Another strong show of 2000 sheep were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Saturday.
An entry of over 800 cull ewes saw strong demand for well fleshed ewes, topping at £145 for Texels, with many lots passing the £100 mark. Almost 1200 lambs were presented for sale, which was met with an improved trade for good quality, well fleshed lambs topping at £95.00 for 28kg.
Heavyweight Lambs: Coleraine producer 28kg at £95.00 = 3.39p; Upperlands producer 25kg at £85.00 = 3.40p; Limavady producer 26kg at £83.50 = 3.21p; Aghadowey producer 25.5kg at £83.80 = 3.29p; Bellaghy producer 26kg at £82.80 = 3.18p; Maghera producer 25kg at £83.00 = 3.32p; Claudy producer 26kg at £82.00 = 3.15p; Randalstown producer 26.5kg at £81.50 = 3.08p; Draperstown producer 25.3kg at £81.00 = 3.21p; Upperlands producer 26.3kg at £82.00 = 3.12p.
Mid-weight Lambs: Swatragh producer 22.9kg at £80.00 = 3.49p; Coleraine producer 23.5kg at £79.50 = 3.38p; Cookstown producer 23.8kg at £79.20 = 3.33p; Ballycastle producer 23.5kg at £79.80 = 3.40p; Limavady producer 24.3kg at £79.80 = 3.28p; Swatragh producer 23.3kg at £79.00 = 3.39p; Maghera producer 22.6kg at £78.20 = 3.46p; Kilrea producer 22kg at £77.00 = 3.50p; Dungiven producer 21.5kg at £75.00 = 3.49p; Desertmartin producer 21.3kg at £75.00 = 3.53p.
Light weight Lambs: Cookstown producer 20.3kg at £73.00 = 3.60p; Garvagh producer 19.4kg at £71.00 = 3.66p; Dungiven producer 18.4kg at £70.50 = 3.83p; Cookstown producer 17.5kg at £69.00 = 3.94p.
Fat Ewe prices: Tobermore producer 2 ewes at £145; Quigley’s point producer 1 ewe at £119; Swatragh producer 2 ewes at £117; Maghera producer 2 ewes at £102.
Approximate price ranges:
Texels - £90 - £145
Suffolk - £75 - £100
Mule/CB - £60 - £80
A seasonal show of quality cattle were presented at Swatragh Livestock Mart on Monday, which resulted in a steady trade for all types of stock on offer. Heifers sold to a top of £1225 for a Limousin 522kg (2.35p). Bullocks sold to £1030 for a Limousin weighing 510kg. (2.02p).
Heifers: Swatragh producer LIM,522kg at £1225 = 2.35p; LIM,564kg at £955 = 1.69p; Donemana producer SD,326kg at £590 = 1.81p; SD,332kg at £625 = 1.88p; SD,348kg at £550 = 1.58p.
Bullocks: Swatragh producer LIM,510kg at £1030 = 2.02p; CH,496kg at £900 = 1.81p; Garvagh producer LIM,500kg at £925 = 1.85p; Donemana producer SD,306kg at £500 = 1.63p.
There will be a £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
August sponsor: J.B. Tyres, Tobermore