Swatragh Mart: Springing heifers selling to £2,650

Weekly cattle sale: Another great show of over 160 cattle was presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday 12th April which resulted in another outstanding trade for all types of stock on offer.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:35 pm

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,320 for a 518kg Limousin at £2.55 per kg and to a top of £2.94 per kilo for a Limousin 360kg at £1,060.

Heifers sold to a top price of £1,360 for a 516kg Char at £2.64 per kg and to a top of £2.82 per kilo for a Charolais 280kg at £790.

A lot more stock required to meet demand

Sample prices

Bullocks: Maghera producer; Limousin, 518kg at £1,320 = 2.55p; Limousin, 416kg at £1,090 = 2.62p; Limousin, 486kg at £1,180 = 2.43p; Limousin, 480kg at £1,290 = 2.69p; Limousin, 472kg at £1,170 = 2.48p; Limousin, 516kg at £1,140 = £2.21; Limousin, 510kg at £1,300 = £2.55; Maghera producer; Limousin, 360kg at £1,060 = 2.94p; Limousin, 456kg at £1,160 = 2.54p; Upperlands producer; Limousin, 376kg at £900 = 2.39p; Aberdeen Angus, 362kg at £890 = 2.46p; Aberdeen Angus, 464kg at £1,010 = 2.18p; Toomebridge producer; Hereford, 376kg at £740 = 1.97p; Hereford, 392kg at £780 = 1.99p; Hereford, 412kg at £780 = 1.89p; Maghera producer; Limousin, 330kg at £840 = £2.55; Draperstown producer; Charolais, 462kg at £990 = 2.14p; Limousin, 438kg at £1,160 = 2.65p; Limousin, 404kg at £940 = 2.33p; Charolais, 414kg at £1,150 = 2.78p; Limousin, 466kg at £1,140 = 2.45p; Charolais, 454kg at £1,070 = 2.36p; Charolais, 448kg at £1,040 = 2.32p; Charolais, 472kg at £1,090 = 2.31p; CH ,400kg at £1,080 = £2.70; Charolais, 454kg at £1,040 = 2.29p; Maghera producer; Limousin, 338kg at £800 = 2.37p; Garvagh producer; Charolais, 302kg at £880 = 2.91p; Charolais, 490kg at £1,100 = 2.24p; CH ,468kg at £1,190.00 = £2.54; Maghera producer; Aberdeen Angus, 500kg at £1,000 = 2.00p; Swatragh producer; Charolais, 540kg at £1,090 = 2.02p; Charolais, 456kg at £930 = 2.04p; Charolais, 426kg at £900 = 2.11p; Charolais, 456kg at £830 = 1.82p; Kilrea producer; Limousin, 402kg at £960 = 2.39p; Limousin, 338kg at £960 = 2.84p; Castledawson producer; Limousin, 390kg at £940 = 2.41p; Limousin, 390kg at £970 = £2.49; Limousin, 394kg at £990 = 2.51p; Limousin, 374kg at £1,020 = 2.73p; Limousin, 392kg at £950 = 2.42p; Limousin, 346kg at £950 = 2.75p; Ballymoney producer; Charolais,428kg at £1,090 = £2.55; Limousin, 468kg at £1,070 = 2.29p; Charolais,482kg at £1,050 = 2.18p; Cullybackey producer Limousin, 408kg at £970 = 2.38p; Limousin, 448kg at £1,020 = 2.28p; Charolais, 548kg at £1,120 = 2.04p; Charolais, 452kg at £990 = 2.19p; Magherafelt producer Limousin, 438kg at £950 = 2.17p; Limousin, 230kg at £650 = 2.83p; Maghera producer Limousin,416kg at £1,090 = £2.62; Limousin,486kg at £1,180 = 2.43p; Limousin, 480kg at £1,290 = 2.69p; Limousin, 472kg at £1,170 = 2.48p; Limousin, 516kg at £1,140= £2.21; Limousin, 510kg at £1,300 = 2.55p; Limousin, 518kg at £1,320 = 2.55p and Rasharkin producer Limousin, 446kg at £940 = 2.11p; Limousin, 414kg at £950 = 2.29p.

