Heifers selling to £1,065 for 512kg (£2.08 per kg) at Swatragh

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Cattle: Another strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 18th July 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 £1,065 for 512kg (£2.08 per kg), bullocks selling to £1,050 for 464kgs ( £2.26 per kg).

Sample prices: Heifers: Garvagh producer; 512kg, £1,065; 408kg, £765; 394kg, £690; 468kg, £790; 432kg, £785; 348kg, £660; 412kg, £740; 342Kg, £625, Maghera producer 464kg, £920, 334kg, £630, 288kg, £585; 352kg,£620, Garvagh producer 324kg, £545; 480kg, £930; Limavady producer 410kg, £500, 376kg, £495; 366kg £545; 354kg, £530;,446kg, £495.

Bullocks: Garvagh producer 464kg, £1,050; 400kg, £865; 414kg, £865; 518kg, £1,000; 576kg, £1,070; 532kg, £1,030; 504kg, £865; Garvagh producer 338kg, £535, Ballygawley producer (Charolais bulls) 490kg, £810; 470kg, £870; 618kg, £945.

Sheep: Another super entry of 1285 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 16th July witnessed a very good lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £85.00 each to a top rate of £88.00, middleweight lambs sold to £84 for 23kg. Store lambs sold to £67.50 for 17.75kg and ewes sold to £85.00 with over 150 on offer.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Magherafelt producer 2 lambs 25kg at £88.00 = 352p; Limavady producer 14 lambs 26kg at £86.50 = 333p; Swatragh producer 8 lambs 25.75kg at 85.80 = 333p; Swatagh producer 3 lambs 24.75kg at 85.50 = 345p; Kilrea producer 9 lambs 25.5kg at 85.00 = 333p; Belfast producer 4 lambs 25kg at 85.00 = 340p.

Middleweight lambs: Kilrea producer 9 lambs 23kg at 84.00 = 365p; Bushmills producer 12 lambs 23.5kg at 84.00 = 357p; Swatragh producer 7 lambs 22kg at 82.00 = 373p; Portglenone producer 17 lambs 22kg at 80.50 =366p; Tobermore producer 10 lambs 22.25kg at 80.00 = 360p; Swatragh producer 17 lambs 22.25kg at 80.00 = 360p.

Store lambs: Draperstown producer 9 lambs 17.75kg £67.50 = 380p, Draperstown producer 2 lambs 16kg at £60.00 = 375p, Draperstown producer 4 lambs 16kg at £55.00 = 344p; Garvagh producer 13 lambs 15kg at £57.00 = 380p.

Ewes: Coleraine producer 6 Texels at 85.00.