Another strong seasonal entry of cattle at Swatragh

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Cattle: Another very strong seasonal entry of good quality cattle on Monday 31st October, which met a flying trade with an excellent ring of buyers with outstanding prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling to £1,000 for 318kg (£3.14 per kg), Bullocks selling to £775.00 for 250kgs (£2.39 per kg).

Heifers:

Swatragh Producer 318kg, £1,000; 576kg, £1,075; 418kg, £1,160; 484kg, £1,065; 516kg, £1,050; Magherafelt Producer 246kg,£490; Donemana Producer 522kg,£860; 544kg, £1065; 542kg, £1065; Garvagh Producer 274kg,£490; 258kg,£550; 308kg,£540; 288kg,£430; 240kg,£460; Swatragh Producer 550kg,£1,095; 578kg,£1,075; Garvagh Producer 140kg,£385; 212kg,£440; 248kg, £500; 206kg, £490; 148kg, £320; Garvagh Producer 276kg,£585; 312kg, £545; 320kg, £750; 328kg, £620; Cookstown Producer 332kg,£500; Swatragh Producer 410kg,£660; Garvagh Producer 408kg,£870; 402kg,£690; Kilrea Producer 428kg,£705; 414kg, £655.

Bullocks:

Maghera Producer 324kg, £775; 342kg,£715; 340kg,£700; Claudy Producer 714kg, £1,315; 590kg,£1,175; Maghera Producer 370kg,£790; 384kg,£890; Magherafelt Producer 544kg,£940; 456kg, £680; Magherafelt Producer 376kg,£675; Ballykelly Producer 472kg,£910; Garvagh Producer 240kg,£350; Portglenone Producer 552kg,£1,020; 638kg,£1,250; 562kg, £1,090; 504kg, £1,050; Cookstown Producer 320kg,£670; Coleraine Producer 344kg,£540; Garvagh Producer 328kg,£650; 380kg,£680; Swatragh Producer 378kg,£770; 522kg, £870; 476kg, £850; 420kg, £670; 364kg, £540.

Sheep:

Another excellent entry of 1,235 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 5th November witnessed a solid lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £77.00 each to a top rate of £83.50. Middleweight lambs sold to £82.00 for 23.5kg, Store Lambs sold to £68.50 for 17.25kg and the top price for Fat Ewes sold at £105.00 with over 200 on offer.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs; Castledawson Producer 5 Lambs 24.5kg at £83.50 = 341p; Maghera Producer 15 Lambs 22.5kg at £77.00 = 342p; Moneymore Producer 2 Lambs 26.5kg at £82.00 =309p; Garvagh Producer 7 Lambs 25.25kg at £82.00 = 324p; Coleraine Producer 5 Lambs 26kg at £82.50 = 317p; Garvagh Producer 8 Lambs 24kg at £79.80 =333p; Cookstown Producer 21 lambs 24kg at £82.00 = 341p; Swatragh Producer 12 lambs 25kg at £82.00 =328p; Magherafelt Producer 20 lambs 24kg = £79.00 = 329p.

Middleweight Lambs: Maghera Producer 3 Lambs 23.5kg at £82.00 = 349p; Tobermore Producer 12 Lambs 23.5kg at £81.00 =345p; Castledawson Producer 17 Lambs 23.5kg at £80.80 =344p; Maghera Producer 10 Lambs 23.25kg at £80.50 =346p; Draperstown Producer 10 lambs 21.75kg at £76.00 = 349p; Cookstown Producer 17 lambs 22.5kg at £78.00 = 347p; Swatragh Producer 5 lambs 22.5kg at £75.80 =337p; Portglenone Producer 16 lambs 21kg at £76.00 = 361p; Limavady Producer 5 lambs 20.25kg at £73.80 = 364p.

Store Lambs: Draperstown Producer 21 lambs 17.25kg at £68.50 = 397p; Garvagh Producer 13 Lambs 17.75kg £60.50 = 341p; Dungiven Producer 26 Lambs 14.5kg at £55.00 = 379p; Draperstown Producer 6 lambs 16.75kg at £60.00 = 358p; Coleraine Producer 8 Lambs 16kg at £55.00 = 343p; Maghera Producer 2 lambs 16.5kg at £60.00 = 364p; Garvagh Producer 12 lambs 16.5kg at £65.00 = 394p; 15 lambs 17.75kg at £69.20 = 390p.

Ewes: Dungiven Producer 3 Texels at £105.00.

Producer Incentive: There will be a £100 Northern Counties Farmware Store Voucher to be won every month at both the Sheep and Cattle Marts.

Cattle Sale - Every animal sold will guarantee one entry into monthly draw

Sheep Sale - Every 10 sheep sold will guarantee one entry into monthly draw

November Sponsor: Patrick Bradley Ltd, Craigall Quarry, Kilrea