Swatragh Mart: Heifers selling to £1,240

Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland
Thursday 16nd March 2017
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye �
Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar.
Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s.
The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.
Press Eye � Belfast - Northern Ireland Thursday 16nd March 2017 Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye � Six men arrested after 'serious assault' in Co Antrim bar. Police said that at around 6pm a group of men entered McConnell's Bar on Main Street in Doagh with weapons including hammers and baseball bats before attacking a man in his 40s. The man was taken to hospital where he's being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Detective Sergeant Robinson said: "We believe that the males then left the scene on foot to waiting cars and left the area.

Cattle: Swatragh Mart had an excellent show of good quality cattle for sale on Monday 20th March which met with a flying trade from sellers and a good ring of buyers with some excellent prices.

More quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling to £1,240 for 552kg (£2.25 per kg), with heifers selling to £1,185 for 498kg (£2.38 per kg), bullocks selling to £1,365 for 618kg (£2.21 per kg) and with bullocks selling to £980 for 400kg (£2.45 per kg).

Heifers: Maghera producer 552kg, £1,240; 588kg, £1,160; 454kg, £950; 498kg, £1,185; 510kg, £940; 454kg, £1,000; 418kg, £830; 430kg, £1,005; 336kg, £620; 352kg, £750; Desertmartin producer 434kg, £700; 450kg, £700; Maghera producer 400kg, £690; Swatragh producer 390kg, £750; 356kg, £680; 318kg, £725; Antrim producer 312kg, £665; Swatragh producer 220kg, £450; Bellaghy producer 420kg, £850; 534kg, £1,165; Swatragh producer 450kg, £810.

Bullocks: Maghera producer 618kg, £1,365; 608kg, £1,200; 544kg, £1,200; 630kg, £1,340; 668kg, £1,290; 686kg, £1,315; Swatragh producer 524kg, £1,040; 428kg, £900; Maghera producer 470kg, £780; Cookstown producer 416kg, £945; Swatragh producer 252kg, £550; Antrim producer 354kg, £845; Claudy producer 298kg, £540; 324kg, £645; Garvagh producer 436kg, £980; Maghera producer 380kg, £910; 418kg, £1,005; 400kg, £980.

Sheep: A smaller entry of approximately 800 quality sheep were presented at our weekly sheep sale at Swatragh on Saturday 18th March witnessing a strong demand for well fleshed ewes with top prices being paid.

Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £90.00 each to a top rate of £92.50, middleweight lambs sold to £80.00 for 22.5kg and fat ewes were in high demand with several over £100 and a top price of £109 being paid.

Breeders were in high demand with the top price of £192 being paid for doubles.

Other high sellers included several ewes with 2 lambs at £182 and singles to £138. Foster ewes reached £140 and pets to £22. More stock required to meet the demand.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Knockloughrim producer 2 lambs 26.5kg at £92.50 = 349p; Bellaghy producer 22 lambs 24.3kg at £87.00 = 358p; Cookstown producer 5 lambs 26.3kg at £89.50 = 340p; Coagh producer 1 lamb 24kg at £85.00 = 354p; Kilrea producer 7 lambs 24.5kg at £89.80 = 367p; Maghera producer 2 lambs 28kg at £91.50 = 327p; Portglenone producer 20 lambs 24.8kg at £87.00 = 356p; Swatragh producer 25 lambs 27kg at £91.00 = 337p; Portglenone producer 2 lambs 26.5kg at £86.00 = 325p; Coleraine producer 17 lambs 28.8kg at £90.20 = 313p; Maghera producer 1 lamb 25kg at £92.00 = 368p; 2 lambs 27kg at £92.00 = 341p; Rasharkin producer 3 lambs 25.5kg at £85.00 = 333p; Antrim producer 10 lambs 27.5kg at £89.00 = 324p; Magherafelt producer 2 lambs 24.5kg at £82.50 = 337p; Cookstown producer 1 lamb 26kg at £90.00 = 346p; Swatragh producer 11 lambs 24.8kg at £89.00 = 359p; Coleraine producer 12 lambs 24kg at £84.50 = 352p; Rasharkin producer 13 lambs 26kg at £89.50 = 344p; Swatragh producer 20 lambs 24.9kg at £91.00 = 366p.

Middleweight lambs: Maghera producer 5 lambs 22.5kg at £80.00 = 356p; Portglenone producer 4 lambs 20kg at £73.50 = 368p; Magherafelt producer 8 lambs 19.8kg at £74.00 = 373p; 2 lambs 23kg at £88.00 = 349p; Coleraine producer 18 lambs 23kg at £77.80 = 338p; Antrim producer 3 lambs 20kg at £69.00 = 345p; Magherafelt producer 3 lambs at 21kg at £67.00 = 319p; Claudy producer 23 lambs 21.5kg at £74.00 = 344p; Garvagh producer 9 lambs 20.8kg at £73.50= 353p; Maghera producer 2 lambs 22.5 kg at £80.00 = 356p; Magherafelt producer 3 lambs 22.3kg at £80.00 = 359p.

Store lambs: Knockloughrim producer 2 lambs 13.5kg at £50.00 = 370p; Garvagh producer 2 lambs 18kg at £62.00 = 344p; Magherafelt producer 1 lamb 18kg at £60.00 = 333p; Coleraine producer 5 lambs 18.8kg at £60.00 = 319p; Dungiven producer 4 lambs 18.5kg at £65.00 = 361p. Knockloughrim producer 2 lambs 18kg at £62.00 = 344p.

Ewes: Magherafelt producer 1 Texel at £109.

Ewe with 2 lambs: Maghera producer £192.