Calved heifers sell to a top price of £1750 at Kilrea Mart

Kilrea Mart
Kilrea Mart

A super entry of 260 calves and weanlings on Thursday, October 3 met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Dropped calves

Bull calves

S McMurray, Dungiven, Aberdeen Angus £390, Fleckvieh £290, £240, £225; Antrim farmer, Limousin £330; Cookstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £328, £230; Aghadowey farmer, Fleckvieh £325, £270; S McCloskey, Dungiven, Aberdeen Angus £320; D Connell, Claudy, Aberdeen Angus £315, Simmental £295; Ganaway Farms, Millisle, Aberdeen Angus £310, Her £300, Fleckvieh £255, Shorthorn beef £250; Ballymena farmer, Fleckvieh £295, £240; M Kelso, Portglenone, Aberdeen Angus £278, Simmental £230, Aberdeen Angus £220, Simmental £208; Eglinton farmer, Aberdeen Angus £275, Limousin £270; W Lyons, Ballymoney, Hereford £262; T Harbison, Aghadowey, Belgian Blue £252, Aberdeen Angus £252, Hereford £236; D Livingston, Randalstown, Simmental £252, Fleckvieh £252; R Ramsey, Magherafelt, Limousin £250; R and A Davis, Magherfelt, Hereford £245; A Hemphill, Armoy, Belgian Blue £235 and W and I Whiteside, Limavady, Belgian Blue £230.

Heifer calves

Ballymena farmer, Limousin £340, £240; Eglinton farmer, Belgian Blue £330, Aberdeen Angus £275, Belgian Blue £260, Limousin £240, Belgian Blue £230; Aghadowey farmer, Fleckvieh £330; S McCloskey, Dungiven, Aberdeen Angus £325, Limousin £300; Antrim farmer, Limousin £320, Shorthorn £290, Belgian Blue £275; M Kelso, Portglenone, Aberdeen Angus £310, Hereford £275, Aberdeen Angus £245, Limousin £215; D Connell, Claudy, Aberdeen Angus £295, Limousin £235; Limavady farmer, Aberdeen Angus £290; Ganaway Farms, Millisle, Aberdeen Angus £275, Hereford £250, Aberdeen Angus £240; D Livingston, Randalstown, Simmental £260; Glarryford farmer, Simmental £255; W Campbell, Magherfelt, Limousin £250, £245, £230 and Derryduff Farms, Dungiven, Belgian Blue £205.

Friesian calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand.

Good young calves to £184.

Good demand for thick types.

Weanlings/suckler calves

90 on offer with more required to satisfy demand.

Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

Continental and Friesian lumps a super trade.

Customers for cattle up to 18 months.

Friday, October 4, 2019: A super entry of 280 calves met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Bull calves

