Super entry of 210 calves on offer at Kilrea

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A super entry of 210 calves on Thursday 31st March, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: RP and J Stewart, Cloughmills, BB £318; K McAdoo, Cookstown, Sim £314; M Kelso, Portglenone, Her £300, Lim £298; R Laird, Donemana, AA £300; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £290, £248; A Gordon, Portglenone, Sim £286; T Paul, Dunloy, BB £285; RJ and M Patterson, Killykergan, Her £268; Kilrea farmer, Sim £265; S Cole, Londonderry, Sim £262, £210; R Gillespie, Ahoghill, Lim £262; T McMullin, Kilrea, AA £240; JE and S Bloomfield, FKV £238; RAS Barkley, Dunloy, AA £236, £202; W Armstrong, Garvagh, Her £230; Nevin Farms, Dervock, AA £228; WJ and S Dunlop, Ballymoney, BB £216; J McCrea, Doneman, AA £214; I Watson, Macosquin, BB £210.

Heifer calves: S Kirkpatrick, Ballymoney, BB £370; Kilrea farmer, Her £300; B Boyle, Culnady, Lim £275; RJ and M Patterson, Killykergan, Her £256, £212; M Kelso, Portglenone, Lim £245, £235, £200; A and R Crawford, Kilraughts, BB £240; P O’Kane, Eglinton, MB £240; WJ and S Dunlop, Ballymoney, BB £228; T Calderwood, Glarryford, CH £220; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £220; JE and S Bloomfield, BB £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £190.

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

A good entry of around 450 on Monday 4th April met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £4.74 per kg and £97.20 per head. Ewes to £105.00. More required.

Spring lambs: D McAleese, Aghadowey, 20k £94.70 (474); T Smyth, Kilrea, 21k £95.40 (454); WR Blair, Ballymoney, 21.5k £97 (451); M Patton, Ballymoney, 22.5k £97.20 (432); JC Henry, Coleraine, 22k £94 (427);Kilrea farmer, 23k £98 (426).

Hoggets: Antrim farmer, 24k £92.50 (385); K Beattie, Finvoy, 23.5k £89 (379); M McLeister, Portglenone, 24k £91 (379); I McCaughern, Rasharkin, 25k £93.50 (374); McIlrath Farms, Kilrea, 24k £89.50 (373); T and W Taylor, Ballymoney, 23.5k £86.50 (368), 22k £82 (373); J Kirk, Ballymoney, 24k £89 (371); Gilmore and Co, Boveedy, 23.5k £86.50 (368).

Fat ewes: 170 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £94.00.

Ewes to £105.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 5th May met a good steady trade to a top of £1180.

RAS Barkley, Dunloy, calved heifer to £1180; W Millar(Jnr), Coleraine, calved heifers to £1105.

A super entry of 330 stock on Wednesday 6th April at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1210, heifers to £1010.00, fat cows to £1005.

Fat cows: (70 on offer, flying trade – more required).

W Whyte, Portglenone, 650k Sim £1000 (154); P McWilliams, Toome, 530k CH £750 (142), 640k Lim £810 (127), 510k £640 (126), 610k CH £745 (122); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 730k BB £1005 (138), 710k Lim £930 (131); S Hill, Ballycastle, 670k Par £915 (137), 640k Lim £870 (136), 690k Sim £920 (133), 660k Her £835 (127), 700k AA £830 (119); J O’Kane, Garvagh, 630k AA £855 (136); J McNally, Bellaghy, 650k Lim £870 (134); R McWilliams, Coleraine, 660k AA £870 (132); I Smyth, Bushmills, 660k Lim £870 (132); J Whyte, Portglenone, 540k BB £710 (132); W Chesney, Ahoghill, 650k Lim £795 (122); T McNeill, Aghadowey, 740k Fr £905 (122); D Crockett, Kilrea, 640k Her £770 (120); JA Nevin, Ringsend, 620k Fr £740 (119); S Smyth, Bushmills, 570k Lim £680 (119).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: Kilrea farmer, 290k CH £690 (238), 330k £690 (209); J McNally, Bellaghy, 360k AA £760 (211); P Madden, Portglenone, 325k CH £680 (209), 320k £652 (204), 345k £700 (203); W Chesney, Ahoghill, 260k Lim £540 (208); T Martin, Dunloy, 340k CH £670 (197), 350k £685 (196), 380k £740 (195); Dunloy farmer, 510k BB £995 (195); A Johnston, Maghera, 320k Lim £620 (194); JF Haslett, Dungiven, 400k Lim £765 (191), 360k £685 (190); E McKeever, Portglenone, 400k Lim £765 (191); Randalstown farmer, 320k Ch £610 (191); H Savage, Magherafelt, 340k Daq £650 (191).

Steers: H O’Hagan, Draperstown, 310k CH £745 (240), 340k Lim £780 (229), 370k CH £830 (224), 370k £785 (212), 320k £660 (206), 310k £605 (195); Kilrea farmer, 340k Lim £755 (222), 370k £750 (203); P Gilmore, Kilrea, 310k Lim £680 (219), 350k Sim £690 (197); Randalstown farmer, 330k Lim £700 (212); Kilrea farmer, 370k Lim £755 (204); Finvoy farmer, 420k CH £855 (204), 430k £868 (202), 420k £822 (196), 475k £905 (191); NJ McErlean, Portglenone, 380k Lim £775 (204), 420k £840 (200), 340k £670 (197); S Doherty, Rasharkin, 230k Sim £450 (196); G Henry, Knockloughrim, 380k CH £740 (195); M Draine, Toomebridge, 310k Lim £600 (194); W Devenney, Ballyronan, 530k CH £1025 (193).

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