Swatragh: Top price of £1,140 paid for heifers

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Cattle: Swatragh Livestock Mart had a larger show of good quality cattle for sale on Monday, July 3rd which was met with a flying trade and a super ring of buyers with some excellent prices.

The top price of £1,140 was paid for heifers and £1,000 for bullocks.

Heifers selling £1,140 for 614kg (£1.86 per kg), £830 for 382kg (£2.17 per kg), £810 for 324kg (£2.50 per kg), £610 for 236kg (£2.58 per kg) and £800 for 310kg (£2.58 per kg).

Bullocks selling to £1,000 for 536kg (£1.87 per kg), £740 for 360kg (£2.06 per kg) and £680 for 320kg (£2.13 per kg).

Cows sold to £960.

More quality stock is needed to meet demand.

Heifers: Swatragh producer 614kg, £1,140 (Charolais); 472kg, £935 (Simmental); 428kg, £905 (Limousin); Castledawson producer 322kg, £350 (Friesian); Cookstown producer 360kg, £725 (Aberdeen Angus); 370kg, £760 (Aberdeen Angus); 348kg, £730 (Aberdeen Angus); Coleraine producer 324kg, £810 (Charolais); Garvagh producer 310kg, £800 (Charolais); Kesh producer 312kg, £675 (Limousin); 310kg, £590 (Limousin); 248kg, £570 (Limousin); 236kg, £610 (Limousin); 286kg, £530 (Simmental); 298kg, £450 (Shorthorn Beef); 294kg, £540 (Fleckvieh); 346kg, £700 (Limousin); 324kg, £570 (Limousin); 304kg, £610 (Limousin); Swatragh producer 382kg, £830 (Limousin); 344kg, £670 (Limousin); 326kg, £655 (Limousin); 374kg, £725 (Limousin).

Bullocks: Swatragh producer 536kg, £1,000 (Limousin); 360kg, £740 (Limousin); 404kg, £805 (Limousin); Castledawson producer 350kg, £540 (Limousin); Maghera producer 554kg, £885 (Hereford);450kg, £900 (Hereford); Kilrea producer 380kg, £660 (Hereford); Coleraine producer 320kg, £680 (Charolais); Magherafelt producer 398kg, £700 (Simmental); 436kg, £765 (Belgian Blue).

Sheep: Another excellent show of over 1,000 quality sheep were presented at our weekly sheep sale at Swatragh on Saturday, July 8th, witnessing top prices being paid.

Well fleshed ewes were highly sought after with the top price of £93.00 being paid.

Rams topped at £119.00.

A large entry of fat lambs were presented, with many lots passing £90.00, and the top price of £97.50 being paid for 23 lambs at 24.2kg.

Other high sellers included 8 lambs 24.8kg at £96.80, 4 lambs 24.5kg at £96.00, 19 lambs 23.9kg at £95.80 and 2 lambs 23.5kg at £95.00.

An outstanding top price of 489p per kg was paid for 15 lambs 14kg at £68.50.

A smaller show of breeders saw doubles top at £198.00 and singles top at £174.00.

More stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices:

Lambs: Crumlin producer 23 lambs 24.2kg at £97.50 = 403p; Limavady producer 8 lambs 24.8kg at £96.80 = 390p; Cookstown producer 4 lambs 24.5kg at £96.00 = 392p; Kilrea producer 19 lambs 23.9kg at £95.80 = 401p; Cookstown producer 2 lambs 23.5kg at £95.00 = 404p; Limavady producer 5 lambs 23kg at £94.50 = 411p; Cookstown producer 9 lambs 25.6kg at £94.80 = 370p; Crumlin producer 17 lambs 22.4kg at £92.80 = 414p; 23kg at £90.00 = 391p; Swatragh producer 8 lambs 20.8kg at £94.20 = 453p; Ballymena producer 21 lambs 22.2kg at £92.00 = 414p; Larne producer 23 lambs 21.8kg at £91.20 = 418p; Cookstown producer 5 lambs 22.5kg at £91.50 = 407p; Swatragh producer 8 lambs 23kg at £91.00 = 396p; Kilrea producer 20 lambs 21.7kg at £91.20 = 420p; Draperstown producer 10 lambs 22.3kg at £92.20 = 413p; Ahoghill producer 12 lambs 22kg at £89.50 = 407p; Maghera producer 6 lambs 21.5kg at £88.50 = 412p; Eglinton producer 20 lambs 22kg at £88.00 = 400p; Rasharkin producer 10 lambs 21kg at £86.00 = 410p; Dungiven producer 10 lambs 21kg at £85.50 = 407p; Bellaghy producer 2 lambs 21.5kg at £85.00 = 395p; Moneymore producer 1 lamb19kg at £78.00 = 411p; Coagh producer 9 lambs 19kg at £77.00 = 405p; Dunamore producer 6 lambs 20kg at £79.00 = 395p; Dungiven producer 15 lambs 17kg at £73.50 = 432p; 15 lambs 14kg at £68.50 = 489p; Magherafelt producer 12 lambs 16.8kg at £69.20 = 412p; 13 lambs 16kg at £67.00 = 419p; Eglinton producer 16 lambs 13kg at £54.50 = 419p.

Ewes: Garvagh producer 2 Texels at £93.00

Ewe with 2 lambs: Ballykelly producer £198.

Ewe with 1 lamb: Cookstown producer £174.

Rams: Draperstown producer £119.