Draperstown Livestock Market (Lauri O’Kane and Son): Ewes and lambs selling to £240

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

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 11:57 am

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

Fat ewes sold to £180.00 fat lambs £145.

Fat lambs: 28kgs at £145, 27.9kgs at £142, 26.7kgs at £141, 24.5kgs at £140, 23.3kgs at £139, 24.2kgs at £138, 24.7kgs at £137.5, 24.1kgs at £136, 24kgs at £135, 22.5kgs at £127, 21.8 at £126, 20.9kgs at £124, 20.3kgs at £119, 20.1kgs at £116, 20.4kgs at £110, 17.4kgs at £108, 16.8kgs at £107.

Fat ewes top prices £180, £140, £130, £128, £127, £124, £122, £119, £115, £113 and £111.

Ewes and lambs £240, £200, £190, £180, £148 and £140.

An outstanding entry of cattle on Saturday with up on 30 fat cows top prices to £2.11 and £1.85 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: Simmental 5200kgs £2.11, Limousin 830kgs £1.85, Simmental 520kgs £1.80, Limousin 520kgs £1.64, Limousin 640 £1.63, Simmental 580kgs £1.60, Simmental 580kgs £1.43, Belgian Blue 620kgs £1.41, Limousin 660kgs £1.41, Limousin 440kgs £1.38, Limousin 620kgs £1.38, Holstein 690kgs £1.30, Holstein 600kgs £1.26 and Limousin 590kgs £1.22.

Beef bullocks: Charolais 759kgs £1540, Limousin kgs £1380, Simmental 700kgs £1440, Hereford 696kgs £1400, Charolais 668kgs £1360, 628kgs £1250, Hereford 632kgs £1240, Limousin 569kgs £1190 Limousin 516kgs £1160, Charolais 530kgs £1150, Charolais 530kgs £1150, Limousin 591kgs £1150, Limousin 530kgs £1140, Aberdeen Angus 596kgs £1110, Hereford 503kgs £1070, Aberdeen Angus 505kgs £1060.

Stores bullocks: Limousin 494kgs £1110, Limousin 492kgs £1080, Charolais 454kgs £1070, Limousin 490kgs £980, Charolais 438kgs £960, Charolais 354kgs £930, Limousin 352kgs £890, Charolais 328kgs £880, Limousin 352kgs £890, Limousin 334kgs £870, Charolais 328kgs £870, Limousin 300kgs £860, Limousin 360kgs £860, Limousin 304kgs £860, Limousin 349kgs £850, Limousin 286kgs £840, Limousin 327kgs £690 and Limousin 200kgs £590.

Beef heifers/store heifers: Limousin 765kgs £1450, Limousin 686kgs £1400, Limousin 612kgs £1380, Limousin 774kgs £1340, Belgian Blue 777kgs £1320, Limousin 605kgs £1260, Charolais 695kgs £1200, Charolais 648kgs £1140, Simmental 537kgs £1100 Aberdeen Angus 522kgs £1030, Charolais 466kgs £1040, Simmental 427kgs £970, Limousin 471kgs £970, Limousin 455kgs £950, Charolais 400kgs £900, Limousin 350kgs £860, Shorthorn 313kgs £840, Charolais 318kgs £84, Charolais 318kgs £830, Shorthorn dairy 355kgs £820, Limousin 276kgs £780, Limousin 312kgs £750, Limousin 276kgs £720, Charolais 256kgs £700, Limousin 247kgs £660 and Limousin 309kgs £640.