Lambs to £3.56 per kg and £83.80 per head at Kilrea

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A good entry of around 400 on Monday 12th December at Kilrea met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices.

Lambs to £3.56 per kg and £83.80 per head. Ewes to £76. More required.

Lambs: K Lawrence, Castleroe, 18k, £64 (356), 22.5k, £77 (342), 20k, £67 (335); J R and S J A Pollock, Coleraine, 16k, £57 (356), 21k, £72.80 (347); J McNeill, Coleraine, 19.5k, £69.20 (355), 19k, £67 (353), 15.5k, £53.70 (347); G R Wallace, Kilrea, 22k, £77.20 (351), 18.5k, £61 (330); J Christie, Ballymoney, 22.5k, £77 (342); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 22.5k, £76.50 (340), 24.5k, £81 (331); Garvagh farmer, 24k, £80.50 (335); D McAdoo, Moneymore, 22k, £73.50 (334); Draperstown farmer, 22k, £73.50 (334); C Cousley, Ballymoney, 24.5k, £81.50 (333), 23.5k, £78 (332); S Moore, Portstewart, 24k, £80 (333).

Fat ewes: 30 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £83.80. Ewes to £76.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9am.

A smaller entry of 20 dairy stock on Tuesday 13th December met a good steady trade to a top of £2170 for a second calver.

S P Taylor, Macosquin, second calvers to £2170, £2080; R Orr, Ballymena, calved heifers to £1770, £1260; B and C Annett, Hillsborough, calved heifer £1560, calved cow £1450, second calver £1420; T Buchanan, Clough, calved heifer £1310; M Millar, Coleraine, calved heifer £1300.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.