Fantastic trade for sheep at Swatragh
At the weekly Breeding Sheep Sale at Swatragh one ewe with two lambs at foot sold to £252.00, while one ewe with one lamb at foot sold to £270.00.
Thursday evening’s sale produced a fantastic trade for almost 500 sheep that were presented at the weekly Breeding Sheep Sale.
Ewes & Lambs: Limavady producer; 1 Ewe, 2 Lambs £252; Dungiven producer; 1 Ewe, 2 Lambs £248; Limavady producer; 1 Ew, 2 Lambs £248; Maghera producer; 1 Ewe, 2 Lambs £234; Desertmartin producer; 1 Ew, 2 Lambs £230; Maghera producer; 1 Ew, 1 Lamb £270; Magherafelt producer; 1 Ew, 1 Lamb £260; Kilrea producer; 1 Ewe, 1 Lamb £250;Maghera producer; 1 Ewe, 1 Lamb £250; Moneymore producer; 1 Ewe, 1 Lamb £245.
Weekly Sheep Sale;
Spring Lambs to £149.00/Hoggets to £155.0/Fat ewes to £190.00
A seasonal show of over 600 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 3rd April. 250 cull ewes were offered for sale and were an excellent trade topping at £190.00. 400 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a super trade, lambs topped at £155.00 for heavy sorts. Spring Lambs were a fantastic trade with a batch of 3 at 20.5kg selling at £149.00 (£7.06 ppk)
Heavy-weight: Antrim producer; 32kg at £155.00 = 4.84p; Swatragh producer; 36kg at £154.00 = 4.28p; Dungiven producer; 29kg at £153.00 = 5.28p; Ballymena producer; 26.2kg at £151.00 = 5.76p; Swatragh producer; 25kg at £150.00 = 6.00p; Maghera producer; 25.2kg at £142.50 = 5.65p; Ballymoney producer; 35kg at £149.00 = 4.26p; Maghera producer; 25.3kg at £146.50 = 5.79p; Limavady producer; 25kg at £134.00 = 5.36p; Rasharkin producer; 30kg at £139.00 = 4.63p.
Mid-weight: Maghera producer; 21kg at £149.00 = 7.09p; Ballymoney producer; 21kg at £144.00 =6.86p; Ballymoney producer; 21kg at £141.00 = 6.71p; Rasharkin producer; 21.8kg at £139.00 = 6.38p; Portadown producer; 22.3kg at £127.50 = 5.72p; Cookstown producer; 19.5kg at £125.00 = 6.41p; Claudy producer; 19.4kg at £125.00 = 6.44p; Draperstown producer; 22.3kg at £123.50 = 5.54p; Kilrea producer; 22.25kg at £118.00 = 5.30p.
Light-weight: Garvagh producer; 17.5kg at £98.00 = 5.60p; Kilrea producer; 18kg at £98.00 = 5.44p; Dungiven producer; 16.5kg at £94.50 = 5.73p
Fat Ewes: Kilrea producer; £190; Portadown producer; £186; Greysteel producer; £168
Cattle sale every Monday at 11.30
Sheep sale every Saturday at 10.30 am
Sheep Breeding Sale every Thursday at 7.30pm