Super entry of 250 calves at Kilrea meets flying trade

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A super entry of 250 calves on Thursday 10th November met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: A Cochrane, Bushmills, Lim £358, BB £355; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £345, £336, £275; M Kelso, Portglenone, Sim £344; Maghera Farmer, Ch £327, Sh £200; J and B Allingham, Eglinton, AA £307, £232, £228; R Hill, Randalstown, BB £302, AA £282, £230; H Hutchinson, Tobermore, Ch £290; R Boyd, Garvagh, AA £282, Her £262, AA £252; A Sampson, Castledawson, Her £260; W Hutchinson, Desertmartin, Lim £255, £252; J Rainey, Ahoghill, BB £235; R Kyle and Sons, Culnady, BB £225; W Simpson, Cullybackey, AA £222, W K Shiels, Maghera, AA £218; H and B Craig, Ballymena, Her £215.

Heifer calves: A Cochrane, Bushmills, BB £260; Maghera farmer, Lim £250; J Mackey, Ballyclare, Lim £232; J McCollum, Ballykelly, BB £222; Moneymore Farmer, Lim £220; Glarryford farmer, BB £215.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £148.

Weanlings/suck calves: 100 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 400 on Monday 14th November met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.43 per kg and £83.00 per head. Ewes to £64. More required.

Lambs: R A Kelly, Coleraine, 23k, £78.80 (343); McCollum Farms, Coleraine, 22k, £75.50 (343), 24.5k, £81 (331); F Brolly, Limavady, 22k, £75 (341); M McLeister, Portglenone, 23k, £78.40 (341); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 23k, £78 (339); M Millar, Rasharkin, 24k, £81 (338); I Lauglin, Garvagh, 22.5k, £75.50 (336); P Brolly, Limavady, 23k, £77 (335); J Christie, Ballymoney, 23k, £77 (335); D McFerran, Rasharkin, 24k, £80 (333); L Reid, Coleraine, 24.5k, £81.50 (333); Rowan Tree Farm, Macosquin, 20k, £66.60 (333); J Rees, Rasharkin, 24.5k, £81 (331); J Higgins, Garvagh, 23k, £76 (330); K Lawrence, Castleroe, 24k, £79.30 (330).

Fat ewes: 60 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Heavy lambs to £83. Ewes to £65.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of 35 dairy stock on Tuesday 15th November met a good steady trade to a top of £1790 for a calved heifer.

T Buchanan, Clough, calved heifers to £1790; J McCook, Ballymoney, second calvers to £1590, £1440, £1340; W Bristow, Portglenone, calved heifers to £1420, £1190; S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1360, £1350, £1320; T McCracken, Limavady, calved heifer £1270.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A super entry of 280 stock on Wednesday 16th November at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1335, heifers to £1085, fat cows £1205.

Fat cows: (95 on offer, flying trade - more required)

A McLaughlin, Bellarena, 590k, AA £1065 (181), 660k Daq, £790 (120); M Kelso, Portglenone, 690k Sim, £1205 (175); J Courtney, Portglenone, 630k Sim, £965 (153), 410k Lim, £570 (139); R Gamble, Ballymoney, 540k Lim, £790 (146); W and I Whiteside, Limavady, 540k Fr, £775 (144), 730k, £950 (130); B McAfee, Aghadowey, 580k Fr, £800 (138), 600k, £800 (133), 520k, £655 (126); Ardmore farmer, 610k Lim £820 (134); H McLean, Coleraine, 620k Fr, £825 (133); Castlerock farmer, 650k Lim, £835 (129), 690k BB, £860 (125); Draperstown farmer, 740k Her, £935 (126); T McCracken, Bellarena, 610k Daq, £770 (126); Ballycastle farmer, 760k Lim, £950 (125); Randalstown Farm, 630k MRI, £780 (124); W and A Houston, Glarryford, 620k Fr, £750 (121); Lakeview Farm, Ballyronan, 650k Fkv, £770 (119); B Mullan, Garvagh, 610k BB, £710 (116); J Hunter, Macosquin, 650k BB, £750 (115); Bushmills farmer, 660k Sh, £760 (115).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

C McDevitt, Limavady, Lim cows with Lim heifer calves at foot to £1380, £1055; Armoy farmer, BB cow with Daq heifer calf at foot £1005.

Heifers: Draperstown farmer, 500k Ch, £1050 (210); Dunloy farmer, 430k Lim, £862 (201), 380k, £738 (194); D Torrens, Garvagh, 500k Sim, £990 (198), 570k, £1085 (190); Ballycastle farmer, 350k Lim, £690 (197), 380k, £740 (195); H Doherty, Castlerock, 380k Ch, £745 (196); Swatragh farmer, 470k Lim, £900 (192).

Steers: W Hoy, Ahoghill, 430k Lim, £1000 (233), 440k, £995 (226); J S Hamilton and Son, Kells, 440k Lim, £938 (213), 470k, £985 (210), 470k, £980 (209), 480k Shb, £990 (206), 500k AA, £1010 (202), 560k Lim, £1127 (201), 530k, £1060 (200), 460k, £915 (199), 580k, £1150 (198), 470k, £930 (198), 530k Shb £1010 (191); I McKay, Dervock, 500k, AA £1060 (212), 420k, £880 (210), 500k, £1020 (204); M Rea, Ballymoney, 420k Ch, £890 (212), 650k, £1335 (205), 440k, £890 (202), 400k, £790 (198); Toomebridge farmer, 550k AA, £1160 (211), 640k Ch, £1220 (191); H and P Palmer, Desertmartin, 590k AA, £1230 (209), 620k, £1290 (208), 620k, £1270(205), 520k, £1040 (200), 640k, £1260 (197); H Doherty, Castlerock, 300k, AA £605 (202); B Mullan, Garvagh, 470k Lim, £950 (202), 520k, £1015 (195), 460k, £890 (194), 550k Sim, £1055 (192); I Tanner, Castlerock, 450k Sim, £910 (202), 450k BB, £900 (200); Garvagh farmer, 440k Sim, £878 (200); Limavady farmer, 250k Lim, £500 (200); M Bruce, Bellaghy, 550k Ch, £1095 (199), 660k, £1305 (198), 620k Lim, £1208 (195); A Minford, Crumlin, 570k Ch, £1125 (197), 680k AA, £1300 (191); J Overend, Bellaghy, 380k Lim, £745 (196); D and G McVicker, Ballymoney, 420k Lim, £820 (195); J P Kerr, Toome, 540k Lim, £1050 (194), 590k, £1120 (190); Castlerock farmer, 250k Lim, £480 (192); Bellaghy farmer, 560k AA, £1070 (191).

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