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

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A good entry of 280 calves on Thursday 23rd November, met a flying trade for all types on offer.

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

Bull calves

G Rea, Rasharkin, Belgian Blue £382; Brennan Farms, Rasharkin, Belgian Blue £352, W and M Gordon, Garvagh, Belgian Blue £338; Cookstown farmer, Aberdeen Angus £337; Kilrea farmer, Hereford £322; T McAleese, Aghadowey, Belgian Blue £322; T Sterling and Sons, Cookstown, Fleckvieh£315; J McNeill, Coleraine, Limousin £312; K Beattie, Finvoy, Limousin £308; G McErlean, Portglenone, Limousin £298, £250, £225; W K Shiels, Maghera, Belgian Blue £298; M and H Gilmour, Ballymoney, Montbeliarde £290; Ballymoney farmer, Belgian Blue £285, £258; T Harbison, Aghadowey, Belgian Blue £265, £210, Simmental £200; J Close, Rasharkin, Aberdeen Angus £250; R Hill, Randalstown, Aberdeen Angus £240; J Hunter, Bushmills, Aberdeen Angus £240.

Heifer calves:

Kilrea Farmer, Montbeliarde £330, Aberdeen Angus £260, Montbeliarde £230, Simmental £207; G Rea, Rasharkin, Aberdeen Angus £318; J McNeill, Coleraine, Limousin £312, £245; A Hegarty, Bendooragh, Belgian Blue £285, £252; W K Shiels, Maghera, Aberdeen Angus £270, Belgian Blue £225; Ballymoney farmer, Belgian Blue £265, £250; J Rainey, Ahoghill, Belgian Blue £260, £238; J Close, Rasharkin, Aberdeen Angus £255; S Taylor, Macosquin, Aberdeen Angus £245; J E and S Bloomfield, Portglenone, Simmental £230; K O’Kane, Greysteel, Aberdeen Angus £230; W Andrew, Ballyclare, Limousin £228; Brennan Farms, Rasharkin, Belgian Blue £225; J Hunter, Bushmills, Aberdeen Angus £216; R A Kyle and Sons, Upperlands, Belgian Blue £212; K Beattie, Finvoy, Limousin £205, £198; Kilrea farmer, Hereford £202.

Friesian calves

Super trade met with more required to satisfy demand. Good young calves to £170. Good demand for thick types.

Weanlings/suckler calves

65 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 500 on Monday 27th November met a sharp trade.

More sheep needed every week.

Lambs:

C Gribben, Dunloy, 22.5k, £81.50 (362); R Dixon, Castlerock, 22k, £78.20 (356): G and C Neely, Upperlands, 21k, £74.70 (356); J McNeill, Coleraine, 17.5k, £62.20 (355), 23.5k, £80.50 (343); Gilmore and Co, Boveedy, 23.5k, £83 (353); I Anderson, Rasharkin, 25k, £87 (348); J Adams, Coleraine, 18.5k, £64 (346), 21k, £72 (343); S McLoughlin, Limavady, 23k, £79.60 (346); K Lawrence, Castleroe, 24k, £82.50 (344); McIlrath Farms, 25.5k, £87.80 (344); P McKendry, Kilrea, 25k, £86 (344); E Steele, Portglenone, 21.5k, £74 (344); C Crawford, Clough, 24.5k, £83.20 (340); S Moore, Portstewart, 25.5k, £86 (337); L Reid, Coleraine, 25k, £84.20 (337); R Kennedy, Macosquin, 23.5k, £79 (336); A Cassidy, Coleraine, 24.5k, £82 (335); D Adams, Bushmills, 24k, £80.20 (334).

Heavy lambs sold to a top of £88.20.

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

Ewes and rams to £120. Brisk demand for all types on offer.

A good entry of 40 dairy stock on Tuesday 28th November met a super trade to a top of £1,350 for a second calver.

More stock required weekly.

J Surgenor, Dervock, second calvers to £1,350, £1,320; J Marshall, Maghera, springing heifer £1,340; D Johnston, Magherafelt, calved heifers to £1,330, £1,320; Omagh farmer, calved heifer £1,300.

A smaller entry of 160 stock on Wednesday 29th November at Kilrea, continued to meet with a super trade.

Steers to £1,275, heifers to £1,200 and fat cows to £1,140.

Fat cows: ( 50 on offer, flying trade - more required)

H McFetridge, Garvagh, 750k Belgian Blue £1,140 (152), 610k Limousin £842 (138), 680k, £885 (130), 650k Belgian Blue £825 (127); A Cunningham, Garvagh, 700k Limousin £1,030 (147); H Savage, Magherafelt, 630k Limousin £910 (144), 700k, £990 (141); T A McCracken, Magilligan, 640k Simmental £860 (134); Stewartstown farmer, 440k Aberdeen Angus £575 (131).

Suckler stock: Quality lots required.

Garvagh farmer, Belgian Blue heifer £1570, Belgian Blue heifer in calf Speckle Park to £1,290, 420k Belgian Blue bull £975 (232), 560k Belgian Blue bull £1200 (214); R Hammond, Desertmartin, Simmental cows with Simmental bull calves at foot to £1,300, £1,085.

Heifers:

D Walls, Toomebridge, 380k Charolais £955 (251), 440k, £990 (225), 420k, £850 (202), 400k, £795 (199), 410k, £805 (196); R Shaw, Rasharkin, 510k Charolais £1,200 (235), 455k Limousin £952 (209); L Blair, Limavady, 520k Charolais £1,110 (214), 490k, £1,030 (210), 480k Limousin £950 (198), 480k Charolais £945 (197); I Tanner, Castlerock, 540k Simmental £1,115 (207); J Irwin, Ballymoney, 560k Charolais £1,130 (202).

Steers:

F McClure, Ballymoney, 570k Aberdeen Angus £1,275 (224), 510k Limousin £1,095 (215), 540k, £1,155 (214), 580k, £1,190 (205), 540k, £1,080 (200), 560k Charolais £1,140 (204), 520k, £1055 (203), 560k, £1,120 (200); J and P McAuley, Ballymoney, 270k Charolais £600 (222), 340k, £745 (219), 340k, £715 (210), 300k, £630 (210), 310k, £620 (200); I McPherson, Garvagh, 500k, Aberdeen Angus £1,040 (208), 420k Aberdeen Angus £832 (198); O McIlvar, Aghadowey, 380k Limousin £780 (205), 400k, £800 (200).

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

Auctioneers: H A McIlrath and Sons Ltd.