Outstanding trade for stock at Swatragh

A seasonal show of 60 quality cattle were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday 27th June which resulted in an outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,290 for a 562kg Char at £2.30 per kg and to a top of £2.59 per kilo for a Lim 410kg at £1,060.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,520 for a 578kg Lim at £2.63 per kg and to a top of £2.64 per kilo for a BB 390kg at £1,030.

Fat Cows were also an outstanding trade topping at £2.56 per kilo for a Lim 640kg at £1,640.

A LOT MORE STOCK REQUIRED TO MEET DEMAND WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF BUYERS ATTENDING BOTH AT RINGSIDE AND ONLINE.

Sample Prices

Bullocks

Garavgh producer; Char,562kg at £1,290 = 2.30p; Char,496kg at £1,220 = 2.46p; Char,376kg at £960 = 2.55p; Char,478kg at £1,050 = 2.20p; Magherafelt producer; Lim,410kg at £1,060 = 2.59p; Lim,534kg at £1,180 = 2.21p; Lim,488kg at £1,140 = 2.34p; Garavgh producer; Char,432kg at £1,040 = 2.41p; Garvagh producer; Char,380kg at £900 = 2.37p; Char,414kg at £940 = 2.27p; Toomebridge producer; Lim,452kg at £1,000 = 2.21p.

Heifers

Toomebridge producer; BB,390kg at £1,030 = 2.64p; Swatragh producer; Lim,578kg at £1,520 = 2.63p; Char,558kg at £1,240 = 2.22p; Char,344kg at £830 = 2.41p; Lim,372kg at £910 = 2.45p; Garvagh producer; Char,380kg at £810 = 2.13p; Char,370kg at £830 = 2.24p; Char,414kg at £940 = 2.27p; Lim,430kg at £860 = 2.00p; Drumahoe producer; Lim,384kg at £800 = 2.08p; Dungiven producer; Char,404kg at £880 = 2.18p; Garvagh producer; Char,346kg at £760 = 2.20p; Char,432kg at £920 = 2.13p; Stewartstown producer; AA,448kg at £930 = 2.08p; AA,266kg at £560 = 2.11p; AA,388kg at £780 = 2.01p; AA,318kg at £630 = 1.98p; AA,422kg at £880 = 2.09p; Limavady producer; Char,398kg at £900 = 2.26p; Char,510kg at £1,190 = 2.33p; Lim,466kg at £1,010 = 2.17p; Plumbridge producer; Sh,316kg at £600 = 1.90p.

A very strong seasonal show of 1,275 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 25th June. 417 cull ewes were offered for sale and were a very strong trade topping at £230.00. 825 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a solid trade. Lambs topped at £140.00 for heavy sorts. Spring Lambs topped at £136.00.

Sample Prices

Heavy-weight

Maghera producer; 30kg at £140.00 = 4.67p; Garvagh producer; 29kg at £138.00 = 4.76p; Magherafelt producer; 25kg at £137.00 = 5.48p; Cookstown producer; 30kg at £135.00 = 4.50p; Garvagh producer; 24.2kg at £134.50 = 5.56p; Cookstown producer; 27kg at £131.50 = 4.87p; Maghera producer; 25kg at £128.00 = 5.12p; Moneymore producer; 24kg at £127.50 = 5.31p; Magherafelt producer; 26.5kg at £127.00 = 4.79p.

Spring Lambs

Coleraine producer; 23kg at £136.00 = 5.91p; Dungiven producer; 23.2kg at £132.00 = 5.69p; Tobermore producer; 22.3kg at £130.50 = 5.85p; Maghera producer; 21.8kg at £130.50 = 5.99p; Claudy producer; 22.9kg at £130.00 = 5.68p; Upperlands producer; 21.5kg at £129.00 = 6.00p; Maghera producer; 23kg at £128.50 = 5.59p; Cookstown producer; 23.3kg at £128.50 = 5.52p; Draperstown producer; 22kg at £128.50 = 5.84p; Upperlands producer; 23kg at £128.00 = 5.57p; Swatragh producer; 22.6kg at £128.00 = 5.66p; Maghera producer; 22kg at £127.50 = 5.80p; Coleraine producer; 22kg at £127.50 = 5.80p; Dungiven producer; 22kg at £127.50 = 5.80p; Swatragh producer; 22.3kg at £127.00 = 5.70p; Dungiven producer; 22.8kg at £126.50 = 5.55p; Garvagh producer; 22kg at £126.00 = 5.73p; Cookstown producer; 21kg at £125.50 = 5.98p; Tobermore producer; 21.5kg at £125.00 = 5.81p; Crumlin producer; 22kg at £125.00 = 5.68p; Garvagh producer; 20.5kg at £124.50 = 6.07p; Greysteel producer; 21.3kg at £124.50 = 5.85p; Swatragh producer; 21.8kg at £124.00 = 5.69p; Garvagh producer; 21.6kg at £123.50 = 5.72p; Garvagh producer; 22kg at £122.50 = 5.57p.

Light-weight

Magherafelt producer; 17.75kg at £117.50 = 6.62p; Maghera producer; 19.3kg at £103.50 = 5.36p; Dungiven producer; 18.9kg at £94.00 = 4.97p; Draperstown producer; 19.75kg at £93.50 = 4.73p.

Fat Ewes

Ballymoney producer; £230; Tobermore producer; £196; Ballybogey producer; £176.

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