Buyers pay top prices at Swatragh

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Cattle: A smaller entry of good quality cattle on Monday, 28th November, with an excellent ring of buyers, giving top prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand.

A small entry of Heifers selling from £370 to £755; Young Heifers selling at 214kg for £370 (£1.73 per kg) and top Heifers selling to £755 for 414kg (£1.82 per kg), Bullocks selling from £535 to £970; Young Bullocks from £640 for 238kg (£2.69 per kg), £700 for 292kg (£2.40 per kg) and Bullocks selling to £970 for 470kgs (£2.06 per kg).

Heifers: Swatragh Producer 404kg, £690; 414kg, £685; 414kg, £755; Portglenone Producer 214kg, £370.

Bullocks: Swatragh Producer 470kg, £970; 454kg, £955; Maghera Producer 310kg, £665; 308kg, £660; 302kg, £535; Portglenone Producer 364kg, £735; 292kg, £700; 238kg, £640; Limavady Producer 332kg, £635; 346kg, £660; 284kg, £600.

Sheep:

Saturday 3rd December witnessed a smaller show of 800 quality sheep at our weekly Mart. Heavy lambs sold well in excess of £84.00 each to a top rate of £85.80. Middleweight lambs sold to £81.50, Store Lambs sold to £68.50, Fat Ewes sold at £79.00 and a Dorset Ewe with 2 lambs sold for £182.00. More stock required to meet the demand.

Sample Prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Maghera Producer 10 Lambs 24.5kg at £85.80 = 350p; Ahoghill Producer 39 Lambs 26kg at £85.80 = 330p; Kilrea Producer 35 Lambs 24.9kg at £84.60 = 340p; Draperstown Producer 11 Lambs 24.25kg at £82.20 = 339p; Portglenone Producer 4 Lambs 22.75kg at £79.00 = 347p; 9 lambs 24kg at £85.00 = 354p; Magherafelt Producer 11 Lambs 24kg at £80.00 =333p.

Middleweight Lambs: Maghera Producer 6 Lambs 23kg at £81.50 = 354p; Portglenone Producer 8 Lambs 23.25kg at £81.00 =348p; Maghera Producer 7 Lambs 20.5kg at £74.50 =363p; 15 lambs 22.4kg = £78.80 = 352p; Moneymore Producer 6 Lambs 22kg at £74.00 =336p; Coleraine Producer 3 lambs 20kg at £71.00 = 355p; Garvagh Producer 24 lambs 21.5kg at £76.00 = 353p; Kilrea Producer 8 lambs 19kg at £69.50 =366p; Coleraine Producer 6 lambs 21.5kg at £76.00 = 353p; Claudy Producer 12 lambs 22.9kg at £79.00 = 345p; Draperstown Producer 9 lambs 21kg at £73.00 = 348p; Randalstown Producer 9 lambs 23.25kg at £79.20 = 340p; Portglenone Producer 9 lambs 22.5kg at £78.80 = 350p; Magherafelt Producer 10 lambs 21kg at £76.20 = 363p.

Store Lambs: Maghera Producer 2 lambs 18kg at £68.50 = 381p; Dungannon Producer 26 Lambs 17.25kg £64.50 = 374p; Claudy Producer 6 Lambs 18.25kg at £67.00 = 367p; Moneymore Producer 5 lambs 16kg at £55.00 = 344p; Cookstown Producer 7 lambs 16.5kg at £60.00 = 364p; Coleraine Producer 6 lambs 14kg at £49.50 = 354p; Dungiven Producer 17 Lambs 14.5kg at £55.00 = 379p; Garvagh Producer 13 lambs 18kg at £67.20= 373p; Draperstown Producer 7 lambs 16.75kg at £65.00 = 388p; 7 lambs 17.5kg at £67.00 = 383p; Strabane Producer 6 lambs 17kg at £58.00 = 341p; Draperstown Producer 2 lambs 13kg at £50.00 = 385p.

Ewes; Coleraine Producer 2 Texels at £79.00.