Super entry of quality cattle at Swatragh

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Another super entry of quality cattle on Monday, 23rd May met a flying trade with a good ring of buyers with some very good prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling to £800 for 356kg (£2.25 per kg), with Bullocks selling to £665 for 266kgs ( £2.50 per kg) with Fat Cows selling to £940.

Sample prices;

Heifers: Swatragh Producer 356kg £800; 396kg, £820; 378kg, £725; 368kg, £760; 456kg, £965; 340kg, £740; 484kg, £980; 334kg, £720; 340kg, £780; 410kg £850; 396kg £890; 388kg, £700; 324kg, £710; Garvagh Producer 290kg,£580; Feeny Producer 588kg, £960;Toomebridge Producer 332kg,£620;316kg,£570;368kg,£700;324kg,£620; Maghera Producer 324kg,£550;338kg,£565;

Bullocks: Maghera Producer 266kg, £655; 546kg, £990; 488kg, £950; 324kg £660; 332kg, £720; 314kg, £715; 342kg, £625; 320kg, £680; Magherafelt Producer 414kg, £580; 362kg, £570; 436kg, £615; Coagh Producer 294kg, £680; 288kg, £650; Coagh Producer 288kg £570; 300kg, £690; 276kg, £660; Garvagh Producer 460kg,£975; 438kg, £900 428kg, £890; 442kg, £970; 428kg, £910; 440kg £880; Toomebridge Producer 406kg, £855; Maghera Producer 330kg, £535; 308kg, £640; 404kg, £755; 398kg, £745; 382kg, £805; Portglenone Producer 602kg, £1,055; 532kg, £1,015; 542kg, £1,090; Limavady Producer 528kg, £850; 344kg, £655; 370kg £700; 350kg, £755; 360kg, £500; 406kg, £750; Magherafelt Producer 410kg, £565; 378kg, £530; 392kg, £500; 362kg, £500; 432kg, £565; 382kg, £450; Toomebridge Producer 384kg, £790; 376kg, £795; 366kg, £760.

Another super entry of 935 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday, 21st May witnessed a very solid lamb trade. Several pens of lambs sold well in excess of £83 each to a top rate of £86.50, Ewes sold to £85.00, while Ewes and Lambs sold to £205.00.

Sample prices:

Lambs; Garvagh Producer 2 Lambs 24.5kg at 86.50 =353p; Cookstown Producer 5 Lambs 23kg at 85.00 = 370p; Bellaghy Producer 1 Lambs 25kg at 84.00 = 336p;Coleraine Producer 10 Lambs 23.9kg at 84.00 =351p; Magherafelt Producer 8 Lambs 24.5kg at 83.50 = 341p; Swatragh Producer 10 Lambs 23kg at 83.00 = 361p.

Ewes: Maghera Producer 1 Texel at 85.00; Coagh Producer 2 Texels at 83.00.

Payment on the day