MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle: A seasonal entry of Quality cattle on Monday 15th June sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand. Bullocks sold to £820 for 320kgs.

)Sample prices:

Bullocks:

Swatragh Producer 320kg,£820;384kg,£820;310kg, £640; 304kg,£660; 350kg,£700;Maghera Producer 354kg,£670;296kg,£650;404kg, £750; 338kg,£720;340kg, £720; 440kg,£815.

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 950 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 13th June witnessed trade very strong in a number of categories. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £80.00 each to a top rate of £85.20. Ewes sold to £117.00 with ewes and lambs to £205.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Maghera Producer 2 Lambs 26kg at 85.20 = 328p; Dungiven Producer 1 Lamb 26kg at 84.00 =323p;Swatragh Producer 1 Lamb 25kg at 83.00 =332p; Kilrea Producer 2 Lambs 27.5kg at 82.60 =300p;Coagh Producer 9 Lambs 25kg at 81.20 =325p; Draperstown Producer 1 Lamb 26kg at 80.20 =308p;

Middleweight Lambs: Garvagh Producer 8 Lambs 22.5kg at 79.80 = 355p; Coleraine Producer 1 Lambs 23kg at 79.60 =346p;Bellaghy Producer 4 Lambs 23.5kg at 78.80 =335p; Swatragh Producer 13 Lambs 22.25kg at 78.50 =353p.

Ewes: Coleraine Producer 7 Texels at 117.00 ;Dungiven Producer 2 Suffolks at 110.50.