Ewe with lambs at foot sells for £370 at Swatragh Mart

Weekly breeding sheep sale: 1 ewe with 2 lambs at foot to £370; 1 ewe with 1 lamb at foot to £286; breeding ewe lambs topped at £180.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 3:17 pm

Thursday evening’s sale produced a super trade for almost 300 sheep that were presented at our weekly breeding sheep sale.

A lot more stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices: Ewes and lambs - Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £370; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £270; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £260; Magilligan producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £230; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £260; Swatragh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £240; Garvagh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £260; Garvagh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £238; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £230; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £226; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £222; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £286; Swatragh producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £238; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £232; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £212; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £198 and Magilligan producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £190.

Weekly sheep sale: Lambs to £137.50 and fat ewes to £163.

An excellent show of over 1,200 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 27th February, 300 cull ewes were offered for sale and were an excellent trade topping at £163.00.

850 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with an improved trade, lambs topped at £137.50 for heavy sorts.

Sample prices: Heavy-weight - Maghera producer; 28kg at £137.50 = 4.91p; Magherafelt producer; 29kg at £137.00 = 4.72p; Magherafelt producer; 27.5kg at £137.00 = 4.98p; Bellaghy producer; 29kg at £137.00 = 4.72p; Dungiven producer; 27.5kg at £136.50 = 4.96p; Magherafelt producer; 28kg at £136 = 4.86p; Draperstown producer; 28kg at £136.00 = 4.86p; Garavgh producer; 24.5kg at £136.00 = 5.55p; Magherafelt producer; 24kg at £135.50 = 5.64p; Maghera producer; 28.5kg at £135.50 = 4.75p; Magherafelt producer; 27kg at £135.00 = 5.00p; Maghera producer; 26kg at £135.00 = 5.19p; Draperstown producer; 27kg at £135.00 = 5.00p; Dungiven producer; 25.5kg at £135.00 = 5.29p; Draperstown producer; 25kg at £135.00 = 5.40p and Garavgh producer; 28kg at £134.00 = 4.79p.

Mid-weight: Garvagh producer; 23kg at £135.00 = 5.87p; Rasharkin producer; 23kg at £133.00 = 5.78p; Swatragh producer; 23kg at £128.50 = 5.59p; Maghera producer; 23.75kg at £127.50 = 5.37p; Maghera producer; 23.5kg at £127.00 = 5.40p; Limavady producer; 23.5kg at £126.00 = 5.36p; Cookstown producer; 23kg at £125.50 = 5.46p; Limavady producer; 22.7kg at £122.50 = 5.40p and Draperstown producer; 22.8kg at £121.00 = 5.31p.

Light-weight: Kilrea producer; 19kg at £117.50 = 6.16p; Garvagh producer; 19kg at £108.00 = 5.68p; Draperstown producer; 19.4kg at £105.00 = 5.41p. Cookstown producer; 17kg at £104.00 = 6.12p; Maghera producer; 18kg at £101.00 =5.61p; Rasharkin producer; 19kg at £109.00 = 5.74p; Maghera producer; 17kg at £94.00 = 5.53p and Maghera producer; 17kg at £91.50 = 5.38p.

Fat ewes: Maghera producer; £163; Draperstown producer; £157 and Swatragh producer; £156.

Weekly cattle sale: Another great show of almost 100 cattle was presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday, which resulted in an outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,280 for a 542kg Belgian Blue at £2.36 per kg and to a top of £2.73 per kilo for a Limousin 300kg at £820.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,170 for a 484kg Limousin at £2.42 per kg and to a top of £3.05 per kilo for a Limousin 236kg at £720.

