MARTS: Swatragh

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Sheep: An excellent entry of over 800 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 3rd January sold very sharply with trade very strong in all categories.

Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £85 each to a top rate of £90.00. Middleweight lambs sold from 357p to 376p Per kilo for 21.25 kilos at £80.00 each. Store trade was firmer to a top of 406p per kilo for 16 kilos at £65.00 each.Ewes sold to £98 with ewes and lambs at foot sold to £220

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Moneymore Producer 1 Suffolk Lamb 29kg at 90.00 =310p;Maghera Producer 26 Lambs 26kg at 88.00 = 338p;Maghera Producer 1 Lamb 25kg at 88.00 =352p; Swatragh Producer 1 Lambs 26kg at 87.00; = 335p;Garvagh Producer 3 Lambs 25kg at 86.80 =347p;Maghera Producer 6 Lambs 25kg at 86.50 =346p;Aghadowey Producer 4 Lambs 25.00kg at 86.50 = 346p;Toomebridge Producer 1 Lambs 28kg at 86.00 =307p; Tobermore Producer 5 Dorset Lambs 24kg at 85.00; = 354p;

Middleweight lambs: Magherafelt Producer 2 Lambs 21.25kg at 80.00 =376p Upperlands Producer 12 Lambs 23.75kg at 84.80 = 357p;Swatragh Producer 5 Lambs 21.5kg at 81.00 = 376p;Maghera Producer 6 Lambs 20.00kg at 70.00 =350p ;Maghera Producer 6 Lambs 20.25kg at 75.00 = 370p;Donemana Producer 16 Lambs 23kg at 82.00 = 357p. Garvagh Producer 2 Lambs 22.00kg at 80.50 = 366p;Maghera Producer 14 Lambs 19.25kg at 72.00 =374p;Coleraine Producer 5 Lambs 23kg at 83.00 = 361p.

Store lambs: Garvagh Producer 13 Lambs 16kg at 65.00 = 406p;Armoy Producer 1 Lamb 17kg at 60.00 =353p ;Dungiven Producer 2 Lambs 17kg at 59.50 = 350p;Garvagh Producer 11 Lambs 17.75kg at 62.00 =349p.

Ewes: Draperstown Producer 1 Suffolk at 98.00; Kilrea Producer 2 Texels at 95.