Bullocks sell to £1740 at Swatragh

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A great show of 130 quality cattle were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday, 16th May which resulted in an outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,740 for a 714kg Sal at £2.44 per kg and to a top of £2.99 per kilo for a Lim 422kg at £1,260.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,720 for a 712kg Sal at £2.42 per kg and to a top of £2.72 per kilo for a Char 346kg at £940.

Fat Cows were also an outstanding trade topping at £2.11 per kilo for a Lim 654kg at £1,380.

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

Sample Prices

Bullocks: Kilrea producer; Sal,714kg at £1,740 = 2.44p; Sal,676kg at £1,630 = 2.41p; Sal,656kg at £1,560 = 2.38p; Sal,710kg, at £1,720 = £2.42p; Draperstown producer; Lim,422kg at £1,260 = 2.99p; Char,440kg at £1,190 = 2.70p; BB,476kg at £1,120 = 2.35p; Limavady producer; Lim,272kg at £740 = 2.72p; Lim,324kg at £720 = 2.22p; Kilrea producer; Lim,454kg at £980 = 2.16p; Lim,376kg at £780 = 2.07p; Swatragh producer; Char,296kg at £670 = 2.26p; Portglenone producer; Char,338kg at £790 = 2.34p; Char,280kg at £680 = 2.43p; Char,334kg at £700 = 2.10p; Char,352kg at £870 = 2.47p; Char,268kg at £650 = 2.43p; Dungiven producer; BB,380kg at £790 = 2.08p; BB,324kg at £760 = 2.35p; BB,334kg at £700 = 2.10p; AA,362kg at £760 = 2.10p; Maghera producer; Lim,428kg at £1,140 = 2.66p; Lim,426kg at £1,260 = 2.96p; Maghera producer; Char,372kg at £920 = 2.47p; AA,370kg at £690 = 1.86p; Char,376kg at £1,060 = 2.82p; Draperstown producer; BB,434kg at £980 = 2.26p; BB,482kg at £1,060 = 2.20p; BB,498kg at £1,080 = 2.17p; Lim,348kg at £1,040 = 2.99p; BB,472kg at £1,200 = 2.54p; Draperstown producer; Gal,604kg at £640 = 1.06p; Gal,598kg at £640 = 1.07p; Magherafelt producer; Lim,276kg at £760 = 2.75p; Lim,264kg at £690 = 2.61p; Limavady producer; Lim,408kg at £1,100 = 2.70p; Lim,398kg at £1,040 = 2.61p; Char,432kg at £1,070 = 2.48p; Lim,420kg at £1,120 = 2.67p; Carrickfergus producer; AA,606kg at £1,390 = 2.29p; AA,386kg at £790 = 2.05p; AA,616kg at £1,460 = 2.37p; AA,382kg at £800 = 2.09p; Magherafelt producer; Char,416kg at £830 = 2.00p; Garvagh producer; Char,384kg at £1,000 = 2.60p; Char,448kg at £990 = 2.21p; Char,442kg at £1,160 = 2.62p; Char,402kg at £900 = 2.24p; Char,392kg at £840 = 2.14p; Char,432kg at £1,150 = 2.66p; Maghera producer; Lim,456kg at £1,020 = 2.24p; Maghera producer; Lim,246kg at £590 = 2.40p; Char,320kg at £820 = 2.56p; Cookstown producer; Fr,460kg at £730 = 1.59p; Her,440kg at £890 = 2.02p; Fr,398kg at £550 = 1.38p; Maghera producer; Char,566kg at £1,270 = 2.24p.

