MARTS: Kilrea

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A good entry of 200 calves and 60 weanlings on Thursday 24th September, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: Coleraine farmer FKV £365, £282, AA £265; WJ and WK Shiels, Maghera, AA £360; RD McWhirter, Glarryford, BB £355; Claudy Farmer, BB £352, Par £292, AA £290, Par £218, £200; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £350; WTA Kelso, Portglenone, Lim £350, BB £278, Lim £220; Randalstown farmer, Her £347; C Keane and Sons, Moneymore, BB £342, AA £265, Lim £200; N Quigley, Dungiven, Lim £340; R Cunningham, Aghadowey, Her £332, £305; A Gaston, Glarryford, Her £330; W Alcorn, Limavady, AA £315; I Calvin, Macosquin, FKV £285, £276; S Kirkpatrick, Ballymoney, BB £278; C Kelly, Draperstown, Lim £275; T McAuley, Ballymoney, Lim £275; W Simpson, Cullybackey, AA £275; H Allen, Bendooragh, FKV £272, £255; Drumabest Farms, BB £200.

Heifer calves: Coleraine farmer, Sim £370; WJ and WK Shiels, Maghera, BB £310, AA £300, BB £262; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £290; WTA Kelso, Portglenone, Lim £285; R Cunningham, Aghadowey, BB £275, £270; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £228; P Brown, Clough, AA £200; J Forsythe, Moneymore, Her £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £142.

Weanlings/suck calves: 60 on offer this with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of around 700 on Monday 28th September met a steady trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.28 per kg and £70.00 per head. Ewes to £90.

Lambs: J O’Kane, Dungiven, 16k £52.50 (328), 18k £55 (306); K Galbraith, Coleraine, 20.5k £57.50 (281), 22.5k £63 (280); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 22.5k £63.20 (281); T and W Taylor, Ballymoney, 24k £67.50 (281); A Blair, Macosquin, 22k £61.50 (280); E Hegarty, Coleraine, 25k £70 (280); S McGovern, Cookstown, 19k £53.20 (280); JR and SJA Pollock, Coleraine, 22.5k £62.80 (279); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 25k £69.50 (278); W McIlrath, Kilrea, 23k £64 (278); A Jeffers, Coleraine, 22k £61 (277); M McClenaghan, Ballymoney, 17.5k £48.50 (277); A Clarke, Randalstown, 22.5k £62.20 (276); J Cousley, Magherafelt, 22.5k £62 (276); A Cassidy, Coleraine, 19k £52.50 (275), 23.5k £64 (272); K Clyde, Garvagh, 22k £60.50 (275); P Brown, Ballycastle, 23k £63 (274); N Gibson, Tobermore, 23k £63 (274); R Watton, Ballymoney, 23.5k £64.40 (274); J Higgins, Garvagh, 23.5k £64.20 (273); C Bolton, Swatragh, 23k £62.50 (272); Kilrea Farmer, 23.5k £64 (272); J Christie, Dunloy, 23.5k £64 (272); M Morrison, Ballymoney, 23.5k £63.80 (272); DJ Garvin, Garvagh, 22k £59.50 (271); F O’Kane, Swatragh, 22k £59.70 (271); GR Wallace, Kilrea, 22k £59.50 (271); G Kerr, Coleraine, 21.5k £58 (270).

Fat ewes: 90 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £70.

Ewes to £90.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A super entry of 90 dairy stock on Tuesday 29th September met a good steady trade to a top of £1410.

T Buchanan, Clough, calved heifer to £1410, second calver £1300, calved cow £1170; S Chestnutt, Ballymoney, calved cow £1370; SP Taylor, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1340, £1260, third calver £1070; J Suffern, Crumlin, calved heifers to £1280, calved Ayr heifers to £1190, £1150, £1090; A and R Donaghy, Dungannon, calved heifer £1240; R Givan, Dungannon, calved heifer £1240; J Surgenor, Dervock, calved heifer £1020.

