Marts: Swatragh

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Cattle: A strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 3rd August sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices,more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Bullocks sold to £1,260 for 660kgs while heifers sold to £890 for 418kgs.

Sample prices: Bullocks - Swatragh Producer 660kg, £1,260; 566kg, £1,170;Swatragh Producer 476kg, £900; 482kg, £975; 446kg, £915; 522kg, £965; 506kg, £900; 5600kg, £960; Garvagh Producer 330kg, £640; 380kg, £820; 334kg, £785; 330kg, £700; 350kg, £665; Swatragh Producer 474kg, £1,090; 440kg, £880; 452kg, £940; 472kg, £900; Swatragh Producer 368kg, £740; 638kg, £1,150; 628kg, £1,200; Swatragh Producer 388kg, £810; 494kg, £995.

Heifers: Bushmills Producer 370kg, £730; 358kg, £780; Swatragh Producer 448kg, £890 368kg, £750.

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 1,220 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 1st August witnessed lamb trade similar to the previous week.Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £64.00 each to a top rate of £65.50. Ewes sold to £106.00.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Cookstown Producer 5 Lambs 27kg at 65.50 = 243p; Swatragh Producer 1 Lamb 25kg at 65.00 =260p; Portglenone Producer 17 Lambs 29kg at 65.00 =224p; Ballymena Producer 13 Lambs 25.5kg at 65.00 =255p; Kilrea Producer 15 Lambs 22kg at 64.00 =291p; Maghera Producer 14 Lambs 24kg at 64.00 =.

Middleweight lambs: Garvagh Producer 8 Lambs 23.25kg at 61.00 = 262p; Maghera Producer 8 Lambs 23.25kg at 59.20 =255p; Antrim Producer 2 Lambs 23.5kg at 59.00 =251p; Gulladuff Producer 8 Lambs 22.25kg at 58.00 =261p.

Ewes: Garvagh Producer 12 Texels at 106.00; Draperstown Producer 2 Suffolks at 95.00.