MARTS: Swatragh

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Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 750 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 6th December witnessed a very buoyant trade in all categories. Several pens of lambs sold well in excess of £84.00 each to a top rate of £87.00.

Store lamb trade was again extremely buoyant at a top of 409p per kilo for 17 kilos at £69.50 each.Ewes sold to £92.00

Sample prices

Lambs: Coagh Producer 6 Lamb 26kg at 87.00 = 335p Upperlands Producer 15 Lambs 26kg at 86.50 = 333p; Claudy Producer 26 Lambs 25.25kg at 86.20 = 341p; Garvagh Producer 17 Lambs 26.25kg at £86.20 = 328p; Swatragh Producer 14 Lambs 24.25kg at 84.00 = 343p;Swatragh Producer 12 Lambs 26kg at £85.00 – 327p; Broughshane Producer 1 Lambs 26kg at 85.80 = 327p.

Store lambs: Garvagh Producer 14 Lambs at 17kg at 69.50 = 409p; Dungiven Producer 8 Lambs at 19.5kg at 76.00 = 390p; Moneymore Producer 15 Lambs 17.5kg at 68.00 =389p Upperlands Producer 49 Lambs at 17.5kg at 69.50 = 397p; Garvagh Producer 10 Lambs 14.5kg at 55.50 =383p Cookstown Producer 15 Lambs at 18.5kg at 72.50 = 392p.

Ewes: Swatragh Producer 1 Suffolk at 92.00 ;Kilrea Producer 1 Texel at 91; Draperstown Producer 2 Suffolks at 89.