Calved heifers selling to £1800 at Kilrea Mart

Thursday, February 25, 2021: A super entry of 330 calves and weanlings met an outstanding trade for all types on offer.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 12:51 pm

All types of calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Dropped calves

Bull calves - Aghadowey farmer, Aberdeen Angus £530, Hereford £460, £440, Aberdeen Angus £395, £310, Hereford £300, Holstein £300, Aberdeen Angus £275, £270, £260, Holstein £270; Bushmills farmer, Hereford £530, Aberdeen Angus £500, £445, Friesian £255, Montbeliarde £245, Friesian £230; Dungiven farmer, Aberdeen Angus £520; Ballyronan farmer, Belgian Blue £495; Stewartstown farmer, Belgian Blue £485, Aberdeen Angus £400; Portavogie farmer, Belgian Blue £480, Aberdeen Angus £390, Belgian Blue £355; Dungiven farmer, Aberdeen Angus £470, Hereford £255, Aberdeen Angus £245; Randalstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £470, Belgian Blue £465, Aberdeen Angus £350, Belgian Blue £345, Aberdeen Angus £335; Glarryford farmer, Aberdeen Angus £435, Friesian £270; Moneymore farmer, Fleckvieh £390, £305; Limavady farmer, Aberdeen Angus £380, Belgian Blue £350; Armoy farmer, Fleckvieh £375, £355; Upperlands farmer, Friesian £375; Bushmills farmer, Aberdeen Angus £370, £210; Limavady farmer, Shorthorn £370, Aberdeen Angus £275, Friesian £270, £235, Ayr £230; Glenwherry farmer, Simmental £360; Upperlands farmer, Belgian Blue £355; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £350; Bushmills farmer, Hereford £350, Shorthorn £330; Londonderry farmer, Limousin £345, Montbeliarde £335; Garvagh farmer, Hereford £330, £300; Dungiven farmer, Hereford £325; Garvagh farmer, Shorthorn beef £305, Aberdeen Angus £240; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £300; Ballymoney farmer, Hereford £300; Draperstown farmer, Belted Galloway £295; Ballyclare farmer, Aberdeen Angus £285, £245; Aghadowey farmer, Shorthorn £280; Ballymoney farmer, Shorthorn £270, £240; Ballyclare farmer, Aberdeen Angus £260, Hereford £245; Garvagh farmer, Hereford £255; Ballymena farmer, Limousin £250; Dungiven farmer, Hereford £245; Tobermore farmer, Charolais £245, £225 and Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £220.

Heifer calves - Aghadowey farmer, Belgian Blue £550, Hereford £480, £405, Aberdeen Angus £400, £365, £330; Randalstown farmer, Belgian Blue £490, Aberdeen Angus £345, £280; Dungiven farmer, Belgian Blue £480, Aberdeen Angus £205; Cookstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £435; Portavogie farmer, Belgian Blue £430, £320; Rasharkin farmer, Friesian £375; Glarryford farmer, Aberdeen Angus £375; Bushmills farmer, Aberdeen Angus £360; Garvagh farmer, Hereford £335, £315; Londonderry farmer, Limousin £335; Limavady farmer, Aberdeen Angus £330, £250, Hereford £220; Limavady farmer, Limousin £320; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £315, £270, £260; Randalstown farmer, Belgian Blue £315, Aberdeen Angus £280; Bushmills farmer, Hereford £310, Shorthorn £300; Upperlands farmer, Belgian Blue £305; Aghadowey farmer, Hereford £300, Aberdeen Angus £270, £260, £225; Dungiven farmer, Aberdeen Angus £285, Hereford £205; Finvoy farmer, Limousin £280; Ballyclare farmer, Aberdeen Angus £260; Ballyclare farmer, Aberdeen Angus £245; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £235; Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £220; Ballymena farmer, Aberdeen Angus £215; Ballyronan farmer, Aberdeen Angus £205; Ballymena farmer, Limousin £200 and Tobermore farmer, Charolais £200.

