MARTS: Swatragh

Another lot in the ring at Swatragh on Saturday afternoon. Pic Kevin McAuley
Another lot in the ring at Swatragh on Saturday afternoon. Pic Kevin McAuley
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Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 765 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 13th December witnessed a very buoyant trade in all categories.

Several pens of Lambs sold well in excess of £86.00 each to a top rate of £89.00. Store Lamb trade was exceptionally buoyant at a top of 508p per kilo for 15 kilos at £76.20 each.Ewes sold to £89.00

Sample prices:

Lambs: Portglenone Producer 2 Lambs 25.5kg at £86.00 – 337p; Portstewart Producer 17 Lamb 28kg at 89.00 = 335p Kilrea Producer 8 Lambs 26.75kg at 87.80 = 328p; Draperstown Producer 1 Lambs 29kg at 87.50 = 302p; Gulladuff Producer 52 Lambs 28.25kg at £86.50 = 306p; Draperstown Producer 2 Lambs 27kg at 86.00 = 319p;Ballymoney Producer 20 Lambs 26kg at 86.00 = 331p.

Store lambs: Draperstown Producer 5 Lambs at 15kg at 76.20 = 509p; Draperstown Producer 6 Lambs at 17.25kg at 73.00 = 423p; Draperstown Producer 8 Lambs 19.5kg at 77.00 =395p Kilrea Producer 8 Lambs at 18.75kg at 70.00 = 373p; Kilrea Producer 8 Lambs 16.25kg at 65.50 =403p Swatragh Producer 7 Lambs at 14.25kg at 65.20 = 456p.

Ewes: Kilrea Producer 1 Suffolk at 89.00 ;Dungiven Producer 1 Texel at 88; Maghera Producer 2 Suffolks at 86.