Flying trade for all types of cattle at Kilrea Mart

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A super entry of 300 calves on Thursday 16th March at Kilrea Mart met with a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: Cloughmills farmer, BB £322, £220; R and D Irwin, Dervock, BB £320, £315, £225, Lim £195; M McLeister, Portglenone, Lim £305, Fkv £200; W Hanna, Armoy, AA £285, £222; D Hemphill, Armoy, Sim £285; J M Holmes, Garvagh, Fkv £280; C Keane and Sons, Moneymore, AA £272, Fkv £210; S Dickson, Bellaghy, Lim £265; Maghera farmer, AA £260, Lim £260, AA £230; A E and W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £250, AA £240; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, BB £250, £230; J E and S Bloomfield, Portglenone, BB £240, Sim £227, BB £208, AA £200; Drumabest Farms, Ballymoney, BB £240, Her £232, £200; Upperlands farmer, Lim £238; M McCurdy, Dervock, BB £215; W Armstrong, Garvagh, Her £210; W K Shiels, Maghera, BB £210; Ballybracken Farms, Ballyclare, Sim £202; Armoy farmer, Sh £200; S Casey, Cloughmills, Fkv £200; P and G O’Rawe, Clough, Her £200; J W McCollum, Ballykelly, BB £195.

Heifer calves: C Keane and Sons, Moneymore, BB £320, £305, £260; A Canning, Limavady, Daq £314, BB £302, Daq £275; P McCann, Cookstown, BB £314; R and D Irwin, Dervock, BB £308, BB £292, Lim £270, BB £245, Lim £225, £200; local farmer, Lim £270; Armoy farmer, Ch £258, BB £255; W Hanna, Armoy, AA £232, £195; W K Shiels, Maghera, BB £230, £225, £210; S Dickson, Bellaghy, CH £220, Lim £195; B and M Douglas, Dungiven, BB £200; A E and W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £200; Lakeview Farm, Ballyronan, Lim £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £194.

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 good entry of around 400 on Monday 20th March met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.90 per kg and £94.80 per head. Ewes to £94.00. More required.

Lambs: T Wright, Ballymoney, 22.5k, £87.80 (390); G Henderson, Bushmills, 23k, £88.20 (384); R Cole, Macosquin, 23.5k, £88 (375); T Kyle, Cullybackey, 24.5k, £89 (363); S Creith, Bushmills, 24.5k, £88.80 (362); S D Fencing, Portglenone, 24k, £86.60 (361); Garvagh farmer, 24k, £86.60 (361); N Parke, Cookstown, 26.5k, £94.80 (358); D Morrow, Macosquin, 25k, £89 (356); R C Reid, Glarryford, 24k, £85.40 (356); D Mulholland, Bellaghy, 23k, £81.20 (353), 26k, £90 (346); Randalstown farmer, 26.5k, £92.60 (349); A Shiels, Kilrea, 23k, £80 (348); D Starrett, Kilrea, 25k, £87 (348); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 22.5k, £78 (347).

Fat ewes: 100 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £94.80. Ewes to £94.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 21st March met a good steady trade to a top o £1,540 for a calved heifer.

H C and J A Campbell, Ballymoney, calved heifers to £1,540, £1,480; W and H Watson, Coleraine, calved heifers £1,460, £1,410.

A smaller entry of 220 stock on Wednesday 22nd March at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1,170, heifers to £1,250, fat cows £1,500.

Fat cows: (50 on offer, flying trade - more required).

