Ewes and lambs selling to £300 at Swatragh Mart

Weekly breeding sheep sale: 1 ewe with 2 lambs at foot to £300. 1 ewe with 1 lamb at foot to £286.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 12:32 pm

Breeding ewe lambs topped at £194.

Foster ewes to £204.

Thursday evenings sale produced a super trade for almost 400 sheep that were presented at the weekly breeding sheep sale.

A lot more stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices:

Ewes and lambs: Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £300; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £295; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £292; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £290; Magherafelt producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £276; Garvagh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £274; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £272; Swatragh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £270; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £270; Kilrea producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £269; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £268; Draperstown producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £262; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £240; Swatragh producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £232; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £224; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £202; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £200 and Garvagh producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £190.

Weekly sheep sale: Lambs selling to £146 and fat ewes to £180.

An excellent show of over 1,050 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 6th March, 300 cull ewes were offered for sale and were an excellent trade topping at £180.00.

Over 700 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a much improved trade, lambs topped at £146.00 for heavy sorts.

Sample prices:

Heavy-weight: Kilrea producer; 26kg at £146.00 = 5.62p; Swatragh producer; 25.3kg at £145.50 = 5.75p; Magherafelt producer; 33kg at £144.00 = 4.36p; Bellaghy producer; 29kg at £143.00 = 4.93p; Kilrea producer; 29kg at £140.00 = 4.83p; Magherafelt producer; 25kg at £139.50 = 5.58p; Kilrea producer; 29kg at £139.00 = 4.79p; Dungannon producer; 26.75kg at £138.50 = 5.18p; Bushmills producer; 25kg at £138.00 = 5.52p; Maghera producer; 26.2kg at £138.00 = 5.27p; Magherafelt producer; 25kg at £138.00 = 5.52p; Garvagh producer; 24kg at £136.00 = 5.67p; Cookstown producer; 28.2kg at £138.00 = 4.89p; Draperstown producer; 24kg at £137.00 = 5.71p and Rasharkin producer; 24kg at £137.00 = 5.71p.

Mid-weight: Kilrea producer; 23kg at £133.50 = 5.80p; Garvagh producer; 23.5kg at £133.50 =5.68p; Garvagh producer; 23.2kg at £133.00 = 5.73p; Garvagh producer; 22kg at £132.50 = 6.02p; Bellaghy producer; 22.6kg at £132.50 = 5.86p; Kilrea producer; 23kg at £130.00 = 5.65p; Garvagh producer; 22.5kg at £129.00 = 5.73p; Limavady producer; 22.9kg at £128.00 = 5.59p and Draperstown producer; 22.5kg at £127.50 = 5.67p.

Light-weight: Kilrea producer; 19kg at £114.00 = 6.00p; Swatragh producer; 17.5kg at £108.50 = 6.20p; Draperstown producer; 19.4kg at £108.50 = 5.59p. Kilrea producer; 17.5kg at £108.50 = 6.20p; Kilrea producer; 17kg at £107.00 = 6.29p; Draperstown producer; 18kg at £107.00 = 5.94p; Limavady producer; 19.5kg at £102.50. = 5.26p and Dungannon producer; 18kg at £99.00 = 5.50p.

Fat ewes: Maghera producer; £180; Magherafelt producer; £160 and Desertmartin producer; £149.

Weekly cattle sale: Another great show of 70 cattle was presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday 8th March which resulted in an outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,030 for a 502kg Belgian Blue at £2.05 per kg and to a top of £2.93 per kilo for a Limousin 290kg at £850.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,230 for a 575kg Belgian Blue at £2.14 per kg and to a top of £2.65 per kilo for a Charolais 412kg at £1,090.

A lot more stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Magherafelt producer; Limousin, 290kg at £850 = 2.93p; Limousin, 300kg at £830 = 2.77p; Limousin, 306kg at £830 = 2.71p; Kilrea producer Saler, 366kg at £910 = 2.49p; Saler, 366kg at £910 = 2.49p; Friesian, 344kg at £580 = £1.69; Holstein, 354kg at £580 = £1.64; Kilrea producer Belgian Blue, 380kg at £970 = 2.55p; Belgian Blue, 370kg at £950 = 2.57p; Simmental, 426kg at £970 = 2.28p; Limousin, 386kg at £890 = 2.31p; Kilrea producer Limousin 408kg at £950 = £2.33; Limousin, 416kg at £950 = 2.28p; Dungannon producer; Limousin, 286kg at £590 = 2.06p; Charolais, 304kg at £720 = 2.37p; Limousin, 354kg at £930 = 2.63p; Swatragh producer Charolais, 348kg at £880 = 2.53p; Charolais, 414kg at £950 = 2.29p; Charolais, 452kg at £980 = 2.17p; Charolais, 366kg at £960 = 2.62p; Belgian Blue, 420kg at £840 = 2.00p; Donemana producer, 515kg at £1,030 = 2.00p; Belgian Blue 500kg at £1,015 = £2.03; Belgian Blue, 450kg at £900 = 2.00p; Belgian Blue, 460kg at £920 = 2.00p and Dungiven producer Charolais, 402kg at £990 = 2.46p.

Heifers: Swatragh producer; Charolais, 412kg at £1,090 = 2.65p; Charolais, 364kg at £780 = 2.14p; Charolais, 338kg at £760 = 2.25p; Charolais, 420kg at £940 = 2.24p; Charolais, 370kg at £800 = £2.16; Cookstown producer Limousin, 314kg at £740 = 2.36p; Swatragh producer Shorthorn, 502kg at £1,050 = 2.09p; Shorthorn, 468kg at £990 = 2.12p; Dungannon producer Charolais, 304kg at £690 = 2.27p; Garvagh Producer; Hereford, 460kg at £1,020 = 2.22p; Belgian Blue, 520kg at £1,120 = 2.15p; Hereford, 482kg at £1,080 = 2.24p; Belgian Blue, 454kg at £820 = 1.81p; Belgian Blue, 468kg at £850 = £1.82; Belgian Blue, 536kg at £1,070 = 2.00p; Hereford, 552kg at £1,060 = 1.92p; Hereford, 612kg at £1,230 = 2.01p; Dungannon producer Charolais, 400kg at £840 = 2.10p; Charolais, 396kg at £830 = 2.10p; Charolais, 352kg at £790 = 2.24p; Charolais, 400kg at £950 = 2.38p; Charolais, 400kg at £900 = 2.25p and Charolais, 382kg at £940 = £2.46.

Cattle breeding sale: A great show of over 70 cattle were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Friday night last, which resulted in an outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Sample prices: Maiden heifers sold to an exceptional £1,640 for a fantastic Charolais, other good prices for maidens were - Liam McDonnell Ballycastle producer.

All Simmentals; £1,260, £1,000, £1,000, £1,020, £1,360, £1,240, £1,400, £1,000, £1,320, £1,020, £1,620, £1,000, £1,220 and £1,080.

Other producers: Limousin £1,500; Charolais £1,480; Limousin £1,480 and Belgian Blue £1,380.

An exceptional demand for weanling heifers on the night and they topped at £1,200 for a Limousin.

Cattle sale every Monday at 11.30am.

Sheep sale every Saturday at 10.30am.

Sheep breeding sale every Thursday at 7.30pm.