Calved heifers sell up to £1700 at Kilrea Mart

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A smaller entry of 180 calves on Thursday 24th November met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: Claudy Farmer, AA £368, £360; J and S Linton, Coleraine, BB £362, AA £230, Her £200; Magherafelt farmer, Sim £340, Ch £222; W Simpson, Cullybackey, Her £322; Randalstown farmer, Ch £302; D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £300, Mb £240, £225; T and D Cameron, Coleraine, AA £286; J and B Allingham, Eglinton, AA £270, £258; J Knox and Sons, Aghadowey, AA £262, £242; W and A Houston, Glarryford, AA £258; R Hill, Randalstown, AA £250; J and I Jamison, Coleraine, Lim £248, £240; W McCormick, Ballycastle, AA £237, Lim £228; R J and A Boyce, Garvagh, AA £225; W K Shiels, Maghera, AA £220, £208; C Walls, Ballyronan, Lim £200.

Heifer calves: R Hamilton, Moneymore, Lim £298; Maghera farmer, Lim £292, AA £292; G Glass, Garvagh, AA £260, £200; K Scullion, Portglenone, Lim £238; R Hill, Randalstown, BB £232; D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £195; R J and A Boyce, Garvagh, AA £194; J and S Linton, Coleraine, Her £192.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £174.

Weanlings/suck calves: 50 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly. Young Friesian lumps a super trade.

A smaller entry of around 340 on Monday 28th November met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.62 per kg and £84.00 per head. Ewes to £75. More required.

Lambs: J Adams, Kilrea, 19k, £68.80 (362), 21.5k, £71 (330); E Jamison, Macosquin, 19.5k, £69 (354), 17k, £58.70 (345), 20k, £67 (335), 21.5k, £71.20 (331); Portglenone farmer, 23.5k, £82.00 (348); K Lawrence, Castleroe, 22.5k, £77 (342); S Harkin, Limavady, 20k, £67.50 (338); P McAtamney, Ballymoney, 20k, £67.50 (338); L McKinley, Portstewart, 22.5k, £76 (338); J Gould, Ringsend, 23k, £77 (335); R Henderson, Tobermore, 24k, £80 (333); D McFerran, Rasharkin, 20k, £66.20 (331); E Calvin, Coleraine, 23k, £76 (330); S McLoughlin, Limavady, 23.5k, £77.50 (330); D Wylie, Rasharkin, 23k, £76 (330).

Fat ewes: 60 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £84.00. Ewes to £75.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of 35 dairy stock on Tuesday 29th November met a good steady trade to a top of £1700 for a calved heifer.

B Annett, Hillsborough, calved heifers to £1700, £1480, £1400; S Adams, Cloughmills, calved heifers to £1670, £1530, £1490; R Orr, Ballymena, calved heifers to £1570, £1510; J McCook, Ballymoney, calved heifer to £1500, calved Mb cows to £1460, calved Mb heifer £1400; K Wilkinson, Cookstown, calved heifer £1500; B and M Hanna, Ballymoney, calved heifers to £1440, £1330; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, calved cows to £1430, £1390; G Young, Ballymena, calved heifer £1345; W McKendry, Cullybackey, calved Fkv heifer £1250; S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifer to £1230.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A smaller entry of 200 stock on Wednesday 30th November at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1200, heifers to £1218, fat cows £1040.

Fat cows: (60 on offer, flying trade - more required).

Claudy farmer, 520k Lim, £1040 (200), 510k, £720 (141); W B McKinney, Finvoy, 470k AA, £758 (161); A Patterson, Ballymoney, 590k Lim, £920 (156), 630k AA, £840 (133), 630k, £825 (131), 690k, £872 (126), 740k, £910 (123); Ballymoney farmer, 600k Sim, £932 (155), 710k Daq, £925 (130), 650k Lim, £815 (125); Swatragh farmer, 710k Lim, £1040 (147); Ballintoy farmer, 580k Sim, £835 (144), 650k Daq, £860 (132); W Moore, Macosquin, 560k Lim, £775 (138), 550k, £670 (122), 650k AA, £765 (118); D Taylor, Finvoy, 550k Hol, £750 (136); T Martin, Dunloy, 570k Lim, £772 (135); J Campbell, Upperlands, 760k AA, £995 (131), 610k, £750 (123); J Christie, Ballymoney, 530k Lim, £675 (127); Draperstown farmer, 640k Sh, £772 (121); S Eaton, Dungiven, 690k AA, £818 (119); Bellaghy farmer, 540k Fr, £645 (119); Toome farmer, 590k AA, £700 (119).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: Kilrea farmer, 315k Ch, £720 (229); Tobermore farmer, 450k Daq £982 (218); Ballymoney farmer, 270k Lim, £570 (211); Ballymena farmer, 580k Lim, £1218 (210), 580k, £1170 (202), 530k, £1020 (193); Portglenone farmer, 470k Lim, £970 (206), 460k Sim, £910 (198), 510k Lim, £978 (192); R McAllister, Bushmills, 470k Lim, £950 (202), 410k, £800 (195), 510k, £980 (192); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 455k Ch, £900 (198); Toome farmer, 430k Lim, £830 (193); S Eaton, Dungiven, 420k Lim, £807 (192); J Christie, Ballymoney, 530k Daq, £1005 (190).

Steers: Kilrea farmer, 320k Ch, £730 (228), 330k, £700 (212), 340k, £700 (206), 370k Lim, £730 (197); Kilrea farmer, 390k Ch, £875 (224), 430k, £942 (219); Ballymena farmer, 430k St, £860 (200); Ballymoney farmer, 540k AA, £1070 (198); Swatragh farmer, 30k Lim, £1038 (196), 450k, £875 (194); B Kelso, Maghera, 405k AA, £780 (193); Ahoghill farmer, 590k AA, £1140 (193); Bellaghy farmer, 550k AA, £1060 (193); S Eaton, Dungiven, 550k AA, £1050 (191); D Stewart, Garvagh, 440k Her, £840 (191).

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