Kilrea Mart: Flying trade for all types of cattle on offer

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A good entry of 220 calves on Thursday 16th November at Kilrea Mart met a flying trade for all types on offer.

Continental calves required to satisfy demand.

Good selection of weanlings on offer.

Bull calves

P McCracken, Cookstown, Limousin £402; T McAleese, Aghadowey, Belgian Blue £365; W A Gillespie, Portglenone, Charolais £360, Belgian Blue £345; M McElwee, Moneymore, Belgian Blue £345, £342, £330; A Faith, Limavady, Limousin £338, £240; Maghera farmer, Limousin £335; Cookstown farmer, Hereford £325, £310, £280, £278, Belgian Blue £258; R Bell, Portglenone, Fleckvieh £312; S Doherty, Ballymoney, Hereford £312, £308, £272; T Harbison, Aghadowey, Belgian Blue £308, Simmental £225; Ballymena farmer, Belgian Blue £308; J McClelland, Limavady, Aberdeen Angus £280; I Smyth, Castlerock, Aberdeen Angus £272; Glarryford farmer, Fleckvieh £270, Limousin £218; I Stewart, Ballymoney, Fleckvieh £260; Magherafelt farmer, Hereford £230; T and J Mackey, Ballyclare, Belted Galloway £210; A and P Cochrane, Bushmills, Montbeliarde £206; A Wallace, Tobermore, Aberdeen Angus £205; W and A Hanna, Armoy, Aberdeen Angus £200; Magherafelt farmer, Hereford £200.

Heifer calves:

Antrim farmer, Limousin £348; P McCracken, Cookstown, Charolais £310; Cookstown farmer, Hereford £300, £295, £280, £262, £258; T McAleese, Aghadowey, Belgian Blue £240; W A Gillespie, Portglenone, Belgian Blue £222.

Friesian calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £182. Good demand for thick types.

Weanlings/suckler calves

40 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 of 450 sheep on Monday 20th November met a sharp trade. More sheep needed every week.

Lambs:

D Hazlett, Aghadowey, 24k, £88.50 (369); M McLeister, Portglenone, 22k, £81 (368); N McIlroy, Coleraine, 22k, £80.80 (367); G Fleming, Ballymoney, 23.5k, £85.90 (366); M Pollock, Coleraine, 20.5k, £75 (366); D Torrens, Garvagh, 23.5k, £85.70 (365), 23k, £81 (352); J Currie, Ballymoney, 23.5k, £85.60 (364); S Hanna, Cloughmills, 20.5k, £73.90 (361); J Christie, Ballymoney, 23.5k, £84.50 (360); C Gribben, Dunloy, 24k, £86.40 (360); D McAllister, Portglenone, 22.5k, £80.70 (359); E Calvin, Coleraine, 23k, £82.40 (358); Gilmore and Co, Kilrea, 25k, £89.20 (357); Coleraine farmer, 22k, £78 (355), 19.5k, £69 (354); K Lawrence, Castleroe, 24k, £85 (354); J Kane, Armoy, 25k, £88.50 (354); W and H Watson, Coleraine, 22k, £77 (350);N Callaghan, Articlave, 24k, £83.80 (349); B Gribben, Dunloy, 26k, £89.60 (345); M McNeill, Ballycastle, 22.5k, £77.20 (343); W Bradley, Garvagh, 25k, £85.40 (342); R Dick, Ahoghill, 20.5k, £70 (342).

Heavy lambs sold to a top of £95.

Fat ewes on offer met a steady trade for all types on offer including grazing types. Ewes to £77.50. Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A super entry of 99 dairy stock on Tuesday 21st November met a super trade to a top of £2,100 for a calved heifer.

More stock required weekly.

S Adams, Cloughmills, calved heifers to £2,100, £2,010; T Buchanan,Clough, calved heifers to £2,010, £1,910, £1,700, springing heifer £1970, bulling heifers to £960, dropped calves to £490; T McCracken, Limavady, calved heifers to £1,900, £1,660, £1,610; S Henry, Macosquin, calved heifers to £1,840, £1,580, £1,570, £1,550, £1,520; W Millar, Coleraine, calved heifer £1,750; D Perry, Ahoghill, calved heifer £1,540; I Anderson, Rasharkin, calved heifer £1,440.

A smaller entry of 180 stock on Wednesday 22nd November at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade.

Steers sold to £1,420, heifers sold to £1,370 and fat cows sold to £1,515.

Fat cows: (90 on offer, flying trade - more required)

Claudy farmer, 630k Simmental £1,245 (198), 620k, £970 (157); Claudy farmer, 580k Limousin £1,042 (180); Maghera farmer, 790k Limousin £1,340 (170); I McClure, Ballymoney, 910k Charolais £1,515 (167); J Armstrong, Upperlands, 680k Limousin £1,070 (157); L Millen, Coleraine, 640k Limousin £990 (155), 700k, £1,050 (150), 640k, £930 (145), 630k, £860 (137); M Moore, Eglinton, 740k Simmental £1,145 (155); F Craig, Macosquin, 580k Limousin £875 (151), 530k, £775 (146); C Mullaghan, Rasharkin, 610k Limousin £912 (150); J Mullan, Drumsurn, 600k Aberdeen Angus £855 (143); B and J Barr. Aghadowey, 760k Fleckvieh £1,078 (142); H McFetridge, Garvagh, 700k Aberdeen Angus £990 (141), 760k Simmental £1,065 (140), 620k Limousin £858 (138), 650k, £892 (137); H and P Palmer, Desertmartin, 510k Friesian £700 (137); R D and A Smyth, Dungiven, 540k Friesian £730 (135); L Blair, Limavady, 680k Charolais £885 (130).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Heifers:

Claudy farmer, 540k Limousin £1,145 (212); Claudy farmer, 590k Charolais £1,200 (203); D and A Lamont, Portglenone, 490k Charolais £980 (200), 500k, £980 (196); J Campbell, Upperlands, 690k Limousin £1,370 (199).

Steers:

A and D Gillan, Ballymoney, 435k Aberdeen Angus £955 (220); S and S Houston, Maghera, 450k Aberdeen Angus £980 (218); I McPherson, Garvagh, 500k Aberdeen Angus £1,070 (214); W McConway, Bellarena, 580k Limousin £1,220 (210); G Eakin, Magherafelt, 700k Limousin £1,420 (203); S Bruce, Bellaghy, 410k Belgian Blue £820 (200); A Minford, Crumlin, 600k Charolais £1,182 (197), 650k, £1,227 (189), 710k, £1,300 (183); A Patterson, Ballymoney, 650k Simmental £1,247 (192), 670k Aberdeen Angus £1,280 (191), 620k Simmental £1,178 (190).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.