Ewes and lambs selling to £345 at Swatragh Mart

Weekly breeding sheep sale: 1 ewe with 2 lambs at foot to £345. 1 ewe with 1 lamb at foot to £305. 1 ewe with 3 lambs at foot to £274.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 12:52 pm

Breeding ewe lambs topped at £184.

Thursday evenings sale produced a fantastic trade for almost 600 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 £345; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £300; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £290; Magherafelt producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £273; Dungiven producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £264; Garvagh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £258; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £255; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £245; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £242; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £236; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £235; Cookstown producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £232; Dungiven producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £230; Garvagh producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £228; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £305; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 Lamb £295; Omagh producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £250; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £234 and Dungiven producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £202; Garvagh producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £200.

Weekly sheep sale - lambs to £157 and fat ewes to £186.

An excellent show again of over 1,050 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 13th March, 350 cull ewes were offered for sale and were an excellent trade topping at £186.00.

Over 700 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a much improved trade, lambs topped at £157.00 for heavy sorts.

Sample prices:

Heavy-weight: Magherafelt producer; 38.5kg at £157.00 = 4.08p; Magherafelt producer; 34.25kg at £154.00 = 4.50p; Magherafelt producer; 31kg at £154.00 = 4.97p; Ballymena producer; 29kg at £153.00 = 5.28p; Portglenone producer; 26.5kg at £151.00 = 5.70p; Cookstown producer; 29kg at £151.00 = 5.21p; Garvagh producer; 28kg at £150.00 = 5.36p; Limavady producer; 28kg at £150.00 = 5.36p; Draperstown producer; 26kg at £150.00 = 5.77p; Magherafelt producer; 28kg at £150.00 = 5.36p; Magherafelt producer; 25.5kg at £149.00 = 5.84p and Cookstown producer; 26.8kg at £148.00 = 5.52p.

Mid-weight: Maghera producer; 22kg at £150.00 = 6.82p; Coleraine producer; 21.5kg at £144.00 =6.70p; Garvagh producer; 23.2kg at £143.00 = 6.16p; Cookstown producer; 23.3kg at £142.00 = 6.09p; Magherafelt producer; 23.2kg at £139.00 = 5.99p; Carrickfergus producer; 23kg at £139.00 = 6.04p; Dungiven producer; 23kg at £136.50 = 5.93p; Draperstown producer; 23kg at £134.00 = 5.83p and Swatragh producer; 22kg at £129.00 = 5.86p.

Light-weight: Portglenone producer; 18kg at £116.00 = 6.44p; Draperstown producer; 17.25kg at £106.50 = 6.17p; Garvagh producer; 19kg at £100.00 = 5.26p. Magherafelt producer; 17kg at £92.00 = 5.41p; Moneymore producer; 13kg at £84.00 =6.46p; Dungiven producer; 15.5kg at £79.50 = 5.13p and Maghera producer; 17kg at £79.00. = 4.65p.

Fat ewes: Maghera producer; £186; Magherafelt producer; £185 and Maghera producer; £185.

Weekly cattle sale: Another great show of over 60 cattle was presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday 15th March which resulted in an outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,270 for a 528kg Limousin at £2.41 per kg and to a top of £2.57 per kilo for a Charolais 218kg at £560.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,330 for a 596kg Limousin at £2.23 per kg and to a top of £3.09 per kilo for a Limousin 356kg at £1,100.

A lot more stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices

Bullocks: Bellaghy producer; Limousin, 528kg at £1,270 = 2.41p; Dungannon producer Charolais, 218kg at £560 = 2.57p; Limousin, 324kg at £740 = 2.28p; Limousin, 302kg at £750 = 2.48p; Magherafelt producer Limousin, 424kg at £960 = 2.26p; Limousin, 458kg at £1,100 = £2.40; Swatragh producer Charolais, 406kg at £920 = £2.27. Charolais, 405kg at £810 = 2.00p; Maghera producer; Limousin, 415kg at £900 = 2.17p; Hereford, 416kg at £850 = 2.04p and Kilrea producer Friesian, 384kg at £660 = 1.72p; Holstein, 320kg at £550 = 1.72p; Holstein,336kg at £600 = 1.79p.

Heifers: Swatragh producer; Limousin, 596kg at £1,330 = 2.23p; Dungiven producer Limousin, 356kg at £1,100 = 3.09p; Saler, 302kg at £770 = 2.55p; Limousin,388kg at £1,020 = 2.63p; Limousin, 308kg at £790 = £2.56; Limousin, 384kg at £1,120 = 2.92p; Limousin, 336kg at £900 = 2.68p; Saler, 340kg at £950 = 2.79p; Saler, 244kg at £660 = 2.70p; Maghera producer; Charolais, 548kg at £1,260 = 2.30p; Charolais, 558kg at £1,220 = 2.19p; Charolais ,480kg at £1,100 = 2.29p; Charolais,446kg at £1,130 = 2.53p; Limousin,502kg at £1,040 = £2.07; Bellaghy producer Charolais, 594kg at £1,270 = 2.14p; Limousin,492kg at £1,050 = 2.13p; Charolais,608kg at £1,310 = 2.15p; Charolais, 564kg at £1,280 = 2.27p; Toomebridge producer; Hereford, 438kg at £790 = 1.80p; Hereford, 448kg at £850 = 1.90p; Hereford, 454kg at £830 = 1.83p; Hereford, 478kg at £810 = 1.69p; Hereford, 450kg at £790.00 = £1.75; Garvagh producer Limousin, 562kg at £1,300 = 2.31p; Limousin, 542kg at £1,210 = 2.23p; Charolais, 425kg at £850 = 2.00p; Charolais, 555kg at £1,110 = 2.00p; Swatragh producer; Limousin, 550kg at £1,170 = 2.13p; Belgian Blue, 475kg at £950 = 2.00p; Charolais, 452kg at £1,000 = 2.21p; Charolais, 476kg at £1,110 = 2.33p; Charolais, 442kg at £920 = £2.08 and Kilrea producer Limousin,324kg at £690 = 2.13p; Limousin, 310kg at £720 = 2.32p.

Cattle sale every Monday at 11.30am.

Sheep sale every Saturday at 10.30am.

Sheep breeding sale every Thursday at 7.30pm.