MARTS: Kilrea

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A good entry of 180 calves & 50 weanlings on Thursday 15th October met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: Randalstown farmer, Lim £380; M McLeister, Portglenone, Lim £330; Greysteel farmer, Sim £330, Lim £305; S Kirkpatrick, Ballymoney, BB £312; S McMurray, Dungiven, Sim £305; M Kelso, Portglenone, Lim £302, Sim £270; T Faith, Eglinton, MB £300; T McMullin, Kilrea, AA £298; Dungiven farmer, AA £297; D Mulholland, Bellaghy, Lim £295; Ballymoney Farmer, CH £280; S Clarke, Maghera, AA £275, £240; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, AA £275; D Stevens, Garvagh, Her £268; Maghera, Farmer, MB £265, Sim £230; J and I Jamison, Coleraine, Lim £262; JV Ramsey, Aghadowey, Lim £260, £222, £202; RJ and M Patterson, Killykergan, MB £238;

Heifer calves: D Mulholland, Bellaghy, Lim £345, £335, £248, £200; Greysteel Farmer, £340, AA £202; M Kelso, Portglenone, Lim £318; W Gillespie, Portglenone, BB £270; S McMurray, Dungiven, Sim £252; Maghera farmer, Sim £245; JV Ramsey, Aghadowey, Lim £238; Ballymoney Farmer, CH £235; W Campbell, Magherafelt, Lim £210; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, AA £200.

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

Weanlings/suck calves: 50 on offer this with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of 120 calves on Friday 16th October met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Bull calves: M Armstrong, Garvagh, 210k CH £580 (276), 270k £670 (248), 270k £660 (244), 280k Lim £660 (236), 300k CH £698 (233), 280k £650 (232); J Young, Ballymoney, 250k DAQ £670 (268), 250k £645 (258); JR Keatley, Magherafelt, 230k Lim £605 (263), 350k £785 (224), 330k DAQ £730 (221); D King, Macosquin, 290k Lim £730 (252), 290k £712 (246); C and J Kelly, Bellarena, 350k CH £862 (246), 340k £820 (241), 390k £915 (235), 380k £888 (234), 400k £935 (234), 430k Lim £945 (220); Garvagh farmer, 320k CH £775 (242); R Mullan, Garvagh, 230k Lim £555 (241), 290k £690 (238), 240k £560 (233), 260k £605 (233); J Doherty, Garvagh, 250k CH £600 (240), 250k £570 (228), 240k £540 (225), 290k £650 (224); Macosquin farmer, 290k Sim £690 (238), 310k CH £730 (236); M McLoughlin, Limavady, 260k Lim £615 (237), 320k £690 (216); D Convery, Maghera, 310k Lim £730 (236), 300k £700 (233); C George, Dungiven, 300k Lim £690 (230), 260k £570 (219); D Smyth, Dunloy, 340k Lim £770 (227), 320k CH £725 (227); G O’Kane, Garvagh, 370k Lim £815 (220).

Heifer calves: JR Keatley, Magherafelt, 290k DAQ £775 (267), 300k Lim £668 (223), 290k £640 (221), 290k DAQ £622 (215); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 230k CH £612 (266), 250k £650 (260), 240k £605 (252), 260k £637 (245), 240k £585 (244), 260k £560 (215); J Doherty, Garvagh, 260k CH £690 (265); M McLoughlin, Limavady, 210k Lim £518 (247); D Heaney, Garvagh, 180k CH £440 (244), 250k £560 (224); Garvagh Farmer, 290k CH £692 (239), 290k Lim £690 (238), 240k £565 (235); G O’Kane, Garvagh, 300k Lim £712 (237); J Young, Ballymoney, 230k DAQ £540 (235), 220k £505 (230), 250k £570 (228); C and J Kelly, Bellarena, 350k CH £802 (229); Macosquin farmer, 300k CH £685 (228), 320k £702 (219).

A good entry of around 750 on Monday 19th October met a steady trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.18 per kg and £69.00 per head. Ewes to £68.

Lambs: W Johnston, Maghera, 19.5k £59.80 (307); S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 18k £55 (306); D Johnston, Maghera, 19k £58 (305); M Millar, Rasharkin, 20k £59.20 (296), 23k £65.40 (284); S McCahon, Aghadowey, 22k £65 (296); H Menary, Moneymore, 18.5k £54.80 (296); R Brown, Garvagh, 20.5k £60 (293); A Henry, Finvoy, 20.5k £60 (293); P McCracken, Cookstown, 20k £58.50 (293); T and J Leeke, Aghadowey, 22k £64 (291); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 21k £61.20 (291), 24k £66.70 (278); D Garvin, Garvagh, 20.5k £58.70 (286); L Reid, Coleraine, 21.5k £61 (284); H Convery, Cookstown, 21k £59.50 (283), 20k £55.50 (278); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 23.5k £66 (281); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 23k £64.60 (281); L McKinley, Portstewart, 23.5k £66 (281); A Johnston, Tobermore, 23k £64.50 (280); R Young, Ballymoney, 23k £64.50 (280); N Wallace, Coleraine, 21.5k £60 (279); H Armstrong, Garvagh, 25k £69 (276); J Anderson, Bushmills, 21.5k £59.40 (276); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 23.5k £64.90 (276), 24k £64.70 (270); T Hogg, Kilrea, 25k £68.20 (273); D Boyle, Dunloy, 24k £65.10 (271); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 24k £65 (271); McCollum Farms, Coleraine, 24.5k £66.50 (271); M Pollock, Coleraine, 23.5k £63.60 (271); T Shiels, Kilrea, 24k £64.70 (270).

