Outstanding trade for all types on offer at Kilrea

A good entry of 260 calves and weanlings on Thursday 9th June, met an outstanding trade for all types on offer.

By Darryl Armitage
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 1:38 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

Moneymore farmer, Belgian Blue £530, £420, £240; Ballymena farmer, Aberdeen Angus £520, £310; Limavady farmer, Belgian Blue £500; Ballymena farmer, Shorthorn £470, Aberdeen Angus £440, Limousin £360; Portglenone farmer, Belgian Blue £465, Aberdeen Angus £270; Armoy farmer, Belgian Blue £460, Aberdeen Angus £310, Belgian Blue £300; Ballymena farmer, Simmental £460, £390, £350; Londonderry farmer, Belgian Blue £455, Aberdeen Angus £350, £250; Portglenone farmer, Fleckvieh £445, £395, Aberdeen Angus £385; Portglenone farmer, Simmental £440m Holstein £205, Aberdeen Angus £200; Armoy farmer, Belgian Blue £405, Aberdeen Angus £285; Ballymena farmer, Parthenais £400, £235; Portglenone farmer, Aberdeen Angus £395, £270, £220; Kilrea farmer, Belgian Blue £385; Castledawson farmer, Aberdeen Angus £380, Limousin £330, £315; Cookstown farmer, Limousin £360, Charolais £305; Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £355; Greysteel farmer, Charolais £300; Ballyronan farmer, Belgian Blue £295; Bellaghy farmer, Aberdeen Angus £285; Cloughmills farmer, Aberdeen Angus £275; Coleraine farmer, Aberdeen Angus £275; Portglenone farmer, Belgian Blue £275; Aghadowey farmer, Aberdeen Angus £270, £230 and Articlave farmer, Aberdeen Angus £265.

Heifer calves

Glarryford farmer, Belgian Blue £490; Ballymena farmer, Simmental £410; Moneymore farmer, Belgian Blue £395, £255; Cookstown farmer Aberdeen Angus £350, £320, Limousin £240; Portglenone farmer, Simmental £345, Aberdeen Angus £250; Aghadowey farmer, Aberdeen Angus £330; Macosquin farmer, Aberdeen Angus £330; Portglenone farmer, Aberdeen Angus £330, £325; Armoy farmer, Aberdeen Angus £320; Ballymena farmer, Hereford £320, £205; Castledawson farmer, Limousin £290, £235; Armoy farmer, Belgian Blue £280, Aberdeen Angus £225; Maghera farmer, Hereford £280; Portglenone farmer, Aberdeen Angus £275; Londonderry farmer, Aberdeen Angus £260, £235; Magherafelt farmer, Aberdeen Angus £260; Portglenone farmer, Aberdeen Angus £220 and Castlerock farmer, Limousin £200.

Friesian calves

Super trade. More required to satisfy demand.

Good young calves to £325.

Good demand for thick types.

Young Friesian calves needed.

Weanlings/suckler calves (50)

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 £1080 and 255 ppk.

More required to satisfy demand.

Customers for cattle up to 18 months.

A good entry of 600 on Monday 13th June met a steady trade this week with quality lambs in good demand.

Lambs sold to £6.83 per kg and to top of £164. Fat ewes sold to £200.

Lambs (500)

Kilrea farmer, 24k £164 (6.83); Cookstown farmer, 21k £140 (6.67); Ballymoney farmer, 21.5k £140 (651); Kilrea farmer, 20k £130 (650); Ballymoney farmer, 21.5k £139 (647); Macosquin farmer, 20k £129 (645); Coleraine farmer, 21.5k £138 (642); Portglenone farmer, 20.5k £131.50 (642); Ballymena farmer, 20k £128 (640); Ballymoney farmer, 21k £134 (638); Cookstown farmer, 22.5k £142 (631); Limavady farmer, 23k £145 (630) and Coleraine farmer, 20.5k £129 (629).

Heavy spring lambs to: 25.5k £150, 27k £153.50.

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

Good entry of ewes to £200.

More ewes needed.

A small entry of dairy on Tuesday 14th June to a top price of £1960 for a fresh calved heifer.

A good entry of 240 on Wednesday 15th June at Kilrea, met an outstanding trade with all types of stock in demand.

