Another strong entry of quality cattle at Swatragh

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Cattle: Another strong entry of quality cattle on Monday 21st March met a good trade with some very good prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand. Heifers selling to £930 for 500k with bullocks selling to £910 for 494kgs.

Sample prices: Heifers: Maghera producer; 500kg £930; Swatragh producer 444kg, £770; 312kg, £665; 382kg, £720; Swatragh producer 456kg, £690; Magherafelt producer 304kg, £600; 282kg, £590; Swatragh producer 442kg, £775; 318kg, £595; 322kg, £700; 296kg, £575; Coleraine producer 334kg, £605; 276kg, £540; 258kg, £575; Swatragh producer 426kg, £670; 452kg, £675; 440kg, £635; 492kg, £775; 416kg, £715; 378kg, £660.

Bullocks: Swatragh producer 494kg, £910; 460kg, £855; Magherafelt producer 460kg, £765; Swatragh producer 430kg, £790; 418kg, £875; 338kg, £745; 384kg, £765; 346kg, £780; 430kg, £700; 434kg, £865; 332kg, £650; Coleraine producer 430kg, £670; 286kg, £540; 296kg, £540.

Sheep: A super entry of 1,095 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 19th March witnessed a good solid lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £92.80 each to a top rate of £94.50, middleweight lambs sold to £84.80 for 22.75kg, spring lambs sold to £105.50, ewes sold to £89.00, springers sold to £112 while ewes and lambs sold to £198.00.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Claudy producer 3 lambs 28.25kg at 94.50 = 336p; Kilrea producer 20 lambs 26kg at 93.75 =361p; Magherafelt producer 25 lambs 27kg at 93.20 = 345p; Magherafelt producer 17 lambs 28.5kg at 93.00 = 326p; Dunloy producer 2 lambs 28.5kg at 93.00 = 326p.

Middleweight lambs: Portglenone producer 24 lambs 22.75kg at 84.80 =373p; Limavady producer 8 lambs 21.5kg at 80.00 = 372p; Stewartstown producer 5 lambs 21kg at 79.00 = 376p; Coleraine producer 17 lambs 20.25kg at 75.00 =370p.

Ewes: Stewartstown producer 9 Texels at 89.00; Coleraine producer 1 Suffolk at 87.00.