Some exception prices at Swatragh

An excellent entry of quality cattle at Swatragh on Monday, 11th May sold to a very sharp trade with some exceptional prices, more quality stock is required to meet demand.

Heifers selling to £1,095 for 574kg while Bullocks sold to £835 for 335kgs, Fat Cows selling to £905.

Sample Prices:

Heifers: Maghera Producer 574kg, £1,095; 504kg, £1,000; 532kg, £1,055; 516kg, £950; 450kg, £940; 450kg, £900; 580kg, £890; 500kg, £1,015; 412kg, £790; 480kg, £1,020; 408kg, £800;Donemana Producer 322kg,£570; 310kg, £600; 296kg, £605; 292kg, £590; Swatragh Producer 362kg, £750; 430kg, £935; Swatragh Producer 344kg, £590;S watragh Producer 528kg, £810; 578kg, £880; 568kg, £915; 580kg, £860.

Bullocks: Dungiven Producer 335kg, £835; 336kg, £695; Garvagh Producer 362kg, £915; 382kg,£885.

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 900 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday, 9th May witnessed trade very strong in a number of categories. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £83.00 each to a top rate of £90.80. Spring Lambs sold to £84.20. Ewes sold to £113.00; Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £192.

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Eglinton Producer 31 Lamb 37kg at 90.80 = 245p, Draperstown Producer 1 Lamb 30kg at 90.00 =300p; Coleraine Producer 9 Lambs 29.5kg at 85.20 =289p; Upperlands Producer 25 Lamb 28kg at 83.00 =296p.

Spring Lambs: Garvagh Producer 5 Lambs 22kg at 84.20 = 383p; Gulladuff Producer 13 Lambs 21kg at 84.20 =401p, Limavady Producer 5 Lambs 21kg at 83.80 = 399p; Swatragh Producer 1 Lamb 19.5kg at 83.50 =428p

Ewes: Dungiven Producer 3 Suffolks at 113.00; Kilrea Producer 1 Texel at 107.00.

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 one entry into monthly draw

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