Super entry of 85 dairy at Kilrea Mart, top price of £2475 for springing second calver

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A good entry of 310 calves and weanlings on Thursday 2nd March met an outstanding trade for all types on offer.

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

Dropped calves

Bull calves

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Antrim farmer, Hereford £555, Friesian £425; Limavady farmer, Limousin £525, Aberdeen Angus £500; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £515, £385; Draperstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £490; Draperstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £490, £405, £355, £210; Kilrea farmer, Aberdeen Angus £450, Shorthorn £420, Friesian £365; Stewartstown farmer, Belgian Blue £420, Hereford £400, £360; Dungiven farmer, Shorthorn beef £405, £295; Moneymore farmer, Aberdeen Angus £405, Hereford £330, Aberdeen Angus £320, £260; Moneymore farmer, Charolais £385, Aberdeen Angus £260, Belgian Blue £205, Fleckvieh £220, £200; Dervock farmer, Belgian Blue £370, Aberdeen Angus £330, Belgian Blue £300, £220; Maghera farmer, Holstein £340; Coleraine farmer, Aberdeen Angus £325; Garvagh farmer, Limousin £300, Aberdeen Angus £200; Aghadowey farmer, Hereford £275; Ballymena farmer, Simmental £270; Castlerock farmer, Aberdeen Angus £270; Limavady farmer, Aberdeen Angus £265; Magherafelt farmer, Hereford £245, Hereford £210; Cookstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £240, Belgian Blue £335; Londonderry farmer, Aberdeen Angus £220; Ballymoney farmer, Belgian Blue £210; Ballymena farmer, Friesian £200 and Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £200.

Heifer calves

Castlerock farmer, Holstein £520, £510, £500, £480, £460, £440, £390, £380; Bellaghy farmer, Limousin £515; Upperlands farmer, Fleckvieh £500, Belgian Blue £390, Aberdeen Angus £340; Dungiven farmer, Shorthorn beef £420, £355, £280, £235; Ballymena farmer, Simmental £405; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £395; Limavady farmer, Aberdeen Angus £390, £380, Saler £360, Aberdeen Angus £360, £265; Draperstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £385; Draperstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £370; Castlerock farmer, Speckled Park £325; Portglenone farmer, Aberdeen Angus £310, £245, £225; Dervock farmer, Belgian Blue £300, £260, Aberdeen Angus £225; Stewartstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £295, Hereford £220; Ballymoney farmer, Hereford £250; Rasharkin farmer, Simmental £235; Upperlands farmer, Hereford £230; Garvagh farmer, Aberdeen Angus £225; Londonderry farmer, Aberdeen Angus £205; Aghadowey farmer, Hereford £200; Ballymoney farmer, Belgian Blue £200 and Castlerock farmer, Aberdeen Angus £200.

Friesian calves

Super trade. More required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £365. 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 £1155 and 375 ppk.

More required to satisfy demand.

Customers for cattle up to 18 months.

A super entry of 640 fat lambs and ewes on Monday 6th March met a steady trade this week with quality lambs in good demand.

Lambs to £5.26 per kg and to top of £130. Fat ewes to £198. Breeding ewes to £220.

Lambs

Ballymoney farmer, 21k £110.50 (526); Londonderry farmer, 21.5k £113 (526), 23.5k £118.50 (504); Macosquin farmer, 22.5k £118 (524), 24k £121 (504); Aghadowey farmer, 20.5k £106 (517), 23k £115 (500); Kilrea farmer, 24.5k £125 (510), 25.5k £125 (490); Ballymena farmer, 22.5k £114 (507); Macosquin farmer, 22.5k £114 (507); Clough farmer, 22k £111 (505), 22.5k £110 (489); Garvagh farmer, 23k £116 (504); Aghadowey farmer, 24k £120 (500); Ballymoney farmer, 23k £115 (500); Cookstown farmer, 21k £105 (500); Maghera farmer, 22k £110 (500); Randalstown farmer, 22.5k £112 (498); Aghadowey farmer, 24k £119 (496) and Ballymoney farmer, 18.5k £91 (492).

