MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle: Please note that the next cattle sale is Monday 20th July at 11am.

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 850 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 11th July witnessed lamb trade a lot better than the previous week. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £70.00 each to a top rate of £73.80. Ewes sold to £99.00 with ewes and lambs selling to £160.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Dungiven Producer 4 Lambs 28kg at 73.80 = 264p; Magherafelt Producer 2 Lambs 24kg at 72.00 =300p; Draperstown Producer 38 Lambs 25kg at 71.00 =284p; Garvagh Producer 7 Lambs 24.25kg at 71.00 =293p;Cullybackey Producer 4 Lambs 26kg at 70.50 =271p; Kilrea Producer 23 Lambs 24.5kg at 70.00 =286p.

Middleweight lambs: Magherafelt Producer 15 Lambs 23.5kg at 72.20 = 307p; Swatragh Producer 25 Lambs 23.25kg at 71.80 =309p;Dungiven Producer 14 Lambs 23kg at 71.00 =309p; Swatragh Producer 8 Lambs 22.5kg at 71.40 =317p; Draperstown Producer 15 Lambs 21kg at 67.50 =321p.

Ewes: Kilrea Producer 2 Texels at 99.00; Draperstown Producer 1 Suffolk at 92.00.