Flying trade for all types of cattle at Kilrea Mart

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A smaller entry of 150 calves on Thursday 8th December met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £335, £295; A and P Cochrane, Bushmills, AA £268; S Taylor, Macosquin, AA £245; W K Shiels, Maghera, AA £238; Lakeview Farm, Ballyronan, Lim £234, Fkv £202; Ballyclare farmer, BB £232; W Hanna, Armoy, Mb £230; Upperlands farmer, Bga £220; Magherafelt farmer, Fr £192.

Heifer calves: Cookstown farmer, Lim £350; Upperlands farmer, AA £335; N and C Smyth, Glenwherry, BB £332; Upperlands farmer, Her £260; S McAleese, Limavady, AA £240; Ballyclare farmer, Her £218, AA £210; Lakeview Farm, Lim £195; A and P Cochrane, Bushmills, AA £190.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £192.

Weanlings/suck calves: 40 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 150 stock on Wednesday 14th December at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1168, heifers to £1345, fat cows £1290.

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

Claudy farmer, 770k Lim, £1290 (168), 840k Ch, £1200 (143), 660k Lim, £760 (115); Ballymena farmer, 700k Lim, £1095 (156), 690k, £1052 (153), 650k Ch, £915 (141), 630k Par, £878 (139); D Heaney, Garvagh, 700k Lim, £952 (136); J and P McAuley, Ballymoney, 560k Lim, £700 (125), 550k AA, £670 (122); D McKay, Ballymena, 640k Sim, £772 (121); M McElwee, Moneymore, 700k Fr, £850 (121); J M McErlean, Kilrea, 680k BB, £800 (118).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: Kilrea farmer, 285k Lim, £650 (228), 290k, £655 (226), 330k Ch, £700 (212); Claudy farmer, 360k Lim, £812 (226), 410k Ch, £885 (216), 360k, £748 (208), 470k, £970 (206), 470k Lim, £965 (205), 430k, £862 (200), 460k Shb, £905 (197), 410k Ch, £780 (190); Ballymena farmer, 410k Her, £900 (220), 360k Lim, £765 (213), 370k Ch, £755 (204), 330k Par, £670 (203), 380k BB, £770 (203), 360k Par, £728 (202), 430k, £852 (198), 420k Lim, £822 (196); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 380k Lim, £755 (199); J Gillespie, Glarryford, 550k Ch, £1085 (197); J Christie, Ballymoney, 550k Daq, £1065 (194); S Hanna, Cullybackey, 460k Daq, £885 (192); J McCaughern, Garvagh, 490k AA, £940 (192); G McKeever, Toome, 430k AA, £825 (192).

Steers: Ballymena farmer, 350k Ch, £780 (223), 390k Sim, £795 (204), 370k Ch, £735 (199), 380k Lim, £742 (195), 390k Ch, £750 (192); Kilrea farmer, 470k AA, £1022 (217); Garvagh farmer, 500k Ch, £1050 (210), 520k, £1090 (210), 600k BB, £1168 (195); Ballymena farmer, 340k St, £685 (202), 530k BB, £1055 (199); Kilrea farmer, 480k Daq, £960 (200); Maghera farmer, 430k Lim, £858 (200), 560k AA, £1105 (197); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 440k Lim, £840 (191).

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