Steers sold to £1910 and heifers to £1760,

Fat cows and bulls sold to £2000. 390k Limousin Str £1300 (333).

Fat cows: 100 on offer - flying trade

Coleraine farmer, 620k Stabiliser £1380 (223); Coleraine farmer, 640k Limousin £1380 (216); Maghera farmer, 550k £1180 (215), 610k £1190 (195); Ballymoney farmer, 660k Belted Galloway £1420 (215), 650k £1340 (206); Kilrea farmer, 680k Aberdeen Angus £1440 (212); Limavady farmer, 500k Simmental £1050 (210), 700k £1400 (200); Magherafelt farmer, 720k Limousin £1510 (210); Portglenone farmer, 790k Simmental £1660 (210), 800k £1560 (195); Portglenone farmer, 770k Fleckvieh £1600 (208), 780k £1540 (197); Ballymena farmer, 850k Stabiliser £1760 (207); Ballymena farmer, 620k Limousin £1280 (207), 750k £1510 (201), 850k £1700 (200); Magherafelt farmer, 640k £1300 (203); Coleraine farmer, 720k Fleckvieh £1460 (203), 840k £1680 (200); Coleraine farmer, 730k Limousin £1450 (199), 750k £1440 (192); Coleraine farmer, 630k Fr £1210 (192); Ballymoney farmer, 790k Fleckvieh £1560 (198), 780k £1520 (195), 770k £1470 (191); Magherafelt farmer, 710k FR £1400 (197); Coleraine farmer, 670k Holstein £1300 (194), 830k £1450 (175); Ballymoney farmer, 810k Charolais £1560 (193); Ballymoney farmer, 750k Aberdeen Angus £1450 (193); Magherafelt farmer, 680k £1300 (191); Ballymoney farmer, 690k Friesian £1320 (191), 610k £1080 (177); Ballymena farmer, 880k Friesian £1680 (191); Ballymoney farmer, 760k Fleckvieh £1450 (191); Glarryford farmer, 650k Friesian £1230 (189); Coleraine farmer, 840k Friesian £1580 (188); Rasharkin farmer, 610k Friesian £1120 (184); Coleraine farmer, 770k £1400 (182); Garvgah farmer, 710k Friesian £1260 (178), 800k £1360 (170) and Ballymoney farmer, 790k £1370 (173).

Suckler stock

Magherafelt farmer, Limousin heifer with Limousin bull calf at foot to £1600 and Kilrea farmer, Hereford bull 2000gns.

All types of suckler stock required.

Heifers

Kilrea farmer, 620k Limousin £1760 (284), 650k £1510 (232), 610k £1340 (220); Limavady farmer, 320k Limousin £880 (275), 380k £1040 (274), 300k £700 (233); Portglenone farmer, 480k Charolais £1310 (273), 480k £1260 (263), 510k £1280 (251); Antrim farmer, 430k Limousin £1110 (258); Ballymena farmer, 430k £1110 (258), 490k £1240 (253); Moneymore farmer, 470k Charolais £1190 (253), 445k £1110 (249), 410k £1000 (244); Magherafelt farmer, 320k Simmental £780 (244), 410k £960 (234), 340k £780 (229), 400k £900 (225); Ballymena farmer, 380k Limousin £940 (247); Magherafelt farmer, 580k Limousin £1410 (243), 460k £1080 (235); Garvagh farmer, 530k Limousin £1250 (236), 520k £1220 (235); Magherafelt farmer, 440k £1030 (234), 450k £1030 (229), 500k £1130 (226) and Ballymena farmer, 480k Charolais £1120 (233), 465k £1060 (228).

Steers

Antrim farmer, 390k Limousin £1300 (333), 410k £1160 (283), 400k £1040 (260); Kilrea farmer, 630k Charolais £1800 (286), 660k Limousin £1870 (283), 670k £1860 (278), 720k £1910 (265); Kilrea farmer, 450k Limousin £1220 (271); Moneymore farmer, 380k Simmental £970 (255), 390k £980 (251), 440k £1100 (250); Portglenone farmer, 640k Limousin £1590 (248), 600k £1490 (248), 690k £1590 (230); Kilrea farmer, 560k Hereford £1340 (239), 570k £1310 (230) and Coleraine farmer, 490k Aberdeen Angus £1150 (235).

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

Auctioneers: HA McIlrath and Sons Ltd.