Bullocks selling to a top price of £1,360 at Swatragh Mart

Weekly cattle sale: Another great show of over 100 cattle was presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday 22nd March which resulted in another outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 12:37 pm

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,360 for a 574kg Limousin at £2.37 per kg and to a top of £3.00 per kilo for a Charolais 290kg at £870.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,290 for a 534kg Char at £2.42 per kg and to a top of £2.92 per kilo for a Limousin 284kg at £830.

A lot more stock required to meet demand

Sample prices: Bullocks - Maghera producer; Charolais, 290kg at £870 = 3.00p; Limousin, 326kg at £880 = 2.70p; Limousin, 336kg at £870 = 2.59p; Limousin, 340kg at £890 = 2.62p; Limousin,322kg at £890 = 2.76p; Limousin, 300kg at £710 = £2.37; Limousin, 286kg at £790 = £2.76. Swatragh producer Limousin, 402kg at £1,030 = 2.56p; Limousin, 340kg at £900 = 2.65p; Limousin, 348kg at £930 = 2.67p; Limousin, 410kg at £980 = 2.39p; Limousin, 352kg at £940 = 2.67p; Limousin, 378kg at £930 = 2.46p; Charolais, 496kg at £1,140 = £2.30; Limousin, 270kg at £770 = £2.85.Limousin, 376kg at £970 = 2.58p; Limousin, 356kg at £940 = 2.64p; Limousin, 344kg at £920 = 2.67p; Simmental, 528kg at £1,060 = 2.01p; Limousin, 328kg at £840 = 2.56p; Limousin, 302kg at £760 = £2.52;Limousin, 354kg at £900 = £2.54. Garvagh producer; Charolais, 572kg at £1,170 = 2.05p; Limousin, 574kg at £1,360 = 2.37p; Charolais, 498kg at £1,140 = 2.29p; Limousin, 584kg at £1,350 = 2.31p; Garvagh producer; Simmental,300kg at £750 = 2.50p; Simmental, 444kg at £910 = 2.05p; Simmental, 318kg at £740 = 2.33p; Simmental, 272kg at £710 = 2.61p;Simmental, 294kg at £740 = 2.52p; Porglenone producer Aberdeen Angus, 412kg at £940 = 2.28p; Charolais, 336kg at £940 = 2.80p; Charolais, 342kg at £920 = 2.69p; Charolais, 394kg at £1,020 = 2.59p; Charolais, 394kg at £820 = £2.08; Ballymoney producer Limousin, 548kg at £1,300 = £2.37; Charolais, 598kg at £1,080 = 1.81p; Charolais, 600kg at £1,210 = 2.02p; Bellaghy producer Charolais, 410kg at £1,040 = 2.54p; Limousin, 410kg at £1,080 = 2.63p; Garvagh producer Limousin, 290kg at £720 = 2.48p; Limousin, 332kg at £850 = 2.56p; Charolais, 380kg at £900 = £2.37 and Dunloy producer Aberdeen Angus, 518kg at £950 = £1.83. Aberdeen Angus, 440kg at £870 = 1.98p; Friesian, 350kg at £560 = 1.60p.

