MARTS: Kilrea

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A smaller entry of 150 calves and 40 weanlings on Thursday 1st October, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: R Bredin, L’Derry, Lim £402, £400, £384, £380; Randalstown Farmer, CH £395, £280; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £312; M Mclaughlin, Dungiven, Sim £300; J Holmes, Garvagh, FKV £295; W and I Whiteside, Limavady, AA £292; W Wylie, Dunloy, FKV £260; S McMurray, Dungiven, Sim £228; C Keatley, Magherafelt, Her £200.

Heifer calves: K McAdoo, Cookstown, Lim £350; Ballymena farmer, Lim £328, £320, BB £318, Lim £290, AA £278; Randalstown, CH £325; J Holmes, Garvagh, FKV £322; R Bredin, L’Derry, Lim £285; NG and C Smyth, Glenwherry, FKV £282, £280; S McMurray, Dungiven, FKV £270, Sim £270; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £252.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £195.

Weanlings/suck calves: 40 on offer this with more required to satisfy demand.

Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of 180 calves on Friday 2nd October met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Bull calves: P Reid, Dunloy, 205k CH £612 (299), 250k CH £655 (262), 280k £675 (241), 250k Lim £575 (230), 310k CH £700 (226); S. McGill, Aghadowey, 220k CH £595 (271), 230k £572 (249), 310k £695 (224), 280k Lim £605 (216), 310k CH £625 (202), 300k £602 (201); T Wilson, Randalstown, 300k Lim £795 (265), 240k £610 (254), 290k £640 (221), 290k £630 (217); N Wylie, Portglenone, 310k Lim £800 (258), 250k £645 (258), 310k CH £775 (250), 240k Lim £590 (246), 340k £752 (221); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 330k CH £845 (256), 330k £838 (254), 340k £844 (248), 340k £822 (242), 370k £788 (213), 310k Lim £645 (208), 340k £690 (203); H Conn, Castlerock, 230k £565 (246), 280k £660 (236), 280k £655 (234), 320k £740 (231), 360k £775 (215), 340k £730 (215), 440k £940 (214), 360k £770 (214), 460k £980 (213), 325k £685 (211), 350k £735 (210), 370k £770 (208), 410k £840 (205); H King, Macosquin, 240k Lim £590 (246), 295k £680 (231), 280k £638 (228), 280k £595 (213), 280k £590 (211); C McQuitty, Clough, 240k CH £590 (246); JR Keatley, Magherafelt, 300k Lim £710 (237), 340k £802 (236), 400k £928 (232), 310k £720 (232), 300k BB £680 (227), 330k Lim £745 (226), 440k £880 (200); K Cairns, Dungiven, 310k Sim £725 (234); JA Millen, Macosquin, 330k Her £698 (212); W McQuitty, Clough, 240k CH £545 (227), 300k £650 (217); HJ Walsh, Portglenone, 400k Lim £842 (211); R Baxter, Portglenone, 360k Sim £738 (205).

Heifer calves: JR Keatley, Magherafelt, 290k Lim £730 (252), 300k CH £660 (220), 300k Lim £655 (218), 400k £850 (213), 320k CH £670 (209), 330k Lim £680 (206); Macosquin farmer, 290k CH £680 (235), 350k £710 (203); H Conn, Castlerock, 320k CH £740 (231), 300k £690 (230), 220k £480 (218), 275k £580 (211), 340k Lim £710 (209), 330k CH £690 (209); D Semple, Dungiven, 330k CH £760 (230), 390k £800 (205), 370k £760 (205), 380k £770 (203), 400k £810 (203); N Wylie, Portglenone, 270k Lim £620 (230); S McGill, Aghadowey, 250k Lim £530 (212), 300k CH £600 (200), 275k £550 (200); T Wilson, Randalstown, 270k Lim £565 (209); K Cairns, Dungiven, 240k Sim £500 (208), 270k £550 (204); S Mullan, Ringsend, 265k CH £550 (208), 220k £450 (205), 290k £590 (203), 260k £520 (200); T Catherwood, Portglenone, 220k Lim £455 (207), 240k £480 (200); W McQuitty, Clough, 230k CH £475 (207); Randalstown farmer, 390k Lim £800 (205), 400k £800 (200), 370k £740 (200); HJ Walsh, Portglenone, 310k Lim £630 (203), 370k £750 (203).

A good entry of around 600 on Monday 5th October met a steady trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.06 per kg and £67.00 per head. Ewes to £88.

Lambs: D Logan, Rasharkin, 16k £49 (306); D Beattie, Finvoy, 19k £55.20 (291), 21k £58.20 (277); H Wilson, Cullybackey, 22k £62.80 (286); A Cooper, Garvagh, 21.5k £60.40 (281); J Christie, Ballymoney, 23k £64.50 (280); O Shiels and Co, Kilrea, 23k £64 (278); W Johnston, Maghera, 22.5k £62 (276); A McClements, Ballymoney, 21k £58 (276); M McLeister, Portglenone, 23.5k £64.50 (274); P McCracken, Cookstown, 21.5k £59 (274); T Smyth, Kilrea, 22.5k £61.50 (273); E Steele, Portglenone, 20.5k £56 (273); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 23.5k £64 (272), 23k £62.50 (272).

