Super entry of 290 calves at Kilrea

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A super entry of 290 calves on Thursday 7th April met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: M Hamilton, Donemana, AA £418, £335; J and B Allingham, Eglinton, AA £348, £315, £255, £212; J E and S Bloomfield, Portglenone, BB £297; G Speers, Knockloughrim, Lim £275; J Lamont, Macosquin, MB £260, £210; G W and D Millen, Aghadowey, AA £250, £245; W T A Kelso, Portglenone, Lim £242; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, AA £235; W and R Peden, Ballymoney, Lim £232; J Forsythe, Moneymore, Her £222; R Lennox, Magherafelt, Lim £212; W Campbell, Garryduff, Fkv £207; C Keatley, Magherafelt, Her £206; W K Shiels, Maghera, BB £204.

Heifer calves: D Steele, Ballymoney, BB £330; D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £318, £292, £270; W K Shiels, Maghera, BB £290; J Forsythe, Moneymore, Her £270, £220; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, Her £270; G Speers, Knockloughrim, Lim £265; W and R Peden, Ballymoney, Lim £245; Maghera farmer, AA £240; G E Bates, Moneymore, AA £230; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £220.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £170.

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 470 on Monday 11th April met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £4.47 per kg and £94.50 per head. Ewes to £94.00. More required.

Spring lambs: T Smyth, Kilrea, 17k £76 (447); J Canning, Limavady, 20.5k £88 (429); L Reid, Coleraine, 22.5k £92 (409); D McCloskey, Kilrea, 22.5k £92 (409); G R Wallace, Kilrea, 22k £90 (409).

Heavy springs to top of £94.50.

Hoggets: J McLeister, Portglenone, 23k £93 (404); N Wilkinson, Cookstown, 22k £87 (396); E McMullan, Rasharkin, 21k £83 (395); M Galbraith, Coleraine, 22.5k £85 (378); T Hunter, Aghadowey, 22k £81 (368); D Mulholland, Bellaghy, 24.5k £89.50 (365).

Fat ewes: 160 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £94.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 12th May met a good steady trade to a top of £1110.

T McCracken, Limavady, calved heifer £1110; W Millar (Jnr), Coleraine, calved heifers to £1070, £1050; J A Nevin, Ringsend, calved heifer £1060.

A super entry of 330 stock on Wednesday 13th April at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1170, heifers to £1050.00. Fat cows to £1120.

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

P McCord, Randalstown, 660k Lim £1120 (170), 530k BB £795 (150); T Patton, Eglinton, 500k Lim £755 (151), 740k Sim £900 (122); R Cochrane, Coleraine, 670k Lim £900 (134); Coleraine farmer, 730k Lim £950 (130); Ballymoney farmer, 560k Lim £720 (129); J J and B J Rankin, Limavady, 570k BB £730 (128); Kilrea farmer, 750k Sim £935 (125), 730k Daq £902 (124), 710k Pie £880 (124); J Logan, Maghera, 620k Lim £755 (122); S and S Houston, Maghera, 610k Ch £740 (121); S Jackson, Bellaghy, 600k Ch £715 (119); B Rowe, Upperlands, 750k Fkv £890 (119); N J McErleean, Portglenone, 650k Lim £760 (117).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

S Bolton, Culnady, springing BB heifer £1150.

Heifers: C and J Kelly, Bellarena, 340k Ch £780 (229), 290k £655 (226), 340k £742 (218), 360k £730 (203), 330k £662 (201), 290k £580 (200), 330k £655 (199); J Doherty, Garvagh, 230k Ch £522 (227); Ballymena farmer, 295k Ch £632 (214), 365k £718 (197); S and J McCloy, Cullybackey, 400k Lim £840 (210); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 370k Lim £770 (208); D Fulton, Ballymoney, 380k Lim £760 (200), 340k £650 (191); Kilrea farmer, 330k Daq £660 (200); T Campbell, Rasharkin, 440k Par £875 (199), 440k £840 (191); Kilrea farmer, 320k Lim £620 (194); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 460k Par £890 (194).

Steers: J Doherty, Garvagh, 240k Ch £600 (250); Kilrea farmer, 270k Lim £645 (239), 280k £630 (225), 340k Daq £750 (221), 360k Lim £780 (217), 390k Sim £818 (210), 440k Lim £900 (205), 410k £790 (193); R W Kane, Ballintoy, 310k Ch £715 (231), 300k Lim £668 (223); S D Quigg, Maghera, 320k Lim £708 (221); Randalstown farmer, 345k Lim £745 (216); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 420k Lim £812 (193).

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