Heifers selling up to £1,460 at Swatragh

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Cattle: A super entry of quality cattle at the BB and Blonde calf show and sale on Monday 17th October.

Stock sold very briskly with prices buoyant with a number of calves generating outstanding prices. More quality stock required to meet demand.

Heifers: Maghera producer 448kg, £1,460; 416kg, £1,000; 510kg, £1,080; 444kg, £1,060; 344kg, £570; 266kg, £910; 316kg, £750; 314kg, £980; 326kg, £860; 328kg, £770; 320kg, £1,360; Swatragh producer 624kg, £1,150; Ahoghill producer 632kg, £790; Claudy producer 372kg, £735; 354kg, £720; Maghera producer 422kg, £755; 378kg, £750; 378kg, £750; 388kg, £710; 424kg, £690; Maghera producer 290kg, £700; Swatragh producer 260kg, £500; 234kg, £395; Maghera producer 214kg, £545; 282kg, £625; 330kg, £880; Swatragh producer 320kg, £670; Maghera producer 360kg, £650; 358kg, £640; 584kg, £1,100; Maghera producer 544kg, £1,040.

Bullocks: Swatragh producer 544kg, £1,080; Limavady producer 454kg, £850; 452kg, £880; 452kg, £810; 460kg, £920; 512kg, £1,045; 434kg, £855; Maghera producer 306kg, £675; 470kg, £960; 590kg, £1,150; 412kg, £830; 380kg, £825; 412kg, £835; 334kg, £765; Maghera producer 510kg, £1,020; 480kg, £990; 574kg, £1,120; 556kg, £1,095; 474kg, £810; 464kg, £900; 478kg, £900; 448kg, £820; Limavady producer 358kg, £900; Maghera producer 270kg, £660; 234kg, £590; 298kg, £650; 348kg, £770; Swatragh producer 264kg, £535; 246kg, £470; Swatragh producer 530kg, £960; 502kg, £950; 528kg, £1,010; 570kg, £1,090; 500kg, £900; 598kg, £1,080; 556kg, £980; 574kg, £1,090; 552kg, £1,110; 514kg, £995; Swatragh producer 768kg, £1,280.

Sheep: Another excellent entry of 1,585 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 15th October witnessed a super lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £82.50 each to a top rate of £88.00, middleweight lambs sold to £81.20 for 22.5kg, store lambs sold to £49.00 for 12kg and fat ewes sold to £119.00 with over 200 on offer.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Castledawson producer 2 lambs 29kg at £88.00 = 303p; Draperstown producer 18 lambs 25.5kg at £84.20 = 330p; Limavady producer 8 lambs 26kg at £83.50 = 321p; Kilrea producer 9 lambs 26.75kg at £83.20 = 311p; Draperstown producer 20 lambs 25.9kg at 83.00 = 320p; Castledawson producer 3 lambs 24.5kg at 82.50 = 337p.

Middleweight lambs: Portglenone producer 3 lambs 22.5kg at £81.20 =360p; Draperstown producer 15 lambs 23.5kg at £81.20 = 346p; Stewartstown producer 6 lambs 23.25kg at £79.20 = 340p; Portglenone producer 6 lambs 23.5kg at £81.00 = 344p; Coleraine producer 9 lambs 23.5kg at £80.00 =340p: Garvagh producer 20 lambs 23.75kg at £78.00 = 328p.

Store lambs: Draperstown producer 10 lambs 12kg at £49.00 = 408p Swatragh producer 10 lambs 17kg £62.00 = 365p, Swatragh producer 13 lambs 15kg at £59.00 = 393p; Moneymore producer 3 lambs 17.5kg at £70.00 = 400p.

Ewes: Maghera producer 3 Texels at £119.00.