Increased numbers of sheep on offer at Newtownstewart

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Increased numbers of sheep on offer sold to an improved trade in particular the good fat ewes.

Fat ewes sold to £115 while hoggets sold to £96.20 and 405 pence per kg.

Fat ewes: C Boyd £115, £111 and £81; an Omagh farmer £102, £100, £92, £88 and £87; A Sproule £93; A Patrick £92; D Swann £91 and £86.50; Mark Kelly £92; A McCormack £92; Colin Elliott £85; T McNamee £79; P McConnell £81, £77 and £60.

Fat Hoggets: An Omagh farmer 31kgs £96.20; B T Mcglinchey 30kgs £95.20; 22.25kgs £84.00; D Swann 27kgs £95.30; A Sproule 28kgs £94.80; 27kgs £89; A Patrick 26kgs £92.50; A local farmer 25.75kgs £93.50; 18.75kgs £56; J Colhoun 25kgs £85; J Balfour 23.5 kgs £88.50. W J McHugh 21.25kgs £78.00.

Cattle sale: A seasonal entry on offer.

Bullock and bull prices: Ms S Miller Newtownstewart 645kgs £1182, 675kgs £1195, 595kgs £1160, 620kgs £1150, 545kgs £1075, 600kgs £1040, 475kgs £915, 520kgs £900. A Strabane farmer 570kgs £1157. T M Dooher Donemana 620kgs £1092 and £1025, 575kgs £1080, 585kgs £1045 and £1035. A Drumquin farmer 670kgs £1100, 710kgs £1072, 690kgs £1050, 510kgs £995, 495kgs £835. A Sion Mills farmer 675kgs £1112, 665kgs £1080, 560kgs £905. P J Gallen Castlederg 540kgs £870, 415kgs £790, 375kgs £825. A local farmer 460kgs £755, 295kgs £630, 355kgs £692. An Omagh farmer 540kgs £945.