Flying trade for all types on offer at Kilrea Mart

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A good entry of calves on Thursday, June 14th met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves

D McKee, Randalstown, Aberdeen Angus £425, Holstein £226; W Doherty, Articlave, Aberdeen Angus £385; Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £382; R Fleming, Garvagh, Aberdeen Angus £350, £342, £295, £265; J Reid, Kilraughts, Aberdeen Angus £350, £338, Fleckvieh £338, Aberdeen Angus £308; D Borland, Bushmills, Aberdeen Angus £340, £255, £212, £202; Maghera farmer, Limousin £335, Aberdeen Angus £335, Hereford £298, Simmental £220, Shorthorn £220; Ballyclare farmer, Limousin £335; W Wylie, Dunloy, Fleckvieh £335, £210; J Thompson, Randalstown, Aberdeen Angus £318; M and H Gilmour, Ballymoney, Montbeliarde £302; J Purvis, Magherafelt, Limousin £302; W Campbell, Magherafelt, Limousin £292; Magherafelt farmer, Limousin £290, Swedish Red £265; J Devlin, Moneymore, Aberdeen Angus £280, £218; J McAllister, Dervock, Aberdeen Angus £242; N Allen, Ballymena, Aberdeen Angus £215; I Smyth, Castlerock, Aberdeen Angus £205, £200; H C and J A Campbell, Ballymoney, Hereford £200 and D Johnston, Castledawson, Limousin £200.

Heifer calves

R D McWhirter, Glarryford, Hereford £410, Belgian Blue £368; R Fleming, Garvagh, Aberdeen Angus £385, £320, £220; J Reid, Kilraughts, Aberdeen Angus £335, £300, £250; Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £315; D Taylor, Finvoy, Belgian Blue £310, £270; Magherafelt farmer, Montbeliarde £290; D Scott, Coleraine, Belgian Blue £275; J Thompson, Randalstown, Aberdeen Angus £270; W Campbell, Garryduff, Belgian Blue £262; Knockloughrim farmer, Charolais £248; D Borland, Bushmills, Aberdeen Angus £240, £200; M and H Gilmour, Ballymoney, Montbeliarde £225; W Campbell, Magherafelt, Limousin £200 and W Wylie, Dunloy, Fleckvieh £195.

Friesian calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand.

Good young calves to £226.

Good demand for thick types.

Weanlings/suckler calves

55 on offer with more required to satisfy demand.

Being offered for sale at approximately 12.30pm weekly.

Continental and Friesian lumps a super trade.

Customers for cattle up to 18 months.

A super entry on Monday, June 18th met a sharp trade.

More sheep needed every week.

Lambs to £108.00 to 475 per kg.

Lambs

T Hunter, Aghadowey, 20k, £95 (475); I and E Cameron, Cookstown, 21k, £98.50 (469); F McKinney, Bendooragh, 21k, £98 (467); D Robinson, Magherafelt, 21k, £97 (462), 22k, £101 (459); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 24k, £97 (462); R Wylie, Bushmills, 22.5k, £104 (462); A Kennedy, Ballymena, 23.5k, £108 (460), 22.5k, £101 (449); W Moore, Macosquin, 22k, £101.20 (460); I McClelland, Coleraine, 22k, £100.50 (457); T Topping, Garvagh, 22k, £100.50 (457); R Campbell, Kilrea, 16k, £93.50 (456); A McClure, Ballymoney, 22.5k, £102.50 (456); P McCloskey, Kilrea, 19k, £86.20 (454), 22.5k, £102 (453); G and J Hayes, Ballymena, 27k, £102 (453); Millar Farms, Coleraine, 22.5k, £101 (449); E Gould, Garvagh, 23k, £103 (448); D Norris, Articlave, 23k, £103 (448) and J Rees, Rasharkin, 23k, £102.50 (446).

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

Ewes sold to £85.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A good entry of dairy stock on Tuesday, June met a super trade to a top of £1,240 for a springing heifer.

More stock required weekly.

A Hanna, Armoy, springing heifers to £1,240, £1,000; Portglenone farmer, calved heifer £1,150; C J Lynch, Bushmills, second calver £1,100 and R and A Smyth, Dungiven, springing heifers to £1,060, £1,000.

A smaller entry of 210 stock on Wednesday, June 20th at Kilrea continued to meet with a super trade.

