MARTS: Kilrea

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A super entry of 220 calves on Thursday 8th January met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of 40 weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £407, £390, £385, £360, AA £290; Finvoy Farmer, Lim £402, £367, AA £325, Lim £315, £312; D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £395; A Gaston, Glarryford, Her £350; J McElheran, Stranocum, BB £350, £322, £300, Lim £305, BB £275, £235; T Faith, Limavady, Lim £345, Hol £212; D Scott, Coleraine, BB £342; Ballymena Farmer, AA £300, £200; W Armstrong, Garvagh, Her £290; RA Kyle & Sons, Culnady, Lim £290; Eglinton Farmer, CH £290; J Allen, Limavady, FKV £272; J Close, Rasharkin, Lim £265, £245, AA £232; I Semple, Dungiven, Her £240, £225, BB £202; I Small, Ahoghill, AA £240; D Connell, Claudy, Lim £230, £225, £200; B & P Regan, Desertmartin, Fr £218; J McNeilly, Toomebridge, Her £216; J Reid, Kilraughts, Fr £216; W Wylie, Dunloy, FKV £215; R Gillespie, Ahoghill, Lim £212; G & EM Pollock, Ballymoney, MB £207; D & R Alexander, Clough, Her £200.

Heifer calves: K Doherty, Dunloy, BB £390; R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £372, AA £250; T Faith, Limavady, Lim £358; Finvoy Farmer, Lim £355, £312, MB £295, £250; D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £342; A Gaston, Glarryford, Her £326; J McElheran, Stranocum, BB £318, £315, £292, £240; D Connell, Claudy, Lim £242; J McClure, Ballymoney, AA £230; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £230; I Small, Ahoghill, AA £200; J Close, Rasharkin, Lim £192.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £216

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 smaller entry of just over 400 on Monday 12th January met a good steady trade. Quality lambs and ewes realised premium prices. Lambs to £3.92 per Kg and £87.50 per head.

Lambs: C McClafferty, Armoy, 18k £70.50 (392), 24.5k £85 (347); M Smyth, Macosquin, 18k £70.50 (392), 24k £84 (350); T Workman, Coagh, 22k £84.20 (383); I McAleese, Aghadowey, 20.5k £78.20 (381); J Kane, Armoy, 22k £82.50 (375); E Hegarty, Blackhill, 23k £85 (370); M Burton, Limavady, 20.5k £75.50 (368); M Hepburn, Magherafelt, 21.5k £78.80 (367); Garvagh Farmer, 22k £80 (364); S & B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 20.5k £74.40 (363); D Wylie, Rasharkin, 21.5k £77 (358); H McErlean, Portglenone, 23.5k £84 (357); G McEldowney, Draperstown, 23.5k £83.40 (355); J Hegarty, Ballmoney, 25k £85 (340).

Plenty of heavy lambs from £85 to £87.50.

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

Ewes to £117.00 (few quality lots on offer)

Rams to £103.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9am.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 13th January to a top of £1570; JC Smyth, Castlerock, Calved Heifers to £1570, £1200; M Stewart-Moore, Ballycastle, Calved Heifers to £1480, £1280; T & J Mackey, Ballyclare, 2nd Calver £1420; A & R Donaghy, Dungannon, Calved Heifers to £1240.

A small entry of stock on Wednesday 14th January at Kilrea, due to the bad weather conditions, steers to £1140, Heifers to £1145

Fat cows: (15 on offer, flying trade – more required). Fat cows to £1100: R Steele, Bushmills, 720k Hol £1065 (148), 770k £1100 (143), 640k £830 (130); D & D Wright, Magherafelt, 670k CH £828 (124).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: T Shiels, Kilrea, 290k CH £745 (257), 320k £635 (198); G Rea, Ballymoney, 330k Lim £780 (236); J M McErlean, Kilrea, 540k Lim £1145 (212); S Jackson, Bellaghy, 390k Lim £812 (208), 430k Sim £878 (204), 420k CH £855 (204), 370k Sim £748 (202).

Steers: G Rea, Ballymoney, 330k Lim £768 (233), 320k £680 (213), 400k £800 (200); Magherafelt Farmer, 470k CH £950 (202), 420k £830 (198), 500k Sim £980 (196); Kilrea Farmer, 390k Lim £876 (225).