Latest prices from Kilrea

A good entry of 150 calves at Kilrea on Thursday 4th June, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of 30 weanlings on offer. Bull calves: Kilrea Farmer, BB £428, £425, SBR £405, DAQ £345; C McVey, Magherfelt, CH £410, Lim £262; Ballymena Farmer, Lim £390; R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £385, FKV £372; R Logan, Rasharkin, BB £372; N & G Smyth, Glenwherry, FKV £358, AA £302; N Quigley, Dungiven, Lim £330, £218; S Tweed, Ballymoney, Sim £310;

D Beattie, Finvoy, Lim £297, £276; G Fleming, Ballymoney, Lim £284, £230; J Gillespie, Bellaghy, CH £250; R Bell, Portglenone, AA £238, FKV £227;

M & H Gilmour, Ballymoney, MB £232; Antrim Farmer, CH £230; S Connolly, Portglenone, AA £210; G & EM Pollock, Ballymoney, ST £208; J Close, Portglenone, Fr £200.

Heifer Calves: D Beattie, Finvoy, Lim £322, £320; C McVey, Magherafelt, Lim £312; D Mulholland, Bellaghy, Lim £298, £214; Maghera Farmer, Lim £285; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £255; C Dunn, Donemana, Her £238; J Gillespie, Bellaghy, BB £197; N Quigley, Dungiven, Lim £190.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £200

Weanlings/Suck Calves: The sale of 30 Weanlings met a super trade. Quality suckler weanlings on offer. More required to satisfy demand, being offered for sale at approx. 12.30pm weekly.

A good entry of 300 on Monday 8th June met an outstanding trade. Quality lambs and ewes realised premium prices. Lambs to £3.62 per Kg and £85.20 per Head. Ewes to £107.00

Lambs: T Hunter, Aghadowey, 20.5k £74.20 (362); S & B Jamieson, Ballycastle, 20k £71.80 (359); S & S Houston, Maghera, 21k £74.20 (353); D Brooks, Magherafelt, 21k £73.50 (350); RC & JC Watson, Rasharkin, 21.5k £74.70 (347); A Henry, Antrim, 22k £76.10 (346); E Steele, Portglenone, 23k £79 (344); J Collins, Rasharkin, 20.5k £70 (342); S Montgomery, Dunloy, 20.5k £70.20 (342); R Anderson, Upperlands, 22k £74.40 (338); M Adams, Glarryford, 22.5k £75.80 (337); E Dallas, Stewartstown, 22.5k £75.20 (334); T McNeilly, Toomebridge, 22.5k £74.80 (332); WS Jeffers, Coleraine, 23k £76 (330); P Brolly, Limavady, 23k £75.50 (328); S Hunter, Bushmills, 23.5k £77 (328); D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 23.5k £76.50 (326); W McIlrath, Kilrea, 25k £80.80 (323).

Breeding Sheep:

Plenty of Heavy Lambs from £80 to £85.20

Fat Ewes: 50 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Ewes to £107.00

Rams to £108.00

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

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

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday, 9th June met a steady trade.

A good entry of over 130 stock on Wednesday, 10th June at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, Steers to £1190, Heifers to £1260, Fat Cows to £1107.

Fat Cows: (20 on offer, flying trade ~ more required): E McGarry, Ballymena, 790k Lim £1107 (140); L Bradley, Kilrea, 690k Lim £945 (137), 710k £920 (130); D Norris, Articlave, 780k Lim £1055 (135); Ballymena Farmer, 790k BB £1015 (129); G Harper, Greysteel, 620k Fr £790 (127).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required: H Morrow, Dungiven, Lim Cow & Lim Bull Calf at foot to £1610, £1550, £1400, £1100, Lim Cow & Lim Heifer Calf at foot to £1210, BB Cow & Lim Heifer Calf at foot to £1040; J McGilligan, Dungiven, Lim Cow & Lim Heifer calf at foot to £1090.

Heifers: G Henry, Knockloughrim, 370k CH £850 (230), 430k £978 (227), 380k DAQ £852 (224), 380k CH £852 (224), 360k £790 (219), 360k £785 (218), 400k £850 (213), 390k £825 (212), 420k £865 (206), 380k £780 (205), 420k £840 (200); P Faulkner, Ringsend, 400k Lim £887 (222); J Moore, Glenwherry, 340k CH £695 (204);

J McGoldrick, Kilrea, 430k Lim £860 (200), 390k CH £780 (200).

Steers: J Moore, Glenwherry, 360k Lim £802 (223), 300k £632 (211); J McCracken, Limavady, 450k CH £982 (218), 420k Lim £875 (208), 480k CH £980 (204), 460k £920 (200), 450k Lim £900 (200); Bushmills Farmer, 390k Lim £845 (217); C McCracken, Limavady, 440k £938 (213); D Maxwell, Upperlands, 590k CH £1190 (202), 550k Lim £1105 (201); J Stirling, Ballymoney, 490k AA £985 (201).

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