Super entry of 260 calves at Kilrea met a flying trade

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A super entry of 260 calves on Thursday 3rd March met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: J McCrea, Donemana, AA £430, £242, Lim £225; A Evans, Dungiven, BB £390, £275; I Curry, Coleraine, AA £375; Kilrea farmer, MB £328, FKV £315, Lim £305; Maghera farmer, Lim £328, £310; M Black, Aghadowey, Lim £297, £202; A Gordon, Portglenone, Sim £285, BB £265, Her £262, Sim £257; G Park, Stewartstown, AA £275; D Taylor, Finvoy, Her £270; J Allen, Limavady, FKV £258; S Clarke, Maghera, AA £245; W Simpson, Cullybackey, AA £245; Eglinton farmer, AA £242; R Gillespie, Ahoghill, Lim £240; W Connell, Claudy, Sim £230; WJ and S Dunlop, Ballymoney, Her £215; C Keatley, Magherafelt, Her £212; WK Shiels, Maghera, AA £200.

Heifer calves: J McCrea, Donemana, AA £340, £275, £250; I Curry, Coleraine, AA £325, £222; A Evans, Dungiven, BB £280, Lim £258; Kilrea farmer, AA £280, £240; Grange Farms, Castlerock, AA £255; D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £255, Her £202; J Tannahill, Macosquin, BB £250; G Park, Stewartstown, AA £246; A Gordon, Portglenone, Sim £232; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £227, £224; C Keatley, Magherafelt, Her £225.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £135.

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

A small entry of around 385 on Monday 7th March met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.99 per kg and £100.00 er head. Ewes to £84.00. More required.

Lambs: Magherafelt farmer, 23k £91.80 (399); Garvagh farmer, 23k £91.70 (399); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 23.5k £92 (392); R Fulton, Dungiven, 23.5k £92 (392); S O’Kane, Garvagh, 20k £78 (390); P McIlvar, Garvagh, 19.5k £75.50 (387); P McCloskey, Feeny, 23k £89 (387); J Cousley, Magherafelt, 21.5k £83 (386); W Mitchell, Kilrea, 23.5k £90.70 (386); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 20k £77 (385), 18.5k £67.50 (365); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 23.5k £90.50 (385); Portglenone farmer, 24k £89 (371); Kilrea farmer, 22.5k £83.50 (371); D Robinson, Magherafelt, 21k £77 (367); D Adams, Bushmills, 23.5k £86 (366).

Fat ewes: 70 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £100.

Ewes to £84.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of 30 dairy stock on Tuesday 8th March met a good steady trade to a top of £1200.

Co Down farmer, calved cow £1200; R C Reid, Glarryford, calved heifers to £1180, £1120, £1060; Coleraine farmer, calved heifers to £1145, £1100; J McCook, Ballymoney, calved MB cows to £1070, £1055, £1040.

A super entry of 330 stock on Wednesday 9th March at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1200, heifers to £1135.00. Fat cows to £1025.

Fat cows: (45 on offer, flying trade - more required).

P and C Martin, Dunloy, 670k Lim £960 (143), 600k Bar £800 (133), 610k Sim £800 (131), 700k Her £850 (121), 660k Lim £800 (121), 760k Sim £920 (121); M Millar, Rasharkin, 620k Lim £850 (137); J Sayers, Cloughmills, 450k Hol £590 (131); J S Hamilton and Son, Kells, 590k BB £750 (127), 490k Lim £600 (122), 500k Ch £600 (120); P Ferris, Upperlands, 810k Daq £1025 (127); J McLaughlin, Claudy, 630k Ch £800 (127); W Tweed, Ballymoney, 590k Fri £720 (122); S Wallace, Tobermore, 810k Lim £920 (114); Bushmills Farmer, 480k Sh £535 (112).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

J Devlin, Coagh,(Dec), Ch cows with Ch bull calves at foot to £1700, £1540, Ch springers to £1230, £1110, Ch bull 760k £1500; D Morrow, Macosquin, 730k Ch bull £1420, 680k Ch bull £1280.

Heifers: P and C Martin, Dunloy, 380k Ch £962 (253), 360k £805 (224), 380k £792 (208), 360k £720 (200); J Devlin, Coagh,(Dec), 310k Ch £750 (242), 330k £740 (224); Kilrea farmer, 300k Ch £700 (233), 310k £715 (231), 300k Lim £680 (227), 330k CH £722 (219), 250k Lim £530 (212); K Cubitt, Rasharkin, 340k Lim £750 (221); P Sleeman, Limavady, 360k CH £792 (220), 350k £752 (215), 350k £715 (204), 270k £550 (2040; F Lennox, Casdtledawson, 390k CH £850 (218), 390k £832 (213), 370k £762 (206), 410k £840 (205), 360k £725 (201), 390k £760 (195); M Rosborough, Claudy, 300k Ch £655 (218), 320k £635 (198); J Whyte, Portglenone, 300k Ch £655 (218), 310k £622 (201); M Millar, Rasharkin, 400k Lim £855 (214), 420k £885 (211); J McLaughlin, Claudy, 360k Lim £760 (211), 350k Ch £700 (200); J McKeague, Dunloy, 490k Ch £1030 (210), 520k £1035 (199); A Patterson, Magherafelt, 410k Ch £855 (209), 340k £680 (200); M Loughlin, Portglenone, 330k Lim £685 (208); S Taylor, Macosquin, 310k Ch £645 (208); D Whyte, Portglenone, 320k Ch £655 (205); Kilrea farmer, 460k Ch £902 (196).

Steers: J Doherty, Garvagh, 245k CH £628 (256); P and C Martin, Dunloy, 350k Ch £860 (246), 380k £900 (237), 370k £800 (216), 400k £840 (210), 440k £904 (206), 400k £820 (205), 440k £900 (205), 420k £860 (205), 540k £1090 (202), 470k £940 (200), 440k Lim £880 (200), 540k Ch £1070 (198); D Whyte, Portglenone, 310k Ch £720 (232), 280k £600 (214), 310k £620 (200); S Taylor, Macosquin, 280k Ch £640 (229), 355k £740 (209), 340k AA £710 (209); S O’Kane, Ballymoney, 310k CH £705 (227), 350k £765 (219); J McLaughlin, Claudy, 350k Ch £790 (226), 390k Lim £834 (214), 400k £780 (195), 410k £800 (195); S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 330k Lim £730 (221), 219k £680 (219); E Wells, Garvagh, 280k AA £620 (221); Kilrea farmer, 360k Sim £780 (217), 380k Ch £820 (216); J O’Connor, Drumsurn, 360k Lim £780 (217); T Martin, Dunloy, 440k Ch £950 (216), 470k £1000 (213), 470k £955 (203), 470k £945 (201), 470k £930 (198); A Patterson, Magherafelt, 440k CH £935 (213), 460k £900 (196); J Devlin, Coagh (Dec), 380k Ch £800 (211), 420k £850 (202), 460k £920 (200); J McKeague, Dunloy, 470k Ch £955 (203); A Millar, Antrim, 450k Ch £900 (200); M Tanner, Castlerock, 420k Ch £840 (200); F Lennox, Castledawson, 370k Ch £725 (196); G Campbell, Garvagh, 400k Lim £780 (195).

Friesian steers a flying trade with more strong demand.