Swatragh Mart: Cows and calves selling to £2,700

Weekly cattle sale: Another great show of over 140 cattle was presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday 29th March which resulted in another outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:33 pm

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,240 for a 556kg Limousin at £2.23 per kg and to a top of £3.18 per kilo for a Charolais 236kg at £750.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,300 for a 632kg Charolais at £2.06 per kg and to a top of £2.71 per kilo for a Limousin 314kg at £850.

A lot more stock required to meet demand.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Garvagh producer; Limousin, 556kg at £1,240 = 2.23p; Limousin, 534kg at £1,180 = 2.21p; Garvagh producer Charolais, 270kg at £790 = 2.93p; Charolais, 272kg at £800 = 2.94p; Charolais, 294kg at £750 = 2.55p; Charolais, 236kg at £750 = £3.18; Fleckvieh, 296kg at £730 = £2.47; Fleckvieh, 284kg at £630 = 2.22p; Garvagh producer; Charolais, 472kg at £1,090 = 2.31p; Dungannon producer Charolais, 278kg at £560 = 2.01p; Charolais, 264kg at £620 = 2.35p; Garvagh producer Charolais, 460kg at £1,010 = 2.20p; Charolais, 438kg at £1,110 = £2.53; Swatragh producer Saler, 332kg at £990 = 2.98p; Aberdeen Angus, 386kg at £780 = 2.02p; Swatragh producer Belgian Blue, 388kg at £750 = 1.93p; Aberdeen Angus, 396kg at £800 = 2.02p; Charolais, 462kg at £1,090 = 2.36p; Aberdeen Angus, 416kg at £800 = 1.92p; Charolais, 446kg at £1,110 = 2.49p; Garvagh producer Limousin, 368kg at £960 = 2.61p; Limousin, 280kg at £790 = £2.82; Limousin, 298kg at £880 = 2.95p; Maghera producer; Charolais, 348kg at £880 = 2.53p; Ballymoney producer Charolais, 468kg at £1,090 = 2.33p; Charolais, 460kg at £1,040 = 2.26p; Limousin, 560kg at £1,150 = 2.05p; Charolais, 426kg at £1,070 = £2.51; Kilrea producer Belgian Blue, 352kg at £750 = 2.13p; Kilrea producer Limousin, 420kg at £1,040 = 2.48p; Limousin, 330kg at £920 = 2.79p; Limavady producer Limousin, 524kg at £880 = 1.68p; Belgian Blue, 498kg at £930 = 1.87p; Limousin, 470kg at £840 = 1.79p; Friesian, 494kg at £740 = 1.50p; Friesian, 392kg at £540 = 1.38p; Friesian, 432kg at £630 = 1.46p; Hereford, 492kg at £860 = £1.75; Limousin, 440kg at £740 = 1.68p; Swatragh producer Simmental, 360kg at £940 = 2.61p; Belgian Blue, 354kg at £820 = 2.32p; Simmental, 340kg at £950 = 2.79p; Swatragh producer Limousin, 496kg at £1,020 = 2.06p; Limousin, 378kg at £860 = 2.28p; Maghera producer Limousin, 486kg at £1,150 = 2.37p; Limousin, 442kg at £1,080 = 2.44p; Limousin, 442kg at £1,060 = 2.40p and Maghera producer Charolais, 436kg at £1,130 = £2.59; Charolais, 428kg at £1,160 = 2.71p and Charolais, 380kg at £1,070 = 2.82p.

Heifers: Maghera producer; Charolais, 532kg at £1,190 = 2.24p; Charolais, 528kg at £1,080 = 2.05p; Charolais, 632kg at £1,300 = 2.06p; Charolais, 596kg at £1,240 = 2.08p; Charolais, 630kg at £1,210 = £1.92; Charolais, 492kg at £1,170 = 2.38p; Charolais, 506kg at £1,230 = 2.43p; Charolais, 514kg at £1,190 = 2.32p; Charolais, 498kg at £1,180 = 2.37p; Charolais, 486kg at £1,170 = 2.41p; Swatragh producer Limousin, 314kg at £850 = 2.71p; Limousin, 302kg at £720 = 2.38p; Limousin, 288kg at £680 = 2.36p; Limousin ,372kg at £720 = £1.94; Limousin, 290kg at £650 = 2.24p; Maghera producer; Hereford, 382kg at £710 = 1.86p; Limousin,428kg at £940 = 2.20p; Belgian Blue, 408kg at £820 = 2.01p; Belgian Blue, 422kg at £850 = 2.01p; Aberdeen Angus, 396kg at £780 = £1.97; Belgian Blue, 330kg at £690 = 2.09p; Hereford, 464kg at £890 = 1.92p; Aberdeen Angus, 464kg at £790 = 1.70p; Hereford, 442kg at £820 = 1.86p; Garvagh producer Charolais, 234kg at £600 = 2.56p; Charolais, 264kg at £670 = 2.54p; Charolais, 294kg at £670 = 2.28p; Fleckvieh, 258kg at £540 = 2.09p; Garvagh producer Charolais, 438kg at £1,020 = 2.33p; Charolais, 352kg at £830 = £2.36; Garvagh producer Limousin, 664kg at £1,180 = 1.78p; Garvagh producer Limousin, 526kg at £1,200 = 2.28p; Limousin, 298kg at £700 = 2.35p; Limousin, 320kg at £720 = 2.25p; Limousin, 312kg at £820 = 2.63p; Limousin, 276kg at £660 = 2.39p; Limousin , 264kg at £670 = 2.54p; Limousin, 312kg at £800 = 2.56p; Maghera producer Charolais, 384kg at £800 = 2.08p; Claudy producer Limousin, 526kg at £1,140 = £2.17; Limousin, 492kg at £1,210 = 2.46p; Swatragh producer Charolais, 660kg at £1,230 = 1.86p; Charolais, 630kg at £1,240 = 1.97p; Charolais, 606kg at £1,190 = 1.96p; Kilrea producer Limousin, 384kg at £800 = 2.08p; Swatragh producer Limousin, 320kg at £700 = 2.19p; Limousin, 332kg at £690 = 2.08p; Swatragh producer Limousin, 392kg at £670 = 1.71p; Hereford, 312kg at £770 = £2.47; Swatragh producer Charolais, 460kg at £1,040 = 2.26p; Maghera producer Charolais, 376kg at £1,000 = 2.66p; Limousin, 396kg at £980 = 2.47p; Charolais, 404kg at £980 = 2.43p and Kilrea producer Limousin, 240kg at £580 = £2.42; Limousin, 270kg at £650 = 2.41p; Limousin, 290kg at £760 = 2.62p.

