Flying trade for all types on offer at Kilrea Mart

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A super entry of 250 calves on September Thursday 13th met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves: Ballymoney farmer, Charolais £455, Aberdeen Angus £390, £335; J Rainey, Ahoghill, Aberdeen Angus £420, Simmental £390, £350; W Harkness, Cookstown, Hereford £410, Fleckvieh £225, £200; W Andrew. Ballyclare, Limousin £400; Cookstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £395; Limavady farmer, Limousin £385; Antrim farmer, Montbeliarde £380, Limousin £345, Hereford £320, £302; E Tosh, Castlerock, Limousin £380, Fleckvieh £230; Magherafelt farmer, Charolais £345; Maghera farmer, Montbeliarde £310, £235; D McKee, Randalstown, Aberdeen Angus £310; J McElheran, Stranocum, Belgian Blue £270, Aberdeen Angus £200; I Wallace, Upperlands, Aberdeen Angus £270, £225; R and A Smyth, Dungiven, Limousin £270, £260, £250; S Duggan, Knockloughrim, Belgian Blue £250, Belgian Blue £235, Fleckvieh £205, Belgian Blue £200; W Simpson, Cullybackey, Aberdeen Angus £250, £242; Kilrea, Fleckvieh £245, £235, £210; R Foster, Ballymoney, Hereford £220; G and J Hayes, Ballymena, Aberdeen Angus £220; Ballymena farmer, Hereford £200.

Heifer calves: D McKee, Randalstown, Belgian Blue £340, Aberdeen Angus £265; Ballymoney farmer, Aberdeen Angus £310, Fri £230; Maghera farmer, Hereford £300, £240, Belgian Blue £210; Ballymena farmer, Speckle Park £280, Hereford £230; Antrim farmer, Belgian Blue £275; R Fleming, Garvagh, Aberdeen Angus £270; R Logan, Aberdeen Angus £250; R and A Smyth, Dungiven, Limousin £250, Aberdeen Angus £230, Limousin £210; Limavady farmer, Aberdeen Angus £235; R A Kyle and Sons, Culnady, Belgian Blue £232; I Wallace, Upperlands, Aberdeen Angus £230; Cookstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £210; Maghera farmer, Aberdeen Angus £215, £200 and W Simpson, Cullybackey, Aberdeen Angus £200.

Friesian calves: Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand.

Good young calves to £160.

Good demand for thick types

Weanlings/suckler calves: 50 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 good entry of 400 on Monday, September 17th met a steady trade.

More sheep needed every week.

Lambs to £79.00 to 340 per kg.

Lambs: Magherafelt farmer, 19k, £64.50 (340); R Drennan, Draperstown, 20k, £67.50 (338); J Higgins, Garvagh, 21k, £70.50 (336); Kilrea farmer, 22.5k, £75.50 (336); I McAleese, Aghadowey, 23.5k, £79 (336); J Ferris, Kilrea, 22k, £73 (332), 23.5k, £75.50 (321); E Steele, Portglenone, 20k, £67 (335); T Topping, Garvagh, 22k, £73 (332); W Jeffers, Coleraine, 23.5k, £77 (328); J McFetridge, 23.5k, £77 (328); D Adams, Bushmills, 22k, £72 (327); D Norris and Sons, Articlave, 22.5k, £73.50 (327); D Torrens, Garvagh, 21.5k, £70 (326); L Reid, Coleraine, 23k, £75 (326); N McClure, Ballymoney, 23k, £74.80 (325) and D Wylie, Rasharkin, 22k, £71.50 (325).

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

Ewes to £80.

Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A small entry of dairy stock on Tuesday, September 18th met a super trade to a top of £1,800 for a calved heifer. More stock required weekly.

T Henry, Stranocum, calved heifer to £1,800, £1,700.

A super entry of 310 stock on Wednesday, September 19th at Kilrea continued to meet with a good steady trade

Steers sold to £1,595, heifers sold to £1,510 and fat cows sold to £1,240.

Fat cows: (60 on offer, flying trade - more required)

T O’Neill, Claudy, 770k Charolais £1,240 (161), 700k, £1,120 (160); H Conn, Castlerock, 760k Charolais £1,140 (150); Limavady farmer, 630k Belgian Blue £900 (143); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 570k Limousin £800 (140); C O’Connell, Ringsend, 720k Limousin £1,000 (139); W Jeffers, Coleraine, 680k Hereford £940 (138); P McAtasney, Kilrea, 680k Limousin £940 (138), 640k Fleckvieh £860 (134); G Kelso, Upperlands, 680k Friesian £925 (136) and G Gibson, Garvagh, 840k Limousin £1,100 (131).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Antrim farmer, Limousin cow with Limousin heifer calf at foot to £1,390; J MacCombe, Killaloo, Simmental cow with Simmental bull calf at foot to £1,170.

