Strong entry of cattle at Swatragh

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A strong seasonal entry of quality cattle on Monday, 10th August sold to a trade in line with the current market. More quality stock is required to meet demand.

Bullocks sold to £1,000 for 458kgs while Heifers sold to £790 for 310kgs.

Sample prices:

Bullocks: Swatragh Producer 458kg, £1,000; Swatragh Producer 444kg, £840; 400kg,£680; 408kg, £800; 414kg, £830; 514kg, £875; 468kg, £850; 502kg,£1,000; 462kg, £865; 514kg, £930; Bushmills Producer 344kg, £620; 332kg, £535; Portglenone Producer 366kg, £600; 262kg, £435; 386kg, £685; 294kg, £535; Cookstown Producer 372kg,£660; 240kg, £430; 416kg, £760; 336kg, £625; Limavady Producer 430kg, £800; 380kg, £665; Maghera Producer 478kg, £840; 486kg, £820; 486kg, £755;428kg, £845; 410kg, £810.

Heifers: Bushmills Producer 310kg, £790; 468kg, £735; 380kg, £685 368kg, £750; Limavady Producer 430kg,£745; 378kg, £655; 428kg, £705; 358kg, £670; 392kg, £690; 486kg, £730

Sheep: An excellent seasonal entry of 1,520 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday, 8th August witnessed lamb trade slightly better than the previous week. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £65.00 each to a top rate of £73.00, Middleweight Lambs sold to £64.00 for 23kg while Store Lambs were a super trade at £52.60 for 16kg,,Ewes sold to £112.00

Sample prices:

Heavyweight Lambs: Maghera Producer 1 Lambs 25kg at 73.00 = 292p; Rasharkin Producer 2 Lambs 26.5kg at 68.00 =257p; Stewartstown Producer 2 Lambs 27kg at 67.40 =250p; Kilrea Producer 5 Lambs 27kg at 67.00 =248p; Swatragh Producer 28 Lambs 24kg at 65.40 =273p; Maghera Producer 8 Lambs 23kg at 65.40 =284p.

Middleweight Lambs; Moneymore Producer 11 Lambs 23kg at 64.00 = 278p; Tobermore Producer 20 Lambs 23.25kg at 63.00 =271p; Desertmartin Producer 16 Lambs 22kg at 63.00 =286p; Claudy Producer 20 Lambs 23kg at 63.00 =274p.

Store Lambs: Dungiven Producer 30 Lambs 16kg at 52.60 =329p; Bushmills Producer 5 Lambs 19kg at 53.00 = 279p; Garvagh Producer 14 Lambs 18kg at 55.00 =306p;

Ewes: Garvagh Producer 12 Suffolks at 112.00; Kilrea Producer 2 Texels at 107.00.

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 one entry into monthly draw

August Sponsor: J B Tyres, Tobermore