Flying trade for stock at Swatragh

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Another super entry of quality cattle on Monday, 16th May 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 £615 for 250kg (£2.46 per kg), with Bullocks selling to £1,045 for 472kgs (£2.21 per kg) with Fat Cows selling to £850.

Sample prices:

Heifers: Maghera Producer; 250kg £615; 268kg, £595; 204kg, £325; Garvagh Producer 340kg, £490; Dunloy Producer 258kg, £440; 248kg, £430; Garvagh Producer 328kg, £665;S watragh Producer 312kg, £585; 338kg, £635; Limavady Producer 342kg £530; 344kg £550;Garvagh Producer 442kg, £810; Maghera Producer 400kg, £700; 378kg, £765; 400kg, £700

Bullocks: Garvagh Producer 472kg, £1,045; 466kg, £865; 474kg, £955; 472kg £945; 484kg, £1,015; 506kg, £990; Swatragh Producer 430kg, £890; 422kg, £875; 464kg, £960; Maghera Producer 264kg, £565; 232kg, £540; 230kg, £575; 204kg, £595; 218kg £440; Garvagh Producer 232kg, £495; 234kg, £420; Dunloy Producer 372kg, £705; 374kg, £860 Garvagh Producer 424kg, £960; Limavady Producer 222kg, £425; 296kg, £515; 248kg £485; Maghera Producer 446kg, £900; 302kg, £605; Maghera Producer 380kg, £740; 404kg, £755; 398kg, £745; 382kg, £805; Portglenone Producer 602kg, £1,055; 532kg, £1,015; 542kg, £1,090; Limavady Producer 528kg, £850; 344kg, £655; 370kg £700; 350kg, £755; 360kg, £500; 406kg, £750; Magherafelt Producer 410kg, £565; 378kg, £530; 392kg, £500; 362kg, £500; 432kg, £565; 382kg, £450; Toomebridge Producer 384kg, £790; 376kg, £795; 366kg, £760.

Sheep: Another super entry of 835 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday, 14th May witnessed a very solid lamb trade. Several pens of lambs sold well in excess of £90 each to a top rate of £96.50. Ewes sold to £85.00, while Ewes and Lambs sold to £174.00.

Sample prices;

Lambs; Maghera Producer 4 Lambs 25.25kg at 96.50 =382p; Toomebridge Producer 48 Lambs 23.25kg at 91.50 = 394p; Cookstown Producer 3 Lambs 24.25kg at 90.50 = 373p; Cookstown Producer 13 Lambs 23kg at 90.00 =391p; Maghera Producer 3 Lambs 22.5kg at 90.00 = 400p; Maghera Producer 2 Lambs 25kg at 90.00 = 360p;

Ewes; Magherafelt Producer 1 Texel at 85.00; Cookstown Producer 2 Texels at 83.00.

Payment on the day

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 will guarantee one entry into Monthly Draw

PRODUCER INCENTIVE: £100 Farmware Supplies Voucher to be won every month at both Sheep and Cattle Marts

May Sponsor: NFU Mutual, Magherafelt