A lot more stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Maghera producer; Limousin, 546kg at £1,190 = 2.18p; Belgian Blue, 542kg at £1,280 = 2.36p; Limousin, 528kg at £1,200 = 2.27p; Belgian Blue, 542kg at £1,280 = 2.36p; Maghera producer Limousin, 300kg at £820 = 2.73p; Limousin, 336kg at £900 = 2.68p; Dungiven producer Belgian Blue, 490kg at £990 = 2.02p; Belgian Blue, 508kg at £1,020 = 2.01p; Belgian Blue ,550kg at £1,140 = 2.07p;Belgian Blue 494kg at £1,020 = £2.06; Belgian Blue, 432kg at £920 = 2.13p;Belgian Blue, 496kg at £1,000 = 2.02p; Dungiven producer Limousin, 382kg at £1,030 = 2.70p; Limousin, 354kg at £890 = 2.51p. Cookstown producer; Limousin, 292kg at £680 = 2.33p; Dunloy producer Charolais, 538kg at £1,160 = 2.16p; Portglenone producer Aberdeen Angus, 430kg at £930 = 2.16p; Aberdeen Angus, 474kg at £1,050 = 2.22p; Swatragh producer Charolais, 344kg at £920 = 2.67p; Maghera producer Limousin, 324kg at £820 = 2.53p; Swatragh producer Charolais, 556kg at 1,150 = 2.07p; Magilligan producer Charolais, 480kg at £1,080 = 2.25p and Magherafelt producer Limousin, 336kg at £900 = 2.68p; Limousin 300kg at £820 = £2.73.

Heifers: Swatragh producer; Limousin, 236kg at £720 = 3.05p; Charolais, 320kg at £760 = 2.38p; Charolais, 354kg at £780 = 2.20p; Charolais, 304kg at £730 = 2.40p; Charolais, 358kg at £830 = £2.32kg; Charolais, 278kg at £720 = 2.59p; Swatragh producer Charolais, 310kg at £760 = 2.45p; Limousin, 484kg at £1,170 = 2.42p; Charolais, 448kg at £880 = 1.96p; Charolais, 524kg at £1,050 = 2.00p; Magilligan producer Charolais, 458kg at £1,090 = 2.38p; Charolais, 552kg at £1,140 = 2.07p; Charolais, 394kg at £940 = 2.39p; Charolais, 494kg at £1,110 = 2.25p; Garvagh producer Limousin, 324kg at £810 = 2.50p; Limousin, 332kg at £770 = 2.32p; Limousin, 388kg at £1,000 = 2.58p. Toomebridge producer; Hereford, 356kg at £560 = 1.57p; Hereford, 340kg at £640 = 1.88p; Hereford, 396kg at £670 = 1.69p; Hereford, 386kg at £600 = 1.55p; Cookstown producer Limousin, 354kg at £780 = £2.20kg; Limousin, 300kg at £670 = 2.23p; Limousin, 310kg at £670 = 2.16p; Limousin, 378kg at £800 = 2.12p; Dungiven producer Aberdeen Angus, 206kg at £420 = 2.04p; Simmental, 218kg at £560 = 2.57p; Hereford,274kg at £510 = 1.86p; Aberdeen Angus, 206kg at £340 = 1.65p; Hereford,254kg at £390 = 1.54p; Simmental, 244kg at £610 = 2.50p; Simmental, 214kg at £470 = 2.20p; Charolais, 240kg at £610 = 2.54p; Aberdeen Angus, 172kg at £410 = 2.38p; Aberdeen Angus, 192kg at £360 = 1.88p; Simmental, 184kg at £460 = 2.50p; Hereford, 276kg at £600 = 2.17p;Hereford, 246kg at £460 = 1.87p; Magherafelt producer Belgian Blue, 432kg at £940 = 2.18p; Charolais, 372kg at £810 = 2.18p; Dungannon producer Limousin, 390kg at £800 = 2.05p; Charolais, 286kg at £730 = 2.55p; Charolais, 358kg at £760 = 2.12p; Limousin, 306kg at £720 = 2.35p; Limousin, 352kg at £670 = 1.90p; Charolais, 348kg at £740 = 2.13p; Fleckvieh, 302kg at £650 = 2.15p; Limousin, 284kg at £650 = 2.29p; Charolais, 328kg at £600 = 1.83p; Limousin, 306kg at £680 = 2.22p; Limousin, 420kg at £830 = £1.98kg; Limousin, 254kg at £660 = 2.60p; Simmental, 468kg at £900 = 1.92p; Limousin, 304kg at £580 = 1.91p and Magherafelt producer Limousin,326kg at £740 = 2.27p.

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