Super entry of calves and weanlings at Kilrea

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A super entry of 210 calves and 60 weanlings on Thursday 7th January, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: J Gordon, Kilrea, BB £348; Maghera Farmer, Lim £348; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £322; M Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £285, Her £258, £230; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £275; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £272; Portglenone Farmer, CH £255; T and D Cameron, Coleraine, AA £252; RA and RJ Cousley, Moneymore, FKV £230; C Kelly, Draperstown, Lim £222; W Wylie, Dunloy, FKV £210; J Oliver, Limavady, Lim £200.

Heifer calves: Maghera Farmer, CH £390; O Bradley, Magherafelt, CH £305; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £290, £240; T and D Cameron, Coleraine, BB £260, Sim £242; C Kelly, Draperstown, Lim £245; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £242, £210, £200; M Kelso, Portglenone, AA £240, Her £228; S Moffett, Coagh, BB £222; Magherafelt farmer, BB £215; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £210.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £178.

Weanlings/suck calves: 60 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 11th January met a super trade with quality lambs amd ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.37 per kg and £82.70 per head. Ewes to £82.00 More required.

Lambs: S Mullan, Armoy, 22k £74.20 (337); JC Henry, Coleraine, 24.5k £81.80 (334), 24.5k £75 (306); J O’Connor, Drumsurn, 24k £79.60 (332); T Wright, Ballymoney, 23k £76 (330); Ballymoney Farmer, 21k £68 (324); T Smyth, Kilrea, 23k £74.20 (323); T and W Taylor, Ballymoney, 24k £77 (321), 20k £64 (320), 22k £70 (318); K Lawrence, Castleroe, 23.5k £75.40 (321), 21.5K £67.50 (314); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 22.5k £72 (320), 25.5k £78 (306); M Smyth, Macosquin, 25k £79 (316), 23.5k £73 (311); A Cooper, Garvagh, 21.5k £67.50 (314), 23.5k £72 (306); W McKay, Glarryford, 23.5k £73.40 (312); S and F McAllister, Ballycastle, 24k £74 (308); S Boyle, Dunloy, 19k £58.20 (306); DA Norris and Sons, Coleraine, 20k £61 (305), 25k £75 (300); M Burton, Limavady, 20.5k £62 (302); W Peden, Dervock, 22k £66 (300).

Fat ewes: 80 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £82.70.

Ewes to £82.

Rams to £86.50.

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 January met a good steady trade to a top of £1140.

A good entry of 130 stock on Wednesday 13th January at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1118, heifers to £1300.00 Fat cows to £1138.

Fat cows: (30 on offer, flying trade – more required).

SJ Wilson, Dungiven, 820k Lim £1138 (139); F Cunning, Glarryford, 820k Sim £1120 (137), 650k £875 (135); J Kirk, Clough, 440k AYR £500 (114); J Kenning, Desertmartin, 590k Her £635 (108).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: D McKay, Ballymena, 230k Lim £612 (266), 270k £642 (238), 230k £500 (217); Kilrea farmer, 350k Lim £755 (216), 320k Her £675 (211), 450k CH £932 (207), 350k Lim £720 (206); W McQuitty, Clough, 310k CH £670 (216); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 320k CH £670 (209); B Killen, Campsie, 350k Lim £720 (206), 425k £842 (198), 480k £945 (197), 450k £875 (194), 360k £695 (193); M McNeill, Cushendun, 495k Lim £982 (198), 500k CH £990 (198); O Shiels & Co, Kilrea, 590k Par £1165 (198), 500k £970 (194); F Cunning, Glarryford, 310k Sim £605 (195).

Steers: W McQuitty, Clough, 285k CH £680 (239); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 345k CH £805 (233), 360k £800 (222), 380k £820 (216), 380k CH £810 (213); JS Hamilton and Son, Kells, 450k CH £987 (219), 430k £907 (211), 410k Lim £825 (201), 500k CH £1002 (200); J McLeister, Portglenone, 320k Lim £700 (219); D Crockett, Kilrea, 390k CH £835 (214); A Stewart, Portglenone, 430k CH £885 (206); S Bolton, Kilrea, 420k Her £842 (201); Kilrea farmer, 390k Lim £780 (200).

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