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

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A good entry of 190 calves on Thursday 23rd February at Kilrea Mart met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: N G and C Smyth, Glenwherry, Sim £412; D Gordon, Kilrea, BB £408, Holstein £200; A Gaston, Glarryford, Her £365; R and C Steede, Cullybackey, Lim £340, £285, £230; W McCollum, Ballykelly, BB £315, BB £202; T McNeill, Ballyronan, Fkv £315, £260; Upperlands farmer, Her £302, Fkv £240; Drumabest Farms, Ballymoney, AA £300, Her £200; I Smyth, Castlerock, AA £300, £200; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £298; Ballybracken Farms, Ballyclare, Sim £285, £280, £278, £215; T Allen, Ballymena, Sim £282; B and J Barr, Aghadowey, Lim £280, £258; Randalstown farmer, Lim £252, £245; T Brown, Knockloughrim, Lim £248, £232; David Steele, Bellaghy, Lim £228; R Gillespie, Ahoghill, Lim £225; C Fleming, Garvagh, AA £205.

Heifer calves: A Gaston, Glarryford, Her £315; T McNeill, Aghadowey, Fkv £310, £268, £235, £230; Ballybracken Farms, Ballyclare, Lim £285, Ch £207; I Anderson, Rasharkin, Holstein £280, £256, £245; Randalstown farmer, Lim £265; T Allen, Ballymena, Sim £260, £200; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £240, £227; D Gordon, Kilrea, AA £238, Friesian £200; T Smyth, Kilrea, AA £225; Drumabest Farms, Ballymoney, BB £202.

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

Weanlings/suck calves: 20 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 570 on Monday 27th January met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.76 per kg and £93.00 per head. Ewes to £91.00. More required.

Lambs: J Kearney, Ballymoney, 23k, £86.40 (376); C Philips, Draperstown, 24.5k, £90.80 (371); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 23k, £85 (370); K McAdoo, Cookstown, 24.5k, £90.20 (368); M McLeister, Portglenone, 22k, £81 (368); E Ferguson, Magherafelt, 24k, £88 (367); Kilrea farmer, 24.5k, £90 (367); C Reid, Glarryford, 25k, £91 (364); M Pollock, Coleraine, 20k, £72.50 (363); A Gordon, Portglenone, 18.5k, £67 (362); K Lawrence, Castleroe, 25k, £89.40 (358); A Cassidy, Coleraine, 21k, £75 (357); J Patterson, Kilrea, 23.5k, £84 (357); D McAdoo, Moneymore, 24k, £84.80 (353); R Dunlop, Portglenone, 24k, £84.50 (352); J Rees, Rasharkin, 25.5k, £89.70 (352).

Fat ewes: 60 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £93.00. Ewes to £91.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 28th February met a good steady trade to a top o £1780 for a calved heifer.

M Stewart-Moore, Ballycastle, calved heifers to £1780, £1760, £1480; S P Taylor, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1580, £1570, calved cow £1560; W, L and D Campbell, Coleraine, second calves to £1540, £1430; J A Nevin, Ringsend, calved heifer £1480; T McCracken, Limavady, calved heifer £1480.

A super entry of 330 stock on Wednesday 1st March at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1390, heifers to £1375 and fat cows £1300.

