Heifers selling from £370 to £660 at Swatragh Mart

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Cattle: A smaller entry of good quality cattle on Monday 21st November with an excellent ring of buyers, giving top prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling from £370 to £660; 282kg for £645 (£2.28 per kg) and selling to £660 for 432kg (£1.53 per kg), bullocks selling from £570 to £735; young bullocks from £620 for 256kg (£2.42 per kg) and bullocks selling to £735 for 374kgs (£1.97 per kg).

Heifers: Swatragh producer 432kg, £660; Cookstown producer 282kg, £645; Ballymena producer 244kg, £450; 194kg, £370; Garvagh producer 278kg, £500; 202kg, £485; Maghera producer 304kg, £555; 366kg, £585.

Bullocks: Maghera producer 454kg, £700; Cookstown producer 348kg, £630; 298kg, £620; 292kg, £620; 256kg, £620; Maghera producer 286kg, £685; 290kg, £570; 374kg, £735.

Sheep: Saturday 26th November witnessed an excellent show of 1,200 sheep at Swatragh Mart. Heavy lambs sold well in excess of £84.00 each to a top rate of £86.20. Middleweight lambs sold to £80.00 for 21kg, store lambs sold to £65.00, fat ewes sold at £72.00. More stock required to meet the demand.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Tobermore producer 9 lambs 25.75kg at £86.20 = 335p; Garvagh producer 14 lambs 24.75kg at £84.00 = 339p; Maghera producer 20 lambs 25kg at £82.00 = 328p; Castledawson producer 7 lambs 27.5kg at £86.20 = 313p; Magherafelt producer 23 lambs 24.25kg at £82.00 = 338p; Ahoghill producer 21 lambs 24.75kg at £84.80 = 343p; Limavady producer 15 lambs 25.9kg at £85.00 = 328p; Maghera producer 50 lambs 26.5kg at £85.00 =320p; Coleraine producer 5 lambs 25.5kg = £84.20 = 330p; Garvagh producer 21 lambs 24.75kg at £84.00 = 339p; Swatragh producer 15 lambs 24.5kg at £83.50 = 341p.

Middleweight lambs: Cookstown producer 15 lambs 21kg at £80.00 = 381p; Toome producer 11 lambs 23.5kg at £80.00 = 340p; Portglenone producer 3 lambs 21.5kg at £73.80 = 343p; Magherafelt producer 9 lambs 20.5kg at £70.00 = 341p; Coleraine producer 12 lambs 23.5kg at £79.80 = 340p; Maghera producer 15 lambs 23kg at £80.00 = 348p; Kilrea producer 8 lambs 22.5kg at £78.80 = 350p; Portglenone producer 8 lambs 23kg at £79.00 = 343p; Claudy producer 13 lambs 22.5kg at £77.00 = 342p; Draperstown producer 2 lambs 20.5kg at £71.80 = 350p.

Store lambs: Garvagh producer 17 lambs 17kg at £65.00 = 382p; Magherafelt producer 17 lambs 18.25kg £65.00 = 356p; Cookstown producer 4 lambs 18.75kg at £65 = 347p; Draperstown producer 4 lambs 18.5kg at £69.20 = 374p; 4 lambs 18kg at £65.00 = 361p; Stewartstown producer 3 lambs 17.5kg at £64.00 = 365p; Draperstown producer 11 lambs 16.5kg at £60.50 = 366p; Cookstown producer 3 lambs 17kg at £60.50 = 356p; 4 lambs 17.75kg at £66.00 = 372p; Desertmartin producer 2 lambs 17kg at £62.00 = 365p.

Ewes: Draperstown producer 9 Texels at £72.00.