Super entry of quality cattle at Swatragh

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Cattle: A super entry of quality cattle on Monday 14th March met a flying trade with some exceptional prices.

More quality stock required to meet demand.

Heifers selling to £955 for 466kg with bullocks selling to £1,160 for 582kgs.

Sample prices:

Heifers: Swatragh producer; 466kg £955; 430kg, £870; 446kg, £900; 338kg, £690; Ballyronan producer 408kg, £780; 402kg, £780; 434kg, £700; 392kg, £745; 384kg, £700; 444kg, £890; 422kg, £685; 410kg, £670; 368kg, £720; 278kg, £575; 260kg, £505; 464kg, £785; 354kg, £695; 376kg, £670; 320kg, £590; 266kg, £490; 272kg, £620; 288kg, £550; 258kg, £535; Portglenone producer 318kg, £650; 372kg, £765; Toome producer 364kg, £680; Portglenone producer 306kg, £575; Maghera producer 256kg, £560; 298kg, £610; 226kg, £415; 286kg, £610; 230kg, £500; Garvagh producer 348kg, £720; 338kg, £655; 390kg, £725; 362kg, £685; 374kg, £680.

Bullocks: Swatragh producer 582kg, £1,160; 526kg, £925; 562kg, £1,045; 520kg, £1,000; 504kg, £1,025; 510kg, £1,075; Ballyronan producer 436kg, £795; 532kg, £900; 494kg, £910; 492kg, £1,020; 388kg, £725; 416kg, £775; 418kg, £840; 402kg, £780; 374kg, £690; 294kg, £640; 342kg, £695; 280kg, £610; 268kg, £510; 342kg, £605; 336kg, £630; 286kg, £450; 360kg, £680; 310kg, £680; 338kg, £625; Maghera producer 450kg, £905; 510kg, £1,030; 546kg, £1,050; 496kg, £1,010; 530kg, £940; 622kg, £1,095; 540kg, £1,000; 494kg, £890; Garvagh producer 400kg, £930; 368kg, £840; Portglenone producer 386kg, £800; 360kg, £875; 456kg, £825; 310kg, £660; 422kg, £885; Maghera producer 540kg, £975; 530kg, £875; 598kg, £1,130; Swatragh producer 332kg, £825; Bellaghy producer 468kg, £955; 462kg, £930; Donemana producer 256kg, £550; 296kg, £675; Bellaghy producer 233kg, £520.

Sheep: A very strong seasonal entry of 855 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 12th March witnessed a good solid lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £91.00 each to a top rate of £92.50. Middleweight lambs sold to £82.50 for 23kg while store lambs were very strong and sold to £68.60 for 18.5kg. Ewes sold to £84.50 while ewes and lambs sold to £167.00.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Kilrea producer 16 lambs 27kg at 92.50 = 343p; Kilrea producer 15 lambs 25kg at 92.20 = 369p; Garvagh producer 2 lambs 28.5kg at 92.00 = 323p; Omagh producer 3 lambs 30kg at 92.00 =307p; Maghera producer 3 lamb 26kg at 91.20 =351p.

Middleweight lambs: Garvagh producer 20 lambs 23kg at 82.50 =359p; Garvagh producer 20 lambs 21.25kg at 76.00 = 358p; Feeny producer 9 lambs 22kg at 75.50 = 343p; Magherafelt producer 3 lambs 21.5kg at 75.00 = 349p.

Store lambs: Maghera producer 20 lambs 18.5kg at 68.60 = 3.71p, Coleraine producer 7 lambs 16kg at 52.20 =326p; Coleraine producer 18 lambs 14.5kg at 54.80 = 378p.

Ewes: Maghera producer 1 Texel at 84.50; Coleraine producer 1 Texel at 83.00.