Draperstown Livestock Market (Lauri O’Kane and Son): Ewes and lambs selling £250

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

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 9:06 am

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

Fat ewes sold to £130.00 fat lambs £148.00 for 25.5kgs and 20kgs at £135. (£6.65 per kilo).

Fat lambs

32kgs at £148, 24kgs at £147, 24kgs at £145, 25.2kgs at £144, 23.9kgs at £144, 23.9kgs at £143, 24kgs at £142, 25.8kgs at £142, 25kgs at £140, 23kgs at £139, 23.9kg at £138, 23.1kgs at £137, 22.9kgs at £134, 24.6kgs at £133, 24.6kgs at £130, 22.5kgs at £126, 20.5kgs at £125, 20.8kgs at £120.

Fat ewes top prices £130, £128, £120, £110, £100, £98, £96, £94 and £92.

Ewes and lambs £250, £242, £240, £238, £236, £232 and £228.

An excellent entry of cattle on Saturday with up on 40 fat cows top prices to £2.15 and £2.14 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

Limousin 790kgs £2.15, Limousin 600kgs £2.14, Limousin 560kgs £2.07, Limousin 690kgs £2.07, Shorthorn beef 680 £1.96, Limousin 620kgs £1.91, Limousin 510kgs £1.88, Belgian Blues 530kgs £1.78, Aberdeen Angus 720kgs £1.78, Limousin 420kgs £1.74, Stabiliser 610kgs £1.69, Charolais 600kgs £1.68, Shorthorn 470kgs £1.62, Limousin 490kgs £1.52, Hereford 390kgs £1.46

Beef bullocks

Limousin 956kgs £1740, Charolais 708kgs £1590, Limousin 692kgs £1450, Charolais 588kgs £1380, Charolais 592kgs £1380, Charolais 593kgs £1360, Montbeliarde 558kgs £1360, Montbeliarde 551kgs £1310, Limousin 551kgs £1290, Charolais 507kgs £1260, Limousin 518kgs £1220, Charolais 509kgs £1210, Limousin 764kgs £1150, Fleckvieh 521kgs £1040, Hereford 503kgs £1030, Aberdeen Angus 505kgs £1030.

Stores bullocks

Charolais 394kgs £1130, Charolais 439kgs £1120, Charolais 451kgs £1100, Charolais 422kgs £1060, Charolais 382kgs £1060, Limousin 394kgs £1050, Limousin 439kgs £1030, Charolais 374kgs £1010, Charolais 382kgs £1000, Limousin 384kgs £990, Limousin 378kgs £990, Limousin 351kgs £970, Charolais 284kgs £830, Limousin 276kgs £810, Limousin 286kgs £760, CC 233kgs £620, Simmental 199kgs £500, Aberdeen Angus 161kgs £480, Aberdeen Angus 139kgs £400.

Beef heifers/store heifers

Charolais 608kgs £1360, Limousin 743kgs £1260, Charolais 608kgs £1240, Limousin 550kgs £1150, Charolais 530kgs £1150, Aberdeen Angus 544kgs £1140, Limousin 525kgs £1130, Charolais 504kgs £1110, Aberdeen Angus 505kgs £1090, Simmental 537kgs £1080 Aberdeen Angus 520kgs £1030, Limousin 421kgs £1100, Charolais 435kgs £1070, Blonde d’Aquitaine 391kgs £1020, Limousin 339kgs £1020, Charolais 416kgs £980, Limousin 344kgs £890, Charolais 358kgs £860, Aberdeen Angus 369kgs £850, Limousin 336kgs £850, Charolais 311kgs £770, Limousin 304kgs £750, Aberdeen Angus 252kgs £670, Limousin 238kgs £640,Charolais 234kgs £590, Aberdeen Angus 213kgs £550.