Friesian calves

Super trade. More required to satisfy demand.

Good young calves to £300.

Good demand for thick types.

Young Friesian calves needed.

Weanlings/suckler calves (70)

A great entry of weanlings met an outstanding trade for all types on offer, both for Continental beef bred types, Friesian cross types and Friesian and Holstein lumps.

Weanlings sold to a top of £880 and 287ppk.

More required to satisfy demand.

Customers for cattle up to 18 months.

Monday, March 1, 2021: A good entry of 350 fat lambs and ewes met an improved trade with lambs in strong demand as buyers keen for sheep.

Lambs sold to £6.00 per kg and to top of £138.

Fat ewes sold to £138.

Kilrea Mart are now selling breeding sheep every Monday, ewes and lambs to £200.

Lambs - Portglenone farmer, 15.5k £93 (600), 22.5k £133 (591); Portglenone farmer, 22k £131.50 (598); Ballymoney farmer, 23k £132.50 (576); Draperstown farmer, 23k £132 (574); Bellaghy farmer, 24k £136 (567), 21k £119 (567); Magherafelt farmer, 24.5k £137 (559) and Dunloy farmer, 25k £135.50 (542).

Heavy lambs: 30k £138, 30k £136, 26.5k £135, 25.5k £135, 28.5k £134, 34k £134 and 25k £129.50.

Ewes with lambs to £200.

Fat ewes on offer met a super trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Good entry of ewes selling to £138.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021: A good entry of 20 dairy cattle met a super trade with more quality lots required.

Calved heifers selling to £1800.

Moneymore farmer, calved heifer to £1800; Ballymoney farmer, second calvers to £1760, £1700; Coleraine farmer, second calver to £1720; Portrush farmer, calved heifer to £1700; Castlederg farmer, second calvers Montbeliarde to £1620, £1600, calved Fleckvieh heifer to £1600, Fleckvieh £1500 and Ballyclare farmer, calved cow to £1560.

More stock required weekly.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021: A super entry of 230 fat cow, suckler and store cattle met an outstanding trade with all types of stock in demand.

Steers selling to £1480, heifers selling to £1230 and fat cows and bulls selling to £1480.

Fat cows: (50 on offer. Flying trade - more required)

Limavady farmer, 680k Friesian £1240 (182); Dungiven farmer, 560k Saler £990 (177), 730k Shorthorn beef £1190 (163); Kilrea farmer, 690k Belgian Blue £1160 (168); Limavady farmer, 660k Friesian £1060 (161), 560k Friesian £860 (154), 600k £870 (145), 540k Friesian £780 (144);

Randalstown farmer, 770k Simmental £1230 (160); Ballintoy farmer, 740k Limousin £1150 (155); Limavady farmer, 480k Belgian Blue £740 (154); Ballymoney farmer, 590k Holstein £870 (148), 690k Friesian £890 (129); Coleraine farmer, 600k Limousin £880 (147); Aghadowey farmer, 920k Shorthorn £1340 (146); Cullybackey farmer, 580k Aberdeen Angus £840 (145); Ballymena farmer, 650k Limousin £920 (142); Limavady farmer, 760k Charolais £1060 (140), 490k Saler £670 (137); Dunloy farmer, 620k Aberdeen Angus £840 (136); Swatragh farmer, 690k Limousin £940 (136); Magherafelt farmer, 650k Friesian £860 (132), 650k £820 (126), 640k £790 (123), 640k £780 (122); Castledawson farmer, 590k Friesian £770 (131); Ballycastle farmer, 690k Friesian £890 (129), 640k £790 (123); Kilrea farmer, 800k Friesian £1030 (129); Coleraine farmer, 500k Holstein £640 (128); Magherafelt farmer, 680k Friesian £870 (128); Antrim farmer, 790k Friesian £980 (124) and Ballyronan farmer, 580k Friesian £710 (122).

Fat bulls: Cullybackey farmer, 860k Aberdeen Angus £1480 (172) and Coleraine farmer, 440k Dex £680 (155).