Cattle breeding sale: A great show of over 60 cattle were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Friday night last, which resulted in an outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Sample prices: Maiden heifers sold to an exceptional £1,800 for a fantastic Simmental

Other prices for maidens Limousin, at £1,800; Charolais at £1,500; Limousin at £1,440 and Belgian Blue at £1,440.

An exceptional demand for Cows and calves on the night and they topped at £2,700 for a Simmental cow with a Limousin calf at foot.

Weekly breeding sheep sale: 1 ewe with 2 lambs at foot to £410. 1 ewe with 1 lamb at foot to £220.

Thursday evening’s sale produced a fantastic trade for almost 500 sheep that were presented at the weekly breeding sheep sale.

Sample prices:

Ewes and lambs: Dungiven producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £410; Dungiven producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £375; Glenarm producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £300; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £284; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £270; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £262; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £262; Kilrea producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £260; Maghera producer ; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £255; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £254; Limavady producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £251; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £250; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £250; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £250; Magherafelt producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £250; Kilrea producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £248; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £230; Glenarm producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £220; Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £210; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £200; Moneymore producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £192; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £192 and Dunloy producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £168.

Weekly sheep sale: Spring lambs selling to £166, hoggets selling to £159 and fat ewes to £186.

An excellent show again of over 900 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 27th March, 250 cull ewes were offered for sale and were an excellent trade topping at £186.00.

Over 600 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a super trade, lambs topped at £159.00 for heavy sorts.

Spring lambs were a fantastic trade with a batch of 4 at 20.5kg selling at £149.00 (£7.27 ppk).

Sample prices:

Spring lambs: Limavady producer; 23.5kg at £166.00 = 7.06p; Claudy producer; 24kg at £154.00 = 6.42p Ballymoney producer; 22kg at £153.00 = 6.95p; Cookstown producer; 22.4kg at £149.50 = 6.67p; Limavady producer; 20.5kg at £149.00 = 7.27p; Limavady producer; 20.8kg at £148.00 = 7.12p; Claudy producer; 20kg at £143.00 = 7.15p and Claudy producer; 20.5kg at £141.00 = 6.88p.

Heavy-weight: Limavady producer; 42kg at £159.00 = 3.79p; Tobermore producer; 28kg at £159.00 = 5.68p; Tobermore producer; 36kg at £156.00 = 4.33p; Pomeroy producer; 30.5kg at £154.00 = 5.05p; Maghera producer; 37kg at £147.00 = 3.97p; Dunloy producer; 32kg at £145.00 = 4.53p; Moneymore producer; 29kg at £143.00 = 4.93p; Garvagh producer; 30kg at £141.50 = 4.72p; Desertmartin producer; 26kg at £141.00 = 5.42p; Limavady producer; 25kg at £139.00 = 5.56p; Garvagh producer; 27kg at £138.00 = 5.11p and Magherafelt producer; 26.8kg at £137.00 = 5.11p.

Mid-weight: Plumbridge producer; 22.4kg at £150.00 = 6.70p; Garvagh producer; 20.5kg at £148.00 =7.22p; Maghera producer; 23kg at £134.50 = 5.85p; Claudy producer; 23.5kg at £130.50 = 5.55p; Cookstown producer; 23kg at £128.50 = 5.59p; Maghera producer; 22.6kg at £128.00 = 5.66p; Magherafelt producer; 23.4kg at £125.50 = 5.36p; Draperstown producer; 23.8kg at £125.00 = 5.25p and Swatragh producer; 21kg at £118.00 = 5.62p.

Light-weight: Garvagh producer; 17.5kg at £98.00 = 5.60p; Kilrea producer; 18kg at £98.00 = 5.44p and Dungiven producer; 16.5kg at £94.50 = 5.73p.

Fat ewes: Kilrea producer; £186; Claudy producer; £176 and Claudy producer; £154.

Cattle sale every Monday at 11.30am.

Sheep sale every Saturday at 10.30am.

Sheep breeding sale every Thursday at 7.30pm.