Super entry of calves and weanlings at Kilrea meet a flying trade

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A super entry of 190 calves and 60 weanlings on Thursday 19th November, met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull Calves: D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £322; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £320; H Harbison, Aghadowey, AA £305, £280; Her £265; S Dobbin, Bushmills, Her £296, £275; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £295, £292; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £290; AA £255, BB £206; WK Shiels, Maghera, AA £282; Maghera farmer, Lim £280, Her £265; R Fleming, Garvagh, SH £260; W and I Whiteside, Limavady, AA £242; A and R Crawford, AA £237, £232; W & M Kennedy, Cullybackey, AA £235; D Mulholland, Bellaghy, Lim £235, £230; J and I Jamison, Coleraine, Lim £228; Lakeview Farm, Ballyronan, Lim £228; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £225.

Heifer calves: R McTeague, Draperstown, CH £372; Maghera farmer, Her £302, Lim £275; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £282; S Dobbin, Bushmills, Her £260, £232, £222, £202; Lakeview Farm, Ballyronan, CH £250, Lim £202; Ballymena Farmer, BB £245; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £245; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £240, £232; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, Her £235, BB £215, £206; D Mulholland, Bellaghy, Lim £225.

Friesian calves: Super Trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £115.

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 500 on Monday 23rd November met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.31 per kg and £74.00 per head. Small entry of ewes to £70.00. More required.

Lambs: Upperlands farmer, 17.5k £58 (331), 22k £67.40 (306); R Young, Ballymoney, 19k £59.70 (314), 23k £68.50 (298); D McClelland, Limavady, 23.5k £71.80 (306); F O’Kane, Swatragh, 20.5k £62 (302); D Robinson, Magherafelt, 22k £66.20 (301); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 21k £63 (300); A Mullan, Armoy, 22k £66 (300); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 22.5k £67 (298); T Smyth, Kilrea, 21.5k £64 (298); J Kane, Armoy, 23k £68.20 (297); P McCracken, Cookstown, 21k £61.80 (294); L Reid, Coleraine, 23k 67.50 (294); S Marshall, Ballymena, 22.5k £66 (293); Kilrea farmer, 22.5k £66 (293); O Shiels and Co, Kilrea, 22.5k £66 (293); A and O Smyth, Ballymoney, 24k £69.50 (290); G Fleming, Ballymoney, 22.5k £65 (289), 17k £49.10 (289); W Jeffers, Coleraine, 23k £66.50 (289); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 23k £66.50 (289); GR Wallace, Kilrea, 24k £69.20 (288); A Cooper, Garvagh, 22.5k £64.50 (287); M Burton, Limavady, 24k £68.50 (285); J Cousley, Magherafelt, 23.5k £67 (285); P McAtamney, Ballymoney, 20.5k £58 (283), 25k £70.50 (282); Gilmore & Co, Kilrea, 25.5k £72 (282); K Lawrence, Coleraine, 25.5k £71.80 (282); R McCaughey, Cullybackey, 25k £70.50 (282).

Fat ewes: 20 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy Lambs to £74.00.

Ewes to £70.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A super entry of 75 dairy stock on Tuesday 24th November met a good steady trade to a top of £1610.

S Taylor, Macosquin, Calved Heifers to £1610, £1510, £1240; J Suffern, Crumlin, pedigree Ayrshires, calved cow to £1480, calved heifers to £1330, £1250, £1220; T Buchanan, Clough, calved heifers to £1400, third calver £1050; D Taylor, Portglenone, calved heifer £1250; J Surgenor, Dervock, calved heifers to £1220; S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1200, £1100; B McAfee, Aghadowey, calved heifers to £1200, £1150; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, calved cow £1160; served Ayrshire heifers to £800.

A smaller entry of 160 stock on Wednesday 25th November at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1177, heifers to £1015.

Fat cows: (40 on offer, flying trade – more required).

P Gilmore, Kilrea, 600k BB £880 (147); M McElhinney, Claudy, 470k Lim £640 (136); W Rea, Ballymoney, 720k Lim £910 (126); WK Shiels, Maghera, 470k Fri £560 (119); D Dunlop, Glarryford, 570k FKV £675 (118); M Gibson, Coleraine, 680k BB £800 (118), 680k Lim £695 (102); RD McWhirter, Glarryford, 610k Hol £710 (116); J McCracken, Randalstown, 640k Sim £720 (113); B McCullagh, Feeny, 760k Lim £830 (109); S Gaston, Dunloy, 560k Sim £600 (107); R Gibson, Coleraine, 660k BB £680 (103), 680k £695 (102), 670k £680 (102); JP Kerr, Toome, 660k DAQ £680 (103); H Walsh, Portglenone, 930k Lim Bull £1005 (108); W Rea, Nutts Corner, 700k Fri Bull £750 (107).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

J Kearney, Ballymoney, CH cow with CH heifer calf at foot to £1510; J Devlin, Coagh, CH cow with CH bull calf at foot to £1380.

Heifers: Kilrea farmer, 370k Lim £735 (199); JP Kerr, Toome, 490k Lim £932 (190); WK Shiels, Maghera, 380k AA £705 (186); G Jeffers, Ballyronan, 300k CH £555 (185); P McGuckian, Dunloy, 550k Lim £1015 (185).

Steers: T Martin, Limavady, 370k DAQ £790 (214), 370k £765 (207), 350k £672 (192); W Rea, Ballymoney, 480k CH £970 (202); G and C Neely, Upperlands, 320k AA £637 (199); F Ferran, Portglenone, 400k BB £785 (196); F McNeilly, Glarryford, 470k Lim £907 (193), 580k £1100 (190), 500k £942 (188); D Nesbitt, Magherafelt, 440k Lim £850 (193); H and P Palmer, Desertmartin, 550k Lim £1062 (193); J Moore, Dunloy, 390k Lim £735 (189); R Buchanan, Dungiven, 630k CH £1177 (187); JP Kerr, Toome, 500k Lim £935 (187).

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