Super entry of 220 calves at Kilrea Mart

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A super entry of 220 calves on Thursday 17th November met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: S McCrystal, Upperlands, Sim £408; Cookstown farmer, AA £368; N and C Smyth, Glenwherry, BB £362, Sim £360; R Fleming, Garvagh, AA £302; Ballymoney farmer, Lim £302; J McCook, Ballymoney, BB £302, MB £232, £220; N Allen, Ballymena, Sim £290, £247; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £288, £272; W Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £255; C and R Lamont, Macosquin, MB £252; W A Gillespie, Portglenone, Lim £246;R Cousley, Moneymore, FKV £235; P Brown, Clough, AA £212.

Heifer calves: S McCrystal, Upperlands, Sim £312; J Junkin, Bellaghy, AA £245; W Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £240; W Simpson, Cullybackey, Her £202; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £198.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £150.

Weanlings/suck calves: 95 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly. Young Friesian lumps a super trade.

A smaller entry of around 350 on Monday 21st November met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.53 per kg and £85.00 per head. Ewes to £79. More required.

Lambs: A Cooper, Garvagh, 19.5k, £68.80 (353); L Reid, Coleraine, 19k, £66.80 (352); Ballymoney farmer, 22k, £77 (350); J Higgins, Garvagh, 21k, £72.20 (344); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 23k, £78 (339); T Topping, Garvagh, 23.5k, £79.40 (338); M Pollock, Coleraine, 22k, £74 (336); G R Wallace, Kilrea, 22.5k, £75.50 (336); R Wylie, Bushmills, 24k, £80.50 (336); J Kerr, Macosquin, 23k, £77 (335); R A Kelly, Coleraine, 21.5k, £71.50 (333); G Kerr, Coleraine, 21k, £70 (333); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 22.5k, £75 (333).

Fat ewes: 20 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £85.00. Ewes to £79. Brisk demand for all types on offer. All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9am.

A good entry of 30 dairy stock on Tuesday 22nd November met a good steady trade to a top of £1520 for a second calver.

J Moore, Portstewart, second calver £1520, calved heifers to £1410, £1400; S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1470, £1370, £1340, £1190; D Allen, Moneymore, calved cow £1310; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, calved heifer £1300, calved cow £1260; S Mackey, Greysteel, calved heifer £1200; J McCook, Ballymoney, third calver £1200; M Millar, Coleraine, calved heifer £1170; M Stewart-Moore, Ballycastle, calved heifers to £1140, £1120; G Booth, Stewartstown, SH bull, 2500 gns.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A smaller entry of 205 stock on Wednesday 23rd November at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1130, heifers to £1172, fat cows £892.

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

W Crawford, Garvagh, 450k Her, £695 (154); C Mooney, Rasharkin, 580k Fri, £840 (145), 640k, £892 (139); Crumlin farmer, 600k FKV, £795 (133), 600k Lim, £710 (118), 620k, £720 (116); P Ferris, Upperlands, 690k AA, £800 (116); I Laughlin, Garvagh, 480k Lim, £550 (115); Crumlin farmer, 920k Lim bull, £1075 (117).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: Draperstown farmer, 470k Lim, £1120 (238); Kilrea farmer, 300k Ch, £650 (217), 370k Lim, £770 (208), 300k, £570 (190); M McLeister, Portglenone, 260k Lim, £560 (215), 260k, £495 (190); J Mullan, Garvagh, 530k Lim, £1130 (213), 480k, £970 (202), 440k, £870 (198), 570k, £1120 (197), 540k, £1045 (194), 440k, £850 (193); Upperlands farmer, 390k Lim £827 (212), 330k, £695 (211); Kilrea farmer, 430k Daq, £880 (205); D McBurney, Cullybackey, 440k AA, £890 (202); P McGuckian, Dunloy, 580k Ch, £1172 (202), 460k Lim, £930 (202); A Patterson, Ballymoney, 560k AA, £1130 (202), 560k, £1120 (200); W Doherty, Articlave, 460k Lim, £900 (196), 500k, £975 (195); S McCloskey, Limavady, 450k Ch, £878 (195), 460k, £875 (190).

Steers: R Cole, Macosquin, 390k Ch, £895 (230), 360k Her, £790 (219), 410k Ch, £885 (216), 410k Her, £875 (213), 380k, £795 (209), 370k, £735 (199); Kilrea farmer, 330k AA, £745 (226), 320k Lim, £700 (219), 390k Sim, £850 (218), 370k Lim, £780 (211), 360k BB, £720 (200); A Mawhinney, Antrim, 400k AA, £880 (220), 365k, £765 (210), 370k Ch, £740 (200); J Hamilton, Kells, 430k Ch, £938 (218), 460k, £980 (213), 490k AA, £1030 (210), 490k Lim, £1015 (207), 500k Ch, £1032 (206), 450k, £920 (204), 470k BB, £955 (203), 490k Sim, £990 (202), 430k Ch, £865 (201), 440k Sim, £875 (199), 520k Ch, £1030 (198), 500k Sim, £990 (198), 480k Ch, £945 (197), 520k, £1010 (194), 520k, £1010 (194), 400k AA, £775 (194), 470k Sim, £895 (190); Kilrea farmer, 350k BB, £752 (215); E Tohill, Portglenone, 240k BB, £507 (211); S McCloskey, Limavady, 510k Sim, £1072 (210), 450k, £935 (208), 470k, £945 (201), 500k, £970 (194); A Patterson, Ballymoney, 500k, AA £1025 (205), 570k, £1085 (190); D Stewart, Garvagh, 450k Her, £870 (193).

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