Outstanding trade for cattle at Swatragh

An outstanding show of 105 quality cattle were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday, 31st October which resulted in an outstanding trade for all stock on offer.

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,400 at £2.22 per kg for a 630kg Sim and to a top of £2.91 per kilo for a 330kg Lim at £960.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1170 at £2.16 per kg for a 542kg AA and to a top of £3.56 per kilo for a 222kg Lim at £790.

Fat Cows were also an outstanding trade topping at £2.25 per kilo for a Lim 680kg at £1530.

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Prices from Swatragh

A lot more stock required to meet demand with a large number of buyers attending both at ringside and online.

Sample Prices:

Bullocks:

Greysteel producer; Sim,630kg at £1400 = 2.22p; LIM,536kg at £1280 = 2.39p, Lim,576kg at £1390 = 2.41p: Lim,578kg at £1280 = 2.21p; Maghera producer: HER,410Kg at £790 = £1.93p: HER,432Kg at £800 = £1.85p; Garvagh producer; Char,300kg at £840 = 2.80p; Char,348kg at £880 = 2.53p; Char,328kg at £830 = 2.53p; Char,264kg at £740 = 2.80p; Limavady producer; Char,380kg at £860 = 2.26p; LIM,384kg at £980 = 2.55p; SIM,362kg at £870 = £2.40p; LIM,374Kg £900 = 2.41p; Char,346kg at £750 = 2.17p; LIM,418kg at £840 = 2.01p; Killaloo producer; Char,508kg at £1200 = 2.36p; Char,562kg at £1,310 = 2.33p; Char,560kg at £1300 = 2.32p; Char,592kg at £1,370 = 2.31p; Char,550kg at £1340 = 2.44p; Garvagh producer; AA,524kg at £1,200 = 2.29p; AA,502kg at £1100 = 2.19p; Maghera producer; Lim,310kg at £600 = 1.94p; Lim,304kg at £680 = 2.24p; Lim,330kg at £960 = 2.91p; LIM,324kg at £780 = 2.41p; Lim,346kg at £920 = 2.66p; Lim,278kg at £700 = 2.52p; Garvagh producer; Lim,412kg at £960 = 2.33p; Lim,466kg at £1,150 = 2.47p; Dungiven producer; LIM,578kg at £1300 = 2.25p; Maghera producer; LIM,476kg at £1090 = 2.29p; Dungiven producer; HER,476kg at £920 = 1.93p; Moneymore producer; Lim,416kg at £980 = 2.36p; Lim,344kg at £990 = 2.88p; LIM,342kg at £880 = 2.57p; Cookstown producer; LIM,284kg at £650 = 2.29p; Moneymore producer; Sim,430kg at £930 = 2.16p; SIM,436kg at £920 = 2.11p; Limavady producer; Lim,370kg at £1060 = 2.86p; Maghera producer; BB,524kg at £1240 = 2.37p; LIM,430kg at £1020 = 2.37p; Omagh producer; Char,292kg at £810 = 2.77p; Gulladuff producer; LIM,400kg at £780 = 1.95p; Lim,376kg at £750 = 1.99p.

Heifers:

