Super entry of 250 calves on offer at Kilrea

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A super entry of 250 calves on Thursday 10th March met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: Glarryford farmer, BB £392; Kilrea farmer, Lim £372, AA £350; S McMurray, Dungiven, Sim £330; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Daq £325, Her £297; J W McCollum, Ballykelly, BB £302, £215; P McCann, Cookstown, Her £287, BB £240; M Cochrane, Mosside, BB £282; M S Robinson, Dungiven, BB £280, £200; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £280; J McCrea, Donemana, AA £275, £202; WJ and S Dunlop, Ballymoney, BB £270; R Bredin, Londonderry, Lim £268; J McNeill, Coleraine, AA £260; RJ and M Patterson, Coleraine, Her £240; A and R Crawford, Kilraughts, AA £218; W Connell, Claudy, Sim £214.

Heifer calves: R Bredin, Londonderry, Lim £342, £292, £285, £270; M Cochrane, Ballymoney, BB £300, £275; RJ and M Patterson, Coleraine, Her £285; NG and C Smyth, Glenwherry, FKV £285; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £278, £235; HC and JA Campbell, Ballymoney, BB £265; P McCann, Cookstown, Lim £255; A Scott, Ballymoney, Daq £245; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £242; JW McCollum, Ballykelly, BB £238, Her £220; C Close, Randalstown, Lim £235; M S Robinson, Dungiven, BB £224, £218; H and B Craig, Ballymena, Her £215;WJ and S Dunlop, Ballymoney, BB £210; S McMurray, Dungiven, AA £206; J McCrea, Donemana, AA £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £155.

Weanlings/suck calves: 50 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 14th March met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £4.18 per kg and £96.60per head. Ewes to £70. More required.

Lambs: M Patton, Ballymoney, 22.5k £94 (418); N Wallace, Coleraine, 17.5k £70 (400); Gilmore and Co, Boveedy, 22.5k £88.80 (395), 24k £91.20 (380); D Mulholland, Bellaghy, 21k £83 (395); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 22.5k £87.20 (388); S Creith, Bushmills, 24.5k £94.40 (385); M McLeister, Portglenone, 23k £88 (383); A Workman, Ballymoney, 22.5k £86 (382); J Higgins, Garvagh, 20.5k £78 (381); A McCaw, Coleraine, 22.5k £85.80 (381); Kilrea farmer, 23.5k £89 (379); T Kirk, Cloughmills, 23k £87 (378); B Jamieson, Armoy, 25.5k £96.20 (377); D McCloskey, Kilrea, 24.5k £92 (376); W Houston, Glarryford, 23.5k £88 (375); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 20k £74.80 (374); D Brooks, Magherafelt, 20.5k £76 (371); Garvagh farmer, 22k £81.20 (369); D Starrett, Kilrea, 24k £88.50 (369).

Fat ewes: 40 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £96.60.

Ewes to £70.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of 20 dairy stock on Tuesday 15th March met a good steady trade to a top of £1460.

J McCook, Ballymoney, calved second calvers to £1460, MB £1380; calved MB cow £1260; Co Down farmer, calved heifer £1150; J Watt, Templepatrick, calved heifer £1050; S Hamilton, Strabane, calved heifer £1000.

A super entry of 410 stock on Wednesday 16th March at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1120, heifers to £1070.00, fat cows to £1150.

Fat cows: (55 on offer, flying trade - more required).

R Shaw, Rasharkin, 600k Lim £880 (147), 560k £755 (135), 660k £780 (118); P Gilmore, Kilrea, 670k Lim £920 (137); S and S Houston, Maghera, 860k Lim bull £1150 (134); D Dunlop, Glarryford, 560k Fkv £725 (130); S and S Houston, Maghera, 480k Lim £625 (130); J Johnston, Magherafelt, 900k AA £1140 (127), 940k £1150 (122); A Linton, Garvagh, 810k Ch £1020 (126); R Campbell, Killykergan, 680k Lim £805 (118); R Boyd, Garvagh,a 570k Fri £650 (114); B McAuley, Bushmills, 660k BB £750 (114).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

P Gilmore, Kilrea, springers in calf Her £1400, £1270; R Boyd, Garvagh, Her bull £1200.

Heifers: Kilrea farmer, 340k Ch £807 (237), 340k £700 (206); WJ and G Henry, Armoy, 330k Ch £748 (227), 310k £670 (216), 390k £770 (197); K Mullan, Garvagh, 330k CH £732 (222); T Cairns, Claudy, 460k CH £1000 (217); M Maxwell, Dervock, 340k Lim £730 (215), 390k £780 (200); R O’Neill, Dunloy, 470k Ch £1000 (213); A Irwin, Garvagh, 300k Lim £630 (210); D and S Logan, Rasharkin, 260k Lim £535 (206); L McDonnell, Ballycastle, 460k Ch £912 (198), 360k Sim £708 (197); J Caskey, Kilrea, 500k CH £980 (196); Randalstown farmer, 440k Lim £860 (196); A Patterson, Magherafelt, 450k CH £880 (196).

Steers: Kilrea farmer, 360k Ch £835 (232), 310k Sim £705 (227), 340k £760 (224), 375k £800 (213), 400k Lim £800 (200), 410k Sim £800 (195); H Savage, Magherafelt, 230k Ch £532 (231), 300k £630 (210), 310k £620 (200); WJ and G Henry, Armoy, 320k Ch £700 (219), 330k £720 (218); S and D Donnelly, Ballintoy, 420k Ch £910 (217), 390k £830 (213), 410k £850 (207); T Martin, Dunloy, 440k Ch £940 (214), 460k £948 (206), 460k £932 (203), 460k £930 (202), 510k £1015 (199), 540k £1070 (198); D and S Logan, Rasharkin, 300k Lim £640 (213), 330k £650 (197); A Patterson, Magherafelt, 410k Ch £865 (211), 420k £830 (198), 430k £840 (195); C Mitchell, Coleraine, 340k Ch £700 (206); R O’Neill, Dunloy, 430k Ch £880 (205), 425k £860 (202); J McLaughlin, Portglenone, 330k Sim £670 (203).

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