Excellent seasonal entry at Swatragh

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An excellent seasonal entry of over 800 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday, 4th April witnessed trade very strong in all categories.

Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £84.00 each to a top rate of £89.00. Middleweight lambs sold from 345p to 360p Per kilo for 21 kilos at £75.50 each. Spring Lambs sold to £75,Ewes sold to £138;Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £209.

Sample prices: Heavyweight Lambs; Kilea Producer 1 Lamb 28kg at 89.00 =318p; Portglenone Producer 2 Lambs 26kg at 87.80 = 338p; Belfast Producer 1 Lamb 28kg at 87.00 =311p; Belfast Producer 2 Lambs 25.5kg at 86.00; = 337p; Coleraine Producer 2 Lambs 28kg at 86.50 =309p;Cookstown Producer 1 Lamb 28kg at 86.50 =309p;Maghera Producer 8 Lambs 24.25kg at 84.00 = 346p.

Middleweight Lambs: Garvagh Producer 6 Lambs 21kg at 75.50 =360p Gulladuff Producer 4 Lambs 22.25kg at 78.20 = 348p.; Maghera Producer 1 Lamb 23kg at 80.50 = 350p; Garvagh Producer 10 Lambs 23kg at 81.80 =356p; Garvagh Producer 13 Lambs 22kg at 76.00 = 345p.

Ewes; Kilrea Producer 1 Suffolk at 138.00; Draperstown Producer 1 Texel at 125.00.

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 one entry into monthly draw

Sheep Sale – Every 10 Sheep sold over the calendar month will guarantee one entry into monthly draw.