Fantastic show of cattle at Swatragh Mart, heifers selling to a top of £1710 per head

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Weekly cattle sale: A fantastic show of over 150 great quality cattle was presented on Monday 18th March in Swatragh which resulted in another day of tremendous trade for all stock on offer.

Bullocks sold to 365p/kg for a Limousin at 266kg (£970) and to a top of £1690 per head for a Limousin at 536kg (315p/kg).

Heifers sold to 358p/kg for a Limousin at 282kg (£1010) and to a top of £1710 per head for a Charolais at 556kg (308p/kg).

Cows sold to 222p/kg for a Limousin at 532kg (£1180) and to a top of £1600 per head for a Belgian Blue at 740kg (216p/kg).

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A lot more cattle are required to meet a strong demand with a large number of buyers attending ringside and online.

Some of the sample prices

Fat cows

Upperlands producer, Limousin 532kg £1180 (222p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Belgian Blue 740kg £1600 (216p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 538kg £1100 (204p/kg), Swatragh producer, Aberdeen Angus 614kg £1220 (199p/kg), Maghera producer, Charolais 630kg £1220 (194p/kg) and Bellaghy producer, Charolais 676kg £1160 (172p/kg).

Heifers

0 to 300kg

Upperlands producer, Limousin 282kg £1010 (358p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 276kg £860 (312p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 280kg £860 (307p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 238kg £720 (303p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 240kg £700 (292p/kg) and Swatragh producer, Limousin 280kg £830 (296p/kg).

301 TO 500KG

Upperlands producer, Limousin 304kg £1070 (352p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 408kg £1420 (348p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 314kg £1080 (344p/kg), Swatragh producer, Limousin 350kg £1160 (331p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 422kg £1420 (336p/kg), Upperlands producer, Charolais 442kg £1480 (335p/kg), Swatragh producer, Limousin 370kg £1220 (330p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 306kg £1010 (330p/kg), Upperlands producer, Charolais 422kg £1360 (322p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 388kg £1250 (322p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 384kg £1220 (318p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Limousin 498kg £1560 (313p/kg), Greysteel producer, Blonde d'Aquitaine 444kg £1370 (309p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 380kg £1160 (305p/kg), Upperlands producer, Charolais 362kg £1100 (304p/kg), Upperlands producer, Charolais 406kg £1210 (298p/kg), Upperlands producer, Charolais 410kg £1210 (295p/kg), Swatragh producer, Limousin 354kg £1040 (294p/kg), Drumsurn producer, Limousin 316kg £930 (294p/kg), Upperlands producer, Charolais 396kg £1160 (293p/kg), Upperlands producer, Charolais 358kg £1000 (279p/kg), Upperlands producer, Charolais 412kg £1080 (262p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Limousin 448kg £1160 (259p/kg), Garvagh producer, Limousin 342kg £880 (257p/kg) and Dungiven producer, Simmental 352kg £900 (256p/kg).

501kg and over

Swatragh producer, Charolais 556kg £1710 (308p/kg), Upperlands producer, Charolais 532kg £1630 (306p/kg), Greysteel producer, Limousin 510kg £1540 (302p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Limousin 536kg £1480 (276p/kg), Kilrea producer, Simmental 596kg £1570 (263p/kg), Limavady producer, Simmental 544kg £1430 (263p/kg), Limavady producer, Simmental 554kg £1450 (262p/kg) and Limavady producer, Simmental 570kg £1490 (261p/kg).

Bullocks

0 to 300kg

Upperlands producer, Limousin 266kg £970 (365p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 264kg £960 (364p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 294kg £1020 (347p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 290kg £900 (310p/kg), Maghera producer, Limousin 284kg £880 (310p/kg), Magherafelt producer, Charolais 288kg £880 (306p/kg), Magherafelt producer, Limousin 290kg £840 (290p/kg), Garvagh producer, Simmental 300kg £860 (287p/kg), Magherafelt producer, Limousin 282kg £810 (287p/kg), Magherafelt producer, Aberdeen Angus 270kg £740 (274p/kg) and Upperlands producer, Belgian Blue 234kg £600 (256p/kg).

