Another strong seasonal entry of quality cattle at Swatragh

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Cattle: Another strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 4th July met a flying trade with a good ring of buyers with some very good prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling to £655 for 284kg (£2.31 per kg), bullocks selling to £550 for 252kgs (£2.18 per kg) with fat cows selling to £1,065.

Sample prices: Heifers: Garvagh producer; 284kg, £655; 286kg, £625; 302kg, £600; Swatragh producer 414kg, £715; 436kg, £740; 558kg, £910.00, 552kg, £1090, Swatragh producer 482kg, £845, 552kg, £875, 446kg, £775, 500kg, £815.

Bullocks: Cookstown producer 252kg, £550, 432kg, £645, 390kg, £645, 388kg, £610, 334kg, £500, 408kg, £650, 390kg, £640, Cookstown producer 388kg, £730, 406kg, £820.

Sheep: Another super entry of 1185 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 2nd July witnessed a very good lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £84.50 each to a top rate of £91.00, middleweight lambs sold to £84 for 22kg, store lambs sold to £62 for 17.25kg, ewes sold to £80.00 with over 150 on offer and ewes and lambs sold to £150.00.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Maghera producer 2 lambs 22.5kg at £91.00 = 404p; Maghera producer 2 lambs 25kg at £85.00 = 340p; Limavady producer 1 lamb 27kg at 85.00 = 315p; Coleraine producer 16 lambs 24.kg at 84.50 = 352p; Kilrea producer 2 lambs 24.5kg at 84.50 = 345p.

Middleweight lambs: Kilrea producer 10 lambs 22kg at 84.00 = 382p; Limavady producer 3 lambs 23kg at 84.00 = 366p; Swatragh producer 6 lambs 23.75kg at 82.50 = 347p; Portglenone producer 1 lambs 23kg at 82.50 = 359p; Tobermore producer 6 lambs 22.25kg at 81.50 = 366p; Swatragh producer 2 lambs 23kg at 81.00 = 352p.

Store lambs: Rasharkin producer 9 lambs 17.25kg £62.00 = 359p, Moneymore producer 9 lambs 18.5kg at £79.20 = 428p, Limavady producer 10 lambs 15kg at £55.50 = 370p.

Ewes: Coleraine producer 1 Suffolk at 80.00.