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

Good entry of ewes to £198. More ewes needed.

A super entry of 85 dairy on Tuesday 7th March to a top price of £2475 for a springing second calver.

Castlederg farmer, batch of springing second calvers to £2480, £2440, £1740, £1720, £1700, £1680, £1580, batch of bulling heifers to £1400, £1220, £1180, £1140, £1100, £1080; £1060 and Ballyclare farmer, calved heifers to £2340, £1700 and Coleraine farmer, calved heifers to £2300, £1700.

More stock required weekly.

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

A good entry of 270 fat cows, sucklers and store cattle on Wednesday 8th March at Kilrea met an outstanding trade with all types of stock in demand.

Steers to £1840, heifers to £1780. Fat cows and bulls to £2300.

Fat cows: 70 on offer, flying trade.

Portglenone farmer, 590k Limousin £1670 (283), 600k Belgian Blue £1440 (240); Randalstown farmer, 600k Simmental £1690 (282), 510k Aberdeen Angus £1300 (255); Garvagh farmer, 620k Limousin £1740 (281); Portglenone farmer, 510k Limousin £1360 (267), 520k £1280 (246), 580k £1420 (245), 460k £1100 (239); Ballymoney farmer, 550k Limousin £1400 (255), 580k £1440 (248), 580k Shorthorn beef £1440 (248), 570k Fleckvieh £1380 (242); Ballymena farmer, 750k Limousin £1780 (237), 520k Simmental £960 (185), 650k Shorthorn beef £1140 (175), 580k Limousin £990 (171); Aghadowey farmer, 500k Friesian £1120 (224); Toomebridge farmer, 500k Belgian Blue £1100 (220); Limavady farmer, 520k Limousin £1140 (219); Maghera farmer, 630k Aberdeen Angus £1320 (210); Portglenone farmer, 600k Simmental £1260 (210); Magherafelt farmer, 580k Limousin £1210 (209); Coleraine farmer, 870k Hereford £1780 (205); Castlerock farmer, 660k Friesian £1340 (203); Dunloy farmer, 730k Limousin £1440 (197); Aghadowey farmer, 800k Friesian £1570 (196), 730k £1360 (186); Portglenone farmer, 900k Friesian £1730 (192), 670k £1140 (170); Upperlands farmer, 620k Aberdeen Angus £1190 (192), 670k Friesian £1160 (173); Macosquin farmer, 650k Shorthorn beef £1240 (191), 620k Limousin £1170 (189); Limavady farmer, 720k Holstein £1370 (190), 760k £1430 (188), 790k £1350 (171); Dunloy farmer, 600k Shorthorn dairy £1120 (187); Dunloy farmer, 720k Friesian £1300 (181); Glarryford farmer, 760k Friesian £1320 (174); Kilrea farmer, 770k Holstein £1320 (171) and Maghera farmer, 560k Friesian £960 (171).

Suckler

Randalstown farmer, Limousin heifer with Limousin heifer calf at foot to £2160 and springing Belgian Blue heifer to £1900.

All types of suckler stock required.

