Outstanding prices for cattle at Swatragh Mart

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Cattle: Swatragh Livestock Mart had a small show of good quality cattle for sale on Monday, June 26th which was met with a flying trade and a super ring of buyers with some excellent prices.

An outstanding top price of £2.80 per kg was paid for a heifer (Daq) £890 for 318kg.

More quality stock is required to meet the demand.

Heifers selling to £890 for 318kg (£2.80 per kg), £750 for 336kg (£2.23 per kg), £700 for 306kg (£2.29 per kg), and £740 for 322kg (£2.30 per kg).

A bullock selling to £710 for 302kg (2.35p per kg).

Cows sold from £940 to £980 and a cow and calf sold at £1,185.

Heifers: Kesh producer 322kg, £740.00 (Limosuin); 338kg, £675 (Aberdeen Angus); 290kg, £550 (Aberdeen Angus); 290kg, £555 (Simmental); 306kg, £700 (Limousin); 318kg, £890 (Daq); 330kg £725 (Charolais); 294kg, £450 (Aberdeen Angus); 292kg, £575 (Limousin); 336kg, £750 (Charolais); 338kg, £450 (Hereford).

Sheep: A smaller entry of 700 quality sheep were presented at our weekly sheep sale at Swatragh on Saturday, June 24th, witnessing outstanding top prices being paid.

Several lots of fat ewes passed £90, with the top price of £97.00 being paid.

An excellent show of spring lambs were presented, with many lots passing £96, and the top price of £97.80 being paid for 24kg.

A smaller show of breeders saw doubles top at £192 and singles top at £150.

More stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices: Lambs: Limavady producer 11 lambs 24kg at £97.80 = 408p; Garvagh producer 2 lambs 24kg at £96.00 = 400p; Coleraine producer 13 lambs 28.4kg at £96.00 = 338p; Moneymore producer 7 lambs 24.5kg at £96.80 = 395p; Portglenone producer 14 lambs 22.5kg at £95.50 = 424p; Limavady producer 8 lambs 24.3kg at £95.50 = 393p; Cookstown producer 2 lambs 21kg at £92.00 = 438p; Limavady producer 4 lambs 22.8kg at £96.50 = 423p; Kilrea producer 4 lambs 24.5kg at £96.80 = 395p; Eglinton producer 14 lambs 22.9kg at £94.20 = 411p; Moneymore producer 6 lambs 23.5kg at £94.80 = 403p; Limavady producer 4 lambs 23.5kg at £95.00 = 404p; 12 lambs 21.5kg at £92.80 = 432p; Bellaghy producer 4 lambs 21.7kg at £91.20 = 420p; Cookstown producer 11 lambs 22.8kg at £93.00 = 408p; Drumsurn producer 7 lambs 21.4kg at £90.00 = 421p; Portglenone producer 8 lambs 22kg at £90.20 = 410p; Magherafelt producer 1 lamb 21kg £90.00 = 409p; Ballymoney producer 22 lambs 21kg at £88.50 = 421p; Cookstown producer 4 lambs 20.8kg at £88.00 = 423p; Ballycastle producer 17 lambs 21kg at £87.80 = 418p; Magherafelt Producer 8 lambs 21kg at £89.80 = 430p; Swatragh producer 2 lambs 21.5kg at £87.00 = 404p; Maghera producer 15 lambs 20kg at £81.00 = 405p; Draperstown producer 8 lambs 20.6kg at £86.00 = 417p; Magherafelt producer 6 lambs 20.5kg at £87.00 = 424p; Draperstown producer 7 lambs 20.2kg at £85.80 = 425p; Claudy producer 26 lambs 20.5kg at £86.20 = 420p; Maghera producer 7 lambs 21kg at £88.80 = 423p; Aghadowey producer 1 lamb 21kg at £86.50 = 412p; Garvagh producer 2 lambs 20kg at £85.50 = 428p; Cookstown producer 10 lambs 21.7kg at £89.20 = 411p; Moneymore producer 9 lambs 18.7kg at £78.80 = 421p; Garvagh producer 14 lambs 18.5kg at £75.50 = 408p; Swatragh producer 10 lambs 18.5kg at £77.50 = 419p.

Ewes: Cookstown producer 1 Texel at £97.00

Ewe with 2 lambs: Cookstown producer £192.00.

Ewe with 1 lamb: Ballymoney producer £150.