Sheep: An excellent entry of over 800 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 28th February witnessed trade very strong in all categories.
Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £89.00 each to a top rate of £91.80. Middleweight lambs sold from 364p to 395p Per kilo for 20 kilos at £79.00 each. Store trade was a lot firmer to a top of 417p per kilo for 18 kilos at £75.00 each.Ewes sold to £120.00,;Springers to £168.00;Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £230.
Heavyweight lambs: Swatragh Producer 4 Lambs 26kg at 91.80 =353p;Garavgh Producer 9 Lambs 26kg at 91.00 = 350p;Portglenone Producer 12 Lambs 24.75kg at 89.80 =363p; Draperstown Producer 2 Lambs 26kg at 89.80; = 345p Draperstown Producer 19 Lambs 25.5kg at 89.00 =349p;Claudy Producer 38 Lamb 25.75kg at 89.00 =346p.
Middleweight Lambs Bellaghy Producer 2 Lambs 20kg at 79.00 =395p Maghera Producer 8 Lambs 21.4kg at 78.00 = 364p.;Garvagh Producer 5 Lambs 22kg at 83.00 = 377p; Draperstown Producer 9 Lambs 21.75kg at 84.50 =389p;Swatragh Producer 9 Lambs 21.75kg at 82.00 = 377p.
Store lambs: Garvagh Producer 10 Lambs 18kg at 75.00 = 417p Garvagh Producer 7 Lambs 18.5kg at 76.50 =414p Coagh Producer 10 Lambs 17.5kg at 69.00 =394p Maghera Producer 4 Lambs 15kg at 60.00 = 400p;Swatragh Producer 1 Lamb 16kg at 57.00 = 356p.
Ewes: Dungiven Producer 2 Suffolks at 120.00 ;Kilrea Producer 2 Texels at 119.