Flying trade for all types of cattle at Kilrea Mart

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A super entry of 330 calves on Thursday 9th March met with a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: B Kelso, Maghera, BB £397, Friesian £255; B Madden, Maghera, Sim £378; R and P McMaster, Ballyronan, AA £375, BB £332, AA £292; P McCracken, Cookstown, Lim £372; R Turtle and Co, Ahoghill, Her £360, Hol £200; J J and B J Rankin, Limavady, Ch £332; Upperlands farmer, Lim £312; R and D Irwin, Dervock, BB £300, AA £278, Lim £275, Her £250; W Wylie, Dunloy, Fkv £292; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £288, £262; I Buchanan, Dungiven, BB £285, AA £222; R and C Steede, Cullybackey, Lim £280, £258; J Junkin, Bellaghy, AA £280, £222; R Irwin, Kilrea, Lim £268, AA £210; W A Gillespie, Portglenone, Lim £267; J Cole, Londonderry, AA £265, Lim £230; M and H Gilmour, Ballymoney, MB £265; S and M Warwick, Ballyclare, Fkv £265, £256, £230; A Scott, Bendooragh, Her £262; W McKinney, Maghera, AA £252; G I Wallace, Upperlands, AA £248; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £247; T Brown, Knockloughrim, Lim £246, £238; Magherafelt farmer, SHB £232; Randalstown farmer, Lim £230; Templemoyle Farms, Eglinton, AA £230, £215; A J W Knipe and Son, Ballymoney, AA £225; R Fleming, Garvagh, AA £220; R J and A Boyce, Garvagh, AA £215; D Steele, Bellaghy, Fkv £215; W Simpson, Cullybackey, Her £202.

Heifer calves: R and P McMaster, Ballyronan, BB £324, AA £300, BB £245, AA £237; J J and B J Rankin, Limavady, BB £320; R and D Irwin, Dervock, BB £312, £288, AA £270, Lim £237, Her £225; P McCann, Cookstown, Lim £300; P McCracken, Cookstown, Lim £300; J Ramsey, Magherafelt, AA £300, Sim £210; Randalstown farmer, AA £270; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £260; Magherafelt farmer, Ch £252, BB £230; R and C Steede, Cullybackey, Lim £240, £232; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £235; G I Wallace, Upperlands, AA £230; J Cole, Londonderry, AA £218; Randalstown farmer, Lim £214; W Wylie, Dunloy, Fkv £212.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £200.

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 good entry of around 400 on Monday 13th March met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.86 per kg and £96.00 per head. Ewes to £89.00. More required.

Lambs: Draperstown farmer, 17.5k, £67.50 (386); J Christie, Ballymoney, 24k, £90.20 (376); J Patterson, Kilrea, 23.5k, £87.60 (373); T Gilmore, Bendooragh, 24k, £88.80 (370); Garvagh farmer, 24k, £88.60 (369); J Gould, Ringsend, 24.5k, £89.60 (366); B Campbell, Tobermore, 18k, £65 (361); J Sloan, Rasharkin, 24k, £85 (354); J McKeague, Dunloy, 25.5k, £90 (353); C Williamson, Kilrea, 22k, £77.50 (352); R C Reid, Glarryford, 23k, £80.20, (349).

Fat ewes: 130 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £96. Ewes to £89.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 14th March met a good steady trade to a top o £1,500 for a calved heifer.

S P Taylor, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1,500, £1,320; T McCracken, Limavady, calved heifers to £1,420, £1,400; S Henry, Macosquin, fourth calver £1,300, second calver £1,250; R and S Smith, Londonderry, calved heifers to £1,280; W Millar, (Jnr), Coleraine, calved heifer £1,200.

A smaller entry of 240 stock on Wednesday 15th March at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1,272, heifers to £1,145, fat cows £1,060.

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

R O’Neill, Dunloy, 710k Lim, £1,055 (149), 750k BB, £1,060 (141); Payne and Cooke, Limavady, 650k Lim, £952 (147), 670k, £920 (137); R McCaw, Ballycastle, 550k Daq, £788 (143); S Henry, Macosquin, 720k Friesian, £990 (138); J McKeague, Dunloy, 660k Daq, £907 (137); R and P McMaster, Ballyronan, 510k Friesian, £690 (135); W Bradley, Knockloughrim, 570k Her, £745 (131); J A Millen, Macosquin, 740k Her, £938 (127); H Savage, Magherafelt, 610k Sim, £775 (127); L Bradley, Knockloughrim, 530k Lim, £670 (126), 620k BB, £760 (123); W Millar(Jnr), Coleraine, 880k Hol bull, £1,100 (125); R Hamill, Portrush, 1,210k Hol bull £1,195

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

A C Carmichael, Dungiven, 780k Ch bull, £1,450; E McKeever, Portglenone, batch of Lim springing heifers in calf AA to £1,180, £1140, Sh heifers in calf AA to £1,120, £1,100.

Heifers: W Keatley, Magherafelt, 350k Lim, £820 (234), 350k, £760 (217), 350k, £745 (213), 300k, £618 (206), 410k, £800 (195); Kilrea farmer, 350k Ch, £820 (234), 360k, £830 (231), 400k, £870 (218), 450k, £907 (202), P and R Sleeman, Limavady, 300k Ch, £698 (233), 380k Lim, £805 (212), 280k, £590 (211), 330k, £685 (208), 410k AA, £850 (207); Garvagh farmer, 490k Ch, £1120 (229), 510k, £1,145 (225); D Taylor, Macosquin, 280k Ch, £640 (229), 265k, £575 (217); J McFerran, Rasharkin, 340k Ch, £755 (222); R McCaw, Ballycastle, 450k Lim, £995 (221); T J Morrison, Kilrea, 500k Lim, £1,090 (218), 530k Ch, £1,135 (214), 500k, £1,035 (207), 520k, £1,050 (202); Ballymena farmer, 315k Ch, £682 (217), 260k, £540 (208); T Hogg, Kilrea, 430k Lim, £930 (216); Portglenone farmer, 290k Ch, £625 (216), 265k BB, £550 (208), 310k Ch, £640 (207); J McKeague, Dunloy, 540k Ch, £1,135 (210); M McLeister, Portglenone, 490k Lim, £1,025 (209); A Minford, Crumlin, 520k Ch, £1,060 (204); D McFerran, Rasharkin, 330k Ch, £650 (197); G McFerran, Rasharkin, 370k Ch, £728 (197).

Steers: T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 270k Ch, £750 (278), 300k, £795 (265), 300k Lim, £660 (220); L Blair, Limavady, 350k Ch, £860 (246), 370k, £895 (242), 320k Lim, £690 (216); D Taylor, Macosquin, 250k Lim, £600 (240), 340k, £780 (229), 320k, £725 (227), 310k, £630 (203); T Martin, Dunloy, 420k Ch, £935 (223), 430k, £935 (217), 420k AA, £900 (214), 420k Ch, £855 (204), T Taylor, Garvagh, 410k AA, £905 (221), 420k, £895 (213), 440k, £910 (207), 420k, £860 (205), 390k, £795 (204); R O’Neill, Dunloy, 580k Ch, £1,255 (216), 590k, £1,200 (203); T Hogg, Kilrea, 570k Lim, £1,195 (210), 560k, £1,135 (203); A Minford, Crumlin, 570k Ch £1,165 (204); S Smyth, Randalstown, 405k St, £818 (202), 390k, £775 (199), 290k, £572 (197), 375k, £730 (195); W J McCurdy, Ballymoney, 640k Lim, £1,272 (199).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.