Quality lambs and ewes realise premium prices at Kilrea

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A good entry of around 600 on Monday 25th July met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices.

Lambs to £3.65 per kg and £87 per head. More required.

Lambs: McCollum Ltd, Coleraine 21.5k £78.50 (365); A Henry, Ballymoney, 22.5k £79.40 (353); A Kennedy, Ballymena, 23k £81 (352); Magherafelt farmer, 22k £77 (350); H Wylie Rasharkin, 23k £80 (348); Kilrea farmer, 22.5k £78 (347); Coleraine farmer, 20k £68.50 (343); Garvagh farmer, 23k £78.60 (342); Ballymoney farmer, 23.5k £80 (340); Ballymoney farmer, 22.5k £76.50 (340).

Fat ewes: 140 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of 90 dairy stock on Tuesday 26th July met a good steady trade to a top of £1440 for a calved heifer. Other calved heifers to £1170, £1160, £1100, springing heifers to £1100 and £1050. Calved cows to £960.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

An outstanding entry of 419 stock on Wednesday 27th July at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade. 103 fat cows a flyer.

Fat cows: (103 on offer, flying trade - more required)

J McKeen, Garvagh, 700k Lim £1207 (172), 720k £1120 (156); Antrim farmer, 550k Lim £902 (164); Claudy farmer, 600k Lim £975 (163), 860k £1220 (142), 880k £1210 (138), 690k £900 (130); P McCord, Randalstown, 620k Her £965 (156); Coleraine farmer, 700k Lim £1085 (155); C Carmichael, Dungiven, 510k Lim £780 (153), 640k £965 (151), 590k £838 (142); Garvagh farmer, 620k AA £950 (153); Ballymoney farmer, 620k Fr £865 (140); Toome farmer, 670k Daq £870 (130); Kilrea farmer, 500k FR £635 (127); Coleraine farmer, 610k Lim £768 (126); Bushmills farmer, 650k FR £748 (115).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Garvagh farmer, Limousin cow and calf £1700; Maghera farmer AA cow with calf at foot £1270, Maghera farmer, Lim cow with calf at foot £1260; Ballymoney farmer, Lim cow with bull calf at foot £1200.

Heifers: L Allison, Limavady, pen of Lim to 480k £1140 (238), 420k £940 (224), 510k £1120 (220), 430k £940 (219), 570k £1200 (211), 500k £1050 (210); A Dougherty, Castlerock, 410k Ch £865 (211); Antrim farmer, 510k £1060 (208), 510k £1025 (201), 540k £1085 (201), 510k £1000 (196), 420k £820 (195); R Campbell, Coleraine, 560k Sim £1140 (204); B McAuley, Bushmills, 460k Lim £930 (202); Toome farmer, 500k Lim £980 (196); Maghera farmer, 410k Ch £800 (195), 450k £865 (192); Maghera farmer, 460k Lim £890 (194), 470k £910 (194), 500k £940 (188), 460k £858 (187), 430k £800 (186); Rasharkin farmer, 460k Lim £890 (194), 680k £1200 (177), 660k £1150 (174); Kells farmer, 350k AA £660 (189); Limavady farmer, 470k Daq £890 (189), 400k £745 (186).

Steers: Randalstown farmer, 330k £705 (214), 370k £760 (205), 420k Lim £860 (205), 430k £848 (197); Limavady farmer, 400k Ch £848 (212), 340k £672 (198); J McCracken, Limavady, 570k £1180 (207), 570k Lim £1152 (202),435k £868 (200), 560k £1118 (200), 600k £1192 (199), 480k £937 (195), 590k £1140 (193), 570k £1102 (193); D Mullan, Garvagh, 430k Lim £880 (205), 500k £1007 (201); P Dougherty, Castlerock, 340k CH £695 (204), 340k £680 (200), 450k £882 (196); Finvoy farmer, 420k Ch £852 (203), 450k £895 (199); A Henry, Finvoy, 410k Lim £828 (202); Ballymoney farmer, 490k Ch £985 (201), 480k £945 (197), 480k £940 (196); A McLaughlin, Limavady, 490k AA £985 (201), 470k £930 (198).

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