Flying trade at Kilrea

A smaller entry of 120 calves on Thursday 23rd April at Kilrea, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: J Holmes, Garvagh, FKV £332; J Lynd, Aghadowey, AA £304; S Connolly, Portglenone, AA £297; H Hutchinson, Tobermore, CH £292; J McCook, Ballymoney, MB £290, £272, £270, £250, £240; Ballymoney Farmer, CH £282; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Lim £280; W Cochrane, Macosquin, Her £260; RJ & M Patterson, Killykergan, Her £260; TS Moon, Kilrea, Lim £245; WJ & WJ Shiels, Maghera, BB £242; W Riley, Dungiven, AA £237; I Steele, Antrim, BB £218; W Campbell, Magherafelt, Fri £212; Magherafelt Farmer, Fri £212; Maghera Farmer, FKV £206; S Casey, Cloughmills, FKV £200; Nevin Farms, Dervock, AA £200.

Heifer calves: J Holmes, Garvagh, FKV £340; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Her £300, £265; RJ & M Patterson, Killykergan, AA £252, Her £248, AA £210; M Elliott, Ballymoney, Her £282, Fri £250; W Campbell, Magherafelt, Lim £268; Ballymoney Farmer, Sim £242; I Steele, Antrim, BB £242, Lim £234, BB £230; C McCloskey, Eglinton, Lim £232, £228; TS Moon, Kilrea, Lim £225;

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £212

Weanlings/Suck Calves: The sale of weanlings met a super trade. Quality suckler weanlings on offer. More required to satisfy demand, being offered for sale at approx. 12.30pm weekly.

Kilrea Mart Fat Lamb & Ewe Report

A smaller tntry of 230 on Monday, 27th April. Quality lambs and ewes realised premium prices. Lambs to £80 an 3.69 per Kg. Ewes to £113

Lambs: Spring Lambs from 3.50 to 3.69 per Kilo with a top price of £80 realised.

Breeding Sheep: Ewes & Lambs to £170

Ewes: 100 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Ewes to £113

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9.00 am.

A good entry of 35 dairy stock on Tuesday, 28th April met a good steady trade.

J Moore, Portstewart, Calved Heifers to £1680, £1510; WL & D Campbell, Coleraine, Calved Heifer £1490; WA Gillispie, Portglenone, Calved Heifer £1250; T & J Mackey, Ballyclare, Calved Heifer £1050.

A super entry of over 300 stock on Wednesday 29th April at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1342, Heifers to £1100.

Fat Cows: (15 on offer, flying trade ~ more required): J Oliver, Limavady, 510k Par £770 (151), 520k £750 (144); D McKay, Portglenone, 630k AA £895 (142); O McDevitt, Bellarena, 530k Lim £750 (142), 570k £755 (133); J Hamilton & Son, Kells, 510k Lim £715 (140); Randalstown Farmer, 630k Lim £765 (121).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required

Heifers: J Oliver, Limavady, 260k CH £775 (298); D Mark, Rasharkin, 310k Lim £728 (235); 300k £660 (220), 320k £650 (203); Kilrea Farmer, 310k CH £720 (232); S Quigg, Maghera, 315k CH £728 (231), 295k £672 (228), 470k AA £1060 (226); N McErlean, Portglenone, 310k Lim £715 (231), 400k £822 (206), 390k £780 (200); S Quigg, Garvagh, 295k CH £672 (228), 345k £745 (216), 350k £710 (203); H Morrow, Dungiven, 280k Lim £620 (221), 350k £748 (214); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 280k Lim £620 (221), 370k £760 (205); A Dewart, 430k CH £945 (220), 390k £830 (213); P Madden, Portglenone, 340k CH £736 (217), 340k Lim £718 (211); J Moore, Glenwherry, 370k CH £798 (216), 335k £722 (216), 320k £660 (206); A Stevenson, Armoy, 490k Lim £1050 (214); T Shiels, Kilrea, 340k Sim £702 (207); I Smyth, Limavady, 375k Lim £770 (205), 340k £682 (201); O McDevitt, Bellarena, 500k Lim £1012 (202).

Steers: S Quigg, Garvagh, 250k CH £660 (264), 290k £702 (242), 340k £815 (240); J Oliver, Limavady, 210k Par £505 (241); Kilrea Farmer, 450k Lim £1022 (227), 500k BB £1128 (226), 430k Lim £942 (219), 370k £780 (211), 530k BB £1100 (208), 480k £990 (206), 570k Lim £1155 (203), 500k BB £1000 (200); M Glass, Maghera, 320k CH £722 (226), 270k £597 (221), 490k Lim £1030 (210), 400k Sim £815 (204), 395k CH £800 (203), 385k £768 (200); D Maxwell, Upperlands, 500k Lim £1095 (219), 570k £1160 (204), 560k £1122 (200); JC Smyth, Castlerock, 350k AA £765 (219), 360k £735 (204), 350k £712 (203), 430k £860 (200); I Smyth, Castlerock 435k AA £940 (216); G & T Hogg, Kilrea, 390k Lim £840 (215); H Morrow, Dungiven, 390k Lim £840 (215); J Moore, Glenwherry, 380k Lim £810 (213), 400k CH £840 (210); N McErlean, Portglenone, 380k Lim £805 (212), 400k £840 (210), 470k £960 (204); E McKeever, Portglenone, 490k Lim £1040 (212), 520k CH £1085 (209), 390k Lim £800 (205), 470k £940 (200); Kilrea Farmer, 330k Lim £695 (211); J O’Kane, Dungiven, 310k Sim £655 (211); I Wright, Garvagh, 580k Lim £1225 (211);

D McKay, Portglenone, 330k Par £690 (209), 320k £655 (205), 410k Sim £832 (203); A McNeilly, Toomebridge, 385k Lim £795 (207); J O’Donnell, Toomebridge, 370k Lim £748 (202); W Hanna, Rasharkin, 500k AA £1005 (201); R McShane, Ballymoney, 540k Lim £1080 (200);

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