Seasonal entry of quality cattle at Swatragh

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Another strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday, 17th August old to some exceptional prices.

more quality stock is required to meet demand. Bullocks sold to £1,080 for 458kgs while Heifers sold to £920 for 458kgs.

Sample Prices:

Bullocks: Swatragh Producer 458kg, £1,080; 500kg, £1100; 440kg, £850; 412kg, £710; 426kg, £820; Maghera Producer 492kg, £930; 466kg, £950; 406kg, £825; Swatragh Producer 432kg, £650; Bellaghy Producer 408kg,£700.

Heifers: Swatragh Producer 458kg, £920; 538kg, £850; 468kg, £880 Swatragh Producer 374kg, £625; 434kg, £720; Bellaghy Producer 394kg, £770; 368kg, £700; 358kg, £555; 482kg,£800; 410kg, £735; Bushmills Producer 344kg, £590.

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 1,420 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 15th August witnessed lamb trade slightly better than the previous week. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £66.50 each to a top rate of £69.50, Middleweight Lambs sold to £65.50 for 22.5kg, while Store Lambs were a super trade at £55.50 for 17kg, Ewes sold to £91.00.

Sample Prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Limavady Producer 13 Lambs 25kg at 69.50 = 278p; Castledawson Producer 3 Lambs 25kg at 69.00 =276p; Bellaghy Producer 2 Lambs 27kg at 67.50 =250p; Swatragh Producer 4 Lambs 24kg at 67.50 =281p; Limavady Producer 7 Lambs 25kg at 67.20 =269p; Maghera Producer 3 Lambs 26.25kg at 66.50 =253p.

Middleweight Lambs: Rasharkin Producer 7 Lambs 22.5kg at 65.50 = 291p; Swatragh Producer 24 Lambs 23.5kg at 64.80 =276p; Draperstown Producer 42 Lambs 22.5kg at 63.20 =281p; Dungiven Producer 20 Lambs 22kg at 62.80 =285p.

Store Lambs: Dungiven Producer 15 Lambs 17kg at 55.50 =326p; Dungiven Producer 17 Lambs 17kg at 52.20 = 307p; Draperstown Producer 33 Lambs 19.25kg at 55.00 =286p;

Ewes: Kilrea Producer two Suffolks at 91.00; Draperstown Producer 2 Texelss at 90.00.

Payment on the day

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 one entry into monthly draw.

Sheep Sale – Every 10 Sheep sold will guarantee 1 entry into monthly draw.

August Sponsor: J B Tyres, Tobermore