MARTS: Kilrea

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A good entry of 180 calves on Thursday 4th December met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand. Good selection of 60 weanlings on offer.

Bull calves

Cecil McCloskey, Eglinton, Lim £330, £282; E McIlmoyle, Rasharkin, Sim £325, £315, £290; Ballymena Farmer, FKV £270, Lim £262, FKV £222, Lim £205; A Faith, Limavady, Lim £270; W Wylie, Dunloy, FKV £270; M McLeister, Portglenone, FKV £265, £200; A Evans, Dungiven, AA £250; R Cunningham, Aghadowey, Her £236; G & EM Pollock, Ballymoney, MB £218.

Heifer calves

A Faith, Limavady, Lim £345, £270, £200; J Tannahill, Macosquin, BB £305, AA £280, £210; AE & W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £268, £250, £210; A Evans, Dungiven, AA £238; R Gillespie, Ahoghill, Her £225.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £152. Weanlings/Suckcalves: The sale of 60 weanlings met a super trade. Quality suckler weanlings on offer and store bullocks to top of £855. More required to satisfy demand, being offered for sale at approximately 12.30 weekly.

A smaller entry of just over 500 on Monday 8th December met a good steady trade. Quality lambs and ewes realised premium prices . Ewes to £90.50. Lambs to £4.44 per kg and £88.00 per head.

Lambs: N Madden, Claudy, 16k £71 (444), 25k £85.50 (342), 26k £87 (335); N Reid, Portglenone, 17k £69 (406); W McConway, Bellarena, 19k £75.50 (397), 21k £75 (357); Coleraine Farmer, 19.5k £77 (395), 22.5k £79.50 (354); M McLeister, Portglenone, 19.5k £76 (390), 23.5k £85 (362), 22.5k £80 (356); T Greer, Cullybackey, 22k £79.20 (360); F McClenaghan, Garvagh, 19.5k £70 (359); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 22k £79 (359); W Douglas,, Limavady, 22k £78 (355); L Reid, Coleraine, 22.5k £79.50 (353); M Pollock, Killeague, 23k £81 (352); T Beattie, Ballymoney, 23.5k £82.50 (351); S Marshall, Ballymena, 22.5k £78.50 (349); W McIlrath, Kilrea, 24k £83.40 (348); GR Wallace, Kilrea, 23k £80 (348); J McNeilly, Toomebridge, 24k £83.50 (348), 24.5k £83 (339); RA McMaster, Garvagh, 24.5k £84 (343); M McNeill, Ballycastle, 24.5k £84 (343); W Houston, Glarryford, 25k £85.50 (342); J Carson, Cloughmills, 22.5k £76.80 (341);F McClure, Ballymoney, 25k £85 (340); D Hayes, Clough, 22k £74.50 (339); D Wylie, Rasharkin, 24k £81 (338); W Kenning, Tobermore, 12k £40 (333).

Fat Ewes: 40 on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types.

Ewes to £90.50.

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 9th December to a top of £1500: W Millar (Jnr) Coleraine, Calved Heifer £1500; M Stewart-Moore, Ballycastle, Calved Heifer £1340; D Johnston, Magherafelt, Calved Heifer £1310; T & J Mackey, Ballyclare, Calved Cow £1200.

A smaller entry of over 100 stock on Wednesday 10th December at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1340, heifers to £1058.

Fat cows: (35 on offer, flying trade - more required).

C Speer, Castledawson, 510k CH £780 (153); D & D Wright, Magherafelt, 720k Lim £1025 (142), 620k £670 (108); A McFarlane, Dungiven, 610k Lim £850 (139); Ballymoney Farmer, 700k CH £900 (129); E McSorley, Draperstown, 670k AA £840 (125), 670k Lim £830 (124), 710k £870 (123), 650k £760 (117); RC & JC Watson, Rasharkin, 590k Lim £700 (119); T Martin, Dunloy, 570k Lim £640 (112); S Dickson, Bellaghy, 630k FKV £685 (109), 720k £730 (101), 640k £640 (100); A McFarlane, Dungiven, 870k Bull £890 (102).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: D Strathern, Bellaghy, 460k Lim £1058 (230), 485k £990 (204), 440k £890 (202); Kilrea Farmer, 310k CH £665 (215); P Boone, Draperstown, 450k Lim £850 (189); G McKeever, Toome, 410k DAQ £765 (187); J & S McAuley, Ballymoney, 330k Par £610 (185).

Steers: Kilrea Farmer, 330k CH £785 (238), 470k Lim £985 (210), 470k £930 (198); L Blair, Limavady, 350k CH £810 (231), 420k £955 (227), 510k £1090 (214), 450k £940 (209), 490k £965 (197); F Madden, Portglenone, 355k Lim £807 (227), 350k £790 (226), 380k £840 (221); Magherafelt Farmer, 390k Sim £835 (214), 410k AA £820 (200), 400k £795 (199); J & I Mawhinney, Castledawson, 370k Lim £778 (210); L McAleese, Portglenone, 560k Sim £1168 (209), 530k £1050 (198), 530k £1045 (197), 500k CH £970 (194), 580k Sim £1100 (190), 510k Lim £950 (186); I McPherson, Ringsend, 420k AA £875 (208), 450k £920 (204), 450k £880 (196), 530k £985 (186), 500k £925 (185); H McFaul, Portglenone, 670k Lim £1340 (200); F Tannahill, Macosquin, 420k CH £840 (200), 390k Lim £780 (200); G McKeever, Toome, 450k DAQ £895 (199), 430k £855 (199); C Stewart, Randalstown, 480k AA £885 (184); R McShane, Ballymoney, 570k CH £1045 (183).