Claudy farmer, 570k BB, £1,095 (192), 670k Ch, £1018 (152); D Morrow, Macosquin, 790k Ch bull, £1,470 (186); Claudy farmer, 780k Ch, £1,295 (166), 910k, £1,500 (165), 860k, £1,395 (162), 870k, £1,295 (149); C McKenna, Swatragh, 580k BB, £950 (164); Macosquin farmer, 380k Her, £592 (156); Claudy farmer, 880k Lim, £1,305 (148); T Martin, Dunloy, 580k Lim, £845 (146); A Patterson, Ballymoney, 570k AA, £798 (140), 660k, £880 (133), 590k, £745 (126); S Smyth, Bushmills, 600k Lim, £820 (137); B Kelso, Maghera, 510k Friesian, £685 (134); T Faith, Limavady, 610k AA, £812 (133);

I Smyth, Bushmills, 510k Lim £675 (132); C McKenna, Swatragh, 560k Lim £730 (130); R J Tanner, Castlerock, 440k Sh, £570 (130); A J W Knipe and Son, Ballymoney, 610k Friesian, £750 (123); H Steele, Portglenone, 630k Friesian, £768 (122).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Claudy farmer, Ch cow with Lim heifer calf at foot £1,650.

Heifers: H Clarke, Upperlands, 460k Her, £1,070 (233); T Martin, Dunloy, 350k Ch, £795 (227), 360k, £800 (222), 340k, £750 (221), 350k, £720 (206), 390k, £760 (195); Garvagh farmer, 480k Ch, £1,080 (225), 450k Lim, £940 (209), 440k, £910 (207), 490k, £980 (200); S McFerran, Cullybackey, 540k Ch, £1,175 (218), 540k Lim, £1,055 (195); R Pickering, Tobermore, 500k Daq, £1,090 (218), 540k Ch, £1,110 (206), 580k, £1,180 (203), 490k Sim, £970 (198); T Hogg, Kilrea, 430k Lim, £925 (215); Garvagh farmer, 390k Lim, £840 (215); Randalstown farmer, 415k Lim, £890 (215), 470k Ch, £940 (200); T J Morrison, Kilrea, 520k Ch, £1,110 (214), 490k Lim, £985 (201); T Aiken, Coleraine, 450k Lim, £955 (212), 490k, £1,005 (205), 450k, £900 (200); D Stewart, Garvagh, 500k AA, £1,050 (210), 600k £1,250 (208); J M McErlean, Kilrea, 520k Lim, £1,060 (204); S and S Houston, Maghera, 390k Lim, £780 (200), 370k AA, £735 (199); N Donaghy, Dungiven, 380k Lim, £750 (197), 360k, £705 (196); G and R Wilson, Ballyclare, 480k Ch, £940 (196).

Steers: J Gilfillan, Myroe, 330k Ch, £890 (270), 300k Lim, £785 (262), 340k £875 (257), 285k, £710 (249), 310k Ch, £765 (247), 380k, £930 (245), 310k Lim, £740 (239), 340k Ch, £730 (215), 480k Lim, £975 (203); D Convery, Maghera, 290k Lim, £705 (243), 390k Sim, £765 (196); W McNeill, Coleraine, 260k Lim, £620 (239), 330k, £785 (238), 315k, £702 (223), 310k, £665 (215); T Hogg, Kilrea, 470k Lim £1065 (227), 470k £980 (209); GI Wallace, Upperlands, 340k AA £760 (224), 360k £772 (214), 450k £905 (201), 400k £780 (195); N Donaghy, Dungiven, 360k Lim £800 (222), 380k, £790 (208); J Higgins, Garvagh, 340k Lim, £755 (222), 340k, £745 (219); SG Black, Drumsurn, 530k Lim, £1,155 (218), 520k £1,080 (208), 530k, £1,095 (207), 570k, £1,170 (205); H Clarke, Upperlands, 410k Lim, £895 (218), 400k, £870 (218); R W Kane, Ballintoy, 330k Fkv, £685 (208); T Aiken, Coleraine, 500k Lim, £1,030 (206), 590k Ch, £1,160 (197); H and P Palmer, Desertmartin, 480k AA, £985 (205), 560k Daq, £1,105 (197); A Cameron, Ballymena, 590k AA, £1,155 (196); Portglenone farmer, 580k AA, £1,135 (196).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.