Heifers: Maghera producer; Charolais, 534kg at £1,290 = 2.42p; Charolais, 536kg at £1,240 = 2.31p; Charolais, 578kg at £1,270 = 2.20p; Charolais, 600kg at £1,280 = 2.13p; Charolais, 542kg at £1,290 = £2.38; Charolais, 538kg at £1,230 = 2.29p; Swatragh producer Limousin, 320kg at £770 = 2.41p; Limousin, 356kg at £860 = 2.42p; Limousin, 284kg at £830 = 2.92p; Limousin, 430kg at £1,060 = 2.47p; Limousin, 400kg at £1,040 = 2.60p; Limousin, 310kg at £740 = 2.39p; Limousin, 332kg at £890 = 2.68p; Limousin, 284kg at £690 = £2.43; Belgian Blue, 368kg at £740 = 2.01p; Simmental, 368kg at £740 = 2.01p; Limousin, 300kg at £680 = 2.27p; Limousin, 296kg at £650 = 2.20p; Charolais, 336kg at £700 = 2.08p; Limousin, 342kg at £700 = 2.05p; Portglenone producer; Aberdeen Angus,358kg at £750 = 2.09p; Charolais, 340kg at £740 = 2.18p; Aberdeen Angus, 398kg at £790 = 1.98p; Charolais, 406kg at £990 = 2.44p; Charolais, 358kg at £790 = £2.21; Dunloy producer Limousin, 264kg at £570 = 2.16p; Limousin, 428kg at £860 = 2.01p; Maghera producer Limousin, 346kg at £710 = 2.05p; Bellaghy producer Limousin, 436kg at £990 = 2.27p; Bellaghy producer Aberdeen Angus, 374kg at £770 = 2.06p; Shorthorn, 304kg at £780 = 2.57p; Aberdeen Angus, 294kg at £540 = 1.84p; Dunloy producer Friesian, 518kg at £840 = 1.62p and Garvagh producer Limousin, 532kg at £1,210 = £2.27; Limousin, 322kg at £780 = 2.42p; Limousin, 360kg at £700 = 1.94p; Limousin, 346kg at £760 = 2.20p.

Weekly breeding sheep sale

1 ewe with 2 lambs at foot to £284. 1 ewe with 1 lamb at foot to £198. Breeding ewe lambs topped at £186.

Thursday evening’s sale produced a fantastic trade for almost 500 sheep that were presented at our weekly breeding sheep sale.

Sample prices: Ewes and lambs: Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £284; Eglinton producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £270; Eglinton producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £268; Cookstown producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £262; Cookstown producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £258; Cookstown producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £250; Tobermore producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £248; Cookstown producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £244; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £244; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £241; Tobermore producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £235; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £222; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £220; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £222; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £198; Limavady producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £182; Tobermore producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £182; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £176; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £170 and Cookstown producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £162.

Weekly seep sale: Lambs to £157 and fat ewes to £178.

An excellent show again of over 900 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 20th March, 350 cull ewes were offered for sale and were an excellent trade topping at £178.00.

Over 600 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a super trade, lambs topped at £157.00 for heavy sorts.

Sample prices: Heavy-weight - Swatragh producer; 35.5kg at £157.00 = 4.42p; Limavady producer; 36kg at £155.00 = 4.31p; Dungiven producer; 35kg at £154.00 = 4.40p; Ballymoney producer; 25.5kg at £154.50 = 6.06p; Maghera producer; 26kg at £153.00 = 5.88p; Maghera producer; 32kg at £153.00 = 4.78p; Garvagh producer; 32kg at £152.00 = 4.75p; Dungiven producer; 30kg at £149.00 = 4.97p; Swatragh producer; 34kg at £149.00 = 4.38p; Magherafelt producer; 29kg at £149.00 = 5.14p; Coleraine producer; 25kg at £147.50 = 5.90p and Castlerock producer; 28.5kg at £147.00 = 5.16p.

Mid-weight: Dungiven producer; 22.5kg at £131.00 = 5.82p; Bushmills producer; 23.2kg at £130.00 =5.60p; Portglenone producer; 22.5kg at £129.00 = 5.73p; Maghera producer; 22kg at £129.00 = 5.86p; Cookstown producer; 22.5kg at £127.00 = 5.64p; Garvagh producer; 22.5kg at £123.50 = 5.49p; Swatragh producer; 21.5kg at £121.50 = 5.65p; Draperstown producer; 22.7kg at £121.00 = 5.33p and Dunloy producer; 22.5kg at £118.00 = 5.24p.

Light-weight: Garvagh producer; 19.8kg at £113.00 = 5.71p; Garvagh producer; 18.9kg at £108.50 = 5.74p; Dungiven producer; 17.5kg at £104.50 = 5.97p. Swatragh producer; 16.5kg at £102.50 = 6.21p.

Fat ewes: Portglenone producer; £178; Limavady producer; £176; Limavady producer; £168.

Cattle sale every Monday at 11.30am.

Sheep sale every Saturday at 10.30am.

Sheep breeding sale every Thursday at 7.30pm.