MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle: A super entry of quality cattle at the Charolais suckler calf show and sale on Monday 5th October sold very, very briskly with prices very buoyant; more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Swatragh producer 550kg, £1,150; 550kg, £1,135; 474kg, £940; 486kg, £1,040; 406kg, £860; 304kg, £840; 388kg, £865; Swatragh producer 482kg, £890; 426kg, £980; 418kg, £925; 426kg, £980; 358kg, £910; 460kg, £1,080; 524kg, £1,040; 480kg, £975; 434kg, £920; 404kg, £925; 468kg, £1,080; 412kg, £940; Garvagh producer 348kg, £920; 300kg, £740; 270kg, £725; 248kg, £680; 222kg, £660; 308kg, £710; 230kg, £615; 228kg, £695; 290kg, £700; 220kg, £565; Dungiven producer 380kg, £790; 412kg, £900; 370kg, £895, 440kg, £965; 430kg, £940; 374kg, £900; 404kg, £880; 340kg, £770; 430kg, £960; 340kg, £890;450kg, £950; 516kg, £1,025; 392kg, £840; 386kg, £850; Limavady producer 228kg, £640; Maghera producer 366kg, £815; 366kg, £830; 296kg, £680; Swatragh producer 272kg, £690; 430kg, £900; 258kg, £630; 270kg, £680; 206kg, £560, 436kg, £810; 278kg, £705; 228kg, £618; 270kg, £715; 274kg, £725; 294kg, £730; 280kg, £725; 280kg, £700; Garvagh producer 348kg, £750; 258kg, £570; 346kg, £770; 388kg, £850; Maghera producer 284kg, £755; 312kg, £740; Swatragh producer 336kg, £775; 386kg, £900; 332kg, £805; 336kg, £775; Garvagh producer 358kg, £730; 288kg, £765; 342kg, £790; 230kg, £560; 338kg, £755; 304kg, £695; 302kg, £700; Dungiven producer 356kg, £870; 436kg, £985; 384kg, £900; 414kg, £865; 422kg, £890; 400kg, £850; 430kg, £940; 386kg, £925; 318kg, £840; 418kg, £890; 364kg, £600; 400kg, £760; Kilrea producer 352kg, £660; 270kg, £690; Maghera producer 452kg, £1,000; 524kg, £1,050; 470kg, £950; 446kg, £980; 480kg, £1,040; 436kg, £1,000; 478kg, £1,045; 480kg, £995; 478kg, £1,005; 428kg, £950; 538kg, £985; 552kg, £1,060; 466kg, £890; 452kg, £950; 452kg, £1,005; 504kg, £1,005; 432kg, £955; 506kg, £1,035; 516kg, £1,000; 464kg, £960; 562kg, £1,135, 534kg, £1,080; 464kg, £950;478kg, £950; 496kg, £1,040; 504kg, £970;Garvagh producer 292kg, £710; 324kg, £725; Maghera producer 532kg, £950; 440kg, £850; 408kg, £910; 360kg, £760, 448kg, £960; 424kg, £930; 340kg, £830; 324kg, £870; 330kg, £795; 380kg, £955; 358kg, £900; 360kg, £900; 352kg, £805; 330kg, £880; Maghera producer 346kg, £910; 334kg, £735; 418kg, £860; 328kg,£790; 432kg, £885; 304kg, £895; 438kg, £935; Maghera producer 350kg, £960; Carnlough producer 454kg, £940.

Heifers: Swatragh producer 506kg, £1,050; 484kg, £900; 500kg, £890; 458kg, £900; 410kg, £770; 456kg, £940; 384kg, £870; Dungiven producer 420kg, £900; 358kg, £765; 332kg, £640; 432kg, £775; 386kg, £755; 428kg, £910; Limavady producer 266kg, £370; 282kg, £440; Garvagh producer 484kg, £940; 444kg, £1,000; 374kg, £820; 360kg, £740; 544kg, £950; 320kg, £705; 340kg, £675; 426kg, £790; 354kg, £680; 352kg, £685; Maghera producer 350kg, £920; Swatragh producer 374kg, £695; 334kg, £680; 330kg, £665; Garvagh producer 256kg, £530; Garvagh producer 438kg, £855; Kilrea producer 288kg, £475; 242kg, £535; 304kg, £510; Maghera producer 338kg, £695; 384kg, £785; 322kg, £780; 310kg, £645; 322kg, £690; 308kg, £820; Gortin producer 396kg, £740; Swatragh producer 282kg, £425; 248kg, £520; 294kg, £525; 252kg, £495; 246kg, £495; 252kg, £540; 328kg, £480; 250kg, £500; 216kg,£400; 246kg, £485; 288kg, £440, 230kg, £535; Swatragh producer 388kg, £860; 460kg, £850; 428kg, £855; 288kg, £615; 242kg, £590; 428kg, £500; 278kg, £610; 276kg, £700; 330kg, £620; 250kg, £805; Garvagh producer 482kg, £895; 488kg, £835; 446kg, £800; 430kg, £800; 500kg, £850; Maghera producer 460kg, £835; 406kg, £770; 558kg, £850; 456kg, £890; 326kg, £675; 324kg, £695; 302kg,£705; 258kg, £515; 344kg, £820; 496kg, £925; 444kg, £895; 522kg, £995; Swatragh producer 354kg, £750; 516kg, £840; 444kg,£825; 468kg, £850; 404kg, £690; Maghera producer 408kg, £890; 300kg, £630; 406kg, £835; 322kg, £640; 432kg, £885; 358kg, £870; Maghera producer 452kg, £965; 438kg, £890.

Sheep: An exceptional strong seasonal entry of 1,280 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 3rd October witnessed a challenging lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £64.00 each to a top rate of £65.00. Middleweight lambs sold to £59.20 for 22.5kg while store lambs were very good and sold to £52.50 for 15kg. Ewes sold to £100.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Maghera producer 1 lamb 25kg at 65.00 = 260p; Ballymena producer 24 lambs 24kg at 65.00 =271p; Magherafelt producer 1 lamb 25kg at 65.00 =260p; Maghera producer 6 lambs 24kg at 64.60 =269p.

Middleweight lambs: Maghera producer 5 lambs 22kg at 59.20 = 269p; Kilrea producer 6 lambs 23kg at 60.00 =261p; Draperstown producer 6 lambs 22kg at 58.00 =264p; Coleraine producer 6 lambs 23kg at 62.00 =270p.

Store lambs: Garvagh producer 12 lambs 15kg at 52.50 =350p; Maghera producer 10 lambs 16kg at 52.00 = 325p; Kilrea producer 10 lambs 17.5kg at 51.00 =291p.

Ewes: Draperstown producer 2 Suffolks at 100.00; Dungiven producer 2 Texels at 98.00.