Super entry of calves and weanlings at Kilrea

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A super entry of 150 calves and 70 weanlings on Thursday 3rd December, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: P McCracken, Cookstown, Lim £332, AA £265; T McNeill, Aghadowey, FKV £332, £302, £285, £282, £255, £225; Randalstown Farmer, Lim £310; A Gregg, Glarryford, FKV £272; H Harbison, Aghadowey, Her £268; Maghera Farmer, Lim £268, £246; S Clarke, Maghera, AA £245; W Simpson, Cullybackey, AA £235; G & EM Pollock, Ballymoney, MB £225; WK Shiels, Maghera, AA £220; J Rainey, Ahoghill, Fri £205; H Hutchinson, Tobermore, CH £200.

Heifer calves: W and R Peden, Lim £320, £278; A Meighen, Dungiven, BB £310, Her £262; P McArthur, Limavady, BB £282; J McNeilly, Randalstown, Her £245.

Friesian calves: Super Trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £188.

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 680 on Monday 7th December met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £2.98 per kg and £74 per head. Ewes to £70.00 More required.

Lambs: McIlrath Farms, Kilrea, 21.5k £64 (298); E Hegarty, Blackhill, 25k £74 (296); T and J Leeke, Aghadowey, 22k £68.50 (293); J McNeill, Coleraine, 22.5k £65.75 (292); D Campton, Cookstown, 24k £69.50 (290); R Drennan, Draperstown, 20k £58 (290); L Reid, Coleraine, 21k £60.70 (289); W Kyle, Maghera, 17.5k £50.50 (289); Macosquin Farmer, 23.5k £68 (289); K Lawrence, Castleroe, 23.5k £67.75 (288); T & W Taylor, Ballymoney, 23k £66.30 (288), 22.5k £64.50 (287), 24.5k £70 (286); T McNeilly, Toomebridge, 22k £63.20 (287); L McKinley, Portstewart, 18.5k £53 (286); P Taylor, Garvagh, 25k £71.50 (286); W McCracken, Limavady, 23k £65.50 (285); GR Wallace, Kilrea, 20k £57 (285); S Hunter, Bushmills, 24.5k £69.50 (284); H Wylie, Rasharkin, 24.5k £69.50 (284); DW Bristow, Portglenone, 23k £65 (283); Cookstown Farmer, 23k £65 (283); T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, 21.5k £60.50 (281); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 22.5k £63 (280).

Fat ewes: 30 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy Lambs to £74. Ewes to £70. Rams to £81. 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 8th December met a good steady trade to a top of £1440.

JA Nevin, Ringsend, calved heifer £1440; H and B Craig, Ballymena, calved heifer £1430; Hillsborough farmer, second calver £1320; J Surgenor, Dervock, second calvers to £1300; K Tohill, Kilrea, calved heifer £1250.

A good entry of 150 stock on Wednesday 9th December at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1225, heifers to £1147.

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

A McLeister, Portglenone, 630k FKV £902 (143); A McLaughlin, Bellarena, 660k AA £880 (133), 560k £690 (123), 700k £815 (116); HA McCloskey, Garvagh, 670k Lim £860 (128); M O’Kane, Bellaghy, 630k Lim £750 (119), 540k £580 (107); W Moore, Macosquin, 560k Lim £640 (114); M Kelso, Portglenone, 620k Fri £700 (113); J Bradley and Sons, Ringsend, 600k PIE £670 (112); A Andrews, Castlerock, 530k Lim £587 (111).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required. T Taylor, Garvagh, Lim cow with AA bull calf at foot £1030.

Heifers: CD and S McAuley, Toomebridge, 510k Lim £980 (192), 470k £845 (180); Ballycastle farmer, 420k Lim £795 (189), 480k CH £905 (189); R Getty, Upperlands, 530k CH £980 (185), 630k £1145 (182); W and R Peden, Ballymoney, 350k Lim £630 (180).

Steers: Claudy farmer, 410k CH £810 (198); T Martin, Limavady, 380k DAQ £735 (193), 430k £775 (180); J McFaul, Coleraine, 600k CH £1150 (192); S Boyle, Dunloy, 550k Par £1048 (191); Toomebridge Farmer, 460k AA £880 (191); A and S Hall, Macosquin, 570k AA £1090 (191), 450k AA £840 (187), 520k £950 (183); W McKendry, Cullybackey, 480k Lim £918 (191), 550k £1045 (190), 540k £1005 (186), 580k £1060 (183); Swatragh Farmer, 490k Lim £932 (190); J Campbell, Upperlands, 630k AA £1190 (189), 660k £1225 (186); D McLaughlin, Portglenone, 360k Lim £680 (189); G McKeever, Toome, 380k DAQ £710 (187).

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