Flying trade for all types on offer at Kilrea Mart

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A smaller entry of 230 calves on Thursday 30th March met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: Cookstown farmer, AA £360; W T A Kelso, Portglenone, BB £307; R and C Steede, Cullybackey, Lim £297, £290; J W McCollum, Ballykelly, Sim £290, £205; M Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £265; Maghera farmer, AA £268, Lim £256; D Hemphill, Armoy, Sim £232, £202; J Junkin, Bellaghy, AA £232, £228, £192; Bellaghy farmer, Friesian £230; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £224; Randalstown farmer, Lim £220; P Brown, Clough, AA £218; J Lyons, Coleraine, BB £215; W Rea, Crumlin, Sim £215;

S Dobbin, Bushmills, Friesian £212; B Christie, Bushmills, MB £192.

Heifer calves: W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £312, £290; S Dobbin, Bushmills, Her £305; R and C Steede, Cullybackey, CH £297, Lim £248, W Rea, Crumlin, Sim £240; W T A Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £210; Maghera farmer, Lim £200; Randalstown farmer, Lim £200; W Simpson, Cullybackey, Her £200; W T A Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £190.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £230.

Weanlings/suck calves: 75 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approxinately 12.30pm weekly. Young Friesian lumps a super trade.

A good entry of around 400 on Monday 3rd April met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.83 per kg and £95.00 per head. Ewes to £87.00. More required.

Lambs: K Wilkinson, Cookstown, 23k, £88 (383); J Patterson, Kilrea, 23k, £87.20 (379); E Gould, Garvagh, 24.5k, £92.50 (378); J Hanna, Ballymoney, 24k, £90.40 (377); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 24.5k, £92.40 (377); M McLeister, Portglenone, 25k, £94.20 (377), 23.5k, £83 (353); I Semple, Dungiven, 24.5k, horned lambs £91.80 (375); E Steele, Portglenone, 24.5k, £90.70 (370); D Morrow, Macosquin, 23.5k, £86 (366); O McIlvar, Aghadowey, 23.5k, £83 (353).

Fat ewes: 85 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £95. Ewes to £87. Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 4th April met a good steady trade to a top o £1,400 for a calved heifer.

M Stewart-Moore, Ballycastle, calved heifers to £1,400, £1,300; C J Lynch, Bushmills, calved heifers to £1,290; A Baird-Lynch, Bushmills, calved heifer £1,270; W Millar (Jnr), Coleraine, calved heifer £1,180; S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1,070.

A super entry of 320 stock on Wednesday 5th April at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade.

Steers to £1,330, heifers to £1,270 and fat cows £1,265.

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

J Tohill, Kilrea, 480k Lim, £862 (180); W Whyte, Innishrush, 720k Ch, £1,265 (176); A Irwin, Garvagh, 480k Lim, £840 (175), 430k, £728 (169), 570k, £850 (149); G Rea, Rasharkin, 630k Friesian, £1,000 (159), 880k, £1,178 (134); W B McKinney, Finvoy, 530k Lim, £830 (157); J McGoldrick, Kilrea, 650k Ch, £1,005 (155), 650k, £995 (153), 610k Daq, £925 (152); N Wylie, Portglenone, 710k Lim, £1,100 (155); R and P McMaster, Ballyronan, 530k Friesian, £775 (146); R Kelso, Upperlands, 590k Friesian, £850 (144); Randalstown farmer, 500k Sim, £700 (140); W Moore, Macosquin, 580k Lim, £795 (137); 650k, £875 (135); M McLeister, Portglenone, 630k Fkv, £850 (135), 620k, £820 (132), 620k, £810 (131); T J Lamont, Garvagh, 570k Lim, £760 (133); E Houston, Ballymena, 720k AA, £945 (131); S P Taylor, Macosquin, 650k Holstein, £855 (132), 690k, £865 (125).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required

D Boyd, Portglenone, AA cow with Sim bull calf at foot £1,295; J Overend, Bellaghy, second calver Lim springer in calf Lim to £1,240.