H Walsh, Portglenone, 330k Simmental £925 (280), 300k Charolais £780 (260), 350k Limousin £745 (213), 340k £720 (212), 340k £715 (210), 280k Belgian Blue £570 (204); F Doherty, Castlerock, 250k Limousin £680 (272), 270k Charolais £685 (254), 250k Limousin £610 (244), 270k £655 (243), 270k £645 (239), 280k £635 (227); H Conn, Castlerock, 300k Charolais £795 (265), 270k £705 (261), 170k £440 (259), 260k £630 (242), 330k £755 (229), 340k Limousin £750 (221), 300k Charolais £650 (217), 420k £895 (213), 410k £875 (213); B McIlvar, Garvagh, 260k Charolais £675 (260), 340k £750 (221); J Sherrard, Ballykelly, 210k Limousin £545 (260), 230k £580 (252), 270k £660 (244), 260k £620 (239); S Tanner, Castlerock, 300k Charolais £770 (257), 380k £820 (216); Ahoghill farmer, 320k Charolais £800 (250), 300k Belgian Blue £670 (223), 330k Limousin £735 (223), 300k Belgian Blue £660 (220), 330k £720 (218), 290k £630 (217); W McLenaghan, Limavady, 310k Limousin £770 (248), 320k Charolais £735 (230), 350k £800 (229); P Sloan, Rasharkin, 240k Charolais £595 (248); D Robinson, Glenarm, 270k Limousin £660 (244), 300k Hereford £670 (223); Macosquin farmer, 290k Charolais £700 (241), 310k £735 (237); S McGill, Aghadowey, 280k Charolais £660 (236), 260k £605 (233), 280k £635 (227), 270k Aberdeen Angus £610 (226); J Keatley, Magherafelt, 370k Limousin £860 (232), 330k £695 (211); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 240k Limousin £555 (231), 330k Charolais £740 (224), 240k £525 (219), 330k £700 (212); Cookstown farmer, 260k Limousin £595 (229), 290k £650 (224), 310k £695 (224), 310k £675 (218); A Canning, Dungiven, 340k Charolais £770 (227), 400k £875 (219), 330k £700 (212), 450k £945 (210), 340k £710 (209); N McClure, Ballymoney, 350k Limousin £795 (227), 370k £775 (210); Cloughmills farmer, 310k Belgian Blue £695 (224); E Houston, Ballymena, 330k Charolais £735 (223), 330k £710 (215), 390k £830 (213); J Doherty, Garvagh, 270k Charolais £600 (222); J Gregg, Cloughmills, 240k Belgian Blue £530 (221), 220k £480 (218), 290k £630 (217); M McKinstry, Nutts Corner, 330k Charolais £725 (220); P and D Mullan, Macosquin, 230k Simmental £505 (220), 310k Speckled Park £655 (211); A Dougherty, Castlerock, 390k Charolais £855 (219); W Moore, Macosquin, 280k Limousin £610 (218), 310k £675 (218), 370k £775 (210); D Gordon, Portglenone, 230k Limousin £500 (217); B McFall, Portglenone, 330k Limousin £715 (217), 340k £735 (216), 210k £440 (210); S McNeill, Coleraine, Simmental £650 (217); B Millar, Randalstown, 280k Belgian Blue £605 (216); D Semple, Dungiven, 370k Simmental £800 (216), 350k £740 (211); P Dougherty, Castlerock, 310k Hereford £665 (215) and P Gilmore, Ballymena, 380k Limousin £800 (211), 350k £730 (209).

Heifer calves

H J Walsh, Portglenone, 270k Limousin £755 (280), 270k £730 (270), 290k £695 (240), 340k £795 (234), 300k £695 (232), 290k £670 (231), 300k £675 (225), 300k £665 (222); B Millar, Randalstown, 240k Belgian Blue £600 (250); W McLenaghan, Limavady, 360k Charolais £880 (244), 310k £755 (244), 350k £760 (217); Macosquin farmer, 270k Charolais £620 (230), 270k Aberdeen Angus £590 (219), 290k Charolais £630 (217), 210k £445 (212); J Keatley, Magherafelt, 300k Limousin £700 (233), 360k £800 (222), 350k £745 (213); B McIlvar, Garvagh, 320k Charolais £745 (233), 300k £680 (227), 320k £720 (225), 310k £655 (211), 320k £670 (209); A Dougherty, Castlerock, 370k Charolais £840 (227); S McGill, Aghadowey, 260k Charolais £590 (227); E Sherrard, Macosquin, 320k Limousin £715 (223), 320k £685 (214); J Doherty, Garvagh, 250k Charolais £555 (222); P and D Mullan, Macosquin, 270k Speckled Park £600 (222), 360k Charolais £750 (208), 320k £665 (208); A Canning, Dungiven, 340k Charolais £750 (221); D Robinson, Glenarm, 330k Charolais £725 (220); J Sherrard, Ballykelly, 210k Limousin £460 (219); H Conn, Castlerock, 330k Limousin £720 (218), 230k Charolais £490 (213); M Armstrong, Garvagh, 320k Charolais £690 (216), 300k Limousin £635 (212) and Ahoghill farmer, 280k Belgian Blue £600 (214).

Monday, October 7: A super entry of 600 lambs met a sound trade.

More sheep needed every week.

Lambs to £75.50 and to 3.18 per kg.

