Bullocks sell to £1,310 at Swatragh Mart

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Cattle: Swatragh Livestock Mart had an excellent show of good quality cattle for sale on Monday 28th August that was met with a flying trade and a super ring of buyers with some excellent prices.

The top price of £1,235 was paid for heifers and £1,310 was paid for bullocks.

Heifers selling to £1,135 for 458kg (2.48per kg), £920 for 400kg (£2.30 per kg.) £1,105 for 490kg (2.26per kg), £1,000 for 450kg (£2.22 per kg).

Bullocks selling to £1,090 for 476kg (£2.29 per kg). £1,070 for 474kg (£2.26 per kg). £1,070 for 476kg (£2.25 per kg). £1,165 for 532kg (£2.19 per kg).

Good lots of Continental cows with strong calves at foot making £1,470.

More quality stock needed to meet demand.

Heifers: Maghera producer 458kg, £1,135 (Charolais); 492kg, £1,035 (Charolais); 400kg, £920 (Limousin); 492kg, £1,035 (Limousin); 468kg, £1,050 (Limousin); 322kg, £750 (Limousin);490kg, £1,105 (Charolais); Maghera producer 476kg, £910 (Limousin); 450kg, £1,000 (Charolais); 510kg, £1,065 (Charolais); 596kg, £1,235 (Charolais); Garvagh producer 354kg, £575 (Charolais); 440kg, £790 (Simmental); Magherafelt producer 358kg, £650 (Charolais); 396kg, £670 (Simmental); Coleraine producer 298kg, £490 (Belgian Blue); 308kg, £440 (Hereford).

Bullocks: Maghera producer 532kg, £1,165 (Charolais); 566kg, £1,145 (Charolais); 474kg, £1,070 (Charolais); 512kg, £1,040 (Charolais); 456kg, £965 (Limousin); 476kg, £1,070 (Belgian Blue); 532kg, £950 (Limousin); 584kg, £1,175 (Limousin); 498kg, £1,045 (Limousin);476kg, £1,090 (Charolais); 552kg, £870 (Charolais); Garvagh producer 534kg, £1,170 (Limousin); 568kg, £1,135 (Limousin); 480kg; £1,040 (Limousin); 444kg, £810 (Charolais); Maghera producer 398kg, £750 (Simmental); Swatragh producer 622kg, £1,120 (Limousin), 500kg, £835 (Limousin); 440kg, £950 (Limousin); 496kg, £870 (Limousin); 386kg, £750 (Limousin); 530kg, £1,095 (Limousin); Garvagh producer 464kg, £850 (Limousin);696kg, £1,310 (Limousin); Garvagh producer 394kg, £915 (Simmental); 368kg, £800 (Charolais).

Sheep: An excellent show of 1,700 quality sheep were presented at the weekly sheep sale at Swatragh on Saturday 26th August 2017, witnessing top prices being paid. Over 400 fat ewes were highly sought after with a top price of £97.50 being paid. Over 1,300 lambs were presented, with many lots passing £87.00, and the top price of £90.00 being paid for several lots.

More stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices:

Lambs: Limavady producer 6 lambs 24.3kg at £90.00 = 370p; Maghera producer 1 lamb 30kg at £90.00 = 300p; Maghera producer 1 lamb 25.5kg at £90.00 = 353p; Maghera producer 2 lambs 24.5kg at £89.50 = 365p; Cookstown producer 7 lambs 26kg at £89.50 = 344p; Limavady producer 9 lambs 24.8kg at £89.50 = 361p; Maghera producer 6 lambs 24.5kg at £88.20 = 360p; Draperstown producer 2 lambs 24.5kg at £88.20 = 360p; Coleraine producer 6 lambs 25.5kg at £88.00 = 345p; Ballymena producer 6 lambs 24.5kg at £88.00 = 359p; Draperstown producer 10 lambs 24kg at £87.80 = 366p; Garvagh producer 1 lamb 24kg at £87.20 = 363p; Swatragh producer 7 lambs 26.5kg at £87.00 = 328p; Maghera producer 1 lamb 25kg at £87.00 = 348p; Maghera Producer 8 Lambs 23.5kg at £87.80 = 374p; 34 Lambs 21.3kg at £76.00 = 357p; Dungiven Producer 6 Lambs 23.3kg at £87.00 = 373p; Ballycastle producer 10 lambs 22.3kg at £80.00 = 359p; Draperstown producer 6 lambs 22kg at £79.50 = 361p; Gulladuff producer 4 lambs 22.5kg at £86.20 = 383p; Dungiven producer 13 lambs 22.3kg at £84.50 = 379p; Dungiven producer 13 lambs 22.3kg at £84.50 = 379p; Maghera producer 3 lambs 23.3kg at £86.00 = 369p; Cookstown producer 11 lambs 23kg at £86.50 = 370p; Maghera producer 25 lambs 23.4kg at £86.20 = 368p; Ballymoney producer 14 lambs 20.9kg at £75.50 = 361p; Magherafelt producer 5 lambs 23.4kg at £84.00 = 359p; Maghera producer 8 lambs 22.3kg at £84.20 = 378p; Garvagh producer 4 lambs 22.5kg at £85.50 = 380p; Garvagh producer 11 lambs 23.8kg at £87.20 = 366p; Limavady producer 18 lambs 22.75kg at £84.20 = 370p; Draperstown producer 15 lambs 22.4kg at £85.40 = 381p; Moneymore producer 3 lambs 22.3kg at £84.00 = 377p; Toomebridge producer 13 lambs 23.3kg at £86.40 = 371p; Garvagh producer 12 lambs 14kg at £56.00 = 400p; Maghera producer 14 lambs 17kg at £65.00 = 382p; Ballycastle producer 5 lambs 16kg at £62.80 = 393p; Maghera producer 7 lambs 17.5kg at £66.50 = 380p; Maghera producer 9 lambs 17.8kg at £64.50 = 362p; Garvagh producer 12 lambs 17.5kg at £66.00 = 377p; Maghera producer 5 lambs 13kg at £45.00 = 346p; Garvagh producer 12 lambs 17.5kg at £67.50 = 386p.

Sample ewe prices: Bellaghy producer 2 ewes at £97.50; Dungiven producer 13 ewes at £95.00; Kilrea producer 1 ewe at £90.00; Cookstown producer 7 ewes at £85.00.