Heifers selling from £720 to £885 at Swatragh Mart

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Cattle: A smaller entry of good quality cattle on Monday 14th November with an excellent ring of buyers giving top prices. More quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling from £720 to £885; 388kg for £790 (£2.03 per kg) and selling to £885 for 448kg (£1.98 per kg), bullocks selling from £500 to £1080; young bullocks from £650 for 268kg (2.43 per kg) and bullocks selling to £1,080 for 572kgs (£1.89 per kg).

Heifers: Swatragh producer 448kg, £885; Portglenone producer 388kg, £735; 388kg, £790; Moneymore producer 402kg, £720.

Bullocks: Moneymore producer 322kg, £540; 280kg, £500; Swatragh producer 534kg, £1,035; 468kg, £955; Portglenone producer 296kg, £650; 332kg, £660; 470kg, £930; 268kg, £650; 388kg, £830; 420kg, £925; 322kg, £640; Bellaghy producer 520kg, £965; Portglenone producer 522kg, £1,060; 618kg, £1,070; 570kg, £1,055; 572kg, £1080.

Sheep: Saturday 12th November witnessed a smaller show of sheep at Swatragh Mart. Heavy lambs sold well in excess of £85.00 each to a top rate of £85.60. Middleweight lambs sold to £80.20 for 23kg, store lambs sold to £65.50, fat ewes sold at £65.00. More stock required to meet the demand.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Maghera producer 36 lambs 27.5kg at £85.60 = 311p; Maghera producer 14 lambs 25.75kg at £85.00 = 330p; Coleraine producer 8 lambs 26.75kg at £85.00 = 317p; Portglenone producer 1 lamb 26kg at £84.80 = 326p; Kesh producer 33 lambs 26.5kg at £84.80 = 320p; Swatragh producer 5 lambs 24.8kg at £84.00 = 339p; Dunloy producer 5 lambs 25.25kg at £83.00 = 329p; Desertmartin producer 13 lambs 24kg at £82.50 = 344p; Maghera producer 2 lambs 24kg = £82.20 = 343p; Garvagh producer 43 lambs 24kg at £81.50 = 340p; Greysteel producer 5 lambs 24kg at £81.50 = 340p; Eglinton producer 37 lambs 24kg at £81.50 = 340p.

Middleweight lambs: Swatragh producer 2 lambs 23kg at £80.20 = 349p; 2 lambs 22.5kg at £79.00 = 351p; Maghera producer 28 lambs 22kg at £76.00 =345p; Tobermore producer 3 lambs 21kg at £72.00 =343p; Maghera producer 14 lambs 22kg at £77.50 = 352p; Dungiven producer 21 lambs 22.5kg at £77.60 = 345p; Limavady producer 20 lambs 23kg at £79.80 = 347p; 6 lambs 22kg at £75.00 = 340p; Garvagh producer 4 lambs 22.5kg at £77.50 =344p; Limavady producer 8 lambs 22.4kg at £78.00 = 348p; 20 lambs 21.9kg at £77.00 = 351p; Swatragh producer 11 lambs 21.75kg at £73.80 = 339p; 22 lambs 22kg at £75.20 = 341p.

Store lambs: Dungiven producer 6 lambs 18kg at £65.50 = 364p; Magherafelt producer 14 lambs 16.9kg £1.80 = 367p; Garvagh producer 9 lambs 16kg at £58.50 = 366p; 12 lambs 18.25kg at £67.20 = 368p; Kilrea producer 6 lambs 17.25kg at £59.50 = 345p; Draperstown producer 15 lambs 16.25kg at £57.50 = 353p; Dungiven producer 2 lambs 18kg at £65.50 = 364p.

Ewes: Maghera producer 8 Texels at £65.00.