Cattle: Another strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 11th January sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand. Heifers selling to £910 for 450kg while bullocks sold to £1,050 for 550kgs.
Sample prices: Heifers: Swatragh producer 450kg, £910; 418kg, £800; 424kg, £800; Swatragh producer 378kg, £655; 308kg, £635; 346kg, £635; 350kg, £620; Swatragh producer 346kg, £600; 232kg, £575; 288kg, £485; 374kg,£835; 292kg, £490; 206kg, £420.
Bullocks: Swatragh producer 550kg, £1,050; 316kg, £630; 308kg, £625; 530kg, £1,030; 500kg, £1,000; Swatragh producer 254kg, £600; Swatragh producer 302kg, £550.
Sheep: A very strong seasonal entry of 675 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 9th January witnessed a good solid lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £77.20 each to a top rate of £80.00. Middleweight lambs sold to £79.00 for 23.25kg while store lambs were excellent again and sold to £57.00 for 16.25kg,ewes sold to £100.00 while ewes and lambs sold to £185.00.
Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Dungiven producer 8 lambs 25.5kg at 80.00 = 314p; Portglenone producer 1 lamb 27kg at 79.00 = 293p; Portglenone producer 12 lambs 25.5kg at 79.00 = 310p; Draperstown producer 7 lambs 25.5kg at 77.20 = 303p.
Middleweight lambs: Dungiven producer 3 lambs 23.25kg at 79.00 = 340p; Portglenone producer 8 lambs 23.75kg at 72.50 =305p; Swatragh producer 4 lambs 22.75kg at 72.40 =318p; Maghera producer 14 lambs 22.75kg at 69.50 = 305p.
Store lambs: Dungiven producer 21 lambs 16.25kg at 57.00 = 351p; Draperstown producer 11 lambs 17.25kg at 52.00 = 301p; Claudy producer 1 lamb 18kg at 55.00 =3.06p.
Ewes: Maghera producer 1 Texel at 100.00; Swatragh producer 1 Texel at 87.00.