Latest prices from Swatragh mart

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An excellent entry of quality cattle on Monday, 18th May sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices.

More quality stock is required to meet demand. Heifers selling to £660 for 238kg while Bullocks sold to £800 for 290kgs,

Sample prices:

Heifers: Maghera Producer 238kg, £660; 154kg, £330; 246kg, £450; 238kg, £650; Swatragh Producer 506kg, £900; Upperlands Producer 394kg, £650; 296kg, £720; 474kg, £900.

Bullocks: Maghera Producer 290kg,£800; 448kg, £875; 360kg, £770; 254kg, £600; 264kg, £700; 262kg, £700; 268kg, £635; 268kg, £740; 286kg, £790; 212kg, £610; 418kg,£720; 376kg, £770; 350kg, £830; 334kg, £770; 300kg, £650; Maghera Producer 350kg, £650; 336kg, £660; 338kg, £615; Garvagh Producer 334kg, £635; 250kg, £590; 302kg, £580; 288kg, £580; 286kg,£700.

An excellent seasonal entry of 850 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday, 16th May witnessed trade very strong in a number of categories. Several pens of heavy hoggets sold well in excess of £91.00 each to a top rate of £96.00. Spring Lambs sold to £86.00. Ewes sold to £107.00; Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £197.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Hoggets: Coleraine Producer 5 Lambs 25kg at 86.00 = 344p; Garvagh Producer 2 Lambs 31kg at 94.00 =303p; Dungiven Producer 2 Lambs 24.5kg at 91.00 =371p; Upperlands Producer 2 Lambs 28kg at 90.00 =321p.

Spring Lambs: Garvagh Producer 5 Lambs 25kg at 86.00 = 344p; Garvagh Producer 8 Lambs 22.75kg at 85.40 =375p; Portstewart Producer 16 Lambs 23.5kg at 85.20 = 363p; Cullybackey Producer 8 Lamb 23kg at 85.00 =370p

Ewes: Draperstown Producer 1 Suffolks at 107.00; Coleraine Producer 1 Texel at 105.00.

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