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

W Moore, Macosquin, 520k Lim, £880 (169); S Tanner, Castlerock, 630k Ch, £1050 (167); C McKenna, Swatragh, 700k Lim, £1155 (165), 680k, £920 (135); D Morrow, Macosquin, 780k Ch, £1235 (158), 870k, £1300 (149), 720k, £1070 (149); W Hoy, Ahoghill, 680k Lim, £1025 (151), 650k, £880 (135); J McCurdy, Bushmills, 690k Lim, £1040 (151); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 600k Lim, £860 (143); Claudy farmer, 700k Lim, £990 (141); D Moore, Macosquin, 550k Lim, £770 (140); N Wylie, Portglenone, 410k Lim, £555 (135); J Armstrong, Kilrea, 470k Hol, £630 (134), 690k, £915 (133); Portglenone farmer, 640k Lim, £845 (132), 610k Friesian, £800 (131); E Houston, Ballymena, 680k AA, £870 (128); F McKinney, Bendooragh, 690k Fkv, £880 (128), 750k, £920 (123); J McQuitty, Clough, 830k AA, £1060 (128).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: Kilrea farmer, 470k BB, £1185 (252), 370k Ch, £900 (243), 380k, £890 (234), 460k, £1030 (224); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 310k Lim, £745 (240), 340k, £775 (228), 330k, £700 (212), 360k, £760 (211); Castledawson Farmer, 360k Ch, £855 (238), 350k, £830 (237), 350k, £820 (234), 420k, £955 (227), 350k, £792 (226), 380k, £858 (226), 370k, £790 (214), 440k, £930 (211); Kilrea farmer, 300k Ch £710 (237), 370k, £850 (230), 330k Lim £740 (224), 310k Ch, £690 (223), 370k, £775 (210), 310k, £645 (208); S Tanner, Castlerock, 380k Ch, £890 (234); R McCaw, Ballycastle, 345k Ch, £805 (233), 430k, £840 (195); I Tanner, Castlerock, 380k Ch, £885 (233), 300k, £690 (230), 300k, £685 (228), 360k, £800 (222), 400k Lim, £835 (209), 330k Ch, £680 (206), 320k Lim, £640 (200), 340k Ch, £678 (199); Claudy farmer, 290k Lim, £662 (228), 370k Ch, £830 (224), 285k Lim, £600 (211), 340k, £690 (203); R McCartney, Dungiven, 400k Lim, £900 (225), 390k, £810 (208), 470k, £960 (204), 400k, £800 (200); T J Morrison, Kilrea, 550k Sim, £1220 (222), 510k Lim, £1055 (207); J Forsythe, Moneymore, 600k Ch, £1305 (218), 560k Lim, £1160 (207); R Buchanan, Dungiven, 640k Ch, £1375 (215), 590k, £1220 (207), 580k, £1155 (199); T and A Campbell, Rasharkin, 440k Lim, £932 (212); J Stewart, Portglenone, 440k Ch, £930 (211); S Hunter, Macosquin, 540k Ch £1118 (207), 510k, £1050 (206); Dungiven farmer, 230k Ch, £470 (204); M McCamphill, Dunloy, 380k Sim, £775 (204), 420k, £850 (202); R Boyd, Garvagh, 430k AA, £872 (203), 480k Lim, £952 (198); Maghera farmer, 290k Ch, £580 (200); H King, Macosquin, 280k Lim, £550 (196).

Steers: D Gordon, Portglenone, 230k Lim, £590 (257), 320k Daq, £740 (231); R McCaw, Ballycastle, 350k Ch, £900 (257), 340k, £850 (250), 390k, £930 (239), 350k, £810 (231), 450k, £1005 (223); Dungiven farmer, 210k Ch, £522 (249); H King, Macosquin, 190k Lim, £465 (245), 280k, £610 (218), 325k,£660 (203); Castledawson farmer, 380k Ch, £930 (245), 360k, £880 (244), 390k, £915 (235), 420k, £985 (235), 430k, £1000 (233), 410k, £908 (222), 430k, £925 (215); S and D Donnelly, Ballintoy, 330k Ch, £804 (244), 420k, £995 (237), 420k, £962 (229), 470k, £1027 (219), 400k, £865 (216), 410k, £825 (201); C and J Kelly, Bellarena, 350k BB, £832 (238), 390k Ch, £855 (219), 390k, £800 (205); M McNeill, Cushendun, 400k Ch, £970 (243), 400k, £895 (224), 390k, £850 (218); Portglenone farmer, 450k Ch, £1020 (227), 470k, £1045 (222), 460k Lim, £1010 (220), 540k, £1147 (212), 440k BB, £940 (214), 430k Ch, £865 (201), 480k, £945 (197), 460k, £905 (197); M Glass, Maghera, 350k Ch, £795 (227), 370k, £830 (224), 380k, £830 (218), 400k, £850 (213), 420k, £882 (210), 400k, £840 (210), 390k, £815 (209), 370k, £770 (208), 340k Sim, £680 (200); D Taylor, Finvoy, 280k Her, £630 (225), 240k, £515 (215), 300k BB, £620 (207), 300k Her, £615 (205), 370k, BB £750 (203), 330k, £660 (200), 410k, £815 (199), 350k, £685 (196); E Houston, Ballymena, 390k Sim, £865 (222), 400k, £870 (218); Antrim farmer, 340k AA, £738 (217), 260k, £540 (208), 180k, £360 (200); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 360k AA, £770 (214), 320k Lim, £670 (209), 400k AA, £805 (201), 470k, £925 (197); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 330k Lim, £692 (210); S and E Garvin, Garvagh, 450k Lim, £940 (209), 480k, £990 (206), 480k, £985 (205), 540k, £1105 (205), 560k, £1125 (201); H and J Paul, Maghera, 550k, Lim £1140 (207).

Friesian and AA steers a flying trade with more required.

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons.