Super entry of cattle at Kilrea meets a flying trade

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A super entry of 240 calves and 40 weanlings on Thursday 14th 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 Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £332, £330, £290, £280, FKV £240, £202; P McCracken, Cookstown, Lim £330, AA £265; AE and W Henderson, Tobermore, BB £310, AA £220; K McAdoo, Cookstown, FKV £295; S McCloskey, Dungiven, CH £295, £240; H Snodgrass, Drumahoe, BB £294, £208; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £286; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £278, £220, £212; WK Shiels, Maghera, BB £248; P McCann, Cookstown, BB £245; Wilson Farms, Stranocum, Lim £235, AA £230, Lim £225; J R Lamont, Macosquin, MB £232; G and EM Pollock, Ballymoney, MB £230; C Armstrong, Portglenone, Her £220; TS Moon, Kilrea, Lim £218; J McLeister, Portglenone, Sim £210; M Robinson, Dungiven, BB £208; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Her £200; W Connell, Claudy, Sim £200.

Heifer calves: R Armstrong, Garvagh, BB £352; S McCloskey, Dungiven, CH £288, £282; N McNaugher, Aghadowey, BB £258; S McCrystal, Upperlands, Sim £245, £220; J Close, Rasharkin, BB £220, Lim £215, AA £207; P McCracken, Cookstown, Lim £216; CR and C McIntyre, Bushmills, Her £215; WK Shiels, Maghera, BB £210; W and I Whiteside, Limavady, Fri £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £138.

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

A smaller entry of around 340 on Monday 18th January met a super trade with quality lambs and ewes realising premium prices. Lambs to £3.40 per kg and £86.50 per head. Ewes to £67.00. More required.

Lambs: T Smyth, Kilrea, 21k £71.50 (340), 27k £84.50 (313); McIlrath Farms, Kilrea, 22k £74.50 (339); R Boville, Toomebridge, 25k £84.50 (338); J Gamble, Finvoy, 22.5k £76 (338); R McCaughern, Rasharkin, 24k £81 (338); J Moody, Articlave, 23.5k £79.40 (338); M Pollock, Coleraine, 23.5k £79.50 (338); D Adams, Bushmills, 19.5k £65.50 (336); A McLeister, Portglenone, 22.5k £75.50 (336); J Caskey, Kilrea, 23.5k £78.50 (334); J Kerr, Macosquin, 23k £76.70 (334); Kilrea Farmer, 24k £80 (333); Gilmore and Co, Boveedy, 25.5k £84.50 (331); W McKay, Glarryford, 21k £69 (329); J McMullan, Portglenone, 23.5k £77 (328); J Patterson, Kilrea, 23k £75.50 (328); Ballyclare farmer, 23.5k £77 (328).

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

Heavy lambs to £86.50.

Ewes to £67.

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 19th January met a good steady trade to a top of £1500.

A good entry of 250 stock on Wednesday 20th January at Kilrea, continued to meet with strong demand, steers to £1200, heifers to £1120.00, fat cows to £1135.

Fat cows: (75 on offer, flying trade – more required).

O Shiels and Co, Kilrea, 680k Par £1135 (167), 750k £1100 (147), 720k £1000 (139), 750k Sim £992 (132), 660k BB £850 (129), 680k Par £845 (124), 780k £965 (124), 750k £897 (120); JS Hamilton and Son, Kells, 550k Lim £860 (156), 590k BB £830 (141), 470k AA £620 (132), 670k BB £878 (131), 580k Lim £740 (128), 680k £810 (119), 510k BB £565 (111); Ballymoney farmer, 550k DAQ £762 (139); S Henry, Macosquin, 590k Fri £815 (138); J McCurdy, Bushmills, 600k Sal £820 (137), 550k Lim £655 (119), 700k £820 (117), 740k £840 (114); Upperlands farmer, 830k BB £1125 (136); Airfield Enterprises, Toomebridge, 810k AA £1060 (131), 750k £865 (115); D Norris, Articlave, 720k Lim £940 (131); D Smyth, Dunloy, 560k Lim £730 (130); P McIlvar, Garvagh, 630k Lim £815 (129); D Houston, Claudy, 680k Lim £785 (115), 670k Sim £770 (115); W and A Houston, Glarryford, 490k Hol £550 (112); W and R Peden, Ballymoney, 860k Fri hfr £945 (110).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers: E McSorley, Draperstown, 330k Lim £716 (217); W McQuitty, Clough, 265k CH £568 (214); Ballycastle farmer, 330k Lim £702 (213), 410k £818 (200), 440k £870 (198); P McCord, Randalstown, 350k Lim £732 (209); I Smyth, Limavady, 320k Lim £648 (203); M McNeill, Cushendun, 460k CH £922 (200), 570k £1120 (197); Kilrea farmer, 350k AA £700 (200).

Steers: JR Keatley, Magherafelt, 280k Lim £722 (258), 360k DAQ £840 (233), 390k Lim £870 (223), 350k £750 (214); Kilrea farmer, 310k CH £715 (231), 350k £785 (224), 410k £900 (220), 380k AA £790 (208); P Graham, Portglenone, 350k Par £780 (223); Kilrea farmer, 340k CH £750 (221); H King, Macosquin, 320k Lim £700 (219), 295k £620 (210), 290k £570 (197); W McQuitty, Clough, 270k CH £590 (219); E Connor, Maghera, 450k CH £965 (214), 440k £910 (207), 500k £1002 (200); S and J McCloy, Cullybackey, 480k CH £1002 (209), 490k £1000 (204), 460k AA £920 (200), 500k CH £987 (197); Airfield Enterprises, Toomebridge, 480k AA £995 (207); J Taylor, Ballymoney, 550k CH £1125 (205), 530k £1042 (197); J Campbell, Upperlands, 560k AA £1140 (204); JS Hamilton and Son, Kells, 450k AA £920 (204), 420k Lim £850 (202), 500k AA £1000 (200); S McCracken, Randalstown, 310k Her £620 (200); Toomebridge farmer, 520k AA £1040 (200), 580k £1140 (197), 550k £1070 (195); D Clarke, Moneymore, 470k AA £930 (198), 530k £1045 (197).

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