Latest prices from Swatragh mart

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Another strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 1st 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 370kg (£2.14 per kg), Bullocks selling to £725 for 350kgs (£2.07 per kg).

Sample prices:

Heifers: Swatragh Producer 370kg, £790; 376kg, £730; Feeny Producer 346kg, £535; Magherafelt Producer 416kg, £790; Swatragh Producer 600kg, £1,000; Garvagh Producer 374kg £690; 342kg £535.

Bullocks: Maghera Producer 350kg, £725; Swatragh Producer 398kg £750; 318kg £660; Magherafelt Producer 500kg £800; 508kg £780; 518kg, £810; Swatragh Producer 508kg £980; 578kg £1,100

Sheep: Another super entry of 1,285 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 30th July witnessed a very good lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £75.00 each to a top rate of £80.00. Middleweight lambs sold to £74.80 for 23.25kg. Store lambs sold to £62.50 for 18.25kg and ewes sold to £83.00 with over 270 on offer.

Sample prices;

Heavyweight Lambs: Maghera Producer 1 Lamb 25kg at £80.00 =320p; Coleraine Producer 9 Lambs 25.5kg at £77.20 = 303p; Limavady Producer 5 Lambs 24.25kg at 76.50 = 315p; Maghera Producer 1 Lamb 24kg at 75.00 =313p; Kilrea Producer 1 Lamb 25kg at 75.00 = 300p.

Middleweight Lambs: Coleraine Producer 6 Lambs 23.25kg at 74.80 = 322p; Ballymoney Producer 22 Lambs 23.25kg at 74.20 =319p; Swatragh Producer 25 Lambs 23.2kg at 73.40=316p; Bushmills Producer 25 Lambs 22.8kg at 73.20 =321p; Ballymoney Producer 8 Lambs 23kg at 73.20 = 318p; Magherafelt Producer 2 Lambs 23.5kg at 73.00 =311p.

Store Lambs: Upperlands Producer 12 Lambs 18kg £62.50 = 347p, Ballymoney Producer 10 Lambs 18.5kg at £57.80 = 312p, Maghera Producer 26 lambs 17.25kg at £52.00 = 301p;

Ewes; Garvagh Producer 2 Texels at 83.00.

PRODUCER INCENTIVE

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

August sponsor: J B Tyres, Tobermore

Please note: Texacloth Wool Merchants will be collecting wool on Wednesday, 10th August from 10am to 3pm at the Farmware Store Yard. Final collection: Wednesday, 17th August.