Draperstown (Lauri O’Kane and Son) Mart: Excellent show of sheep

An excellent show of sheep on Friday, and an outstanding show cattle on Saturday at Draperstown Livestock Market (Lauri O’Kane and Son).

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:26 pm

Sheep trade remaining strong for store lambs, supberb trade for fat lambs and a continuing demand for fat ewes and Ewes with lambs

Fat ewes sold to £150.00 fat lambs £148.00 for 25.5kgs and 20kgs at £135.

(£6.65 per kilo)

Fat lambs

25.5kgs at £148, 28.8 kgs at £147, 29kgs at £147, 25.2kgs at £145, 25.6kgs at £145, 24.1kgs at £144, 23.5kgs at £144, 25.8kgs at £143, 25kgs at £142, 23kgs at £142, 21.4kg at £135, 20.3kgs at £135, 23.4kgs at £134, 23.4kgs at £132, 23kgs at £124, 19.8kgs at £123.

Fat ewes top prices £147, £124, £116, £115, £112, £110, £107, £105, £104.5, £104, £103.

Ewes and lambs £250, £238, £210, £208, £206, £204.

An excellent entry of cattle on Saturday with up on 40 fat cows top prices to £2.13 and £2.00 per kilo.

Beef bullocks and heifers a very strong trade, weanlings also in high demand with top prices paid for quality stock.

More heavy strong cattle are required for outstanding prices to fulfil ongoing export markets.

Fat cows

Charolais 640kgs £2.13, Charolais 440kgs £2.00, Saler 610kgs £1.93, Limousin 660kgs £1.93, Charolais 650 £1.85, Charolais 550kgs £1.83, Simmental 560kgs £1.83, Limousin 590kgs £1.80, Belgian Blue 640kgs £1.79, Limousin 700kgs £1.78, Charolais 650KGS £1.74, Simmental 510kgs £1.74, Aberdeen Angus 320kgs £1.25, Montbeliarde 610kgs £1.22

Beef bullocks

Limousin 716kgs £1560, Limousin 647kgs £1410, Simmental 713kgs £1310, Charolais 529KG £1240, Limousin 546kgs £1200, Limousin 503kg £1160, Limousin 539kgs £1140, Limousin 540kgs £1140 Limousin 516kgs £1120, Charolais 530kgs £1120, Charolais 530kgs £1110, Limousin 591kgs £1100, Limousin 530kgs £1090, Aberdeen Angus 596kgs £1090, Hereford 503kgs £1070, Aberdeen Angus 505kgs £1060.

Stores bullocks

Limousin 485kgs £1060, Limousin 490kgs £1060, Charolais 426kgs £990, Belgian Blue 422kgs £970, Simmental 370kgs £890, Limousin 345kgs £890, Limousin 361kgs £890, Charolais 328kgs £880, Limousin 352kgs £890, Limousin 334kgs £870, Charolais 328kgs £870, Charolais 316kgs £840,Limousin 312kgs £830, Charolais 276kgs £770, Speckled Park 305kgs £750, Speckled Park 287KGS £740, Charolais 257KGS £710, Limousin 219KGS £650.

Beef heifers/store heifers

Limousin 662kgs £1360, Charolais 643kgs £1340, Belgian Blue 651kgs £1300, Stabiliser 532kg £1130, Aberdeen Angus 530kgs £1120, Stabiliser 544kgs £1060, Limousin 525kgs £1020, Charolais 504kgs £910, Charolais 648kgs £1140, Simmental 537kgsS £1100 Aberdeen Angus 522kgs £1030, Limousin 421kgs £1250, Hereford 362kgs £1160, Limousin 362kgs £1010, Limousin 352kgs £1000, Charolais 416kgs £980, Charolais 344kgs £910, Simmental 388kgs £900, Charolais 417kgs £880, Limousin 391kgs £870, Limousin 336kgs £850, Charolais 273Kgs £840, Simmental 372kgs £840, Charolais 333kgs £810, Aberdeen Angus 295kgs £640, Limousin 243kgs £630, Limousin 211kgs £600.