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

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A good entry of 200 calves on Thursday 16th February met with a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. There was a good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: J C Smyth, Castlerock, BB £402; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £340; H Stronge, Finvoy, Lim £335, £310; J Close, Rasharkin, Lim £305, BB £255; O Bradley, Magherafelt, Her £300, Friesian £245; G E Bates, Moneymore, Sim £295; A Pinkerton, Ballymoney, BB £290; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £285, £232; G I Wallace, Upperlands, AA £285, £270, £230; RW Kane, Ballintoy, Fkv £272; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, BB £272; R and C Steede, Cullybackey, Lim £265, £255, £250; H Riddel, Portglenone, Lim £262; M Kelso, Portglenone, Her £260; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £240; P Brown, Clough, AA £230; D Hemphill, Armoy, AA £228; W J and S Dunlop, Ballymoney, Her £222; J and B Allingham, Eglinton, AA £210.

Heifer calves: O Bradley, Magherafelt, Ch £280; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £257; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £250; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £240; R and C Steede, Cullybackey, Lim £225; D Hemphill, Armoy, Sim £220; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, BGA £220, Ch £212; H Stronge, Finvoy, Her £208; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £202; T Buchanan, Clough, Friesian £200.

Friesian calves: Super Trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £145.

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 small entry of around 350 on Monday 20th January met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.72 per kg and £88.00 per head. Ewes to £90.00. More required.

Lambs: K Galbraith, Coleraine, 22.5k, £83.80 (372); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 23k, £85 (370), 21k, £75.50 (360); A Shiels, Kilrea, 23k, £84.80 (369); Randalstown farmer, 22k, £79.50 (361); McIlrath Farms, 24k, £86.60 (361); W McQuigg, Aghadowey, 20.5k, £74 (361); W J Sinclair, Macosquin, 20k, £72 (360); J Patterson, Kilrea, 21.5k, £77 (358); A Clarke, Randalstown, 22k, £78 (355); A Cassidy, Coleraine, 22.5k, £79 (351), 24.5k, £85 (347); C Reid, Glarryford, 24.5k, £86 (351); D Hyndman, Upperlands, 24.5k, £85 (347); D Norris and Sons, Coleraine, 20.5k, £71 (346).

Fat ewes: 40 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £88. Ewes to £90.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 21st February met a good steady trade to a top price of £1590 for a calved heifer.

J Killen, Campsie, calved heifers to £1590, £1420; T McCracken, Limavady, calved heifers to £1570, £1540; K Wilkinson, Cookstown, calved cow £1500; R A Kyle and Sons, Culnady, second calver £1490.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A super entry of 340 stock on Wednesday 22nd February at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1295, heifers to £1380 and fat cows £1060.

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

P and C Martin, Dunloy, 610k Lim, £985 (161); H Clarke, Upperlands, 700k Sim, £1060 (151), 580k Lim, £730 (126); W Chesney, Portglenone, 700k Lim, £1010 (144), 590k AA, £770 (131), 600k, £750 (125); Henry Farms, Armoy, 590k MB, £845 (143); C McErlaine, Armoy, 780k Lim, £1060 (136), 720k BB, £950 (132); R D and A Smyth, Dungiven, 560k Friesian, £735 (131); A J W Knipe and Son, Ballymoney, 590k Friesian, £750 (127); Lakeview Farm, Ballyronan, 610k Fkv £770 (126); I Moore, Bendooragh, 680k Lim, £845 (124).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: T Diamond, Portglenone, 250k Ch, £550 (220), 430k Lim, £850 (198); Kilrea farmer, 300k Ch, £650 (217), 290k, £610 (210), 290k Lim, £565 (195); J R Mullan, Garvagh, 540k Lim, £1170 (217), 490k Ch, £990 (202); T Martin, Dunloy, 450k Ch, £952 (212), 470k, £980 (209), 430k, £890 (207), 430k, £888 (207), 400k, £820 (205), 400k, £800 (200), 490k, £970 (198), 430k, £840 (195); A Pollock, Kilrea, 650k AA, £1380 (212); A McFarlane, Dungiven, 320k Ch, £670 (209), 370k, £725 (196); R C and J C Watson, Rasharkin, 430k Lim, £895 (208), 430k, £888 (207); Randalstown farmer, 430k Lim, £880 (205); Kilrea farmer, 360k Ch, £735 (204), 380k, £740 (195); J McGarry, Dunloy, 390k Daq, £780 (200); D Taylor, Finvoy, 330k BB, £660 (200); J Irwin, Ballymoney, 510k, £1000 (196).

Steers: K Cubitt, Rasharkin, 310k Lim, £712 (230); Kilrea farmer, 530k AA, £1210 (228), 450k Lim, £997 (222), 500k BRB, £1105 (221), 430k Lim, £940 (219), 470k, £1025 (218), 470k, £1020 (217), 410k, £890 (217), 460k, £980 (213); D Clarke, Moneymore, 510k AA, £1145 (225), 530k, £1170 (221), 460k Lim, £1012 (220), 610k AA, £1295 (212), 510k, £1000 (196); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 325k Lim, £728 (224), 350k, £718 (205); A Paul, Maghera, 360k Ch, £795 (221), 350k Lim, £715 (204), 420k Ch, £852 (203); Ahoghill farmer, 500k AA, £1075 (215); F Cunning, Glarryford, 345k Sim, £738 (214), 325k, £688 (212), 310k, £640k £207); J Higgins, Ringsend, 530k Lim, £1134 (214); Rasharkin farmer, 490k Lim, £1045 (213), 580k BB, £1165 (201), 500k Lim, £1002 (200); M Cunning, Glarryford, 325k Sim, £688 (212); C Mooney, Rasharkin, 600k AA, £1270 (212), 600k, £1260 (210), 580k, £1200 (207); Henry Farms, Armoy, 380k Ch, £800 (211); J Clements, Ballyronan, 500k Ch, £1050 (210), 520k, £1080 (208), 470k AA, £940 (200), 480k Ch, £948 (198); J Johnston, Ballymoney, 540k AA, £1135 (210), 530k, £1075 (203); J Mullan, Dungiven, 490k Lim, £1020 (208), 520k Ch, £1050 (202), 590k, £1158 (196); Portglenone farmer, 370k Daq, £758 (205), 460k, £920 (200), 440k, £880 (200); J Irwin, Ballymoney, 510k Ch, £1035 (203); M Poston, Dungiven, 600k Ch, £1200 (200), 630k, £1250 (198), 650k, £1278 (197); D Lamont, Coleraine, 380k Ch, £745 (196).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.