MARTS: Swatragh

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Cattle: A super entry of quality cattle on Monday 28th September sold to a solid trade with some exceptional prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand. Bullocks sold to £1,100 for 600kgs, heifers sold to £920 for 464kgs while fat cows sold to £900.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Garvagh producer 600kg, £1,100; 540kg, £990; 600kg,£1,080; 490kg, £800; Coleraine producer 448kg, £800; 366kg, £655; 372kg, £740; Upperlands producer 296kg, £650; 308kg, £740; 364kg, £720; Garvagh producer 432kg, £995; 364kg, £660; 426kg, £830; 444kg, £800; 416kg, £820; 410kg, £900; 414kg, £880; 410kg, £825; 432kg, £935; 294kg, £870; Garvagh producer 292kg, £780; 348kg, £865; 344kg, £740; 306kg, £745; 292kg, £700; Stewartstown producer 402kg, £650; 410kg, £895; 444kg, £870; 432kg, £875; Maghera producer 498kg, £980; 468kg, £930; 480kg, £850; Limavady producer 340kg, £635; 320kg, £805; Swatragh producer 490kg, £860; 526kg, £930; 386kg, £725; 520kg, £850; 316kg, £800; Swatragh producer 542kg, £1,045; 564kg, £1,080; 584kg, £1,080; Swatragh producer 300kg, £640; 304kg, £780; Garvagh producer 460kg, £855; 422kg, £835; 460kg, £930; 422kg, £840; 418kg, £770; 504kg, £1,055; 458kg, £905; Swatragh producer 352kg, £795; Maghera producer 438kg, £940; 482kg, £915; 438kg, £940; 370kg, £700; 394kg, £800; Kilrea producer 438kg, £795; 360kg, £730; 412kg, £785.

Heifers: Maghera producer 464kg,£920; 466kg, £880; 412kg, £790; 424kg, £800; 412kg, £840; 470kg, £900; Swatragh producer 332kg, £775; 372kg, £665; 328kg, £720; Garvagh producer 452kg, £885; Stewartstown producer 384kg, £765; 380kg, £755; 416kg, £775; Limavady producer 314kg, £695; 360kg, £680; Swatragh producer 254kg, £415; 244kg, £450; 294kg, £450; Kilrea producer 398kg, £785; Swatragh producer 314kg, £575; 422kg, £805; 286kg, £550; Maghera producer 340kg, £580; Maghera producer 432kg, £800; 404kg, £850; Maghera producer 526kg, £800; 308kg, £555; Garvagh producer 442kg, £865; 486kg, £800.

Sheep: An exceptional strong seasonal entry of 1,580 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 26th September witnessed a challenging lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £65.00 each to a top rate of £66.00, middleweight lambs sold to £62.20 for 22.5kg while store lambs were very good and sold to £44.50 for 15kg, ewes sold to £71.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight lambs: Draperstown producer 3 lambs 28kg at 66.00 = 236p; Coleraine producer 30 lambs 25.25kg at 65.80 =261p; Swatragh producer 6 lambs 26kg at 65.20 =251p; Stewartstown producer 9 lambs 26.25kg at 65.20 =248p; Ballymoney producer 2 lambs 26kg at 65.00 =250p; Draperstown producer 49 lambs 25kg at 65.00 =260p.

Middleweight lambs: Swatragh producer 7 lambs 22.5kg at 62.20 = 276p; Castledawson producer 7 lambs 23.5kg at 62.00 =264p; Draperstown producer 8 lambs 21kg at 58.00 =276p; Bellaghy producer 6 lambs 23kg at 62.00 =270p.

Store lambs: Maghera producer 5 lambs 15kg at 44.50 = 297p; Plumbridge producer 15 lambs 16.75kg at 52.00 = 310p; Draperstown producer 16 lambs 17.5kg at 51.00 =291p.

Ewes: Dungiven producer 2 Suffolks at 71.00; Swatragh producer 2 Texels at 70.