301 to 500kg

Swatragh producer, Charolais 390kg £1380 (354p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 374kg £1310 (350p/kg), Swatragh producer, Limousin 374kg £1280 (342p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 472kg £1550 (328p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 388kg £1270 (327p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 412kg £1340 (325p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 358kg £1160 (324p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Limousin 494kg £1590 (322p/kg), Limavady producer, Charolais 424kg £1360 (321p/kg), Swatragh producer, Limousin 360kg £1140 (317p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 402kg £1270 (316p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Charolais 386kg £1220 (316p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 432kg £1360 (315p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 430kg £1340 (312p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Charolais 344kg £1070 (311p/kg), Limavady producer, Charolais 468kg £1450 (310p/kg), Dungiven producer, Charolais 368kg £1140 (310p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 396kg £1220 (308p/kg), Greysteel producer, Limousin 468kg £1430 (306p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Limousin 458kg £1380 (301p/kg), Dungiven producer, Charolais 388kg £1160 (299p/kg), Swatragh producer, Limousin 368kg £1100 (299p/kg), Coleraine producer, Limousin 424kg £1260 (297p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 438kg £1290 (295p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 386kg £1130 (293p/kg), Upperlands producer, Limousin 462kg £1350 (292p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 450kg £1300 (289p/kg), Limavady producer, Charolais 444kg £1250 (282p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Charolais 448kg £1260 (281p/kg) and Moneymore producer, Aberdeen Angus 356kg £1000 (281p/kg).

501kg and over

Swatragh producer, Limousin 536kg £1690 (315p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Limousin 512kg £1530 (299p/kg), Bellaghy producer, Limousin 534kg £1570 (294p/kg), Swatragh producer, Charolais 508kg £1470 (289p/kg) and Limavady producer, Shorthorn 536kg £1490 (278p/kg).

Weekly Saturday sheep sale

Saturday 16th March saw an absolute flying trade with an entry of over 1250 sheep reaching new heights with over 900 hoggets on offer.

Trade reached a tremendous £260 for a single hogget with many more lots reaching strong prices.

A showing of 350 cull ewes saw trade reaching £300 for a single ewe with many lots of ewes reaching well over £200.

A lot more sheep are required to meet demand with a large number of buyers attending ringside and online.

Some of Saturday’s top prices

Heavy hoggets - 25kg and over (p/kg)

Upperlands producer, 1 hogget 34kg £260 (765p/kg), Nutt's Corner producer, 2 hoggets 25.5kg £180 (706p/kg), Coagh producer, 5 hoggets 28.6kg £200 (699p/kg), Coagh producer, 3 hoggets 25kg £173 (692p/kg), Magherafelt producer, 2 hoggets 29kg £200 (690p/kg), Knockloughrim producer, 11 hoggets 26.2kg £178.50 (682p/kg), Stewartstown producer, 6 hoggets 25kg £167 (668p/kg), Portglenone producer, 9 hoggets 27.1kg £180.50 (666p/kg), Magherafelt producer, 2 hoggets 26.5kg £176 (664p/kg), Swatragh producer, 2 hoggets 27kg £178 (659p/kg), Magherafelt producer, 3 hoggets 33.7kg £221 (656p/kg), Draperstown producer, 2 hoggets 25kg £164 (656p/kg), Dungannon producer, 2 hoggets 27.5kg £180 (655p/kg), Swatragh producer, 7 hoggets 25.6kg £167.50 (655p/kg), Upperlands producer, 3 hoggets 26kg £170 (654p/kg), Stewartstown producer, 2 hoggets 26kg £170 (654p/kg), Ballymena producer, 7 hoggets 25.3kg £164 (648p/kg), Maghera producer, 24 hoggets 25kg £159 (636p/kg), Coleraine producer, 14 hoggets 29.2kg £184.50 (632p/kg), Gulladuff producer, 5 hoggets 28.6kg £180 (629p/kg) and Coleraine producer, 12 hoggets 26.9kg £168 (624p/kg).