A super entry of 400 stock on Wednesday 30th September at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1395, heifers to £1300, fat cows to £1130.

Fat cows: (80 on offer, flying trade – more required).

A Paul, Maghera, 650k Fr £970 (149), 860k Her £1080 (126), 770k Her £952 (124), 690k Fr £800 (116); M McKenna, Maghera, 600k Lim £850 (142); S Kelly, Kilrea, 750k Lim £1040 (139); S Carmichael, Dungiven, 700k Lim £950 (136); Kilrea Farmer, 520k CH £685 (132); D McKay, Ballymena, 770k Lim £990 (129); Ballymena Farmer, 750k Lim £940 (125), 750k DAQ £850 (113); R Kane, Ballintoy, 710k Lim £870 (123); T Buchanan, Clough, 560k Fr £685 (122); S Eaton, Dungiven, 930k Her £1130 (122); D McCaughey, Randalstown, 510k SH £600 (118); AC Carmichael, Dungiven, 570k DAQ £655 (115); Randalstown Farmer, 570k Lim £650 (114); W Campbell, Ballymoney, 530k Fr £600 (113).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

W Overend, Bellaghy, Lim cow with CH bull calf £1650, AA cow with CH bull calf £1610, BB cow with CH bull calf £1475, Lim cow with CH heifer calf £1385, Her cow with CH bull calf £1280; M Birt, Portglenone, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1570; WB McKinney, Finvoy, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1305, Lim cow with Lim heifer calf £1260, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1130, CH cow with Lim heifer calf £1035.

Heifers: F Duffin, Toomebridge, 380k CH £800 (211); A Andrews, Castlerock, 410k CH £860 (210), 445k £927 (208), 450k £935 (208), 410k Lim £845 (206), 480k £950 (198), 480k AA £940 (196); J Forsythe, Moneymore, 510k CH £1070 (210), 530k £1095 (207), 630k £1270 (202); D and A Lamont, Portglenone, 430k Lim £888 (207), 470k CH £950 (202), 420k £845 (201); L Douglas, Aghanloo, 580k DAQ £1190 (205); D McKay, Ballymena, 350k Lim £712 (203); G Douglas, Aghanloo, 580k DAQ £1170 (202), 600k £1170 (195); RC and JC Watson, Rasharkin, 450k Lim £910 (202); W Crawford, Garvagh, 350k Her £692 (198); P Fullan, Toomebridge, 400k Lim £780 (195).

Steers: P and C Martin, Dunloy, 430k CH £990 (230), 450k £995 (221), 430k £927 (216), 480k £985 (205), 500k CH £1000 (200), 440k £880 (200); D McKay, Ballymena, 250k Lim £560 (224), 330k SH £730 (221), 260k Lim £552 (212), 300k £607 (202), 310k £620 (200); A Andrews, Castlerock, 400k CH £890 (223), 440k £975 (222), 420k £900 (214), 410k £870 (212), 430k £910 (212), 430k Lim £900 (209), 460k CH £930 (202), 400k £805 (201), 440k BB £860 (196); Coleraine Farmer, 600k Par £1332 (222), 570k BB £1250 (219), 590k CH £1215 (206), 620k £1245 (201); M Glass, Maghera, 380k CH £830 (218); A Lindsay, Coleraine, 480k Lim £1035 (216), 490k £1055 (215), 480k CH £990 (206), 470k Lim £970 (206), 520k CH £1070 (206), 540k Lim £1075 (199); RC and JC Watson, Rasharkin, 480k Lim £1005 (209), 530k £1100 (208), 510k £1055 (207), 510k £1028 (202); T Shiels, Kilrea, 410k Lim £850 (207), 400k CH £825 (206), 440k Lim £895 (203), 380k £770 (203), 400k £800 (200); A Henry, Finvoy, 600k Lim £1200 (200); C George, Dungiven, 430k CH £860 (200).

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