Calved heifers selling to £2300 at Kilrea

A good entry of 250 calves and weanlings on Thursday 28th April, met an outstanding trade for all types on offer.

By Darryl Armitage
Thursday, 5th May 2022, 1:35 pm

All types of calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Dropped calves

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Kilrea Mart

Bull calves

Garvagh farmer, Belgian Blue £625, Fleckvieh £445, £360; Ballymoney farmer, Fleckvieh £445, Aberdeen Angus £400, Fleckvieh £260, £205; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £430, Montbeliarde £370, £205; Kilrea farmer, Aberdeen Angus £410; Randalstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £375; Upperlands farmer, Holstein £375; Magherafelt farmer, Simmental £345; Tobermore farmer, Aberdeen Angus £355; Garvagh farmer, Aberdeen Angus £300, £225; Dervock farmer, Herefored £295, £200; Dungiven farmer, Aberdeen Angus £295, £230; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £285, £215; Dungiven farmer, Hereford £285, £240; Aghadowey farmer, Belgian Blue £275, £200; Limavady farmer, Belgian Blue £260; Tobermore farmer, Hereford £250; Upperlands farmer, Hereford £250, £215; Ahoghill farmer, Aberdeen Angus £240; Cloughmills farmer, Fleckvieh £235; Portglenone farmer, Hereford £235; Finvoy farmer, Friesian £230 and Dungiven farmer, Hereford £215.

Heifer calves

Magherafelt farmer, Simmental £515, Aberdeen Angus £445; Ballymena farmer, Hereford £320; Articlave farmer, Aberdeen Angus £315; Randalstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £315; Kilrea farmer, Aberdeen Angus £300; Limavady farmer, Belgian Blue £290; Dervock farmer, Hereford £280, £245; Ballymoney farmer, Montbeliarde £275, £250; Ballymoney farmer, Fleckvieh £270, Aberdeen Angus £215; Culnady farmer, Hereford £260, £235; Aghadowey farmer, Friesian £235, Simmental £210; Bushmills farmer, Aberdeen Angus £220; Garvagh farmer, Aberdeen Angus £215 and Dervock farmer, Aberdeen Angus £210.

Friesian calves

Super trade. More required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £230. Good demand for thick types. Young Friesian calves needed.

Weanlings/suckler calves (100)

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 to top of £895 and 281 ppk.

More required to satisfy demand.

Customers for cattle up to 18 months.

A good entry of over 450 on Monday 2nd May met a steady trade this week with quality lambs in good demand.

Lambs sold to £5.93 per kg and to top of £131.50.

Fat ewes to £183.

Ewes and lambs to £190.

Lambs (350)

Coleraine farmer, 20.5k £121.50 (593); Ahoghill farmer, 21.5k £124.50 (579), 22.5k £118 (524); Eglinton farmer, 21k £119.50 (569); Bellaghy farmer, 21.5k £121 (563); Macosquin farmer, 21.5k £120.50 (561); Ballymoney farmer, 22k £121.50 (552); Kilrea farmer, 23k £124.50 (541); Rasharkin farmer, 23.5k £127 (540); Ahoghill farmer, 19.5k £105 (539); Cookstown farmer, 23.5k £126 (536); Moneymore farmer, 24k £128 (533); Moneymore farmer, 22.5k £119 (529); Kilrea farmer, 25k £131.50 (526); Rasharkin farmer, 24k £125.50 (523); Ballymoney farmer, 24k £125 (521); Ballymoney farmer, 21.5k £110.50 (514) and Swatragh farmer, 24k £122.50 (510).

Fat ewes (100) on offer met a super trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Good entry of ewes to £183.

More ewes needed.

A super entry of 60 dairy on Tuesday 3rd May to a top price of £2300 for a calved heifer.

Crumlin farmer, calved Ayrshire heifers to £2300, £2000, second calver to £2120; Cookstown farmer, calved heifers to £2160, £2000, £1780; Maghera farmer, calved heifer to £1820; Ballyclare farmer, calved cow to £1620; Portstewart farmer, batch of in-calf Ayrshire heifers to £1580, £1500 and maiden Ayrshire heifers to £1040, £980, £900.

More stock required weekly.

A super entry of 410 on Wednesday 4th May at Kilrea, met an outstanding trade with all types of stock in demand.

Steers sold to £1550, heifers sold to £1640.

Fat cows and bulls sold to £2120.

Fat cows: 130 on offer - flying trade.

