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

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A good entry of 260 calves on Thursday 5th October 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

Antrim farmer, Simmental £450, Friesian £205; W Gillespie, Portglenone, Charolais £380, £305, £270, Aberdeen Angus £250; Ballymena farmer, Limousin £355, £235; J Rainey, Ahoghill, Belgian Blue £330; Cookstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £315, Belgian Blue £238; Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £315, Limousin £315, Hereford £240; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Limousin £300; J Miskelly, Dervock, Simmental £280, £245; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, Aberdeen Angus £280; B Kelso, Maghera, Hereford £275; W Kelso, Portglenone, Belgian Blue £270, £250, Aberdeen Angus £250; J McClelland, Limavady, Aberdeen Angus £265, £250, £215; W McKinney, Maghera, Aberdeen Angus £250; W Simpson, Cullybackey, Aberdeen Angus £240; N Allen, Ballymena, Simmental £237; S Kirkpatrick, Ballymoney, Limousin £235; L Galloway, Ahoghill, Aberdeen Angus £220; W Armstrong, Garvagh, Hereford £218; S Connolly, Portglenone, Aberdeen Angus £205.

Heifer calves:

W Gillespie, Portglenone, Charolais £275, £270, £200; Ballymena farmer, Limousin £270; B Kelso, Maghera, Aberdeen Angus £245; H Hunter, Bushmills, Aberdeen Angus £240; Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £230; W McKinney, Maghera, Aberdeen Angus £228; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Limousin £220; J Miskelly, Dervock, Simmental £220; J McClelland, Limavady, Aberdeen Angus £212; S Kirkpatrick, Ballymoney, Belgian Blue £210; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, Simmental £210; W Wylie, Dunloy, Fleckvieh £202.

Friesian calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £205. Good demand for thick types.

Weanlings/suckler calves

140 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly. Continental and Friesian lumps a super trade. Customers for cattle up to 18 months.

A good entry of 280 calves on Friday 6th October met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Bull calves:

B McIlvar, Garvagh, 300k Charolais, £865 (288), 270k, £755 (280), 280k, £770 (275), 280k, £755 (270), 280k, £730 (261), 280k, £690 (246), 310k, £735 (237); R Graham, Ballyclare, 250k Charolais, £680 (272), 260k, £680 (262), 320k, £830 (259), 290k, £750 (259), 290k, £690 (238), 330k, £770 (233), 280k Limousin, £600 (214); Ballymena farmer, 300k Charolais, £810 (270), 320k, £810 (253); D Logan, Rasharkin, 250k Limousin, £672 (269), 210k, £550 (262); H Conn, Castlerock, 190k Charolais, £510 (268), 280k, £750 (268), 280k, £740 (264), 210k, £555 (264), 200k, £520 (260), 220k, £560 (255), 270k, £670 (248), 360k, £885 (246), 370k, £875 (237), 340k, £800 (235), 330k, £740 (224), 420k, £925 (220), 380k, £815 (215), 370k, £790 (214), 420k Simmental, £900 (214); W Moore, Macosquin, 300k Charolais, £795 (265), 300k, £775 (258), 320k Limousin, £795 (248), 330k, Charolais, £780 (236), 270k Limousin, £600 (222), 340k Charolais, £752 (221), 260k Limousin, £575 (221), 270k, £595 (220), 330k, £705 (214), 300k, £635 (212), 300k Charolais £635 (212); S Mullan, Ringsend, 240k Limousin, £635 (265), 150k Aberdeen Angus, £370 (247), 240k Limousin, £565 (235), 330k, £745 (226), 200k Aberdeen Angus, £430 (215), 260k Limousin, £560 (215); H Walsh, Portglenone, 250k Limousin, £660 (264), 330k Charolais, £825 (250), 320k Limousin, £725 (227); M Armstrong, Greysteel, 340k Limousin, £850 (250), 330k, £730 (221), F Doherty, Castlerock, 300k Charolais, £745 (248), 360k, £820 (228), 280k Limousin, £600 (214); Garvagh farmer, 260k Charolais, £645 (248); T Diamond, Portglenone, 310k Limousin, £760 (245); J Keatley, Magherafelt, 330k Limousin, £807 (245), 310k Blonde D’Aquitaine, £695 (224); S Stuart, Larne, 310k Limousin, £760 (245), 250k, £590 (236), 300k, £670 (223), 280k, £610 (218), 290k, £620 (214), 260k, £555 (214); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 380k Charolais, £920 (242), 370k, £860 (232), 390k, £890 (228), 350k, £790 (226), 350k, £785 (224), 350k, £760 (217), 350k Limousin, £735 (210); J McKeever, Finvoy, 240k Charolais £580 (242); Macosquin farmer, 270k Limousin, £650 (241), 300k Charolais, £685 (228); D Thompson, Dungiven, 370k Blonde D’Aquitaine, £890 (241), 470k Limousin, £1,115 (237), 350k Blonde D’Aquitaine, £820 (234), 460k, £1,070 (233), 400k, £905 (226), 360k, £810 (225); I Pollock, Downhill, 260k Charolais, £625 (240), 280k, £635 (227); A Canning, Dungiven, 400k Limousin, £930 (233), 480k Charolais, £1,075 (224), 430k Limousin, £940 (219), 510k, £1,090 (214); S and M Warwick, Ballyclare, 240k Limousin, £558 (233); N Connor, Dungiven, 320k Limousin, £740 (231), 310k Charolais, £700 (226), 310k, £690 (223), 380k, £810 (213); Randalstown farmer, 350k Limousin, £800 (229); P Armstrong, Greysteel, 250k Belgian Blue, £565 (226); R Cole, Macosquin, 410k Charolais, £900 (220); S and A Black, Garvagh, 320k Belgian Blue, £700 (219), 290k, £630 (217); J C Smyth, Castlerock, 340k Simmental, £735 (216).

