MARTS: Swatragh

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Sheep: An excellent entry of over 800 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 31st January sold very sharply with trade very strong in all categories.

Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £87 each to a top rate of £92.00. Middleweight lambs sold from 346p to 385p Per kilo for 19.5 kilos at £75.00 each. Store trade was a lot firmer to a top of 400p per kilo for 18.25 kilos at £73.00 each.Ewes sold to £106, Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £252.

Sample prices: Heavyweight Lambs; Swatragh Producer 1 Lamb 28kg at 92.00 =329p;Garvagh Producer 7 Lambs 28kg at 90.00 = 321p;Moneymore Producer 1 Lamb 28kg at 90.00 =321p; Draperstown Producer 19 Lambs 26kg at 90.00; = 346p Kilrea Producer 10 Lambs 25kg at 88.50 =354p;Ballymoney Producer 16 Lambs 25kg at 87.50 =350p;Maghera Producer 25 Lambs 25.25kg at 87.00 = 345p.

Middleweight lambs: Draperstown Producer 13 Lambs 19.5kg at 75.00 =385p Coagh Producer 12 Lambs 22.25kg at 81.00 = 360p; Garvagh Producer 18 Lambs 20.5kg at 71.00 =346p;Draperstown Producer 5 Lambs 21.5kg at 75.00 = 349p.

Store lambs: Coleraine Producer 5 Dorset Lambs 18.25kg at 73.00 =400p Garvagh Producer 1 Lamb 17kg at 63.50 = 374p Garvagh Producer 4 Lambs 18kg at 72.00 =400p;Maghera Producer 5 Lambs 17.25kg at 63.00 = 365p.

Ewes: Coagh Producer 2 Suffolks at 106.00; Draperstown Producer 2 Texels at 101.