Heifers: Claudy farmer, 550k Limousin £1,325 (241), 680k Belgian Blue £1,510 (222); T O’Neill, Claudy, 390k Limousin £925 (237), 370k, £750 (203), 460k, £900 (196); C O’Connell, Ringsend, 340k Limousin £755 (222); C Campbell, Maghera, 550k Limousin £1,180 (215), 550k Charolais £1,180 (215), 530k, £1,060 (200); S Hill, Ballycastle, 560k Limousin £1,200 (214); R Martin, Dunloy, 420k Limousin £895 (213), 310k Blonde d’Aquitaine £615 (198), 310k Charolais £605 (195); Kilrea farmer, 400k Charolais £845 (211); A Guy, Limavady, 550k Charolais £1,140 (207); S Conn, Magilligan, 340k Aberdeen Angus £675 (199); Antrim farmer, 450k Limousin £885 (197); I Smyth, Bushmills, 450k Charolais £885 (197); G Gibson, Garvagh, 500k Aberdeen Angus £975 (195) and D Monahan, Blackhill, 620k Aberdeen Angus £1,210 (195).

Steers: A Andrews, Castlerock, 500k Charolais £1,275 (255), 430k £1,075 (250), 410k, £1,010 (246), 470k, £1,135 (242), 440k, £1,040 (236), 420k Limousin £975 (232), 440k, £1,010 (230), 360k Charolais £825 (229), 480k, £1,090 (227), 400k, £905 (226), 480k, £1,075 (224), 420k, £940 (224), 450k, £1,000 (222), 390k, £860 (221), 380k, £840 (221), 470k, £1,010 (215), 410k, Limousin £880 (215), 550k Hereford £1,170 (213), 550k Limousin £1,165 (212); D and L Mullan, Garvagh, 420k Belgian Blue £985 (235), 400k Limousin £910 (228); D Campbell, Portglenone, 410k Limousin £950 (232), 370k, £845 (228), 420k, £920 (219), 460k, £975 (212), 490k, £1,005 (205), 420k, £840 (200), 380k, £780 (200), 370k, £735 (199); J Douglas, Aghanloo, 540k Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,245 (231), 570k, £1,175 (206), 670k, £1,340 (200); R Martin, Dunloy, 370k Limousin £855 (231), 460k, £970 (211); I and S Tanner, Castlerock, 335k Belgian Blue £770 (230), 410k Aberdeen Angus £900 (220), 420k Limousin £900 (214), 370k Belgian Blue £790 (214), 400k, £945 (211); G Douglas, Aghanloo, 670k Simmental £1,520 (227), 680k Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,330 (196), 780k, £1,520 (195); S Wallace, Tobermore, 500k Aberdeen Angus £1,120 (224), 530k, £1,115 (210), 560k, £1,160 (207); F McClure, Ballymoney, 480k Aberdeen Angus £1,045 (218), 510k, £1,095 (215), 500k Limousin £1,060 (212), 530k Aberdeen Angus £1,085 (205); 490k, £1,000 (204); C Cowan, Rasharkin, 360k Limousin £775 (215), 480k Aberdeen Angus £990 (206); G Eakin, Magherafelt, 670k Limousin £1,440 (215), 650k, £1,375 (212), 670k, £1,400 (209), 770k Charolais £1,595 (207), 670k, £1,330 (199); S Conn, Magilligan, 420k Aberdeen Angus £900 (214), 345k, £730 (212); R and J Watson, Rasharkin, 460k Limousin £985 (214), 500k Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,065 (213), 440k, £930 (211), 490k, £960 (196); M Graham, Castlerock, 520k Charolais £1,105 (213), 540k Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,125 (208), 500k, £985 (197); J McKeague, Dunloy, 630k Charolais £1,300 (206), 670k, £1,340 (200); S J Wilson, Dungiven, 470k Simmental £970 (206); P Clarke, Garvagh, 590k Charolais £1,205 (204); F McTague, Ballymoney, 510k Limousin £1,040 (204); S Connolly, Portglenone, 460k Aberdeen Angus £905 (197), 450k, £885 (197), 500k, £980 (196); S Smyth, Rasharkin, 560k Limousin £1,100 (196).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.