Portglenone farmer, 430k Simmental £1000 (233); Garvagh farmer, 720k Limousin £1650 (229); Portglenone farmer, 480k Charolais £1100 (229); Stewartstown farmer, 430k Belgian Blue £960 (223), 480k Limousin £980 (204), 480k Simmental £940 (197), 390k Limousin £740 (190), 420k Belgian Blue £790 (188), 440k £790 (180), 380k Limousin £640 (168), 350k £540 (154), 400k Holstein £590 (148), 360k Simmental £530 (147); Ballymena farmer, 600k Limousin £1290 (215), 530k Shorthorn beef £840 (159); Kilrea farmer, 650k Hereford £1400 (215); Dunloy farmer, 730k Limousin £1550 (212), 720k Shorthorn dairy £1230 (171); Ballymena farmer, 720k Limousin £1520 (211), 680k Aberdeen Angus £990 (146); Kilrea farmer, 750k Aberdeen Angus £1550 (207); Maghera farmer, 430k Belgian Blue £880 (205); Portglenone farmer, 570k Friesian £1170 (205), 550k £1100 (200), 570k £1130 (198), 510k £940 (184), 570k £1030 (181), 610k £1040 (171), 560k £950 (170), 640k £1070 (167); Limavady farmer, 760k Limousin £1550 (204); Glenarm farmer, 590k Fleckvieh £1200 (203); Ballycastle farmer, 560k Limousin £1100 (196); Glenarm farmer, 440k Simmental £860 (196), 410k Friesian £620 (151); Glenariff farmer, 710k Charolais £1390 (196); Eglinton farmer, 760k Limousin £1480 (195), 550k £1000 (182), 630k £1090 (173); Portglenone farmer, 430k Limousin £840 (195); Glarryford farmer, 720k Fleckvieh £1390 (193), 770k £1390 (181), 670k £1160 (173), 670k £1070 (160); Kilrea farmer, 590k Belgian Blue £1140 (193); Finvoy farmer, 640k Swedish Red £1230 (192); Templepatrick farmer, 1120k Charolais £2120 (189); Castleroe farmer, 800k Friesian £1500 (188), 750k Aberdeen Angus £1390 (185), 790k Hereford £1380 (175); Portglenone farmer, 720k Fleckvieh £1330 (185); Portglenone farmer, 550k Fleckvieh £1000 (182), 660k £960 (146); Portglenone farmer, 570k Limousin £1020 (179), 540k £900 (167); Coleraine farmer, 640k Blonde d’Aquitaine £1140 (178), 620k Charolais £970 (157); Coleraine farmer, 810k Holstein £1430 (177), 590k £990 (168); Glarryford farmer, 740k Friesian £1310 (177); Aghadowey farmer, 620k Simmental £1090 (176); Kilrea farmer, 790k Friesian £1390 (176), 640k £970 (152), 730k £1080 (148); Armoy farmer, 650k Friesian £1130 (174), 670k £1000 (149); Dunloy farmer, 550k Fleckvieh £950 (173), 580k £910 (157); Ballymena farmer, 780k Friesian £1330 (171), 720k £1140 (158), 670k £970 (145); Ballymena farmer, 790k Friesian £1350 (171), 680k £1100 (162), 700k £1080 (154), 820k £1260 (154); Magherafelt farmer, 520k Friesian £890 (171); Macosquin farmer, 810k Holstein £1380 (170), 580k £840 (145); Randalstown farmer, 710k Montbeliarde £1210 (170); Kilrea farmer, 670k Hereford £1100 (164); Stranocum farmer, 710k Holstein £1150 (162), 750k £1190 (159), 740k £1150 (155); Ballymena farmer, 720k Simmental £1160 (161), 440k £640 (146); Ballymoney farmer, 620k Holstein £1000 (161); Tobermore farmer, 440k Friesian £700 (159); Rasharkin farmer, 740k Holstein £1150 (155); Kilrea farmer, 500k Shorthorn dairy £760 (152); Garvagh farmer, 740k Holstein £1110 (150); Londonderry farmer, 470k Friesian £690 (147); Coleraine farmer, 630k Fleckvieh £920 (146); Dungiven farmer, 660k Fleckvieh £960 (146) and Coleraine farmer, 640k Friesian £930 (145).

Suckler stock

Aghadowey farmer, Simmental cow with Simmental heifer calf at foot to £1780 and Desertmartin farmer, springing Limousin cow to £1410.

All types of suckler stock required.

