Flying trade for super entry of 220 calves at Kilrea

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A super entry of 220 calves on Thursday 11th August met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves: I Curry, Coleraine, AA £380, £340, £270, £230; Ballymoney farmer, Lim £340; R and D Irwin, Dervock, Her £332, Limavady farmer, AA £282; Greysteel farmer, BB £275; Grange Farms, Castlerock, BB £245; R Fleming, Garvagh, Fri £255, £230; R Cunningham, Aghadowey, Her £238; C McIntyre, Macosquin, Sim £236; S McCrystal, Upperlands, Sim £232; J McElheran, Stranocum, AA £230; Magherafelt farmer, AA £225; Cookstown farmer, AA £225; W K Shiels, Maghera, BB £222; Magherafelt farmer, Sim £215; M Elliott, Ballymoney, Her £205; D Rowe, Armoy, Lim £205; J Graham, Toome, FKV £202; Eglinton, farmer, MB £202.

Heifer calves: R Fleming, Garvagh, SH £340, AA £262; D Rowe, Armoy, Lim £300, £265; I Curry, Coleraine, AA £275, £245, £230; R and D Irwin, Dervock, Her £250, £210; Kilrea farmer, AA £230; WK Shiels, Maghera, BB £205.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £230.

Weanlings/suckler calves: 50 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly. Young Friesian lumps a super trade.

A good entry of around 550 on Monday 15th August met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.60 per kg and £85.00 per head. Ewes to £75.00. More required.

Lambs: A Henry, Antrim, 22.5k £81 (360); D Torrens, Garvagh, 23k £82 (357); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 21k £74.50 (355), 23k £81 (352); D Adams, Bushmills, 22.5k £79.75 (354); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 22.5k £79 (351); T and J Leeke, Aghadowey, 22.5k £79 (351); A Blair, Macosquin, 22k £77 (350); W Jeffers, Coleraine, 22k £77 (350); J Higgins, Garvagh, 21k £73 (348); R Wylie, Bushmills, 23.5k £81.75 (348); Limavady farmer, 20k £69 (345); D Gray, Limavady, 23k £79.20 (344), 23k £78.80 (343); N Wilkinson, Cookstown, 21k £72 (343); D W Bristow, Portglenone, 22.5k £77 (342); G Douglas, Aghanloo, 24k £82 (342); Garvagh farmer, 20.5k £70 (341); Ballymoney farmer, 21.5k £73 (340); L Reid, Coleraine, 23.5k £79.80 (340).

Fat ewes: 130 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £75. Heavy lambs to £85.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 16th August met a good steady trade to a top of £1100 for a second calver.

T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, second calvers to £1100, £1055; G Young, Ballymena, calved cows to £1080; N J McErlean, Portglenone, Springer £960.

More dairy stock required. Good demand.

A good entry of 250 stock on Wednesday 17th August at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade. Steers to £1165, heifers to £1175, fat cows £1070.

Fat cows: (40 on offer, flying trade - more required).

A Armours, Castlerock, 620k Lim £905 (146), 470k £650 (138), 730k £915 (126), 580k £705 (122); S Mulholland, Aghadowey, 640k BB £842 (132); BP and P Hurrell, Randalstown, 790k AA £1000 (127); I Smyth, Castlerock, 950k Fri £1170 (123); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 640k Lim £780 (122); W Andrew, Ballyclare, 730k Sal £695 (114); B Boyle, Culnady, 600k BB £720 (120).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: R Sloan, Kilrea, 350k CH £770 (220), 380k £780 (205), 430k £882 (205), 320k £635 (198), 380k £730 (192); T McBride, Toomebridge, 510k Lim £1090 (214), 520k £1000 (192), 520k £992 (191); R O’Neill, Dunloy, 490k CH £1040 (212), 490k £975 (199), 530k £1040 (196), 510k £1000 (196), 540k £1050 (194); P Turner, Swatragh, 560k CH £1175 (210), 510k £1030 (202); Maghera farmer, 410k CH £842 (205), 450k £910 (202), 420k £830 (198); W and P McCallion, Portglenone, 440k Lim £880 (200), 440k £875 (199), 410k £805 (196); S and B Bradley, Kilrea, 440k CH £840 (191).

Steers: S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 230k CH £600 (261), 260k Lim £600 (231), 280k £620 (221), 290k £635 (219); R O’Neill, Dunloy, 490k CH £1095 (224), 480k £1040 (217), 470k £980 (209), 470k Lim £945 (201), 500k £1000 (200), 490k CH £960 (196); D Harbinson, Limavady, 420k Sim £925 (220), 380k DAQ £810 (213), 390k Sim £760 (195); D Harshaw, Castlerock, 380k CH £802 (211), 440k £895 (203), 420k £850 (202), 420k Lim £800 (191); J McCracken, Limavady, 460k CH £970 (211), 550k £1138 (207), 450k £910 (202), 460k £930 (202), 440k £880 (200); 475k £920 (194); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 420k Lim £875 (208); J McCracken, Randalstown, 520k Her £1068 (205), 520k £1005 (193); Kilrea farmer, 320k AA £652 (204); Kilrea farmer, 340k CH £695 (204), 360k Lim £725 (201); Limavady farmer, 310k Lim £630 (203), 390k £750 (192); D Nesbitt, Magherafelt, 470k Hol £940 (200); J McNally, Bellaghy, 430k CH £850 (198); Ringsend farmer, 400k CH £782 (195), 400k £770 (193); S Mulholland, Aghadowey, 370k CH £720 (195); Maghera farmer, 480k CH £930 (194); W McCorry, Bellaghy, 380k Her £735 (193).

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