Heifers: Swatragh producer; Charolais, 516kg at £1,360 = 2.64p; Charolais, 422kg at £1,080 = 2.56p; Charolais, 466kg at £1,250 = 2.68p; Charolais, 490kg at £1,340 = 2.73p; Charolais, 496kg at £1,340.00 = £2.70; Charolais, 420kg at £1,100 = 2.62p; Charolais, 522kg at £1,100 = 2.11p; Charolais, 502kg at £1,240 = 2.47p; Charolais, 510kg at £1,250 = 2.45p; Charolais, 458kg at £1,100 = 2.40p; Garvagh producer Charolais, 280kg at £790 = 2.82p; Charolais, 266kg at £770 = 2.89p; Charolais, 456kg at £1,000 = 2.19p; Charolais, 294kg at £790 = £2.69; Upperlands producer; Limousin, 330kg at £730 = 2.21p; Limousin, 350kg at £720 = 2.06p; Limousin, 338kg at £700 = 2.07p; Limousin, 298kg at £575 = 1.93p; Limousin, 338kg at £700 = 2.07p; Aberdeen Angus, 324kg at £640 = £1.98; Maghera producer Limousin, 212kg at £550 = £2.59; Limousin, 222kg at £590 = £2.66; Limousin, 270kg at £690 = 2.56p; Limousin ,286kg at £780 = 2.73p; Limousin, 206kg at £550 = 2.67p; Limousin, 264kg at £640 = 2.42p; Limousin, 254kg at £690 = 2.72p; Maghera producer; Limousin, 494kg at £1,200 = 2.43p; Limousin, 478kg at £1,190 = 2.49p; Charolais, 422kg at £1,050 = 2.49p; Limousin, 460kg at £1,170= £2.54; Charolais, 568kg at £1.080 = 1.90p; Limousin, 422kg at £1,060 = 2.51p; Limousin, 480kg at £1,190 = 2.48p; Limousin, 392kg at £900 = 2.30p; Maghera producer Limousin, 420kg at £1,030 = 2.45p; Limousin, 336kg at £850 = 2.53p; Limousin, 330kg at £840 = 2.55p; Maghera producer Aberdeen Angus, 478kg at £900 = 1.88p; Aberdeen Angus, 542kg at £1,020 = £1.88;Hereford, 404kg at £700 = 1.73p; Aberdeen Angus, 460kg at £800 = 1.74p; Aberdeen Angus, 510kg at £950 = 1.86p; Friesian, 498kg at £870 = 1.75p; Aberdeen Angus, 440kg at £830 = £1.87; Limousin, 490kg at £1,030 = 2.10p; Limousin, 508kg at £1,070 = 2.11p; Limousin,492kg at £1,020 = 2.07p; Hereford, 506kg at £890 = 1.76p; Limousin, 466kg at £860 = 1.85p; Aberdeen Angus, 500kg at £910 = £1.82; Aberdeen Angus, 526kg at £970 = 1.84p; Hereford, 440kg at £790 = 1.80p; Limousin, 490kg at £1,030 = 2.10p; Limousin, 450kg at £850 = 1.89p; Swatragh producer Charolais, 374kg at £770 = 2.06p; Charolais, 392kg at £890 = 2.27p; Limousin, 310kg at £790 = 2.55p; Maghera producer Charolais, 384kg at £910 = 2.37p; Charolais, 440kg at £1,080 = £2.45; Charolais, 374kg at £950 = 2.54p; Charolais, 380kg at £860 = 2.26p; Limousin, 432kg at £970 = 2.25p; Charolais, 404kg at £910 = 2.25p; Charolais, 448kg at £1,090 = 2.43p; Charolais, 372kg at £880 = £2.37, Charolais, 538kg at £1,120 = £2.08;Charolais, 388kg at £860 = £2.22; Castledawson producer Limousin, 338kg at £800 = 2.37p; Limousin,404kg at £790 = 1.96p;Limousin, 314kg at £840 = 2.68p; Omagh producer Charolais, 294kg at £650 = 2.21p; Limousin, 212kg at £520 = 2.45p; Drumsurn producer; Limousin,466kg at £920 = 1.97p; Limousin, 456kg at £1,040 = 2.28p; Limousin, 408kg at £1,070 = 2.62p; CH ,474kg at £970= £2.05; Rasharkin producer Limousin, 372kg at £780 = 2.10p and Garvagh producer Charolais,452kg at £980 = 2.17p; Charolais, 340kg at £830 = 2.44p; Charolais, 316kg at £730 = 2.31p.

