Super entry of 210 calves at Kilrea

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A super entry of 210 calves on Thursday, 21st April, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull Calves: L Mathers, Strabane, BB £352, AA £300, £215; A Gilmore, Ballymoney, AA £315;

D & Y Allen, Moneymore, Lim £302, AA £280; Kilrea Farmer, AA £300, £260, £257; J Junkin, Bellaghy, AA £280, £260; A & P Cochrane, Bushmills, AA £268; BB £240; M McCurdy, Dervock, BB £258; N Quigley, Dungiven, Lim £236; R Bell, Portglenone, AA £228; P Donnelly, Garvagh, Lim £210; Magherafelt Farmer, AA £200.

Heifer Calves: Magherafelt Farmer, BB £332, £315, AA £270; L Mathers, Strabane, BB £298, £218, £200; M Robinson, Dungiven, Fri £270, £258, £225, £220, £212; A & P Cochrane, Bushmills, BB £260, AA £250, BB £215; D & Y Allen, Moneymore, BB £255, £235, £212; JE & S Bloomfield, Portglenone, BB £220; Portglenone Farmer, Lim £210; GW & D Millen, Aghadowey, AA £200.

Friesian Calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £180.

Weanlings/Suck Calves: 30 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of around 250 on Monday, 25th April met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £4.44 per Kg and £91.00 per Head. Ewes to £83.00 Hogts to £85.00 More required!

Lambs: TS Moon, Kilrea, 20k £87.50 (438); B McKenna, Bellaghy, 22k £88.60 (403), 21k £84.50 (402); Maghera Farmer, 20.5k £82 (400); Swatragh Farmer, 21k £83.50 (398); Kilrea Farmer, 21.5k £84 (391); N Wylie, Portglenone, 21.5k £84 (391); Ballymena Farmer, 23.5k £91 (387); D McCloskey, Kilrea, 22k £85 (386); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 22k £84 (382).

Heavy springs to a top of £90.50 and £91.00. More required!

Fat Ewes: 60 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £83. Rams to £105.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday, 26th May met a good steady trade to a top of £1200.

Ian Watson, Macosquin, 2nd Calvers to £1200, £1025, Calved Heifer £1000; W & H Watson, Coleraine, Calved Heifer £1100; J McCook, Ballymoney, 3rd Calver £1090.

A smaller entry of 250 stock on Wednesday, 27th April at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1065, Heifers to £1165.00 Fat Cows to £995.

Fat Cows: (65 on offer, flying trade - more required): Armoy Farmer, 700k Lim £995 (142); T Bates & Son, Magherafelt, 650k CH £870 (134), 560k Sim £700 (125); R Baxter, Portglenone, 610k Lim £795 (130); J Campbell, Upperlands, 670k CH £867 (129); Hatrick Bros, Tobermore, 520k Fri £640 (123); Kilrea Farmer, 680k AA £835 (123), 590k Lim £680 (115); W I Smyth, Limavady, 670k Lim £820 (122); T Martin, Dunloy, 620k Sal £750 (121); H Savage, Magherafelt, 600k Her £700 (117); C McIntyre, Macosquin, 610k Sim Bull £860 (141).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required: Finvoy Farmer batch of Springing Lim Heifers in calf Lim Bull to £1060, £1055.

Heifers: T Martin, Dunloy, 320k CH £740 (231), 330k £700 (212), 360k £760 (211), 320k £660 (206), 350k £700 (200); F Cunning, Glarryford, 270k Sim £572 (212); Kilrea Farmer, 270k CH £570 (211), 330k £650 (197); F McCloy, Portglenone, 460k Lim £940 (204); W I Smyth, Limavady, 280k Lim £565 (202); D Thompson, Dungiven, 400k CH £795 (199), 390k DAQ £772 (198), 380k £750 (197); Limavady Farmer, 300k CH £590 (197).

Steers: T Taylor, Garvagh, 330k AA £735 (223); J & P McAuley, Ballymoney, 340k CH £755 (222), 370k £795 (215), 370k £772 (209), 410k £790 (193), 360k £690 (192);

Kilrea Farmer, 330k CH £695 (211), 380k Lim £790 (208), 330k £670 (203), 380k £765 (201); Randalstown Farmer, 360k Lim £745 (207); M McNeill, Cushendun, 400k CH £820 (205), 410k £815 (199); W I Smyth, Limavady, 390k DAQ £795 (204), 310k Lim £630 (203), 400k £785 (196); A Henry, Antrim, 450k Lim £890 (198).

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

HA McIlrath & Sons Ltd