MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle: A super entry of quality cattle at Cattle: A super entry of quality cattle at the Limousin suckler calf show and sale on Monday 12th October sold very briskly with prices very buoyant, a heifer calf sold to £1,640 and a bullock calf sold to £1,065.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Maghera producer 530kg, £1,065; 386kg, £870; 328kg, £690; 306kg, £540; 314kg, £685; 296kg, £670; Maghera producer 434kg, £865; Maghera producer 386kg, £790; Garvagh producer 368kg, £710; 392kg, £815; Maghera producer 304kg, £645; 332kg £700; 412kg, £680; 310kg, £645; 270kg, £640; 312kg, £715; 238kg, £625; 272kg, £650; Swatragh producer 414kg, £850; Portglenone producer 324kg, £640; Garvagh producer 442kg, £840; 410kg, £810; Garvagh producer 338kg, £620; 266kg, £630; Limavady producer 428kg, £795; 380kg, £640; Swatragh producer 280kg, £685; 272kg, £620; 312kg, £730; 344kg, £800; Swatragh producer 272kg, £695; 342kg, £830, 278kg, £655; 280kg, £650; 264kg, £710; 434kg, £1,005; Gulladuff producer 318kg, £765; 284kg, £700; 300kg, £685; 346kg, £800; Dungiven producer 260kg, £655; 290kg, £695; Limavady producer 222kg, £575; 396kg, £750; 250kg, £655; 288kg, £720; 260kg, £640; 266kg, £660; 254kg, £655; 392kg, £815; 340kg, £600; 430kg, £850; 310kg, £720; 392kg, £725; 360kg, £700; Maghera producer 446kg, £965; Dunloy Farms 290kg, £880; Garvagh producer 260kg, £750; 314kg, £880; Garvagh producer 318kg, £630; 238kg, £655; 290kg, £600; 280kg, £720; 312kg, £720; Swatragh producer 306kg, £790; 362kg, £830; 420kg, £400; 238kg, £735; 264kg, £500; 316kg, £700; 312kg, £650; 302kg, £655; 280kg, £750; 254kg, £640; Dungannon producer 352kg, £935; 404kg, £980; Cookstown producer 296kg, £500; 394kg, £800; 362kg, £780; Maghera producer 292kg, £740; 286kg, £695; Maghera producer 476kg, £995; 412kg, £870; Maghera producer 428kg, £870.

Heifers: Dunloy producer 292kg, £1,640; Portglenone producer 262kg, £770; Limavady producer 418kg, £675; 380kg, £775; Swatragh producer 496kg, £1,035; 502kg, £1,055; Swatragh producer 270kg, £540; 296kg, £630; Swatragh producer 376kg, £645; 408kg, £725; Gulladuff producer 320kg, £740; 292kg, £775; Dungiven producer 376kg, £1,005; 302kg, £705; Maghera producer 344kg, £785; 374kg, £1,050; Garvagh producer 260kg, £630; 214kg, £630; Garvagh producer 410kg, £860; 442kg, £910; 356kg, £680; 358kg, £570; 340kg, £590; 342kg, £685; Garvagh producer 290kg, £600; Magherafelt producer 446kg, £725; Cookstown producer 272kg, £640; 302kg, £490; 238kg, £415; Maghera producer 326kg, £805; Maghera producer 314kg, £670; Maghera producer 348kg, £810; 416kg, £810; 394kg, £800; 472kg, £1,025; 316kg, £680; 320kg, £745; 402kg, £710; 426kg, £875; Maghera producer 300kg, £725; 300kg, £725; Claudy producer 266kg, £645; 458kg, £1,050; 366kg, £760; 366kg, £870; 260kg, £640; 444kg, £1,060; 274kg, £620; 246kg, £640; Limavady producer 224kg, £630; 284kg, £770; 314kg, £990, 252kg, £900, 276kg, £670; 274kg, £705; 270kg, £645; 242kg, £665; Garvagh producer 398kg, £840; 320kg, £750; Swatragh producer 494kg, £1,045; 554kg, £880; 526kg, £940; Swatragh producer 410kg, £895; Swatragh producer 418kg, £795; 458kg, £900; Maghera producer 434kg, £890; 390kg, £855; 500kg, £935; 438kg, £940; 462kg, £880; 394kg, £895; 430kg, £850; 532kg, £1,045; 452kg, £900; 374kg, £765.

Sheep: A very strong seasonal entry of 1,080 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 10th October witnessed another challenging lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £65.00 each to a top rate of £68.00, middleweight lambs sold to £62.00 for 23kg while store lambs were very good and sold to £47.00 for 15kg, ewes sold to £100.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Magherafelt producer 1 lamb 28kg at 68.00 = 243p; Coleraine producer 8 lambs 26kg at 67.00 =258p; Maghera producer 3 lambs 25kg at 66.00 =264p; Maghera producer 7 lambs 25kg at 65.00 =260p.

Middleweight lambs: Cookstown producer 5 lambs 23kg at 62.00 = 270p; Upperlands producer 7 lambs 22.5kg at 60.00 =267p; Maghera producer 11 lambs 21kg at 60.20 =287p; Coleraine producer 15 lambs 22kg at 60.00 =273p.

Store lambs: Maghera producer 3 lambs 15kg at 47.00 =313p; Maghera producer 10 lambs 17.5kg at 52.00 = 297p; Kilrea producer 7 lambs 17kg at 53.50 =315p.

Ewes: Cookstown producer 2 Suffolks at 100.00; Kilrea producer 2 Texels at 97.00.