Heifers: Kilrea producer; Sal,712kg at £1,720 = 2.42p; Sal,594kg at £1,390 = 2.34p; Maghera producer; Char,346kg at £940 = 2.72p; Char,364kg at £970 = 2.66p; Char,422kg at £1,000 = 2.37p; Lim,350kg at £930 = 2.66p; Maghera producer; Lim,382kg at £990 = 2.59p; Lim,368kg at £990 = 2.69p; Lim,372kg at £960 = 2.58p; Lim,374kg at £930 = 2.49p; Lim,372kg at £900 = 2.42p; Lim,378kg at £980 = 2.59p; Swatragh producer; Sim,464kg at £1,050 = 2.26p; Lim,366kg at £810 = 2.21p; Lim,160kg at £350 = 2.19p; Kilrea producer; Lim,228kg at £530 = 2.32p; Dungiven producer; Her,338kg at £540 = 1.60p; Char,376kg at £750 = 1.99p; Draperstown producer; Daq,452kg at £1,210 = 2.68p; Lim,480kg at £1,250 = 2.60p; Kilrea producer; Lim,330kg at £700 = 2.12p; Maghera producer; Lim,430kg at £1,000 = 2.33p; Char,394kg at £890 = 2.26p; Dungiven producer; Char,574kg at £1,390 = 2.42p; Lim,500kg at £1,180 = 2.36p; Limavady producer; Char,524kg at £1,280 = 2.44p; Char,430kg at £1,060 = 2.47p; Swatragh producer; AA,376kg at £720 = 1.91p; AA,564kg at £1,380 = 2.45p; AA,460kg at £1,030 = 2.24p; AA,406kg at £880 = 2.17p; AA,342kg at £720 = 2.11p; AA,464kg at £1,060 = 2.28p; AA,356kg at £770 = 2.16p; AA,404kg at £820 = 2.03p; Magherafelt producer Sim,280kg at £580 = 2.07p; Maghera producer; BB,408kg at £870 = 2.13p; Lim,436kg at £850 = 1.96p; BB,414kg at £780 = 1.88p; Lim,294kg at £600 = 2.04p; Strabane producer; AA,380kg at £690 = 1.82p; AA,364kg at £660 = 1.81p; Cookstown producer; Sim,552kg at £1,140 = 2.07p; Her,430kg at £880 = 2.05p; Sh,560kg at £1,080 = 1.93p; Maghera producer; Sim,508kg at £1,090 = 2.15p.

A strong seasonal show of 1,000 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday, 14th May. 427 cull ewes were offered for sale and were a solid trade topping at £224.00. 552 lambs were presented for sale, which was met with an improved trade. Lambs topped at £153.00 for heavy sorts. Spring Lambs topped at £147.50.

Sample Prices

Heavy-weight: Desertmartin producer; 28kg at £153.00 = 5.46p; Draperstown producer; 28kg at £151.00 = 5.39p; Tobermore producer; 32kg at £143.00 = 4.47p; Cookstown producer; 26kg at £142.00 = 5.46p; Tobermore producer; 24kg at £141.00 = 5.88p; Kilrea producer; 35kg at £140.00 = 4.00p; Draperstown producer; 28kg at £140.00 = 5.00p; Greysteel producer; 27kg at £139.50 = 5.17p; Magherafelt producer; 27kg at £139.00 = 5.15p; Maghera producer; 33.5kg at £138.50 = 4.13p; Coleraine producer; 24kg at £137.50 = 5.73p; Kilrea producer; 24.5kg at £137.50 = 5.61p; Swatragh producer; 32kg at £137.50 = 4.30p; Magherafelt producer; 34kg at £136.00 = 4.00p.

Spring Lambs: Draperstown producer; 21kg at £147.50 = 7.02p; Cookstown producer; 23.5kg at £139.50 = 5.94p; Dungiven producer; 23.7kg at £139.50 = 5.89p; Limavady producer; 22.5kg at £137.00 = 6.09p; Maghera producer; 23kg at £137.00 = 5.96p; Magherafelt producer; 22kg at £135.00 = 6.14p; Stewartstown producer; 23.6kg at £134.00 = 5.68p;Cookstown producer; 23.6kg at £134.00 = 5.68p; Maghera producer; 23kg at £133.00 = 5.78p; Kilrea producer; 22kg at £133.00 = 6.05p; Garvagh producer; 22.3kg at £133.00 = 5.96p; Castlerock producer; 21kg at £129.00 = 6.14p; Greysteel producer; 21kg at £128.50 = 6.12p; Moneymore producer; 21.4kg at £128.00 = 5.98p; Cookstown producer; 22.5kg at £128.00 = 5.69p; Maghera producer; 21kg at £127.50 = 6.07p.

Lightweight: Draperstown producer; 19.7kg at £120.00 = 6.09p; Bellaghy producer; 18.25kg at £94.50 = 5.18p; Randalstown producer; 17kg at £92.00 = 5.41p; Cookstown producer; 15kg at £86.00 = 5.73p; Draperstown producer; 16kg at £78.00 = 4.88p.

Fat Ewes: Coleraine producer; £224; Bellaghy producer; £195; Coleraine producer; £192.

Weekly Breeding Sheep Sale

1 Ewe with 2 Lambs at foot to £255.00

1 Ewe with 1 Lamb at foot to £210.00

This sale produced a solid trade for 395 sheep that were presented at the weekly Breeding Sheep Sale on Thursday 12th May.

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