Flying trade for all types of cattle on offer at Kilrea Mart

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A super entry of 275 calves on Thursday 2nd 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: Garvagh farmer, Ch £432; Stewartstown farmer, AA £395, £342; Cookstown farmer, AA £392, £352; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £380, £325, Lim £260; Drumabest Farms, Ballymoney, Her £368, AA £260, Her £230, BB £210; G Harper, Greysteel, AA £350, £332, £310; J Creith, Ballymoney, BB £340, £245, Her £220; D Gordon, Kilrea, AA £335, Friesian £210; Maghera Farmer, Her £330, AA £322, Lim £232; Ballyronan farmer, Sim £327, Friesian £212; Moneymore farmer, Lim £320; G Stewart, Portglenone, SWR £295; R Orr, Ballymena, BB £290; M Hamilton, Donemana, AA £278; J Killen, Campsie, BB £270; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £270; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, Lim £245; R Armstrong, Kilrea, AA £240; Upperlands farmer, Fkv £240; W J and S Dunlop, Ballymoney, Her £232; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, BB £222, Friesian £200; W Armstrong, Garvagh, Her £220, £200.

Heifer calves: Stewartstown farmer, AA £342, £210; Garvagh farmer, Ch £322; Drumabest Farms, Ballymoney, AA £330, Her £322, AA £265; Randalstown farmer, Lim £300; J Creith, Ballymoney, BB £298; W A Gillespie, Portglenone, BB £280, AA £210, Lim £200; Maghera farmer, BB £260, AA £225; R Armstrong, Kilrea, AA £245; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £235; Ballyronan farmer, Sh £215.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £210.

Weanlings/suck calves: 100 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 500 on Monday 6th March met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.78 per kg and £93.00 per head. Ewes to £88. More required.

Lambs: J Kerr, Macosquin, 21k, £79.40 (378), 23k, £81.60 (355); W Houston, Maghera, 23k, £85 (370); Kilrea farmer, 23k, £83.20 (362); N Madden, Claudy, 25.5k, £92 (361); H Wylie, Rasharkin, 22.5k, £80.80 (359); Cookstown farmer, 23.5k, £83.70 (356); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 22k, £77.60 (353), 21.5k, £73 (340); D Stewart, Portglenone, 25.5k, £89.80 (352); McIlrath Farms, 22.5k, £79 (351); Gilmore and Co, Boveedy, 24k, £83.90 (350); V Millen, Coleraine, 22k, £76.50 (348); M and D Mullan, Garvagh, 20k, £69.50 (348); W McQuigg, Aghadowey, 21.5k, £74.50 (347); A Clarke, Randalstown, 20k, £69 (345).

Fat ewes: 50 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £93. Ewes to £88.00. Rams £100.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 7th March met a good steady trade to a top o £1,780 for a calved heifer.

J Moore, Portstewart, calved heifers to £1,780, £1,760; S P Taylor, Macosquin, calved cow £1,560, calved heifers to £1,475, £1,460, £1,400; M Stewart-Moore, Ballycastle, calved heifer £1,470; J A Nevin, Ringsend, calved heifer £1,420; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, calved cow £1,220.

A super entry of 320 stock on Wednesday 8th March at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1,375, heifers to £1,080 and fat cows £1,040.

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

P McIlvar, Garvagh, 620k Lim, £1,010 (163), 760k Ch, £1,180 (155), 510k Lim, £790 (155); Drumahoe farmer 600k BB, £940 (157); B McAfee, Aghadowey, 660k Friesian, £995 (151); E McSorley, Draperstown, 670k Lim, £1,000 (149), 730k, £1,040 (143); S and S Houston, Maghera, 550k Sh £788 (143); A Reid, Glenarm, 480k Lim, £685 (143); T Martin, Dunloy, 630k Lim, £885 (141); Broughshane farmer, 640k BB, £895 (140); G Boyce, Garvagh, 670k BB, £932 (139); Claudy farmer, 650k Her, £890 (137); W Wylie, Dunloy, 510k Fkv, £700 (137); J Alcorn, Macosquin, 560k BB, £740 (132); G R Wallace, Kilrea, 620k Ch, £780 (126); J R and S J A Pollock, Coleraine, 630k Sim, £785 (125).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

D Morrow, Macosquin, Ch cows with Ch bull calves at foot to £2240, £1,940; Bushmills farmer, 620k Sh bull £1,125, 640k, £1,150 (180), 700k, £1,175 (168).

