Calved heifers selling to £2580 at Kilrea Mart

Thursday, March 11, 2021: A super entry of 340 calves and weanlings met an outstanding trade for all types on offer.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 11:28 am

All types of calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Dropped calves

Bull calves: Maghera farmer, Belgian Blue £530, £495, Simmental £455; Draperstown farmer, Hereford £525, Belgian Blue £505, Hereford £450, Aberdeen Angus £360; Portglenone farmer, Belgian Blue £515; Randalstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £500; Garvagh farmer, Fleckvieh £490; Portglenone farmer, Aberdeen Angus £480, Fleckvieh £205; Bellaghy farmer, Charolais £450, £330; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £400, £295;Aghadowey farmer, Belgian Blue £395, £345; Ballymoney farmer, Fleckvieh £390; Garvagh farmer, Stabiliser £390, £270; Aghadowey farmer, Belgian Blue £385; Bushmills farmer, Aberdeen Angus £375; Ballyclare farmer, Hereford £370; Ballymoney farmer, Belgian Blue £370, £235; Ahoghill farmer, Belted Galloway £365; Armoy farmer, Aberdeen Angus £345, £225; Randalstown farmer, Belgian Blue £345, Aberdeen Angus £225; Ballymena farmer, Fleckvieh £340; Swatragh farmer, Belgian Blue £335; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £325, £200; Bushmills farmer, Aberdeen Angus £325; Castlederg farmer, Friesian £315, Fleckvieh £270, Friesian £245, £215; Ballymoney farmer, Stabiliser £305; Dungiven farmer, Hereford £300, Aberdeen Angus £250; Bushmills farmer, Aberdeen Angus £295; Dunloy farmer, Hereford £295, £245, Aberdeen Angus £235; Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £295; Ahoghill farmer, Belgian Blue £290, Limousin £250, Aberdeen Angus £250, Limousin £235; Portglenone farmer, Friesian £280, £225; Dungiven farmer, Aberdeen Angus £275, £210, £205; Eglinton farmer, Belgian Blue £270, £265; Tobermore farmer, Charolais £270; Ballymena farmer, Aberdeen Angus £240; Dungiven farmer, Aberdeen Angus £230; Garvagh farmer, Belgian Blue £225; Ballymena farmer, Friesian £215; Dungiven farmer, Aberdeen Angus £215;Garvagh farmer, Hereford £215 and Portglenone farmer, Friesian £200.

Heifer calves: Swatragh farmer, Belgian Blue £470, £360; Portglenone farmer, Aberdeen Angus £425; Draperstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £400; Randalstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £400, £250; Portglenone farmer, Hereford £380;

Maghera farmer, Simmental £370; Dunloy farmer, Fleckvieh £360; Ballyclare farmer, Hereford £350, £300; Bushmills farmer, Friesian £320; Randalstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £320, £310; Upperlands farmer, Belgian Blue £315; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £305, Belgian Blue £245; Eglinton farmer, Belgian Blue £300;

Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £295; Dungiven farmer, Belgian Blue £295; Aghadowey farmer, Aberdeen Angus £285; Dunloy farmer, Hereford £280, £210; Armoy farmer, Aberdeen Angus £250; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £230; Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £210, £200 and Ballymoney farmer, Belgian Blue £205.

Friesian calves: Super trade. More required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £320.

Good demand for thick types. Young Friesian calves needed.

Weanlings/suckler calves (60): 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 £815 and 306ppk.

More required to satisfy demand. Customers for cattle up to 18 months.

Monday, March 15, 20201: A good entry of 600 fat lambs and ewes met an improved trade with lambs in strong demand as buyers keen for sheep.

Lambs sold to £6.41 per kg and to top of £156. Fat ewes sold to £146.

Kilrea Mart are now selling breeding sheep every Monday, ewes and lambs to £226.

