MARTS: Swatragh

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A good entry of Quality cattle on Monday 26th January sold very firmly with a sharp trade Heifers selling to £720 for 320kgs while bullocks sold to £900 for 374kgs.

Sample prices:

Heifers: Kilrea Producer 320kg,£720; 360kg, £690; 328kg, £670;306kg, £645;370kg, £790;Swatragh Producer 294kg,£635;290kg, £630;330kg, £670; 308kg, £605;Swatragh Producer 254kg, £550;288kg, £630; 276kg, £550;206kg, £540;

Bullocks: Swatragh Producer 374kg,£900; 420kg, £830; Garvagh Producer 390kg, £885; 372kg, £845;332kg, £815;304kg, £785;326kg, £690; Magherafelt Producer 300kg, £795; 388kg,£855;Swatragh Producer 268kg,£705;298kg, £680; 262kg, £670;312kg,£745;Swatragh Producer 300kg, £640;

Fat cows: Ranged from £700 to £760.

Sheep: An excellent entry of over 600 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 24th January sold very sharply with trade very strong in all categories. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £90 each to a top rate of £94.50. Middleweight lambs sold from 360p to 383p Per kilo for 20.5 kilos at £78.50 each. Store trade was a lot firmer to a top of 431p per kilo for 17.25 kilos at £74.40 each.Ewes sold to £100, Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £208.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Ballyronan Producer 9 Lambs 27.5kg at 94.50 =344p;Garvagh Producer 1 Lamb 28kg at 93.00 = 332p;Draperstown Producer 10 Lambs 26.5kg at 92.80 =350p; Draperstown Producer 17 Lambs 26.75kg at 92.80; = 347p;Draperstown Producer 2 Lambs 25kg at 92.00 =368p;Ballymoney Producer 6 Lambs 24.5kg at 92.00 =376p;Maghera Producer 10 Lambs 23kg at 91.50 = 398p.

Middleweight lambs: Swatragh Producer 13 Lambs 20.5kg at 78.50 = 383p; Garvagh Producer 8 Lambs 22.5kg at 84.20 =374p;Swatragh Producer 2 Lambs 23.5kg at 86.80 =369p Portglenone Producer 6 Lambs 20.25kg at 73.00 = 360p;Coleraine Producer 7 Lambs 21.75kg at 78.50 = 361p.

Store lambs: Garvagh Producer 7 Lambs 17.25kg at 74.40 = 431p Garvagh Producer 11 Lambs 19.25kg at 79.00 =410p;Garvagh Producer 7 Lambs 18.5kg at 75.50 =408p ; Maghera Producer 12 Lambs 19kg at 77.00 = 405p.

Ewes: Kilrea Producer 2 Suffolks at 100.00 ;Dungiven Producer 2 Texels at 99.