Smaller entry of calves and weanlings met flying trade at Kilrea

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A smaller entry of 100 calves and 40 weanlings on Thursday 10th December, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £370, £335, FKV £320, BB £310, FKV £290, £252; T McNeill, Aghadowey, FKV £332, £278, £260, £232, £210; Kilrea Farmer, Lim £320; A McLeister, Portglenone, FKV £270, £252, £218, £212; J Junkin, Bellaghy, AA £258, £252; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £247, £227; J Close, Rasharkin, AA £245; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, Her £238.

Heifer calves: D Moore, Macosquin, Lim £468; NG and C Smyth, Ballymena, Sim £375; R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £370, £332; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £312, AA £232; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £305, Her £225; T McNeill, Aghadowey, FKV £280; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £232; J Hyndman, Upperlands, Her £222.

Friesian calves: Super Ttade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £140.

Weanlings/suck calves: 40 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of around 390 on Monday 14th December met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.26 per kg and £75.70 per head. Ewes to £76. More required.

Lambs: J McNeill, Coleraine, 19k £62 (326), 21.5k £64.50 (300); S Creith, Bushmills, 24k £75.70 (315); McIlrath Farms, Kilrea, 24k £73 (304), 21.5k £63.50 (295); WJ Sinclair, Macosquin, 20k £60.50 (303), 23.5k £69 (294); R Reid, Ballymoney, 25k £75.60 (302); T Hogg, Kilrea, 24k £72 (300); Ballymoney farmer, 20k £60 (300); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 23.5k £70 (298); L Reid, Coleraine, 22k £65 (296), 20k £57 (285); J Gardiner, Kilrea, 24.5k £72.20 (295); T Smyth, Kilrea, 22k £65 (295); G Kerr, Coleraine, 20.5k £60 (293); P McIlvar, Garvagh, 21.5k £63 (293); R Cole, Macosquin, 25k £73 (292); P Kane, Ballycastle,, 25k £73 (292); M Burton, Limavady, 23.5k £68 (289); D Starrett, Kilrea, 22.5k £65 (289), 23k £65.50 (285); R Dunlop, Portglenone, 25.5k £73.40 (288); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 25.5k £73 (286).

Fat ewes: 25 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £75.70.

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 15th December met a good steady trade to a top of £1460.

Hillsborough farmer, calved cows to £1460, £1450; calved heifer £1220; M Stewart-Moore, Ballycastle, calved heifers to £1440, £1140; C Mooney, Rasharkin, calved heifers to £1240, £1200; S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1140, £1100; I Watson, Coagh, calved heifer £1120.

A good entry of 100 stock on Wednesday 16th December at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1060, heifers to £1010.

Fat cows: (35 on offer, flying trade - more required). Kilrea farmer, 590k Lim £905 (153), 730k £1050 (144), 610k £680 (112); RA and RJ Cousley, Moneymore, 740k FKV £1078 (146); W McKay, Glarryford, 720k Lim £1007 (140); W Whyte, Portglenone, 800k CH £1100 (138), 580k Her £680 (117), 580k £640 (110).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: Kilrea farmer, 350k DAQ £715 (204), 420k CH £840 (200), 470k £915 (195), 430k £815 (190), 410k Lim £750 (183); R McMullan, Ahoghill, 380k Lim £755 (199), 400k £788 (197); R Kennedy, Macosquin, 510k Lim £955 (187), 520k £970 (187), 540k CH £1010 (187), 470k £870 (185); Portglenone farmer, 465k Her £870 (187).

Steers: J Taylor, Ballymoney, 460k CH £922 (200), 490k £975 (199), 540k £1060 (196); A and S Hall, Macosquin, 365k AA £720 (197).

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