Latest prices from Swatragh mart

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Cattle - A very strong entry of quality cattle on Monday, 25th April 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 £1,000 for 500kg (£2 per kg), with bullocks selling to £600 for 244kgs (£2.46 per kg) with fat cows selling to £740.

Sample prices:

Heifers: Swatragh Producer 500kg £1,000; 528kg,£770; 522kg, £1,000; 510kg, £910; 438kg, £695; 522kg, £840; 496kg, £845; Portglenone Producer 306kg, £595; Swatragh Producer 362kg, £720; 368kg £720; 408kg £635; 328kg, £600; Maghera Producer 496kg, £840; 370kg, £650; 504kg, £840; 472kg, £820; 466kg, £840; 348kg, £630; Maghera Producer 342kg, £620; 310kg £630; 336kg ,£575; 350kg,£700; Magherafelt Producer 238kg, £455; 200kg, £400; Garvagh Producer 374kg, £650; 330kg, £630.

Bullocks: Magherafelt Producer 244kg, £600; Cookstown Producer 430kg, £820;402kg,£850; Swatragh Producer 336kg £590; 354kg, £605; 358kg, £690; 394kg, £760; 394kg, £840; Maghera Producer 464kg, £780; 412kg, £730; 422kg, £750; 360kg, £610; 488kg, £830; Maghera Producer 392kg £690; 404kg, £845; 388kg, £810; 368kg,£765; 494kg,£765

Sheep: A super entry of 885 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 23rd April witnessed a very good solid lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £90 each to a top rate of £95.50, Middleweight Lambs sold to £87.20 for 23kg, Spring Lambs sold to £90.00, Ewes sold to £90.00, while Ewes and Lambs sold to £190.00.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Dungiven Producer 1 Lamb 25kg at 95.50 = 382p; Swatragh Producer 2 Lambs 26kg at 92.00 =354p; Portglenone Producer 2 Lambs 27kg at 91.00 =337p;Swatragh Producer 1 Lamb 26kg at 91.00 =350p; Upperlands Producer 2 Lambs 25kg at 90.00 =360p.

Middleweight Lambs: Portglenone Producer 9 Lambs 23kg at 87.20 =379p;Dungiven Producer 3 Lambs 19kg at 74.00 = 389p.

Ewes: Draperstown Producer 1 Texel at 90.00; Coagh Producer 2 Texels at 89.00.

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