH £725 (207); D Nesbitt, Magherafelt, 390k Lim £800 (205), 420k £800 (190); N McKay, Portglenone, 360k Par £730 (203); W Millen, Garvagh, 410k AA £830 (202), 440k CH £880 (200), 430k £815 (190); G Boyce, Garvagh, 510k BB £1025 (201); C & J Kelly, Bellarena, 450k CH £900 (200), 530k Lim £1058 (200), 350k £690 (197); A McAtamney, Portglenone, 320k Lim £640 (200), 400k £788 (197); L Marron, Portglenone, 470k CH £930 (198), 490k £948 (194), 500k £957 (191); T Steele, Rasharkin, 540k CH £1065 (197), 580k £1100 (190); Ballymena Farmer, 490k CH £955 (195); J Borland, Bushmills, 500k AA £960 (192); P O’Kane, Garvagh, 320k CH £607 (190).

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

HA McIlrath & Sons Ltd