Gulladuff producer; BB,468kg at £840 = 1.79p; Garvagh Producer; Char,376kg at £870 = 2.31p; LIM,412kg at £900 = 2.18p; Char,422kg at £890 = 2.11p; Garvagh producer; AA,500kg at £1090 = 2.18p; AA,532kg at £1050 = 1.97p; AA,512kg at £1140 = 2.23p; AA,514kg at £1090 = 2.12p; AA,546kg at £1170 = 2.14p; AA,514kg at £1090 = 2.12p; AA,506kg at £1070 = 2.11p; AA,544kg at £1160 = 2.13p; AA,542kg at £1170 = 2.16p; AA,508kg at £1050 = 2.07p; AA,576kg at £1170 = 2.03p; AA,510kg at £1050 = 2.06p; Maghera producer; LIM,290kg at £800 = 2.76p; LIM,260kg at £810 = 3.12p; LIM,222kg at £790 = 3.56p; LIM,306kg at £710 = 2.32p; Maghera producer; LIM,410kg at £900 = 2.20p; LIM,426kg at £930 = 2.18p; Moneymore producer; Lim,358kg at £830 = 2.32p; Lim,264kg at £570 = 2.16p; Swatragh producer; Sal,342kg at £680 = 1.99p; Maghera producer; LIM,296kg at £750 = 2.53p; LIM,396kg at £960 = 2.42p; Gulladuff producer; LIM,338kg at £720 = 2.13p; Char,352kg at £770 = 2.19p; Maghera producer; HER,362kg at £530 = 1.46p; HER,398kg at £650 = 1.63p; HER,350kg at £450 = 1.29p.

A strong show of 2130 sheep were presented for sale at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 29th October. 550 cull ewes were offered for sale and were a solid trade topping at £162.00. 1580 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a solid trade. Lambs topped at £117.50 for heavy sorts.

Sample Prices:

Heavy-weight:

Cookstown producer; 29kg at £117.50 = 4.05p; Garvagh producer; 29.5kg at £115.00 =3.90p; Coleraine producer; 29.5kg at £115.00 = 3.90p; Toome producer; 29.0kg at £114.00 = 3.93p; Cookstown producer; 27.5kg at £111.00 = 4.04p; Kilrea producer; 27.5kg at £110.00 = 4.00p; Gulladuff producer; 27.4kg at £110.00 = 4.01p; Draperstown producer; 27.7kg at £108.00 = £3.90p; Gulladuff producer; 26.7kg at £110.00 = 4.12p; 25.9kg at £107.50 = 4.15p; Garvagh producer; 25.5kg at £108.00 = 4.24p; Castledawson producer; 25kg at £108.00 = 4.32p; Castledawson producer; 25.3kg at £107.50 = 4.25p; Garvagh producer; 25.5kg at £107.50 = 4.22p; Bellaghy producer; 24kg at £107.00 = 4.46p; Garvagh producer; 24kg at £105.00 = 4.38p.

Middle-weight:

Maghera producer; 23kg at £108.00 = 4.70p; Guladuff producer; 23.8kg at £105.50 = 4.43; Limavady producer; 23.3kg at £105.00 = 4.51p; Maghera producer; 23kg at £105.00 = 4.57p; Bellaghy producer; 23.5kg at £104.50 = 4.45p; Garvagh producer; 23kg at £104.00 = 4.52p; Maghera producer; 23.5kg at £103.00 = 4.38p; Draperstown producer; 23kg at £103.00 = 4.48p; Draperstown producer; 23kg at £101.00 = 4.39p; Cookstown producer; 23kg at £101.00 = £4.39p.

Light-weight:

Dungiven producer; 17.5kg at £87.50 = 5.00p; Garvagh producer; 18kg at £88.00 = 4.89p; Claudy producer; 18.2kg at £86.00 = 4.73p; Ballycastle producer; 18kg at £84.50 = 4.69p; Maghera producer; 17.5kg at £82.00 = 4.69p; Draperstown producer; 18.5kg at £85.50 = 4.62p; Dungiven producer; 16kg at £83.50 = 5.22p; Bellaghy producer; 16.3kg at £81.50 = 5.00p; Ballymoney producer; 16.8kg at £78.00 = 4.64p; Dungiven producer; 16.3kg at £77.50 = 4.75p.

Fat Ewes:

Coleraine producer; £162; Limavady producer; £142 ; Carnlough producer; £136.

Weekly Breeding Sheep Sale – Hoggets to £180.00, Ewe Lambs to £140.00 (Texel Ewe Lambs)

The final Breeding Sheep Sale of the season generated a very solid trade for the 450 sheep that were presented for sale on Thursday, 27th October.

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