Strong sheep trade at Swatragh

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An excellent entry of over 750 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 14th March witnessed trade very strong in all categories.

Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £92.00 each to a top rate of £95.50. Middleweight lambs sold from 366p to 382p Per kilo for 22 kilos at £84.00 each. Store trade was a lot firmer to a top of 388p per kilo for 17 kilos at £66.00 each. Ewes sold to £116,Ewes and Lambs at Foot sold to £202.

Sample Prices: Heavyweight Lambs; Limavady Producer 2 Lambs 25kg at 95.50 =382p; Magherafelt Producer 3 Lambs 27.5kg at 94.80 = 345p; Maghera Producer 10 Lambs 24kg at 93.00 =388p; Dungiven Producer 5 Lamb 25.75kg at 92.80; = 360p Desertmartin Producer 4 Lambs 25kg at 92.50 =370p; Kilrea Producer 10 Lambs 24.5kg at 92.20 =376p; Maghera Producer 4 Lambs 25.25kg at 92.00 = 364p.

Middleweight Lambs ;Kilrea Producer 20 Lambs 22kg at 84.00 = 382p.Upperlands Producer 8 Lambs 22.5kg at 85.50 = 380p.Maghera Producer 15 Lambs 23.5kg at 86.00 =366p; Garvagh Producer 20 Lambs 23.5kg at 87.60 = 373p; Loup Producer 4 Lambs 22.5kg at 84.80 =377p.

Store Lambs: Dungiven Producer 3 Lambs 17kg at 66.00 =388p Cullybackey Producer 3 Lambs 17.5kg at 59.00 =337p Cookstown Producer 10 Lambs 15.25kg at 52.00 =341p; Maghera Producer 5 Lambs 15.5kg at 55.20 = 356p.

Ewes; Maghera Producer 1 Suffolk at 116.00; Dungiven Producer 2 Texels at £112.


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