Flying trade in the rings at Swatragh

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Another super entry of quality cattle on Monday, 30th 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 £640 for 290kg (£2.21 per kg), with bullocks selling to £725 for 282kgs (£2.57 per kg) with Fat Cows selling to £940.

Sample prices:

Heifers: Donemana Producer; 290kg £640; Stewartstown Producer 390kg, £610; 440kg, £705; Garvagh Producer 436kg, £685; Swatragh Producer 474kg, £825; 498kg, £810; 522kg, £875; 500kg, £765; 428kg, £885; 480kg £790; 504kg £870; 588kg, £1,050; Portglenone Producer 496kg, £880; Cookstown Producer 230kg, £470; 376kg, £630; 310kg, £635; 368kg, £720; 264kg, £500; Kilrea Producer 360kg, £580; Magherafelt Producer 580kg, £945.

Bullocks: Garvagh Producer 282kg, £725; 320kg, £625; 290kg, £625; 228kg £435; 272kg, £595; 264kg, £640; 446kg, £830; 318kg,£670; Limavady Producer 644kg, £780; 396kg, £600; Swatragh Producer 556kg, £950; 504kg, £950; Magherafelt Producer 476kg, £735; 370kg £500; 402kg, £530; Garvagh Producer 348kg, £595; 352kg, £730; 356kg, £660 372kg, £765; 342kg, £575; Dungiven Producer 512kg, £905; 3900kg £635; Donemana Producer 292kg, £630; 350kg, £635; Portglenone Producer 414kg, £780; 436kg, £790; Cookstown Producer 356kg, £760; 328kg, £610.

Sheep: Another super entry of 835 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday, 28th May witnessed a very solid lamb trade. Several pens of lambs sold well in excess of £84 each to a top rate of £86.00, Ewes sold to £85.00, In-Lamb Ewes to £125 while Ewes and Lambs sold to £186.00.

Sample prices:

Lambs: Maghera Producer 4 Lambs 22.5kg at 86.50 =382p; Cookstown Producer 11 Lambs 24kg at 85.80 = 356p; Swatragh Producer 1 Lamb 23kg at 85.00 = 370p; Portstewart Producer 5 Lambs 25kg at 84.80 =353p; Draperstown Producer 12 Lambs 25kg at 84.20 = 337p; Dungiven Producer 6 Lambs 23.5kg at 84.20 = 358p.

Ewes; Portglenone Producer 1 Texel at 85.00; Coagh Producer 2 Texels at 83.00.

Producer Incentive: There will be £100 Northern Counties Farmware Store oucher 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

June Sponsor:

Cattle Sale: Sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Sheep Sale: Sponsored by Texacloth Wool Merchants

Texacloth Wool Merchants will be collecting wool on Wednesday, 15th June from 10am to 3pm at the Farmware Store Yard and fortnightly after that.