MARTS: Kilrea

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A super entry of 180 calves on Thursday 27th November met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of 40 weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: RJ McCullough, Glenwherry, Sim £465, £420, £410; R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £365, £355; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £350, £322, £302; RJ Shiels, Garvagh, Her £338, Lim £325; D and M McAleese, Aghadowey, BB £332; GI Wallace, Upperlands, Lim £310; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £280; D Hemphill, Armoy, Her £272; J Close, Portglenone, AA £255; D and R Alexander, Clough, Lim £250; I Small, Ahoghill, BB £232.

Heifer calves

R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £332, £315; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £265, £262; RJ Shiels, Garvagh, Lim £235; I Small, Ahoghill, BB £218.

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

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 approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of just over 500 on Monday 1st December met a good steady trade. Quality lambs and ewes realised premium prices. Lambs to £3.90 per kg and £87.50 per head.

Lambs: J McNeill, Coleraine, 19.5k £76 (390), 21k £77.60 (370); J Higgins, Ringsend, 21k £78.60 (374); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 21k £76 (362); I Stewart, Ballymoney, 21k £76 (362); DW Bristow, Portglenone, 21.5k £77.50 (361); JF Linton, Blackhill, 22.5k £80 (356); S Black, Garvagh, 22k £77.50 (352); J Christie, Ballymoney, 21.5k £75.70 (352); H McErlean, Portglenone, 22k £77.20 (351); A Cooper, Garvagh, 22k £77 (350), 24k £82 (342), 23k £77.50 (337), 17k £54 (318); Gilmore and Co, Boveedy, 24k £83.60 (348); E Steele, Portglenone, 20k £69.50 (348); S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 19k £66 (347); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 24k £83 (346); N Wallace, Ballymena, 25k £86.50 (346); F McClure, Ballymoney, 25k £85 (340); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 24.5k £83 (339), 24k £81 (338); W Johnston, Maghera, 24.5k £83 (339); N Madden, Claudy, 25.5k £86.20 (338); W Peden, Dervock, 25.5k £85 (333).

Fat ewes: 40 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Ewes to £75.50 (few quality lots on offer).

Rams to £78.00.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 2nd December to a top of £1700.

W Orr, Culcrum, Batch of Calved Heifers to £1700, £1520, Springing Heifers to £1240, £1170; B McAfee, Aghadowey, Calved Heifer £1450; R McLean and Sons, Dungannon, Calved Heifers to £1300, £1240, £1200.

A smaller entry of over 140 stock on Wednesday 3rd December at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, fat cows to £1145, steers to £1230, heifers to £1150.

Fat cows: (50 on offer, flying trade – more required).

J Hunter, Macosquin, 600k Lim £970 (162); T McCracken, Bellarena, 710k Lim £1145 (161), 710k £950 (134); JR Keatley, Magherafelt, 630k Lim £970 (154), 660k BB £760 (115); W Bradley, Swatragh, 730k Lim £925 (127), 720k £860 (119), 720k £755 (105); J O’Kane, Garvagh, 650k Lim £825 (127); J Smyrl, Kilrea, 930k AA £1130 (122), 980k £1130 (115); A and S Hall, Macosquin, 560k Fr £665 (119), 630k £650 (103), 680k Sim £700 (103); D Rafferty, Garvagh, 670k Lim £730 (109).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

W and I Caldwell, Glarryford, 710k Ped AA Bulls to £1460 (206), 680k £1350 (199).

Heifers: JE and S Bloomfield, Portglenone, 265k Lim £590 (223); G Boyce, Garvagh, 520k Lim £1100 (212), 570k BB £1150 (202); F and A McGowan, Dunloy, 260k Par £550 (212); S Smyth, Bushmills, 330k Lim £692 (210), 380k £772 (203); D Strathern, Bellaghy, 540k Lim £1105 (205), 480k £960 (200), 510k £1020 (200), 470k £935 (199); McKinney Bros, Maghera, 430k Lim £872 (203); I Smyth, Bushmills, 400k Lim £790 (198).

Steers: F and A McGowan, Dunloy, 180k Par £470 (261); P McVey, Moneymore, 270k Lim £585 (217); G McKeever, Toome, 390k AA £825 (212), 370k Lim £760 (205); R Campbell, Killykergan, 600k Lim £1192 (199).