Quality lambs and ewes realise premium prices at Kilrea

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A good entry of around 550 on Monday, 1st August met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices.

Lambs to £3.27 per Kg and £79.50 per Head. Ewes to £80.00. More required!

Lambs: Limavady Farmer, 22k £72 (327); J Carten, Limavady, 22k £72 (327), 21.5k £68.50 (319); G Calderwood, Rasharkin, 22.5k £73.30 (326); F McKenna, Ballymoney, 21.5k £70 (326); R Young, Ballymoney, 21.5k £70 (326); W Jeffers, Colreaine, 23k £74.50 (324); J Kerr, Macosquin, 22k £71 (323); J McKay, Glarryford, 21.5k £69.50 (323); B McCord, Cookstown, 23.5k £75.70 (322); D Adams, Bushmills, 22.5k £72 (320); K Beattie, Finvoy, 20k £64 (320); M Pollock, Coleraine, 23k £73.50 (320); H Armstrong, Garvagh, 23.5k £75 (319).

Fat Ewes: 195 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £80.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9.00 am.

A smaller entry of dairy stock on Tuesday, 2nd August met a good steady trade to a top of £1000 for a Calved Heifer. Springing heifers to £1000. More dairy stock required - good demand!

A good entry of 300 stock on Wednesday, 3rd August at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade! Steers to £1337, Heifers to £1200, Fat Cows £980.

Fat Cows: (50 on offer, flying trade ~ more required): R McGinley, Ballymoney, 620k Lim £930 (150); A McFadden, Garvagh, 410k Lim £555 (135); D McKee, Portglenone, 730k Lim £960 (132), 590k Her £680 (115); W McKay, Glarryford, 570k Lim £740 (130), 540k BB £695 (129), 510k Her £590 (116); G Kerr, Ahoghill, 650k Fri £835 (129); D Brogan, Dunloy, 780k AA £980 (126), 720k Lim £875 (122), 740k £890 (120); P Fullen, Desertmartin, 670k AA £822 (123); G & EM Pollock, Ballymoney, 580k SWR £710 (122); P O’Neill, Toomebridge, 620k CH £745 (120).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required. Limavady Farmer, SHB Cow with BB Bull calf at foot £1095; Ballymoney Farmer, Lim Cow with Lim Heifer calf at foot £1090.

Heifers: P Fullen, Desertmartin, 360k Lim £800 (222); Maghera Farmer, 270k Lim £600 (222), 390k £828 (212), 280k £590 (211), 320k £658 (206), 350k Sim £697 (199), 320k Lim £620 (194), 300k £580 (193), 340k CH £648 (191); 285k Lim £540 (190); Portglenone, 340k DAQ £740 (218), 310k £650 (210), 290k £580 (200); Limavady Farmer, 360k Lim £778 (216), 340k £720 (212), 370k £760 (205), 320k £630 (197);

M Smyth, Macosquin, 360k CH £760 (211), 370k £760 (205), 380k £765 (201), 390k £740 (190); F & A McGowan, Dunloy, 310k CH £650 (210); JA Baird, Claudy, 350k Lim £725 (207); P McKendry, Kilrea, 400k CH £827 (207), 400k £800 (200); Ballymena Farmer, 380k Lim £788 (207); A McFarlane, Dungiven, 340k Sim £690 (203); W McKay, Glarryford, 440k Lim £882 (201); E Houston, Ballymena, 470k Sim £935 (199); WB McKinney, Finvoy, 330k Lim £655 (199); J Stewart, Portglenone, 340k CH £678 (199); D McMullan, Rasharkin, 490k Lim £950 (194), 530k £1015 (192); GR Wallace, Kilrea, 490k CH £942 (192); H Higgins, Garvagh, 300k Lim £570 (190).

Steers: R Cole, Macosquin, 380k Lim £942 (248), 370k CH £815 (220), 380k AA £810 (213), 400k CH £832 (208), 400k Her £790 (198); P Tohill, Kilrea, 310k Lim £750 (242), 380k CH £834 (220), 350k BB £695 (199), 410k CH £790 (193); M Smyth, Macosquin, 350k CH £785 (224), 390k £845 (217), 340k £735 (216), 350k £740 (211), 420k £852 (203), 400k £812 (203), 410k £822 (201), 330k £650 (197), 380k £740 (195), 380k £728 (192); Ballymena Farmer, 390k Lim £870 (223), 380k CH £810 (213), 420k Lim £882 (210), 380k £730 (192); Rasharkin Farmer, 450k Lim £1005 (223), 500k CH £992 (198); C & J Kelly, Bellarena, 410k AA £880 (215), 430k £920 (214), 540k £1140 (211), 480k £990 (206), 500k £1020 (204), 450k £915 (203), 480k £970 (202), 460k £930 (202), 490k £985 (201), 520k £1042 (200), 490k £980 (200); 460k £915 (199), 440k £865 (197); Springfield Farms, Kilrea, 320k AA £688 (215); H Higgins, Garvagh, 360k Lim £750 (208); J Stewart, Portglenone, 480k Lim £980 (204); P Clarke, Garvagh, 460k AA £930 (202); D McMullan, Rasharkin, 600k Lim £1210 (202), 600k CH £1192 (199), 610k Lim £1178 (193), 560k £1075 (192); Toomebridge Farmer, 450k Lim £890 (198); M Maxwell, Upperlands, 680k Lim £1337 (197);E Houston, Ballymena, 410k Sim £785 (192); G Kerr, Ahoghill, 500k AA £955 (191).

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

HA McIlrath & Sons Ltd