Steers sold to £1,295, heifers sold to £1,325 and fat cows sold to £1,500.

Fat cows: (85 on offer, flying trade - more required)

G and R McCracken, Magilligan, 700k Limousin £1,365 (195), 800k Saler £1,500 (188), 760k Limousin £1,360 (179); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 500k Limousin £895 (179), 540k, £910 (169), 620k Simmental £960 (155); R D and A Smyth, Dungiven, 630k Friesian £1,120 (178); H Kane, Ballycastle, 640k Limousin £1090 (170); R C Reid, Glarryford, 790k Holstein bull £1,340 (170); J Macombe, Killaloo, 560k, £930 (166); Toomebridge farmer, 570k Belgian Blue £940 (165), 660k Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,075 (163); N Rosborough, Claudy, 750k Limousin £1,235 (165), 670k Charolais £1,040 (155); Ballymena farmer, 590k Limousin £955 (162); Ballymoney farmer, 540k Hereford £875 (162); C Kane, Ballycastle, 680k Limousin £1090 (160); G and E M Pollock, Ballymoney, 610k Swedish Red £970 (159) and J T Reid, Kilraughts, 590k Friesian £935 (159).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

I Tanner, Castlerock, Limousin cow with Charolais heifer calf at foot to £1,380; C Mooney, Rasharkin, Aberdeen Angus heifer with Limousin heifer calf at foot to £1,200 and Aberdeen Angus heifer with Limousin bull calf £1,160.

Heifers

I Tanner, Castlerock, 320k Charolais £800 (250), 380k, £850 (224); T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 310k Charolais £750 (242), 340k, £780 (229), 290k, £600 (207); D and S Logan, Rasharkin, 220k Limousin £505 (230); J McCracken, Randalstown, 510k Charolais £1,175 (230); T J Morrison, Kilrea, 580k Charolais £1,325 (228), 530k, £1,100 (208), 560k, £1,145 (205), 570k, £1,120 (197); A McLaughlin, Bellarena, 480k Aberdeen Angus £1,075 (224); A Lagan, Portglenone, 550k Aberdeen Angus £1,220 (222), 550k, £1,215 (221); L McKinley, Portstewart, 600k Aberdeen Angus £1,300 (217); A McGill, Aghadowey, 390k Charolais £840 (215); J Kelso, Upperlands, 410k Limousin £865 (211), 370k, £735 (199); S and S Houston, Maghera, 350k Aberdeen Angus £735 (210), 340k, £675 (199), 330k Limousin £655 (199), 360k, £710 (197); Rasharkin farmer, 360k Limousin £755 (210), 390k Belgian Blue £805 (206); R McGinley, Ballymoney, 500k Charolais £1,015 (203) and R and A Davis, Magherafelt, 420k Limousin £840 (200).

Steers

T Bates and Son, Magherafelt, 300k Charolais £795 (265), 340k, £865 (254), 390k Limousin £910 (233), 370k, £820 (222), 350k Charolais £750 (214), 460k Limousin £970 (211), 370k, £745 (201); S Tanner, Castlerock, 390k Charolais £935 (240), 430k, £930 (216); R Duncan, Magherafelt, 550k Aberdeen Angus £1,295 (236), 550k, £1,190 (216); I Tanner, Castlerock, 390k Charolais £920 (236), 350k, £805 (230), 350k Blonde d’Aquitaine £790 (226), 430k Charolais £870 (202); S and S Houston, Maghera, 420k Aberdeen Angus £975 (232), 430k, £915 (213), 420k Charolais £870 (207), 470k, £945 (201); S McCracken, Randalstown, 300k Limousin £670 (223); Rasharkin farmer, 370k Limousin £795 (215); S Connolly, Portglenone, 560k Aberdeen Angus £1,180 (211), 530k, £1,100 (208), 510k, £1,040 (204), 500k, £975 (195); Kilrea farmer, 580k Limousin £1,200 (207), 610k, £1,245 (204); D and S Logan, Rasharkin, 280k Limousin £570 (204); D McLaughlin, Portglenone, 380k Belgian Blue £775 (204); P McKendry, Kilrea, 490k Charolais £985 (203), 570k, £1,120 (197) and Upperlands farmer, 440k Charolais £875 (199).

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

Auctioneer: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.