Heifers selling to £1,870 at Swatragh

Weekly cattle sale - A strong seasonal show of 75 quality cattle were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday 25th July which resulted in an outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,460 for a 622kg Hereford at £2.35 per kg and to a top of £2.87 per kilo for a 366kg Charolais at £1,050.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,870 for a 866kg Limousin at £2.16 per kg and to a top of £2.66 per kilo for a 410kg Limousin at £1,090.

Fat cows were also an outstanding trade topping at £2.21 per kilo for a Limousin 692kg at £1,530.

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A lot more stock required to meet demand with a large number of buyers attending both at ringside and online.

Sample prices

Bullocks

Swatragh producer; Limousin, 622kg at £1,460 = 2.35p; Limavady producer; Charolais, 366kg at £1,050 = 2.87p; Aberdeen Angus, 442kg at £980 = 2.22p; Aberdeen Angus, 452kg at £960 = 2.12p; Charolais, 404kg at £1,000 = 2.48p; Limousin, 318kg at £590 = 1.86p; Limousin, 314kg at £860 = 2.74p; Garvagh producer; Limousin, 436kg at £1,000 = 2.29p; Limousin, 392kg at £830 = 2.12p; Limousin, 476kg at £1,150 = 2.42p; Maghera producer; Aberdeen Angus, 474kg at £950 = 2.00p; Aberdeen Angus, 452kg at £940 = 2.08p; Limousin, 514kg at £1,130 = 2.20p; Aberdeen Angus, 552kg at £1,180 = 2.14p; Aberdeen Angus, 494kg at £1,050 = 2.13p; Aberdeen Angus, 560kg at £1,040 = 1.86p; Aberdeen Angus, 474kg at £1,020 = 2.15p; Aberdeen Angus, 540kg at £1,060 = 1.96p; Limousin, 410kg at £830 = 2.02p; Aberdeen Angus, 454kg at £810 = 1.78p; Aberdeen Angus, 416kg at £840 = 2.02p; Aberdeen Angus, 492kg at £1,040 = 2.11p; Aberdeen Angus, 446kg at £930 = 2.09p; Aberdeen Angus, 442kg at £870 = 1.97p; Aberdeen Angus, 418kg at £880 = 2.11p; Swatragh producer; Limousin, 316kg at £720 = 2.28p and Maghera producer; Hereford, 318kg at £480 = 1.51p.

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Heifers

Swatragh producer; Limousin, 866kg at £1,870 = 2.16p; Garvagh producer; Limousin, 410kg at £1,090 = 2.66p; Limousin, 404kg at £910 = 2.25p; Limousin, 496kg at £1,100 = 2.22p; Limousin, 442kg at £1,160 = 2.62p; Limousin, 512kg at £1,140 = 2.23p; Bellaghy producer; Simmental, 554kg at £1,240 = 2.24p; Swatragh producer; Aberdeen Angus, 316kg at £620 = 1.96p; Cookstown producer; Charolais, 484kg at £970 = 2.00p; Charolais, 482kg at £1,170 = 2.43p; Charolais, 624kg at £1,380 = 2.21p; Swatragh producer; Limousin, 532kg at £1,050 = 1.97p; Limavady producer; Shorthorn beef, 554kg at £1,140 = 2.06p; Shorthorn beef, 564kg at £1,060 = 1.88p and Maghera producer; Aberdeen Angus, 426kg at £800 = 1.88p; Simmental, 564kg at £1,230 = 2.18p.

Weekly sheep sale - Lambs to £170 and fat ewes to £160.

An exceptionally strong seasonal show of 1,750 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 23rd July. 505 cull ewes were offered for sale and were a solid trade topping at £160.00. 1,200 lambs were presented for sale, which was met with a reduced trade. Lambs topped at £170.00 for heavy sorts.

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Sample prices

Heavy-weight

Coleraine producer; 30.5kg at £170.00 = 5.57p; Eglinton producer; 31kg at £133.00 = 4.29p; Cookstown producer; 27kg at £127.50 = 4.72p; Ballymena producer; 24.8kg at £125.00 = 5.04p; Desertmartin producer; 26kg at £124.50 = 4.79p; Eglinton producer; 25kg at £117.00 = 4.68p; Magherafelt producer; 25kg at £113.00 = 4.52p; Maghera producer; 26kg at £112.00 = 4.31p; Castlerock producer; 24.3kg at £112.00 = 4.61p; Cookstown producer; 25kg at £111.00 = 4.44p; Maghera producer; 26.5kg at £111.00 = 4.19p; Claudy producer; 24.75kg at £110.00 = 4.44p and Claudy producer; 24kg at £110.00 = 4.58p.

Middle-weight

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Magherafelt producer; 22kg at £113.00 =5.14p; Kilrea producer; 23.9kg at £111.50 = 4.67p; Draperstown producer; 21.5kg at £111.50 = 5.19p; Ballymena producer; 23.7kg at £111.00 = 4.68p; Ballycastle producer; 23kg at £110.00 = 4.78p; Cookstown producer; 23.8kg at £110.00 = 4.62p; Maghera producer; 23.4kg at £110.00 = 4.70p; Portglenone producer; 23.4kg at £110.00 = 4.70p; Ballymoney producer; 23.3kg at £110.00 = 4.72p; Cookstown producer; 22kg at £109.00 = 4.95p; Ballyclare producer; 23kg at £109.00 = 4.74p; Draperstown producer; 22.8kg at £108.50 = 4.76p; Maghera producer; 23kg at £108.50 = 4.72p; Cookstown producer; 24kg at £109.00 = 4.54p; Garvagh producer; 23kg at £107.00 = 4.65p; Garvagh producer; 22.6kg at £107.00 = 4.73p; Swatragh producer; 23.5kg at £107.00 = 4.55p; Culnady producer; 22.5kg at £106.00 = 4.71p and Dungiven producer; 23kg at £106.00 = 4.61p.

Light-weight

Magherafelt producer; 19.4kg at £94.00 = 4.85p; Omagh producer; 19.25kg at £93.50 = 4.86p; Draperstown producer; 19kg at £93.00 = 4.89p; Magherafelt producer; 18.25kg at £90.00 = 4.93p; Draperstown producer; 17.75kg at £90.00 = 5.07p; Limavady producer; 19.5kg at £90.00 = 4.62p; Bellaghy producer; 16.5kg at £88.00 = 5.33p; Draperstown producer; 18.8kg at £86.50 = 4.60p; Magherafelt producer; 17kg at £85.00 = 5.00p; Dungiven producer; 16.5kg at £80.50 = 4.88p and Moneymore producer; 17kg at £80.50 = 4.74p.

Fat ewes: Tobermore producer; £160; Cookstown producer; £157 and Coleraine producer; £154.

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Cattle sale every Monday at 11.30am.

Sheep sale every Saturday at 10.30 am.

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