Lambs: Bushmills farmer, 19.5k £127.50 (641); Rasharkin farmer, 23k £147 (639); Limavady farmer, 19.5k £122 (626); Ballymoney farmer, 24k £150 (625); Kilrea farmer, 22.5k £140 (622), 23k £143 (622); Ballymoney farmer, 25k £153 (612); Ballymoney farmer, 25k £151.50 (606), 22k £130 (591), 23k £131 (570); Ballymoney farmer, 24k £145 (604); Ballymoney farmer, 25k £150.50 (602); Portglenone farmer, 22k £132 (600); Macosquin farmer, 19.5k £116 (595); Rasharkin farmer, 21k £124 (591); Kilrea farmer, 19k £112 (590); Garvagh farmer, 25k £146 (584); Coleraine farmer, 26k £151.50 (583) and Maghera farmer, 23k £134 (583); Magherafelt farmer, 21.5k £125 (581).

Heavy lambs: 38k £156, 37k £150, 33k £150, 30k £154, 30k £153, 30k £150, 28k £152, 26k £151.50.

Ewes with Lambs to £226.

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

Good entry of ewes sold to £146.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: A good entry of 70 dairy cattle met a super trade with more quality lots required.

Calved heifers selling to £2580.

Coleraine farmer, calved heifers to £2580, £2060, £2000, £1910, £1900, £1880, £1820, second and third calvers to £2580, £2400, £2220, £2100, £2060, £1960, £1850, £1800, £1760; Cookstown farmer, calved heifer to £2220; Coleraine farmer, calved heifers to £2180, £2140; Coleraine farmer, calved heifer to £2110 and Castlederg farmer, calved Montbeliarde heifers to £1830, £1760, £1650, Fleckvieh heifer to £1760.

More stock required weekly.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021: A super entry of 300 fat cow, suckler and store cattle met an outstanding trade with all types of stock in demand.

Steers sold to £1530, heifers sold to £1440 and fat cows and bulls sold to £1500.

Fat cows: (60 on offer. Flying trade - more required)

Rasharkin farmer, 800k Blonde d’Aquitaine £1500 (188); Portglenone farmer, 620k Limousin £1150 (186); Ballycastle farmer, 710k Limousin £1310 (185), 780k Belgian Blue £1050 (135); Portglenone farmer, 610k Saler £1090 (179); Glarryford farmer, 610k Fleckvieh £1070 (175), 650k £940 (145), 660k £920 (139); Ballymoney farmer, 560k Fleckvieh £950 (170), 660k £910 (138); Maghera farmer, 430k Friesian £710 (165), 580k £730 (126); Ballymoney farmer, 670k Friesian £1070 (160), 650k £960 (148), 750k £1000 (133), 700k £900 (129), 690k £870 (126); Dungiven farmer, 730k Limousin £1140 (156); Garvagh farmer, 620k Aberdeen Angus £930 (150); Ahoghill farmer, 720k Friesian £1020 (142), 670k £920 (137); Ballymena farmer, 700k Shorthorn beef £990 (141); Garvagh farmer, 690k Fleckvieh £950 (138); Maghera farmer, 720k Friesian £970 (135), 700k £900 (129), 770k £950 (123); Ballymoney farmer, 730k Holstein £980 (134), 870k £1140 (131); Ballymena farmer, 680k Friesian £900 (132); Coleraine farmer, 880k Holstein £1140 (130); Antrim farmer, 660k Friesian £850 (129), 650k £800 (123); Garvagh farmer, 510k Stabiliser £660 (129); Limavady farmer, 690k Aberdeen Angus £880 (128); Armoy farmer, 680k Friesian £850 (125); Macosquin farmer, 680k Aberdeen Angus £850 (125) and Coleraine farmer, 630k Holstein £780 (124).

Fat bulls: Magherafelt farmer, 700k Limousin £1000 (143); Portglenone farmer, 910k Limousin £1240 (136) and Coleraine farmer, 1050k Charolais £1360 (130).

Suckler stock: Garvagh farmer, Aberdeen Angus cow with Limousin bull calf at foot to £1620.

All types of suckler stock required.

