Quality cattle on offer at Swatragh

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A seasonal entry of quality cattle at Swatragh on Monday 8th June sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices.

More quality stock is required to meet demand. Heifers selling to £795 for 402kg while Bullocks sold to £1,105 for 510kgs with Fat Cows selling to £655.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Swatragh Producer 510kg,£1,105;518kg,£1,060;554kg, £1,000; 590kg,£1,165; 572kg,£1,085;636kg,£1,200.

Heifers: Swatragh Producer 402kg,£795;400kg, £750;Garvagh Producer 498kg,£890;474kg,£805.

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 950 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 6th June witnessed trade very strong in a number of categories. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £79.00 each to a top rate of £81.20.,Ewes sold to £104.50;

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Toomebridge Producer 4 Lambs 26.25kg at 81.20 = 309p; Limavady Producer 2 Lambs 27kg at 81.00 =300p; Coagh Producer 2 Lambs 29kg at 80.50 =278p; Draperstown Producer 3 Lambs 25.5kg at 80.20 =315p.

Middleweight Lambs: Upperlands Producer 12 Lambs 22kg at 75.00 = 341p; Swatragh Producer 20 Lambs 23.5kg at 75.00 =319p; Limavady Producer 12 Lambs 22.25kg at 75.20 =338p; Dunloy Producer 9 Lambs 22.5kg at 73.60 =327p.

Ewes: Ballymoney Producer 7 Texels at 104.50; Dungannon Producer 11 Suffolks at 94.50;

PAYMENT ON THE DAY

Producer Incentive: There will be £100 Northern Counties Farmware Store Voucher to be won every month at both the Sheep and Cattle Marts.

Cattle Sale – Every animal sold will guarantee one entry into monthly draw

Sheep Sale – Every 10 sheep sold will guarantee one entry into monthly draw