Mid weight hoggets – 21kg up to 25kg

Aghadowey producer, 14 hoggets 21.4kg £159 (743p/kg), Cookstown producer, 1 hogget 23kg £170 (739p/kg), Swatragh producer, 2 hoggets 24kg £166 (692p/kg), Nutt's Corner producer, 3 hoggets 24kg £166 (692p/kg), Lissan producer, 5 hoggets 23.2kg £156 (673p/kg), Maghera producer, 8 hoggets 23.4kg £156 (667p/kg), Stewartstown producer, 6 hoggets 24kg £157.50 (656p/kg), Maghera producer, 35 hoggets 23.6kg £154 (653p/kg), Bushmills producer, 11 hoggets 23.1kg £151 (654p/kg), Ballymena producer, 6 hoggets 23kg £150 (652p/kg), Donemana producer, 5 hoggets 23.2kg £151 (651p/kg), Aghadowey producer, 12 hoggets 24.3kg £158 (650p/kg), Ballymena producer, 9 hoggets 23.9kg £154.50 (646p/kg), Draperstown producer, 6 hoggets 22.7kg £146.50 (645p/kg), Swatragh producer, 3 hoggets 24.7kg £159 (644p/kg), Bellaghy producer, 11 hoggets 24.3kg £156.50 (644p/kg), Limavady producer, 8 hoggets 24.1kg £155 (643p/kg), Ballymena producer, 10 hoggets 21.1kg £135 (640p/kg), Claudy producer, 12 hoggets 21.9kg £140 (639p/kg) and Limavady producer, 9 hoggets 21.2kg £135 (637p/kg).

Lighter hoggets – up to 21kg

Maghera producer, 4 hoggets 19.8kg £138.50 (699p/kg), Cookstown producer, 3 hoggets 19kg £133 (700p/kg), Dungannon producer, 5 hoggets 20.4kg £141 (691p/kg), Maghera producer, 4 hoggets 16.3kg £112 (687p/kg), Killaloo producer, 14 hoggets 19.2kg £127 (661p/kg), Coleraine producer, 7 hoggets 19.2kg £123 (641p/kg), Draperstown producer, 6 hoggets 19.5kg £125 (641p/kg), Cookstown producer, 1 hogget 20kg £126 (630p/kg), Draperstown producer, 4 hoggets 20.5kg £129 (629p/kg), Draperstown producer, 17 hoggets 20.3kg £125.50 (618p/kg), Swatragh producer, 2 hoggets 18kg £110 (611p/kg), Macosquin producer, 4 hoggets 19.3kg £117 (606p/kg) and Bellaghy producer, 6 hoggets 20.2kg £122 (604p/kg).

Fat ewes

Ballinderry producer, 1 ewe £300, Antrim producer, 1 ewe £277, Ballinderry producer, 1 ewe £252, Coleraine producer, 1 ewe £244, Loughgeil producer, 2 ewes £240, Portglenone producer, 2 ewes £234, Dungiven producer, 1 ewe £225, Crumlin producer, 2 ewes £224, Draperstown producer, 3 ewes £224, Dungiven producer, 2 ewes £218, Coagh producer, 2 ewes £216, Macosquin producer, 1 ewe £204, Macosquin producer, 1 ewe £200, Swatragh producer, 1 ewe £199, Coagh producer, 3 ewes £199, Cookstown producer, 5 ewes £198, Lissan producer, 2 ewes £196, Castlerock producer, 1 ewe £196, Upperlands producer, 2 ewes £190, Macosquin producer, 1 ewe £188, Magherafelt producer, 1 ewe £185, Swatragh producer, 1 ewe £180, Swatragh producer, 1 ewe £178, Portglenone producer, 1 ewe £178, Stewartstown producer, 3 ewes £176, Coagh producer, 3 ewes £176, Gulladuff producer, 1 ewe £170, Limavady producer, 1 ewe £170, Limavady producer, 1 ewe £168 and Limavady producer, 3 ewes £167.

Fat rams

Cookstown producer, 1 ram £198, Draperstown producer, 1 ram £196, Limavady producer, 1 ram £174, Maghera producer, 1 ram £160, Martinstown producer, 1 ram £150, Draperstown producer, 1 ram £134, Garvagh producer 1 ram £130, Desertmartin producer, 2 rams £128, Claudy producer, 1 ram £122, Glenavy producer, 1 ram £122 and Limavady producer, 3 rams £120.

