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

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A super entry of 350 calves on Thursday 23rd March 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: W and P Adams, Mosside, AA £427, £342; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £400; D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £385, £246, £197; Cookstown farmer, AA £384; Ballymoney farmer, BB £372; Ballymoney farmer, AA £332; J McCrea, Donemana, Her £330, AA £232, Her £228, £210; R J and M Patterson, Killykergan, AA £322, Her £295, BB £290, AA £275, £240, BB £240, J McLeister, Portglenone, Lim £295, £240; A Evans, Dungiven, Lim £292, £274; T McNeill, Aghadowey, Fkv £292; R Irwin, Kilrea, AA £290; A and P Cochrane, Bushmills, AA £272; J Forsythe, Moneymore, Lim £260; R and D Irwin, Dervock, Her £250, Lim £248; I Small, Ahoghill, AA £250; N Campbell, Kilrea, Lim £242, SH £220; Drumabest Farms, Ballymoney, Her £242, BB £232, £230; I Semple, Dungiven, BB £235; W and M Kennedy, Cullybackey, Lim £222; W Steele, Coleraine, Friesian £207; M and H Gilmour, Ballymoney, MB £200; R Freeman, Ballymoney, AA £195.

Heifer calves: T McNeill, Aghadowey, Fkv £365, £345, £312; W and P Adams, Mosside, AA £360, £278; N G and C Smyth, Glenwherry, Sim £325; J McCrea, Donemana, Her £315, £215; J McLeister, Portglenone, Lim £310; J Surgenor, Dervock, BB £300; Armoy farmer, SH £262; C R and C McIntyre, Bushmills, SH £250, £225; R and D Irwin, Dervock, BB £245, Her £225; R J and M Patterson, Killykergan, Her £245, AA £220; A and P Cochrane, Bushmills, AA £232; A Evans, Dungiven, Lim £225; R D and A Smyth, Dungiven, Lim £225; D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £215; Ballymoney farmer, BB £212; J and J Armstrong, Kilrea, BB £210; M and H Gilmour, Ballymoney, MB £210; Claudy farmer, AA £205; D Taylor, Finvoy, BB £195.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £207.

Weanlings/suck calves: 65 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 27th March met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.80 per kg and £94.00 per head. Ewes to £115.00. More required.

Lambs: T Kyle, Cullybackey, 24.5k, £93 (380); C McIlvar, Portglenone, 23.5k, £87.80 (374); D McAdoo, Moneymore, 24k, £88.20 (368); D Morrow, Macosquin, 24.5k, £90 (367), 24.5k, £85.50 (349); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 26k, £94 (362); I Semple, Dungiven, 25k, £90.20 (361); S Montgomery, Dunloy, 20k, £72 (360); J McKendry, Ballymoney, 22.5k, £81 (360); D Adams, Bushmills, 23.5k, £82 (349); J Anderson, Bushmills, 22.5k, £77.50 (344).

Fat ewes: 80 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £94.00. Ewes to £115.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 28th March met a good steady trade to a top o £1,900 for a calved heifer.

J Moore, Portstewart, calved heifers to £1,900, £1,660, £1,420, second calver £1,710; T McCracken, Limavady, calved heifers to £1,740, £1,300; H C and J A Campbell, Ballymoney, third calver £1,590; W, L and D Campbell, Coleraine, second calver £1,580, calved heifer £1,440.

A smaller entry of 250 stock on Wednesday 29th March at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1,310, heifers to £1,130, fat cows £1,165.

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

A Paul, Maghera, 630k Lim, £1,165 (185), 620k Hol, £890 (144), 500k, £650 (130), 660k AA, £820 (124); D Norris and Sons, Coleraine, 500k Lim, £770 (154); S and D Donnelly, Ballintoy, 720k Ch, £1,020 (142), 500k BB, £625 (125); H J Walsh, Portglenone, 590k BB, £840 (142); T Martin, Dunloy, 680k, Lim £930 (137); J S Hamilton and Son, Kells, 620k Lim, £835 (135), 680k, £885 (130), 570k, £695 (122); T McNeill, Aghadowey, 660k Fkv, £890 (135); D Hayes, Clough, 530k SHD, £710 (134); R C and J C Watson, Rasharkin, 650k Lim, £865 (133); D Dunlop, Glarryford, 690k Fkv, £905 (131), 780k, £950 (122); Glarryford farmer, 530k Friesian, £675 (127); H McLean, Coleraine, 600k Friesian, £750 (125).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: R O’Mullan, Rasharkin, 275k Ch, £692 (252), 470k, £1,035 (220), 360k, £778 (216), 350k Lim, £725 (207), 360k Ch, £735 (204); S and D Donnelly, Ballintoy, 300k Ch, £675 (225), 325k, £725 (223); I Smyth, Limavady, 270k Ch, £605 (224); Maghera farmer, 300k Lim, £650 (217), 330k, £680 (206); R Hammond, Magherafelt, 460k Sim, £995 (216); T Aiken, Coleraine, 460k Lim, £950 (207), 500k, £995 (199); T Henry, Maghera, 550k AA, £1,130 (206); E Wells, Garvagh, 260k AA, £530 (204); R and E Cameron, Moneymore, 390k Ch, £790 (203), 370k, £730 (197); E McSorley, Draperstown, 310k Lim, £630 (203), 380k, £765 (201); T Hogg, Kilrea, 450k Lim, £910 (202); J Ramsey, Magherafelt, 340k AA, £685 (202); J McCracken, Limavady, 520k Lim, £1,050 (202); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 365k Lim, £732 (201), 320k, £640 (200), 370k, £730 (197); Ahoghill farmer, 495k AA, £978 (198); S McFerran, Cullybackey, 400k Ch, £790 (198).

Steers: A Irwin, Garvagh, 250k Ch, £680 (272), 290k, £735 (253); A Paul, Maghera, 310k Ch, £805 (260), 310k Lim, £705 (227), 400k Ch, £900 (225), 380k BB, £810 (213), 450k Ch, £927 (206); P Tohill, Kilrea, 290k Ch, £745 (257), 260k, £630 (242), 310k, £750 (242), 300k Lim, £722 (241); J and P McAuley, Ballymoney, 260k Ch, £660 (254), 330k, £782 (237), 360k, £822 (228); W McNeill, Coleraine, 270k Lim, £625 (232), 360k, £807 (224), 290k, £630 (217), 390k BB, £790 (203); I Smyth, Limavady, 340k Ch, £780 (229), 400k, £800 (200); T Martin, Dunloy, 360k Ch, £820 (228), 380k, £845 (222), 360k, £790 (219), 410k, £870 (212), 360k, £750 (208); J McCracken, Limavady, 530k Ch, £1,195 (226), 540k, £1,190 (220), 640k BB, £1,310 (205); D Harbinson, Limavady, 400k Daq, £870 (218), 350k Sim, £745 (213), 340k, £720 (212), 330k Daq, £685 (208), 360k Sim, £720 (200), 430k, £840 (195); S Jackson, Bellaghy, 400k Lim, £872 (218), 430k Ch, £880 (205), 380k BB, £748 (197); M Quigg, Rasharkin, 330k Sim, £715 (217), 330k, £698 (212); Swatragh farmer, 440k Lim, £920 (209), 450k, £925 (206), 440k, £895 (203); I Wright, Garvagh, 500k Lim, £1,040 (208), 600k, £1,245 (208), 500k, Par £1,034 (207), 520k Lim, £1,070 (206), 560k, £1,105 (197).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.