Flying trade for stock at Swatragh

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Cattle: Another super entry of quality cattle on Monday, 9th May met a flying trade with a good ring of buyers with some very good prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers sold to £750 for 336kg (£2.23 per kg), with bullocks selling to £710 for 278kgs (£2.55 per kg) with Fat Cows selling to £1,025.

Sample prices:

Heifers: Garvagh Producer 336kg £750; 562kg, £1,050; 510kg, £940; 426kg, £905; 350kg, £650; 456kg, £920; 322kg, £680; 362kg, £720; Cookstown Producer 498kg, £890;512kg £905;Portglenone Producer 512kg £915;452kg,£735; 464kg,£825;428kg,£755; 362kg,£600 Magherafelt Producer 500kg, £700; 476kg,£845; 530kg,£880; 514kg, £950; 442kg £575; 460kg, £655; 466kg,£655; Swatragh Producer 312kg, £510; 314kg, £490; 338kg, £530; 358kg, £680; 342kg, £595; Maghera Producer 344kg, £555; Randalstown Producer 550kg, £1,055; 462kg, £855; 400kg, £770; Garvagh Producer; 376kg, £620; Maghera Producer 460kg, £650; 490kg £965; Maghera Producer 384kg, £695; 408kg, £575;426kg, £730.

Bullocks: Garvagh Producer 278kg, £710; 374kg, £710; 298kg, £645; 278kg £595; Maghera Producer 474kg, £760; Swatragh Producer 330kg, £690; Magherafelt Producer 422kg, £600; 420kg, £550; 514kg, £710; 544kg, £1,030; Magherafelt Producer 458kg, £720; 460kg, £680; 420kg, £835; 520kg £760; 472kg, £700; 506kg, £1,030; 486kg, £1,055; Swatragh Producer 344kg, £640 Maghera Producer 478kg, £795; Maghera Producer 406kg, £700; 402kg, £670; Magherafelt Producer 436kg £825; Maghera Producer 492kg, £1,045; 472kg, £1,000; 626kg, £1,155; 700kg, £1,150; Maghera Producer 370kg, £770; 410kg, £690; 398kg, £690.

Sheep: Another super entry of 795 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday, 7th May witnessed a very solid lamb trade. Several pens of heavy hoggets sold well in excess of £86 each to a top rate of £101.50, Spring Lambs sold to £90 for 26kg, Ewes sold to £114.00, while Ewes and Lambs sold to £181.00.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight hoggets: Kilrea Producer 2 Lamb 29kg at 101.50 = 350p; Limavady Producer 4 Lambs 24kg at 88.00 =367p; Kilrea Producer 5 Lambs 27kg at 86.00 =319p; Draperstown Producer 4 Lambs 26kg at 86.00 =331p.

Spring Lambs: Magherafelt Producer 7 Lambs 23kg at 90.00 =391p; Swatragh Producer 2 Lambs 22.5kg at 90.00 = 400p; Dungiven Producer 4 Lambs 24kg at 89.80 = 374p.

Ewes: Coleraine Producer 1 Texel at 114.00; Coagh Producer 2 Texels at 103.00.

Payment on the day

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

PRODUCER INCENTIVE: £100 Farmware Supplies Voucher to be won every month at both Sheep and Cattle Marts

March Winners;

Sheep Sale – Paul McGovern, Moneymore

Cattle Sale - W J Bradley, Magherafelt

May Sponsor: NFU Mutual Magherafelt