Excellent entry of over 900 sheep at Swatragh

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An excellent entry of over 900 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 14th February witnessed trade very strong in all categories.

Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £87.00 each to a top rate of £89.00. Middleweight lambs sold from 364p to 400p Per kilo for 20.5 kilos at £82.00 each. Store trade was a lot firmer to a top of 434p per kilo for 17 kilos at £73.80 each.Ewes sold to £110.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs; Garvagh Producer 25 Lambs 27kg at 89.00 =330p;Swatragh Producer 16 Lambs 26.25kg at 88.50 = 337p;Limavady Producer 4 Lambs 26kg at 87.00 =335p;Maghera Producer 3 Lambs 25kg at 87.00; = 348p Magherafelt Producer2 Lambs 25kg at 87.00 =348p;Coleraine Producer 10 Lambs 25kg at 87.00 =348p;

Middleweight Lambs; Kilrea Producer 15 Lambs 20.5kg at 82.00 = 400p. Dungannon Producer 2 Lambs 21kg at 82.00 =390p Cookstown Producer 1 Lamb 21kg at 80.50 = 383p; Dungiven Producer 10 Lambs 22.5kg at 82.00 =364p;Cookstown Producer 8 Lambs 20kg at 73.00 = 365p.

Store Lambs: Pomeroy Producer 16 Lambs 17kg at 73.80 =434p Draperstown Producer 1 Lamb 17kg at 63.00 =371p Draperstown Producer 11 Lambs 14.5kg at 51.50 = 355p Maghera Producer 6 Lambs 17kg at 61.00 =359p;Maghera Producer 8 Lambs 17.25kg at 63.00 = 365p;

Ewes; Kilrea Producer 1 Suffolk at 110.00; Dungiven Producer 2 Texels at 109.

Producer Incentive: There will be £100 Northern Counties Farmware Store Voucher to be won every month at both the Sheep and Cattle Marts.

Cattle Sale – Every animal sold will guarantee 1 entry into Monthly Draw

Sheep Sale – Every 10 Sheep sold will guarantee 1 entry into Monthly Draw

FEBRUARY 2015 SPONSOR; K.C.M.,Lismoyle Road,Swatragh(Kevin Crawford)