Heifers

Kilrea farmer, 240k Charolais £790 (329), 330k £1080 (327), 270k Blonde d'Aquitaine £780 (289), 330k Limousin £940 (285), 380k Belgian Blue £870 (329); Maghera farmer, 430k Belgian Blue £1360 (316), 420k Charolais £1250 (298), 490k Limousin £1290 (263), 550k £1300 (236); Limavady farmer, 520k Limousin £1590 (306), 530k £1620 (306), 520k Charolais £1580 (304), 530k Limousin £1520 (287), 540k £1390 (257), 540k Charolais £1340 (248), 690k Simmental £1600 (232), 630k £1460 (232); Coleraine farmer, 600k Limousin £1780 (297), 530k £1540 (291), 580k £1660 (286); Toomebridge farmer, 380k Charolais £1070 (282), 440k £1160 (264), 380k £890 (234); Swatragh farmer, 570k Limousin £1600 (281), 550k £1430 (260), 600k £1450 (242), 640k £1540 (241), 550k Aberdeen Angus £1320 (240); Macosquin farmer, 540k Limousin £1510 (280), 550k £1420 (258), 470k £1210 (257), 510k Aberdeen Angus £1210 (237), 510k Belgian Blue £1200 (235); Ballymoney farmer, 480k Belgian Blue £1300 (270), 510k £1270 (249), 530k £1300 (245), 540k £1310 (243), 500k £1170 (234), 450k £1050 (233), 510k £1180 (231), 440k £1000 (227); Randalstown farmer, 540k Limousin £1430 (265); Kilrea farmer, 390k Charolais £990 (254), 560k Hereford £1280 (229), 420k £930 (221); Garvagh farmer, 540k Aberdeen Angus £1350 (250), 610k £1500 (246), 570k £1390 (244), 620k £1480 (239); Ballintoy farmer, 250k Aberdeen Angus £610 (244), 325k £760 (234); Draperstown farmer, 470k Limousin £1120 (238); Ballymoney farmer, 450k Belgian Blue £1060 (236), 470k Aberdeen Angus £1100 (234); Maghera farmer, 340k Aberdeen Angus £800 (235), 380k Hereford £860 (226); Limavady farmer, 580k Aberdeen Angus £1350 (233); Bellaghy farmer, 480k Belgian Blue £1110 (231); Ballymoney farmer, 540k Aberdeen Angus £1220 (226) and Ballymoney farmer, 630k Aberdeen Angus £1420 (225).

Steers

Kilrea farmer, 570k Belgian Blue £1840 (323), 590k 490k Limousin £1340 (274), Charolais £1590 (270), 520k £1390 (267), 570k Aberdeen Angus £1510 (265), 610k £1600 (262), 610k Limousin £1580 (259), 580k Saler £1460 (252), 730k Simmental £1820 (249), 550k Aberdeen Angus £1340 (244); Portglenone farmer, 520k Limousin £1570 (302), 540k £1580 (293), 530k £1440 (272), 590k £1600 (271), 630k £1540 (244); Portglenone farmer, 400k Limousin £1190 (298), 330k £940 (285), 340k £860 (253); Garvagh farmer, 580k Simmental £1680 (290), 600k £1560 (260); Portglenone farmer, 450k Simmental £1290 (287); Maghera farmer, 590k Parthenais £1540 (285); Dunloy farmer, 470k Charolais £1330 (283), 490k £1350 (276), 450k £1230 (273), 430k £1150 (267), 510k £1340 (263), 490k Limousin £1210 (247), 450k £1110 (247), 490k Stabiliser £1200 (245), 470k Charolais £1130 (240); Maghera farmer, 450k Parthenais £1275 (283), 330k Limousin £920 (279), 560k Parthenais £1520 (271), 360k Limousin £895 (249); Claudy farmer, 520k Charolais £1460 (281), 480k Charolais £1330 (277), 540k £1440 (267), 600k £1580 (263); Maghera farmer, 500k Belgian Blue £1370 (274), 530k £1300 (245), 390k £940 (241); Draperstown farmer, 580k Charolais £1560 (269), 560k Aberdeen Angus £1400 (250), 360k Charolais £870 (242); Ahoghill farmer, 560k 560k Limousin £1490 (266), 640k Aberdeen Angus £1610 (252), 680k £1650 (243), 590k Limousin £1430 (242); Glarryford farmer, 520k Charolais £1360 (262), 480k Limousin £1200 (250), 480k Simmental £1190 (248); Kilrea farmer, 460k Charolais £1200 (261), 480k Limousin £1180 (246); Swatragh farmer, 590k Charolais £1540 (261); Ballintoy farmer, 255k Aberdeen Angus £630 (247) and Castlerock farmer, 320k Shorthorn beef £780 (244).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.