MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle: A strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 27th July sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices,more quality stock is required to meet demand. Bullocks sold to £1,050 for 436kgs while heifers sold to £945 for 425kgs and fat cows to £770.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Swatragh producer 436kg, £1,050;528kg, £905; 454kg,£775; 526kg, £900; 464kg, £910; 442kg, £970; Omagh producer 358kg, £740; 330kg, £685; 316kg, £640; 356kg, £695; 310kg, £660; 356kg, £685; 364kg, £710; Maghera producer 520kg, £995; 372kg, £915; 460kg, £935; 410kg, £950; 414kg, £880; 308kg, £860; Swatragh producer 510kg, £1,000; 504kg, £925; 516kg, £940; Strabane producer 294kg; £660; 378kg, £725.

Heifers: Swatragh producer 425kg, £945; 420kg, £815; 388kg, £835, 452kg, £885; 374kg, £770; 408kg, £810; Strabane producer 398kg, £810.

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 820 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 25th July witnessed lamb trade similar to the previous week.Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £61.00 each to a top rate of £76.20. Ewes sold to £104.00 with ewes and lambs to £146.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Castledawson Producer 2 lambs 25kg at 76.20 = 305p; Cookstown producer 1 lamb 25kg at 66.20 =265p; Cookstown producer 7 lambs 28kg at 66.00 =236p; Limavady producer 7 lambs 23.25kg at 65.40 =281p; Dungiven producer 16 lambs 24kg at 63.40 =264p; Magherafelt producer 63 lamb 25kg at 65.00 =260p.

Middleweight lambs: Dungiven producer 23 lambs 22.25kg at 61.40 = 276p; Maghera producer 1 lamb 21kg at 61.60 =293p; Garvagh producer 7 lambs 21kg at 62.00 =295p; Limavady producer 5 lambs 22.75kg at 60.00 =264p.

Ewes: Garvagh producer 12 Texels at 104.00; Kilrea producer 2 Suffolks at 95.00.