MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle: A super entry of quality cattle at the British Blue and Blonde suckler calf show and sale on Monday 19th October sold very briskly with prices very buoyant, a heifer calf sold to £1,000 and a bullock calf sold to £1,020.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Maghera producer 450kg, £1,020; 432kg, £905; 526kg, £960; 434kg, £800; 436kg, £905; 332kg, £720; 356kg, £780; 362kg, £850; Maghera producer 442kg, £880; Swatragh producer 272kg, £660, 314kg, £750; 258kg, £460; 326kg, £680; 296kg, £600; Maghera producer 268kg, £590; 268kg, £395; 248kg, £500; 244kg, £340; Kilrea producer 314kg, £715; Swatragh producer 446kg, £910; 496kg, £825; 526kg, £1,005; 626kg, £1,060; 600kg, £1,070; 518kg, £960; 640kg, £900; 618kg, £950; 474kg, £870; 446kg, £715; 530kg, £970; Kilrea producer 334kg, £680; 276kg, £690 Toomebridge producer 373kg, £760; 414kg, £785; 370kg, £760; 332kg, £730; Randalstown producer 314kg, £735; Garvagh producer 384kg, £775; 394kg, £850; 366kg, £725; 362kg, £840; 366kg, £725; 346kg, £740; Garvagh producer 282kg, £655; 382kg, £555; 388kg, £755; 330kg, £650; 314kg, £660; Maghera producer 414kg, £890; 330kg, £830; 376kg, £870; 316kg, £730, 442kg, £890; 372kg, £800; Maghera producer 236kg, £625; 294kg, £760; 318kg, £760; 358kg, £790; Swatragh producer 262kg, £570; Coagh producer 190kg, £250; 300kg, £500; Swatragh producer 524kg, £905; 516kg, £900; 522kg, £850; 540kg, £760; Garvagh producer 322kg, £650; 316kg, £680; Garvagh producer 200kg, £340; Maghera producer 312kg, £700; 384kg, £720; 444kg, £915; 446kg, £855; Maghera producer 396kg, £860; 292kg, £655; 326kg, £685.

Heifers: Maghera producer 450kg, £1,060; 288kg, £680; 330kg, £700; 318kg, £740; 336kg, £825; 396kg, £855; 354kg, £675; 314kg, £660; 418kg, £895; 324kg, £760; Gulladuff producer 428kg, £810; Maghera producer 256kg, £585; 490kg, £875; 358kg, £730; 626kg, £985; 326kg, £660; 432kg, £815; 448kg, £880; 420kg, £820; Limavady producer 274kg, £850; Dungannon producer 316kg, £450; 300kg, £470; Maghera producer 406kg, £770; 386kg, £785; Swatragh producer 434kg, £640; Maghera producer 642kg, £1,050; Bellaghy producer 372kg, £780; 478kg, £870; 482kg, £900; 446kg, £905; 402kg, £755; 402kg, £820; 436kg, £830; 382kg, £745; 424kg, £790; 482kg, £950; 462kg, £740; 494kg, £855; Garvagh producer 274kg, £550; 204kg, £370; 382kg, £590; Maghera producer 232kg, £480; Swatragh producer 254kg, £400; 314kg, £805; Kilrea producer 326kg, £825; Swatragh producer 592kg, £850; 466kg, £815; 576kg, £980; 720kg, £990; 526kg, £910; Toomebridge producer 374kg, £620; Garvagh producer 288kg, £560, 306kg, £540; Maghera producer 460kg, £930; 440kg, £1,000; 404kg, £935; 428kg, £800; 298kg, £700; 392kg, £1,000.

Sheep: A very strong seasonal entry of 1,280 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 17th October witnessed another challenging lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £65.00 each to a top rate of £67.80. Middleweight lambs sold to £68.80 for 23.75kg while store lambs were very good and sold to £63.00 for 17.5kg, ewes sold to £84.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs; Desertmartin producer 3 lambs 25kg at 67.80 = 271p; Pomeroy producer 5 lambs 25.75kg at 67.20 =261p; Maghera producer 1 lamb 26kg at 66.00 =254p; Dungiven producer 7 lambs 28kg at 66.40 =237p.

Middleweight lambs: Maghera producer 2 lambs 23.75kg at 68.80 = 290p; Draperstown producer 13 lambs 23kg at 64.00 =278p; Magherafelt producer 8 lambs 22.25kg at 59.20 =266p; Maghera producer 24 lambs 22.25kg at 60.00 =270p.

Store lambs: Maghera producer 17 lambs 15kg at 51.00 =340p; Maghera producer 10 lambs 17.5kg at 63.00 = 360p; Draperstown producer 12 lambs 15.5kg at 44.80 =289p.

Ewes: Coagh producer 2 Suffolks at 84.00; Dungiven producer 2 Texels at 83.00.