MARTS: Swatragh

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Sheep: An excellent entry of over 500 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 17th 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 £93.50. Middleweight lambs sold from 361p to 369p per kilo for 22.5 kilos at £83.00 each. Store trade was a lot firmer to a top of 403p per kilo for 17 kilos at £68.50 each. Ewes sold to £100, ewes and lambs at foot sold to £210.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Cookstown Producer 2 Lambs 28kg at 93.50 =334p;Maghera Producer 4 Lambs 25.25kg at 87.50 = 347p;Portglenone Producer 15 Lambs 27kg at 86.80 =321p; Upperlands Producer 5 Lambs 26.5kg at 86.00; = 325p;Magherafelt Producer 10 Lambs 24.9kg at 85.80 =345p;Swatragh Producer 3 Lambs 26.5kg at 85.50 =323p;Moneymore Producer 29 Lambs 24.8kg at 85.00 = 343p.

Middleweight lambs: Kilrea Producer 18 Lambs 22.5kg at 83.00 =369p; Swatragh Producer 36 Lambs 23.5kg at 84.80 = 361p;Moneymore Producer 5 Dorset Lambs 23kg at 84.20 =366p Limavady Producer 11 Lambs 23kg at 84.00 = 365p;Coleraine Producer 19 Lambs 22.25kg at 82.00 = 364p.

Store lambs: Portglenone Producer 1 Lamb 17kg at 68.50 = 403p Kilrea Producer 13 Lambs 17.75kg at 71.00 =400p;Coleraine Producer 2 Lambs 18kg at 64.00 =356p ; Swatragh Producer 10 Lambs 18kg at 71.00 = 394p.

Ewes: Maghera Producer 2 Suffolks at 100.00; Draperstown Producer 2 Texels at 96.