Suckler stock: Limavady farmer, Limousin cow with Charolais bull calf at foot to £1760, batch of springing cows Limousin, Simmental, Belgian Blue to £1340, £1240, £1230, Charolais bull £2000; and Portglenone farmer, Simmental cow with Limousin heifer calf at foot to £1370.

All types of suckler stock required.

Heifers: Garvagh farmer, 480k Charolais £1200 (250), 500k £1090 (218), 550k £1180 (215), 510k £1080 (212), 480k £1010 (210), 540k £1130 (209); Ballycastle farmer, 520k Simmental £1230 (237); Dunloy farmer, 420k Charolais £990 (236), 540k £11230 (228), 490k £1100 (225), 490k £1050 (214), 460k £980 (213), 470k £970 (206), 480k £980 (204), 520k £1050 (202), 530k £1070 (202); Kilrea farmer, 510k Charolais £1160 (228), 460k Limousin £1020 (222), 430k £940 (219), 430k Charolais £920 (214), 540k Limousin £1140 (211), 520k Charolais £1090 (210); Coleraine farmer, 470k Charolais £840 (227), 430k £940 (219), 480k £980 (204), 460k £940 (204); Ballycastle farmer, 400k Charolais £900 (225), 430k Limousin £940 (219), 430k Charolais £930 (216), 380k £800 (211), 430k £880 (205); Cullybackey farmer, 350k Charolais £770 (220), 320k Aberdeen Angus £690 (216); Ballymoney farmer, 530k Limousin £1160 (219), 480k £1050 (219); Ballymoney farmer, 400k Limousin £850 (213); Antrim farmer, 420k Aberdeen Angus £850 (202), 520k Simmental £1050 (202); Limavady farmer, 490k Limousin £990 (202) and Portglenone farmer, 460k Aberdeen Angus £930 (202).

Steers: Castlerock farmer, 260k Charolais £800 (308), 290k Charolais £820 (283), 330k Charolais £800 (242); Macosquin farmer, 360k Charolais £1000 (278), 320k £880 (275), 390k £980 (251), 420k Aberdeen Angus £940 (224), 400k £890 (223), 410k Charolais £890 (217); Randalstown farmer, 340k Limousin £920 (271), 340k £890 (262), 350k £900 (257), 380k £940 (247); Castlerock farmer, 320k Charolais £840 (263); Limavady farmer, 450k Charolais £1180 (262), 460k £1190 (259), 500k £1280 (256), 500k £1250 (250), 470k £1160 (247), 520k £1270 (244), 530k £1280 (242), 520k £1230 (237), 430k £1100 (229), 460k Saler £1030 (224); Randalstown farmer, 350k Limousin £900 (257); Castlerock farmer, 330k Aberdeen Angus £810 (246), 380k £910 (240), 350k £810 (231), 380k £840 (221); Dungiven farmer, 380k Limousin £920 (242), 440k £930 (211); Ballymoney farmer, 510k Charolais £1200 (235), 340k Aberdeen Angus £740 (218); Claudy farmer, 460k Simmental £1040 (226), 460k Limousin £1010 (220), 500k Charolais £1080 (216), 540k Simmental £1090 (202), 490k Charolais £980 (200); Macosquin farmer, 320k Limousin £720 (225), 310k Belgian Blue £630 (203); Ballymena farmer, 590k Limousin £1320 (224), 550k Charolais £1220 (222), 540k £1190 (220), 550k £1160 (211), 550k £1130 (206), 540k Limousin £1080 (200); Kilrea farmer, 430k Charolais £950 (221), 470k Hereford £950 (202); Macosquin farmer, 440k Simmental £960 (218), 420k £910 (217), 410k £840 (205); Dungiven farmer, 520k Simmental £1130 (217); Coleraine farmer, 470k Aberdeen Angus £980 (209); Rasharkin farmer, 720k Limousin £1480 (206) and Toomebridge farmer, 540k Belgian Blue £1110 (206).

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

Auctioneer: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.