MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle; An excellent entry of Quality cattle on Monday 13th April sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices,more quality stock is required to meet demand. Heifers selling to £1,000 for 484kg while Beef Bullocks sold to £1,330 for 558kgs.Fat Cows sold to £1,030.

Sample Prices;


Maghera Producer 484kg,£1,000;456kg,£850;434kg,£920;456kg,£950;318kg, £620;300kg, £500;Garvagh Producer 432kg,£850;346kg, £660;348kg,£665;444kg,£830;Dungiven Producer 420kg,£720;458kg,£900;Maghera Producer 428kg,£725;306kg, £650; 334kg,£670;348kg,£690;400kg,£645;Ballyronan Producer 336kg,£655;442kg, £705;428kg, £740;402kg,£790;396kg, £725;


Maghera Producer 558kg,£1,330;732kg,£1,400;698kg, £1,370;640kg,£1,390;718kg, £1,390;480kg, £1.100;582kg, £1,300;590kg, £1,300; 528kg,£1,220; 584kg,£1,290;570kg,£1,345;462kg,£1,100;642kg,£1,220;608kg,£1,350;628kg,£1,245; 504kg, £1,110;550kg, £1,235;552kg,£1,100;442kg, £990;490kg,£1,120;482kg,£1,125; 532kg,£1,140;Swatragh Producer 316kg,£940; 366kg,£590;276kg, £710; 392kg,£905;310kg,£735;360kg,£840; 386kg,£775;362kg,£690;314kg,£845; Maghera Producer 296kg,£760;Maghera Producer 456kg, £700;346kg, £775;382kg,£810;350kg, £775; 448kg,£950;286kg,£730;346kg, £835;414kg,£840;388kg, £880;322kg, £755;Swatragh Producer 510kg, £820;542kg, £895; 670kg,£1,040; 634kg,£940;Claudy Producer 530kg,£1,020;504kg,£1,060;Ballyronan Producer 408kg,£840;410kg,£880;364kg,£890; 386kg, £825;318kg, £755;342kg,£770;418kg,£690;384kg,£840;Garvagh Producer 358kg, £700;364kg,£720;402kg,£740; 434kg,£895;526kg,£1,050; 444kg,£945;318kg, £690; 238kg,£600;280kg,£670

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of over 1,200 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 11th April witnessed trade very strong in all categories. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £85.00 each to a top rate of £90.00. Middleweight lambs sold from 378p to 426p Per kilo for 19.5 kilos at £85.00 each..Spring Lambs sold to £94.50,Ewes sold to £141;Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £215 .

Sample Prices;

Heavyweight Lambs; Dungiven Producer 1 Lamb 26kg at 90.00 =346p; Dungiven Producer 6 Lambs 25kg at 90.00 = 360p;Draperstown Producer 10 Lambs 27.25kg at 86.80 =319p; Garvagh Producer 36 Lambs 27.25kg at 86.50 =317p Draperstown Producer 6 Lambs 28kg at 85.00; = 304p; Maghera Producer 8 Lambs 25kg at 85.00 =340p.

Middleweight Lambs Draperstown Producer 2 Lambs 19.5kg at 83.00 = 426p; Maghera Producer 3 Lamb 23kg at 90.00 =391p Portglenone Producer 2 Lambs 22.5kg at 85.00 = 378p; Magherafelt Producer 10 Lambs 20.75kg at 80.00 =386p;

Ewes; Coagh Producer 1 Suffolk at 141.00 ;Draperstown Producer 1 Texel at 138.00;


Producer Incentive:There will be £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 1 entry into Monthly Draw

Sheep Sale – Every 10 Sheep sold will guarantee 1 entry into Monthly Draw

O’Kane Agri Contracts

Fertiliser Urea and Grass seed sowing

Weed wiping and spraying

Contact Damian on 07742 258112