Heifers sell to £1,100 for 590kg at Swatragh Mart

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Cattle: A smaller entry of good quality cattle on Monday 7th November, with an excellent ring of buyers, giving top prices. More quality stock is required to meet demand.

Young heifers selling to £485 for 218kg (£2.22 per kg), heifers selling to £1,100 for 590kg (£1.86 per kg), young bullocks selling to £675.00 for 288kg (2.34 per kg) and bullocks selling to £1,000 for 498kgs (£2.00 per kg).

Heifers: Limavady producer 218kg, £485; 244kg, £470; Bellaghy producer 344kg, £700; 358kg, £700; 366kg, £720; 420kg, £820.00; 364kg, £630.00; Maghera producer 658kg, £1,155; 628kg, £1,155; Draperstown producer 590kg, £1,100; 426kg, £690; 418kg, £860; 380kg, £770; Limavady producer 384kg, £700; 328kg, £700; Swatragh producer 448kg, £895; 408kg, £700; 430kg, £800; Maghera producer 280kg, £560; 228kg, £395; 238kg, £450.

Bullocks: Maghera producer 212kg, £485; 288kg, £675; Limavady producer 292kg, £570; Swatragh producer 468kg, £915; 498kg, £1,000; 464kg, £895.00.

Sheep: Another excellent entry of 1,150 sheep at Swatragh on Saturday 12th November witnessed a solid lamb trade. Several pens of heavy lambs sold well in excess of £80.00 each to a top rate of £84.50. Middleweight lambs sold to £80.50 for 23.75kg, store lambs sold to £65.50, fat ewes sold at £70.00 while ewes and lambs sold to £192. More stock required to meet the demand.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs - Magherafelt producer 9 lambs 26kg at £84.50 = 325p; Swatragh producer 30 lambs 23.8kg at £81.00 = 340p; Maghera producer 25 lambs 24kg at £81.20 = 338p; Knockloughrim producer 1 lamb 25kg at £82.00 = 328p; Moneymore producer 11 lambs 24.5kg at £80.00 = 327p; Portglenone producer 16 lambs 25.25kg at £79.00 = 313p; Ballycastle producer 10 lambs 24.5kg at £80.00 = 327p; Ballymoney producer 2 lambs 26kg at £81.80 = 314p; Maghera producer 20 lambs 24.75kg = £81.00 = 327p.

Middleweight lambs: Castledawson producer 4 lambs 23.75kg at £80.50 = 339p; Ballymena producer 30 lambs 22.25kg at £76.50 = 344p; Dungiven producer 13 lambs 23.5kg at £79.80 = 340p; Magherafelt producer 27 lambs 20.75kg at £70.50 = 340p; Coleraine producer 17 lambs 23.75kg at £78.50 = 338p; Cookstown producer 1 lamb 23kg at £78.00 = 339p; Maghera producer 18 lambs 21.9kg at £76.20 = 348p; Swatragh producer 12 lambs 22.75kg at £76.50 = 336p; Garvagh producer 9 lambs 23.25kg at £78.50 = 338p; 11 lambs 19.5kg at £67.00 = 344p; Maghera producer 18 lambs 21.9kg at £76.20 = 348p.

Store lambs: Draperstown producer 12 lambs 17.25kg at £64.20 = 372p; Dungannon producer 59 lambs 18.25kg £65.60 = 360p; Dungiven producer 14 lambs 18kg at £64.50 = 358p; Garvagh producer 5 lambs 16.5kg at £59.00 = 357p; Maghera producer 11 lambs 14.5kg at £52.00 = 359p; Coleraine producer 3 lambs 13.25kg at £45.00 = 340p; Draperstown producer 8 lambs 17kg at £59.50 = 350p; Garvagh producer 15 lambs 16kg at £57.00 = 356p; 14 lambs 18kg at £65.50 = 364p.

Ewes: Garvagh producer 1 Texel at £75.