Heifers: Kilrea farmer, 270k Lim, £650 (241), 380k Ch, £880 (232), 370k, £845 (228), 360k, £780 (217), 360k, £740 (206); J Hunter, Macosquin, 380k Lim, £875 (230), 390k, £885 (227), 400k, £820 (205), 410k, £820 (200); P Dougherty, Castlerock, 340k Ch, £755 (222), 310k, £650 (210); J Overend, Bellaghy, 350k Lim, £765 (219), 440k, £945 (215), 450k, £945 (210), 450k, £940 (209), 490k, £990 (202); M Seffen, Castledawson, 310k Par, £670 (216), 300k, £632 (211), 300k, £630 (210); B Mullan, Garvagh, 360k Lim, £765 (213), 330k, £650 (197), 390k, £760 (195); J Lennox, Castledawson, 570k Ch, £1,190 (209), 520k Lim, £1,085 (209), 580k, £1,200 (207), 620k, £1,270 (205), 540k, £1,100 (204), 580k, £1,160 (200), 630k, £1,250 (198), 590k Ch, £1,170 (198), 580k, £1,150 (198); Ballyclare farmer, 340k Sim, £702 (207), 310k, £605 (195); Randalstown farmer, 480k Lim, £988 (206); J McGarry, Dunloy, 500k Ch, £1,025 (205); T J Morrison, Kilrea, 460k Lim, £922 (200), 460k, £900 (196).

Steers: W Keatley, Magherafelt, 300k Lim, £780 (260), 320k Lim, £720 (225), 430k Her, £930 (216), 380k, £812 (214), 310k, £625 (202); R Cole, Macosquin, 370k Ch, £930 (251), 380k Lim, £920 (242), 380k Her, £882 (232), 350k AA, £795 (227), 370k, £805 (218), 410k, £870 (212); W McNeill, Coleraine, 280k Lim, £690 (246), 290k, £640 (221), 350k, £700 (200); P Dougherty, Castlerock, 320k Ch, £775 (242), 420k, £870 (207); C Boyd, Limavady, 380k Ch, £905 (238), 450k, £1,060 (236), 330k, £752 (228), 430k, £970 (226), 490k, £1,095 (224), 400k, £800 (200); R Hammond, Desertmartin, 375k Sim, £892 (238); A Dougherty, Castlerock, 340k Ch, £770 (227), 340k, £700 (206), 420k, £830 (198), 300k, £588 (196); J Bates, Ballyronan, 375k AA, £845 (225), 300k Lim, £670 (223), 380k, £800 (211); H Savage, Magherafelt, 340k Daq, £765 (225), 360k Ch, £760 (211), 380k, £790 (208), 370k, £765 (207); G Kirk, Cloughmills, 520k Fkv, £1,040 (200); M Smyth, Macosquin, 410k Lim, £912 (222), 500k Ch, £1,075 (215), 480k Lim, £1030 (215), 420k Ch, £880 (210), 480k, £995 (207), 480k, £987 (206), 430k, £857 (199); A Lindsay, Coleraine, 540k Lim, £1,145 (212), 630k, £1,330 (211), 610k Ch, £1,285 (211), 610k, £1,260 (207), 640kv £1,285 (201), 570k, SHB £1,120 (197); A McCullough, Portglenone, 400k Sim, £842 (211), 410k, £830 (202); I Wright, Garvagh, 570k Par, £1,140 (200); G Boyce, Garvagh, 500k Lim, £1,082 (216), 540k, £1,060 (196), 590k, £1,157 (196); W Chesney, Portglenone, 560k Lim, £1,157 (207); M McCampbhill, Dunloy, 460k Sim, £942 (205), 550k, £1,105 (201); J Ramsey, Magherafelt, 400k AA, £815 (204); Draperstown, 340k Lim, £680 (200); Ballyclare, 330k Sim £660 (200).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.