Weekly Thursday breeding sheep sale

Thursday 14th March saw another fantastic entry of great quality breeding sheep at Swatragh which resulted in tremendous trade with ewes and lambs soaring to £355 for 1 ewe with 2 lambs at foot.

Breeders reached a high of £185 for 2 Dorset ewes.

Foster ewes once more in greater demand this week with prices reaching a top of £250 for a Crossbred ewe.

Pet lambs to a top of £48 for a Texel lamb.

Charity lot presented by Mr G Tanner 1 ewe and 2 lambs raised £550 in aid of Marie Curie.

Foster ewes and pet lambs also welcome during Saturday’s sale and will be sold at approximately 12 noon.

A lot more sheep are required to meet demand with a large number of buyers attending ringside and online.

Some of Thursday’s sample prices

Pet lambs

Castlerock producer, 1 Texel £48, Swatragh producer, 1 Suffolk £36, Ballymoney producer, 1 Texel £35, Coagh producer, 1 Texel £28, Ballymoney producer, 1 Texel £26, Ballymoney producer, 1 Texel £24, Coagh producer, 1 Charollais £23, Swatragh producer, 1 Texel £23, Swatragh producer, 1 Suffolk £23, Claudy producer, 1 Dutch Spotted £21, Ballymoney producer, 1 Texel £20 and Claudy producer, 1 Dutch spotted £20.

Foster ewes

Limavady producer, 1 crossbred ewe £250, Ahoghill producer, 1 Texel ewe £185, Cookstown producer, 1 Badger face ewe £180 and Draperstown producer, 1 crossbred ewe £145.

Breeders

Donemana producer, 2 ewes £185, Cookstown producer, 1 ewe £180, Donemana producer, 1 ewe £180, Bushmills producer, 4 ewe lambs £148, Maghera producer, 5 ewe lambs £145, Draperstown producer, 5 ewes £138, Kilrea producer, 1 ewe lamb £132, Draperstown producer, 11 ewes £132, Draperstown producer, 1 ewe £132, Ballymoney producer, 4 ewe lambs £130, Castlerock producer, 1 ewe £130, Ballymoney producer, 4 ewe lambs £125, Swatragh producer, 3 ewe lambs £125, Claudy producer, 1 ewe £120, Draperstown producer, 4 ewes £118 and Draperstown producer, 1 ewe £115.

Ewes and lambs

Ewes with twins at foot

Castlerock producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £355, Swatragh producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £305, Castlerock producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £300, Donemana producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £300, Donemana producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £295, Donemana producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs, Castlerock producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £285, Donemana producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £275, Ballycastle producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £275, Castlerock producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £272, Ballycastle producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £265, Magherafelt producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £260, Castlerock producer, 3 ewe and 6 lambs £260, Plumbridge producer, 2 ewe and 4 lambs £258, Macosquin producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £255, Macosquin producer, 2 ewes and 4 lambs £255, Ballycastle producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £255, Macosquin producer, 2 ewes and 4 lambs £250, Gulladuff producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £250 and Portglenone producer, 1 ewe and 2 lambs £250.

Ewes with singles at foot

Swatragh producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £230, Dunloy producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £225, Dunloy producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £200, Castlerock producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £190, Dunloy producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £190, Draperstown producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £175, Magherafelt producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £ 175, Castlerock producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £175, Drumsurn producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £170, Dunloy producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £165, Dunloy producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £165, Dunloy producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £165, Plumbridge producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £165, Gulladuff producer, 2 ewes and 2 lambs £162, Dunloy producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £160, Garvagh producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £160, Dunloy producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £160, Dunloy producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £155 and Draperstown producer, 1 ewe and 1 lamb £155.

Store/ewe lambs

Kilrea producer, 3 lambs £150 and Garvagh producer, 3 lambs £128.

Cattle sale every Monday at 11.30am.

Sheep sale every Saturday at 10.30am.

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