MARTS: Kilrea

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A good entry of 200 calves on Thursday 20th August met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves:

Rasharkin Farmer, Lim £425; Limavady Farmer, BB £407, AA £295; N Campbell, Kilrea, Lim £400, £378, £340, Her £280, £238; W O’Hara, Greysteel, Sim £400; W Campbell, Magherafelt, Lim £355; D Mulholland, Bellaghy, Lim £330, £240; Eglinton Farmer, SH £327, CH £255; C McCloskey, Eglinton, Lim £285; N Quigley, Dungiven, Lim £272, £248; J McKeown, Ballymena, FKV £270, £220; J McCook, Ballymoney, Lim £260, MB £242; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £258; G Fleming, Ballymoney, Lim £255; H Hunter, Bushmills, AA £254; G and EM Pollock, Ballymoney, MB £230; R Bell, Portglenone, FKV £222; SD Perry, Ahoghill, Hol £220.

Friesian calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £220.

Weanlings/suck calves

Quality suckler weanlings on offer. More required to satisfy demand, being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of 640 on Monday 24th August met a steady trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £2.76 per Kg and £64.50 per head. Ewes to £85.00.

Lambs:

S McEldowney, Draperstown, 18.5k £51 (276); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 21.5k £58.20 (271); RA McMaster, Garvagh, 24k £64.50 (269); P Sleeman, Limavady, 23k £61.60 (268); R Wylie, Bushmills, 23.5k £62.50 (266); RA Kelly, Coleraine, 23k £61 (265); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 23k £61 (265); TS Moon, Kilrea, 23k £61 (265); A Cooper, Garvagh, 22k £58 (264); T Shiels, Kilrea, 23.5k £62 (264); E Jamison, Macosquin, 21k £55.50 (264); RC and JC Watson, Rasharkin, 21.5k £56.50 (263); S Mulholland, Maghera, 19.5k £51 (262); L Reid, Coleraine, 23.5k £61.50 (262); H Wilson, Cullybackey, 21.5k £56 (261); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 24k £62.40 (260); A Johnston, Tobermore, 23.5k £61 (260); J Simpson, Ballymoney, 22k £57.20 (260).

Fat ewes: 200 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £64.50

Ewes to £85.00

Rams to £128.00

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of 30 dairy stock on Tuesday 25th August met a good steady trade.

R Givan, Dungannon, calved heifers to £1100; J McCook, Ballymoney, batch of calved cows to £1100; W and R Bleakly, Bushmills, calved heifers to £1005.

A good entry of over 230 stock on Wednesday 26th August at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1310, heifers to £1265, fat cows to £1270.

Fat cows: (25 on offer, flying trade - more required).

D Morrow, Macosquin, 870k CH £1270 (146), 770k £1100 (143), 790k £1080 (137), 740k £930 (126); S Smyth, Bushmills, 840k Lim £1075 (128); B Mullan, Garvagh, 550k Lim £680 (124); SP Taylor, Macosquin, 630k Hol Bulls to £870 (138), 690k £880 (128).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

R Gault, Limavady, AA Bull 860k £1260 (147); M Nelson, Upperlands, Lim Cow with BB bull calf at foot £1185; Ballymena farmer, Lim cow with bull calf at foot £1155; W Thompson, Coleraine, AA cow with bull calf at foot to £1150, £1075, £1005.

Heifers:

F Cunning, Glarryford, 450k Sim £995 (221); W Overend, Bellaghy, 310k CH £665 (215), 380k £775 (204), 370k £750 (203); O Shiels and Co, Kilrea, 530k Par £1125 (212), 390k £820 (210), 440k £910 (207); R Hammond, Desertmartin, 340k Sim £718 (211); Ballymoney Farmer, 430k DAQ £895 (208), 380k £775 (204), 420k £842 (201); J Johnston, Magherafelt, 490k AA £1000 (204); WB McKinney, Finvoy, 320k Lim £645 (202);

Steers:

R Shaw, Rasharkin, 310k Lim £772 (249), 310k £732 (236), 320k £645 (202); R Hammond, Desertmartin, 400k Sim £860 (215), 430k £920 (214), 430k £890 (207); WB McKinney, Finvoy, 370k Lim £782 (211), 380k £792 (208), 330k DAQ £685 (208), 420k BB £840 (200); S Smyth, Bushmills, 620k AA £1310 (211); D Nesbitt, Magherafelt, 410k CH £860 (210), 450k AA £907 (202); D Hunter, Ballymoney, 410k Sim £857 (209); J Boyle, Ballymoney, 310k Lim £640 (207); J Lennox, Castledawson, 600k Sim £1212 (202), 600k Lim £1208 (201); W Overend, Bellaghy, 450k CH £905 (201); J Borland, Bushmills, 490k AA £980 (200).

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