Heifers: M McNeill, Cushendun, 310k Ch £735 (237), 380k, £830 (218), 350k, £760 (217), 370k, £800 (216); T Martin, Dunloy, 350k Ch, £820 (234), 330k, £750 (227), 380k, £830 (218), 390k, £800 (205); W Keatley, Magherafelt, 430k Lim, £980 (228), 380k, £830 (218), 520k, £1,080 (208); F Lennox, Castledawson, 390k Ch, £885 (227), 400k, £887 (222), 410k, £897 (219), 370k, £795 (215), 410k, £820 (200); D Taylor, Macosquin, 310k Lim, £690 (223), 350k, £755 (216), 320k, £690 (216), 310k, £660 (213), 270k, £570 (211), 360k, £755 (210), 320k, £670 (209); J B Pinkerton, Bendooragh, 340k Lim, £740 (218), 370k, £795 (215), 380k, £795 (209), 370k, £748 (202), 400k, £800 (200); I Smyth, Limavady, 330k Lim, £718 (218), 320k, £645 (202); R and E Cameron, Moneymore, 320k Ch, £670 (209), 360k, £750 (208), 330k, £685 (208); R Deery, Drumahoe, 350k Lim, £730 (209); S and E Garvin, Garvagh, 460k Lim, £955 (208); Kilrea farmer, 360k Ch, £740 (206), 430k, £880 (205); T Aiken, Coleraine, 390k Lim, £800 (205), 450k, £890 (198); A Shiels, Kilrea, 470k Sim, £965 (205); W McCaughern, Finvoy, 270k Lim, £550 (204); W McKay, Glarryford, 400k Lim, £802 (201); Ahoghill farmer, 460k AA, £897 (195); T Calderwood, Glarryford, 400k BB, £780 (195).

Steers: R McCaw, Ballycastle, 330k Ch, £890 (270), 340k, £855 (252), 320k, £795 (248), 360k, £880 (244), 360k, £875 (243), 360k, £805 (224); F Lennox, Castledawson, 330k Ch, £880 (267), 360k, £890 (247), 340k, £835 (246), 370k, £875 (237), 380k, £895 (236), 370k, £862 (233), 380k, £840 (221); S and D Donnelly, Ballintoy, 330k Ch, £875 (265), 330k, £865 (262), 330k, £840 (255), 340k, £840 (247), 360k, £880 (244), 370k, £865 (234); Rasharkin farmer, 315k Sim, £790 (251), 340k, £750 (221), 330k, £670 (203); Garvagh, farmer, 270k Lim, £660 (244), 235k, £520 (221), 320k, £695 (217); T Taylor, Garvagh, 380k AA, £885 (233), 310k, £715 (231), 360k, £805 (224), 420k, £900 (214), 400k, £850 (213); W I Smyth, Limavady, 350k Lim, £825 (236), 270k, £635 (235), 390k, £894 (229), 370k, £842 (228), 260k, £570 (219), 320k, £685 (214), 360k, £765 (213); Drumahoe farmer, 320k Ch, £750 (234); G Jeffers, Ballyronan, 310k Ch, £680 (219); G Boyce, Garvagh, 500k Lim £182 (216), 480k, £952 (198), 480k, £935 (195); Ahoghill farmer, 490k AA, £1050 (214), 470k, £955 (203); Randalstown garmer, 470k Lim, £1,005 (214), 460k, £975 (212); J Taylor, Ballymoney, 470k Ch, £1,005 (214), 590k £1,220 (207), 570k, £1160 (204), 610k, £1235 (203); J Hunter, Macosquin, 430k Ch, £885 (206), 470k Lim, £940 (200), 440k, £870 (198), 530k, £1,040 (196), 470k, £915 (195); G Rainey, Kilrea, 680k Sim, £1,370 (202), 550k Lim, £1,095 (199), 580k Ch, £1,140 (197); D Monahan, Blackhill, 380k Fkv, £765 (201); G I Wallace, Upperlands, 480k AA, £955 (199).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.