Super entry of calves and weanlings at Kilrea

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A super entry of 170 calves and 25 weanlings on Thursday 21st January, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: C Keane and Sons, Moneymore, BB £350, £318, FKV £200; J McCook, Ballymoney, MB £300; Kilrea farmer, SH £270; W Connell, Claudy, AA £260; S Dobbin, Bushmills, Her £260, £252; S McGill, Aghadowey, CH £225; H and B Craig, Ballymena, Her £220.

Heifer calves: D Scott, Coleraine, BB £300; A Hartley, Moneymore, BB £245; Randalstown farmer, AA £240; E Tosh, Castlerock, Lim £237; WK Shiels, Maghera, BB £228; Ballymoney Ffrmer, Her £225; S Dobbin, Bushmills, Her £220; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £207; JW McCollum, Ballykelly, Her £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £144.

Weanlings/suck calves: 25 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A smaller entry of around 580 on Monday 25th January met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.78 per kg and £91.50 per head. Ewes to £85.00 More required.

Lambs: R Wylie, Bushmills, 18.5k £70 (378), 23.5k £83 (353); I McCaughern, Rasharkin, 20k £75 (375); M O’Neill, Limavady, 23k £85 (370), 20k £70 (350); S Montgomery, Dunloy, 22k £81 (368); H O’Kane, Kilrea, 21k £76.70 (365); R McIlroy, Coleraine, 23k £83.70 (364); E Steele, Portglenone, 22k £80 (364); J Christie, Ballymoney, 21.5k £77.50 (361); E Hutchinson, Maghera, 22k £79.50 (361); Macosquin Farmer, 24k £86 (358); R Fulton, Dungiven, 22k £78 (355); A Good, Draperstown, 19k £67 (353); N Wylie, Portglenone, 25k £88 (352), 18.5k £65 (351); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 18.5K £65 (351); Kilrea farmer, 22.5k £78.80 (350); P McLaughlin, Dungiven, 25k £87.50 (350); Steele Farms, Bushmills, 24k £84 (350).

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

Heavy lambs to £91.50.

Ewes to £85.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A super entry of 85 dairy stock on Tuesday 26th January met a good steady trade to a top of £1780.

T Buchanan, Clough, second calver £1780, calved heifers to £1490, £1290, third calver £1240; C Casey, Castlerock, calved heifers to £1690, £1460, £1240; B McAfee, Aghadowey, calved heifers to £1600, £1380; G Booth, Stewartstown, calved heifer £1520, second calver £1500; J McCook, Ballymoney, calved MB second calver to £1400, MB fourth calver £1120; B Kelso, Maghera, calved heifers to £1380; J Suffern, Crumlin, calved AYR heifers to £1320, £1230, £1210, £1200; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, second calver £1120.

A good entry of 200 stock on Wednesday 27th January at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1155, heifers to £1110.00, fat cows to £1150.

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

JG Donaghy, Claudy, 580k Lim £895 (154), 650k £820 (126); T Cairns, Claudy, 840k Lim £1150 (137), 770k £940 (122), 840k £1025 (122), 770k £870 (113); S Hanna, Cullybackey, 620k Lim £850 (137), 570k £680 (119); JR Mullan, Garvagh, 720k Lim £980 (136); D Dunlop, Glarryford, 580k FKV £785 (135), 530k £595 (112); B McAuley, Bushmills, 690k Lim £930 (135); SJ Wilson, Dungiven, 640k Lim £840 (131); M McElwee, Moneymore, 600k Fri £755 (126); S and S Houston, Maghera, 630k BB £790 (125); A Montgomery, Portglenone, 590k IM £670 (114).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

J Donaghy, Claudy, second calver PAR with BB bull calf at foot to £1650, Lim cow with Lim bull calf £1410, AA hfer with CH bull calf £1360.

Heifers: A Dougherty, Castlerock, 250k Lim £600 (240); F Cunning, Glarryford, 255k Sim £605 (237); P Dougherty, Castlerock, 290k CH £665 (229), 320k £730 (228); P Conway, Derry, 310k Lim £690 (223); Kilrea farmer, 350k CH £770 (220), 320k Par £670 (209), 320k Lim £670 (209); J McGarry, Dunloy, 430k CH £920 (214), 470k £980 (209), 460k £945 (205), 470k £960 (204); B McAuley, Bushmills, 380k Lim £810 (213); GR Wallace, Kilrea, 390k CH £795 (204).

Steers: W Chesney, Ahoghill, 280k Lim £615 (220); R Allen, Randalstown, 400k Par £840 (210), 370k CH £750 (203), 420k Lim £830 (198), 390k CH £760 (195), 460k £880 (191); J Mullan, Garvagh, 350k Lim £725 (207), 370k £750 (203), 400k £770 (193), 520k £995 (191); Kilrea farmer, 480k CH £975 (203), 490k £985 (201); P Conway, Park, 310k Lim £625 (202), 300k £600 (200); Upperlands farmer, 430k Lim £870 (202), 470k £910 (194); RC and JC Watson, Rasharkin, 490k Lim £970 (198); Kilrea farmer, 490k Sim £965 (197); J Toner, Rasharkin, 520k Lim £995 (191), 510k £970 (190).

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