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

Weekly cattle sale: A strong seasonal of show of 90 cattle were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday 10th May which resulted in another exceptional trade for all types of stock on offer.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 9:54 am

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,360 for a 620kg Charolais at £2.19 per kg and to a top of £2.94 per kilo for a Limousin 402kg at £1,180.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,370 for a 660kg Limousin at £2.08 per kg and to a top of £2.76 per kilo for a Limousin 228kg at £630.

A lot more stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices:

Bullocks - Kilrea producer; Charolais, 620kg at £1,360 = 2.19p; Charolais, 540kg at £1,140 = 2.11p; Charolais, 570kg at £1,230 = 2.16p; Limousin, 536kg at £1,130 = 2.11p; Aberdeen Angus, 534kg at £1,130 = 2.12p; Maghera producer; Limousin, 412kg at £1,000 = 2.43p; Limousin, 402kg at £1,180 = 2.94p; Upperlands producer; Limousin, 314kg at £850 = 2.71p; Maghera producer; Limousin, 334kg at £830 = 2.49p; Limousin, 398kg at £900 = 2.26; Limousin, 356kg at £790 = 2.22p; Garvagh producer; Charolais, 256kg at £700 = 2.73p; Charolais, 322kg at £880 = 2.73p; Maghera producer; Limousin, 314kg at £840 = 2.68p; Limousin, 272kg at £720 = 2.65p; Dungiven producer; Charolais, 436kg at £900 = 2.06p; Charolais, 378kg at £950 = 2.51p; Charolais, 378kg at £950 = 2.51p; Magherafelt producer; Holstein, 590kg at £940 = 1.59p; Holstein, 612kg at £1,020 = 1.67p; Holstein, 654kg at £1,030 = 1.57p; Holstein, 658kg at £1,050 = 1.60p; Holstein, 664kg at £950 = 1.43p; Garvagh producer; Simmental, 378kg at £820 = 2.17p; Limousin, 268kg at £700 = 2.61p; Simmental, 388kg at £860 = 2.22p; Simmental, 284kg at £740 = 2.61p; Limousin, 338kg at £730 = 2.16p; Bellaghy producer; Aberdeen Angus, ,496kg at £1,020 = 2.06p; Upperlands producer; Aberdeen Angus, 328kg at £570 = 1.74p; Aberdeen Angus, ,342kg at £640 = 1.87p; Aberdeen Angus, 414kg at £760 = 1.84p; Aberdeen Angus, ,402kg at £770 = 1.92p; Magherafelt producer; Limousin, 404kg at £800 = 1.98p and Garvagh producer; Limousin, 344kg at £750 = 2.18p; Limousin, 318kg at £740 = 2.33p; Limousin, 296kg at £720 = 2.43p.

Heifers: Upperlands producer; Limousin, 570kg at £1,280 = 2.25p; Limousin, 552kg at £1,180 = 2.14p; Limousin, 498kg at £1,070 = 2.15; Limousin, 660kg at £1,370 = 2.08p; Limousin, 550kg at £1,170 = 2.13p; Garvagh producer; Charolais, 314kg at £790 = 2.52p; Limousin, 228kg at £630 = 2.76p; Charolais, 294kg at £630 = 2.14p; Upperlands producer; Limousin, 272kg at £720 = 2.65p; Hereford, 346kg at £575 = 1.66p; Hereford, 386kg at £630 = 1.63p; Claudy producer; Aberdeen Angus, ,598kg at £1,150 = 1.92p; Aberdeen Angus, ,504kg at £960 = 1.90p; Aberdeen Angus, 550kg at £1,040 = 1.89p; Aberdeen Angus, ,490kg at £920 = 1.88p; Maghera producer; Limousin, 402kg at £850 = 2.11p; Maghera producer; Limousin, 396kg at £830 = 2.10p; Limousin, 418kg at £850 = 2.03p; Dungiven producer; Charolais, 366kg at £750 = 2.05p; Charolais, 378kg at £900 = 2.38p; Charolais, 398kg at £890 = 2.24p; Bellaghy producer; Charolais, 480kg at £1,040 = 2.17p;Limousin, 464kg at £900 = 1.94p; Maghera producer; Aberdeen Angus, ,320kg at £620 = 1.94p; Aberdeen Angus, ,476kg at £940 = 1.97p; Magherafelt producer; Limousin, 412kg at £660 = 1.60p; Swatragh producer; Shorthorn, 546kg at £1,050 = 1.92p andGarvagh producer; Limousin, 426kg at £870 = 2.04p; Limousin, 560kg at £1,240 = 2.21p.

