Cattle sell to a sharp trade at Swatragh

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A seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 1st June at Swatragh sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices.

More quality stock is required to meet demand. Heifers selling to £655 for 300kg while Bullocks sold to £840 for 420kgs with Fat Cows selling to £775.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Maghera Producer 420kg, £840; Bushmills Producer 400kg, £780; 268kg, £530; 364kg, £620; 458kg, £800; 420kg, £730; Cookstown Producer 382kg, £730; 376kg, £650; 398kg, £700; Swatragh Producer 368kg, £620.

Heifers: Swatragh Producer 300kg, £655; 250kg, £520; 316kg, £640; Swatragh Producer 308kg, £530;426kg,£625; Cookstown Producer 288kg, £515; 308kg,£620; 254kg, £430; 304kg, £600; 258kg, £480

An excellent seasonal entry of 850 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday, 30th May witnessed trade very strong in a number of categories. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £70.00 each to a top rate of £74.00. Ewes sold to £100.00; Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £162.

Sample Prices;

Heavyweight Lambs: Coleraine Producer 10 Lambs 24.5kg at 74.00 = 302p, Belfast Producer 40 Lambs 22.25kg at 72.20 =324p; Magherafelt Producer 4 Lambs 24.75kg at 71.20 =288p; Claudy Producer 5 Lambs 23kg at 71.20 =310p; Cookstown Producer 8 Lambs 25kg at 71.00 = 284p; Toomebridge Producer 13 Lambs 22.4kg at 70.20 =313p; Desertmartin Producer 5 Lambs 23.25kg at 70.20 = 302p; Rasharkin Producer 17 Lambs 23kg at 70.00 =304p.

Ewes; Maghera Producer 7 Texels at 100.00; Swatragh Producer 1 Suffolk at 99.00.

Producer Incentive: There will be £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.