Draperstown (Lauri O’Kane and Son) Mart: Sheep trade remaining strong for fat lambs

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

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 10:03 am

Sheep trade remaining strong for fat lambs and a continuing demand for fat ewes and ewes with lambs.

Fat ewes sold to £170.00, fat lambs £149.00 for 29.2 (£5.1per kg) and 21.5kgs at £118.00 (£5.49 per kilo)

Fat lambs

29.2kgs at £149, 29kgs at £147, 23.6kgs at £120, 21.2kgs at £119, 21.5kgs at £118, 19.4kgs at £100, 18.9kgs at £94, 20.5kgs at £82, 22kgs at £80.

Fat ewes top prices £170, £159, £149, £146, £140, £138, £125, £115 and £100.

An excellent entry of cattle on Saturday with up on 40 fat cows top prices to £2.13 and £1.98 per kilo.

Cows and calves an excellent trade up to £1580 and £1500 for top quality stock.

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

Simmental 550kgs £2.13, Limousin 550kgs £1.98, Charolais 450kgs £1.96, Charolais 630kgs £1.93, Limousin 440kgs £1.85, Limousin 580kgs £1.82, Limousin 640kgs £1.78, Simmental 460kgs £1.76, Limousin 650kgs £1.72, Limousin 550kgs £1.55, Aberdeen Angus 520kgs £1.55, Aberdeen Angus 360kgs £1.54, Hereford 460kgs £1.41, Limousin 420kgs £1.31 and Limousin 560kgs £1.27.

Beef Bullocks

Simmental 685kgs £1700, Limousin 602kgs £1460, Limousin 550kgs £1340, Limousin 513kg £1290, Limousin 558kgs £1260, Limousin 560kgs £1250, Charolais 550kgs £1240, Saler 623kgs £1200 Aberdeen Angus 676kgs £1200, Limousin 505kgs £1130, Belted Galloway 540kgs £1090, Limousin 560kgs £1080, Limousin 550kgs £1080, Aberdeen Angus 509kgs £1050, Aberdeen Angus 568kgs £1040 and Aberdeen Angus 521kgs £1040.

Stores bullocks

Charolais 489kgs £1180, Blonde d’Aquitaine 471kgs £1130, Simmental 478kgs £1110, Limousin 492kgs £1090, Charolais 415kgs £1060, Limousin 417kgs £1040, Limousin 401kgs £1000, Limousin 422kgs £990, Limousin 377kgs £970, Charolais 349kg £960, Charolais 373kgs £950, Limousin 373kgs £950, Charolais 368kgs £930, Limousin 386kgs £930, Charolais 332kgs £910, Limousin 337kgs £890, Charolais 306kgs £880, Limousin 249kgs £760, Limousin 230kgs £700 and Saler 225kgs £690.

Beef heifers/store heifers

Charolais 691kgs £1590, Charolais 686kgs £1510, Charolais 596kgs £1260, Aberdeen Angus 554kgs £1210, Limousin 540kgs £1200, Charolais 595kgs £1200, Limousin 565kgs £1130, Belgian Blue 529kgs £1100, Charolais 628kgs £1080, Hereford 517kgs £1000 Belgian Blue 515kgs £1000, Limousin 463kgs £1060, Limousin 395kgs £990, Limousin 325kgs £940, Limousin 345kgs £940, Charolais 382kgs £930, Limousin 389kgs £910, Charolais 352kgs £900, Charolais 334kgs £890, Charolais 39kgs £870, Charolais 347kgs £870, Charolais 283kgs £860, Charolais 335kgs £860, Charolais 216kgs £660, Limousin 273kgs £650 and Aberdeen Angus 238kgs £630.