Heifers

Maghera farmer, 530k Limousin £1640 (309), 400k £1150 (288), 570k £1580 (277), 540k Aberdeen Angus £1390 (257), 500k Limousin £1260 (252), 640k £1540 (241), 450k £1060 (236); Claudy farmer, 490k Limousin £1450 (297), 450k £1260 (280), 440k Belgian Blue £1190 (271), 470k Charolais £1200 (255); Limavady farmer, 370k Charolais £1100 (297), 310k £920 (297), 340k £890 (262), 370k £890 (241), 370k £840 (227), 380k Limousin £860 (226); Bushmills farmer, 470k Charolais £1320 (281), 570k £1530 (268), 460k £1200 (261), 550k £1340 (244), 390k £900 (231); Dunloy farmer, 410k Charolais £1140 (278), 420k £1120 (267), 420k £1090 (260), 440k £1130 (257), 400k £1020 (255), 430k £1020 (237), 400k £940 (235), 480k £1050 (228); Ballycastle farmer, 350k Charolais £960 (274), 510k Limousin £1310 (257); Limavady farmer, 480k Charolais £1260 (263), 460k £1070 (233); Glenarm farmer, 340k Limousin £880 (259); Glarryford farmer, 430k Blonde d’Aquitaine £1110 (258), 540k Charolais £1320 (244); Portglenone farmer, 520k Charolais £1330 (256); Bushmills farmer, 590k Limousin £1480 (250); Castlerock farmer, 400k Limousin £1000 (250), 330k £820 (249), 490k Simmental £1200 (245), 520k £1180 (227), 480k £1080 (225); Macosquin farmer, 400k Limousin £970 (243), 390k £880 (226), 420k £880 (210); Limavady farmer, 480k Belgian Blue £1140 (238), 330k Sal £740 (224), 325l £700 (215), 350k £710 (203); Coleraine farmer, 470k Belgian Blue £1110 (236), 490k Charolais £1100 (225), 470k Belgian Blue £1020 (217), 500k £1050 (210), 460k Hereford £950 (207); Coleraine farmer, 480k Aberdeen Angus £1100 (229); Maghera farmer, 270k Charolais £610 (226), 360k Belgian Blue £750 (208), 380k Charolais £760 (200); Magherafelt farmer, 510k Simmental £1150 (226), 580k £1280 (221), 590k Hereford £1280 (217), 520k £1070 (206); Limavady farmer, 560k Belgian Blue £1250 (223); Randalstown farmer, 450k Limousin £1000 (222); Ahoghill farmer, 420k Aberdeen Angus £920 (219); Kells farmer, 580k Shorthorn beef £1250 (216), 500k £1060 (212), 540k £1130 (209); Stewartstown farmer, 460k Belgian Blue £990 (215), 400k Aubrac £800 (200); Portglenone farmer, 420k Fleckvieh £900 (214); Cookstown farmer, 300k Limousin £630 (210), 250k £510 (204); Randalstown farmer, 390k Belgian Blue £810 (208), 430k Hereford £870 (202) and Ahoghill farmer, 510k Belgian Blue £1050 (206).

Steers

Limavady farmer, 350k Charolais £1010 (289), 400k £1070 (268), 410k £1070 (261), 490k Limousin £1240 (253), 430k Charolais £1080 (251), 370k £910 (246), 450k Limousin £1080 (240); Maghera farmer, 480k Limousin £1350 (281), 510k £1380 (271), 470k Aberdeen Angus £1250 (266), 470k Limousin £1230 (262), 330k Aberdeen Angus £860 (261), 430k Limousin £1100 (256), 430k £1080 (251), 520k Aberdeen Angus £1290 (248), 510k £1260 (247), 440k £1080 (246), 540k £1290 (239); Portglenone farmer, 480k Limousin £1280 (267), 540k £1390 (257), 530k Simmental £1340 (253), 550k Limousin £1390 (253), 520k £1250 (240), 470k £1090 (232); Limavady farmer, 390k Charolais £1010 (259), 380k £980 (258), 360k £920 (256), 360k £910 (253), 430k £1080 (251), 340k Charolais £840 (247), 380k Limousin £930 (245), 370k Aberdeen Angus £900 (243), 390k Charolais £940 (241), 390k £930 (239), 360k Aberdeen Angus £830 (231), 400k £950 (238), 380k £990 (234), 380k Charolais £850 (224), 430k Limousin £950 (221); Bushmills farmer, 520k Charolais £1340 (258); Glarryford farmer, 480k Limousin £1240 (258); Garvagh farmer, 280k Aberdeen Angus £720 (257), 330k Limousin £840 (255), 300k £760 (253), 360k £900 (250), 340k £830 (244), 300k Aberdeen Angus £670 (223), 370k £740 (200); Macosquin farmer, 320k Hereford £760 (244), 460k £1090 (237), 330k £760 (230), 270k £600 (222); Ahoghill farmer, 530k Belgian Blue £1290 (243), 570k Hereford £1290 (226), 570k £11270 (223), 520k £1040 (200); Kilrea farmer, 580k Aberdeen Angus £1390 (240), 350k £820 (234), 460k £1070 (233), 300k £670 (223), 320k £710 (222), 340k £740 (218), 420k £890 (212), 580k Shorthorn £1190 (205), 620k £1250 (202), 430k Aberdeen Angus £860 (200); Coleraine farmer, 390k Belgian Blue £940 (241), 420k Limousin £1000 (238), 410k £970 (237); Maghera farmer, 350k Charolais £840 (240), 310k Belgian Blue £730 (236), 330k Belgian Blue £670 (203), 360k Charolais £720 (200); Ballymoney farmer, 400k Limousin £950 (238), 430k Hereford £970 (226), 500k £1080 (216), 410k Limousin £860 (210); Coleraine farmer, 600k Aberdeen Angus £1430 (238); Randalstown farmer, 480k Hereford £1140 (238), 530k Fleckvieh £1180 (223); Bushmills farmer, 520k Limousin £1220 (235), 540k Friesian £1130 (209), 540k £1110 (206); Maghera farmer, 280k Simmental £650 (232), 310k Charolais £680 (219); Cloughmills farmer, 250k Belgian Blue £570 (228), 310k Belgian Blue £620 (200), 330k Aberdeen Angus £660 (200); Coleraine farmer, 680k Hereford £1550 (228), 650k £1420 (219) and Maghera farmer, 410k Aberdeen Angus £930 (227).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.