MARTS: Kilrea

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A good entry of 190 calves on Thursday 3rd September, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves:

R Callan, Greysteel, DAQ £345, FKV £280; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £330, £306;

T Faith, Limavady, AA £322; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £310, £282; W Overend, Bellaghy, CH £310; J Forsythe, Moneymore, Her £308, Her £262; S and M Warwick, Ballyclare, FKV £302, Lim £255; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £296; S Kirkpatrick, Ballymoney, BB £292; S Connolly, Portglenone, AA £290; A McMurray, Dungiven, FKV £280, £225; Ballymoney Farmer, Her £262; R Bell, Portglenone, FKV £240; J and I Jamison, Coleraine, Lim £205.

Heifer calves:

Maghera Farmer, Lim £380; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £262; T Calderwood, Glarryford, Her £260; D Stevens, Garvagh, Her £245; Ballymoney Farmer, Her £218.

Friesian calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £190.

Weanlings/suck calves

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

A smaller entry of 480 on Monday 7th September met a steady trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.18 per Kg and £71.00 per head. Ewes to £80.00.

Lambs:

D Logan, Rasharkin, 18k £57.20 (318), 26.5k £71 (268); B Moore, Garvagh, 20k £59.50 (298); M Cunning, Glarryford, 22k £63.80 (290); RA Kelly, Coleraine, 21.5k £62.20 (289); R Kennedy, Macosquin, 22k £63.20 (287); H Wilson, Cullybackey, 22k £62.80 (286); T and J Leeke, Aghadowey, 23k £65.50 (285); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 23k £65 (283); G Hyndman, Maghera, 19.5k £55.20 (283); S Montgomery, Dunloy, 20.5k £58 (283); A Henry, Antrim, 23.5k £66 (281); SJ Smyth, Randalstown, 23.5k £66 (281); W McIlroy, Cullybackey, 20k £56 (280); M McVicker, Ballycastle, 22.5k £63 (280); R Cole, Macosquin, 23.5k £65.50 (279); N Graham, Cullybackey, 20.5k £57.20 (279); T McGilligan, Drumsurn, 21.5k £60 (279), 23.5k £65 (277); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 23k £64 (278); D McFerran, Rasharkin, 23k £64 (278), 23k £63.80 (277); W Porter, Maghera, 18.5k £51.50 (278); N Wilkinson, Cookstown, 23k £64 (278); S Wilson, Randalstown, 23.5k £65.20 (277)

Fat ewes: 100 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £71.

Ewes to £80.

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 8th September met a good steady trade to a top of £1220.

A super entry of 300 stock on Wednesday 9th September at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1305, heifers to £1250, fat cows to £1010.

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

TA McCracken, Magilligan, 580k Sim £865 (149), 620k Lim £780 (126); L McAleese, Porglenone, 510k DAQ £675 (132); N McKay, Portglenone, 770k Par £1010 (131); M McLeister, Portglenone, 590k FKV £650 (110); S Casey, Cloughmills, 510k Fr £545 (107); R Hamill, Portrush, 600k Fr £630 (105).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

J Devlin, Coagh, CH cow with CH bull calf £1710, CH cow with heifer calf £1510; W Overend, Bellaghy, CH cow with CH heifer calf at foot £1180, CH cows with CH bull calves to £1130, £1060, £1050; Desertmartin farmer, Her cow with DAQ bull calf £1025.

Heifers:

J Forsythe, Moneymore, 530k CH £1250 (236), 490k £1085 (221), 560k Lim £1218 (218), 470k DAQ £1020 (217); D Kelly, Magilligan, 550k CH £1190 (216), 570k £1210 (212), 590k £1210 (205), 530k £1080 (204), 570k £1155 (203), 590k £1190 (202); Desertmartin Farmer, 370k CH £795 (215); D Fulton, Ballymoney, 390k CH £815 (209), 430k £900 (209), 450k Sim £920 (204), 440k CH £890 (202); J McGarry, Dunloy, 310k CH £645 (208), 520k £1068 (2050; A Wallace, Castlerock, 260k CH £540 (208); I Smyth, Limavady, 400k Lim £825 (206); JH Lynch, Portstewart, 410k CH £840 (205), 310k £625 (202); J Caskey, Kilrea, 570k CH £1160 (204); Ballymena Farmer, 390k Lim £790 (203)Randalstown farmer, 490k Lim £985 (201).

Steers:

C O’Connell, Ringsend, 300k CH £738 (246), 390k Lim £872 (224), 350k £778 (222), 400k £855 (214); Kilrea Farmer, 390k Lim £878 (225), 480k £997 (208); D Kelly, Magilligan, 540k CH £1207 (224), 560k £1188 (212), 570k £1200 (211), 600k £1248 (208), 610k £1265 (207), 600k £1225 (204); Garvagh Farmer, 290k CH £638 (220); O Shiels and Co, Kilrea, 380k Par £815 (215), 360k £770 (214), 420k £880 (210), 430k £902 (210), 340k £710 (209), 430k £890 (207), 300k £600 (200); S Convery, Portglenone, 360k CH £765 (213), 355k £738 (208); W Millen, Garvagh, 420k CH £896 (213), 450k £945 (210), 460k £932 (203), 330k £882 (201); Macosquin Farmer, 410k Lim £865 (211); Antrim Farmer, 430k Lim £895 (208); CJ and D Warke, Coleraine, 460k Sim £948 (206); J Lennox, Upperlands, 550k CH £1115 (203); Kilrea Farmer, 310k Sim £625 (202).

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