Fat ewes: 190 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £67.

Ewes to £88.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A super entry of 60 dairy stock on Tuesday 6th October met a good steady trade to a top of £1400.

J Moore, Portstewart, Calved Heifers to £1400, second calver £1180; T Buchanan, Clough, calved heifers to £1320, £1240, third calver £1210, second calver £1170; D Dickey, Randalstown, calved heifer £1280; S Hamilton, Strabane, calved heifer £1240; R Givan, Dungannon, calved heifers to £1140, £1130; WL Campbell, Coleraine, calved heifer £1130; R McLean and Sons, Dungannon, second calver £1100.

A super entry of 430 stock on Wednesday 7th October at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1310, heifers to £1230, fat cows to £1210.

Fat cows: (70 on offer, flying trade ~ more required). J Junkin, Bellaghy, 720k AA Bull £1260 (175); JR Keatley, Magherafelt, 690k Lim £1210 (175); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 710k DAQ £1078 (152), 620k £790 (127); J O’Kane, Garvagh, 760k Lim £925 (122); S Donnelly, Ballintoy, 620k Sim £750 (121); D Millen, Ballymoney, 630k DAQ £116); O Shiels and Co, Kilrea, 720k Par £830 (115); N Nevin, Ringsend, 530k Fr £605 (114); B McAuley, Bushmills, 670k Lim £760 (113).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

AF and M Gibson, Portglenone, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1570; C Collins, Rasharkin, Sim cows with CH heifer calves to £1390, £1340; J Forsythe, Moneymore, Lim cows with Lim heifer calves to £1345, £1300; T Davey, Newtownabbey, DAQ cows with BB Bull calves to £1240, £1120; I Black, Macosquin, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1170, Lim cow with Lim heifer calf £1125; D Kelly, Magilligan, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1140; WB McKinney, Finvoy, BB cow with Lim bull calf £1105.

Heifers: Ballymena farmer, 200k Lim £720 (233); P McCotter, Kilrea, 400k DAQ £900 (225), 440k £870 (198); JG Gordon, Kilrea, 560k Lim £1230 (220), 520k £1060 (204), 450k £875 (194); W Knight, Aghadowey, 400k CH £880 (220), 440k £840 (191), 400k Lim £760 (190); G Henry, Knockloughrim, 330k CH £720 (218), 370k £715 (193); AF and M Gibson, Portglenone, 360k Lim £740 (206); D Fulton, Ballymoney, 530k Lim £1085 (205), 400k £815 (204), 360k £720 (200); A McLeister, Portglenone, 200k Lim £800 (200); I McClelland, Coleraine, 540k CH £1070 (198), 460k £880 (191); A Fenton, Rasharkin, 400k Lim £780 (195), 470k CH £905 (193); D Kelly, Magilligan, 560k Lim £1090 (195); RC and JC Watson, Rasharkin, 430k Lim £820 (191).

Steers: R Shaw, Rasharkin, 280k Lim £790 (282), 300k £695 (232), 280k CH £575 (205); Limavady farmer, 430k Lim £925 (215), 450k CH £940 (209), 520k £1080 (208), 490k DAQ £1010 (206); F McNeilly, Glarryford, 520k Lim £1110 (214); P McCotter, Kilrea, 470k DAQ £1000 (213), 530k £1090 (206); J McDevitt, Bellarena, 590k CH £1250 (212), 560k £1145 (205); W Wilson, Dungiven, 500k Lim £1040 (208), 470k £945 (201), 560k CH £1120 (200), 520k Lim £1040 (200), 430k £860 (200); RC and JC Watson, Rasharkin, 520k CH £1075 (207), 500k £1025 (205), 470k Lim £960 (204); Ballymena farmer, 570k AA £1180 (207), 580k CH £1135 (196); A Lindsay, Coleraine, 470k Lim £975 (207), 550k CH £1120 (204), 510k £1035 (203), 505k BB £1010 (200), 460k Lim £900 (196); R Brown, Garvagh, 450k Lim £905 (201); J Kelso, Upperlands, 440k Lim £880 (200); S and J McCloy, Cullybackey, 520k Lim £1040 (200); W Keatley, Magherafelt, 480k BB £965 (201), 540k CH £1060 (196); T Hogg, Finvoy, 500k Lim £1000 (200); T Patton, Eglinton, 480k Lim £960 (200); J Douglas, Aghanloo, 580k DAQ £1150 (198); JP Kerr, Toome, 500k Lim £990 (198); J Doherty, Garvagh, 360k AA £705 (196).

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