Solid trade for all stock at Swatragh

Another very strong seasonal show of 80 cattle were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday 2nd August which resulted in another solid trade for all types of stock on offer.

Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 11:27 am

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,250 for a 612kg AA at £2.04 per kg and to a top of £2.65 per kilo for a Lim 374kg at £990.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,010 for a 458kg BB at £2.21 per kg and to a top of £2.35 per kilo for a Char 340kg at £800.

Fat Cows were also a very solid trade selling to a top price of £1,290 for a 688kg Lim at £1.88 per kilo.

Cows & Calves were an excellent trade topping at £1,650 for an AA cow with a quality Lim calf at foot.

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; AA,612kg at £1,250 = 2.04p; AA,442kg at £880 = 1.99p; AA,524kg at £1,010 = 1.93p; Rasharkin producer; Lim,374kg at £990 = 2.65p; Lim,388kg at £880 = 2.27p; Lim,424kg at £840 = 1.98p; Lim,444kg at £840 = 1.89p; Lim,376kg at £990 = 2.63p; Lim,354kg at £890 = 2.51p; Lim,460kg at £1,080 = 2.35p; Garvagh producer; FKV,400kg at £840 = 2.10p; Char,398kg at £940 = 2.36p; Char,420kg at £960 = 2.29p; Char,364kg at £820 = 2.25p; Char,358kg at £790 = 2.21p; Limavady producer; Char,510kg at £1,200 = 2.35p; Lim 512kg at £1,220 = 2.38p; Char,506kg at £1,220 = 2.41p; Lim,528kg at £1,190 = 2.25p; Macosquin producer; Sim,492kg at £890 = 1.81p; Magherafelt producer; Sim,384kg at £980 = 2.55p; Sim,394kg at £890 = 2.26p; Sim,394kg at £890 = 2.26p; Lim,402kg at £980 = 2.44p; Sim,410kg at £950 = 2.32p; Sim,364kg at £950 = 2.61p; Ahoghill producer; Her,442kg at £800 = 1.81p; Her,446kg at £780 = 1.75p; St,524kg at £900 = 1.72p; St,498kg at £890 = 1.79p; Her,419kg at £760 = 1.81p.

Heifers: Garvagh producer; Lim,458kg at £1,010 = 2.21p; Lim,326kg at £580 = 1.78p; Garvagh producer; Ch,340kg at £800 = 2.35p; Donemana producer; AA,512kg at £950 = 1.86p; AA,500kg at £940 = 1.88p; Eglinton producer; Lim,480kg at £1,000 = 2.08p; Lim,442kg at £890 = 2.01p; Rasharkin producer; Lim,366kg at £700 = 1.91p; Lim,326kg at £590 = 1.81p; Donemana producer; Ch,454kg at £850 = 1.87p; Char,390kg at £810 = 2.08p; BB,398kg at £740 = 1.86p; Draperstown producer; Lim,404kg at £790 = 1.96p; Lim,442kg at £890 = 2.01p; Ahoghill producer; Char,354kg at £690 = 1.95p; Dunloy producer; AA,374kg at £680 = 1.82p; AA,402kg at £680 = 1.69p; AA,452kg at £780 = 1.73p; AA,420kg at £750 = 1.79p; AA,346kg at £600 = 1.73p; AA,354kg at £620 = 1.75p.

An excellent show of over 2,000 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday, 31st July. 550 cull ewes were offered for sale and were a solid trade topping at £171.00. Over 1,500 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a very solid trade, lambs topped at £118.00 for heavy sorts.

Sample Prices

Heavy Weight: Swatragh producer; 30kg at £118.00 = 3.93p; Limavady producer; 26.75kg at £114.00 = 4.26p; Limavady producer; 26kg at £112.50 = 4.33p; Coleraine producer; 26kg at £108.50 = 4.17p; Maghera producer; 26.8kg at £107.50 = 4.01p; Cookstown producer; 24kg at £107.00 = 4.46p; Draperstown producer; 24kg at £106.00 = 4.42p; Cookstown producer; 25kg at £105.50 = 4.22p; Dungiven producer; 25.6kg at £105.00 = 4.10p; Moneymore producer; 24.9kg at £104.50 = 4.20p; Moneymore producer; 24kg at £104.00 = 4.33p; Dungiven producer; 25kg at £104.00 = 4.16p; Craigbane producer; 24kg at £103.50 = 4.31p; Draperstown producer; 24.5kg at £103.00 = 4.20p; Garvagh producer; 24.6kg at £103.00 = 4.19p; Maghera producer; 24.5kg at £103.00 = 4.20p.

Mid-weight: Garvagh producer; 23kg at £103.00 =4.48p; Cookstown producer; 23.3kg at £102.50 = 4.40p;

Cookstown producer; 23kg at £102.50 = 4.46p; Moneymore producer; 23kg at £102.50 = 4.46p; Aghadowey producer; 23.3kg at £101.50 = 4.36p; Ahoghill producer; 23kg at £100.00 = 4.35p; Garvagh producer; 23kg at £100.00 = 4.35p; Limavady producer; 23.75kg at £100.00 = 4.21p; Draperstown producer; 22.8kg at £99.50 = 4.36p; Garvagh producer; 23.75kg at £99.50 = 4.19p; Garvagh producer; 23.4kg at £99.50 = 4.25p; Swatragh producer; 22.7kg at 98.50 = 4.34p; Swatragh producer; 22.5kg at £98.50 = 4.38p; Balllymoney producer; 20.5kg at £98.50 = 4.80p; Moneymore producer; 22.3kg at £98.50 = 4.42p; Cookstown producer; 23kg at £98.00 = 4.26p; Cookstown producer; 21kg at £98.00 = 4.67p; Crumlin producer; 21.9kg at £98.00 = 4.47p.

Light Weight Lambs: Draperstown producer; 19.4kg at £85.00 = 4.38p; Crumlin producer; 18.6kg at £85.00 = 4.57p; Slaughtmanus producer; 18kg at £82.00 = 4.56p; Portglenone producer; 18.2kg at £82.00 = 4.51p; Maghera producer; 18kg at £80.00 = 4.44p; Draperstown producer; 17.4kg at £79.50 = 4.57p; Draperstown producer; 17.4kg at £78.00 = 4.48p; Garvagh producer; 17.5kg at £77.00 = 4.40p; Desertmartin producer; 15.25kg at £77.50 = 5.08p; Dungiven producer; 13.75kg at £73.00 = 5.31p; Kilrea producer; 16kg at £73.00 = 4.56p.

Fat Ewes: Portglenone producer £171; Coleraine producer £168; Ballycastle producer £154.

Weekly Breeding Sheep Sale

Thursday evenings sale produced an excellent trade for 500 quality sheep that were presented at our weekly Breeding Sheep Sale.

Quality Ewe Lambs topped at £118.00

Quality Hoggets topped at £228.00

More stock required to meet a strong demand.