Heifers: Macosquin farmer, 300k Charolais £790 (263), 320k £830 (259), 330k £850 (258), 350k £850 (243), 320k £750 (234), 370k £860 (232); Rasharkin farmer, 470k Limousin £1220 (260), 440k £1100 (250), 370k £890 (241), 500k £1180 (236), 420k £850 (202); Dunloy farmer, 330k Limousin £840 (255), 300k £660 (220), 330k £700 (212), 300k Shorthorn £620 (207); Castledawson farmer, 530k Charolais £1330 (251), 600k Limousin £1390 (232), 560k £1290 (230), 630k £1400 (222), 600k Charolais £1310 (218), 600k Limousin £1290 (215), 530k Charolais £1100 (208), 590k Limousin £1220 (207), 560k Charolais £1140 (204), 630k £1270 (202); Claudy farmer, 370k Limousin £930 (251), 380k £860 (226), 370k Simmental £800 (216), 420k £860 (205); Dungiven farmer, 560k Charolais £1400 (250), 540k £1160 (215), 640k £1360 (213), 545k £1130 (207), 530k £1090 (206); Ballymoney farmer, 380k Limousin £930 (245), 430k Simmental £870 (202); Limavady farmer, 530k Charolais £1200 (226), 570k £1270 (223), 530k £1150 (217), 500k £1050 (210); Portglenone farmer, 570k Limousin £1270 (223), 650k £1440 (222), 590k £1290 (219), 600k £1260 (210), 590k £1230 (209), 590k £1200 (203), 580k £1170 (202); Coleraine farmer, 335k Aberdeen Angus £740 (221), 355k £760 (214), 400k £850 (213), 360k £750 (208), 370k £760 (205); Macosquin farmer, 590k Charolais £1240 (210); Moneymore farmer, 380k Belgian Blue £790 (208), 390k Aberdeen Angus £780 (200); Desertmartin farmer, 420k Aberdeen Angus £860 (205); Macosquin farmer, 400k Limousin £820 (205); Ballymena farmer, 330k Belgian Blue £670 (203); Toomebridge farmer, 610k Aberdeen Angus £1240 (203); Ballymoney farmer, 410k Aberdeen Angus £830 (202); Limavady farmer, 530k Aberdeen Angus £1070 (202) and Portglenone farmer, 520k Aberdeen Angus £1050 (202), 510k £1030 (202).

Steers: Garvagh farmer, 510k Limousin £1280 (251), 520k £1250 (240), 430k £920 (214); Garvagh farmer, 530k Limousin £1310 (247), 550k £1350 (246), 530k £1260 (238), 600k £1370 (228), 620k Charolais £1350 (218), 620k £1340 (216), 640k £1360 (213), 690k £1460 (212), 580k Limousin £1190 (205); Macosquin farmer, 490k Limousin £1200 (245), 510k £1160 (228), 700k £1500 (214); Limavady farmer, 480k Charolais £1170 (244), 620k £1400 (226), 540k £1200 (222), 550k £1180 (215); Coleraine farmer, 530k Charolais £1280 (242), 560k £1340 (239), 560k £1320 (236), 620k £1380 (223), 680k £1480 (218); Magherafelt farmer, 400k Simmental £950 (238), 370k Aberdeen Angus £870 (235), 410k Simmental £960 (234), 380k Aberdeen Angus £880 (232), 350k £740 (211); Kilrea farmer, 390k Limousin £910 (233), 380k Blonde d’Aquitaine £770 (203); Garvagh farmer, 380k Fleckvieh £880 (232), 430k £970 (226); Garvagh farmer, 600k Charolais £1380 (230), 670k £1530 (228), 660k Limousin £1390 (211); Ballymena farmer, 500k Charolais £1130 (226), 470k Limousin £1030 (219), 480k £1010 (210), 420k Charolais £880 (210), 470k £1030 (219); Tobermore farmer, 590k Aberdeen Angus £1310 (222), 590k £1280 (217), 620k £1330 (215), 600k £1280 (213); Coleraine farmer, 420k Aberdeen Angus £910 (217); Aghadowey farmer, 440k Aberdeen Angus £920 (209); Ballymoney farmer, 450k Aberdeen Angus £940 (209); Glarryford farmer, 340k Limousin £710 (209); Desertmartin farmer, 490k Aberdeen Angus £1010 (206) and Toomebridge farmer, 640k Hereford £1310 (205).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.