Super entry of sheep at Swatragh

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A super entry of 905 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 26th March witnessed a good solid lamb trade.

Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £92.00 each to a top rate of £96.50. Middleweight lambs sold to £92.50 for 21.25kg, Store Lambs sold to £68.00 for 18kg, Spring Lambs sold to £91.00, Ewes sold to £119.00, while Ewes and Lambs sold to £175.00.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs; Garvagh Producer 6 Lambs 26.5kg at 96.50 = 364p; Castledawson Producer 6 Lambs 26kg at 96.50 =371p; Swatragh Producer 3 Lambs 29.5kg at 93.00 =315p; Garvagh Producer 1 Lamb 26kg at 92.00 =354p; Magherafelt Producer 2 Lambs 26.5kg at 92.00 =347p.

Middleweight Lambs: Maghera Producer 3 Lambs 21.25kg at 92.50 =435p;Limavady Producer 4 Lambs 23.25kg at 90.00 = 387p; Kilrea Producer 4 Lambs 22.25kg at 88.50 =398p;Kilrea Producer 8 Lambs 23kg at 88.00 =383p.

Store Lambs: Bushmills Producer 2 Lambs 18kg at 68.00 =377p;Limavady Producer 6 Lambs 17.25kg at 62.50 = 362p.

Ewes: Stewartstown Producer 1 Texel at 119.00.

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.

Producer incentive: £100 Farmware Supplies Voucher to be won every month at both Sheep and Cattle Marts.

April sponsor: O’Kane Agri Contracts