Heifers selling to £790 for 375g at Swatragh

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Cattle: Another strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 22nd August met a flying trade with a good ring of buyers with some very good prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling to £790 for 375g (£2.11 per kg), bullocks selling to £695 for 312kgs ( £2.23 per kg).

Sample prices:

Heifers: Swatragh producer; 375kg, £790; 424kg, £770; 414kg, £765; 492kg, £850; Dungannon producer 408kg, £610; 370kg, £665; 370kg, £610.

Bullocks: Garvagh producer 312kg, £695; 344kg, £670; 436kg, £800; 334kg, £620; Swatragh producer 512kg, £1,060; 534kg, £1,065; 496kg, £950; 492kg, £1,000; Dungannon producer 376kg, £690; 316kg, £585; 394kg, £690; 430kg, £820; Maghera producer 378kg, £850; 368kg, £590; Garvagh producer 422kg, £715.

Sheep: Another excellent entry of 1,485 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 20th August witnessed a super lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £80.50 each to a top rate of £84.50, middleweight lambs sold to £81.80 for 23.5kg, store lambs sold to £56.00 for 14kg and ewes sold to £85.00 with over 300 on offer.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Maghera producer 4 lambs 27kg at £84.50 =313p; Swatragh producer 13 lambs 24kg at £83.00 = 346p; Cookstown producer 1 lamb 25kg at 82.00 = 328p; Desertmartin producer 10 lambs 24.75kg at 81.80 = 331p; Swatragh producer 2 lambs 24kg at 81.00 = 338p; Maghera producer 10 lambs 23.9kg at 80.50 = 337p.

Middleweight lambs: Ballymena producer 18 lambs 23.5kg at 81.80 = 348p; Draperstown producer 8 lambs 23.75kg at 80.50 = 339p; Coleraine producer 25 lambs 23.25kg at 78.80 = 339p; Swatragh producer 13 lambs 22kg at 77.80 = 354p; Limavady producer 17 lambs 22.75kg at 77.80 = 342p.

Store lambs: Garvagh producer 12 lambs 14kg £56.00 = 400p, Garvagh producer 8 lambs 17kg at £59.00 = 347p, Garvagh producer 12 lambs 15.5kg at £60.50 = 390p; Cookstown producer 5 lambs 17.5kg £63.00 = 360p, Maghera producer 4 lambs 17kg at £60.50 = 356p Coleraine producer 6 lambs 15kg at £52.50 = 350p; Armoy producer 4 lambs 12kg at £44.50 = 371p.

Ewes: Dungiven producer 1 Texel at 85.00.