Fat ewes: 50 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £68.

Ewes to £68.

Rams to £104.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A small entry of 22 dairy stock on Tuesday 20th October met a good steady trade to a top of £1120.

R Orr, Ballymena, calved heifers to £1120; B McAfee, Aghadowey, calved heifers to £1020, £1000; W Bristow, Portglenone, calved heifer £1010; B Devlin, Coagh, calved heifer £1000; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, second calver £1000.

A super entry of 350 stock on Wednesday 21st October at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1245, heifers to £1190, fat cows to £1060.

Fat cows: (60 on offer, flying trade – more required).

Aghadowey farmer, 710k Lim £1025 (144); J O’Kane, Garvagh, 740k Lim £1060 (143); D and D Wright, Magherafelt, 660k Lim £870 (132); Garvagh farmer, 740k Lim £950 (128), 850k CH £1055 (124), 700k Lim £860 (123); D Millen, Ballymoney, 790k DAQ £1015 (129); P McNicholl, Garvagh, 650k Lim £825 (127), 690k £860 (125), 620k Her £750 (121); S Hill, Ballycastle, 650k AA £820 (126); S Gaston, Dunloy, 770k Sal £880 (114); C Boyd, Limavady, 590k AA £665 (113); T Shiels, Kilrea, 640k BB £725 (113).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Upperlands farmer, CH Bull £2150; T Shiels, Kilrea, Sim cow with Sim bull calf £1410, Sim cow with Lim heifer calf £1350, Sim cow with Lim bull calf £1200; Magherafelt farmer, Lim cow with AA heifer calf £1200.

Heifers: W Knight, Aghadowey, 390k CH £830 (213), 430k Lim £890 (207), 440k CH £910 (207); J Kerr, Macosquin, 360k SHB £745 (207), 490k £1010 (206); T Patton, Eglinton, 580k Lim £1190 (205), 500k £1010 (202); A Andrews, Kells, 460k Lim £940 (204); D and D Wright, Magherafelt, 440k Lim £882 (201), 380k £765 (201); C McDonnell, Armoy, 500k Sim £1000 (200), 570k £1100 (193); D Campbell, Portglenone, 390k Lim £775 (199), 470k £920 (196); W Brown, Magherafelt, 500k CH £980 (196), 460k Lim £880 (191); JH Lynch, Portstewart, 390k CH £752 (193), 380k Lim £730 (192).

Steers: A McNeill, Coleraine, 390k Lim £980 (251), 370k £780 (211); O Shiels and Co, Kilrea, 420k Par £975 (232), 430k £925 (215), 490k £1042 (213), 450k £945 (210), 460k £965 (210), 490k £1020 (208), 520k £1080 (208), 470k £940 (200); C and K Kelly, Limavady, 370k CH £845 (228), 350k £790 (226), 330k £730 (221), 340k £750 (221), 350k £770 (220), 360k £765 (213), 240k Lim £500 (208), 340k £700 (206), P and C Martin, Dunloy, CH £1050 (223); S Carmichael, Dungiven, 370k CH £820 (222), 400k £885 (221), 410k £870 (212), 470k £940 (200); K Johnston, Limavady, 560k CH £1225 (219), 490k £1045 (213), 500k CH £1015 (203), 520k £1050 (202),510k £1020 (200); C Carmichael, Dungiven, 430k CH £937 (218); C Boyd, Limavady, 380k CH £818 (215), 410k £835 (204); A Andrews, Kells, 470k Lim £990 (211); Ballycastle farmer, 410k Lim £860 (210); B Johnston, Limavady, 520k CH £1080 (208), 600k £1245 (208), 520k Lim £1020 (196); Limavady farmer, 410k Lim £850 (207); N McKay, Portglenone, 470k Par £970 (206), 530k £1060 (200); W Rea, Ballymoney, 480k CH £980 (204); P Brown, Ballycastle, 430k CH £868 (202); S Higgins, Garvagh, 360k Lim £720 (200); F McNeilly, Glarryford, 520k Lim £1040 (200).

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