Heifer calves

F Doherty, Castlerock, 230k Charolais, £650 (283), 280k, £605 (216); B McIlvar, Garvagh, 250k Charolais, £680 (272), 270k, £705 (261), 290k, £670 (231), 230k Limousin, £510 (222), 350k Charolais, £755 (216); J Keatley, Magherafelt, 280k Limousin, £728 (260), 280k, £682 (244), 390k, £940 (241), 250k, £555 (222); D Thompson, Dungiven, 350k Blonde D’Aquitaine, £905 (259), 380k, £970 (255), 410,k £1,040 (254), 410k, £1,000 (244), 450k Limousin, £990 (220); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 290k Charolais, £725 (250), 330k, £790 (239), 340k, £795 (234), 310k, £700 (226), 330k, £715 (217); P Dougherty, Castlerock, 290k Charolais, £710 (245), 270k, £660 (244), 330k,£780 (236), 340k, £740 (218); H Walsh, Portglenone, 300k Limousin, £730 (243); A Canning, Dungiven, 370k Charolais, £890 (241), 380k, £895 (236), 350k, £765 (219); R Graham, Ballyclare, 280k Charolais, £675 (241); M Armstrong, Greysteel, 280k Limousin, £670 (239), 300k, £695 (232), 280k, £590 (211); P Reid, Dunloy, 255k Charolais, £595 (233), 225k, £485 (216), 300k, £635 (212); Garvagh farmer, 300k Charolais, £675 (225); S Stuart, Larne, 285k Limousin, £630 (221); H Conn, Castlerock, 340k Charolais, £735 (216); N Hara, Garvagh, 230k Charolais, £490 (213); W Moore, Macosquin, 280k Limousin, £595 (213); Randalstown farmer, 340k Limousin, £720 (212); P McCord, Randalstown, 390k Limousin, £825 (212); S and M Warwick, Ballyclare, 245k Charolais, £520 (212); A Dougherty, Castlerock, 360k Charolais, £755 (210).

A smaller entry on Monday 9th October met a sharper trade than the previous week, however quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices.

More sheep neede every week.

