MARTS: Swatragh

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Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 1,010 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 29th November witnessed a very buoyant trade in all categories.

Several pens of Lambs sold well in excess of £83.00 each to a top rate of £88.00. Store Lamb trade was again extremely buoyant at a top of 406p per kilo for 18 kilos at £73.00 each.Ewes sold to £95.00

Sample prices:

Lambs; Cookstown Producer 4 Lamb 25kg at 88.00 = 352p Desertmartin Producer 2 Lambs 26kg at 85.00 = 327p; Ringsend Producer 20 Lambs 24.5kg at 84.00 = 343p; Feeny Producer 11 Lambs 28kg at £84.00 = 300p; Swatragh Producer 20 Lambs 24kg at 83.00 = 346p;Moneymore Producer 8 Lambs 25kg at £83.00 – 332p; Limavady Producer 5 Lambs 24kg at 82.80 = 345p.

Store lambs: Draperstown Producer 5 Lambs at 18kg at 73.00 = 406p; Maghera Producer 35 Lambs at 18.25kg at 70.60 = 387p; Garvagh Producer 11 Lambs 17.5kg at 70.00 =4000p Garvagh Producer 20 Lambs at 14.75kg at 55.20 = 374p; Garvagh Producer 14 Lambs 13.5kg at 51.50 =381p Cookstown Producer 5 Lambs at 18.75kg at 71.50 = 381p.

Ewes: Garavgh Producer 1 Texel at 95.00 ;Cookstown Producer 1 Suffolk at 90; Dungiven Producer 2 Suffolks at 88.