MARTS: Kilrea

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A super entry of 920 on Monday 20th July met a steady trade throughout as outside influences continue to put a strain on the sheep industry. However quality lambs and ewes realised premium prices.

Lambs ranged mostly from £59 to £64, 264 ppkg to 288 ppkg, with also a strong trade for lighter forward store lambs realising from £53 to £57.

Ewes met an easier trade throughout with ewes selling to top of £74.

A good entry of 21 dairy stock on Tuesday 21st July met a good steady trade with calved heifers to a top of £1460 and £1400 from MS W and D Campbell, Coleraine.

A good entry of over 200 stock on Wednesday 22nd July at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1395, heifers to £1285, fat cows to £1280.

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

Coleraine farmer, 510k £840 (165); M Smyth, Macosquin, 800k Ch £1280 (160), 700k £1040 (149), 680k £960 (141); Limavady farmer, 570k £852 (150), 440k £658 (150), 660k £920 (139), 610k £820 (134); G Canning, Limavady, 490k £690 (141), 660k £905 (137); T Taylor, Garvagh, 620k £870 (140); T McCracken, Limavady, 620k Lim £805 (130), 610k £780 (128), 600k £740 (123); S Taylor, Coleraine, 610k Fr £760 (125); Maghera farmer, 490k FR £605 (124); M McLeister, Portglenone, 570k FKV £650 (114).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Coleraine farmer, Her cow with calf at foot £1160.

Heifers: C Mullaghan, Rasharkin, 290k Lim £702 (242), 345k £788 (228); Bellaghy farmer, 460k Lim £1080 (235), 390k £905 (232); Ballymoney farmer, 520k BB £1180 (227), 580k £1285 (222), 515k £1125 (218), 510k £1080 (212); A and D Gillan, Ballymoney, 490k Sim £1090 (222), 550k £1170 (213), 510k £1060, (208); T Taylor, Garvagh, 430k AA £950 (221); N Blair, Limavady, 360k Lim £788 (219), 350k £752 (215), 330k £695 (211); W Millen, Garvagh, 340k Ch £740 (218); J Whyte, Portglenone, 390k Lim £832 (213), 380k £800 (211), 500k £1032 (206); G Bolton, Maghera, 310k AA £655 (211).

Steers: Ballymena farmer, 350k Ch £845 (241); C Mullaghan, rasharkin, 360k Lim £850 (236); R McShane, Ballymoney, 520k Ch £1218 (234), 560k £1185 (212); Coleraine farmer, 600k AA £1300 (217), 460k £980 (213); D Kelly, Limavady, 570k £1230 (216), 630k £1357 (215), 630k £1350 (214), 620k £1325 (214), 630k £1320 (210); J McDevitt, Limavady, 510k Ch £1090 (214), 500k £1065 (213), 550k £1155 (210); Magherafelt farmer, 380k AA £800 (211); R Bloomfield, Kilrea, 510k AA £1065 (209).

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