Weekly breeding sheep sale: 1 ewe with 2 lambs at foot to £350. 1 ewe with 1 lamb at foot to £256.

Thursday evenings sale produced a very solid trade for 500 sheep that were presented at the weekly breeding sheep sale.

Sample prices:

Ewes and lambs:

Swatragh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £350; Swatragh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £350; Limavady producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £284; Ballymoney producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £238; Garvagh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £236; Ballymoney producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £234; Ballymoney producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £234; Ballymoney producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £228; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £226; Ballymena producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £222; Ballymena producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £218; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £211; Draperstown producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £205; Limavady producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £236; Limavady producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £214; Maghera producer; 1 ewe,1 lamb £206; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £202 and Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £200.

Weekly sheep sale - Spring lambs to £137. Hoggets to £156. Fat ewes to £204.

An excellent show of almost 800 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 8th May.

300 cull ewes were offered for sale and were an excellent trade topping at £204.

Over 400 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a very solid trade, lambs topped at £156.00 for heavy sorts.

Spring lambs were also a solid trade with a batch of 7 at 20.3kg selling at £137.00 (£6.75 ppk).

Sample prices:

Heavy weight: Cookstown producer; 28kg at £156.00 = 5.57p; Magherafelt producer; 26kg at £149.00 = 5.73p; Cookstown producer; 28kg at £145.00 = 5.18p; Magherafelt producer; 29kg at £141.00 = 4.86p; Castledawson producer; 25kg at £140.00 = 5.60p; Ballymena producer; 25.3kg at £140.00 = 5.53p; Limavady producer; 28kg at £139.00 = 4.96p; Maghera producer; 25.5kg at £139.00 = 5.45p; Maghera producer; 24kg at £137.00 = 5.71p; Maghera producer; 29.5kg at £138.00 = 4.68p; Maghera producer; 27.5kg at £129.00 = 4.69p and Kilrea producer; 25kg at £128.00 = 5.12p.

Mid-weight: Limavady producer; 23kg at £140.00 =6.09p; Magherafelt producer; 22kg at £139.00 = 6.32p; Swatragh producer; 23.4kg at £140.00 = 5.98p; Swatragh producer; 21kg at £139.00 = 6.62p; Ballymoney producer; 21.5kg at £139.00 = 6.47p; Ballintoy producer; 21.4kg at £139.00 = 6.50p; Ballymoney producer; 21.4kg at £138.00 = 6.45p; Ballycastle producer; 22kg at £138.00 = 6.27p; Magherafelt producer; 21.2kg at £138.00 = 6.51p; Claudy producer; 21.3kg at £134.00 =6.29p; Swatragh producer; 22.5kg at £133.00 = 5.91p; Rasharkin producer; 23kg at £133.00 = 5.78p; Dungannon producer; 23kg at £133.00 = 5.78p; Kilrea producer; 21.3kg at £132.00 = 6.20p; Claudy producer; 21.5kg at £130.00 = 6.05p; Kilrea producer; 23kg at £130.00 = 5.65p and Garvagh producer; 21.5kg at £138.00 = 6.42p.

Spring lambs: Cookstown producer; 20.3kg at £137.00 = 6.75p; Rasharkin producer; 22kg at £139.00 = 6.32p; Mosside producer; 22.75kg at £138.00 = 6.07p; Mosside producer; 21.5kg at £137.50 = 6.40p; Stewartstown producer; 18.5kg at £134.00 = 7.24p; Maghera producer; 19.5kg at £132.00 = 6.77p; Ballycastle producer; 20kg at £131.00 = 6.55p; Ballycastle producer; 22.5kg at £132.00 = 5.87p and Claudy producer; 20.5kg at £130.00 = 6.34p.

Fat ewes: Glarryford producer; £204; Glarryford producer; £187 and Ballymoney producer; £172.

Cattle sale every Monday at 11.30am.

Sheep sale every Saturday at 10.30am.

Sheep breeding sale every Thursday at 7.30pm.