Bullocks sell to £700 at Swatragh Mart cattle sale

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Cattle: Another strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 24th October met a flying trade with a very good ring of buyers with some very good prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling to £690 for 284g (£2.36 per kg), bullocks selling to £700 for 250kgs (£2.80 per kg).

Heifers: Swatragh producer 284kg, £690; 226kg, £425; 210kg, £460; 230kg, £370; Dungiven producer 256kg, £605; 216kg, £365; 260kg, £390; 180kg, £350; Maghera producer 214kg, £415; Crumlin producer 336kg, £710; 256kg, £450; 292kg, £605; 290kg, £680; 330kg, £590; 278kg, £580; 306kg, £680; 288kg, £640; Maghera producer 418kg, £745; 356kg, £645; Garvagh producer 346kg, £535; 336kg, £470; 476kg, £710; Bellaghy producer 462kg, £900; 478kg, £800; 392kg, £710; 480kg, £895; 424kg, £750; 462kg, £760; 394kg, £730; 444kg, £750; 432kg, £870; 428kg, £670; 418kg, £785; 400kg, £780.

Bullocks: Crumlin producer 250kg, £700; 334kg, £650; 310kg, £640; 346kg, £790; 276kg, £715; Dungiven producer 216kg, £485; 250kg, £520; 216kg, £525; Garvagh producer 288kg, £570; 218kg, £475; Magherafelt producer 446kg, £765; Maghera producer 370kg, £640; 256kg, £540; Swatragh producer 228kg, £545; 320kg, £605; 276kg, £605; 292kg, £615; Claudy producer 656kg, £1,150; 576kg, £1,020; 558kg, £1,040; 614kg, £1,080; 610kg, £980; Limavady producer 302kg, £625; 240kg, £490; 342kg, £635; 236kg, £245; Magherafelt producer 350kg, £755; 324kg, £755; 344kg, £775; 436kg, £895; 428kg, £835.

Sheep: Another excellent entry of 1,685 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 22nd October witnessed a super lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £82.80 each to a top rate of £84.00, middleweight lambs sold to £79.50 for 23.5kg, store lambs sold to £71.50 for 17.5kg and fat ewes sold to £72.00 with over 200 on offer.

Sample prices; Heavyweight lambs: Castledawson producer 3 lambs 28kg at £84.00 = 300p; Portglenone producer 2 lambs 25kg at £83.50 = 334p; Cookstown producer 10 lambs 26.5kg at £83.00 = 313p; Garvagh producer 14 lambs 25kg at £82.00 = 328p; Garvagh producer 22 lambs 24.5kg at £82.80 = 338p; Garvagh producer 1 lamb 23kg at £77.20 = 336p. Eglinton producer 40 lambs 25.8kg at £82.80 = 321p; Greysteel producer 2 lambs 25.8kg at £82.80 = 321p.

Middleweight lambs: Maghera producer 63 lambs 23.5kg at £77.60 = 330p; Maghera producer 25 lambs 23.4kg at £78.00 = 333p; Tobermore producer 21 lambs 23.5kg at £79.50 = 338p; Randalstown producer 9 lambs 23.75kg at £79.20 = 333p.

Store lambs: Portglenone producer 6 lambs 15kg at £55.00 = 367p; Portglenone producer 8 lambs 17.25kg £64.00 = 371p, Dungiven producer 8 lambs 15.75kg at £62.50 = 397p; Pomeroy producer 2 lambs 17.5kg at £71.50 = 409p; Cookstown producer 5 lambs 16.5kg at £63.00 = 382p; Draperstown producer 19 lambs 13.5kg at £46.80 = 347p.

Ewes: Maghera producer 10 Texels at £84.00.