MARTS: Kilrea

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A good entry of 180 calves and 70 weanlings on Thursday 29th October met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: HG Stewart, Magherafelt, Lim £400, BB £330, Lim £297; P McCracken, Cookstown, Lim £370, CH £360, AA £330; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £352, £330; D Scott, Coleraine, BB £352; W Scott, Bendooragh, Lim £345; P McCann, Cookstown, BB £340; WK Shiels, Maghera, BB £332, £310, AA £240; J Hyndman, Upperlands, Sim £325; Randalstown, Lim £312; W Alcorn, Limavady, AA £300; T Harbinson, Aghadowey, AA £300; K Scullion, Portglenone, Lim £297; C Armstrong, Portglenone, Her £278; Randalstown, Her £260, Sal £220; H Hunter, Bushmills, AA £255; C Kelly, Draperstown, Lim £250; R Fleming, Garvagh, SH £240; I Calvin, Macosquin, FKV £230, £225; Ballymoney farmer, Lim £230; A Hegarty, Bendooragh, BB £228; J McAllister, Dervock, AA £210.

Heifer calves: R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £412; W Scott, Bendooragh, BB £365, Lim £297; HG Stewart, Magherafelt, BB £358, £335, £322, £272; Randalstown, Lim £347; D Scott, Coleraine, BB £310; C Armstrong, Portglenone, Her £295; J Hyndman, Upperlands, Sim £292; J McAllister, Dervock, Her £292, AA £268; Randalstown, AA £285; P McCracken, Cookstown, CH £285; R Cunningham, Aghadowey, Lim £282; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £282; WK Shiels, Maghera, BB £275, £260, AA £205; K Scullion, Portglenone, Lim £258; RP and J Stewart, Cloughmills, BB £250; T Harbinson, Aghadowey, AA £238, £230; Randalstown, AA £230; Draperstown, BB £225; D Hemphill, Armoy, Her £215.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £165.

Weanlings/suck calves: 70 on offer this with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of around 400 on Monday 2nd November met a steady trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £2.92 per kg and £68.00 per head. Ewes to £76.

Lambs: D McFerran, Rasharkin, 21k £61.40 (292), 22k £62.50 (284); A McClements, Ballymoney, 19.5k £57 (292); J Kirk, Ballymoney, 23k £65.20 (284); E Hegarty, Coleraine, 24k £67.50 (281); J McKeague, Dunloy, 21.5k £60.20 (280); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 23k £63.80 (277); J Christie, Ballymoney, 23k £63.40 (276); H Menary, Moneymore, 23.5k £64.80 (276); I Watson, Coleraine, 23.5k £64.60 (275); P McCracken, Cookstown, 20.5k £56.20 (274); H McErlean, Portglenone, 23.5k £64.40 (274); R Dixon, Coleraine, 23k £62.70 (273); J Kane, Armoy, 24k £65.40 (273).

Fat Ewes: 80 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £68.

Ewes to £76.

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 3rd November met a good steady trade to a top of £1100 and £1080.

A good entry of 280 stock on Wednesday 4th November at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1170, heifers to £1240, fat cows to £1000.

Fat cows: (40 on offer, flying trade - more required)

J Henry, Ringsend, 680k Lim £1000 (147); Swatragh Farmer, 690k Lim £950 (138); C Keane and Sons, Moneymore, 670k Fri £920 (137), 580k £780 (135); D and D Wright, Magherafelt, 680k Lim £910 (134), 810k £968 (120); W Andrew, Ballyclare, 720k BB £940 (131), 650k Lim £800 (123); R Brown, Garvagh, 520k Lim £630 (121); R Barclary, Dunloy, 830k CH £985 (119); J Lynd, Aghadowey, 600k Fri £710 (118); U Torrens, Garvagh, 630k Hol Bull £825 (131).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required

T Shiels, Kilrea, Her cow with two CH bull calves at foot £2050; Upperlands Farm, special entry of CH cows with CH bull calves to £1640, £1510, £1360, CH cows with CH heifer calves to £1540, £1530, £1500, £1375.

Heifers: Upperlands Farm, 390k CH £875 (224), 280k £600 (214), 350k £715 (204), 390k £795 (204), 450k £890 (198), 350k £690 (197), 430k £835 (194), 650k £1240 (191), 560k £1068 (191); D Taylor, Macosquin, 290k CH £627 (216), 330k £652 (198), 340k £670 (197), 290k £550 (190); T McKendry, Kilrea, 450k Lim £948 (211), 470k CH £938 (200), 480k £915 (191); Kilrea farmer, 460k Lim £938 (204), 450k £860 (191); J McNally, Bellaghy, 480k Lim £955 (199), 380k BB £740 (195); D Kelly, Magilligan, 510k CH £1005 (197), 550k £1080 (196); 550k £1070 (195); J McLeister, Portglenone, 450k Lim £880 (196); W Brown, Magherafelt, 480k Lim £932 (194); H Lagan, Draperstown, 300k AA £575 (192).

Steers: G Henry, Knockloughrim, 350k CH £860 (246), 400k £872 (218); F McAuley, Toomebridge, 360k Lim £840 (233); Upperlands farm, 410k CH £910 (222); D Taylor, Macosquin, 310k CH £670 (216), 450k Lim £890 (198); J Higgins, Ringsend, 400k Lim £845 (211), 480k £972 (203), 440k CH £890 (202); 450k Lim £908 (202), 450k CH £907 (202), 470k Lim £932 (198), 450k CH £886 (197), 470k Lim £907 (193); G Jeffers, Ballyronan, 240k CH £490 (204), 310k £620 (200); Kilrea farmer, 470k Lim £950 (202); J McLeister, Portglenone, 380k Lim £755 (199); J Blair, Finvoy, 290k AA £560 (193).

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