Pens of heavy lambs sell in excess of £83.00 each at Swatragh

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Sheep: Another super entry of 985 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 9th July witnessed a very good lamb trade.

Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £83.00 each to a top rate of £85.00, middleweight lambs sold to £82.60 for 23.25kg, store lambs sold to £54.50 for 15kg, ewes sold to £80.00 with over 150 on offer.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Limavady producer 14 lambs 25kg at £85.00 =340p; Rasharkin producer 1 lamb 25kg at £85.00 = 340p; Limavady producer 5 lambs 25kg at 85.00 = 340p; Coleraine producer 8 lambs 25kg at 84.80 =339p; Kilrea producer 23 lambs 24.5kg at 84.00 = 343p.

Middleweight lambs: Kilrea producer 9 lambs 23.25kg at 82.60 = 355p; Kilrea producer 15 lambs 23.5kg at 82.80 = 352p; Coleraine producer 7 lambs 23kg at 82.00 = 357p; Swatragh producer 11 lambs 23kg at 81.80 = 356p; Tobermore producer 6 lambs 21.5kg at 80.00 = 372p.

Store lambs: Dungiven producer 22 lambs 15kg £54.50 = 363p, Dungiven producer 23 lambs 15kg at £52.50 = 350p, Limavady producer 1 lambs 17kg at £61.00 = 359p.

Ewes: Maghera producer 1 Suffolk at 80.00.