Excellent entry of quality cattle at Swatragh

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An excellent entry of quality cattle at Swatragh on Monday 27th April sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices. More quality stock is required to meet demand. Heifers selling to £1,065 for 528kg while Bullocks sold to £1,120 for 592kgs. Fat Cows selling to £865.

Sample prices:

Heifers: Swatragh Producer 528kg,£1,065;Portglenone Producer 500kg,£930; Magherafelt Producer 312kg, £690; Maghera Producer 314kg,£510;316kg, £640;324kg, £490; 418kg,£820; 366kg, £700; Claudy Producer 382kg, £750; 422kg, £740; 378kg, £790; Garvagh Producer 324kg,£700; 294kg, £640; 286kg, £660; 374kg, £820;S watragh Producer 342kg, £565;300kg,£540; 374kg,£670; 336kg, £650; 436kg, £840; 456kg, £740; Coleraine Producer 456kg, £840; 492kg, £820; Swatragh Producer 572kg, £1,060.

Bullocks: Portglenone Producer 592kg, £1,120; 432kg, £940;Maghera Producer 352kg, £795; 446kg, £925; 368kg, £755; 398kg, £895; 434kg, £905; 400kg, £690; Garvagh Producer 356kg, £875; 366kg, £820; Garvagh Producer 486kg, £935; 468kg, £1,020; Portglenone Producer 352kg, £730; Swatragh Producer 340kg, £770; 404kg,£440; 430kg,£790; 418kg, £845; 360kg, £805; Dungiven Producer 458kg, £1,060; Magherafelt Producer 258kg, £680; 280kg, £700; Limavady Producer 318kg, £540; 348kg, £735;S watragh Producer 482kg, £950.

Sheep: A seasonal entry of 800 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 25th April witnessed trade very strong in a number of categories. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £70 each to a top rate of £80. Spring Lambs sold to £90.00. Ewes sold to £140; Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £200.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Kilrea Producer 1 Lamb 28kg at 80.00 = 286p Castledawson Producer 3 Lambs 27kg at 79.50 =294p;Garvagh Producer 1 Lamb 30kg at 73.50 =245p; Garvagh Producer 15 Lambs 26.5kg at 73.00 =275p Swatragh Producer 2 Lambs 25.5kg at 73.00; = 286p.

Spring Lambs: Magherafelt Producer 1 Lamb 28kg at 90.00 = 321p; Cookstown Producer 10 Lambs 23kg at 81.50 =354p Maghera Producer 13 Lambs 22.2kg at 80.00 = 360p; Dungiven Producer 5 Lambs 22.75kg at 80.00 =352p

Ewes: Dungiven Producer 2 Suffolks at 140.00; Kilrea Producer 1 Texel at 125.00.

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