Super entry of 220 calves at Kilrea

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A super entry of 220 calves on Thursday 25th February, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: A Evans, Dungiven, BB £390, £340, Lim £255; B Gilmore, Rasharkin, Lim £370; Cullybackey farmer, Sim £370, £318; P McCracken, Cookstown, Lim £365; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £355, £295; Coleraine farmer, Lim £355, £348; Ballymoney farmer, AA £350; M Kelso, Portglenone, Her £290, Sim £260, £250; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Her £286; B Madden, Maghera, AA £278; M Cochrane, Mosside, BB £275, £262; R Bell, Portglenone, FKV £245; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, AA £242; A and R Crawford, Kilraughts, AA £205.

Heifer calves: Coleraine farmer, Lim £400, £272; P McCracken, Cookstown, BB £382, Lim £355; M Cochrane, Mosside, BB £360, £270, AA £204; W Campbell, Magherafelt, DAQ £292; A Evans, Dungiven, BB £265, Lim £252; Ballymoney farmer, CH £244; Portglenone farmer, Lim £238; T and D Cameron, Coleraine, Sim £225, AA £202; J and S Linton, Coleraine, BB £222; A and R Crawford, Kilraughts, AA £202; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Her £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £100.

Weanlings/suck calves

70 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A small entry of around 350 on Monday 29th February met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.95 per kg and £100.00 per head. Ewes to £75.00. More required.

Lambs: N Royle, Kilrea, 22.5k £88.80 (395); Gilmore and Co, Boveedy, 23k £89.60 (390); M McLeister, Portglenone, 23k £88.80 (386); J Hassan, Bellaghy, 21k £79.20 (377); McIlrath Farms, Kilrea, 25k £93.80 (375); F McClenaghan, Garvagh, 23.5k £87.50 (372); Garvagh farmer, 22.5k £82.50 (367); Portglenone farmer, 23k £84 (365).

Fat ewes: 20 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £100.

Ewes to £75.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 1st March met a good steady trade to a top of £1210.

RC Reid, Glarryford, calved heifers to £1210, £1100; J Killen, Campsie, calved heifers to £1200, £1100, £1000.

A super entry of 320 stock on Wednesday 2nd March at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1220, heifers to £1110.00, fat cows to £1115.

Fat cows: (50 on offer, flying trade – more required).

T O’Neill, Claudy, 540k Lim £800 (148); J McNeilly, Toomebridge, 600k Fri bull £840 (140); EJ Connor, Maghera, 1130k CH bull £1500 (133); J O’Kane, Kilrea, 810k Par £1115 (138); R Shaw, Rasharkin, 690k CH £930 (135), 540k Lim £720 (133), 690k CH £880 (128), 640k Lim £800 (125); M Smyth, Macosquin, 720k CH £970 (135), 670k £900 (134), 810k £1040 (128); W Kelso, Portglenone, 650k Fri £730 (112).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Claudy farmer, Lim cow with BB heifer calf at foot £1480, Lim cow and Lim heifer calf £1440; Claudy farmer, Lim heifer with CH bull calf £1370; Dunloy farmer, batch of springers Her fourth calver £1285, third calver Sim £1155, second calver Sim £1135.

Heifers: Kilrea farmer, 320k CH £775 (242); P Mullan, Garvagh, 230k CH £535 (233); J Hamilton and Son, Kells, 330k CH £738 (224), 270k £595 (220), 335k Lim £710 (212), 340k £720 (212), 300k SHB £630 (210), 330k £692 (210); H Mullan, Garvagh, 270k CH £582 (216), 220k £460 (209); K Cubitt, Rasharkin, 250k Lim £535 (214); E McSorley, Draperstown, 160k Lim £340 (213), 270k £565 (209); J McNicholl, Garvagh, 240k Lim £490 (204); P and C Martin, Dunloy, 400k CH £805 (201), 410k Lim £825 (201), 420k CH £840 (200); S and J McCloy, Cullybackey, 400k CH £795 (199), 370k £725 (196); D Boyle, Dunloy, 300k Par £595 (198); B Killen, Campsie, 560k CH £1110 (198), 470k £920 (196), 460k £895 (195); G Henry, Knockloughrim, 390k CH £770 (197); Randalstown Farmer, 540k CH £1065 (197); D McLaughlin, Ballymoney, 420k Lim £825 (196); R Martin, Dunloy, 330k CH £650 (197).

Steers: S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 290k CH £720 (248), 330k £770 (233), 290k £660 (228), 370k £800 (216); R Shaw, Rasharkin, 250k Lim £620 (248); E Cole, Macosquin, 330k CH £795 (241), 380k £795 (209), 400k £800 (200); D and G McMaster, Maghera, 290k CH £690 (238), 330k £730 (221), 400k £830 (208), 380k £780 (205), 380k £765 (201), 340k £670 (197); D McKay, Ballymena, 245k Lim £570 (233); Kilrea Farmer, 350k AA £800 (229); Ballymena Farmer, 320k Lim £730 (228), 380k £770 (203), 480k £960 (200); J McNicholl, Garvagh, 230k Lim £525 (228), 360k £735 (204); J Logan, Maghera, 250k Sim £565 (226); F Lennox, Castledawson, 330k CH £730 (221), 440k £940 (214); T Doherty, Maghera, 320k Sim £690 (216), 320k CH £680 (213); T Martin, Dunloy, 460k CH £985 (214), 450k £935 (208), 450k £920 (204), 460k £925 (201), 480k £935 (195), 510k £995 (195); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 320k CH £675 (211), 380k Lim £790 (208), 320k CH £660 (206); R Cole, Macosquin, 350k CH £740 (211), 410k £845 (206), 430k DAQ £870 (202); Randalstown farmer, 460k Lim £950 (207), 460k £905 (197), 520k £1015 (195); Kilrea Farmer, 410k CH £845 (206), 440k £905 (206), 400k Sim £800 (200), 420k CH £820 (195); S Bolton, Upperlands, 560k AA £1150 (205), 540k £1080 (200); R Martin, Dunloy, 250k CH £510 (204); T Taylor, Garvagh, 430k AA £875 (204), 450k CH £875 (204), 450k AA £880 (196); W McCaughern, Finvoy, 240k Lim £485 (202); D McLaughlin, Ballymoney, 450k AA £905 (201); J Irwin, Ballymoney, 550k CH £1075 (196).

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