Lambs:

S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 20k, £63.20 (316); J Higgins, Garvagh, 19.5k, £61.20 (314); T Topping, Garvagh, 23k, £71.20 (310); McIlrath Farms, Kilrea, 24.5k, £75.50 (308); G McMullan, Portglenone, 18k, £55 (306); McCollum Farms, Coleraine, 21k, £63.70 (303); J Kirk, Ballymoney, 24k, £72.40 (302); A O’Kane, Kilrea, 20k, £60 (300); heavy lambs sold to a top of £74.00

Fat ewes: 70 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £65. Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 10th October met with a good steady trade to a top of £1,750 for a calved heifer. More stock required weekly.

S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1,750; J Surgenor, Dervock, second calver £1,180.

A super entry of 340 stock on Wednesday 11th October at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1,275, heifers to £1,350 and fat cows £1,350.

Fat cows: ( 80 on offer, flying trade - more required)

M Thompson, Londomderry, 600k Belgian Blue, £1,020 (170); J Johnston, Magherafelt, 870k Abeerdeen Angus, £1,350 (155), 940k, £1,245 (132); R Graham, Ballyclare, 590k Saler, £900 (153), 630k, £880 (140); W Moore, Macosquin, 630k Limousin, £958 (152), 660k Blonde D’Aquitaine, £910 (138), 670k Limousin, £920 (137), 640k, £800 (125); L Reid, Coleraine, 760k Limousin, £1,100 (145); J Logan, Maghera, 700k Blonde D’Aquitaine, £1,010 (144); J Caskey, Kilrea, 620k Charolais, £885 (143); D Moore, Macosquin, 650k Limousin, £900 (139), 580k, £770 (133); R Hammond, Desertmartin, 700k Simmental, £960 (137); G Weir, Toome, 640k Saler, £865 (135); B McIlvar, Garvagh, 670k Limousin, £880 (131); W Moore, Macosquin, 980k Limousin bull, £1,285 (131); E Connor, Maghera, 1,100k Simmental bull, £1,270 (116).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

R Brown, Garvagh, Parthenais cow with Simmental bull calf at foot to £1,400; C and E White, Ballycastle, Limousin cow with Limousin heifer calf £1,350, Limousin cow with Limousin bull calf £1,235, Limousin cow with Limousin heifer calf £1,125; A Smyth, Portglenone, Belgian Blue heifer with Limousin heifer calf at foot £1,335; S McAteer, Randalstown, Belgian Blue heifer with Aberdeen Angus bull calf £1,280.

Heifers:

D Walls, Toomebridge, 460k Charolais, £1,020 (222), 470k, £1,005 (214); D McNally, Magilligan, 570k Limousin, £1,190 (209), 600k, £1,250 (208); T Campbell, Killykergan, 500k Parthenais, £1,040 (208); T and A Campbell, Rasharkin, 460k Parthenais, £950 (207); J McCracken, Randalstown, 350k Charolais, £700 (200), 380k, £760 (200), 400k, £790 (198); Limavady farmer, 680k Simmental, £1,350 (199), 520k Limousin, £1,000 (192); Articlave farmer, 420k Limousin, £810 (193); S Smyth, Bushmills, 490k Limousin, £945 (193).

Steers:

D Kelly, Magilligan, 510k Charolais, £1,175 (230), 610k, £1,275 (209); D Campbell, Portglenone, 470k Limousin, £1,020 (217), 440k, £905 (206), 450k, £925 (206), 440k, £895 (203), 670k, £1,275 (190); M and F Speers, Cullybackey, 490k Charolais, £1,060 (216), 380k Limousin, £790 (208); W Chesney, Ahoghill, 420k Limousin, £865 (206), 530k, £1,040 (196); T Harbinson, Aghadowey, 230k Limousin, £470 (204), 295k Aberdeen Angus, £600 (203), 295k, £580 (197), 340k, £665 (196); G Jeffers, Ballyronan, 420k Charolais, £840 (200); W Thompson, Coleraine, 290k Aberdeen Angus, £570 (197); W Leonard, Bellaghy, 490k Belgian Blue, £955 (195), 490k, £950 (194); N McKay, Portglenone, 550k Saler, £1,070 (195).

Friesian and Aberdeen Angus a flying trade with more required for strong demand.

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.