Heifers sell to £1,090 for 514kg at Swatragh

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Cattle: Another strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 19th September met a flying trade with a very good ring of buyers with some very good prices. More quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling to £1,090 for 514kg (£2.12 per kg) and bullocks selling to £1,165 for 514kgs (£2.27 per kg).

Sample prices:

Heifers: Cookstown producer; 514kg, £1,090; 472kg, £980; 432kg, £800; 576kg, £970; 476kg, £900; 456kg, £870; 500kg, £980; 414kg, £745; 490kg, £800; 478kg, £995; Limavady producer 366kg, £450; 366kg, £600; 336kg, £605; 308kg, £555; 376kg, £580; 360kg, £625; Maghera producer 452kg, £950; 368kg, £750; Cookstown producer 352kg, £600; 324kg, £490; 314kg, £500; Stewartstown producer 314kg, £510; 366kg, £500; Maghera producer 410kg, £775; 420kg, £770; 448kg, £720; 430kg, £825; 430kg, £775; Garvagh producer 474kg, £965; 490kg, £1,000; 444kg, £880.

Bullocks: Swatragh producer 514kg, £1,165; 540kg, £1,115; 506kg, £1,020; 542kg, £1,120; 562kg, £1,165; 600kg, £1,150; 572kg, £1,050, 580kg, £1,185; 560kg, £1,105; 574kg, £1,150; 540kg, £1,090; 544kg, £975; 564kg, £1,040; Portglenone producer 490kg, £940; 528kg, £925; Moneymore producer 408kg, £735; 346kg, £565; 404kg, £785; Maghera producer 504kg, £990; 356kg, £840; 384kg, £855; 428kg, £875; 466kg, £955; 396kg, £855; 430kg, £935; Maghera producer 554kg, £985; Maghera producer 454kg, £945; Maghera producer 404kg, £785; 400kg, £800; 424kg, £900; 342kg, £775; 442kg, £805; 396kg, £830; Maghera producer 604kg, £1,195; 606kg, £1,170; 608kg, £1,130; 590kg, £1,165; Limavady producer 510kg, £750; 486kg, £865; 546kg, £1,065; 466kg, £815; 486kg, £865; 496kg, £930; 592kg, £1,135; Maghera producer 422kg, £895; 344kg, £840; 440kg, £955; Stewartstown producer 314kg, £230; 358kg, £400; Magherafelt producer 296kg, £730; 302kg, £790; 270kg, £600; 302kg, £770; Swatragh producer 494kg, £825; 492kg, £930; 538kg, £970; 532kg, £900; 500kg, £950; 474kg, £880; 508kg, £885; Portglenone producer 556kg, £1,085; 444kg, £835; 485kg, £950.

Sheep: Another excellent entry of 1,585 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 17th September witnessed a super lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £80.00 each to a top rate of £82.50,middleweight lambs sold to £79.50 for 23.75kg, store lambs sold to £47.00 for 12kg and ewes sold to £98.00 with over 200 on offer.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Dungiven producer 3 lambs 26kg at 82.50 = 317p, Dungannon producer 2 lambs 27kg at £82.20 = 304p; Dungannon producer 1 lamb 25kg at £82.20 = 329p; Draperstown producer 7 lambs 24.5kg at 82.20 = 336p; Tobermore producer 22 lambs 24.75kg at 82.00 = 331p; Limavady producer 1 lamb 24kg at 81.50 = 340p; Limavady producer 3 lambs 24.25kg at 82.50 = 340p.

Middleweight lambs: Swatragh producer 4 lambs 23.75kg at 79.50 = 335p; Garvagh producer 3 lambs 23.5kg at 79.00 = 336p; Swatragh producer 4 lambs 23.5kg at 76.80 = 327p; Swatragh producer 24 lambs 22.5kg at 76.20 = 339p.

Store lambs: Dungiven producer 12 lambs 12kg at £47.00 = 392p, Draperstown producer 12 lambs 17kg £64.00 = 376p, Draperstown producer 11 lambs 17.25kg at £67.50 = 391p; Draperstown producer 17 lambs 16.75kg at £64.50 = 382p; Maghera producer 5 lambs 14kg £53.00 = 379p.

Ewes: Swatragh producer 5 Texels at 98.00.