MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle: A seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday 29th June sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices,more quality stock is required to meet demand. Bullocks sold to £1,095 for 534kgs while heifers sold to £790 for 340kgs.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Swatragh Producer 534kg,£1,095;428kg,£830;Garvagh Producer 440kg, £840; 316kg,£795; 304kg, £770;464kg,£930;320kg,£835;Swatragh Producer 394kg, £855; 396kg,£820;426kg, £860; 486kg,£850;392kg, £870.

Heifers: Swatragh Producer 340kg,£790;418kg,£750;426kg, £820; Garvagh Producer 374kg,£705; 302kg,£665.

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 720 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 27th June witnessed lamb trade similar to the previous week but Ewe trade was very strong. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £65.00 each to a top rate of £68.50. Ewes sold to £109.00 with ewes and lambs to £148.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Garvagh Producer 5 Lambs 24kg at 68.50 = 285p; Magherafelt Producer 1 Lamb 26kg at 66.50 =256p;Draperstown Producer 4 Lambs 27kg at 66.00 =244p; Ballymoney Producer 2 Lambs 25.5kg at 65.20 =256p;Cookstown Producer 4 Lambs 23.75kg at 65.20 =276p; Magherafelt Producer 6 Lamb 24kg at 65.00 =271p.

Middleweight lambs: Dungiven Producer 5 Lambs 23kg at 65.00 = 283p; Cookstown Producer 6 Lambs 22.25kg at 63.50 =285p;Cookstown Producer 2 Lambs 20kg at 60.00 =300p; Cookstown Producer 7 Lambs 22.5kg at 63.20 =281p.

Ewes: Magherafelt Producer 2 Texels at 109.00; Draperstown Producer 2 Suffolks at 100.00.