Good entry of cattle at Kilrea

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A good entry of 190 calves on Thursday 28th January met a flying trade for all types on offer. Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves:

R Doherty, Coleraine, FKV £408; H O’Kane, Greysteel, Lim £330; R Boyd, Garvagh, AA £325, Her £258; R Armstrong, Garvagh, CH £300, BB £250, FKV £230, £220, W Crawford, Ballymena, Her £265, BB £230; R Bell, Portglenone, FKV £260; Ballymoney farmer, Lim £248; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, BB £242, AA £232, £225; D Scott, Coleraine, Lim £230; M Kelso, Portglenone, FKV £225; J McCook, Ballymoney, MB £225, £210; H Hutchinson, Tobermore, CH £212; W Connell, Claudy, Sim £210; D Steele, Bellaghy, AA £200.

Heifer calves: R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £395, £358, £318, £310; Ballymoney farmer, Her £338, AA £280; R Boyd, Garvagh, Her £310, AA £305; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £275, £222; A Gregg, Glarryford, Her £270; R Kerr, Portglenone, AA £268; M Kelso, Portglenone, Lim £258, Sim £240; Grange Farms, Castlerock, AA £230; W Connell, Claudy, AA £228; RA and RJ Cousley, Moneymore, Hols £220; W Crawford, Ballymena, Her £212; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, AA £212; A and R Crawford, Kilraughts, AA £208.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £145.

Weanlings/suck calves: 40 on offer with more required to satisfy demand. Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of around 450 on Monday 8th February met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.90 per kg and £90.00 per head. Ewes to £85. More required.

Lambs: T Smyth, Kilrea, 20k £78.00 (3.90); J Higgins, Garvagh, 22.5k £82 (364);

R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 24k £86 (358); I McCaughern, Rasharkin, 25k £89 (356); D Adams, 23.5k £83.50 (355); A Clarke, Randalstown, 20k £70 (350); I Semple, Dungiven, 23.5k £82 (349); S Creith, Bushmills, 25k £87 (348); D Starrett, Kilrea, 23k £80 (348); D Bristow, Portglenone, 22k £76 (346); S and B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 18.5k £64 (346).

Winner of lamb section: D Harbinson, Limavady.

Winner of ewe section: M Millen, Coleraine.

Fat ewes: 130 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Heavy lambs to £90.

Ewes to £85.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

All sheep must be double tagged and yard open from 9am.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday 9th February met a good steady trade to a top of £1300.

J McCook, Ballymoney, calved cow £1300, third calver £1180; M Craig, Toomebridge, calved heifer £1040.

A super entry of 370 stock on Wednesday 10th February at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1160, heifers to £1200.00, fat cows to £1020.

Fat cows: (50 on offer, flying trade – more required).

Drumahoe farmer, 600k Lim £835 (139), 780k £1020 (131); J Overend, Bellaghy, 700k BB £965 (138); Kilrea Farmer, 650k Sim £890 (137); S Bolton, Kilrea, 470k Lim £640 (136); M Smyth, Macosquin, 710k CH £950 (134), 720k £950 (132); J Stewart, Portglenone, 600k BB £715 (119).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: S Higgins, Garvagh, 280k Lim £660 (236), 260k £590 (227), 300k £635 (212), 310k £650 (210); Ballymena farmer, 330k CH £735 (223); Kilrea farmer, 320k Lim £695 (217), 400k £835 (209), 400k CH £830 (208), 380k £750 (197); J Martin, Cushendall, 240k Lim £520 (217), 330k £675 (205), 290k £585 (201); W Hoy, Ahoghill, 340k Lim £735 (216), 390k £770 (197); J Whyte, Portglenone, 350k CH £752 (215), 370k £755 (204), 440k £890 (202), 380k £760 (200); D Morrow, Macosquin, 400k CH £850 (213), 460k £950 (207), 480k £975 (203), 510k £1035 (203), 490k £990 (202); K Doherty, Dunloy, 220k Sim £465 (211); T Martin, Dunloy, 520k Ch £1085 (209), 480k £1000 (208), 490k £1015 (207), 430k £885 (206); M Smyth, Macosquin, 450k CH £915 (203), 500k £990 (198), 410k £800 (195); S Jackson, Bellaghy, 470k Lim £945 (201); Randalstown farmer, 370k Lim £738 (200); JS Hamilton and Son, Kells, 290k Sim £575 (198); R Martin, Portglenone, 430k CH £845 (197); G Rea, Ballymoney, 370k Lim £728 (197); Ballymoney farmer, 440k CH £865 (197); Broughshane farmer, 330k Sim £645 (196); T Campbell, Rasharkin, 380k Lim £742 (195).

Steers: Dunloy farmer, 265k Sim £675 (255), 305k £670 (220), 265k £580 (219), 240k £520 (217); Kilrea farmer, 320k CH £790 (247), 340k £750 (221); Ballymoney farmer, 200k Lim £475 (238), 320k AA £750 (234), 300k £665 (222), 320k Lim £705 (220), 400k £860 (215), 420k £890 (212), 420k £860 (205), 440k £900 (205), S Higgins, Garvagh, 300k Lim £680k £227), 380k £800 (211); Ballymena farmer, 280k CH £625 (223); M Smyth, Macosquin, 360k CH £800 (222), 430k £905 (211), 380k £795 (209), 350k £730 (209), 490k £985 (201); D Marshall, Clough, 330k CH £725 (220), 360k £775 (215), 370k £780 (211), 450k Her £925 (206), 390k CH £790 (203), 370k £745 (201), 350k £705 (201); Kilrea farmer, 380k Sim £830 (218), 430k CH £885 (206), 380k £780 (205), 370k £760 (205), 375k £755 (201); R Martin, Dunloy, 420k CH £915 (218), 430k £900 (209), 430k £840 (195); GR Wallace, Kilrea, 390k CH £835 (214), 410k £855 (209), 450k £940 (209); A McGuckian, Dunloy, 430k Lim £895 (208), 370k £745 (201); A Irwin, Garvagh, 350k CH £740 (211), 360k £740 (206), 350k Lim £710 (203); W Neill, Antrim, 310k DAQ £650 (210), 300k Lim £625 (208); T Taylor, Garvagh, 435k AA £880 (202); J Tohill, Kilrea, 490k Lim £990 (202); PJ Cushley, Portglenone, 380k Lim £760 (200).

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