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

Springing heifers sold to an exceptional £2,650 for a fantastic Limousin.

Other springing heifer prices were: Limousin at £2,600; Limousin at £2,500; Belgian Blue at £2,400 and Limousin at £2,150.

Maiden heifers and cows and calves sold very well on the night with strong demand.

Weekly breeding sheep sale

1 ewe with 2 lambs at foot to £252. 1 ewe with 1 lamb at foot to £216.

Thursday evening’s sale produced a fantastic trade for almost 600 sheep that were presented at the weekly breeding sheep sale.

Sample prices:

Ewes and lambs: Carnlough producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £252; Loughgiel producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £252; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £252; Coleraine producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £252; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £250; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £248; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £240; Cookstown producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £238; Maghera producer ; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £238; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £234; Limavady producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £232; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £230; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £230; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £230; Magherafelt producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £230; Kilrea producer; 1 ewe, 2 lambs £228; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £216; Limavady producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £202; Kilrea producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £180; Desertmartin producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £178; Maghera producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £172 and Garvagh producer; 1 ewe, 1 lamb £172.

Weekly sheep sale

Spring lambs to £139, hoggets to £156, fat ewes to £206.

An excellent show again of over 800 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday 10th April, 350 cull ewes were offered for sale and were an excellent trade topping at £206.00.

Over 400 lambs were presented for sale, which was also met with a super trade, lambs topped at £160.00 for heavy sorts.

Spring lambs were a fantastic trade with a batch of 10 at 20.2kg selling at £139.00 (£6.88 ppk)

Sample prices:

Heavy weight: Magherafelt producer; 27kg at £160.00 = 5.93p; Magherafelt producer; 29kg at £159.00 = 5.48p; Claudy producer; 26kg at £158.00 = 6.08p; Dungannon producer; 24kg at £157.00 = 6.54p; Limavady producer; 27.5kg at £156.50 = 5.69p; Limavady producer; 27kg at £156.00 = 5.78p; Garvagh producer; 25kg at £156.00 = 6.24p; Maghera producer; 24kg at £155.00 = 6.46p;Limavady producer; 25kg at £153.00 = 6.12p; Kilrea producer; 25kg at £151.00 = 6.04p; Maghera producer; 26kg at £150.00 = 5.77p; Ballymoney producer; 24.75kg at £150.00 = 6.06p;Limavady producer; 30kg at £149.00 = 4.97p; Coleraine producer; 26kg at £149.00 = 5.73p; Cookstown producer; 26kg at £147.00 = 5.65p; Dungiven producer; 25.3kg at £146.50 = 5.79p;Claudy producer; 26.8kg at £145.00 = 5.41p; Kilrea producer; 26.5kg at £145.00 = 5.47p; Swatragh producer; 26.8kg at £145.00 = 5.41p and Coleraine producer; 26kg at £143.00 = 5.50p.

Mid-weight: Armagh producer; 23.5kg at £154.00 = 6.55p; Cookstown producer; 21.6kg at £150.00 = 6.94p; Ballymoney producer; 21kg at £150.00 = 7.14p; Coleraine producer; 21kg at £148.00 = 7.05p; Kilrea producer; 21.6kg at £147.00 = 6.81p; Limavady producer; 21.7kg at £147.00 = 6.77p; Swatragh producer; 23.75kg at £145.50 = 6.13p; Ballycastle producer; 21kg at £144.00 = 6.86p and Limavady producer; 20.2kg at £140.00 = 6.93p.

Light-weight: Dungiven producer; 19.5kg at £143.00 = 7.33p; Claudy producer; 19.5kg at £134.00 = 6.87p and Plumbridge producer; 17kg at £87.00 = 5.12p.

Fat ewes: Coleraine producer; £206; Tobermore producer; £206 and Dungiven producer; £194.

Cattle sale every Monday at 11.30am.

Sheep sale every Saturday at 10.30am.

Sheep breeding sale every Thursday at 7.30pm.