Lambs

A Gordon, Portglenone, 21.5k £68.40 (318); D A Norris and Sons, Articlave, 24k £75.50 (315); L Hunter, Ballyclare, 21.5k £67.50 (314); L Reid, Coleraine, 23k £71 (309); H McErlean, Portglenone, 23.5k £71.80 (306); T and W Taylor, Ballymoney, 23.5k £71.40 (304); A Blair, Macosquin, 223.5k £71 (302); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 23.5k £71 (302) and R Dunlop, Portglenone, 23.5k £70.50 (300).

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

Ewes to £75.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019: A good entry of 37 dairy cattle met a flying trade with calved heifers sell to a top price of £1750.

More stock required weekly.

S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1750, £1690, £1600, £1490, £1430, £1410 and springing heifer to £1400.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019: A super entry of 310 fat cow, suckler and store stock at Kilrea met a sharp trade with quality stores in demand.

Steers sold to £1250, Heifers sold to £1200 and fat cows sold £1375.

Fat cows: (96) (flying trade - more required)

W Whyte, Innisrush, 690k Charolais £1375 (199), 780k £1345 (172), 700k £1175 (168); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 700k Belgian Blue £1190 (170); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 670k Limousin £1090 (163); D Scott, Coleraine, 690k Limousin £1120 (162); P McCord, Randalstown, 650k Belgian Blue £1025 (158), 620k £945 (152), 730k Limousin £920 (126); S McDonald, Portglenone, 600k Limousin £925 (154), 760k Belgian Blue £955 (126); N McClure, Ballymoney, 620k Belgian Blue £950 (153), 700k SH £850 (121); H Conn, Castlerock, 680k Limousin £1035 (152), 760k Charolais £1065 (140), 660k Limousin £905 (137), 790k Charolais £1050 (133); J O’Kane, Garvagh, 700k Limousin £1045 (149); P Clarke, Garvagh, 710k Limousin £1050 (148), 630k £790 (125), 710k Charolais £123); T Martin, Dunloy, 660k Limousin £960 (146); D Kelly, Magilligan, 820k Limousin £1170 (143); A Reid, Glenarm, 550k Limousin £785 (143); Ballymena farmer, 590k Blonde d'Aquitaine £835 (142); W K Shiels, Maghera, 570k Friesian £790 (139), 530k £700 (132), 630k £820 (130); Knockloughrim farmer, 640k Simmental £875 (137); J Higgins, Garvagh, 600k Limousin £800 (133), 690k Charolais £905 (131); Macosquin farmer, 560k Limousin £740 (132); P McCullagh, Feeny, 710k Limousin £935 (132); M and H Gilmour, Ballymoney, 490k Montbeliarde £640 (131); M Millar, Randalstown, 700k Holstein £905 (129) and W Wylie, Dunloy, 750k Fleckvieh £930 (124).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

S J Wilson, Dungiven, Belgian Blue springing heifers to £1100.

Heifers

D Kelly, Magilligan, 520k Charolais £1060 (204), 510k £980 (192), 530k £990 (187), 520k £970 (187), 540k £990 (183); D Walls, Toomebridge, 440k Charolais £850 (193), 510k £975 (191), 470k £895 (190); J Kelso, Upperlands, 450k Limousin £865 (192), 500k £945 (189), 450k Charolais £850 (189); Garvagh farmer, 500k Aberdeen Angus £955 (191), 480k Charolais £905 (189); J McGarry, Dunloy, 590k Charolais £1125 (191), 660k £1200 (182); J Walsh, Kilrea, 350k Limousin £670 (191), 380k £715 (188); R Kirkpatrick, Upperlands, 450k Charolais £830 (184), 500k £915 (183); D McFerran, Glarryford, 600k Charolais £1100 (183) and Toomebridge farmer, 540k Limousin £985 (182).

Steers

A Craig, Coleraine, 430k Aberdeen Angus £850 (198), 570k Shorthorn £1055 (185); M Glass, Maghera, 440k Charolais £860 (196), 460k £875 (190); D Crockett, Kilrea, 320k Charolais £625 (195); J P Kerr, Toomebridge, 470k Limousin £905 (193); N McKay, Portglenone, 410k Saler £780 (190); J Mitchell, Aghadowey, 550k Limousin £1040 (189), 520k £950 (183) and D Gordon, Kilrea, 460k Limousin £840 (183).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.