MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle: A very good entry of quality cattle on Monday 23rd March sold to a very sharp with some exceptional prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand. Heifers selling to £1,005 for 470kg while bullocks sold to £1,040 for 630kgs.

Sample prices:

Heifers:

Swatragh Producer 470kg,£1,005;344kg,£810;412kg, £835; Maghera Producer416kg, £855;416kg,£855;348kg, £700;218kg,£490;246kg,£525;208kg,£430;268kg,£560;266kg,£585 Swatragh Producer;284kg, £605;236kg, £615;Maghera Producer 392kg, £750;424kg,£770;434kg,£770;272kg,£630;360kg, £880;376kg, £800;330kg,£680;Garvagh Producer 366kg, £700;350kg,£720;Draperstown Producer 358kg,£530;408kg,£800;288kg,£300;322kg,£775;324kg, £490;330kg, £445;Garvagh Producer 362kg, £605;426kg,£850;368kg,£800;Maghera Producer 296kg,£640;278kg, £655;276kg, £605;266kg, £640; 294kg,£710;Magherafelt Producer 444kg, £820.

Bullocks:

Maghera Producer 630kg, £1,040; 372kg,£885;342kg, £770;422kg,£930;396kg, £890;Garvagh Producer 518kg, £1,020;446kg, £975;458kg, £990;Garvagh Producer 410kg,£775; 460kg,£975;330kg,£865;372kg£920; 338kg,£850;Garvagh Producer 386kg,£800;Bellaghy Producer 462kg,£990;406kg,£900;Maghera Producer 286kg,£740. 272kg,£640;310kg,£775;366kg, £825;254kg, £560; 292kg, £745;Swatragh Producer 334kg, £775;462kg,£905;466kg,£975;350kg,£805;Magherafelt Producer 290kg,£640;272kg,£670;

Sheep: An excellent entry of over 1,000 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 21st March witnessed trade very strong in all categories. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £92.00 each to a top rate of £97.50. Middleweight lambs sold from 358p to 395p Per kilo for 22.75 kilos at £89.80 each. Store trade was a lot firmer to a top of 428p per kilo for 17 kilos at £72.80 each.Ewes sold to £123;Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £210.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs; Desertmartin Producer 1 Lamb 29kg at 97.50 =336p;Coleraine Producer 4 Lambs 27kg at 93.00 = 344p;Dungiven Producer 1 Lamb 27kg at 92.80 =344p; Portglenone Producer 8 Lambs 25.25kg at 92.80; = 368p; Cookstown Producer 4 Lambs 24.5kg at 92.20 =376p; Castledawson Producer 7 Lambs 25kg at 92.20 =369p;Maghera Producer 35 Lambs 25.25kg at 92.00 = 364p;

Middleweight lambs:

Maghera Producer 8 Lambs 23.25kg at 88.20 = 379p.Belfast Producer 4 Lambs 23.5kg at 86.50 =368p; Belfast Producer 1 Lamb 24kg at 87.40 = 364p; Belfast Producer 2 Lambs 23kg at 86.00 =374p;Portglenone Producer 3 Lambs 22kg at 83.50 = 380p.

Store lambs:

Maghera Producer 2 Lambs 17kg at 84.00 =494p Desertmartin Producer 2 Lambs 17kg at 56.00 =329p Kilrea Producer 10 Lambs 16kg at 60.00 =375p; Maghera Producer 15 Lambs 15.5kg at 57.20 = 369p.

Ewes: Maghera Producer 1 Suffolk at 123.00 ;Draperstown Producer 2 Texels at 121.